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Maglite 3D Cell Torch
Member Name: Supaguard
Maglite 3D Cell Torch
Date: 13/04/03, updated on 09/10/04 (772 review reads)
Advantages: Well Built, Sturdy, Top Performance, Cult Status
Disadvantages: Cumbersome In Tight Spaces
As a Security Officer, I "perhaps" have more of a need for a Maglite, to erm..... see in the dark?!
Oh come on! We all know why Maglites are the way they are!!
As soon as you manage to open the packaging (you know one of those
scissors/hacksaw jobs!) and begin to load up those beasty D-cells, you just know as the weight increases that its one monster of a torch.
You soon picture yourself in the heat of battle, zuum, swish, bzzz, swish "Luke, I'm your Father", zzzz zz z, hmm? oh sorry! must have dozed off there for a second, damned security jobs!
Where was I?, oh yes, The Maglite. As I was saying the weight of the thing really is quite impressive, I mean , if it were to accidentally fall on someones head, it could cause some serious damage!
Once loaded, you just can't wait to "Clunk-Click" the button toward the front of the thing and ... Let there be light!, and there is and I am pleased, very pleased! You twist the lens housing and sweep without effort between an intense "spot" beam and a less intense but invaluable wide flood beam, you just can't help but play! (be warned however, as silhouettes and shadows, may from a distance look rather suspect!)
Also as I like to look the part (even if I don't act it!) a handy ring-like holster is available to secure your Maglite like a police baton (ever see that film - Maniac Cop?!) Which is great as if you try holding your foot long torch and 100 keys whilst fiddling with a padlock, you get the idea!
This however brings me to its greatest flaw, it must be the worlds most cumbersome torch, (don't sit down with this one in your pocket!) And therefore is not in my opinion suited for the home user. It's virtually impossible to lay down and angle in the direction you want. It's so heavy, it just rolls away or falls over with a great bang!
For those who are unlucky enough to be ensnared in
to a life of security however, I would recommend one without a doubt, a faithfull and reliable friend with status (at last!)
Oh nearly forgot if you are in the industry, try www.philthesecurityguard.com it's a scream!!