Long story short, I need a few good flashlights for my car and apartment. I have no intention modding flashlights, but I would like to build up a collection of four or five good torches to cover most situations I would ever encounter.
I have done lots of research and am about to pull the trigger but just wanted to make sure everyone thought these were good choices. I know Convoy has a good name, but with the different bins, emitters, etc always coming out, I just want to make sure I am on the right track.
I was planning on ordering a Convoy M2 and Convoy C8 from Fasttech, specifically these two:
I’ve also considered the Ultrafire C8 or C12 from Lightmalls rather than the Convoy C8. Would anyone recommend this? I’ve read issues about quality control on the Ultrafire C12, and the only reason I see to go with the Ultrafire C8 over the Convoy would be to save a few dollars.
I know these two makes/models both have good reputations, but I just wanted to know if maybe I should get two models that a bit more dissimilar, or order from a different supplier and/or bin?
Like I said, these will sit in my car or nightstand most times, but I would still like good and versatile hardware for when I need it.
I have no real need for a bonafide thrower, but would like a “quasi-thrower” at some point just for fun. More important would be a good flood with with decent throw.
I think the M2 is probably best for my needs, but I need at least two flashlights right now, so I’d like to mix it up. Plus I keep reading “every person should have a C8 in their collection.”
I would like a model that uses 18650 batteries as I already have a stock of them.
I’d like the total purchase for the pair of flashlights to be under $50;
Am I on the right path or should I consider some other models?