Nightstick TAC-560XL Tactical Light

@Nightstick TAC-560XL Tactical Light (MSRP $80) – @KimberTacII If you’re anything like me you may not have heard of Nightstick flashlights until now. You’ve heard of Surefire and Streamlight (maybe you can’t afford them but you’ve heard of them). The natural assumption is they’re a new company that may not be around in six months. Actually, Nightstick is an up and coming company that is best known in industrial settings for the last 7 years. Better yet Nightstick is subsidiary of Bayco, a company that’s been putting products on the shelves of Lowes and Home Depot for 30 years now. When Nightstick offer up the TAC-560XL for review it was clearly a go big or go home moment. In this product they are providing far more in one package than any competitor I’ve seen at a much better price point. The TAC-560XL is a compact all aircraft aluminum, extreme lumen, rechargeable tactical light for $80. That’s 33% less than the Amazon Streamlight’s Strion LED HL rechargeable which provides less in every ANSI statistic and unlike Streamlight you won’t pay extra for a rapid charger or DC plug. The Nightstick TAC-560XL provides a blinding 800 lumens on its high setting, 350 lumens on medium and 140 lumens on low with a 600 lumen strobe setting. The run time is a respectable 2 hours on high or as much as 8 3/4 hours on low. If that’s not enough for you a battery sleeve is provided to allow the use of cr123 […]

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Schrade Knives SCPEN4O

@SchradeKnives SCPEN4O (MSRP $42.66) – @123stacyc123 Wow, it’s an orange pen… Actually it’s signal whistle and a defensive weapon and a ferro rod fire starter with striker and a glass breaker and oh yes, a pen. This little gem is actually a pretty brilliant addition to you everyday carry. Yes it’s a ballpoint pen with a replaceable cartridge, but that pen is housed in a double tapered aircraft aluminum body. The pen side would, in the right circumstance, prove to be a powerful piercing point. The back side of the pen is designed as a glass breaker point. When held in a fist, without the cap, the result is aluminum taper emerging from each side. This pen in conjunction with a modified ridgehand punch would be devastating; leading to a fractured skull at the temple or base; or a strong inside block to an opponent’s kick could leave them bleeding out from the femoral artery. In a trained hand a simple double taper is deadly. The cap has a loud and piercing whistle made to get attention when you need it. It would certainly do the job. A counterclockwise twist of the barrel reveals a ferro rod fire starter. A reverse twist of the end cap glass breaker removes the point and reverses to a striker giving you a nice handle on both sides for fire making. You may also notice the cavity that hides the ferro rod has some spare room that you may fill with dryer lint or […]

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