How a G700 Tactical Flashlight Saved My Life
It was a dark and stormy night—no, really, I live in Washington. Excited to deliver a gift to a friend, I headed out of my house and walked three blocks toward his place. You see, he collects all things “survival” and I ordered him one of those G700 Tactical Flashlights. You know, the military grade titanium-cased power torch with modes for strobing, SOS, condensed beam, broad beam, get you out of a jam, and make you breakfast sort of gadgets.
Being blind, I don’t typically carry a flashlight in my pocket, but tonight was different. Being trained in martial arts, I can take care of myself, but this little beauty did most of the work for me that night.
A man grabbed me and started pulling me off the sidewalk. I’m not a small gal by any measure, so remembering my training, I collapsed to the ground. If the man was desperate enough, he could haul my limp, 200-pound body over the pavement. Good thing he was not that desperate, but the cheeky bugger thought it would be okay to rifle through my pockets.
I pulled out the G700 Tactical Flashlight I had purchased for my friend and clicked the button, praying the right end was pointing at my attacker’s face. The man shrieked as if I had hit him with a Taser instead of an innocent light. Taking advantage of the situation, I stood up and jabbed the thug with my cane. After making sure he wouldn’t get back up anytime soon, I turned around and headed back home, stuffing the flashlight into my pocket.
I ordered another one for my friend. This one, I was keeping. Now, if I can just get it to make me breakfast …