For self-defense and tactical shooting, night practice is a must—most bad guys come under cover of darkness. 5.11’s ATAC L2 flashlight has all the standard features of a good tactical light, with a few bells and whistles thrown in for good measure. The L2’s water-resistant, aerospace-grade aluminum took a beating, 222 lumens provided ample illumination, and I especially liked the lock-out switch—no more dead batteries from the light inadvertently going on inside my range bag (replacement tac-light batteries aren’t cheap). Three intensity settings (full, dim, and strobe), a snug-fitting pocket clip, and a breakaway lanyard round out the attributes of this solid tactical light. $85; 511tactical.com.
- O/B Store