Everyday carry flashlight

Discussion in 'CCW & Open Carry' started by shadow460, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. shadow460

    shadow460 Member

    I just ordered the Solitaire LED. This time next week, I should know how well it fits into my pocket dump.
  2. Razzle

    Razzle Member

    I realize this is an old thread, but I thought it would be interesting to see if anyone has upgraded their flashlight in the wake of newer technology.

    I certainly have. For the last few years, I've kept a Nebo Slyde (300 lumens) in my truck. But I recently bought a Klarus ST10 (the new version) which is much smaller, produces 1100 lumens, and it's rechargeable with my Android charger - or any other micro USB charger. While I'll still use the Slyde, I'll probably buy a few more Klarus flashlights to keep around the house, in the wife's car, and other places.

  3. ArmyScout

    ArmyScout Supporting Member

    I have a TC800 tactical flash light. I keep it in a small dresser beside the bed at home, and take it with me going out after dark

    TNTRAILERTRASH Supporting Member

    When I slide under a trailer it takes too long for my eyes to adjust to see if I am really properly hooked to a trailer. My flash light makes it instantaneous.
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  5. AGuyNamedMike

    AGuyNamedMike Lifetime Supporter

    I've carried a NiteCore IFD2 for many years. It uses AAs and has a pretty neat control ring for changing modes, no tapping out morse code to get to the desired brightness level. One of my rules for EDC flashes is that they use common batteries, no CR123s here. I use Panasonic (formerly Sanyo) Eneloop Pro ULSD rechargeables with no issues. It is getting a little long in the tooth though, so I have been poking around candlepowerforums looking for a replacement.
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  6. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

    NE Utah
    CR 123's ARE common. Every gas station, every grocery store, every anything store has them.
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  7. AGuyNamedMike

    AGuyNamedMike Lifetime Supporter

    To me common means I can pull them from clocks, thermostats, remote controls, and toys if need be so I can have a working light without going to the store.
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  8. Razzle

    Razzle Member

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  9. TheLASwamp

    TheLASwamp Member

    I have a Fenix and a Maglite in my truck. I have a Streamlight attached to my carbine.
  10. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Every few years I get a new flashlight as the technology improves. This last Christmas I asked for, and SWMBO gave me, a Streamlight ProTac HL-X. I like the control system better than the last, and it's brighter with a more efficient circuit. Might be more durable too but all the former lights are still working just fine so what's more durable that "still working?"

    Peace favor your sword,
  11. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

    NE Utah
    Wait...you can do that? Seems like I am always putting batteries INTO those things, they are NEVER full batteries when I need them...so I'm definitely NOT counting on them at all.
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    TNTRAILERTRASH Supporting Member

    Just looking at the S&W site. 2100 lumens anyone? https://store.smith-wesson.com/delta-force-fs-10
    Smith & Wesson® Delta Force® FS-10
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    • EASE OF USE: With the ON/OFF button located on the recessed tail cap, this flashlight is easy to use and utilizes a memory retention function to quickly return to the last mode setting
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  13. panoz77

    panoz77 Member

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  14. At this point I carry these three items in my left pocket:
    • Maglite Solitaire led flashlight (red)
    • Swiss Army Tinker (1.4603)(red)
    • Fisher (400RC) Planet Bullet Space Pen(red)
    In this:
    • Diodrio (EDC5-KFP-CN) EDC leather pocket organizer - chestnut
    In my right pocket I carry the Benchmade Mini Freek (565BK)
    Gotta figure how to "red" this thing up a bit.

    I am a CCW holder, but in rural WI, I just don't see a reason,,,for now.
  15. missiledefender

    missiledefender Supporting Member

    One of those Atomic Beams that you see on TV. They're pretty good, cheap and take a rechargeable battery or two 123 (Surefire) Batteries. They also have a strike bezel so on the off chance you have to brain someone....it's doable.
  16. Streamlight Micro Stream AAA USB. USB rechargeable very light weight, and focusable. Lightweight is a plus as I am on my feet all day. Good to search in the back of the store room for hard to find stuff.

    PS: Can someone jot this down for the files so we don't keep reviving a 6 year old thread?
  17. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

    I have a specially made 2 level light, it ALWAYS turns on low beams when you fire up. The momentary pushbutton then goes high beam, no strobe. Single A123 cell or 16340 (iirc) which is the same physical size unless it has the protection circuit. The LOW is 5 lumens. the High is 300 Lumens. It is a "tactical light" with a clip suitable for an M16-A1 front tower sight, the "always low" on setting is so you don't give away your position with a brilliant torch. Or ruin your night vision inadvertently. Nifty little lights, I got 2 of them from "Fight Fast" which is like a click bait survival gear seller. I buy only the most pertinent items, and pretty pleased with all the ones I hand picked.
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