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Everyday carry----Flashlight

The Wolfhound

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This could go in general discussions, but I would never read it there. So I post the question to the Virginia Forum which I do look at most everyday: Do you carry a flashlight for any "tactical" use and what do you carry? I generally have a cheap but very bright Ultrafire XML-T6 on me for workday use. It has 3 levels of illumination plus SOS and strobe. In my work a flashlight is very handy but my choice gives me some "tactical" uses. For airline travel I always carry a different variety that is smaller but similar.
 

Va_Nemo

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I carry a flashlight every day. I started years ago and just found the always helpful when you are looking in that place that it would be nice to just a bit brighter in there.

It used to be a Mini Maglight for quite a few years then a Halogen Mini Mag for a few and then that Atomic Beam came on TV. I saw that for $20 and said hhmmm. I looked on amazon and found an identical one for about $7 and bought it a few months back.

Its worth the $7 and we shall see about its life.

FWIW, my edc on my belt is a spare magazine, gerber multi-tool with a 4" crescent wrench in the pouch along with gerber and that counterfeit Atomic Beam. Sidearm on the other other side of belt.

Nemo
 
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Lthrnck

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Englewood, Ohio, USA
Flashlight carry

I carry a 6P LED Defender, which I used to carry when I worked security many years ago.
I also carry a Leatherman "Core" multi-tool, again I have had that for many years.

These both fit nicely in a Forbus, 9mm ammo/flashlight holder. Again I have had that holder for years also.
But if it works, don't fix it.
 

wrearick

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Virginia Beach, Va.
I carry a J5Tactical flash light. Probably very similar to the atomic flashlight copy. Got is for about $7. have several (bug out bags, night stand standby, etc.)
 

The Wolfhound

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I think mine is the "Big Brother" of that one. 18650 battery instead of the 14500 and a claim of 1200 lumens (realistically probably 750). I swap batteries every week or two; I use it often for short periods of time. I will not morn its loss when it dies, as it is cheap to replace. First one has run a bit over a year so far, looks a little rough but continues to work fine.
 
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