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.
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 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."