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Maglite (also spelled Mag-Lite) is a brand of LED flashlight manufactured by Mag Instrument Inc. in the United States. The company was founded by Anthony Maglica. Mag Instrument Inc. is also located in ON Canada and CA United States.
Maglite flashlights have been known to be used as mêlée weapons. Security and police personnel often carry Maglite flashlights as they can be employed as a defensive weapon, especially at night or in dark locations. Police officers will often use Maglites during traffic stops or suspect confrontation, as the beam can disorient an attacker and the flashlight can be swung as a baton as a measure of last resort in self-defense.
It takes up one inventory slot. Pressing your flashlight button (default f) will bring it out however you must use your secondary fire (default mouse 2) to turn it on. Unlike previous Source games and modifications, you do not start with a flashlight, like every other weapon it must be found in order to be used.
It can be utilized as a weapon, however it inflicts very little damage even with charged attacks, therefore it is recommended to flee than fight with a flashlight
One handed weapons can be dual wielded with a flashlight, giving a unique purpose with their use.