Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
I used to have rechargeables, but I didn't like losing one in the middle of somthing and having to wait for an hour to get it back. I switched to LED llights that take the 123A lithium batteries. They are lightweight and very bright. My Surefire G2 was $60 and lasts about 10 hours on two 123A's. It is my primary light and it allows me to use the cigar grip with my pistol, something my honking Streamlight SL-20 never allowed. I think it is almost as bright too at 90 lumen. I also have a Nightops Gladius as my backup. It's a $280.00 light, but was issue otherwise I wouldn't own it. It is great when it is working, especially the strobe feature, but it has a tendency to kill the 123A's even while sitting off. My flashlights are my second most important tool after my radio. Even so, for $700 bucks it better have about 5-6 less lethal features built in for me to even consider it. There are too many power tools in that $700 range that I'd prefer. Hell, I'll carry my Hitachi UB flashlight on my belt before I spent $700. Come to think of it, that's not a bad idea.......