What’s a Decent Flashlight for Carry and for Home Use?? NiteCore any Good?

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  1. Dragline

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    Yeah I’ve been on an Olight kick lately too.
    I must have half a dozen each of their AAA and AA lights that they keep sending me free during their flash sales. I’ve also got a couple of their AAA UV lights they send along free too.

    I really like the magnetic charging feature as well.
    Their Warrior X Pro in the limited desert camo design I got from a flash sale a couple months ago is friggen awesome.
    Super bright and looks futuristic like something out of Star Wars.
     
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    I’ve been pocket carrying a Olight S1 Mini Batonfor several years. I recently shifted some stuff around in my pockets and have been thinking about a bigger (possibility 2xCR123) light. I’ve been intentionally staying away from the latest and greatest but it may be time to look at a rechargeable light. Anyone care to recommend something in the 3.5-4.5” length with a small diameter that is as impressive as the S1 Mini Baton?
     
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    This is what I use.
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    With a little electrical tape, it can be pressed into service as a weapons light.
     
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    WOWTAC W1
    Highly recommend & won't break the bank.
     
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    Is that the 2 or 3 lumen model?
     
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    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    2.5. It was midway in the development, they had to put something out. You know, marketing.
     
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    I still like the P12 better. The NM01 has a fixed battery, that's a no go for me. It also has one less light level. But it is a bit smaller.
     
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    Possibly the reason they make different lights for different people.
     
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    I picked up a two pack of Streamlight TaskII L2 from Costco last year.

    I have been totally satisfied by this flashlight. Battery life is fine (no parasitic drain), good brightness. The 2L is definitely too big for pocket carry, but it is my first choice any time I need a handheld light. the 1L version is short enough, but it is probably too big in diameter for comfortable pocket carry.

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    https://www.amazon.com/Streamlight-51036-Twin-Task-Lithium-Flashlight/dp/B004MDRBEE?th=1
     
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    I have a Nitecore MH12 that I use every day at work, and am very happy with it. Rechargeable, bright, well defined beam, and decent battery life. However it is a little more money than the OP wanted to spend.
     
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    I like the P12 slightly better mostly because it has a true moonlight mode, also the P12 is $20 or so cheaper. They are almost identical in output and features except the P12 having the 2 lumen low which is very handy at times.
     
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    What is the best 14500 rechargable battery? That Nicron N7 light looks really interesting and the lumen output triples with 14500 batteries.