I sure wish I had a FireHawk LED Flashlight
as my everyday carry (edc
) flashlight when I was growing up.
Things were different back then. I vividly recall hauling around a super heavy MagLite.
Why? Because, at the time, it was the best flashlight available... or so I thought since that's what the police carried.
There I was, a strapping young lad raised on a small farm in the early 80’s.
I carried that heavy flashlight around (the one with three D-cell batteries in it) so that I could see what the heck I was doing at the crack of dawn. I had morning chores ya know.
I also recall many late nights holding that MagLite so my Father could swap out a broken bearing on our combine.
My arm still hurts just thinking about it. Holding that MagLite for hours on end.
I dare you to try and hold a full-size MagLite in the air for 3 hours straight and not feel like your shoulder is about to fall off.
But trust me, it was far better for my arm to go numb than to “get lazy with the flashlight.”