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Atactical A1 My New Go To Flashlight

Atactical A1 flashlight review

Let’s just say that I am very impressed with the Atactical A1 flashlight. I have had this flashlight for around a month. During that time it has stayed in a table next to the front door ready to grab and go.

As some of you know I live in a rural area. It is not uncommon for the dogs to start barking at something. When they do, I take the Atactical A1 flashlight and walk around hoping to see what they are barking at.

No Lanyard Or Carry Pouch

The Atactical A1 does not include a lanyard or carry pouch, which is fine with me.

Let’s be honest, most of the factory included lanyards are junk. They are cheaply made and are just about useless.

What I would much rather have is a lanyard hole large enough to run either trotline or 550 cord through. Unfortunately, a lot of flashlight manufacturers put rather small lanyard holes in their flashlights.

The Atactical A1 has lanyard holes large enough to run green trotline string through. The green string has a rating of a little over 300 pounds. Instead of having a useless cheap lanyard, I have a piece of string with a 300 pound rating.

There are some people who carry a flashlight in a pouch, but I am not one of them. If you want a carry pouch, there are plenty of aftermarket options.

Rechargeable

Thrunite TN4A Flashlight Review

Thrunite TN4A flashlight

Full disclosure: I received the Thrunite TN4A at no cost to myself. Receiving a sample at no cost to myself will not influence my opinion as I look at the results of the test. The most important factor is if the flashlight passed all of the test and continue operating.

The leaders of the high quality flashlight pack are names like Surefire and Streamlight. Those guys better up their game because Thrunite is offering a quality product at a very affordable price.

The test: Some of the youtube viewers have accused me of abusing the flashlights in my test.

One example is the Thrunite TN12 review where the flashlight is put through all kinds of test. Some of the viewers asked what running over the light with a tractor proved. Some testers run over gear with a car or truck, so I thought why not be different and use a tractor. Due to the feedback I decided not to run over the Thrunite TN4A with a tractor.

Specifications

Surefire 6PX Defender Single Output LED

The powerful yet compact 6PX Defender features a virtually indestructible, high-efficiency LED that provides a blinding 200 lumens of light focused by a micro-textured reflector–for a wide beam with generous peripheral illumination. With a tailcap switch that you press for momentary-on or click for constant-on, the 6PX is simple to operate in the dark.

Built to last, the 6XP features a high-strength aerospace aluminum body that is hard anodized to military specifications for extreme resistance to abrasion and corrosion. The smoothly sculpted shape of the 6PX offers a comfortable, secure grip in the hand while the strike bezel provides a personal defense option.

Key Features:

Virtually indestructible LED emitter regulated to maximize light output and runtime
Precision micro-textured reflector creates smooth, optimized beam
Tough polycarbonate window resists impact
Strike Bezel provides personal defense option
High-strength aerospace aluminum body, Mil-Spec hard-anodized for extreme durability
Tailcap click switch—press for momentary on, click for constant on, release or click again to return to off
Weatherproof—O-ring and gasket sealed
Includes high-energy 123A batteries with 10-year shelf life

Specifications:

Max Output–White Light: 200 lumens
Tactical Runtime: 2 hours*
Length: 5.4 inches
Bezel Diameter: 1.25 inches
Weight with Batteries: 5.3 ounces
Batteries: two 123A (included)

*Runtime (at highest setting for multiple-output flashlights) until output drops below 50 lumens
Product Description

Virtually indestructible, electronically regulated light emitting diode (LED) has no filament to burn out or break; lasts for thousands of hours
Crenellated Strike Bezel® provides enhanced self-defense capability
Precision reflector creates smooth beam with no spots or rings
Rugged aerospace-grade aluminum body with Type III anodizing

Petzl TacTikka 3-LED Headlamp

Discreet lighting preserves night vision with a red filter that covers LEDs and easy transition between red and white lighting with flip filter Lighting level can be adjusted to help conserve battery life.

3 LEDs produce flood beam lighting with a long burn time, up to 120 hours

Compact and lightweight: a single compartment contains both the LED and batteries, and it weight in at only 25 ounces (including batteries) Practical as the beam can be easily aimed where needed, and it features a comfortable and adjustable elastic headband

Specifications:

Weight with batteries: 25 ounces Battery type: 3 AAA Burn time: 120 hours
Red filter made of impact resistant polycarbonate
Water resistant for all-weather use
Operates on 3 AAA/LR03 batteries (included).
Weight : 78 g including batteries
3-year guarantee

Hybrid Shake Flashlight Review

One thing about a shake flashlight – you do not have to worry about the batteries going out. A few days ago I was watching one of those TV shows about survival. The guy in the show was talking about urban survival in a post apocalyptic world.

While scavenging through a building, the star of the show was talking about his flashlight, which was a maglight that used D sized batteries. There was a mention of looking out for batteries for the flashlight. My thought was – why not use a shake flashlight? That way your not dependent on batteries.

Instead of having to rely on disposable batteries, look into getting a few hand crank – shake flashlights. That way you do not have to worry about scavenging batteries.

Please post your comments in the Hybrid Shake Flashlight Review thread of the forums. Special thanks goes to ReadyPro.org for supplying the flashlight for this review.

Dyno Powered Devices

Dyno Powered DevicesPlease Rate This Article Back on 08-08-2007, forrestdweller posted an interesting thread on the forum. At the time it did not get very much attention. As I was going through some of the older threads, I took notice of it. Dyno Powered Devices are really underrated and overlooked. As I walk around the […]

Hand crank flashlights

Three weeks after the power has gone out, and all of the batteries are dead, survivalist will be glad that they invested into some kind of hand crack flashlight – also called a dynamo powered flashlight. Whether its a type of lantern, or flashlight, it does not matter, these things are good to have around.

[caption id="attachment_851" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Hand crack flashlights Hand crank lantern[/caption]

The basic principle of a hand crank lantern is that it does not need batteries. Even though these devices say they do not “require batteries”, they have a couple of AA rechargeable batteries to store the charge. A few cranks of the handle is enough to charge the batteries for for several minutes of light.

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