Top 10 Tactical Flashlights

We have compiled a list of our top 10 favorite tactical flashlights that are available now. This list is based on their durability and practicality of the flashlight as well as their lumen output and longevity.

Best Tactical Flashlights

SureFire M Series Scout Light

The M Series Scout Lights are powerful, lightweight weapon-mounted lights—powered by AA Lithium or 123A lithium battery (depending on the models)—that features a virtually indestructible LED, which generates high output of light focused by a TIR lens into a high-intensity beam with plenty of reach and sufficient peripheral illumination for close to longer range operation. These rugged lights easily and securely attaches to MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails via its integral thumbscrew clamp and is activated by clicking its pushbutton tailcap switch (pressure-activated tape switches are sold separately or included with appropriate models). Machined from aerospace aluminum that’s hard anodized with a Mil-Spec finish and O-ring sealed to keep out the elements, these Scout Lights will withstand the rigors of combat

Streamlight 88059 Pro Tac Rail Mount 2

Lightweight, compact, and low profile, the Streamlight 88058 ProTac Rail Mount Tactical Light features the latest in shock-proof power LED technology. The rail clamp is designed to rapidly and securely attach/detach from rifles, carbines and submachine guns with a MIL Standard 1913 Rail. This 625-lumen light featuring a dedicated fixed-mount for Picatinny rails. It uses either a remote switch with momentary/constant-on operation or a push-button tail switch. TEN-TAP Programming offers the choice of three operating modes: high/strobe, high only, and low/high.

SureFire X300 Ultra Series LED

SureFire's X300 Ultra delivers a stunning 600 lumens of output. This bright beam is focused by a precision TIR lens, giving you a tight, far reaching beam with the power to temporarily impair an adversary’s vision and to positively identify and accurately engage threats at a significant distance, plus sufficient peripheral illumination for maintaining situational awareness. This Rugged, versatile illumination tool easily secures to the Picatinny and Universal rails found on many handguns, and will fit many popular rail-less handguns by using SureFire’s MR adapter mounts.

Streamlight 69120 TLR-2 C4

This intensely bright, virtually indestructible rail-mounted tactical light features a rail grip clamp system that rapidly and securely attaches/detaches quickly and safely with no tools and without putting hands in front of muzzle. The Streamlight 69120 TLR-2 is a lightweight, compact, lithium battery powered gun-mounted tactical light with an integrated aiming laser featuring the latest in shock-proof power LED technology. A tethered battery door and latch mechanism prevents battery door loss while providing easy battery replacement. When enabled, the strobe activates on two or more momentary paddle hits. Durable aluminum construction; anodized finish. High temperature, shock mounted, impact resistant Boro Float glass lens. Extensively live-fire tested impact resistant construction. Windage and Elevation adjustment screws mounted in brass bushings for long life and dependable zero retention. Operating temperature: -40°F to +120°F. C4 LED technology, impervious to shock with a 50,000-hour lifetime; 650-660nm red laser. 300-Lumens, 12,000-candela peak beam intensity. Deep-dish parabolic reflector produces a concentrated beam with optimum peripheral illumination. Solid-state current regulation for consistent illumination level. Ambidextrous momentary/steady On-Off switch. Three position Mode Selector switch (Laser only, LED Illumination only, both).

Surefire E2D LED Defender Ultra

The E2D LED Defender Ultra personal-defense light leads with 600 lumens of disorienting light on high and follows up with a crenellated Strike Bezel that can deliver another blow, should a blast of blinding white light not be enough to repel an aggressor. The ultra-compact E1D LED Defender is powered by a single 123A lithium battery but still packs a 300-lumen punch and the same follow-up bite as its big brother. Both lights also generate a useful low-output five-lumen beam for non-defensive tasks.

Fenix PD35 Tac Tactical Edition Flashlight

The Fenix pd35 tac (tactical edition), remains in pocketsize but in higher performance and focuses on tactical employment. Measured at less than 14cm long, it features up to 1000lumen output and throwing distance to 200 meters. In outdoor mode, it delivers 6 output modes. However, tactical mode strengthens pd35 tac with simplified and fast operation. From outdoor use to law enforcement, you can resort to it.

Smith & Wesson MP12 Tactical Flashlight

The MP 12 LED Tactical Flashlight with high, low and strobe modes is constructed from anodized aircraft aluminum in matte black; shatterproof, tempered glass lens with anti-reflective coating; shot blasted reflector; double 'O' ring sealed for waterproofing, and extreme weather and corrosion resistance; nylon holster with duty-belt sized opening and Velcro loop attachment with spare battery compartment. The MP 12 Tactical Flashlight is built to last. Constructed of anodized aircraft aluminum with a shatterproof tempered glass lens to ensure it will stand up to extreme conditions. The MP 12 is waterproof and impact resistant up to 1 meter.

Fenix LD41 Flashlight

Updated with Cree XM-L2 U2, the latest upgraded Fenix LD41 delivers blinding 920 lumens and reaches 328 yards on four commonly available AA batteries.It is easy to use, employing two unique dual tail cap switches to provide quick switching between four brightness levels and flashing modes. this latest upgraded LD41 is a high performance flashlight that is great for various outdoor activities such as searching, camping, caving, etc.

Pelican 7600 Tactical Flashlight

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J5 Tactical - Hyper V Ultra

The J5 Hyper V Tactical Flashlight is the latest addition to the J5 Tactical range of flashlights. With it’s ultra bright 400lm LED light, and ability to run all night on 3 x AAA batteries, this flashlight represents the best value in the J5 range of flashlights. Perfect for hunting, cycling, climbing, camping or any outdoor activity. J5 Hyper V Tactical Flashlight Features: Small Handheld But Intense – Super Bright LED Flashlight (Max 400 Lumens) The Beam on this flashlight can sweep a bright white light over 2 football field lengths on a clear night. Adjustable focus lets you zoom the beam in and out for a super focused narrow beam. Amazing Brightness from 3 x standard AAA Batteries (Not included) A single set of batteries will give you a couple of solid hours of brilliant bright light. Or will last several weeks to several months with normal daily use. Made with a compact Aluminum Alloy Case, making it easy to slip into your pocket or clip on your belt or backpack.