Did you even try to find the answer yourself? You don't need a TSA person to reply; the answer is readily available online. I found the answer on the TSA website within 1 minute; just do an Internet search on "TSA Rules." Anyway, TSA's website is:Any TSA people on the forum that can answer that?
Don't under estimate a bezel strike with a Surefire!And I would rather stick someone in the eye with a pen than a flashlight. More concentrated point and less to push through.
I've felt the pain in training. Don't want to feel it in real life. I was only referring soley to penetration. The E2DL bezel (though I don't have one) is very nice. The 6P is a little more chunky though.I just returned from Mexico & carried a Surefire light on my person & another in my go bag, that travels with me on ALL the flights. There are NO problems taking a light on your person or carry on.....
At Reagan, they did try to take the safety scissors in my first aid kit (it's a large kit), but a supervisor (called at my request) told them it was OK. No problem at ANY of the other airports here or in Mexico.
Don't under estimate a bezel strike with a Surefire!
Thank you for your trite response. I always like the resident know it all who belittles others with their superior knowledge, unless I am reading it wrong. To answer your question, I did look at the TSA website, thank you very much, and as you have hammered home, flashlights aren't on the list. However, I asked about a specific model with a bezel that is designed and advertised to be a strike weapon. Didn't see that CLARIFIED in the TSA area. Before I threw it in a bag and then had them confiscate a $200 flashlight they considered a "weapon" I thought I would pose it here. Sorry if it was a bother for you to look it up only to provide me with information I already had. Thus I was hoping a TSA person could share their opinion on the matter.Did you even try to find the answer yourself? You don't need a TSA person to reply; the answer is readily available online. I found the answer on the TSA website within 1 minute; just do an Internet search on "TSA Rules." Anyway, TSA's website is:
TSA: Prohibited Items
Flashlights are NOT listed as prohibited items. I've flown with flashlights many times. I could see how an overzealous TSA agent might identify certain types of lights (such as a metal bodied mini-mag light) as kubatons, but that's streching things a bit. If that happened, I would ask to speak to a supervisor and have him show me where in the rules flashlights are forbidden, and ask him why pens and pencils aren't kubatons.