Gear: Streamlight Ultrastinger


Streamlight Ultrastinger

Category: Duty & Tactical Gear
Subcategory: Flashlights
Price: $120
Average Rating:
(76 Votes)

30-hour life xenon-halogen gas-filled bi-pin bulb Adjustable focus beam Up to 75,000 peak beam candlepower; 295 lumens 5-cell 6V nickel-cadmium sub-C battery Up to 1 hour continuous use Push-button head switch 11.75” 1.1 lbs.

Member Reviews

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    Anonymous, Sun, 03 Jun 2007 04:00:56 UTC.
    1st review

    This is my favorite toy! With 75,000 CP, it's light turning on the sun when you hit that button! You get the most blinding light on the market, and a nice, light-weight, narrow handle to club any idiot who gets squirrely on ya! Can't beat it for your big light! It almost makes me wish I worked Mids, instead of Eves... almost.

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    Lumpkin1, Thu, 14 Jun 2007 23:57:12 UTC.

    Excellent small and bright light, fits comfortablly in the "sap" pocket of the 5.11 torusers.

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    Chief1101, Wed, 27 Jun 2007 16:17:31 UTC.

    Great light, Turns night into day.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 16 Aug 2007 16:02:20 UTC.


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    Legion, Thu, 16 Aug 2007 19:56:45 UTC.

    This little flashlight has a lot going for it. I purchased these for standard carry by my officers. It is compact with a huge ability to deliver illumination where ever it's needed. Tactically is great too because, given the proper training, it can be used defensively but doesn't carry that "steel club" image. It's light-weight, compact, powerful and versitile. What more could you want in a piece of tactical gear?

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    ZECARIOCA2, Fri, 17 Aug 2007 15:31:11 UTC.

    Now, that's my friend. This flashlight has taken some beating always performed. get the lifetime warranty with it. We did and replaced anything needed as fast as same day if you walked into a streamlight dealer.

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    ajeing, Sat, 25 Aug 2007 21:44:11 UTC.

    I like the Ultrastinger. It is a very bright and light flashlight. Easy to use when shooting in low light situations as well.

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    2500, Fri, 31 Aug 2007 03:40:32 UTC.

    This flashlight is not durable, one drop and you're done.

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    osu5o, Mon, 10 Sep 2007 03:23:43 UTC.

    I love it. it is like carrying around a piece of the sun

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    DREWis324atOSUPD, Fri, 14 Sep 2007 09:43:38 UTC.

    With 75,000 Candlelight Power and being fully rechargable with no memory loss it is the main flashlight of choice on Nightwatch. It comes with an AC/DC adaptor and is EXTREMELY bright and trustworthy. The only thing is that it doesn't have the weight that a mag does so... in extrememe circumstances may not make the best impact weapon (Dept. policies and use of force scales varying). Check it out if you are unhappy with your mag, great for Traffic Stops and any run including checking buildings/houses/warehouses. On a previous review they say one drop and you're done.... I have dropped mine on several occassions on bare concreat or roadway and it still works; however there is truth in that statement in that I have dropped it once before and had to replace the bulb. It is still worth it for it's brightness and size. Unlike LED flashlights the beam can also be changed accordingly. Highly Recommended. - From a consistent and trustworthy Nightwatch Officer

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    Midnite_Mikey, Fri, 14 Sep 2007 11:06:10 UTC.

    As others have commented, this is a seriously BRIGHT light. In a field test I found that a fully charged one was brighter than the squad mounted spotlight! I'd like to see a more "rugged" bulb. I have dropped mine a few times and run right about 50% of the time the bulb croaks... I use this as my primary light, but ALWAYS carry a backup light...just in case I drop it.

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    OSUChuck311, Thu, 11 Oct 2007 13:10:55 UTC.

    Very bright flashlight, lights up a large area, and good option with the adjustable beam. I have dropped this flashlight multiple times on cement and other hard surfaces and the light continues to work with no problems. I was bothered by the sound of the battery moving in the light, so I wrapped a sheet of paper around it and made the unit more solid, without any sounds from the battery. If you do carry this flashlight, remember to keep it charged. They are serious about the 1 hour run time. The light quickly dies out when the battery gets low, so probably not a bad idea to carry a backup.

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    sportsman77, Wed, 17 Oct 2007 06:08:49 UTC.

    Great light, nice size and weight. It has plenty of power in a small package. I would recomend it to anyone.

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    Beef_stew, Tue, 23 Oct 2007 03:16:42 UTC.

    We have some of these at our department, They are great, puts out alot of light.

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    msp1728, Tue, 30 Oct 2007 12:25:40 UTC.

    Excellent bright shines right through window tint with no problem. Lasts for 1 1/2 hours if constantly on. Working 12 hrs shifts, always had power.

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    ggodoy, Wed, 21 Nov 2007 01:48:22 UTC.

    When I first started out in LE a huge light with 4 D-Cell batteries was the norm. Those old lights were used more as a baton than to light the sidewalk. Now the Streamlight Ultrastinger is on scene. Small enough to fit in your back pocket, yet bright enough to punch a hole in the sky with white light. The finest light on the market!

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    Futurecop4577, Sun, 23 Dec 2007 03:35:08 UTC.

    I have had this light for several years now, and i LOVE IT, It has never let me down, even when i dropped it off the side of the boat into 48' of brown salt water, Thankfully the dive team was there and recovered it for me, Diver said that the light was easy to find cause it was still lit up on the bottom of the river!!!!

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    1shot1kill, Sun, 23 Dec 2007 05:40:02 UTC.

    Great flashlight,it always works when you need it.I have had mine for 9 years now,and have only changed the battery one time.

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    adaml2169, Mon, 31 Dec 2007 15:18:02 UTC.

    alot better than a mag-light in both weight and brightness but if you drop it you need a new bulb

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    rlh11bravo, Wed, 02 Jan 2008 19:55:22 UTC.

    This flashlight works great! Its super bright and has awesome range, its tough and re-chargable (either from a convetional wall socket or from your car). It's not big and bulky like the mag-light, but still stands up to anything. The only negative is that the bulbs can get pricy if you ever have to replace it.

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    MyMaria16, Sat, 05 Jan 2008 03:28:08 UTC.

    I love this light, I could land a plane with it!!! Holds a charge forever, no problems for the 2 yrs I've had it. Highly recommend it for the price.

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    wwwwww, Fri, 18 Jan 2008 17:11:14 UTC.

    was issed one of these for a short time. good bright light but it broke very easily ( and not from hitting anyone with it) just being dropped here and there. bumped up..light element keep falling out. little to light weight for patrol work

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    1ROBERT34, Mon, 21 Jan 2008 20:04:16 UTC.

    This light is like turning on a stadium light, it has been my favorite light I have had for general duty purposes.

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    rpd217, Wed, 23 Jan 2008 21:54:42 UTC.

    Great light. Might as well be a spot light...this sucker is bright. I wish it was small enough to carry on my duty belt. I did this for a while, and replaced it with the Stinger LED. I keep the Ultra Stinger in the car as a back up.

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    Saint_Michael, Sat, 09 Feb 2008 02:43:05 UTC.

    I love this light I never get 10-8 without it very bright light well worth the money.

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    4421, Sat, 16 Feb 2008 00:50:15 UTC.

    I used the SL20XP at the department I previously worked for. They worked great and were lightwieght.

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    lozanor, Wed, 20 Feb 2008 06:51:07 UTC.

    One of the best flash lights ive ever owned, and the charger works with stinger as well.

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    THIRDWATCHNORTH, Wed, 20 Feb 2008 08:26:27 UTC.

    This is my go-to light for searches out doors... I take my LED DS Stinger out of the open holster and put it in my 511 TDU side pocket next to the extra AR mag. The Ultra slips right in where the LED was. I have a TLR-1 tac light on my Glock so I now have 3 sources of light and still have a hand free. Always carry one more source of light then you think you need at night.

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    BReedCPD, Sat, 23 Feb 2008 19:01:30 UTC.

    I have had this flashlight for approximately one year. I am very impressed with the amount of light that the flahlight omits in darkness. About 8 months after using the light the on/off switch began to stick. Could not turn light on or off. Switch still sticks, but I am still using the light.

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    Hoffa_45, Tue, 25 Mar 2008 04:35:56 UTC.

    My now silver XL20 was finally replaced by the Ultrastinger. Great buy!

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    AOrozco, Sat, 29 Mar 2008 08:15:26 UTC.

    It's well worth the price. It's much brighter and lighter then a MAG Light. It's rechargable. It's extremely tough. It's a must have.

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    JLib72, Tue, 01 Apr 2008 14:21:20 UTC.

    As just about everyone else has said, this is seriously bright. My squad is equipped with one, and it's def. my light of choice. I do carry a dept. issued SL20, but that's only in case the bulb breaks or burns out on the UltraStinger.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 11 Apr 2008 02:24:15 UTC.

    this is one bright flash light. our patrol cars have them. they are just as bright as our spot lights

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    cowens, Wed, 16 Apr 2008 05:47:21 UTC.

    Very bright. I've heard complaints from officers with larger hands about the "small" grip area for holding it. The narrow circumference of the grip does take a bit more to tuck it under your arm and hold it while keeping hands occupied.

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    rerjavac, Wed, 23 Apr 2008 22:53:57 UTC.

    Just got one and it turns night into day

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    sup3rman, Fri, 23 May 2008 07:36:03 UTC.

    This is a pretty awesome light, alot brighter then the average stream light. The first time I used it was in a truck yard pointing out a breech in the parimeter fence, the reaction I got from a few truckers standing by was " HOLY SH*T !! What is that?" I would have to say yet smaller then the average streamlight, you still have that security of being able to smack someone if ya gotta.

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    aaa111, Fri, 23 May 2008 12:51:10 UTC.

    good light but expensive

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    jls8901, Tue, 27 May 2008 02:40:10 UTC.

    Used this light for some time now. Great improvement over the bigger more bulkier full size lights with similar CP. Nice in the billy pocket and still not to big for belt carry.

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    peaser, Sun, 01 Jun 2008 23:55:45 UTC.

    This is my primary light, it works great, only issue I have is that you don't get much of a warning when it starts to die. It goes quickly. But great source of primary light, always, always, always carry a back up.

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    Blackburn, Tue, 03 Jun 2008 20:11:16 UTC.

    I use this as my primary light. Its very bright and the beam has great distance however it doesnt stay charged especially during the winter months.

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    wmicmar, Tue, 10 Jun 2008 12:24:45 UTC.

    I have carried this light for about 5 years now. It is bright and strong. I will take metal over plastic any day. I have used it to gain entry to vehicles and much more. I would recommend this light for all law enforcement professionals.

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    horizon1015, Tue, 17 Jun 2008 04:12:09 UTC.

    Amazing brightness, good battery life. Quick recharges with the Fast charger but expect overnight with the standard A/C Charger. Only complaint is that the lexan lens has a tendency to melt and deform with extended use.

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    Nation618, Tue, 17 Jun 2008 22:57:32 UTC.

    Very bright!

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    COPSNROBBERS, Wed, 18 Jun 2008 01:00:04 UTC.

    Worked hoot shift for years. Love this light. You can almost sunburn your perp. With the correct training, can be utilized defensively. I carried one on my duty belt and another in my patrol unit for those long searches or foot pursuits. The bulb lasts a long time and is affordable if you do have to replace it. This light can take abuse and keep on performing.

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    JCSO119, Thu, 19 Jun 2008 15:52:50 UTC.

    Great light but the switch keeps breaking.

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    scattergunshell, Fri, 20 Jun 2008 02:26:37 UTC.

    A bright light, but mechanically poor. The bulb burns out every couple months, switch breaks, charger malfunctions. Also, it is hard to run a dog track using one.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 20 Jun 2008 02:27:44 UTC.

    Very Nice!!!!!

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    bmo0522, Sun, 22 Jun 2008 21:18:20 UTC.

    I love the capability of the light. Maybe its just me, but it seems that it only works when it wants to. I have had to replace the bulb several times, and I have only had it about a year. However, when it does work, there isn't a brighter light on the market.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 25 Jun 2008 11:37:33 UTC.

    This light works great. My patrol vehicles rarely have working spot lights but this light works wonders on approach. The bulbs are expensive and need replacing often but I feel it is money well spent when I am lighting up everything around.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 02 Jul 2008 19:38:14 UTC.

    Best rechargable yet. Mine has withstood years of drops, and is more silver because of the wear. You can never have enough light, but this one does very well as a primary.

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    Gtoli, Tue, 15 Jul 2008 18:05:00 UTC.

    Small, durable, lightweight, rechargeable, 75,000 candlepower what more do you need.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 10 Aug 2008 05:07:20 UTC.

    I have carried one for the past seven years and I love mine. It's tough and has the dents and scratches to prove it. Slim, but brighter than larger full sizeed lights! Wouldn't trade it for any thing!

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    ewmuse, Thu, 11 Sep 2008 11:07:51 UTC.

    This light is awesome! It is lightweight and still hits hard. It is also very bright and re-chargeable. All around it is a great light.

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    abcdef123456, Thu, 11 Sep 2008 11:20:43 UTC.

    I have had my Streamlight for several years and it has never given me a problem. One thing I do like about the light is that it is light weight and easy to use when I am on a traffic stop.

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    ryan8382, Thu, 11 Sep 2008 15:32:36 UTC.

    Very good quality flashlight. I have had for past 3 years and it gets used a lot. I have dropped tons of times and it holds up well. It does use bulbs, I have gone through about 5 since I have owned. Flashlight is super bright and battery lasts forever. The only weak spot is the switch, although I havent had to replace, it gives me trouble once in awhile. I saved a lot of money by ordering throough Amazon.

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    Schultz729, Wed, 17 Sep 2008 09:45:46 UTC.

    Great Flashlight but I wish it was able to hold a longer charge...

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    AFIntel, Tue, 23 Sep 2008 11:46:16 UTC.

    I love it! I have had mine for several years now and it has performed flawlessly. There is not much more I can add to the long list of kudos written in prior reviews. I have dropped it several times in the roadway with no ill effects. However, spend the $10-$15 dollars and have a spare light in your kitbag in case an impact damages the bulb (or the bulb burns outs - it says 30-hour life. I cannot attest to the accuracy of that, but I have only had to change the bulb twice since I received it and I work swings).

    The only drawback that I have with it is the small switch. During the winter, with gloves on, it is difficult to feel the switch in a hurry. I will find the button with my finger and keep it there before I walk into a situation that may require its use. And when I need it -- 75,000 candlepower!

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    harley724, Sun, 04 Jan 2009 16:26:22 UTC.

    Compared to others in it's size and price range, this is awesome. No one can put that much illumination on a subject when needed. This is one of the best purchases I've ever made.

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    thev8man, Tue, 06 Jan 2009 14:06:19 UTC.

    the brightest handheld flashlight available. its way better then the pelican 7060 and the 8060. I wish it was cheaper but i cant complian its bright as crap

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    tracker8459, Sat, 10 Jan 2009 21:03:26 UTC.

    This is one of my favorite lights. Very bright! The bulb lasts forever. I have not had to replace it in over 5 years. The batteries run a long time and charging is easy. Very economical light. Well worth the initial investment.

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    techpd13, Sun, 18 Jan 2009 17:46:58 UTC.

    Super bright and easy enough to carry, but the on/off switch needs improvement--just quit working one day

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    SMPD103, Tue, 17 Mar 2009 01:01:12 UTC.

    I have used this flashlight for about two years now. I work 3rd shift, so it has came in handy a number of times. The flashlight being long really helps a lot. During Traffic Stops, you can hold it underneath your right arm and you are able to keep both hands free. The flashlight also is very bright and at times it's almost like using a spotlight rather than a flashlight.

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    cbarger, Wed, 18 Mar 2009 18:15:46 UTC.

    Good light however I think the battery tends to fade over time with charging but otherwise no problems

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    bemory, Sat, 21 Mar 2009 17:12:15 UTC.

    It's like turning on the sun

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    1129valley, Tue, 05 May 2009 05:57:06 UTC.

    It's a good flashlight for the money. superbright.

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    jplvaldosta, Sun, 24 May 2009 04:38:54 UTC.

    This is a great light! Since the cost of the bulbs are little less than the XL-20, I'm ok with a shorter life on it. (I use the streamlight task light for most common use.) When Streamlight is on the light, you really can't go wrong.

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    jwc6617, Tue, 07 Jul 2009 03:44:16 UTC.

    Great light. I repolaced my SL-20 (the original) with this one only because it is as bright and lighter.

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    ssciaretta, Thu, 20 Aug 2009 02:46:00 UTC.

    I have this lite in my personal vehicle and leave it on charge all the time. It has a extremely powerful beam and its very lightweight. I plan on getting the smaller version for my duty light.

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    eric99245, Fri, 04 Sep 2009 11:33:45 UTC.

    Great flashlight, best of all is that it is issued so I dont have to pay for it!!

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    AZTrooperSgt, Thu, 01 Oct 2009 20:38:33 UTC.

    I've used both the "regular" Stinger and this product. I Don't think the increase in price for this product is worth it. The increase in illumination over the standard Stinger is minimal. Plus this unit is awkward to carry in a belt ring or on a duty belt.

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    country_cop27869, Fri, 11 Dec 2009 09:29:58 UTC.

    I started carrying this product about 3 years ago. Its got a very light weight but a very bright light. I started out carrying a MagLight or old SL20. These were like holding nothing in your hand. My Chief saw one at the annual convention in NC. he bought them for us and no one has regrettted the decision. If I had to buy a flashlight to carry I would probably buy this light. The only complaint I have is the charger. I would much rather have the sleeve type charger that is standard with the SL20. Trust a guy with 17 years on the job. You cant go wrong with this light. Ive dropped it, hit it, and treated it bad. It still works every time i hit the switch.

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    hbg522, Fri, 11 Dec 2009 09:32:52 UTC.

    great flashlight and worth every penny

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    ExpKemper, Fri, 23 Jul 2010 21:39:11 UTC.

    Excellent flashlight. Its the brightest I have ever owned and definitely worth the money.

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    SmyrnaDeerHunter, Wed, 15 Sep 2010 21:22:30 UTC.

    As far as I am concerned it is the only flashlight that an officer needs.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 01 Apr 2011 06:03:44 UTC.

    nice and lite

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    blueknight828, Wed, 28 Dec 2011 08:26:02 UTC.

    Best duty light I ever carried during my 30 years.

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