I have 4 cell mag LED's for the house and the car... great for that purpose, and while they aren't the brightest or most expensive, the focus beam is infinitely useful, they run forever, and they are solid blunt objects... So that's covered. Problem is I don't carry the mag with me on any given day... I work in downtown Philadelphia and have to commute via subway and walking some dark streets at nighttime... Have had 2 run-in's in my life, both in this city, and they were enough to wake me up to be 'aware'. I have my permit and a glock, but I don't carry, nor do I prefer to on a normal work day in normal work clothes. What I'm looking for is a proven name pocket-able LED that takes normal batteries (AA's AAA's, etc) but doesn't look like an obvious weapon... Some of them have an obvious jagged front and rear's on them, and while that would do the trick, I don't want something so obvious... Don't want any trouble with Johnny law, especially in the rare occurrence I'm in NJ or another state in general... I want it to be something I can carry anywhere pretty much without too much bulk or too 'offensive' of a style. I'd guess that 180+ lumens is enough to do the trick if it ever came down to it followed by whatever method works after?
Anyway, Surefires are too expensive for me, but I like the Fenix LD20.. The PD32 is sweet too but takes those batteries that you can only order online. They have that 'balanced' look to them where you know it can be used as a weapon, but it would be easy to convince anyone that it's not made for 'that'. Know what I mean?
How is the LD20 grip? Enough to get a solid grasp? (looks kinda thin) 180 lumen enough to serve my purpose?
Any suggestions would be great... price range under 80 i'd guess.
Sorry in advance if I blew past any common posting practices for these forums... a search didn't seem to help.