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Old April 23rd, 2014, 07:10 PM   #31
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Check out Redline lights. They don't go on your pistol but are super bright and run on AA batteries with long run time. They also have SOS and strobe features.
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Old April 30th, 2014, 07:44 PM   #32
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Just purchased a Fenix PD12. I am very impressed with this little light. 360 lumens in BURST mode. Very small package. Great EDC. Only gripes are no strike bezel and no tailcap switch.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 02:50 PM   #33
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No, A Streamlight Polytac HL is way brighter and they are relatively inexpensive. I have one and use it a lot. it's super light and super bright. For around 50.00 you can't go wrong.
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Old January 17th, 2015, 03:15 AM   #34
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I would take a look at PowerTac brand lights.

PowerTac USA

They are somewhat newer to the game. But, I have generally switched over all of my lights to their brand. Most of their lights ARE imported. HOWEVER, this is nothing different than any other brand besides Surefire. I personally use the "E5" model with a single 18650 battery for my Mossberg 590. It is rated at 950 lumens with a throw of over 250 meters with a fully charged 18650. It weighs less than 69 grams (w/o battery). It replaced a 4Sevens "Maelstrom MMX" that weighed more than double that amount with only 600 lumens output. Plus, every PowerTac light has a "No Hassle" Lifetime Warranty... however, I have never had to test it. I also own 2 of the "Warrior Reloaded" as my back-porch light and garage light. My entire family carries the "E1" model on their key chains.

I had never heard of the brand till I saw a representative at a gun show. I picked up a card. When I got tired of the 4Sevens light due to the weight, I called the number on the card. A gentleman promptly answered and introduced himself as Zach. I explained my problem. He suggested the "E5" with a guarantee that I would like it. He also guaranteed that the "E5" would easily withstand the recoil abuse of the 12-gauge Mossberg. He then went ahead and gave me their Black Friday special pricing a week in advance + free shipping + a discount for 15% off my next order + free shipping. I had the lights 2 days after I placed the order. On the 3rd day, I received an email from Zach checking to see if the lights met my requirements and lived up to his descriptions. It was about a week later that I ordered the other lights.

Check out this video of the PowerTac Warrior model being "torture tested": http://youtu.be/NSAcNZHbRKg

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Old January 17th, 2015, 08:53 AM   #35
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+1 on Fenix flashlights. Recently bought a Fenix PD35 960 lumens for $59.95.

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Old January 17th, 2015, 09:30 AM   #36
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Now that this thread has caught up to today;
Suggest a light that uses 18650 battery which is rechargeable.
Normally 2 CR123's = one 18650
Buy an extra battery compared to how many in lights so you can always have a "hot" one.
The old Maglights are really great for "attitude adjustments" but not as flashlights.
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Old January 17th, 2015, 06:26 PM   #37
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Now that this thread has caught up to today;
Suggest a light that uses 18650 battery which is rechargeable.
Normally 2 CR123's = one 18650
Buy an extra battery compared to how many in lights so you can always have a "hot" one.
The old Maglights are really great for "attitude adjustments" but not as flashlights.
PowerTac E5

One 18650 battery = 950 lumens
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Old January 17th, 2015, 10:28 PM   #38
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I have a Fenix TK11. It's had the piss beaten out of it and still works great. CR123 batteries are awesome and an advantage in any light.
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Old January 19th, 2015, 08:10 AM   #39
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Been there done that!
Confusion, confusion!

IMHO, get a good quality light and stick with it.
Get an easy interfase switch, something that fits on your pocket and get rechargeable batts.
FENIX TK series lights are great stuff!
Fenix TK11R5 with 2 levels is the perfect carry light for me since 2010, it's used and abused and still going strong!

Other great option is the Surefire 6PX, 320 lumens.

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