Recommendation for a Patrol Officer

bloddboy123

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Im a Security Patrol Officer and was looking for a recommendation for a flashlight! dont really have specifics, just looking for options and where to find them either online or locally!

-Everett, Washington-

Thanks!
 

TheVat26

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This has discussed a lot on this site with many dedicated threads. A quick search will find a lot of the answers you are looking for. Battery type, beam profile, size, multi/single mode, switch type/location, and brand.

Dont have time for the search? To keep it simple, my opinions:
Rechargable; Streamlight Stinger, and Strion. Bayco tac 400. Pelican 7060 and 8060.

18650/CR123; Klarus XT11. Jetbeam BC25. Malkoff MD2 (IMO, the holy grail of tac lights).

Affordable custom lights; Solarforce L2 series 18650 host with a Nailbender (Company is called Customlites) drop in.

The parameters and needs vary on every flashlight, as well as the requirements of the individual user. The recommendations above are what I've found useful through learning in the field and the education learned on this forum. If you are unfamiliar with CR123 and 18650 batteries, then stick with a reputable manufacturer such as Stramlight that are tried and true with foolproof, safe lights and chargers.
 

Dave D

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Surefire P2X Fury, 15 lumens for close up or 500 lumens to light up the night.

Runs on 2 x CR123's or will also run, without any modification, on a 16650 2000mah 3.7v Keeppower rechargable.

If you get the body bored it will accept a 18650 3400mah 3.7v rechargable, if you don't want to get it bored Oveready sell a 18650 body for the Fury.

My preferred option is the 18650 as the run time is far better than the 2 x CR123's.
 

cland72

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Check out the Surefire G2X Pro. It runs on 2 CR123 batteries, but you can buy 16650 lithium ion rechargeables to use so you don't spend so much money on disposable batteries over the long haul.

As for where to buy, check out B&H Photo Video's online store. Best prices on the net for many Surefire items, with excellent service.
 

mcnair55

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Visit a blue light specialist store they are great for all aspects of kit for the industry.It is the only place i can find paper refills for my leather writing note pad at a decent price.
 
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