I can still think of the time when my Grandfather use to come home from Radio Shack with some new powerful flashlight that was very impressive to a 9yr olds eyes. That giant flashlight that took those giant D batteries seemed like modern technology was displayed for my eyes only. Later it was the spoiled rich kids that showed up on camping trips with the expensive mag lites that their parents gave them because they thought you need that much candle power on a camping trip.
Well, there’s nothing wrong with a bright flashlight, nothing at all. The flashlights that I see in stores like the Streamlight Flashlights are so bright and compact that the only draw back is having CR123 batteries in storage and the fact that some of these flashlights are easy to loose. I have seen many weapons lights on M4 Carbines, but the one hand held flashlight that everyone seems to use is the Streamlight TLR-1. This handgun light is still the staple for rail handguns and could be used on any shotgun or rifle. The best thing about it too is most of them can be had for under $120.