The flashlight has come a long way since its invention in 1899

Surefire R1 Lawman

If you’re in the market for a new flashlight, you’ll no doubt be aware of the many versions out there. But if you’re looking for an expensive compact torch that offers a blinding output of 750 lumens, go with Surefire’s R1 Lawman.

Designed for law enforcement officers, the rechargeable R1 Lawman LED flashlight features a maximum output of 750 lumens, and head and tailcap switches that are user programmable. This dual-fuel capable light also has the ability to run on either its included rechargeable lithium-ion (li-ion) battery or two disposable or rechargeable 123A cells. The Lawman’s precision micro-textured reflector produces a smooth, wide beam with extensive reach and generous peripheral illumination, perfect for a broad range of police and security applications including temporarily blinding opponents.

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