I am looking for a backup slash real use duty light in rechargeable or AA category. I am an LE/Security Instructor for a government contractor which issues the mini-mag to officers the mini-mags holster is part of a very high profile uniform and the officer must carry it. Therefore I am looking for a light that puts out anywhere from 120 to 400 lumens OTF, with a reasonable price tag and could fit in a pocket for fast access. I currently carry 2 surefires (g2z, 6px) but the battery cost and price point are not reasonable for this consideration.
I have considered the following:
NEBO Blueline, small, AA, 130 Lumen (not sure if that is otf) and 19.99 USD
Note: gave to my wife for a purse light and she loves it.
EagleTac P100A2 325 Lumen AA LED, AA, 236 lumen 39.90 USD
JETBeam BA20 270 Lumen CREE XP-G R5 LED Flashlight, AA, 270 lumen, 39.90 USD
JETBeam PA10 650 Lumen CREE XM-L T6 LED Flashlight, AA, 650 lumen (highly sceptical), 69.90 USD
Note: the 69.90 USD price point may be too high for some of my officers.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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