Thread: The torch thread.
10/07/2010 12:09pm, #21
They are more scared of you than you are of them aparently.
With the two torch thing it just depends on how long you feel comfortable not being able to see the guy you are trying to hit. Or are concerend that hitting an obect with you torch may blow the globe.
I try not to do the scary scenario but sometimes I cannot think of another way to explain it.
If you are confronted on your own in the dark by some mean guy with a weapon I believe you would want the extra advantage.
And I carry a small back up torch anyway.
but I do have the bigger torch. In fact I have lashed out and bought the mag light version of the LED lenser. the p17
pretty much it answers the question of what would happen if you got a tac light and upsized it to maglight proportions. 3 d cell in this case.
really really bright, focusable beam and two brightness settings.
visd of beamshots.
YouTube - Fenix TK12 vs Led Lenser P17 beamshots
Last edited by gregaquaman; 10/07/2010 12:18pm at .
10/07/2010 12:35pm, #22
Which was my point.
Which was moneys point.
And as far as I can se is also your point.
So lets argue some more.
10/07/2010 6:17pm, #23
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10/07/2010 6:26pm, #24
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I don't know that might be a hard sell to a judge that you bought that flashlight just to provide light. Hell though I much rather do some explaining later after whacking someone with that monster than suffer the consequences of not having it on me.
10/07/2010 6:45pm, #25
10/07/2010 6:53pm, #26
I think someone is missing the facetious nature of the word never in that particular sentence.
10/07/2010 10:53pm, #27
And someone is missing the facetious nature of my post."To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
10/07/2010 11:41pm, #28
10/13/2010 3:19pm, #29
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The correct answer is indeed to get the hell out of any country that puts you in harms way and forbids you any means of defending yourself.
If you insist on staying, I agree with the two light method. Carry one that's very bright and powerful, as this may save your life all by itself. Having trained in near or total darkness in large indoor underground areas (thanks, Skeletor!) I've seen first hand the difference that a very bright light will make.
And the second flashlight is blatantly a club. Who cares if you break the bulb, it's not your "real" flashlight anyway. I'd find the heaviest lead-pipe like equivalent you can legally call a flashlight and keep it on me at all times.
I don't know if they've changed the 4D Maglite construction or not, but I had one maybe 15 years ago and it destroyed both the bulb in the head and the spare in the bottom with a single hit. "Shock Resistant" doesn't mean baseball bat.
10/13/2010 4:38pm, #30
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Since you're patrolling around in abandoned buildings you should carry something for SD that could conceivably have been picked up at random during the scuffle (a perfect excuse) from the shitpile of stuff that I'd imagine lies around there. How about carrying around a shitty old mop handle or a dusty pipe?