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Jack Kellar
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Yes you should! I have one, and it’s far and wide my most versatile torch. I thought it was gonna fall by the wayside a bit when I got my S2 (both have Biscotti), but I found myself using the M1 a whole bunch all the same.

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BazzH wrote:
@lightbbringer: agree, C8 wouldn’t be a bad idea for EDC for them. Should be self-charging as LiIon management would be a problem for them, being busy enough …

Nah. Cops here love lights with CR123As, so if carrying extra primaries isn’t a chore, I don’t see why a spare Li cell would be a bother.

Just as with ammo, it’d be important for both lights (regular and spare) to use the same type of cell.

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most drop killed lights i have fixed had the inductor torn off the board.
its a poorly supported heavy part.i always glue them with ca and zip kicker to prevent a repeat failure.
good potting would prevent this but hamper modding.
and since it costs a few pennies a light is skipped in cheapies.

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From personal experience, what always broke and jeopardized the functionality was the driver’s solders. Had three Thrunites where that happened.
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as for the original topic a “police flashlight” is a very broad request.
everything from plastic junk to surefires.
with the better stuff being streamlight and maglight rechargeables.
the above are best suited as they are built to work after breaking windows and skulls.
i still have a magcharger in my workvan for these reasons.
iirc i put a wa1160 bulb in it.its always in easy reach in its charging mount.

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