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Quesion for you Troopers I remember a post from some time ago that stated you guys could carry stingers on your belt. I was wondering with all your rules and regs on how your gear is set up wear on your belt would you be able to place it? I onl ask cause I have never saw a Trooper carry one.
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You can carry any flashlight you want on your belt. Me, I carry the ol' rechargable maglite on my belt using a flashlight ring, located on my non-dominant side, just after my radio. Some Troopers like to use the smaller sure-fire or stingers clipped to their belts in the same place. I like the weight of the maglite, if you catch my drift.... :wink:
 

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I carry a little Sure-Fire 6Z as a back-up light, in case the old Mag decides to quit. I don't notice the extra weight and it is great for searching all the hiding spots in a vehicle.
 

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How many subjects that won't cooperate have you subdued this way?

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I think it is more comfortable carrying a smaller lights but those bigger flashlights are really good on those subjects that wont cooperate.
 

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We have Streamlight rechargeables here at work but I find them a little weak. I went out on my own and bought the rechargeable Streamlight Ultra Stinger. It has 70,000 candlepower and is lightweight but still heavy enough if you need it. I also carry a Streamlight Scorpion as a backup on my belt. very good light with a tail cap switch, 35,000 CP and 2 small lithium batteries.
 

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The Stinger also makes a nice "come-along", when the lobe of the ear is grasped between Mr. Thumb and Mr. Stinger...I don't know about you guys, but I have found that citizens' have a tendency to go where their ear goes! 8)
 

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How many subjects that won't cooperate have you subdued this way?
I havent, remember I'm not a PO, I am just saying it would be good for the task. The machined aluminum and the dense battery pack is what puts it over a baton. Just be careful, if you go overboard those things can be "lethal" then you'll get those morons wanting to ban the damn things because "less lethal is still lethal".
 

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Again if you haven't done it then you don't know if it's good or not...the reason, use a flashlight with a much greater weight and potential for damage, open up the department to a lawsuit. Those batons are light for a reason.

Again reality check...if you haven't done it or been trained in it...don't comment or suggest something is worthwhile or not.

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SOT_II";p="49608 said:
How many subjects that won't cooperate have you subdued this way?
I havent, remember I'm not a PO, I am just saying it would be good for the task. The machined aluminum and the dense battery pack is what puts it over a baton. Just be careful, if you go overboard those things can be "lethal" then you'll get those morons wanting to ban the damn things because "less lethal is still lethal".
 

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The new Strions work well
I love my Strion, but it does have a major downfall:

It has a glass lens.

I dropped it on a concrete floor from about 4 feet and the lens broke on it...I sent it in to a local Streamlight repair center, who then sent it in to Streamlight after having it for several weeks...in the end I was without it for almost 2 months.

The glass lens is apparently necessary because of the amount of heat that the bulb can throw out...I have had it accidentally activate a few times while being in my pocket and it can get HOT.
 
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