I really couldn't come up with a better title, but this post won't be talking about strike bezels or whatever. I need a light that I can take with me when I walk my dog at night to ward off aggressive off-leash dogs. I was walking my dog with a friend the other night when an off-leash boxer came running at us, barking at my dog. I couldn't see any owner in sight so I flipped out my Novatac Storm and strobed the running dog for a few seconds. It stopped just long enough for me to hand my dog, which is still a puppy at six months, to my friend and asked him to take it across the street while I kept my eye on this boxer. It was about 20 feet away from us, growling, but the strobe kept him at bay just long enough for me to spot his owner walking leisurely over saying 'he's friendly, he's friendly'.
We then made it home safe and sound but I decided to get a stronger light with more throw and lumens and an easier to access strobe.
My requirements are:
1. 1xCR123 so I can hold a leash and the light in the same hand if needed.
2. 200 lumens or more
3. Opens on max with access to strobe from any mode
4. More of a thrower rather than a flooder for longer distances
5. Good tint, neutral white preferable
5. Around the $100 mark