Carrying a flashlight during daylight

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    I always have a light with me...anything can happen...I'd rather have it and not need it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Longbow View Post
    I carry my E2D surefire all the time, clips into left front pocket. ...
    Have you had any problems where the end caps just quit working for you. I.e., not being able to turn the light on or off? My second one just failed on me and I am waiting for a 3rd tailcap from surefire. And I don't abuse the light.

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    I have a Surefire G2Z that goes with me just about everywhere. I also have a Garrity LED that I carry around. I wind up using that one the most since it uses cheap AAA batteries unlike the Surefire that uses the 123A's.
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    Let me see, today I had a Fenix L0D on my keychain, a Fenix L2D CE, a Fenix T1 and a Surefire 6P with my brand new Malkoff drop-in. I don't usually carry the Surefire as it is my AR light, but I just received the package from Mr. Malkoff on my way out the door and I wanted to play with it at work. The L0D is essentially my very bright keychain light, the L2D CE is my utility flashlight and the T1 is my tactical flashlight. I wear flashlights more than I do guns, because I can't wear guns all the time and everywhere. Flashlights make nice kubatons as well as having temporary blinding power.

    I am a flashlightaholic and have always been amazed by how light works. I've had the power go out at work several times over the years giving me further reason to always carry. Plus if it is light outside, it may still be dark outside. What's even more, half of a 24 hour day the sun is on the far side of the planet.

    When there is no light but the one in your hand, everyone else has no choice but to accept the fact that you literally have "the power". If the power went out in the mall for five minutes and there were no lights except mine, I could then die happy.
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    I for sure carry one ALL the time day or night. Reason is I was working in a building i was not familier with (an old school), had to go to the basement in order to find the D-Mark (phone stuff) and i kid you not, the power went out at least in the basement for whatever reason!

    I was kinda freakin out because I couldn't see my hand in front of my face and had no real idea of the room layout like you would if it was your house or something. Broiler was down there, lot's of miscellanious school stuff, desks, etc, all over the place. I was praying I had my light with me, nope, couldn't be that smart or lucky. Back then i may or may not of had it with me, today i have it with me period.

    Yes, i survived and no zombies where trying to get me but i was helpless without a light.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti Carry View Post
    Yes, i survived and no zombies where trying to get me but i was helpless without a light.

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    I carry a Brinkman Maxxfire in my long pocket in carpenter jeans or in a Galco light holder. I bought two duty gear light holders but they fit a Surefire or Stinger so I'm going to get a Cabela's Surefire knock-off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sojourner View Post
    Have you had any problems where the end caps just quit working for you. I.e., not being able to turn the light on or off? My second one just failed on me and I am waiting for a 3rd tailcap from surefire. And I don't abuse the light.
    None at all, I have had it for about 6 months and I am always playing with it and blinding my self all the time
    It's been great!
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    I carry my E2D and have a 6P LED in my briefcase or rucksack...as I work in a darkened room without windows.
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    For years I've carried a flashlight anytime I have my pants on. Used mine just a minute ago to look under the stove. I carry a Fenix L1T V2.0. It's small and light enough (runs off a single AA) to carry inconspicuously and comfortably on the belt and bright enough (90 lumens) to be a decent tactical light as well.

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    I carry my Tach Torch every day in the daylight or night time. It is always with me no matter what.

    Why you ask? For one, I use it at work a good deal but I don't have to have a flashlight that is as bright as the Tach Torch is for work. I use it at work because I don't want to carry 2 flashlights.

    For another reason, have you every been in a large store when the power went out? Stuck in a tunnel in traffic? Had to look into a dark space some time for something? I used it today to signal my wife where I and the kinds were inside a Costco store. We were at the back of the store and she was almost at the front of the store trying to figure out where we were. She saw the light blinking and knew immediately it was us.

    There are many reasons why you should always have a flashlight with you. A good, bright one. I prefer the high output LED type myself but a good Xenon light is a good option too.
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    I always carry a Gerber 1 AA LED in a pocket holster with my extra mag for my P3AT. When carrying my primary then I add my Cyclops.
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    There is a small LED attached with my keys that is with me whenever my keys are with me which is almost always.
    That is usually the only accessory light that I have with me in daylight just in case we have a surprise Solar Eclipse.
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    I carry a Garrity LED along w/my Gerber combo set. I work w/electronics most days and the light comes in very handy in tight spaces & in all lighting situations. I also have one in both my personal vehicles and my work truck.
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    Mini-mag 2-aa with a LED conversion kit.
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