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#192784 - 01/06/10 08:21 PM Re: Flashlights? [Re: urbansurvivalist]
Mark_F Offline
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 714
Loc: Kentucky
Originally Posted By: urbansurvivalist
As a flashaholic, I can never resist responding to these threads.

Is it January 32nd already? wink
1) I am not qualified to respond to this one. See previous posts from other members.
2) My favorite flashlights used to be 3D-cell maglites. Tough enough for improvised impact weapon and good light to boot. As the years progress, however, I have switched preference to smaller lights. 2-AA mini mags (both incandescent and LED), Doug Ritter eQ headlamps, and other LED lights. They can't be improvised for impact weapons but they sure are bright and a lot easier to carry and use than those old mag-lites.
3) How about one small and light enough to be convenient to carry and not be a burden, yet make a decent improvised impact weapon; rugged and reliable; made in the USA (apologies to anyone outside the US, no offense intended); various modes (high to low output, strobe, sos, etc); LED of course; runs on everyday batteries I can find locally (AA, AAA, etc); and the reason I haven't bought anything close to this that may already be available, something truly affordable (under $25 would be really nice). Hey if I can dream I'll dream BIIIIIIIG. laugh
Uh ... does anyone have a match?

#192854 - 01/07/10 03:37 PM Re: Flashlights? [Re: Mark_F]
acropolis5 Offline

Registered: 06/18/06
Posts: 306
Mark, how about the 3 AA Maglights?

#193015 - 01/08/10 06:45 PM Re: Flashlights? [Re: acropolis5]
Mark_F Offline
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 714
Loc: Kentucky
I've seen them but haven't looked closely at them yet. I don't really see an advantage over the 2 AA mini-mag. The 2 AA is just too convenient size-wise to go to a bigger flashlight. If I was going to go to a bigger light, well, I still have the 3 D-cell mags handy, i just don't use them nearly as often.
Uh ... does anyone have a match?

#193022 - 01/08/10 07:15 PM Re: Flashlights? [Re: Mark_F]
Eugene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2800
The 3AA is supposed to be brighter than the 2AA.

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