Gear: Streamlight SL-20


Streamlight SL-20

Category: Duty & Tactical Gear
Subcategory: Flashlights
Price: $79
Average Rating:
(4 Votes)

Full size flashlight with a halogen bulb

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    Anonymous, Mon, 17 Nov 2008 10:15:38 UTC.
    1st review

    Durable flashlight that can also be used as an impact weaepon if needed. Great for breaking windows because the batons do not. Love to carry it.

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    ceroberts, Thu, 15 Jan 2009 18:38:52 UTC.

    Carried this one for years. (7 actually) and only replaced the battery. One tough light

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    Blueknight49, Mon, 16 Feb 2009 08:58:34 UTC.

    I still carry the first SL-20 I was issued...must be 10 years by now. Great product!

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    jwc6617, Tue, 07 Jul 2009 03:57:13 UTC.

    The SL-20 is the original version. The SL-20X is the newer one. I bought an SL-20 in 1983 and it is still the best flashlight I have ever seen for patrol work. The size is right, it is very bright and a solid focused light beam. the charging system was in the charging sleeve, not in the light.

    Do not confuse this with the SL-20X which put the charging system into the light, not the sleeve. this made the light more fragile, it also bleeds off some of the power, making it less bright, although slight but noticeable, than the SL-20.

    this light revolutioned police flashlights, finally we had one that was bright enough to work with, but wasn't 3 feet long to do it. AND, rechargeable!!!!!! From now on we would not have to buy stock in a battery company just to see inside a building or direct traffic at night.

    Streamlight, you should never have changed the design!!!!! Stick with the original. If I had known they were going to change it I would have bought 14 more.

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