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    Does anybody know the exact name or brand name of a strobelight flashlight? It operates by flashing bursts of intermitent light (at a suspect) that will disorient him enough so he cannot decifer your closing speed, in the event you need to tackle him or otherwise take him to the ground. Thanks.
    "If you run, you'll only go to jail tired."

  • #2
    I remember hearing about this a while back... I think Surefire made one with this feature.... I'll do some poking around....

    One I found real quick just now:

    SWAT Lightsaver - made by Gunfighters LTD. http://www.gunfightersltd.com/Lightsaver.htm

    And another, per Officer.com **(This one seems to be popular)**
    Night-Ops Gladius
    http://www.officer.com/article/artic...on=21&id=27672
    http://www.night-ops.com/Gladius-6V-LED.html

    Looks like there's quite a few out there to choose from..
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    BANG, next thing you know Bob's your Uncle and this Sgt is seemingly out on his a$$.
    Shoulda called in sick.
    Be safe!

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    • #3
      Also you can try www.blackhawk.com and search for gladius they have them listed for 249.00 if you were looking at prices.

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      • #4
        Hemi has it...Gladius makes that light (or at least the original). It runs at 230-250 bucks, and from all accounts, it's well worth it.

        A buddy of mine who is with a local PD here got issued one for his use on SWAT ops; he loves it.

        His son does not.

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        • #5
          I want a Gladius.

          I think that's all I have to say about the thing.
          Some Kind of Commando Leader

          "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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          • #6
            Gladius @ $249.00

            It is powered by two 3-volt lithium batteries with a runtime of 90 minutes of 80+ lumens of light.


            I like the strobe feature, but I'm not going to pay 249.00 for just 80+ Lumens.
            Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mr. Security
              Gladius @ $249.00

              It is powered by two 3-volt lithium batteries with a runtime of 90 minutes of 80+ lumens of light.


              I like the strobe feature, but I'm not going to pay 249.00 for just 80+ Lumens.
              Let alone the price for the batteries. I would settle for for a rechargeable light instead. You can get something more than 80 lumens at a much cheaper price from as far as I know. I have the stream light and pelican manufacture books if anyone is interested in prices.

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              • #8
                I never said it was cost effective. But it is cool. When you have the cash to blow (as many police officers do, yay tax write offs), you end up buying things like that.

                Then, there's the REST OF US, who buy a Stinger.
                Some Kind of Commando Leader

                "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
                  But it is cool. When you have the cash to blow (as many police officers do, yay tax write offs), you end up buying things like that.

                  Then, there's the REST OF US, who buy a Stinger.
                  I agree with you 100%. If I had the money to blow I would be ordering by now.

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                  • #10
                    flashlight

                    with all this talk about diffrent flashlight types, 2 D-Cells, 6 D-Cells...Stinger, Gladius...$250...screw all that mess...I'm just gonna go out and get me one of those flashlights you see on the infomercials at 1am. You know the clear plastic one that runs on static electricity to power it? Shake it up for a bit, and viola! $9.95 LMAO
                    "If you run, you'll only go to jail tired."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by wisconsinite
                      with all this talk about diffrent flashlight types, 2 D-Cells, 6 D-Cells...Stinger, Gladius...$250...screw all that mess...I'm just gonna go out and get me one of those flashlights you see on the infomercials at 1am. You know the clear plastic one that runs on static electricity to power it? Shake it up for a bit, and viola! $9.95 LMAO
                      Hopefully it puts out enough light, and is instantly accessable. I rely on my Streamlight Stinger because it turns on, unless I forgot to charge it. Then its my own damn fault.
                      Some Kind of Commando Leader

                      "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by wisconsinite
                        with all this talk about diffrent flashlight types, 2 D-Cells, 6 D-Cells...Stinger, Gladius...$250...screw all that mess...I'm just gonna go out and get me one of those flashlights you see on the infomercials at 1am. You know the clear plastic one that runs on static electricity to power it? Shake it up for a bit, and viola! $9.95 LMAO
                        You'll be better off with one of those chemical light sticks. Glows for 8 hours...
                        Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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                        • #13
                          I just picked up a beautiful Streamlight... A TwinTask 2L... ran about 30 bucks, but has an amazing light.

                          It alternates as you turn it on and off between a Xenon light and LED lights. I was trying it out in my darkened bathroom and it can really make someone think there are two officers present if you use it properly.
                          "Alright guys listen up, ya'll have probably heard this before, Jackson vs. Securiplex corporation; I am a private security officer, I have no State or governmental authority. I stand as an ordinary citizen. I have no right to; detain, interrogate or otherwise interfere with your personal property-... basically all that means is I'm a cop."-Officer Ernie
                          "The Curve" 1998

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by wisconsinite
                            with all this talk about diffrent flashlight types, 2 D-Cells, 6 D-Cells...Stinger, Gladius...$250...screw all that mess...I'm just gonna go out and get me one of those flashlights you see on the infomercials at 1am. You know the clear plastic one that runs on static electricity to power it? Shake it up for a bit, and viola! $9.95 LMAO
                            These lights are actually pretty amazing. They are great for keeping in the glovebox/trunk of your vehicle for those inevitable 4am tire changes. I usually keep a flashlight in my car, but EVERYTIME I would actually try to use the light, the batteries are dead! Hence the reason that the flashlight mentioned above makes sense. As far as using them as a duty-type of flashlight, not a chance. They use a simple LED light that produces just enough light to get by with, but not enough to really use for our purposes. I know someone (Mr. Security, this means you... lol) can somehow determine the lumens it produces.
                            "To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill." Sun-Tzu

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
                              Hopefully it puts out enough light, and is instantly accessable. I rely on my Streamlight Stinger because it turns on, unless I forgot to charge it. Then its my own damn fault.
                              I carry a stinger, and so does my boss. Funny story, last weekend my boss and I were walking around an apartment complex. We were checking windows of vacant ground-floor apartments for any signs of forced entry/vandalism. Well 5 minutes into it, his stinger battery goes dead. Buzzkill, but I had mine so no big deal right? We start to use my stinger, and guess what?!?! Mine dies moments later as well! I ended up stripping the taclight off of my weapon and using that as a flashlight!

                              What lesson did we both learn that night? Charge your flashlight nightly, or keep a spare battery in the car
                              "To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill." Sun-Tzu

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