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Typical "tactical" flashlight operating question
I bought and ATN J125 Javelin flashlight because I got a good deal on it. The unit was shipped directly from ATN, which is well-known for making night vision equipments. Anyway, I haven't owned/used any of these flashlights before and the way the Javelin works really bothers me. It has 4 modes, which is cycled through each time I pressed the switch in the back. So if I turned it off, then on again, it goes to the next mode in the cycle. The same if I turn on and lock if I twist the end. I really don't like the fact that I have no idea which mode the flashlight will be in when I turn it on for the first time. I have to cycle through to get to the mode that I want each time. Is this typical? If so, is there a reason for these flashlights to work that way?
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