Top 3 Best Tactical Flashlights of 2019
Let go over the top 3 best tactical flashlights at Fenix-store.com in 2019. Tactical flashlights come in many shapes, sizes, and brands, however, Fenix tactical flashlights are the cream of the crop. A tactical flashlight will have a tail-cap or button at the rear for easier one-handed operation and a more aggressive strike bezel for self-defense or for glass breaking purposes. These are some of the ideal features to have with your tactical flashlight or when you consider buying a new tactical flashlight. The three options we will be discussing today all have these tactical features.
The first tactical flashlight that we will discuss will be the Fenix PD32 (Discontinued: Check out the PD32 V2.0). The reason why this is one of the best tactical flashlights is that its only 5 inches in length and will fit very good in the palm of your hand. It reaches up to 900 lumens on a single 18650 battery. You can also use two non-rechargeable CR123 batteries as an alternative for emergency situations. Now the PD32 features a rear tail switch and stainless steel side switch to change the brightness settings. It has 5 brightness modes plus a strobe, which are turbo 900 lumens, High with 400 Lumens, Mid at 150 Lumens, and Low setting is 50 Lumens, then finally the Eco setting is at 5 Lumens. The Fenix PD32 also has a tight beam pattern allowing you to have a visibility of 787 feet and it also has a memory circuit. It will remember the last setting it was turned of on. So it will turn back on the same setting used when you turned the flashlight off. It will do this for all the modes available. This is a very good tactical flashlight to start off with. This PD32 is priced at $69.95. You can purchase it at Fenix-store.com with free shipping.
The next flashlight is easily the most popular tactical flashlight we have available. This would be the Fenix PD35 TAC. It has 1000 lumens of output and both a rear and side switch like the Fenix PD32 that we previously mentioned. However, the Fenix PD35 TAC is a bit longer at 5.4 inches but still 1 inch wide. It will take the same rechargeable 18650 battery or two of the non-rechargeable CR123 batteries. It is a very good size and a little bit brighter than the PD32. The Fenix PD35 TAC also has the same five output brightness settings, with a beam throw of 656 Ft. It will give a bit more of broader beam, not so much of a spot beam, like the PD32.
Now the PD35 TAC flashlight has a unique operation feature that has two operating modes. It has a tactical and outdoor mode. In tactical mode, the side switch has no function. You would change the brightness level by pushing the rear witch halfway either Turbo, low or strobe. You can select which brightness level you want by making a full click on the desired setting to maintain it at that output level. Outdoor is the regular mode of operation. This is where the rear switch turns the light on and off, with the side switch working to increase the output levels. To switch between the operating modes, you turn the light on for about 2-3 seconds and hold down the side switch until you see three long flashes. This will switch between modes.The brightness outputs of the PD35 TAC include eco at 8 lumens, low at 60 lumens, mid at 200 lumens, high at 500 lumens and finally the turbo at 100 lumens.
The last tactical flashlight we will be discussing is the Fenix TK20R. This is probably the best rechargeable tactical flashlight. This flashlights also has 100 lumens of output with a visibility distance of 1017 feet. The TK20R also has an aggressive strike bezel. It has a tail switch to turn it on and off, and a stainless steel side switch with an anti-roll ring to prevent the flashlight from falling off the table. The beam pattern is a much tighter spot beam with a much farther visibility distance. It ill still give a decent flood spill beam also. The Fenix TK20R tactical flashlight is powered by one single 18650 flashlight or two non-rechargeable CR123 batteries. These can always be used as a back. This tactical flashlight is actually USB rechargeable, it will include a 2900 mAh battery. The battery will be located inside of the flashlight when you purchase it. You will be able to recharge the battery inside the flashlight with the included micro USB cable. You would plug the cable directly into the flashlight, similar to a cell phone. The wall adapter is not included, but you can use the same one used to charge your cell phone or mobile phone. It will usually take 3-4 hours to fully charge the battery. This tactical flashlight also features an intelligent memory circuit. The length of the flashlight is 5.9 inches, and 1.3 inches wide. Just a little bit longer and thicker compared to the previous two flashlights. We have 5 brightness modes, eco at 5 lumens, low at 50 lumens, mid 150 lumens, high is 400 lumens, and finally turbo at 1000 lumens.
All the tactical flashlights we discussed today has an IPX-8 standard waterproof rating. You can submerge them up to 6.5 ft for up to 30 minutes. These three options are great for any beginner or experienced tactical flashlight user. All these flashlights can be purchased at Fenix-store.com, which offer free shipping on all orders. Pick up one of these great tactical flashlights today.