Do You Carry A Flashlight?
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Do You Carry A Flashlight?
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8
Exactly when and where I'm going out usually determines which light and where I carry it.
I have several small "tactical" lights. The two that see the most work currently are an E2e from Surefire and a Streamlight rechargeable, which is the same size as a Surefire 6P.
The Streamlight gets most of the use when I'm riding on the ambulance, or when I'm looking for a light to carry on my belt.
When I'm running on the truck, I also have a larger Streamlight Strion light, that I carry in my gear bag. Use it when I know I'm gonna be working in the dark (the scene of an MVA or something for example.)
But yeah, I'm more likely to have a flashlight on me then I am to have a firearm...only because I still spend time in NJ... the only tool I have more often then the flashlight is my knife :)
Firefighter / EMT - Always Ready. Ever Willing.
~Never do anything that you don't want to have to explain to the paramedics...~
So far, I have a maglite with the l.e.d add-on for computer work and then I just bought a surefire E1L for limo jobs. Its great when I have a drunk (makes 'em think you're a cop) or when I have to search the back of the limo to make sure none of the drunk bachelors dropped a wallet, a wedding ring (yes, it happens), or any other valuable.
When it's headed towards dusk I carry one and I have a light mounted on my XD45 when I go to bed
"[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
They are left in full possession of them."
Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." ~Alexander Hamilton
Wherever I go, my Surefire L2 follows behind me clipped to my back pocket
Gun control is hitting what you aim at...
I wear a neck knife 24/7, and on the ball chain I have a Photon Freedom Doug Ritter version Microlight. So that one is always with me, although I remove it for showers and swimming. (Its water resistance is not perfect.)
Apart from that, I wear a nylon belt holster with either a MiniMagLED or a SureFire E1L Outdoorsman. All the time. They come in very handy.
Surefire 6p LED
H&K P2000SK .40 V3 (X2 Tactical Light)
Glock 26 (Lasermax)
S&W 642 (Crimson Trace)
Kel Tec P3AT
Always carry one, even in places where I can't carry a firearm!
Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.-Seneca
"If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. If I have a gun, what do I have to be paranoid about?" -Clint Smith
"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Jeff Cooper
Carry a Surefire G2Z. Have Surefire G2s in both vehicles and at several points around the house. On my primary home defense handgun (Kimber Desert Warrior), I have an Insight M3X.
The Surefire G2 is a great bargain at under $40. It's a great gift to give, too. People who've never looked at anything other than the standard D-cell lights are always amazed.
"We're paratroopers. We're supposed to be surrounded!" Dick Winters
I carry a flashlight everywhere I go.
Usually a Coast Cutlery Tach Torch. It's a LED light, very bright and well focused beam. Runs on 3 AAA batteries that last a good long time. That is my every day carry flashlight. I have a Surefire G2 that I carry when I am out with the family.
My wife also carries a flashlight. Hers is a Surefire G2. She carries it every day.
The CCW class I took showed us some really neat tricks with the flashlight and I haven't been without my Surefire since
Got a maglight , but will get my G2 tomorrow with a speedholster.. Flashlights are great to carry even if you dont carry a gun.