GUN Flashlight suggestions...

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  1. ZeroSkillet

    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    What flashlight you guys suggest to carry?

    I was taking a look at Surefire G2 LED or the E1B Backup LED
     
  2. spankaveli

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    Pocket? Belt? Bag?
     
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    Streamlight Polytac LED. 120 Lumens, $32 online. I've got two and I like them a lot.
     
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    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    ultrafire c1 q5-wc
     
  5. phoenixTX

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    Another vote for the Streamlight PolyTac. I have a few of them ... they are pretty inexpensive at $35 and are comparable to a G2 LED.
     
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    I'd take the PolyTac over a G2LED as well, for that size of a flashlight. If you're looking to pocket carry it, I've had good luck with my Fenix lights. They make 'em small and bright.
     
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    I carry a Surefire E2DL yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
     
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    the cheap coleman at walmart is like 20 -30 bucks and 100 or 120 lumens i can't remember.

    it doesn't hold up as well as a high end brand but if it's not gonna see much abuse might as well save a few bucks

    if you want a good light i suggest looking at some Fenix products, great quality but for much less money than surefire!
     
  9. ZeroSkillet

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    Awesome suggestions....this will be a pocket carry mostly.
     
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    $19 and 80 lumes. Runs on 3 aaa's. Works good, a little big though.
     
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    What do you guys use to carry the polytac?
     
  12. spankaveli

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    Fenix LD10.
     
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    i was close lol, couldn't remember, i put 1 of them in each of my cars jsut for a cheap back up flash light (i'm a bit paranoid in general so there is also a big ass 3 D cell mag light in each car lol)
     
  14. ZeroSkillet

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    I like the fenix....can't make up my mind now between fenix or polytac
     
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    polytac is kinda big for pocket carry. I would go with E1B
     
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    Yeah, I don't EDC a polytac. It's simply a good tactical flashlight for the money. I keep a couple around house and one mounted on my primary carbine.

    Keep in mind that the diameter of a polytac is only 7/8" so you will need one of the smaller light mounts or a spacer in a 1" mount.
     
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    Polytac sounds similar to the fenix e20 and pelican 2360. Is it 2xAA?
     
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    It's a direct competitor to the G2 LED. Polymer, 2x CR123, but brighter at 120 Lumens.


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    Is there anything 120+ lumens and fairly rugged that anyone would recommend that doesn't take the CR234 batteries?

    I like my G2, should have gotten the LED, but hate the CR batteries. If I can get the same run time out of 3 AAA's or a couple AA's, I would much rather spend 10 bucks for 12 of them as opposed to 5-6 for two CR's.
     
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    Fucking dealextreme has been out of the LED drop-in I want for the G2 forever :mad:
     
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    I have an LED that can fit the 6P...will that work for you? I don't need it.

    BTW I EDC a SureFire E2DL. FUcking love it. Keep it in the pocket of my Carharrt.
     
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    That'll work :bowdown:
     
  23. Keesh

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    AA/AAA lightss cant output the same amount of light as CR123s

    The surefire's are less than $2/ea and have a long shelf life. Buy a couple boxes and call it a day. http://www.surefire.com/12-Pack-Batteries
     
  24. Hibidi-Shibidi

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    The self life doesn't much matter to me as I can go through a pair of them in a week. I know the G2 not having the LED in it is a BIG part of that, but I can't seem to find the LED anywhere right now. I thought about editing and clarifying about the AA and AAA. It doesn't necessarily have to be AA/AAA. I use the light in the car and while doing construction and wiring for the most part. I have one of those Energizer head lamps and it seems to be doing pretty well.

    I was just asking here to see if anyone had any suggestions for a better product than what I'm using. I'm all for upgrading tools.
     
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