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  1. #11
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    I like the 6P. Carried them for years thus familiar and second nature. I try to carry one most of the time. All my 6Ps have a Malkoff upgrade.

  2. #12
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    I have a few different lights that I
    have tried through the last few
    years, but my EDC is a Fenix
    PD35 Tac. It runs on the 18650's
    and will go for several weeks
    between recharging, with daily
    use. I have 2 additional copies
    that I keep in handy locations,
    as well.



    Product description

    Modes

    TACTICAL MODE
    Turbo: 1000 Lumens (1 hr., 10 min.)
    Low: 60 Lumens (29 hr., 15 min.)
    Strobe: 1000 Lumens

    OUTDOOR MODE
    Turbo: 1000 Lumens (1 hr., 10 min.)
    High: 500 Lumens (2 hrs., 55 min.)
    Mid: 200 Lumens (8 hr. 30 min.)
    Low: 60 Lumens (29 hr., 15 min.)
    Eco: 8 Lumens (140 hr.)
    Strobe: 1000 Lumens

    Press and hold side button for 3 seconds to toggle between modes

    Stainless steel side switch to select output mode under Outdoor Mode
    Side switch only capable of mode changing under Tactical Mode
    Low-voltage reminder indicates when battery replacement is needed
    Intelligent memory circuit, automatically enters last-used output mode when turned on
    Reverse polarity protection, to protect from improper battery installation
    Anti-roll, slip-resistant body design
    Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum
    Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
    Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
    Waterproof to IPX-8 standard, underwater up to 6 1/2 feet for 30 minutes

    This bundle includes
    -2X EdisonBright CR123A lithium batteries
    -1X EdisonBright BBX3 battery carry case



    https://www.amazon.com/Fenix-PD35-Fl.../dp/B00LGYHZT8
    Last edited by Johnny C!; 08-01-2018 at 07:17 AM.
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  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny C! View Post
    I have a few different lights that I
    have tried through the last few
    years, but my EDC is a Fenix
    PD35 Tac. It runs on the 18650's
    and will go for several weeks
    between recharging, with daily
    use. I have 2 additional copies
    that I keep in handy locations,
    as well.



    Product description

    Modes

    TACTICAL MODE
    Turbo: 1000 Lumens (1 hr., 10 min.)
    Low: 60 Lumens (29 hr., 15 min.)
    Strobe: 1000 Lumens

    OUTDOOR MODE
    Turbo: 1000 Lumens (1 hr., 10 min.)
    High: 500 Lumens (2 hrs., 55 min.)
    Mid: 200 Lumens (8 hr. 30 min.)
    Low: 60 Lumens (29 hr., 15 min.)
    Eco: 8 Lumens (140 hr.)
    Strobe: 1000 Lumens

    Press and hold side button for 3 seconds to toggle between modes

    Stainless steel side switch to select output mode under Outdoor Mode
    Side switch only capable of mode changing under Tactical Mode
    Low-voltage reminder indicates when battery replacement is needed
    Intelligent memory circuit, automatically enters last-used output mode when turned on
    Reverse polarity protection, to protect from improper battery installation
    Anti-roll, slip-resistant body design
    Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum
    Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
    Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
    Waterproof to IPX-8 standard, underwater up to 6 1/2 feet for 30 minutes

    This bundle includes
    -2X EdisonBright CR123A lithium batteries
    -1X EdisonBright BBX3 battery carry case



    https://www.amazon.com/Fenix-PD35-Fl.../dp/B00LGYHZT8
    Second on the PD35. It can be as complicated or simply as you want. I prefer it over the two Klarus lights I have. I do have some Surefires and they're fine, but they don't take 18650s, which can be bought in batches and last forever. My son works in IT and rips them out of discarded equipment all the time. He also gets 123s from his aviation unit, which makes me a bit jealous.

    If you like AA batteries, the Fenix LD22 is practically the same light with the same "manual of arms," only it peaks out at 300 lumens, which is plenty for most purposes. The LD22 is very slender (it's not quite Kubaton slender, but it's thinner than a 123 or 18650 light) and it takes a pretty good beating if you wanna use it as an impact weapon.

    I was skeptical about the AA lights for a long time, but the LD22 made me a believer. The past few years have seen huge leaps in LED technology, especially in the AA arena. As much as I like 18650s, AAs are still much easier to find in worst case scenarios and while on the road or overseas.
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    Last edited by Redneck Zen; 08-01-2018 at 05:26 PM. Reason: Fumble fingers
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  4. #14
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    Something from Surefire (I'm using E2D LED currently) as a primary and a Streamlight Micro Stream as a secondary/utility light. The Surefire throws a lot of light and uses CR123 batteries. The Streamlight is tiny, fits anywhere-even hung around your neck without being obtrusive, is 45 Lumens and runs on 1 AAA battery.

    My advice would be if you get something that is dual output to make sure it throws the more powerful beam first instead of second if you are going to use it as a "tactical" light. You don't want to be having to click through the low setting to get to the high setting when you need the high setting NOW. So stay away from the "PRO" series of anything from Surefire as they are all set up "backwards" with the first touch giving you 15 lumens and the second 600. It needs to be the other way around.

    Also for "tactical" use you want either a button that does not "click" on and off but instead operates like a pressure pad or if it does click it has to be pushed far to click so you can still use it like a pressure pad. When you want the light OFF you want it off NOW and waiting for it to click and go off can seem like a really long time when you need it to be dark again RIGHT NOW....
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  5. #15
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    I like the Surefire G2 or G2X. they are a good size and take 123 batteries just like the rest of my WML. On top of that they're inexpensive, simple, and dependable.
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  6. #16
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    I'll second that. That's what I carried to and in Mexico.

    The E2D that I usually carry back home has that stupid crenulated bezel that makes it look all "game of thrones" but I like that particular light because of the light output and because of the pocket clip. The bezel makes TSA people look twice and 3 times at it so just I leave that at home for air travel use. I do wish the G2X had a pocket clip though.
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    AKA - CRUEL HAND LUKE

    Joel 3:10 - Beat your plowshares into swords , and your pruning hooks into spears; train even your weaklings to be warriors.

    Through HIS power I can walk on water..IF I just have the faith and courage to get out of the boat.

    A good man who's done a couple of bad things along the way....

  7. #17
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    Iowa
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    I am also using a Streamlight Micro Stream, but I have the USB rechargeable version. Still 45 lumens on low, but has a high of 250 lumens. I am really impressed with it. It carries in a shirt pocket nicely.

    Not exactly a tactical light, but inside a building, 45 lumens ​will work for target identification. Oh, and it only costs around $30.

    Other than that I still love my 6P.
    Last edited by BKern; 08-02-2018 at 05:13 PM.
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  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by BKern View Post
    I am also using a Streamlight Micro Stream, but I have the USB rechargeable version. Still 45 lumens on low, but has a high of 250 lumens. I am really impressed with it. It carries in a shirt pocket nicely.

    Not exactly a tactical light, but inside a building, 45 lumens ​will work for target identification,

    Other than that I still love my 6P.
    Yes I've said this multiple times on different topics when it rolls to lights. I want low lumens and preferably incandescent over LED inside a structure, lower lumens and incandescent light doesn't give as much back splash from light colored walls, ceilings, glass, and they have a tendency to penetrate more in smoke, dust, and fog while high lumen LED tends to reflect from those obscurations.
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    IANative: Indeed, when you grab Brent (or he grabs you), it feels like liquid unobtanium wrapped in rawhide... whereas Greg is just solid muscle wrapped in hate, seasoned w/ snuff and a little lead.

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