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Posted: 10/23/2013 11:30:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/23/2013 11:32:39 AM EST by WRAW]
I am looking for a hand held flashlight that can be carried in my pocket for night time use to blind an attacker if needed.

I'm lookin to spend a good amount $$ ($150 -$250)

I saw surefire fury tactical single output but then i realized there are so many brands with more lumens.

I also like and prefer a single output light with most lumens and good runtime.

Are the lights with several outputs better than a single? the ones with 3 settings and sos and strobes?

what do y'all recommend?

I was looking at these
http://www.amazon.com/Fenix-Flashlight-without-Battery-Charger/dp/B00AHU5XQE

http://www.amazon.com/Surefire-P2X-Fury-Tactical-LED/dp/B0089G0QRE


Not sure if the Fenix brand would be too bulky for my pocket
Link Posted: 10/23/2013 11:45:17 AM EST
For $150-$200, you could get a few.

You willing to get into Li-Ion rechargeables for more output in a smaller package?

If so:

My Sunwayman V11R XL-M U2 throws 500LM on high, with a lithium IMR 16340 and it's just barely bigger than a lady's lipstick. $88 shipped sans batteries and charger.

I've got a Xeno EO3 that puts out 400LM in neutral white and that one runs on either an AA (for 150LM) or a ICR 14500. It costs about $33 shipped. It's thinner than a lipstick, but a half inch longer.

I just put a 530LM XM-L2 U2, 3-mode P60 drop-in from Redilast, into a SF 6P LED and run a Redilast 17670 ICR cell for some 'eye-melting' goodness. Those were $70, on top of the light, which was half off--$37.

Fenix PD32 here, but you can get PD35 for $70 shipped and that'll throw 850LM with 2xCR123s or one ICR 18650. It's got a strobe, too, for really screwing with somebody's eyes.

I could go on...ZebraLight SC600 II and its 750LM turbo mode, ShiningBeam I Mini with 260LM, which is smaller than a lipstick and only $30 bucks shipped.

These are all pocket lights and pretty tiny and light in weight, for the most part.

Chris
Link Posted: 10/23/2013 11:47:13 AM EST
I like my surefire fury tac. 500 lumens is plenty, and it's a bullet proof light.
Link Posted: 10/23/2013 1:01:39 PM EST
I'd suggest Elzetta or Malkoff Devices. IMO they are the best.
http://www.malkoffdevices.com/
http://www.elzetta.com/index.htm
Link Posted: 10/23/2013 1:08:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/23/2013 1:08:31 PM EST by sixnine]
This is probably big for your needs, but 4,100 lumens is real eye melting goodness. Says you can start fires and cook marshmallows too.


http://m.wickedlasers.com/torch

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Link Posted: 10/23/2013 3:26:12 PM EST
Klarus XT2C

Check it out.
Link Posted: 10/23/2013 4:50:44 PM EST
I use my flashlight at the bar my family owns. I've used it a few times with positive results. It's a Surefire C3 that I've had for years. I upgraded to bulb to a Malkoff M91A for 825 lum at turn on and then 750 continuous. Battery lasts for an hour of continuous on. It's bright. It floods the room with light.

The few times I've used it on drunks who are aggravated, they will stare at the light for a moment and then look the other way. They are usually too preoccupied with how their eyes hurt to remember why they were mad.

Surefire/Malkoff gets my vote. You could buy a Surefire used and buy the bulb ($90.00) and be in around the $160.00 mark

Another big thing for me was a simple on/off. No strobe or power levels. Just on/off
Link Posted: 10/23/2013 4:52:30 PM EST
The surefire p2x fury tactical is good, i prefer the dual action version in case i need regular light low lumen light and blinding light is just a click away. They also have the p3x that just caome out it is 1000 lumens and only like $175 which is pretty reasonable for what ya get, it is about 1.5" longer and uses 3 batteries vs 2, runtime is less but anytime you go with a high lumen output your runtime will suck. Another reason to go with the dual action light
Link Posted: 10/23/2013 4:58:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Soulrack223:
I'd suggest Elzetta or Malkoff Devices. IMO they are the best.
http://www.malkoffdevices.com/
http://www.elzetta.com/index.htm
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+1

I have a few surefires, an insight, and a couple no-names. Of those the Surefires are clear winners, but I was given an Elzetta 3-cell and it truly puts surefire to shame! You want to talk about bullet proof?

Link Posted: 10/23/2013 5:03:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/23/2013 5:04:14 PM EST by DonKey153]
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Originally Posted By Nick710:
Klarus XT2C

Check it out.
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^ They also make some (xt1a and xt1c) that are smaller with the same interface. My xt2c is getting relegated to bedside use once I can pick those up. It's just too big for edc.

The strobe on the klarus lights is very well executed imo.
Link Posted: 10/23/2013 5:55:35 PM EST
for a super low budget....a Solar Force L2M body for $12 and a Solar force 820lumen module, about $12 and a couple of good cr123 cells $5... takes a couple of weeks to get from Hong Kong... does not have the heat sink that my Malkoff does however

http://www.solarforceflashlight-sales.com/product_detail.php?t=FB&s=2&id=485

http://www.solarforceflashlight-sales.com/product_detail.php?t=RB&s=40&id=469
Link Posted: 10/23/2013 6:23:56 PM EST
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^ They also make some (xt1a and xt1c) that are smaller with the same interface. My xt2c is getting relegated to bedside use once I can pick those up. It's just too big for edc.

The strobe on the klarus lights is very well executed imo.
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Originally Posted By DonKey153:
Originally Posted By Nick710:
Klarus XT2C

Check it out.



^ They also make some (xt1a and xt1c) that are smaller with the same interface. My xt2c is getting relegated to bedside use once I can pick those up. It's just too big for edc.

The strobe on the klarus lights is very well executed imo.


Agreed. I have one on my chest rig. The user interface is very good for self defense situations.

Link Posted: 10/24/2013 6:30:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2013 6:35:59 PM EST by JHill]
3 Fenix TK11's from amazon for $69.50ea
1 for your AR, 1 for nightstand, 1 for your pocket
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 6:41:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By testosteroneOD:
I use my flashlight at the bar my family owns. I've used it a few times with positive results. It's a Surefire C3 that I've had for years. I upgraded to bulb to a Malkoff M91A for 825 lum at turn on and then 750 continuous. Battery lasts for an hour of continuous on. It's bright. It floods the room with light.

The few times I've used it on drunks who are aggravated, they will stare at the light for a moment and then look the other way. They are usually too preoccupied with how their eyes hurt to remember why they were mad.

Surefire/Malkoff gets my vote. You could buy a Surefire used and buy the bulb ($90.00) and be in around the $160.00 mark

Another big thing for me was a simple on/off. No strobe or power levels. Just on/off
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This.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 7:08:33 PM EST
Have you looked at EXTREME BEAM!
No I do not have one! Out of my price range! But so is any flash light at ($150 -$250)
Saw them on Blaze TV and You-Tube.


PITA45

PS If anyone has one how are they???

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