My wife and soon to be daughter in law will be driving across the country next month. My wife will be along for the ride and flying back without checking luggage. Recent events have caused my wife to begin to take her security seriously, and for a number of reasons, carrying firearms is not one of the options for this trip. My wife and I talked about a number of defense options for both of them, and I'm not thrilled with many of them, but the daily carry of a flashlight has begun to impress her with the defense options, and that's the route I'm inclined to go for both of them. The flashlight should be small, less than 1" in diameter and 6" long, have a crenelated bezel and a rear switch. I want it bright enough to be useful in general applications, and a strobe function would be ideal. A metal body is mandatory for defense applications. I'd prefer AA batteries, no more than two, as CR123's are going to be harder to find for replacement. There's a few more considerations mostly related to how women manage their personal stuff (purse, keys, etc) but I'm unsure how these items play in right now. I'd like to spend less than a hundred bucks each on the lights, but if I find the perfect product, I can be persuaded to pay more. I've spent a lot of time looking for flashlights, but haven't found anything that really seems to fit my bill and there are way more I could spend hours looking for with no guarantee I would find the best one for the job. I thought it might be worth asking for guidance or suggestions. I honestly didn't think this would be difficult.