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Post by Teal fun » Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:30 am

I'm looking for a flashlight for a Christmas gift. Just a simple on/off. narrow beam spread. Something quality. What are you guy's using?

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Re: Flashlight

Post by trailerdon » Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:46 am

Sportsmans guide. they have the best $ on LED flash lights. I have been using there 1000 lum for two years now and am very happy

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Re: Flashlight

Post by SWAMPHUNTER45 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:02 am

Not sure how big a light your looking for but the best deal going right now is Walmart. I CCW and the rule in my world is if you carry a gun you carry a light! That said the Ozark Trail 150 lumen is a perfect high output pocket light. This little led compact runs around $11 with the Duracell batteries included.

If your looking for something a little larger say equal in size to the old Maglight C-light the Ozark Trail 500 lumen is an excellent choice and in my experience far brighter than any other lights in this rating. They are $35 and also come packed with the Duracell batteries which last a good long time with this led technology. These lights are getting very popular and being bought up by hunters and fisherman. They are as bright as an old Q-Beam on a clear night.

Give them a look for the money you can't beat them for the price......SWAMP out

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Re: Flashlight

Post by PeaRiverOpossum » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:19 am

Check out: www.batteryjunction.com. they have awesome lights and I haven't found better prices. I just bought 10 of the little terralux 80 lm lights for Christmas gifts. Awesome little edc lights.

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Re: Flashlight

Post by dynaairglide » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:43 am

I have 2 Streamlights, both rechargeable. The LED is by far the best flashlight I have ever owned. The Stinger model has a strobe feature also. www.streamlight.com
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Re: Flashlight

Post by Full Rut » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:50 am

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Re: Flashlight

Post by FLA BOY » Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:12 am

Streamlight rechargeable Stinger. I have had mine 6 years. Same batteries (they give you 2). I take it everywhere I go. It has also doubled as a spotlight to get me out of the marsh and down the Intracoastal.
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Re: Flashlight

Post by 12PSI » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:15 am

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Re: Flashlight

Post by kwanjangnihm » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:18 am

been using this fenix for a year and really like it - also have an adapter to mount it to my AR :thumbleft: :rebel:

the strobe feature kicks ass!!

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Post by Afflicted » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:49 am

12PSI wrote:
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I'm with u on that 12psi !!!

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Re: Flashlight

Post by Swamper470 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:54 am

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Re: Flashlight

Post by DDSBC » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:57 am

I usually use the light on my iPhone 5S but my wife just bought me this Surefire 6PX Tactical for my birthday and I love it. It's 320 lumens and has either a push and hold button on the rear or a twist tail cap for permanent on. The Surefire G2X is a slightly more economical version of the same light due to the body being plastic.
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Re: Flashlight

Post by Afflicted » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:05 pm

What batteries any of these us? The reason I bought the lil stream light I put the pic of is bc it uses 2 AAA batteries. No charging an no expensive hard to find batteries

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Re: Flashlight

Post by Whitebear » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:55 pm

Until this thread I have been a fan of the Mini Mag Lite. The one draw back is ya have to twist the front to turn it on and off or focus the light. Not an ideal CCW companion but fine for an EDC application. I have recently got a new LED light off a card at the local Haji Mart that has the switch in the rear of the light and its a simple on off button, but the light has no focus control at all. Do ANY of the led "minis" have the ability to focus the light beam? I ask this because this one, while great for perusing through the house at night so ya don't break a toe on furniture, has a rather "thin" light emitted and I am thinking were it more focusable it might be more useful as a CCW companion.
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Re: Flashlight

Post by BADBOB » Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:14 pm

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Re: Flashlight

Post by Scarecrow » Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:39 pm

Bear look on e-bay under led flashlights and you will find 1000s and at great prices. :thumbleft: :rebel:

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Re: Flashlight

Post by SthrnStyle3 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:01 pm

I use the Maglite XL50. Bought it from walmart for about $25-30 and it's lasted awhile and fairly bright/focused beam. The one I have is 104 lumens but I see other of the same model with higher lumens. I wouldn't of guessed it was 104 lumens, because my buddy's +/- 300 lumen light isn't much brighter. It has a lot to do with the beam. It's only about 4.75" and uses 3 AAA. It's push button: first click is full power, second click is like 40% power and the third click is strobe. The ones I see at walmart now have 5 settings.
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Re: Flashlight

Post by AirRanger » Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:45 pm

Teal fun wrote:I'm looking for a flashlight for a Christmas gift. Just a simple on/off. narrow beam spread. Something quality. What are you guy's using?
You are getting lots of info on flashlights in general. My question is who is the light for, a seven year Cub Scout for camping, a person serving in the military, or someone in between? So many lights now days are specific purpose the options are endless. Will this gift be carried in a pocket, belt holster, vehicle, or weapon mounted? Budget between $4.00- $400+. I like this topic.
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Re: Flashlight

Post by Teal fun » Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:01 pm

Lots of great info, thanks. hoping to get one for me and one for my son. I'd use it on the AB for a back up and my son would use it for pig and deer hunts. I use a 3 cell LED mag light now and like it a lot, very durable and inexpensive. looking to spend about 100 bucks on each light. Thanks again

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Re: Flashlight

Post by flcracker9 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:09 pm

I have a Streamlight Strion LED rechargeable, extremely happy with it.
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Re: Flashlight

Post by 90chevy396 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:36 pm

jump on the streamlite web site I have 6 different models that I use for different occasions and even slid home several times with my junior led uses 2 aa batteries and I use it all day at work and is bought rechargables for it and just swap out the 2 when they die. using it a lot during the day and when ever needed after work I get at least 2 weeks on battery charge. if your looking for around the house get the stylus for around $20. my streamlite has never left me stranded and sent in twice for repairs under full warranty (once ran it over with semi, other submerged when diving) the only thing not under warranty is battery and bulb.
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Re: Flashlight

Post by AirRanger » Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:32 am

Look at the Streamlight Scorpion and Stinger series lights. They are both great quality lights that are below the budget you are interested in. The prices do vary sometimes on tje exact same models on the internet so search the well for the nest deal.
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Re: Flashlight

Post by jopete » Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:04 am

if you are looking for a non-name brand great cheap flashlight, go to amazon and get the mini torch led flashlight with the adjustable beam. i bought 6 of them @ 3.50$ each. AND they are a awesome little light.
just go to amazon and search for flashlight.

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Post by Whitebear » Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:48 pm

jopete wrote:if you are looking for a non-name brand great cheap flashlight, go to amazon and get the mini torch led flashlight with the adjustable beam. i bought 6 of them @ 3.50$ each. AND they are a awesome little light.
just go to amazon and search for flashlight.
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Re: Flashlight

Post by jopete » Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:25 pm

i put one in my blind bag, my toolbox, wifes purse, deer hunting bag, and gave two away as stocking stuffers.
i like the fact that they take 0ne AA battery and not some hard to find battery.
it can't compare to a light like a streamlight, but it is great for a knock around flashlight that you won't be upset if you lose it.

i saw the colored ones are a couple dollars more. guess it costs more to make.

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