Tactical responses, tactical gear, tactical weapons, tactical advantages – such phrases make it simple for consumers to associate the word “tactical” with a quality that gives individuals an obvious advantage. Some manufacturers, however, use this word as a marketing ploy to make you believe that a product, such as a tactical flashlight, is of superior quality. But what makes a flashlight genuinely “tactical”? (more…)
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For many people, a flashlight is almost a novelty item, spending most of the year in a drawer until camping season rolls around. For some professionals, however, such as those in law enforcement, a tactical flashlight is an important toolthat can help them perform their jobs safely and effectively. At COAST Products, we offer flashlights at a variety of price points to cater to both types of individuals.
Recently, President Obama announced that troops stationed in Iraq will be brought home in time for the holidays. Moreover, the 33,000 additional “surge” of troops sent to Afghanistan in 2009 will be coming home by September of 2012. Military families across the country rejoiced at this news. Just imagine: Rather than having quality time with Daddy or Mommy squeezed into the span of a short leave, these kids would have their parents home for good – or at least for a good, long while.
However, the transition from military deployment to civilian life can be extremely challenging, both for military personnel and for their family members. Spouses may feel mixed feelings – elation at the prospect of enjoying time with their loved ones, but sometimes also resentment at losing the freedom deployment can provide. As in any marriage, money problems, rumors of infidelity and unrealistic expectations add stress to military reunions. And children face their own challenges when it comes to welcoming home their veteran parents. For instance, kids might openly express anger that Mom or Dad had to leave in the first place.
Law enforcement agencies, rescue units and security companies across the country have come to trust Coast Knives and Tools to provide high-quality and durable LED lights, utility knives and multi-tools. Here are the top three Coast products used in the law enforcement and security fields:
1. X21 LED Flashlight
This handheld beauty features an astounding 1,070-lumen output – the brightest LED light on the market today. Used by police officers, firefighters and search and rescue crews, the X21 offers the most advanced features. The 16-inch aluminum body is home to a multi-optic advanced focus system and a three-step Quick-Cycle Switch function. The X21 also has an amazing 600-hour working battery life, so there’s no need to worry about being left in the dark.
Thanks to the great expansion of the internet the ability to purchase used items has become easier than ever before. But, does ease-of-purchase automatically translate into proper purchase? That is to say, do you really want to purchase your LED flashlights used? After all, a flashlight is useless if it is not reliable and when you purchase a flashlight off an online auction you really have no idea if you are getting damaged good or not. And what if the product is damaged? Will returns be easily processed and will you have access to warranties? Probably not!
For items where reliability is key, it is recommended that you steer clear of used items. Instead, select a flashlight from a brand you can trust from a reliable seller. Buying used is good for certain items but when it comes to tactical flashlights such a purchasing decision may best be avoided. Remember, you want to make sure the flashlight is free of problems and purchasing a brand new one would circumvent problems associated with used items.
Pictured: The LL7847 LED Lenser Digitac II