light or no light
This is a discussion on light or no light within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; so i know everybody carries , but was wondering how many and what kinds of light s if any do u carry ,has anybody ever ...
December 23rd, 2007 12:20 PM
light or no light
so i know everybody carries , but was wondering how many and what kinds of light s if any do u carry ,has anybody ever use the light as a definsive weapon and if so tell us about it
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December 23rd, 2007 12:26 PM
I carry a Brinkmann 1Watt LED----soft black rubber, switch in back-either momentary or on position, and the feature I like best of all--- it takes 3 AAA common batteries, not the expensive short little fat battery.
An ounce of lead is worth 200lbs of cop.
December 23rd, 2007 12:42 PM
I carry a Surefire L1. Used to carry the E2D, but I like the different light levels on the L1 better.
Once I had to use a Maglight 4 or 5 D cell lights to bonk someone over the head with while I was on a run (Paramedic), it knocked him out cold, and he ended up with a very large "goose egg", but was alright eventually. Good light for self defense, just very heavy to carry around all night.
Though I would like to see what the E2D cold do to a person, just hard to find volunteers.
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December 23rd, 2007 12:58 PM
Here's my favorite:
Available at a Walmart near you for $24.95 (3 watt LED). There's also a 1 watt version for $18.95. Runs on two AA batteries. I use Energizer rechargable NiMH AAs to keep battery costs to a minimum..
December 23rd, 2007 01:00 PM
I carry a Fenix P3D-Q5.
Easily slips in to my weak-side back pocket and has multiple modes of operation. Fenix claims 215 max lumens from this LED. While I might debate that claim, it is much much brighter than any of my Surefires.
December 23rd, 2007 01:10 PM
Well, back when I was working as a bouncer during college I used to keep a Surefire G2 handy. I still keep it around, although don't carry it much these days when I'm in civvies.
However, there were several instances when just shining the light in the eyes of a drunk were enough to get them to back down. And it may have happened to be in my hand as some were helped out the door by me if you catch my drift.
I'm not sure if thats the type of stuff you mean about using one in defense, but either way, a good flashlight is a valuable tool, and people should keep that in mind.
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December 23rd, 2007 01:12 PM
Surefire G2Z, my EDC flashlight.
"We're paratroopers. We're supposed to be surrounded!" Dick Winters
December 23rd, 2007 01:17 PM
Surefire G2-LED. It's an awsome light. I got the quick draw holster with it.
A good light on somebody lets them know you're not a sheep. You don't have to put it directly in their eyes for them to know this. If you do feel uneasy about someone approaching you, putting that G2 in their eyes is absolutely blinding. What a great advantage.
Besides tactical uses, a flashlight is just a great tool to have.
December 23rd, 2007 01:54 PM
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December 23rd, 2007 04:08 PM
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December 23rd, 2007 04:11 PM
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December 23rd, 2007 06:53 PM
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December 23rd, 2007 06:55 PM
Surefire 6P or M2, 120 lumen.
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December 23rd, 2007 06:58 PM
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December 23rd, 2007 07:14 PM
I have several tactical lights but the main ones I carry, especially in the winter months cause it's easier is a G3 with the 200 lumen HO lamp or the Z2 combat light with a 120lumen lamp. Normally I have an E1e in my front pocket also for other duties but I like to keep/carry the tac lights at the highest lumes possible and do not use them other than if I really need them or need the extra light to see something.
I am tempted to pick up the G2 LED also, look's like a nice little light with a long run time.
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