Brillianter has a post on flashlight technology, and their role when it comes to carry.  I have a Surefire 6P that I rarely carry, just because it’s so large.  I’ve been needing a new lamp for a while anyway, but maybe it’s just time for an upgrade.

I’ve been impressed by how Mostly Genius thinks in terms of self-defense equipment, and he’s certainly changed my mind about some things I didn’t think about too much before.

5 Responses to “Flashlights”

  1. guy says:

    I picked up one of these for like $15 and it’s awesome in a nice small flashlight.

    Build quality was surprisingly good – aluminum body, good reflector and teflon insulators. It can also use either AA batteries or 14500 lithium cells.

  2. ATL says:

    I recommend the Surefire E1B Backup. It is pricey, but well worth it. I have nothing but good things to say about it and it is really bright. It shifts from 5 to 80 lumens. I know there are cheaper lights out there, but I do recommend this one.

  3. Fiftycal says:

    A good light can be more important than a spare mag. Think Trade Center I or the last time there was a blackout. Now I carry the surefire plastic light with the LED lamps. It will light up stuff within 50 yards or so and will last overnight with 1 set of batterys.

  4. NMM1AFan says:

    I have a Fenix P3D which is a good small and super bright light. Cheaper than a Surefire LED model, too.


  5. Thomas says:

    I’m with ATL. I have a 6P LED (that I never carry), and a E1B Backup that I carry every day. The 6P became the bedside light. I love the Backup.