@awk@mexicantacos Even strobe lights bright enough to be completely disorienting have almost no defensive use because they stop working when you stop pointing it at someone, which you kind of have to do to flee an assailant.
@awk@brennyn@mexicantacos well, I have a sofrin handheld one that is 11000!lumens but I also have it right by my bed and my gun. So not entirely planning to run away at that point. I don’t know, not a defense expert. It’s a really cool flashlight though (mine, not whatever this is).
@awk@brennyn@mexicantacos, I might would use the strobe if I needed 3 to 5 seconds to pull my gun, or run grab it from under my pillow, but just to run & hide, or what¿ No, I don’t plan to run just to die tired!!
I’ve bought a bunch of these. I wish I had bought less. If you like heavy pens that transform into flashlights that barely work, this is for you. Not sure I ever found a bottle opener. I found a whistle that looks like it could open the bottle if it believed in itself, but it didn’t.
@kfdavila@ponagathos The bottle opener is on the back side of the glass breaker head; you have to unscrew the part with the pointy bit from its barrel, flip it around and screw the pointy bit in so that the barrel is a handle for the bottle opener.
I would have maybe got these, but I really need a letter opener/torx bit screw driver/paperweight/throwing star as well as something that I can stuff in my wallet and never use… I don’t think this will fit any of my needs.
I was so excited to get 2 of these when they were offered last year. I had high hopes… With my dad being a retired electrician who’s ALWAYS fixing something he’s got a tiny screwdriver in his pocket or nearby at all times so I thought he’d love this. He’s even been known to fix/adjust the TV picture when visiting a friend’s house. Lol Unfortunately he passed away in September and I hadn’t given it to him yet. They’re both unopened and sitting in the box. Guess I should figure out who’s getting it for X-mas!
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me; fool me a third time & I guess we’re both fools!! In other fn words, I got these lights the last time & wasn’t impressed with their battery life ergo, I won’t be conned into purchasing these again!
If the “tool card” had had a seat belt cutter, I probably would have bought just for that. Thankfully, my seatbelt disengaged before my passenger area caught fire, so I was able to climb out of the window, but it made me realize that a cutter could have been necessary.
@djslack Thanks for the thought. I’m doing well considering the possibilities. The accident made me think of getting one because it could have been much worse. If my belt hadn’t opened properly, the only cutting device I had with me was a nail clip, and I shudder to think about trying to cut through a seat belt with that, since there were flames coming out of the hood right in front of the windshield as soon as my truck came to a rest. The cab was fully involved within a couple of minutes which did not give me much time for cutting my way out, so the end result could have been quite different.