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    Buying a new flashlight????

    Which ones should I be looking at???

    Right now I'm looking at the Streamlight Stinger, that is rechargable... Any others that are out there that should be considered...
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    I am partial to the Streamlight Strion it is smaller than the stinger and I have two that I change out while the other is charging.
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    We are issued the Stinger XT and it is alright. I would recommend whole heartedly what ever you get it has the on/off on the end cap.

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    Are you looking for an incandescent (Stinger) or a led light? How much are you willing to spend? If your looking at a led I recomend the Pelican 7060 rechargable . I have one and it's what I'm carrying on my duty belt. PM me if your interested and I can give you more information.
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    I have the strion, XT, and LED.

    The strion is great because of its size, but the on/off switch in the tail cap has had to be replaced twice.

    The LED is my fav. because of it's brightness, but is useless in a smoke filled room or fog.

    The XT is really a back up to my back up light so it doesn't get much use.

    I also have the Pelican M6 Lithum light. Not rechargable but its a pretty good light as far as durablility.

    Sure Fire also makes a good light but not real sure if they have a rechargable.
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    I have a friend who is a streamlight rep. He hooked me up with a dual switch LED Stinger with a strobe feature. It is kick ass. I suggest the one with the dual switch for different operating options.

    The strobe is distracting and annoying as hell... I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannibal View Post
    The strobe is distracting and annoying as hell... I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlaw View Post
    I am partial to the Streamlight Strion it is smaller than the stinger and I have two that I change out while the other is charging.
    I don't like the Strion as anything but a backup light... It's small enough to carry on your belt even on dayshift, and it's bright enough -- but I just found that it was too small to tuck under my arm while I'm doing something else. Also, while the momentary switch in the endcap is OK (not great), trying to turn the endcap to get the light to stay on was a pain in the ass.

    The Stinger is more practical, in my opinion. (The Strion is nearly or as bright!)

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    If you want to learn even more about lights take a look at CandlePower Forums http://www.candlepowerforums.com/
    There are quite a few cops on there that post information. I just bought a Pelican 7060, so I am partial to that right now.

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    Thanks for all the info!!
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    Surefire L7

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

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    I am somewhat of a light freak. I have a Surefire x200A on my duty weapon. I carry a big old SL20 in my vehicle. I am partial to the Surefire E2E Executive. It is my go to light when my big Streamlight SL20 isn't on me. And I carry a backup to my backup on my duty belt...Streamlight Stinger XT. I am less than impressed with it, but it serves its purpose on the rare occasion I use it, when it holds a charge.

    I just ordered a Blackhawk Night Ops Gladius off ebay for $150. I am stoked to try out this light. Lithium powered, with a strobe feature, and a dimmable light selection. It retails at over $200, so the price was right.
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    Dang, ebay never even crossed my mind.......thanks again!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic View Post
    I carry a big old SL20 in my vehicle.
    I really believe you could throw an SL20 out of a car doing 80 on the interstate and the worst that would happen is a broken bulb. Love that light!
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    What about the Inova series of lights???
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    I roll with my surefire on third shift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic View Post
    I am somewhat of a light freak. I have a Surefire x200A on my duty weapon. I carry a big old SL20 in my vehicle. I am partial to the Surefire E2E Executive. It is my go to light when my big Streamlight SL20 isn't on me. And I carry a backup to my backup on my duty belt...Streamlight Stinger XT. I am less than impressed with it, but it serves its purpose on the rare occasion I use it, when it holds a charge.

    I just ordered a Blackhawk Night Ops Gladius off ebay for $150. I am stoked to try out this light. Lithium powered, with a strobe feature, and a dimmable light selection. It retails at over $200, so the price was right.

    You need to look into the Surefire Dominator. Actually has a warning concerning blinding people. It was very expensive +$350. If my wife hadn't been with me I might have bought it.

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

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    im probably gonna get a hard time about this...but i sure do love my mag light!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s10ryan View Post
    im probably gonna get a hard time about this...but i sure do love my mag light!
    Don't have one anymore but there's nothing wrong with a Mag that I know of. I once beat a dragging muffler off a car with one. Just broke the bulb.
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    You may want to try Lighthound.com. I bought a Fenix L2D CRE. It is LED that runs on AA batteries. Has 6 functions to include a stobe. I also have 4 Surefires that run on 123 batteries thats in my "Man Purse". On my person, I usually have 2 flashlights. Just in case on goes blank on me.

    I have two large rechargeable C size Steamlights in the car. You can't go wrong with the Streamlight, small or big.
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