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Old 02-15-2014, 08:18 AM   #1
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EDC Handheld Flashlight

What do you guys carry? After the night shoot in my last class, I would like to start carrying one. I have a Surefire G2X Pro, but it's pretty chunky to be in a pocket, although the brightness is phenomenal. I was checking out the Surefire E2D Defender or possibly the Ultra.

Nothing over 500 lumen. Must have a click on/off tail cap.
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:46 AM   #2
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Surefire G2X Pro: 320 lumens? That's cute, does it come in pink?


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Old 02-15-2014, 11:28 AM   #3
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I'm not interested in anything over 500 lumens for EDC. The PD36 and TK35 would be great for camping or hiking though.
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I think the size of the defender or defender ultra would be perfect for EDC if you want to carry it in your pocket. If your going to run it on your belt I would consider the fury too, which could also serve dual purpose as a weapon light
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:23 PM   #5
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The fury is over 500, isn't it?
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:44 PM   #6
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The fury is over 500, isn't it?
The Fury models are all 500, but the P2X is a duel output of 500 and 15. I like that it has two output levels, both activated by the tailcap.

The EB1 is 200/5. I like the way that the tailcap switch works in that it's low first, and then high in one continuous click. Both the Fury and the ED2 require you to click on, off, then back on again to switch between levels.
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Why exactly do you want this buddy? I know you just took the course and probably learned something I don't know and want to carry it now, but for me, this "EDC" stuff is getting out of hand.

I mean, first there's the firearm itself. Then some people want to carry a knife, either fixed or folding. And then theres the flashlight. What's next? A zippo? Mace?

I mean, if I carried everything I wanted to on a given day, I'd have to wear cargo pants or tactical (blackhawk haha) belt to keep all of it.


I'm just bustin balls man. I just don't know where to draw the line on this stuff though. I was eyeing a spartan neck knife the other day for like $150, but then sense got to me and I thought "realistically, what am I going to use this for?"
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:34 PM   #8
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Why exactly do you want this buddy? I know you just took the course and probably learned something I don't know and want to carry it now, but for me, this "EDC" stuff is getting out of hand.

I mean, first there's the firearm itself. Then some people want to carry a knife, either fixed or folding. And then theres the flashlight. What's next? A zippo? Mace?

I mean, if I carried everything I wanted to on a given day, I'd have to wear cargo pants or tactical (blackhawk haha) belt to keep all of it.


I'm just bustin balls man. I just don't know where to draw the line on this stuff though. I was eyeing a spartan neck knife the other day for like $150, but then sense got to me and I thought "realistically, what am I going to use this for?"
I use my pocket knife at least a half dozen times a day usually. I actually can't imagine not having a blade on me. Flashlight like the e2d would be very nice too, I usually carry a bigger light or use my phone most nights when walking my pup. I think a designated pocket light would be nice

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I carry a $5 China Flashlight.

Sounds horrible, but it works, its aluminum, its tiny (one AA) and has a CREE Q5 LED.

Last over an hour on one AA. On/Off only, not 50 modes to toggle through.

Its is amazing for the price and I have 10 of them laying around everywhere.

I have not had ANY quality issues either.

Laugh all you want, but its cheap and better than nothing. If I lose it, I don't cry.

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I carry a $5 China Flashlight.

Sounds horrible, but it works, its aluminum, its tiny (one AA) and has a CREE Q5 LED.

Last over an hour on one AA. On/Off only, not 50 modes to toggle through.

Its is amazing for the price and I have 10 of them laying around everywhere.

I have not had ANY quality issues either.

Laugh all you want, but its cheap and better than nothing. If I lose it, I don't cry.

Lmao. I bought 20 of them from Amazon. Hand them out to friends/family/strangers
Can't beat the price. Cop was trying to direct traffic on a side road and had no light. Handed him one as I drove by him. Lol


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I have this eagletac. I'm happy with it. It's small and light enough to carry around and has great output with different modes.

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I got 5 of those China Cree lights too. They work awesome. The spot light it puts out when focused is pretty useful even at 30ft or more. I gave 2 away and will probably order a few more.
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:13 PM   #15
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So I ended up ordering a Surefire E2D Defender Ultra. I really like the low power option. Overall, seems like a typical well built Surefire light.



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I am continually amazed by the quality of light that SureFire lights put out. The whitest spectrum I've found in an LED compared to others that I've tested.
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:36 PM   #17
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I've had a couple of different LED flashlights in the $30-$100 range. I like my Fenix AAA penlight because it's tiny and disappears in a pocket.

But when I actually reach for a flashlight, 90% of the time I usually wind up grabbing this:



Like $8, including battery. Not the brightest, but not bad. Great incandescent light, not that fvcked up LED light that looks normal, but makes it impossible to find anything because it's missing certain colors. It's durable and very hard to lose. Any my son has managed not to break it, unlike half of my other flashlights.

A really nice flashlight is a fun tool . . . but you get 90% of the performance from stuff much, much cheaper.

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Old 04-03-2014, 01:20 PM   #18
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With my giant cock bulging out of the left side of my pants, I'm sure that thing stuffed in the right side of my pants would make me look perfectly symmetrical.
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what about options for an EDC tomahawk? Need something that will be equally useful for splitting logs and cracking zombie skulls. Preferentially also balanced for throwing.
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Just picked up this for the home, a little big for EDC unless I wear it on my belt (not happening)

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