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LEOGround >> 5.11 Light for Life Flashlight

2/9/12 5:57 PM
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Member Since: 1/1/01
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Has anyone's agency gone to these over the old Kel Light, Maglite or Streamlight?

We have and have had nothing but problems in the field. Administration saw fit to get rid of our Streamlight and purchase a buttload of these 5.11 lights based on their "recharge in 90 seconds" claim. Our people hate the plastic, lack of focus and lack of heft for cracking windows but one of our Firearms guys ran a Night Fire a week ago and while working with Hands Together and Harries flashlight techniques, the flshlights were breaking.... some breaking in the "On" position, leaving the shooter unable to turn it off for stealth movement.

The breakage issue with the firarms was a new one for me.

2/17/12 10:34 PM
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Edited: 02/17/12 10:45 PM
Member Since: 10/13/09
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i carry a Streamlight Stinger on my belt, and carry a 3 cell Maglite. i have both my entire 10 year career, and only had to replace the bulbs/batteries once...

i've never had issues like that, or at all.

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