How do you carry your flashlight?
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March 26th, 2019 06:27 PM
How do you carry your flashlight?
I'm looking for a way to EDC a flashlight and I'm trying to figure out a way to incorporate it. Here is my current EDC layout.
Front right pocket: keys, knife
Front left pocket: wallet, cellphone
Both back pockets: empty and I'd like to keep them that way to prevent hip problems.
Gun on my right hip
2 spare mags on my left hip
The only practical way I can think is to get a custom holster for 1 mag and the flashlight. I'm also considering getting some "tactical" or "EDC" pants from someone like 5.11 and using one of the extra pockets for the flashlight.
How do you carry a flashlight? Any other suggestions?
March 26th, 2019 07:29 PM
I carry the Surefire Tactician light which has an extremely stout pocket clip. Outstanding light and the only one I have ever carried that I believe the clip will never break or deform. I am right handed and carry the Tactician in the left rear slash pocket of my 5.11 Taclite Pro pants. I don't ever know that it is there. I've owned quite a few different lights - mostly Surefires - and this one is the best light I have ever owned.
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March 26th, 2019 07:47 PM
I used to have a zip tie on a belt loop for that. But that was when I was using 3 cell mag lite. Now, I stick it in my left front pocket.
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March 26th, 2019 08:37 PM
Left front pocket for me. I'm right handed.
March 26th, 2019 09:04 PM
Right leg pocket of my Carhartt's.
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March 26th, 2019 09:12 PM
I don’t carry one on me. Have a couple in the truck that are at hand reach and several through out home including one on night stand. Just don’t have enough pockets in a pair of jeans for everything.
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March 26th, 2019 10:47 PM
Pouch on off side of belt...use it all day long...appx 345 lumens.
March 26th, 2019 10:56 PM
Left pocket. In 2 pocket pouch the other pocket has spare mag.
March 26th, 2019 11:28 PM
I keep mine in my console.
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March 26th, 2019 11:44 PM
I carry a Streamlight Stinger as my primary light. It stays in a "belt light loop" on my belt. Older pocket dump pictured.
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March 26th, 2019 11:51 PM
Fenix PD 32 in my rt. front jeans pocket. I don't leave home without it.
March 27th, 2019 12:02 AM
Left front, right front
Right rear pocket
Usually there is a spare magazine stuck on the magnet of the money clip, but the jeans I wore today have small front pockets.
The flashlight is an inexpensive 120 lumin LED. Click on and off with an adjustable beam. Bought 5 of them for $10. I carry one, my brother carries one and there is one on both 4 wheelers. Kept one as a spare, but haven't needed it yet.
I have much better lights available, but none that are as convenient to carry every day all day. This one is two years old and has been used and abused every day. Runs on a single AA battery with about a 10 hour run time.
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March 27th, 2019 01:57 AM
Left front pocket. I have several different ones depending on what I’m doing.
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March 27th, 2019 05:28 AM
Please tell me you don't carry all of that at once.
Originally Posted by Pete63
March 27th, 2019 05:49 AM
Clipped in front left pocket. Streamlight 1L-1aa. A good light is important, I would definitely ditch a 3rd mag to make room for one if that's the best way for you. You could always go fanny pack!!😆
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