Which Stinger?

Discussion in 'Knives, Tactical Gear, and Survival' started by Big country, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. Big country

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    I'm going to get a Streamlight Stinger and I was thinking about the DS (dual switch) or just the regular Stinger. Or maybe the Stinger LED? I'm going to be carrying it on duty with my gun belt and I want something smaller than the 3-D cell Mag light that I normally carry. Any one that is a Security officer or LEO have any recommendations on these?
     


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    get the LED with the DS and the strobing option that is a mean light and very bright
     
  4. Buckles

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    those are great lights and are pretty durable. i would go with the led version if you are going to be using it alot. the batter life is worth not being able to throw the light as far. if i was you though, i would look into fenix, nitecore, quark, and surefire lights too. the surefires are pretty expensive as im sure you know, but you really do get what you pay for when it comes to lights.
     
  5. Big country

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    Well. I'm looking to replace the 3-D cell mag light I carry on duty at night time right now, so it has to be a good general purpose light as well as be fairly easy to use with a gun in my other hand. I'm leaning toward the gas filled bi pin bulb (on the XT) because it should cut threw smoke better than an LED light. As a security officers duty's usually include getting everyone safely out of a building in an emergency situation like a fire I would like to know that the firefighters can see my light better if I should become trapped in the carry out of such duties. And the strobe is from what I understand from LEO's and other firearms instructors mostly useless and another button to press in a stressful situation where fine motor skills are rarely at their best. The light also has to be reasonably shock resistant for use with tactical shooting techniques. Only thing worse than a miss is a miss and then the lights go out and you're both armed and blind. :lolz: So I'm leaning toward the XT, I think. My friends and my wife say I change my mind like a woman. :lolz:
     
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  7. Buckles

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    do you want something thats about the same size as the mag? or would a smaller light work too?

    heres a site to check out if you really want to find a great light
    CandlePowerForums

    heres a few lights i found that might work for you
    http://www.surefire.com/8NX-Commander

    http://streamlight.com/product/product.aspx?pid=152

    http://streamlight.com/product/product.aspx?pid=159

    http://streamlight.com/product/product.aspx?pid=33

    http://www.surefire.com/G3L

    http://www.surefire.com/G2Z-LED-CombatLight

    http://www.surefire.com/6PDL

    I almost forgot about Inova lights. they make some great duty lights that are very durable.
     
  8. M. Sage

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    The Stinger is alright, out of your options I'd go with an LED. But to be honest, I'd think about going with a light that has a better rechargeable battery - IMO the Stinger's Achilles heel is its NiCad battery packs. I use a Stinger at work, and always have two batteries and use the piggyback charger. As long as you don't recharge before they need it (too often) and remember to drop the batteries to completely dead once in a while (I do that once a month... or so), they'll last longer.

    Then again, it doesn't look like any of the rechargeables have decided to go with a better battery technology yet.
     
  9. Big country

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    I need a light that has parts and holsters widely available as it will be going on my duty belt. and there just so many different officers that carry stingers that the chargers are everywhere. You're right the batteries have had some issues just look at the disclaimer on the bottom of the page on all those. LOL!
     
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    O and the scorpion is not rechargeable and neither are most of the sure fires and poly lights. And they are hard to find holsters for on the duty belt.
     

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