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 .