A Woman's Perspective On The Times We Live In


January 24, 2012

Light Up Your World!

     In the Fall of 2011, I decided to take a Defensive Training gun class, taught by John and Vicki Farnam.  And that necessitated buying some extra gear that would be used in the course of our instruction.  Thanks to the recommendation of my good friend, Claire, I purchased the most awesome little LED light, which we would need in one of the drills where we were taught how to shoot in low-light or dark conditions.
      John Farnam stressed that if you're going to carry a gun, you have a duty to carry a light for two reasons:  1) Most attacks statistically happen in low light.  You have the duty to identify your target before you use deadly force.  2)  The use of a light prior to the use of deadly force will stop most attackers.  
     And my friend, Claire, saved me lots of time and research in finding the best light to fit my needs.  She stressed the fact that you don't want to go cheap on an item that could be used to literally save your life.  She endorsed the Fenix PD30, which I bought on Amazon for $58.  This little light is amazing!
     It has different settings; from low beam to high beam to strobe; even SOS.  On high, it is as powerful as any larger, more industrial flashlight.  But this small, lightweight model makes it much more desirable for carrying.  It was perfect for taking my defensive training course.  It comes with a carrying case that velcroes on your belt like a Leatherman and gives you easy access.  I had no problem handling both my weapon and my light during the night-time drills.
     For the techies among you, the Fenix uses Cree LED technology, which is the latest available.  It perfectly combines high brightness and long runtime (a lifespan of 50,000 hours) with 4 levels of brightness (257 lumens in turbo mode; and 124 lumens (high), 67 lumens (medium) and 10 lumens (low) in General Mode.
    For me, the bottom line was functionality and dependability.  The size, light weight, and power of this compact light makes it the best choice for me.  It's perfect for your Go Bag, or to carry in your purse, if you're out late at night.  It's also a great alternative for those big, bulky flashlights on your nightstand.  But perhaps the biggest benefit of owning the Fenix PD30 is that it is one more important component in your line of defense. 

John 12:46     "I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness."

2 comments:

  1. Hey thanks for the credit & kind words in this post! That Fenix is such a great light I got two of them. Couldn't find the PD30, they have the new & improved PD32 (I think that is the number), but the controls are better on the new one.
    CZ

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  2. I have no problem giving credit where credit is due. And thanks for the update on Fenix; they are really good about improving their products. And this is exactly what I'm encouraging, Ladies! Let's help keep each other informed. If you know something that would help the rest of us, please share. We are all in this together!

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