Wednesday, May 03, 2000, at 12:30PM

By Eric Richardson

I carry a 5 D-cell Maglite in my car. The thing is massive. I figured it was the largest they made, but of course I was wrong. US Calvary has a 6 D-Cell Maglite for $25.88. And at a full 1lb (19 1/2 inches of head to tail steel), the thing doubles as a club for night time protection.