Tactical flashlights

Tactical flashlights

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:43 pm

I never heard of tactical flashlight till recently. I just picked up this one for working in dark areas. I did some research prior to choosing this model. It uses easy to find and relatively inexpensive AA batteries rather than AAA which should provide slightly better life. Many of the new flashlight s use the CR123 battery which cost bout $10her for two.

There is a guy on the web with a flashlight review site. The Fenix LD20 is highly rated. Has a high and low beam, sos mode and I think a few others. I can light up the woods behind my house better than a 4D maglight with this Fenix
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Re: Tatical flashlights

PostBy: mooseman100 On: Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:07 pm

There are dozens of "tactical" flashlights out there. You can find them in the hunting world as well. What makes it tactical in my opinion is 1) the bright light, I would recommend nothing less than 150 lumens, over 200 is awesome. This will temporairly blind somebody from a close distance, which allows you time to run or better yet eliminate the threat. 2) they often have sharp edges on the bezel, lens cap. and often on the raer end, again fantastic for striking. If you can find one that has a strobe on it as well, fantastic. That is really disorienting. Everybody ought ot have a couple of these particularly by the night stand.
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Re: Tactical flashlights

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:24 pm

Nice taclight. Not all you need is a Picatinny rail mount to attach it to your favorite firearm.
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Re: Tactical flashlights

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:49 pm

What did that run you Cap??
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Re: Tactical flashlights

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:46 pm

Here are few of the big boy companies that been around for a long time military and Law enforcement

http://www.surefire.com/

http://www.streamlight.com/

http://www.eagletac.com/
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Re: Tactical flashlights

PostBy: Cap On: Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:31 pm

Cyber36 wrote:What did that run you Cap??


$55 including shipping from atlanta. Been using everyday on jobs. Works really well with two nickel cadium rechargables AA. Kind of expensive for everyday work use but I was tired of tapping the mag light and other cheap led light to make them work.
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Re: Tactical flashlights

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:08 pm

I found a good reliable everyday on the job lite is a pelican led..

tach i like the streamlite, sog has a cool one...
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Re: Tactical flashlights

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:18 pm

Hmm, sounded good at first, but 700 dollars for the Invicta is a little steep. I would spend about a hundred on a good tac light, but thats it.
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Re: Tactical flashlights

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:25 pm

I've got a couple Hellfighter lights. I cannot divulge any further information. :D You can feel the searing heat from this thing, & see through your eyelids at 10 feet away. Imagine a criminal coming into your home with giant, night adjusted pupils ... then getting his brain fried by one of these. :yes:

I would never be without one. You'll blind someone instantly, enabling you to do whatever it takes to ensure your & your loved one's survival.

I have 2 -- one big one, & another smaller one mounted to a ........ eerrr ....... device. ;)
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Re: Tactical flashlights

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:07 am

SMITTY wrote:I've got a couple Hellfighter lights. I cannot divulge any further information. :D You can feel the searing heat from this thing, & see through your eyelids at 10 feet away. Imagine a criminal coming into your home with giant, night adjusted pupils ... then getting his brain fried by one of these. :yes:

I would never be without one. You'll blind someone instantly, enabling you to do whatever it takes to ensure your & your loved one's survival.

I have 2 -- one big one, & another smaller one mounted to a ........ eerrr ....... device. ;)

looks good on the 870 I use them to on a few my Rem master keys they open anything up ;)
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Re: Tactical flashlights

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:58 am

I just bought the Quark Mini X Flashlight. 210 lumens and tiny.

For CR123 Batteries I have used the Titaniums at www.batteryjunction.com

$1 each and I have tested them as good in flashlights as a $5 Duracell!!

I keep about 60 Titaniums at all times as they have a shelf life of ten years.
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