I don’t think I’ve seen more improvements that have affected my daily life more than modern flashlight technology improvements. I remember in Boy Scouts when the guys would show up with their Maglites and their battery sucking monoliths. Batteries like the D battery are a thing of the past and just from a size standpoint, the Streamlight Scorpion is probable 1/10 of the weight and 2x’s what some of those flashlights put out. I find the Streamlight Scorpion to be the best all around flashlight, but it’s a bit too big for me for every day carry. I also believe this light is the best size for weapons mounting but unfortunately I know of no pressure switch that works with them.
Everyone has a different reason for for carrying a flashlight and depending on the task at hand we’ll have to choose one that works for us the best. I Personally prefer the Streamlight Poltac and Scorpion with a Section 8 Tactical utlimate retention device on my Streamlight Flashlights. This little accessory is also a great thing to have if you do not have a weapons mounted light and was a big hit for the IDPA Nationals Low-Light competition stages. LED technology means more power and longer battery life and I strongly suggest you consider clearing out any of your older flashlights and stocking up on CR123 batteries because the shelf live is much longer and it’s all part of being organized and prepared.