Curious... is an anti-roll bezel or tailcap a must have 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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Not really a consideration for me - all I care about mainly is throw...
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I like anti-roll for work flashlights but for show or defense flashlights it doesn't matter.
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No. But it's nice.
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.
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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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.
it gets to me if it has an issue with the holster but otherwise I'm perfectly okay with it
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....
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.
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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Anti roll doesn't matter to me, the only things I worry about is where its made and how bright it is.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.