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    flashlight security; worth the upgrade

    I got my sure fire G2 flashlight based on everyones recomendations (for night time down town self defence) . It was 36 bucks at my local army navy store. the 60 lumen bulbt it came with was pretty bright, but I went ahead and ordered the 120 lumen bulb and a box of batteries from the sure fire website directly. If you plan to use this flashlight as a self defense weapon, the upgraded bulb (i think it was like 20 bucks) is priceless. Blinding. The beam that thing puts out is simply blinding. I know there are a few of you out there with this light so i figured i would post this review... the battery time is only 10-20 minutes though, so if you do upgrade, don't plan on using it as a normal flash light.


    Now all I have to do is wait for my "backup plan" to come in at the same army navy store... that is a 24" expandable police baton .
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    Aren't these batteries kinda expensive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurker1999
    Aren't these batteries kinda expensive?
    Yeah, they were 21 bucks for 12. but if you are using it only seconds at a time, that box will last for quite a long time!
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    I bought my D3 from lapolicegear.com for $60 and it came with 10 free batteries and free shipping. I also have a C2 and a rechargeable Mag light. The Maglight is as bright as my car's headlights.
    Brilliant!

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    Fenex has 3 watt lights like the surefires, they're LED's that put out something like 120 lumens and last 3+ hours on 2 AA's. Can't beat that. Or I can bump my HID up to 600 lumens and blind them.

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    you can get the batteries for $1 a pop.
    http://www.amondotech.com/index.asp?...ROD&ProdID=490

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    Before ordering the 120, did you verify that the 60 lumen bulb couldn't drop you to the floor vomiting?
    Nothing says "in good times and in bad" like a good pair of fenders

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    Quote Originally Posted by legot73
    Before ordering the 120, did you verify that the 60 lumen bulb couldn't drop you to the floor vomiting?
    Current favorite bumper sticker: Wag more. Bark less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by legot73
    Before ordering the 120, did you verify that the 60 lumen bulb couldn't drop you to the floor vomiting?
    Ha Ha Ha....
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    If you want to defend yourself with light here:

    It's a LED flashlight with a green laser (like the ones someone was flashing at pilots a few years ago).
    It almost a light saber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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