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Posted: 9/1/2005 8:19:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 8:23:44 AM EDT
Maglite?

Trying to make a Maglite tactical is like camoflaging your Pinto.

Pony up for a Streamlight or Surefire.

Sorry... had to, Tweak.



Link Posted: 9/1/2005 8:26:34 AM EDT
Believe there is an option for a "stacked" rechargeable battery pack for the maglight. I may be thinking of the Streamlight, but dont see why it wouldnt work the same. If not, ol trusty electrical tape should do the job to keep them together without issue.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 8:51:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 11:42:19 AM EDT
If you have the D-cell mag light, chunk it. Otherwise, you should have the Nickle Ca. battery which is a "stick" and should not be making any noise at all.

Are you using a non-rechargable D-cell powered light?? Even so, the batteries should not be moving at all. Take it apart and see what falls out .
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 12:05:47 PM EDT
Be sure the extra light bulb in the cap is surrounded by foam.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 12:29:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Schulze:
Be sure the extra light bulb in the cap is surrounded by foam.



Did not think of that, you may be right on target.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 5:06:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bowhntr6pt:

Originally Posted By Schulze:
Be sure the extra light bulb in the cap is surrounded by foam.



Did not think of that, you may be right on target.



That's what my problem was. FWIW....I carry a Surefire 9N on my belt, 99% of the time when I am getting out of the squad, my rechargable maglite goes with me. It makes a much better impact tool than the 9N, it's heavy and I have a rep on the PD of nailing fleeing shitbags with it, thus ending the footchase.


Sheep
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 6:17:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 6:18:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 8:53:29 PM EDT
definately the bulb.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:41:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 3:42:30 AM EDT by SanTifiQue]
try checking to make sure your "extra" bulb has foad around it.

i know those mag's come with extra bulbs in the back screw off part.

otherwise your just gonna have to crawl!

edited:

sorry im ReTaRdEd. i didnt see the above post!
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 4:26:12 AM EDT
Take a regular sheet of paper. Form it into a tube around the batteries so that the batteries fit in the tube tight and the whole paper/battery tube fits tight in the maglight. Trim it to size, tape it up, and slide it into the maglight. No more battery rattle.

If you can get ahold of the plastic sheets that are used for classroom overhead projectors, they work great and are pretty durable.

And, as has already been said, make sure your spare bulb is secure.

Dave
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:55:49 AM EDT
I have a mag light in my patrol bag...and it stays there. I keep my surefire on my belt - cant use the maglite as an impact tool anyways.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 10:41:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 10:55:01 AM EDT
I put small pieces of paper along the side walls. It makes the battery have a tight fit.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 1:07:37 PM EDT
Aww jeez guys, just get a plastic straw next time your in the local rob & go.
Cut it to length and stick it between the inside of mag light and batteries, repeat as needed.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 1:14:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 7:46:52 PM EDT
If you are going to carry the D-Cell maglite, at least upgrade it with an LED bulb. Much briter, whiter light. Plus it will last a long long time if you duties include traffic details at accidents and the like.

Regards,
Gary
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 2:32:11 AM EDT
Can't carry a maglite anymore,(againts dept. rules) but on the bright side, the steamlite is easy to carry,light,doesn't make noise,very bright light,some guys carry two, on the down side, I can't refer to my flashlight as the hammer of thor anymore.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 2:40:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SheepDog_556:

Originally Posted By Bowhntr6pt:

Originally Posted By Schulze:
Be sure the extra light bulb in the cap is surrounded by foam.



Did not think of that, you may be right on target.



That's what my problem was. FWIW....I carry a Surefire 9N on my belt, 99% of the time when I am getting out of the squad, my rechargable maglite goes with me. It makes a much better impact tool than the 9N, it's heavy and I have a rep on the PD of nailing fleeing shitbags with it, thus ending the footchase.


Sheep



Does it really make.......you know..........that sound?
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 9:56:03 AM EDT
I was given the tip by an old timer about using a bicycle ineer tube to make a "battery condom" that ended about halfway down the ends of the "top" and "bottom" batteries.

Kinda a pain to get in & out but it keeps rotting batteries in check, and quiets the "battery rattlery "
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 2:35:04 PM EDT
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