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    Default Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    Curious... is an anti-roll bezel or tailcap a must have for you?
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    Default Re: Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    NO. I don't roll my flashlights, anyway.

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    Default Re: Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    I don't really like the anti-roll bezel or tailcape. A normal clip looks much better in my opinion.

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    Default Re: Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    Not really a consideration for me - all I care about mainly is throw...
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    Default Re: Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    I like anti-roll for work flashlights but for show or defense flashlights it doesn't matter.
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    Default Re: Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    No. But it's nice.

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    Default Re: Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    Quote Originally Posted by kramer5150 View Post
    Curious... is an anti-roll bezel or tailcap a must have for you?
    I don't want an anti-roll feature. It usually makes the flashlight more uncomfortable for pocket carry.

    I do need a lanyard attachment point on the tail cap.

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    Default Re: Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    I am fine either way.

    There had been maybe a total of 5 times in my life that anti-roll would of been nice and my current light didn't have it.

    Small rocks make good anti-roll devices anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parnass View Post
    I don't want an anti-roll feature. It usually makes the flashlight more uncomfortable for pocket carry.
    +1, I really prefer a round bezel for pocket carry. It would be nice if some lights were offered both ways so you could pick the best option for the job at hand.

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    Default Re: Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    Quote Originally Posted by in_the_dark View Post
    +1, I really prefer a round bezel for pocket carry. It would be nice if some lights were offered both ways so you could pick the best option for the job at hand.
    for me too. I like the idea of a flashlight not rolling, but do not like the hex head bezels found on many lights. Ever seen an older SF's with round bezels not have a ding in the head? If shelf queens then maybe no dings, but if used as a tool they (round heads) are going to hit the floor. I use lanyards set up for palm control for anti-roll setups.

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    If it's subtle, it doesn't matter. If it' a requirement, then it has to be proved.
    I use a Pelican PL3610 'Little Ed' right-angle light on EMT duty. This light is a right angle light, it WILL NOT ROLL. Not an issue. Other lights, if they will roll, I keep hold of them, and place them in pocket when not required.
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    Default Re: Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    I like having it available on larger lights without a clip, simply for the sake of speed. For a smaller light, with a clip or lanyard, I can use what's available to make it "anti-roll". Nice to have, but not a huge issue.

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    Default Re: Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    it gets to me if it has an issue with the holster but otherwise I'm perfectly okay with it

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    Default Re: Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    it would be nice but not a deal breaker, it should be discreet enough to do its job but not make it annoying in the pocket or the holster....

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    Default Re: Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    Usually an add on clip or a lanyard will make any small falshlight non-roll in actual use. With larger flashlights that I carry in a holster, anti-roll features built into the body of the light are quite usefull.

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    Default Re: Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    I have mixed feelings on this one. If the "anti-roll feature" is obtrusive, I do not like it, i.e., gets caught in my pocket. But, if the feature does not make itself a pain, then I have nothing against them, and actually appreciate them for not rolling my expensive lights off my dresser/table/rock in the woods onto the ground.
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    Default Re: Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    Anti roll doesn't matter to me, the only things I worry about is where its made and how bright it is.

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    Default Re: Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    I do not like anti-roll features as they generally make a light less sleek and a lot less pocketable.
    For this reason I am not so happy with the new Fenixes and prefer, by far, the sleeker lines of the L2P/L2T/L2D.

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    Default Re: Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    I don't mind a subtle anti-roll design like the Inova Bolt. I do not care for lights when the feature is unnecessarily huge, like the hideous Husky 2D Cree 200 lumen (looks like a ballistic missile) light that everyone is buzzing about.

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    Default Re: Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    The anti roll features generally are over pronounced and get in the way of its normal use...just my opinion though you just have to try things out and see for yourself....like the maglite, notmany people have problems with them and I dont know of one that has a anti roll feature built in, totally not necissary for general use
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    Default Re: Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    It's a plus if it has it. Other than that, if it has a clip, that will work as anti-roll. My main thing is that it has a clip.

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    Default Re: Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    It is a must have for me. Tactically and administratively speaking I I use it quite a bit and would not buy a light without this option. I do realize that any light can and will roll dependent upon the angle it is placed on but within reason I like them.

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    Default Re: Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    Quote Originally Posted by LEDAdd1ct View Post
    I have mixed feelings on this one. If the "anti-roll feature" is obtrusive, I do not like it, i.e., gets caught in my pocket. But, if the feature does not make itself a pain, then I have nothing against them, and actually appreciate them for not rolling my expensive lights off my dresser/table/rock in the woods onto the ground.
    Exactly my thoughts.

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    Default Re: Anti-Roll features, is it a deal breaker for you?

    Doesn't really matter either way to me. Unless the anti-roll feature is totally disproportionate to the light, i.e. overly large. I generally don't ever lay any of my lights down. They are either in my hand or clipped to my pocket.

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