The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. Combine that with Labor Day sales and it is time to start looking at new tactical flashlights.
I was recently sent a Fenix PD36 TAC for review. It is a 3000 lumen tactical flashlight powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery. It has the usual features such as various power settings along with a strobe mode. The battery is recharged using a mini-USB cable instead of a separate recharging device.
I have not had the time yet to give it the rigorous tryout that it deserves.
However, Kevin Creighton has done a review of a number of tactical flashlights. While this model is not on his list, he does look at the Fenix PD35 TAC which is a less powerful light (1000 lumens vs. 3000 lumens).
The testing regimen that Kevin has done on tactical flashlights for his blog at Ammoman.com is very rigorous. It goes far beyond just using the light for a few days. He does everything from a drop test to beam pattern to testing while actually shooting.
If you are in the market for a tactical flashlight, I would urge you to read his objective comparisons before making a purchase.