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hankthetank
03-05-2012, 12:11
Im looking for a pocket carry flashlight, one that wont break the bank. Any suggestions ? Thank you

dosei
03-05-2012, 12:16
Im looking for a pocket carry flashlight, one that wont break the bank. Any suggestions ? Thank you

Depends...

At what price point do you feel the bank is beginning to break?

hankthetank
03-05-2012, 12:19
For a light ...... 60-70 $

Glock2313
03-05-2012, 12:20
I carry the sure fire backup all the time. Great light but expensive. Stream light makes one almost identical to it for 1/3 of the cost. Can't remember the model #.

syntaxerrorsix
03-05-2012, 12:29
For a light ...... 60-70 $


Amazon.com: Quark "X" 123 Tactical: Camera & Photo@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/11yIErwUq-L.@@AMEPARAM@@11yIErwUq-L

360 Lumens

Pocket clip.

$65

Can run on rechargeable 17670 as well.

Wrench78
03-05-2012, 12:35
Sure fire is my #1, but my #2 is a Mini Mag. Maglight now has a LED 65 lumins kit you can put on a 2AA mini mag. Pretty damn bright in my book. That one sits in the safe with my gun.

http://shop.maglitesales.com/Nite_ize_1_Watt_LED_UPGRADE_and_IQ_SWITCH_p/niq-07-1wc.htm

SuperSleuth
03-05-2012, 12:39
Amazon.com: Quark "X" 123 Tactical: Camera & Photo (http://www.amazon.com/4Sevens-Quark-X-123%C2%B2-Tactical/dp/B005NPFB9M/ref=pd_sxp_f_pt)

360 Lumens

Pocket clip.

$65

Can run on rechargeable 17670 as well.

That's the one I carry every day.

syntaxerrorsix
03-05-2012, 12:41
Sure fire is my #1, but my #2 is a Mini Mag. Maglight now has a LED 65 lumins kit you can put on a 2AA mini mag. Pretty damn bright in my book. That one sits in the safe with my gun.

http://shop.maglitesales.com/Nite_ize_1_Watt_LED_UPGRADE_and_IQ_SWITCH_p/niq-07-1wc.htm

Wow 65 whole lumens?





:supergrin:

Wrench78
03-05-2012, 12:43
Wow 65 whole lumens?





:supergrin:

LOL But it's LED Lumens. (I think that is what the package stated, can't remember) But it is only 2 AA batteries. :tongueout:

syntaxerrorsix
03-05-2012, 12:48
LOL But it's LED Lumens. (I think that is what the package stated, can't remember) But it is only 2 AA batteries. :tongueout:



This little guy runs on a single AA an puts out 85 lumens on the highest setting.

http://countycomm.com/_images/aastainless/AASTAINLESSLARGE2.jpg

Not bad for $33 and it's only a hair bigger than the battery.

:wavey:

jamesbern
03-05-2012, 13:02
For a light ...... 60-70 $

Fenix PD31.. I have two (one I carry and one on my AR) and my dad has one. Love them! Or go with the new PD32 which has the mode button on the side.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j98/jamesbernatchez/Photography/2973462c.jpg

Fenix PD31 Limited Edition Flashlight: Amazon.com: Sports & Outdoors@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31Ca2rl5RUL.@@AMEPARAM@@31Ca2rl5RUL




Key Features:

Digitally current regulated circuit offers stable brightness
Reverse polarity protection protects from improper battery installation
Twist switch
Capable of standing up securely on a flat surface to serve as a candle
Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum
Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
Specifications:

Light source: Cree XP-G LED (R5)
LED lifespan: 50,000 hours
Output modes: Turbo, Strobe, and General
Turbo and strobe output: 304 lumens
General output: 124 lumens (high); 67 lumens (mid); 2 lumens (low); 124 lumens (SOS)
Turbo and strobe runtimes: 2 hours, 15 minutes
General runtimes: 8 hours, 16 minutes (high); 16 hours (mid); 200 hours (low)
Distance: 140 meters
Intensity: 4918 candela
Impact resistance: 1 meter
Waterproof rating: IPX-8, underwater 2 meters
Dimensions (length x diameter): 4.7 by 0.94 inches / 120 by 24 millimeters
Inner tube diameter: 0.74 inches / 18.8 millimeters
Weight: 64.4 grams (without batteries)
Battery: two 3V CR123A batteries (Lithium)
Accessories: body clip, lanyard, two O-rings, spare rubber switch boot, holster

Wrench78
03-05-2012, 13:03
This little guy runs on a single AA an puts out 85 lumens on the highest setting.

http://countycomm.com/_images/aastainless/AASTAINLESSLARGE2.jpg

Not bad for $33 and it's only a hair bigger than the battery.

:wavey:
Very nice.

syntaxerrorsix
03-05-2012, 13:12
Fenix PD31..


Good choice. I have that one as well.

dosei
03-05-2012, 13:25
For a light ...... 60-70 $

Klarus XT2C
(Max Output: 470 ANSI lumens)
http://goinggear.com/flashlights/flashlights/klarus-xt2c-cree-xm-l-dual-switch-tactical-led-flashlight.html

jb1911
03-05-2012, 13:28
Fenix PD32, love it. I got it for $58 on ebay.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7203/6953958857_2122355399_b.jpg

biscotrip
03-05-2012, 13:31
Fenix _TK 15

syntaxerrorsix
03-05-2012, 13:32
Klarus XT2C
(Max Output: 470 ANSI lumens)
http://goinggear.com/flashlights/flashlights/klarus-xt2c-cree-xm-l-dual-switch-tactical-led-flashlight.html

Nice looking light. I like a pocket clip for edc.

reel1
03-05-2012, 13:34
syntax, what kind of light is that you posted?

syntaxerrorsix
03-05-2012, 13:41
syntax, what kind of light is that you posted?


The stainless AA?

That's a Martac from CountyComm.

CountyComm Lights (http://countycomm.com/aalights.html)

MadMonkey
03-05-2012, 13:42
Stream light Polytac or Protac 2L. Polytac is cheaper and great.. I have a Quark 123 and wasn't impressed. Started having issues with the tailcap within a month or two.

reel1
03-05-2012, 13:45
The stainless AA?

That's a Martac from CountyComm.

CountyComm Lights (http://countycomm.com/aalights.html)
yeah, that one- thanks!

fuzzy03cls
03-05-2012, 14:09
Fenix PD20. Extremely small. But BRIGHT! I use it more then I can count for various things.

danielspdx
03-05-2012, 16:24
Coast flashlights (http://www.coastportland.com). Very inexpensive LED lights that are well made

USCgrad
03-05-2012, 16:36
i'd suggest for EDC fenix LD20 uses AA's REI has them for like 50 bucks...

SpringerTGO
03-05-2012, 16:43
+1 on Fenix.
They are extremely high quality and fairly priced.

cadillacguns
03-06-2012, 04:58
I carry a cheap aluminum LED 3 AAA battery stucjk to my old cell phone pouch, in my car and on my nightstand are Surefire G-2's. Good enough for me.

dosei
03-06-2012, 07:35
Here is another option, The Zebralight H51:
http://www.zebralight.com/H51-Headlamp-AA-200Lm_p_37.html
While it is a "headlamp", it can be removed from the headband and carried in your pocket using the included pocket clip. Very small, light, and bright for it's size. The Zebralight headlamps are wonderfully versatile lights.

Toetag
03-06-2012, 08:28
Mine here:

Klarus XT11 600 Lumen Tactical LED Flashlight Review - YouTube

Got it from this website, lots of other "goodies" in there too.

http://goinggear.com/

dosei
03-06-2012, 08:49
Mine here:

Klarus XT11 600 Lumen Tactical LED Flashlight Review - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q7_n6BtphE)

Got it from this website, lots of other "goodies" in there too.

http://goinggear.com/

An absolutely fantastic light with an excellent interface. A tad large for pocket carry, IMHO, but a superb choice for belt or cargo pocket carry.

Toetag
03-06-2012, 09:12
An absolutely fantastic light with an excellent interface. A tad large for pocket carry, IMHO, but a superb choice for belt or cargo pocket carry.

The interface is what sold me on the light. Straight to strobe is really nice to have, straight to 600 lumens ain't so bad either. :smoking:
I had my wife hit me with 600 lumens, from about 15 feet, after sitting in the dark for a minute or so.

Night vision destroyed.

itstime
03-06-2012, 09:28
The Fenix PD is a really good light. Not as good as Surefires though. On a budget I like the Fenix line.

cloudbuster
03-06-2012, 10:08
My problem with flashlights is that it's one more thing in the sheer bulk of stuff I have to carry. Gun, spare mag(s), knife, wallet, big frickin' Android cell phone, big ring of keys. And then there's people saying "You should carry a flashlight" "You should carry OC spray" and I feel like it would be at the point where I'd need a Molle vest to step out of the house!

I do have a tiny little Swiss-Tech key-chain light and mini-tool on my key-chain, but it's not much light, just enough to find the keyhole in the doorknob or spot something I dropped.

hankthetank
03-06-2012, 11:11
Have you guys checked out the Streamlight Microstream ??? runs on (1)AAA. i was using a friends and was impressed. It was very bright and easy to carry. I might try one of these. Let me know your thoughts. Thank You all for your posts, a lot of good ideas so far.

dosei
03-06-2012, 12:30
Have you guys checked out the Streamlight Microstream ??? runs on (1)AAA. i was using a friends and was impressed. It was very bright and easy to carry. I might try one of these. Let me know your thoughts. Thank You all for your posts, a lot of good ideas so far.

The Streamlight is very outdated. It only gives you 28 lumens.

The 4Sevens Preon is slightly more current, delivering 70 lumens from a single AAA battery.
http://goinggear.com/flashlights/flashlights/4sevens-preon-1-aaa-xp-g-flashlight-stealth-black.html

VELO
03-06-2012, 12:58
I carry a Fenix LD10. Great light, small (one AA) with multiple brightness. Lowest setting works for 90% of what I need it for.

Jdee
03-06-2012, 15:11
Check out a Itp sc2.
Like mine a lot :supergrin:
Jdee

DannyII
03-06-2012, 19:01
I carry my Streamlight Protac 2L (@$42-46) clipped to my weakside rear pocket next to my wallet - flashlight closer to my hip. Takes up zero belt real estate.

It's a very bright lightweight light, with a strong clip, and carries great.

1smoothredneck
03-06-2012, 19:02
Another vote for four sevens' Quark. I like either, but I have and love the tactical. Really bright on two AA batteries, with good life. The standard model has easier function changes, but less of a "tac" switch.
And still love my old surefire 6p and G2s as well, I just use em as house/car lights now.

gunowner1
03-06-2012, 19:20
I carry a Fenix LD10. Great light, small (one AA) with multiple brightness. Lowest setting works for 90% of what I need it for.

+1 for the Fenix LD10.I love that little light.Carry it everyday.

tango44
03-07-2012, 07:21
Been there done that, Fenix TK 11 is all you need!
Great light, easy to use , not complications at all, very friendly interfase.

SCmasterblaster
03-07-2012, 07:26
is the SureFire brand of flashlights. Very high quality and not too expensive. :cool:

syntaxerrorsix
03-07-2012, 09:05
Been there done that, Fenix TK 11 is all you need!
Great light, easy to use , not complications at all, very friendly interfase.

Maybe for holster carry but I wouldn't want to pocket carry mine.

syntaxerrorsix
03-07-2012, 09:06
is the SureFire brand of flashlights. Very high quality and not too expensive. :cool:

I'm not sure what you mean by not too expensive. Surefire is likely the most expensive option for the least amount of lumens in almost every case.

fuzzy03cls
03-07-2012, 10:20
My problem with flashlights is that it's one more thing in the sheer bulk of stuff I have to carry
Check out that PD20. I had the same problem & the thing is so small & light it's zero problem with all I have to carry.

4runner freak
03-07-2012, 10:55
I carry and use a Coleman XP-C flashlight all the time.
They can be picked up at Walmart for $18.
95 Lumans on 3x AAA batteries(I use rechargeable batteries and they last me at least a month)
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http://images.musketcreek.com/images/photos/58802/58802_33374-high-power-aluminum-led-flashlight_large.jpg?1310571723

yukon2004
03-07-2012, 11:19
I've got a Streamlight ProTac 1L on order from Amazon. I paid ~$37 for it. It should be here this afternoon... I can't wait!

Claims to run for 1.75 hrs @ 110 lumens, 14 hrs @ 12 lumens, and has a strobe which supposedly runs for 3 hrs.

Looks pretty damn small in all of the pictures I've seen. I can post up later today with my impressions of it after I get it.

yukon2004
03-07-2012, 11:20
My bad... I meant to include links to what I ordered:

Streamlight's Website: http://streamlight.com/product/product.aspx?pid=200

Here it is on Amazon: Amazon.com: Streamlight ProTac 1L Professional Tactical: Home Improvement@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418fiOlt9CL.@@AMEPARAM@@418fiOlt9CL

CTfam
03-07-2012, 17:05
I pack an LD10 as well. I would say anything Fenix or Quark and I would go with AA lights. I use my lights A LOT and I am glad I ditched CR123A. But that's a whole other thread...

I am about to buy this right now actually. http://www.4sevens.com/product_info.php?cPath=297_305&products_id=2689

2740dmx
03-07-2012, 17:30
Probably get laughed off the forum with my choice....
cost about 12 bucks at the hardware store, runs on one AA, and who knows how many lumens... :embarassed:

It is called a NEBO, and has crenelated edges, a on/off switch that is tail mounted...and most importantly...fits very easily in my front pocket, right alongside my spare G26 magazine.

I practice shooting methods while holding it, and it comes in handy many nights, while out and about, or at home...

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t497/spec4towle/IMG_0667.jpg

isis07734
03-07-2012, 17:55
quark

yukon2004
03-07-2012, 18:53
I've got a Streamlight ProTac 1L on order from Amazon. I paid ~$37 for it. It should be here this afternoon... I can't wait!

Claims to run for 1.75 hrs @ 110 lumens, 14 hrs @ 12 lumens, and has a strobe which supposedly runs for 3 hrs.

Looks pretty damn small in all of the pictures I've seen. I can post up later today with my impressions of it after I get it.

My bad... I meant to include links to what I ordered:

Streamlight's Website: http://streamlight.com/product/product.aspx?pid=200

Here it is on Amazon: Amazon.com: Streamlight ProTac 1L Professional Tactical: Home Improvement (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003GXF9MW/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details)

First impressions:


It is definitely the size I was looking for - nice and small, but not as small as one of those key chain mini maglites
Sometimes the activation button can be a little awquard to press, but I will probably get used to it


Overall, I like it a lot, and I think it's growing more on me!

I don't know if you will be able to tell the difference in the photos, but here are two pics. The first one is at the 'high' power and the second one is on 'low.'

http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii514/youkon2004/PhotoMar0774224PM.jpg

http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii514/youkon2004/PhotoMar0774229PM.jpg

Here it is next to my G36 for size comparison:

http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii514/youkon2004/PhotoMar0774304PM.jpg

And here's a pic of it in my hand. I would say that I have "medium" sized hands:

http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii514/youkon2004/PhotoMar0774331PM.jpg

jljbtm
03-07-2012, 20:19
pocket carry-?-most phones have a good light built into the flash and the free app for a smart phone is awesome!

Texas357
03-07-2012, 22:25
I liked ITP lights. I think the smallest Olights are the same thing. 1AA or 1AAA. Countycomm.com AAA lights. Ridiculously bright for their size, and so small that the problem is I keep losing them.

jr05
03-08-2012, 10:05
I carry a 4sevens mini quark AA that I really like. It has taken quite a few hard falls and keeps on ticking (it has started making a high pitched barely audible noise on the low setting now though....)

syntaxerrorsix
03-08-2012, 11:38
pocket carry-?-most phones have a good light built into the flash and the free app for a smart phone is awesome!


Now do you use a modified Rogers hold with that or something more simple like the Harries technique?

http://thedishwasherstears.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/lowlight.jpg