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Posted: 5/31/2003 7:03:27 AM EDT
I am in the market for the above mentioned items, a new pair of glove and a new flashlight. I currently use Hatch 'Register' gloves, which are leather glove with the 100% Kevlar lining. These are nice and short, and when worn on my hands just barely cover past my hands onto my wrist area. I really like the 'shortness' of these gloves. However, they are over 2 years old and need to be retired to the trunk to be used as spares. I am leaning towards getting away from the leather outer shell for my new pair. I really like the new neoprene/lycra/synthetic material 'new wave' gloves. I was looking at the Hatch Specialist, hatch Operator(Shorty), Hatch Streetguard, and the Hatch Posi-Patrolman, just to name a few. Gall's also makes some nice looking tactical synthetic material gloves. Any suggestions on what to look for and get??? What has/does everyone on the list use that they like? Next is flashlights. I currently use a Surefire 8X on my duty belt. I rarely, if ever, take my Maglite light out of my squad. The 8X is a GREAT light. I have replaced the battery one time in the 3 years I have owned it. I beat the flashlight up and the bulb has never broken. I will continue to use it as a backup light, even before I take out my Maglite. I am looking for a small tactical light. I am going to wear both lights on my belt. One for primary and one for backup. I am not sure yet if I want to stick with a light which uses a rechargable battery or try a light which uses a disposable battery. I am a huge Surefire light fan, but might be pursuaded to use another brand if needed. I like the Surefire Z2, 6Z and 9Z Combatlights, but am still very undecided. What is everyone using out there for their primary duty belt mounted light?? Any info, input, and suggestions are welcome.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 5:31:27 PM EDT
Streamlight makes a model called the "Stinger" that fits in an Asp Baton holder. I have a car charger in my car that charges both the light and carries an extra battery. My preference is the rechargable battery. Saves me money in the long run. These lights, batteries, and chargers are also in the Galls catalog. If you have a local police supply, check there too.
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 3:27:18 AM EDT
Good call, FireDog. That is what we use here, the Stinger with the ASP plastic SideBreak baton holder is a great setup. As for gloves, the Blackhawk neoprene are a good choice and seem to outlast the Hatch. Only problem is they do not provide stab/cut protection like the Kevlar lined.
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 6:07:37 AM EDT
I currently have a dept. issued Stinger and a E2 Executive that I keep in my pocket. I also have a M3 on my Glock and a M97 that I picked up for $50 on my AR. I am waiting to get the 9AN that I ordered to replace the Stinger. It's a little spendy, but at least its not out of my own pocket. (Uniform Allowance) The nice thing about the 9AN is the ability to switch to the 20 lumen bulb for searching vehicles and close areas, which also extends the battery life before you have to switch to a fresh one. I would definitely recommend having a rechargeable as the primary light, because of the cost to replace the lithium batteries. From now on, any light I get will be a Surefire. They are the best light out there. I know quite a few guys that went with the G2. The M2 and M3 lights look pretty good, depending on how much you want to spend and how much light output you're looking for.
Link Posted: 6/5/2003 6:36:09 PM EDT
I personally like the blackhawk S.O.L.A.G. gloves. they offer excellent wrist support and great for tactical environments. I believe now they make them in kevlar. I just wish they had them in OD green.
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