The Best Tactical Flashlights


Searching for a quality tactical flashlight can be daunting task. We understand that all around the internet you will find many different models of tactical flashlights from many brands like Maglite, Surefire, Olight, and Streamlight. Many of these brands have key features that make their tactical flashlight distinct form others. This is another reason it can be hard to find the correct fit. With so many options it will be hard to find one with all the features you are looking for. Some will have a certain amount of output or they may be powered by a certain type of battery.

To better help you decide what tactical flashlight you will need you will need to answer simple questions about it's use and purpose. Below you will find some common questions you will want to answer before making a purchase for a tactical flashlight. You will want to take you time to answer these questions to the best of you knowledge and be truthful with you answer. After writing down you answer you will have a more clear understand of what Tactical flashlight will best fit your personality and daily or periodic use. 

Questions to answer when purchasing a Tactical Flashlight: 

  • When will I use the tactical Flashlight the most? (work, home, car)
  • Will I have to use my tactical Flashlight at any point for personal Defense?
  • How many lumens do I need in my tactical flashlight? 
  • What battery or power options do I prefer for a tactical flashlight? (AA, CR123, or 18650)
  • Do I prefer a rechargeable or non-rechargeable tactical flashlight? 
  • How much should the tactical flashlight weigh? 
  • What accessories can I purchase with the tactical flashlight that I purchase?

After answering these common Tactical flashlights questions you will probably have a more clear view of what flashlight you will need. Now you will have to research some of the brands mentioned previously to find which one fits with the answers from the questions above. You will also want to research which brand offers a good warranty for your tactical flashlight. More than likely you will be using this tactical flashlight in situations where it can get banged up, dropped, or put through torture. This is why it is very important to purchase a tactical flashlight from a company that has been around for a long time and that offer quality customer service. After you have finally finished with your research and questions, you are now ready to look at all the tactical flashlight options that are available. 

This is were we make it easy for you. We have composed a list of the Top 20 Tactical Flashlights available through We have not included other brands because we offer a very large variety of tactical flashlights that can fit almost everyones needs. Below you will find most of the tactical flashlights from out TK and PD series and even some surprises that you may have not expect. We hope that this list of the Top 10 Tactical Flashlights helps you find the right one for your needs. 

1. Fenix PD35 TAC  - Buy Herepd35tac-blog.jpg

The Fenix PD35 TAC has set the standard for all other tactical flashlights. It's compact frame and massive output make the it the best in the Tactical series. With both a tactical mode and outdoors mode makes it both the perfect tactical flashlight and everyday carry flashlight. Tested in the field by many LEO's and Military personal, they all give the Fenix PD35TAC a 5 star review. This will soon become the best and most effective flashlight that you will ever own. - Read more here

2. Fenix Tk35 Ultimate Edition 2018 Tactical Flashlight - Buy Heretk352018blog.jpg

Why is this flashlight in 2nd place? One word: Awesome! this is the Tactical Flashlight of you dreams. With 3200 lumens of output and USB rechargeable battery carrier makes the Fenix TK35UE 2018 a beast in every aspect. The Fenix TK35UE Tactical flashlight has many features for every aspect of tactical use in any field. This flashlight has been a Police and Military favorite for many years. Read More Here...

3. Fenix TK20R Tactical Rechargeable Flashlight - Buy Here


What else could you want form a tactical flashlight. This is one of the most compact flashlights that you will find for tactical use. The Fenix TK20R tactical flashlights is a step above the rest and it carries easy in a pocket or holster. Fenix-store makes this flashlight available in tactical bundle also with picatinny rail mount and pressure switch.  Read More Here...

4. Fenix PD35 V2.0 Tactical Flashlight - Buy Here


The little brother to the PD35TAC is a beast, especially with it recent upgrades, including a battery level indicator and rust resistant body. The PD35 has been the top EDC flashlight for it's reliability and functionality. It may not have as many features as the PD35TAC but it defiantly deserves to be in the top 10 for best tactical flashlights. The new 2018 model has a total output of 1000 Lumens! Read more about the PD35 V2.0 here.

5. Fenix UC35 Rechargeable Tactical Flashlight - Buy Here


A distant cousin of the Fenix PD35 has also made the list as one of the best tactical flashlights available. The Fenix UC35 V2.0 has many features that you would want and need in a compact flashlight, including it's 1000 lumen output and ability to run on CR123 batteries. The update 2018 version is more compact making it easy to carry in a tactical situation.  Read More Here...

 6. Fenix TK75 5100 Lumen Tactical Flashlight - Buy Here


This may not be the easiest tactical flashlight to carry due to it's bigger size, but here in the United states of America we have a saying: "Bigger is always Better" and the Fenix TK75 is no exception. This is the perfect tactical flashlight for military of police search and rescue teams. It's throw distance can reach more than half a mile long. The 5100 Lumens is just an added bonus. Read more Here...     

7. Fenix TK65R Rechargeable Tactical flashlight - Discontinued


The Fenix TK65R tactical flashlight is designed with military and police in mind. We can talk about the the great options that this light has, but what we think is the best feature is the catapult holster. This holster allows the flashlight to be unclipped and ready to use quickly in a tactical situation without fumbling around. Read more here...


8.  Fenix TK25 R&B Tactical Flashlight - Discontinued


This is one of the newest flashlights added to the Fenix Tactical flashlights lineup! Not only does it provide 1000 lumens of white light, but it also includes Red and Blue LED's. No more having to fumble around with filters for hunting trips, this flashlight already has them integrated. Easy to use and compatible with the Fenix Rail mount and pressure switch. Read more here...


9. Fenix RC20 Rechargeable Tactical Flashlight - Buy Here


The Fenix RC20 is also a one of kind tactical flashlight. No side switch, 1000 lumens, and most importantly a charing cradle are just some of the great features that make the Fenix RC20 such a great tactical flashlight. The cradle can easily be mounted in a duty or department car as many LEO have done so before. No more hassle with charing cables, just plug it in to the charging cradle. Read more here...

10. Fenix TK16 LED Tactical Flashlight - Buy here (updated TK16 V2)


Last but no least is a fan favorite, the Fenix TK16 tactical flashlight. What makes this such a great tactical flashlight? No side switch and instant strobe. With the Fenix TK16 tactical flashlight you don't have to wait for the strobe to activate, just holding down the rear mode switch will activate the instant strobe option. Read more here...