Need flashlight recommendation

This is a discussion on Need flashlight recommendation within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Any 4Sevens light all the way. That's pretty much all I will buy. I've had many Fenix, Surefire, Nitecore, and others. 4Sevens has a great ...

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    Any 4Sevens light all the way. That's pretty much all I will buy. I've had many Fenix, Surefire, Nitecore, and others. 4Sevens has a great warranty and better innovation than any of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dairycreek View Post


    I carry the Streamlight Stylus. Slim, easy to carry in a shirt pocket, great light and runs on regular batteries.
    +1 Streamlite Stylus pro, and has a lifetime warrenty. Mine is super tough too, stood up to alot of abuse, and still going strong. I paid $25 for mine. (Its my EDC light.)

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    Don't overlook JetBeam, Dereelight, or 4Sevens.

    Lots of good information on this website: http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/index.php?

    You can probably find great reviews and beamshots of the lights others have mentioned.
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    Anyone try the INOVA lights. I just ordered a T3.
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    I have a very bright light made by Insight, 150 Lumens and very well made. It is a little large, 6" long, but a great light. I am going to buy a smaller one think I will go with the Fenix.

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    See my post in "New cheap light". I have a Coleman (Walmart $18.88) 90 lumens. GREAT light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dairycreek View Post


    I carry the Streamlight Stylus. Slim, easy to carry in a shirt pocket, great light and runs on regular batteries.
    ive got the regular Stremalight Stylus Pro. it came with a sheath which i modified so i could carry it around my neck and i love it. it is also my EDC light and has come in handy more than once.
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    Surefire P6 with a Malkoff M60 lamp is a awesome light and one of my favorites. I want at least 120 lumen for a SD light, no strobe or other BS. I want a push button on/off.
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    I love my Nitecore Extreme...

    http://www.nitecore.com/goods_detail.php?id=8
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    If you enjoy doing your homework before spending your hard earned dollar check out Nutnfancy on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/nutnfanc.../0/mmKpDf8j4SM

    This guy does thorough and professional gear reviews IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coder View Post
    I travel all over the US and out. Since I can't take a gun or a knife some places I'm thinking that I should get a flashlight which, as far as I can tell, I can take everywhere.
    I am also someone who has traveled extensively outside the U.S. and realize that a quality EDC flashlight is vital for many different reasons. After much forum lurking and quite a bit of research, I settled on the Fenix PD30 for multiple reasons.


    Quote Originally Posted by Coder View Post
    - Easy to strobe
    On Turbo Mode: Full Click to power on, then an easy half click for Strobe Mode (1.5hr)

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    - Not crazy expensive
    Can be found for under $60

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    - Works for the wife (I'll get two)
    I don't have a wife, but I have a girlfriend, and she loves the Fenix PD 30 that I got her last year. She keeps it on the lanyard, and puts it in her jeans pocket with ease or latches in into her backpack.

    She was thrilled to tell me a story of how she was on a volcano hike in Guatemala and darkness closed in on her group. She pulled out her PD30 and she lit the way for a group of 8!

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    - Easy to carry on belt, etc.
    The Fenix PD30 comes with a standard clip, a lanyard and a simple nylon case/holster for a belt. For an extra $20 I also ordered the headband mount, and love that I don't have to use an el-cheapo headlight anymore when reading in a bus or assembling a campsite after dark. It is well worth the little extra to have the versatility to use my PD30 handsfree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coder View Post
    - Edges that will do some damage if required
    The front/bulb edge of the PD30 is not flat, and has a very slight bezel. I see this as a benefit, because it would still do plenty damage, and it would be EXTREMELY DIFFICULT for this flashlight to be construed as a weapon. Plenty of other models that are on the market with strike bezels make TSA or other security much more suspicious.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coder View Post
    - (Nice to have but not necessary) Ability to mount on rifle
    I have never tried to mount mine, but with a little Google-fu there looked to be plenty options including:

    http://www.fenixgear.com/flashlight/...Gun_Mount.html

    I have found that the last year having a light for EDC, I use it most out of all the tools that I carry with me. I have lost count on the numerous times that I have heard the comment: "Thank goodness you had that flashlight with you, we couldn't have found this/done this with just our cellphone LCDs."

    Another feature that I love about my PD30 is the fact that the button edge is flat, so if you need to stand it vertically, the light will throw off of a ceiling in a smaller room and light up everything quite well. I have used this feature countless times, including many cheaper hotels/hostels when traveling in South America where the installed lighting was overpowering and an eyestrain.

    Interestingly, you asked if Surefire is worth the price, and I have yet to see comments on this thread except that people own and are happy with their Surefires. I am sure they are nice products, but IMO they are overpriced, and Fenix offers comparable if not the same quality.
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    I love my Fenix PD30 so much I bought one for my dad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Engrs View Post
    If you enjoy doing your homework before spending your hard earned dollar check out Nutnfancy on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/nutnfanc.../0/mmKpDf8j4SM

    This guy does thorough and professional gear reviews IMHO.
    Been looking for a good light and I think I'm sold on the Fenix P3D,
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    I have been using the Surefire E2D LED Defender.

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    I would love to replace my Surefire E2e w/ an E2d. I cannot justify the purchase yet. But I love Surefire lights.
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