dealstactical swat rechargeable cree flashlight kit…

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If you dont want the cone thing for the end you can get one on ebays for $16 shipped http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130717711859

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Just an observation. I've never seen a SWAT guy with one of these and I've never seen SWAT directing traffic, so why would they need the cone thingy?

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@rbarger: but but...tactical swat makes it sell better, and it obviously makes it at least 20% cooler. I have yet to come across a situation that required a "tactical" flashlight. What exactly makes it "tactical"?

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@zooshooter: thanks, was just getting ready to say the same thing. How about super special awesomeness flashlight?

edit: I guess I should say that some people refer to a flashlight that has an adjustable tailcap (on/off push button switch) as tactical, especially if it has a lanyard. In dim light shooting the tailcap switch is your friend.

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"Tactical" is sometimes used to mean the ability to literally fight with it, via the pointy bits (castellations) on the front... true fact.

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http://www.google.com/patents/US7905624

"A sturdy compact flashlight has a front castellated crown portion having a series of recessed sharp cutting edges spaced between a series of axial projections which protect the flashlight lens. The cutting edges can be used to stun an assailant in an emergency situation. A rear castellated crown portion has a series of sharp pointed striking corners designed to break through automotive glass in an emergency. The flashlight is designed for ergonomic one-handed operation with a slip-resistant hand grip."

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@zooshooter: I would say the most important feature of a tactical flashlight is the ability to operate while holding a pistol, and if dropped it turns off so that it doesn't silhouette the user. This is done with a momentary switch function. Also an anti rolling scheme and multiple lighting modes (including a strobe) in the design seems to be prevalent. The Streamlight lights have these function as do several others. I personally have the Stinger LED and it is the best flashlight IMO. It is about $119 with charger new, and maintains a high resale when used of around $85 to 95. The serrated edges are not required to be considered a tactical flash light.

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I have tried a lot of $10 to $30 flash lights. While many are great for around the house as a duty flashlight you just can't have momentary problems due to poor design.

I haven't found anything other than the Streamlight lights that just work no matter what. The other lights I have purchased have problems turning on reliably. I keep a couple of similar lights to this one with me as back up lights, but in a "tactical" situation you cannot be slapping a light to try to get it to turn on.

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Lots of functions but I still prefer to charge my batteries outside the flashlight so if something goes wrong I still have a flashlight. The price is low so I would not expect very high quality and due to the many features I would not be surprised if the accessories break quickly as well. Cheap.