Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
orlandowiebe, Z-man65, LWH, BigHit, Sifat
60476 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77487
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43787
BOBO the Clown 41118
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33685
bill oxner 32668
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30571
facebook
Forum Stats
60476 Members
45 Forums
476126 Topics
6245924 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#6062575 - 12/02/15 11:07 AM Handheld flash lights
rexmitchell Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/11/13
Posts: 1711
What is everyone using? I have a smaller light that I use to get to the blind in the dark but I need something else that puts off some good light in a small package. Ended up tracking a deer this last weekend and had to go back to camp to get my maglight because my normal light wasn't good enough.
_________________________

Top
#6062588 - 12/02/15 11:13 AM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
cerda12 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/26/12
Posts: 131
Loc: Austin, Tx
Streamlight Protac HL 600 Lumens. Has three modes bright, dim, and strobe. Fits perfectly in the hand. I use it all the time. Only thing is the CR123A batteries are pretty expensive but still think it's worth it.

Top
#6062595 - 12/02/15 11:18 AM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: cerda12]
rexmitchell Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/11/13
Posts: 1711
Originally Posted By: cerda12
Streamlight Protac HL 600 Lumens. Has three modes bright, dim, and strobe. Fits perfectly in the hand. I use it all the time. Only thing is the CR123A batteries are pretty expensive but still think it's worth it.


And hard as hell to find locally. I've been trying to find one for my NV for 3 weeks now locally.
_________________________

Top
#6062603 - 12/02/15 11:21 AM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
cerda12 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/26/12
Posts: 131
Loc: Austin, Tx
Yea your best bet is to buy online. Usually a little cheaper also.

Top
#6062670 - 12/02/15 11:45 AM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
jsplinter Offline
Tracker

Registered: 05/11/10
Posts: 794
Loc: Copperas Cove
I use a Surefire, They are the brightest lights I feel
_________________________

Top
#6062671 - 12/02/15 11:45 AM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
Cast Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 14901
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Originally Posted By: rexmitchell
Originally Posted By: cerda12
Streamlight Protac HL 600 Lumens. Has three modes bright, dim, and strobe. Fits perfectly in the hand. I use it all the time. Only thing is the CR123A batteries are pretty expensive but still think it's worth it.


And hard as hell to find locally. I've been trying to find one for my NV for 3 weeks now locally.


Call Interstate Battery.
_________________________
Cast



I have a short attention spa

Top
#6063417 - 12/02/15 06:26 PM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
Dalee7892 Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 992
Loc: Denton County
I've seen them in Home Depot and Lowes, Walmart up around the watch department. I think Northern Tool also. Have you tried auto part stores? Might try Sportsman Guide.

Top
#6067615 - 12/04/15 10:00 PM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
soonerdg Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/13/07
Posts: 260
Check out lightmalls.com

Top
#6067662 - 12/04/15 10:42 PM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
BigPig Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 9525
Loc: Forney, Tx
Is there a GT Disteibutor near you? They are $1.98 each
_________________________
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

Top
#6068652 - 12/05/15 07:37 PM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
Buzzsaw Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 5023
Loc: Frisco, Texas
surefire 500 lumen and spare batteries
_________________________
"I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time"
King George Straight



Top
#6069357 - 12/06/15 11:32 AM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
okiehuntr Offline
Tracker

Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 709
Loc: SE Oklahoma
Check out LED LENSER , I have M7...swear by it, high, low and strobe. ..they also have head light that lasts 2 couple years...flash light lasts a season using 4 aaa bats...about $75 for both.
okiehuntr

Top
#6070103 - 12/06/15 08:26 PM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: Cast]
Double Naught Spy Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 4176
Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
You know, the Ultrafires are nothing special and their lumen claims are a lie, but they are VERY bright and will run on CR123s or 18650 rechargeable batteries. If you happen to lose it, you won't cry. Mine are comparable or better than the $100 Surefires I bought a few years ago.

Here is one example of a larger lens-sized with 2 18650s and a charger for $16.50.
http://www.amazon.com/UltraFire%C2%AE-flashlight-Ultrafire-Rechargeable-Activities/dp/B00GMIOHYE/ref=sr_1_2?s=hardware&ie=UTF8&qid=1449454778&sr=1-2&keywords=ultrafire

Zoomable version for $16
http://www.amazon.com/UltraFire%C2%AE-XM-L-T6-Flashlight-Rechargeable/dp/B00MPCVLFE/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1449455246&sr=8-6&keywords=ultrafire+18650+flashlight

The 18650 batteries are nice because of the long run times and they pay for themselves very quickly.
_________________________
Kill a Hog and Save the Planet
My Videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG6la_HDvAobPBTDtj5B-lQ

Top
#6070157 - 12/06/15 09:01 PM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
Aggieman775 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 504
Loc: Pittsburg, TX
My all time favorite light is a little brown Magellan.
_________________________
TSmith

Top
#6070521 - 12/07/15 07:55 AM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: Double Naught Spy]
BOBO the Clown Online   content
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41118
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
You know, the Ultrafires are nothing special and their lumen claims are a lie, but they are VERY bright and will run on CR123s or 18650 rechargeable batteries. If you happen to lose it, you won't cry. Mine are comparable or better than the $100 Surefires I bought a few years ago.

Here is one example of a larger lens-sized with 2 18650s and a charger for $16.50.
http://www.amazon.com/UltraFire%C2%AE-flashlight-Ultrafire-Rechargeable-Activities/dp/B00GMIOHYE/ref=sr_1_2?s=hardware&ie=UTF8&qid=1449454778&sr=1-2&keywords=ultrafire

Zoomable version for $16
http://www.amazon.com/UltraFire%C2%AE-XM-L-T6-Flashlight-Rechargeable/dp/B00MPCVLFE/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1449455246&sr=8-6&keywords=ultrafire+18650+flashlight

The 18650 batteries are nice because of the long run times and they pay for themselves very quickly.


I run a zebra head lamp that runs of 18650. Went a week in NM and never charged it and that running it 2hrs a night walking out of NF

Top
#6071423 - 12/07/15 03:01 PM Re: Handheld flash lights [Re: rexmitchell]
dfwroadkill Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/15/09
Posts: 3260
Loc: D/FW, TX
I'll 2nd the Ultrafires DNS mentioned. Bright, reliable, rechargeable 18650 battery, long run time and inexpensive... I use the Alaskan Guide XP headlamp ($90.00) from Cabella's also.


Edited by dfwroadkill (12/07/15 03:05 PM)

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide