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#4563358 - 11/03/17 08:26 PM Tactical Flashlights
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Registered: 11/16/02
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I picked up a J5 V1 Pro (300 lumens) flashlight for $14. It's very small and really bright. Quality is good.

There are so many tactical flashlights on the market. Which brands/lights have you liked?

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#4563366 - 11/03/17 08:34 PM Re: Tactical Flashlights [Re: buster]
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Iím old fashioned. I have a 20 Plus year old Mag-Lite 3D. Updated the bulb to led a few years ago. If I hit anyone with it it will hurt.

Obviously itís not in the same league as these Fenix lights for example. They are cool but I really donít need one.
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#4563367 - 11/03/17 08:37 PM Re: Tactical Flashlights [Re: buster]
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"Tactical" is an over-used word. If you really bought that light to use tactically, in life or death situations, I would caution against that.

If you are going to use it as a general purpose light, it will probably work about as fine as one could expect from a $14 light.

Tactical use lights that I personally use are made by Surefire, Streamlight, Elzetta, and Malkoff devices. $100 and up.
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#4563371 - 11/03/17 08:41 PM Re: Tactical Flashlights [Re: buster]
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That is an ok light as long as it suits your purpose.. tons of great lights for $5-20

I got this one for 9.99 earlier this year

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JE329YO/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

with battery and charger.

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#4563372 - 11/03/17 08:42 PM Re: Tactical Flashlights [Re: buster]
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I bought one of these about 3 years ago and use it nightly to take the dogs for their walk and it's perfect.

CLICK HERE
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#4563377 - 11/03/17 08:46 PM Re: Tactical Flashlights [Re: Rand]
buster Offline


Registered: 11/16/02
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Loc: NJ
Originally Posted By: Rand
That is an ok light as long as it suits your purpose.. tons of great lights for $5-20

I got this one for 9.99 earlier this year

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JE329YO/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

with battery and charger.



This looks very good for the price. I'm happy with the J5 I bought. There are so many on the market. smile
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#4563382 - 11/03/17 08:47 PM Re: Tactical Flashlights [Re: StevieC]
buster Offline


Registered: 11/16/02
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Originally Posted By: StevieC
I bought one of these about 3 years ago and use it nightly to take the dogs for their walk and it's perfect.

CLICK HERE


Looks good. 8k lumens! Nice...
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#4563388 - 11/03/17 08:51 PM Re: Tactical Flashlights [Re: buster]
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Registered: 10/30/02
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Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: buster
Originally Posted By: StevieC
I bought one of these about 3 years ago and use it nightly to take the dogs for their walk and it's perfect.

CLICK HERE


Looks good. 8k lumens! Nice...

LoL
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#4563393 - 11/03/17 08:57 PM Re: Tactical Flashlights [Re: buster]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: buster
I picked up a J5 V1 Pro (300 lumens) flashlight for $14. It's very small and really bright. Quality is good.

There are so many tactical flashlights on the market. Which brands/lights have you liked?

Link


I'm not really sure what your definition of tactical is, but in general when it comes to price to performance ratio and honest lumen ratings, I have been very happy with Convoy. Here is one I got recently...

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthr......#Post4534021
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#4563398 - 11/03/17 09:04 PM Re: Tactical Flashlights [Re: buster]
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I have a bunch of these: Amazon

Can't say they're tactical but they've worked great for me and the price is right.
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#4563399 - 11/03/17 09:04 PM Re: Tactical Flashlights [Re: Quattro Pete]
buster Offline


Registered: 11/16/02
Posts: 30408
Loc: NJ
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Originally Posted By: buster
Originally Posted By: StevieC
I bought one of these about 3 years ago and use it nightly to take the dogs for their walk and it's perfect.

CLICK HERE


Looks good. 8k lumens! Nice...

LoL


LOL yeah most likely 800 LM's.
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#4563404 - 11/03/17 09:08 PM Re: Tactical Flashlights [Re: buster]
buster Offline


Registered: 11/16/02
Posts: 30408
Loc: NJ
I'm pretty impressed with the J5 line. Quality is excellent.

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#4563407 - 11/03/17 09:13 PM Re: Tactical Flashlights [Re: buster]
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In the Australian Army most of us carried ledlenser. I always had one in my webbing, that and a leatherman multi-tool.

https://www.ledlenser.com.au/
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#4563414 - 11/03/17 09:21 PM Re: Tactical Flashlights [Re: bubbatime]
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Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 1306
Loc: Germantown, MD
Originally Posted By: bubbatime
Tactical use lights that I personally use are made by Surefire, Streamlight, Elzetta, and Malkoff devices. $100 and up.

Mine's bigger than yours LOL

Just what "tactics" do these sorts of lights support for a civilian dude?

Got a pair of the ubiquitous adjustable lights from Amazon for about $14. Very bright, if an offputting high color temp. It's kinda neat that you can see the circuit if you set it to full zoom. Surprisingly even spread at anything but full zoom.

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#4563428 - 11/03/17 09:37 PM Re: Tactical Flashlights [Re: buster]
pkunk Offline


Registered: 03/19/11
Posts: 256
Loc: NM, USA
Originally Posted By: buster
I picked up a J5 V1 Pro (300 lumens) flashlight for $14. It's very small and really bright. Quality is good.

There are so many tactical flashlights on the market. Which brands/lights have you liked?

Link


Look like the Cree Ultrafire from ebay at $3.50 each. Fair light for the price if you use a 14500 battery
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