Flashlight wars.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by uriah1, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. jhundt

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    Maglite! you brought back many happy memories. Back when I worked as a roadie, the mag lite was the essential piece of kit, and badge of office. Very handy in security/crowd control situations, too.
     
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    Looks like a Mag-lite upgrade kit is on the cards. I learn sooo much from TDPRI - it's wonderful!
     
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    What's that old saying?

    "A maglite is not a lamp, it's a blunt force weapon which also has some illuminating capabilities"

    I have several cheap LED devices which make my 2 and 6 D maglites look like birthday cake candles when it comes to lighting something up.

    But I still keep the maglites as well.
     
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    Here is where I first read about the upgrade kits.
    I have no idea why anyone would carry D cell Maglites when you can have so moch power with 2 AA's.
    Unless of course you plan to use it to mug someone.
    I actually saw that on Amazon they do sell upgraded Mini Mag,
     
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    I saw a green led flashlight at cabelas. Odd. Are all led that weird blue. Still like krypton output.
     
  6. perttime

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    Different colors can be good for different situations. I'm sure I still have colored filters for 2xAA size Maglites.
     
  7. Paul in Colorado

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    I have three mini Maglites that live in my gig bags. One was from JBL that takes AAA batteries. Never had a problem and they help me see whats plugged into the back of a mixer on a dark stage.
     
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    I have two of 'em and two Buck folding hunters.
     
  9. Toto'sDad

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    I like 'em for their ANTI mug properties.
     
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    I use them to mug the muggers.
     
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    First time I saw a Mag Light, was my freshman year of college, kid down the hall got drunk/high and busted in to my room and.. well lets just say he made a mess of things. The RA called the cops who showed up and started beating on his door w/ the butt end of this big black flash light. "Son I am now banging on your door, If we take it down I will be beating on your head..open up" Officer suggested that I purchase said item, as "everyone needs a flashlight, and if he trespasses again, well things happen..."
    Still have it, lives in my car, I have never used it in anger, but;well things happen..
     
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  12. Boubou

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    I remember the cheap plastic flashlight that would never last a year being used every weekend for camping.
    Then I discovered Mag Lite, never had a flashlight die on me since then.
    I have 2 3D cell flashlight which i havent used in over 10 years, And a bunch of Minis which get used regularly.
     
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    Every year at X-mas Radio Shack would give away these big plastic 5 cell things, that were great untill you dropped it. The only problem I have had with ML is a mini that I can no longer open the battery compartment on, it dosen't have batteries in it so I assume it has had some sort of galvanic reaction between the cap & tube..even sticking a screwdriver in the d ring hole wont budge it. I have the 3 cell and a few others that have been rock solid.
     
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    I have a "Tactical". The beam is focusable, and very bright. It is made of metal, and can do damage with either end, though the front is scalloped for some nice scratching and cutting.
    I never had a maglite that the little bulb don't just fall out all the time.
     
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    Many of the "tactical" lights are also designed so that adding a simple attachment lets you mount the light onto a firearm. Mine has the switch at the back but many allow the use of a remote switch.
     
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    Like I said earlier I have a bright spotlight for checking the woods, brush and trees for animals or trouble of some kind. It's got a pistol type grip and a "trigger" type switch with a lock so you don't have to keep pressure on it. It's very light and not really good for defense.

    I have another flashlight with a pistol grip and trigger switch that I would go to if there were actually some trouble coming. This one, you press the trigger and it just flashes once...then you have to press it again and it will flash...until the trouble is gone.
     
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    Anybody have a link for the ,mini maglite LED upgrade kits? woder if it's worth it...
     
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    Only us more seasoned members here are the only ones who remember who Schneider is.:)

    That should zap anything you point that thing at.;)
     
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