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Old 03-28-2013, 08:36 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Lots if good suggestions on here, my experience is that much like paintguns, once you start looking into the many wonderful options available you will find yourself buying several! At least multitools and flashlights are (on average) cheaper!
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:57 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Aight.

Supertool 300 looks like the winner.

Now to figure out what sort of flashnight I would need.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:01 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I like the Coleman Performance LED flashlights. I bought one 2 yrs ago for camping. Nice compact design and super bright.
This one.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:09 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Might also add one of those nanostrikers to my key chain. Cant hurt.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:49 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Flashlight:

SureFire G2 Nitrolon:
SureFire G2 Nitrolon Compact Flashlight

Plenty bright

Or if you want a metal body you can get the 6P:
SureFire 6P Original Compact Flashlight

Again, plenty bright.

Realize, you get what you pay for. SureFire lights are AWESOME! They will take a beating and will still work. Some of the old published feedback/customer reports on them are amazing... guys wearing them or using them mounted on a gun and getting caught in the blast of an IED and all of their gear (gun included) getting just turned to junk, but the light still functioned. That is enough reason in my book.

In all seriousness, the only reason I bought the Surefire Z3 was it was on closeout.. it's way to long to be kept in a pants pocket, and I can pretty much only carry it in a coat pocket or my bag. It won't even fit in a mag pouch as it's too long. One of these days I will need to make a sheath/holster for it so that I can actually carry it on my belt.

But If I were getting one light, it would be a SureFire.

Multi tools... all I've ever owned was a little Leatherman Juice S2... in all honesty it's ok. The only really reason I take it with me hunting every year is it has a really long narrow blade that is sharper than hell. I don't use that blade for anything other than gutting ducks... no cardboard, no tape, everyonce in a while I might peel an orange with it, but it stays sharp. But... the tool as a whole has some play in the hinges after trying to actually use the pliers when I didn't have a real pair handy. It's ok... it's a just in case type tool with several screw driver bits and it's small... so it goes with me.

If I really needed a full size pliers, and all the screwdrivers I would carry a electricions/EOD kit with me all the time.. but I don't need all that.

As to a knife.... I would carry a good knife over a multi-tool in my pocket.. any time... and actually do. As above, the multi-tool stays in my drawer here at work, until hunting season when it goes in my field bag. But everyday I carry a sharp locking blade knife.

In NY you probably want to be careful with belt/pocket clip knives that you can open one handed (I don't know the laws down by you even though we both live in NY) but you can get some nice folder's that will fit in your pocket.

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@ Schmitti.... I believe the law is a blade of length < or = 3.5 inches. I have a Syderco branded folding blade as my "protection" EDC.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:11 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Flashlight: Maglite XL50

This is what I EDC in my car, along with a Leatherman.

The reason I suggest that versus a tactical flashlight is the batteries: CR123A cells are not cheap, and more importantly, they are not carried in every stop n' go. The XLs take AAAs.
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@ Schmitti.... I believe the law is a blade of length < or = 3.5 inches. I have a Syderco branded folding blade as my "protection" EDC.
I have to double check this... but looks like 4" is the magic number.

NY Knife Law | the things worth believing in

that being said... 4" for pocket carry is HUGE! Also a good point in that article... if you get stopped by a cop, it's all up to their discretion and on you to prove that you weren't up to no good later.

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Old 03-28-2013, 02:21 PM   #29 (permalink)
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You could be right. I just always think 3.5 inches just to be on the absolutely safe side.

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I have to double check this... but looks like 4" is the magic number.

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Old 03-28-2013, 02:22 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Yup that is what I am debating at the moment. What sort of power supply and pros and cons of either option.

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Flashlight: Maglite XL50

This is what I EDC in my car, along with a Leatherman.

The reason I suggest that versus a tactical flashlight is the batteries: CR123A cells are not cheap, and more importantly, they are not carried in every stop n' go. The XLs take AAAs.
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