How do you carry your flashlight?

How do you carry your flashlight?

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    Question How do you carry your flashlight?

    I have been carrying a surefire E1L in my front pocket for a couple of years now,but since I've stopped carrying my bug on my ankle in favor of weak side front pocket I'm out of pockets.I need to be able to get the light with my left hand(right side is strong side).I have also picked up a C2 hoping to use it.So basically I'm open for sugestions. Thanks.


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    ....an HBE Leatheworks magazine/light pouch...others make the same thing; I think you can get one made by Mitch Rosen (without the wait) direct from Dillon Precision (the blue catalog reloading guys.)
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    I rigged up a neat little invention to carry my extra magazine or a flashlight on my belt. It's elastic strapping sewn into a loop, slipped over my belt. Vouila
    Magloop (Small).jpgnam0002 (Small).JPG

    P.S. I have some strapping left if anyone wants one. PM me your email address and I'll email you my postal address. I guess a crisp new $2.00 bill each in your 41¢ SASE should be fair?

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    LMO... Neat Idea! Seems secure enough.
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    Very cool idea L.M.O. I'm in the market for a mag/flashlight carrier but haven't commited to purchase anyone yet.

    Most of the time my light rides in a weakside pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    LMO... Neat Idea! Seems secure enough.
    Snug as a bug in a rug. Easy access as well with no dropped equipment. Not designed for fast "re-holstering" tho, Just loop it in with your belt where you want to carry the equipment.
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    mostly i just put flashlight in back pocket.some times holstered on belt.
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    Galls

    I have been using as AKER combo mag/flashlight I picked up from the Galls catalog about 8 yrs ago for reasonable money. Worth taking a look.



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    Quote Originally Posted by LastManOut View Post
    I rigged up a neat little invention to carry my extra magazine or a flashlight on my belt. It's elastic strapping sewn into a loop, slipped over my belt. Vouila
    Magloop (Small).jpgnam0002 (Small).JPG

    P.S. I have some strapping left if anyone wants one. PM me your email address and I'll email you my postal address. I guess a crisp new $2.00 bill each in your 41¢ SASE should be fair?

    Where did you get your elastic strapping.
    My wife is going to make some for me.

    I have something like that from JSHolsters.com - We don't do pretty. We do practical.. you might want to sew a tab on it so you can pull the tab easier to insert the flashlight. I wear mine every day.

    One other recommendation would to put the light end of the flashlight the other way (towards your 9 O'clock). That way, when you draw your flashlight, you are not putting your hand directly out front (where your muzzle might be while you are drawing).
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    I use the GALCO F.L.C. flashlight holder.

    LMO, your idea looks pretty snazzy, too.

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    A lower pocket in cargo pants and shorts works for me. Since I'm retired I don't have to, (and refuse) to wear "dress up" clothing.

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    I keep mine in my weak side pocket next to my phone. Those mag/light carriers looks pretty nice though. I may have to get one when I start carrying my auto loader instead of my revolver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sojourner View Post

    Where did you get your elastic strapping.
    My wife is going to make some for me.

    I have something like that from JSHolsters.com - We don't do pretty. We do practical.. you might want to sew a tab on it so you can pull the tab easier to insert the flashlight. I wear mine every day.

    One other recommendation would to put the light end of the flashlight the other way (towards your 9 O'clock). That way, when you draw your flashlight, you are not putting your hand directly out front (where your muzzle might be while you are drawing).
    I got it online but had to order a lot more than I needed, thats the reason for making extras for anyone that wants 'em.

    If you want one, I can cover the shipping, It's just a stamp. I figure 2 bucks is fair price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LastManOut View Post
    I got it online but had to order a lot more than I needed, thats the reason for making extras for anyone that wants 'em.

    If you want one, I can cover the shipping, It's just a stamp. I figure 2 bucks is fair price.
    I appreciate your kind offer. My wife is crafty and has a sewing machine. She was looking for material so she could make mine for me. She hadn't found any material. I was hoping you had a name or a link to the material you ordered. That way, I could order the material and have my wife make mine from the material (they do stretch and go out of shape after a while).

    If you have a product name or a link to the material, that would be great.

    Again, thanks.

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