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Recommendation Tactical flashlight

Hi, I would like to recommend me a Tactical flashlight not very big about 15cm with tail switch.
Prefer 18650 battery or two 123a batteries.

If it has USB port will be ok. Also prefer to remember the last mode when turn on.

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Have you looked at Malkoff?
https://malkoffdevices.com/

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I would like to buy better from banggood or gearbest because there is problems with customs to my country.
If the price is under $22 I can buy from anywhere

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It's going to be very difficult to buy a Tactical flashlight below $22.

Where in the EU are you located?

BTW. Here is a list of possible Tactical flashlights:  https://1lumen.com/best-tactical-flashlights/

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Sofirn sp31v2 then

Just get a protected bat as there is no LVP

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I see the word “tactical” and I think “junk”. Just lookit all those “tactical” tulip-head zoomies out there being advertised all over the place. And then there are “tactical” binoculars(!), “tactical” sunglasses(!!), ad nauseam.

Specify what you want in a “tactical” light.

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You can search about the difference ‘tactical’ and no ‘tactical’

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Lightbringer wrote:
I see the word “tactical” and I think “junk”. Just lookit all those “tactical” tulip-head zoomies out there being advertised all over the place. And then there are “tactical” binoculars(!), “tactical” sunglasses(!!), ad nauseam.

Specify what you want in a “tactical” light.


LOL, they do look like tulip-heads, don’t they? I wonder how many brand names is slapped on that same exact light. Every other light on Amazon it seems.

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markito wrote:
You can search about the difference ‘tactical’ and no ‘tactical’

Here ya go, a nice “tactical” light. Says so right on the tin…

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073VZZKK5/

Oh, and it’s “military grade”, too! Can’t beat the price, either.

Go crazy…

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I’m so sick of the tacticool trend

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I'm so sick of the tacticool trend

I was as well, about 4 years ago. Now I have a few nice "tactical flashlights" and can see the benefit of them. I have a Jetbeam TH20 at my bedside, and I'm glad it's a real tactical flashlight Smile 

Instant access to Strobe and Turbo with a single click. Never thought I would actually like them, but here I am Wink

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Bearbreeder wrote:
Sofirn sp31v2 then

Just get a protected bat as there is no LVP

I second the SP31 V2. I recently bought one and it has been a wonderful light to have. On the low power end I have days and days of usable light, but high power gives me serious room filling light. It also has pretty decent throw so you can reach out and light a decent amount of the path in front of you. For this form factor, it is one of the best values out there.

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I don’t have many of these flashlights, the best is probably Olight M2R Warrior (not necessarily the PRO) version!

It has direct access to momentary turbo, strobe (press the tailswitch, or multiple clicks on the sideswitch for constant turbo and strobe), moonlight (click and hold from the side switch) and last used mode (click the side switch)!

Apart from that, check the Klarus E1: direct access to momentary turbo and strobe or turbo or lowest mode. This one uses a proprietary battery, though Oops For constant ON, full click the switches!!

Another one, the Acebeam TK18, in which you can access to constant turbo, constant strobe, moonlight and last used mode.

You can also check the RovyVon E300s Angel Eyes a different light, but that has direct access to momentary turbo, constant strobe, moonlight and 2 other settings with pre-established levels!

None of these are below the indicated price, though Oops

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Lightbringer wrote:
I see the word “tactical” and I think “junk”. Just lookit all those “tactical” tulip-head zoomies out there being advertised all over the place. And then there are “tactical” binoculars(!), “tactical” sunglasses(!!), ad nauseam.

Specify what you want in a “tactical” light.


I have a tactical bandana, and it is cool Cool Big Smile
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I have a tactical bandana, and it is cool Cool Big Smile

I’ve seen the commercials for those, and they’re great!

A former pilot drops the Tac-Bandana™ off a cliff, and after 30sec of floating down to earth, it’s absolutely undamaged!

Plus, you can freeze it in a block of ice, drive over it, you name it, and as long as you don’t mind the dirt, you can go right to wearing it!

Amazing…

 

I can’t wait for the Tac-Scrunchy™! LOL

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I’ve always considered ‘tactical’ as having a bezel with big nasty teeth

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Specify what you want in a “tactical” light.

Can you think of a better name for a light that fits my definition?

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/56967

I’m open. I agree the name means different things to different people.

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Off the self truly tactical, I’m going to say Armytek Dobermann, Predator or Viking. With the head tight it’s strictly on/off high mode. Loosen the head a fraction and you get all the modes. I’ve got one of each and they have all worked well for the last 3 years. Some have claimed quality control issues, I’ve experienced no problems. It’s got the potted electronics, great waterproofing and torture tested. One video showed it dropped of a five story building and towed behind a car at 50 mph where it bounces up and breaks the tail light. It’s bright and takes 18650, 2-CR123A’s, 2-18350’s. Should be tough enough to beat zombie’s all day long.

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Deputy Dog wrote:
Can you think of a better name for a light that fits my definition?

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/56967

I’m open. I agree the name means different things to different people.

To me, and I recall tossing in my 2¢ but in a different thread, a tactical light is not an EDC light, but essentially is a simple 1-mode (ie, on/off only) light with rear protruding forward-clicky switch. Silent momentary for flash’n‘dash, full click for constant-on. Rock-solid reliable, preferably potted, does only one thing and does it flawlessly.

I got by with a 1-mode ’502 for a long time, and as an EDC light, yet.

So? Something like an L2M with potted 1-mode drop-in would fit the description nicely, similar to the Suefire someone pointed out in your thread.

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Lightbringer wrote:
Deputy Dog wrote:
Can you think of a better name for a light that fits my definition?

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/56967

I’m open. I agree the name means different things to different people.

To me, and I recall tossing in my 2¢ but in a different thread, a tactical light is not an EDC light, but essentially is a simple 1-mode (ie, on/off only) light with rear protruding forward-clicky switch. Silent momentary for flash’n‘dash, full click for constant-on. Rock-solid reliable, preferably potted, does only one thing and does it flawlessly.

I got by with a 1-mode ’502 for a long time, and as an EDC light, yet.

So? Something like an L2M with potted 1-mode drop-in would fit the description nicely, similar to the Suefire someone pointed out in your thread.

This is spot on, IMHO. High reliability at a low cost, look at the Streamlight Polytac. I’ll actually be the dissenting voice, though, as I prefer a moderate output. You pop on a 1500lm monster in the middle of the night you’ll be dazzled as well. My two bedside lights both put out in the range of 150-200 lumens, single mode and rock solid reliable. Of course if I were to “need” a thrower I have a a couple right there as well- but those aren’t my go to lights.

Another option for a reasonable cost would be the Lumens Factory Seraph- just make sure to run the momentary tailcap as the clicky version is a little bit recessed.

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Yep, my ’502 had… I think it had a 1.40A driver, so don’t recall about how many lemons that’d be. 500? Less?

Or maybe it was a 1.05A driver. Forgot. That’d be… what?… 300lm?

Did me fine for a loooooooooong time.

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Oh yeh, for poking around in the dark, like going down the basement steps without the bother of turning on the light (and waiting maybe forever for the damned tubes to flicker their way to staying on, ugh) I just grab my WW E03 with diffusion film to light the way. Plenty bright, maybe even too much so with the 14500, even heavily diffused.

Alas, the E03 (Xeno), has M/L/H mode order, so by the time I’d click to low, any semblance of night-vision is already gone.

Point is, just a little light, even heavily spread out, is often more than enough.

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buck91 wrote:
Lightbringer wrote:
Deputy Dog wrote:
Can you think of a better name for a light that fits my definition?

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/56967

I’m open. I agree the name means different things to different people.

To me, and I recall tossing in my 2¢ but in a different thread, a tactical light is not an EDC light, but essentially is a simple 1-mode (ie, on/off only) light with rear protruding forward-clicky switch. Silent momentary for flash’n‘dash, full click for constant-on. Rock-solid reliable, preferably potted, does only one thing and does it flawlessly.

I got by with a 1-mode ’502 for a long time, and as an EDC light, yet.

So? Something like an L2M with potted 1-mode drop-in would fit the description nicely, similar to the Suefire someone pointed out in your thread.

This is spot on, IMHO. High reliability at a low cost, look at the Streamlight Polytac. I’ll actually be the dissenting voice, though, as I prefer a moderate output. You pop on a 1500lm monster in the middle of the night you’ll be dazzled as well. My two bedside lights both put out in the range of 150-200 lumens, single mode and rock solid reliable. Of course if I were to “need” a thrower I have a a couple right there as well- but those aren’t my go to lights.

Another option for a reasonable cost would be the Lumens Factory Seraph- just make sure to run the momentary tailcap as the clicky version is a little bit recessed.

Agreed, bullet proof, always works, boring tacticool less features. I’ve got one Solarforce with a 1.5 amp XP-L V6 led and it always works. Boringly simple, very tactical and on the night stand near the Glock 21 duty pistol. Seraph is also a quality P60 light. In fact I E-mailed them to consider the 21700 format and picking up the Solarforce L2 style left void by Solarforces departure from the business. I would encourage other to do the same as they seem interested in the battery format.

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Mmmm, with rumblings of Sofirn reviving the ’502, I was initially enthused. As soon as I heard the tailcap was likely to have those damned thumb-guards… pass. Evvvvveryone wants ‘em to tail-stand. Fooey.

At least the switch on the ’502 was slightly protruding, enough to still activate easily. Not quite L2 style, but close enough.

Guard-ring around the switch, with or without cutouts? Nope, not for me.

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I’m quite critical Foursevens given my experience with my new 2aa quark Mkiii but they still did a LOT of things right. The tail switch is excellent and offers easy and reliable access. For those that would need tail standing they include a snap-in plastic ring so no worries either way.

Overall, I like the old Surefire style for “tactical” lights. Push for on, release for off. Virtually nothing to break or go wrong.

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Thanks, but this not has tail switch
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Still hard to beat the very popular Fenix PD35TAC.

You can get it with a battery that has a micro usb plug for charging.

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when people say want “tactical” flashlight, what do they mean?

A flashlight with forward clicky switch?

Or with a rugged bezel?

Or it can be a tool for defense?

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