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post #76 of 275
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Originally Posted by BlindTiger
I also believe the use as a blinding device is over rated.
I actually was skeptical, until I attended Surefire's Anti-Terrorist Symposiums and saw a few takedowns and the "blinding light" technique used by many law enforcement professionals today, right in front of me. If you act quickly, a few seconds is all you need to be defensive or offensive. SF's got some very good training seminars indeed.
post #77 of 275
Well the law enforcement industry are Surefire's major client. and they treat them well, same with the military.
No knock on Surefire, they invented the tactical light but they cater to a very specific customer, not your drive by gangbanger.
I'm just not 100 percent on the flashlight as "weapon" case.
post #78 of 275
One has to admit, the whole thing about flashlights being "tactical" is a great piece of marketing. Sure, there are tactical uses, and flashlights are useful tools for people that need special purpose lighting, but most people are better off using common sense defensive techniques rather than rely on flashlights being defensive weapons.
post #79 of 275
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Originally Posted by gsferrari
This is great news!!

I vow to join all the absurd forums out there

Flashlights? What next?
ahah
my thoughts exactly
post #80 of 275
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Originally Posted by stevesurf
I never knew what was hanging out under my car seat, which basically eats spare change, pens, CO2 cartridges for the bike, remote controls, spare catnip and even an EZPass tag! I wouldn't have been able to find all this great stuff if I didn't have my Surefire light with me.

So another use is to temp. immobilize a potential mugger with a blinding light, to give you an extra few secs to run away or grap the pepper spray. There are pocket lights so bright they become a type of non-contact weapon.

In any case, you never know when the lights are going to go out; once I was on Metro North, the train was stuck in a tunnel and lost power. One little boy was terrified. I whipped out my mini mag at the time and all he could do was just stay near the light and feel a lot safer
doh good point. i had no idea i actually carry another form of "flashlight" on me - the superbright LED on my keychain given out at the office in case firefighters have to find you in the dark - not much help to me if i need to navigate down the stairs, but apparently this thing can shine through a good amount of darkness as a beacon, even underwater. i forgot it was on my chain! so yep i guess i still have one on me at all times.
post #81 of 275
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Originally Posted by Jahn
doh good point. i had no idea i actually carry another form of "flashlight" on me - the superbright LED on my keychain given out at the office in case firefighters have to find you in the dark
Even my wife finds a keychain light to be immensely useful. And she hates my obsession with flashlights.
post #82 of 275
Looks like I'll be getting a HID flashlight within the next few months, haven't purchased a flashlight since my last Surefire nearly a year ago.
post #83 of 275
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Originally Posted by gsferrari
This is great news!!

I vow to join all the absurd forums out there

Flashlights? What next? Cigarette lighter Forums? Sunglasses forums?
LOL
Please join these forums immediately
Search for Prepetual Motion
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this should keep you busy for awhile
post #84 of 275
I'm joining the Inexpensive Japanese pen collecting forum.
I think most of the members there are girls.
I found it because I wanted some pens that are UV sensitive.
It seems the girls express themselves with different color ink when writing in their journals.
post #85 of 275
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Originally Posted by BlindTiger
I'm joining the Inexpensive Japanese pen collecting forum.
I think most of the members there are girls.
I found it because I wanted some pens that are UV sensitive.
It seems the girls express themselves with different color ink when writing in their journals.
dude, you should schedule a meet at that forum.
post #86 of 275
Holy smokes!!!

Went out today and bought a Surefire L4 Lumamax.

Man this thing is fantastic!
post #87 of 275
Very interesting find. I'd always just considered flashlights to be so...mundane? But then again, I used to think about headphones that way too.

Not to threadjack, but I just have to share another quirky online community I recently came across.
May I introduce..... Pen Spinning (Wikipedia)!!

It is a fairly large community with forums, techniques, reviews, and get this... pen-mods!

It looks like a fun thing to do while bored at work.(or while listening to music??) I've already bought some Pentel R.S.V.P pens to try out.
post #88 of 275
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Originally Posted by gsferrari
This is great news!!

I vow to join all the absurd forums out there

Flashlights? What next? Cigarette lighter Forums? Sunglasses forums?
...yes, let's discuss the positive and negatives of lenses from Revo, Serengeti and Maui Jim...
post #89 of 275
post #90 of 275
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Originally Posted by archosman
Holy smokes!!!

Went out today and bought a Surefire L4 Lumamax.

Man this thing is fantastic!
Great purchase; we just got a U2 for a lighting demo - amazing, powerful light!
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