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Old 12-10-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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Flashlight Help

I need some help picking the right flashlight for survival type stuff. I'm going to keep this in my truck this winter so if I go off the road in the middle of no where, I will have some light. This flashlight needs to be reliable, and sturdy, with good battery life, and something that won't break the budget. Any ideas?
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LED MAg light. 2D cell....or larger.....
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:06 PM   #4
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thanks for the quick reply, would this be a good one: http://www.amazon.com/MAGLITE-ST2D01...0482639&sr=8-1
Those are awesome. I got a 3 D light in my truck, and no i don't mean the kind that you have to wear special glasses with...
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:17 PM   #6
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On second thought, I might go with this: http://www.amazon.com/MAGLITE-ST4D01...0482950&sr=8-4
Damn Do you really need a people beater??? Well it would be good for bashing zombie heads in!!!!
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:24 PM   #8
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I LOVE my streamlight stinger. I've had that thing for 6 years and it's gone through some beatings. I also installed a charger mount in my truck just in case.
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:02 PM   #10
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Yeah, it was a little spendy for a flashlight. I think I got it for $70 off e-bay w/charger. But if I didn't have that then MagLight would def be my 2nd pick.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:46 PM   #12
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Get an Inova xo3 or the xo find them at target for 40 bucks, bright as hell for a 2 AA or 2 Cr123.

Or just put out some monet for a streamlight Stinger either in led or halogen, get the charger with the piggyback. I have that in my truck when I go camping or offroading.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:51 PM   #13
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get L.E.D so the batteries last you longer since it's for survival. Just my opinion.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:53 PM   #15
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im not a fan of the streamlight stinger...

i'd go with a good Dcell Maglite in the size of your choosing...mount that bitch and be done

not only is it a great light...but its a great defense tool as well
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stinger led or inova t4. i own both and wouldn't buy another flashlight.
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Old 12-13-2009, 02:52 AM   #17
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stinger led or inova t4. i own both and wouldn't buy another flashlight.
the stinger LED is by FAR a vast improvement over the regular stinger

i just traded mine in this weekend

mine has 2 on buttons...a dimming feature...and a strobe feature

and its fucking BRIGHT...and rechargeable
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Anything from Surefire. Not sure what the budget is, but IMHO there is no substitute for a quality lighting tool. Surefire lights can be had for less than a $100. I have a SF M3 Combat Light, it has a 225 lumen bulb and uses 3 CR123 batteries. It was over $240 and almost cost me my marriage, but after about a month-I had to buy my wife one too. She loves it.

I have maglites too, but they are bulky and heavy-it is nice to have lights that are, well, light(weight). I keep a maglite as a backup in the pocket on my back door. The M3 is attached to the pillar underneath the seatbelt attachement. I attached a 1" "Quickfist" to the pillar and it makes for easy access when I need the light and the quickfist is very secure. Outside of Surefire, Pelican and Streamlight make high quality lights and are good choices for lightweight, durable devices.
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http://www.surefire.com/

They have it all from $40 up. Best on the market. I have a few M6 500 lumens, the led U2, and the 6P. All excellent.
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