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Old 09-16-2012, 14:07   #21
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I have one and like it, but also have a Klarus XT11 that is my primary light.
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Old 09-16-2012, 14:45   #22
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I have one and like it, but also have a Klarus XT11 that is my primary light.
Yeah....a friend bought that Klarus and I was impressed at the build quality. It was put togehter well.
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Old 09-16-2012, 14:49   #23
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I just ordered a Fenix TK21 and so far it is hands down the best belt light I have ever owned.

468 lumens on high all the way down to 5 lumens on low from a light that uses 2 CR123's or one rechargeable 18650. Long run times, nearly 2 hours on high and 220 hours on low. It had everything I wanted, separate button for brightness selection, momentary-on tail switch and waterproof. It is simply amazing.

The anti-roll ring is also removeable so it will fit in a standard belt loop holster.

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I really like the new Fenix's with the separate button. I bought a Powertac warrior recently and it has been an extremely good light.
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Old 09-16-2012, 15:05   #24
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I really like the new Fenix's with the separate button. I bought a Powertac warrior recently and it has been an extremely good light.
Yup....I have an older model where you turn the bezel to selectand it was not the greatest design. This new one allows me to quickly flip through the 4 brightness settings or I can hold it down for a strobe.

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Old 09-16-2012, 17:59   #25
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Pelican 7060 or the new 8060 are both great LED lights and have lifetime warranties.

Oh, Danners FTW.
Ditto to all.
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Old 09-16-2012, 22:40   #26
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If you want an answer to your original question about being able to have
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I'm not really sure what that means.

I'm just not getting the visualization, so please help me out OK?

If you want an impact weapon flashlight that is Made in the USA with a "no questions" lifetime warranty that it'll be fixed or replaced no matter how much abuse you heap upon it.... Pelican 8060.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:46   #27
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If you want an answer to your original question about being able to have I'm not really sure what that means.

I'm just not getting the visualization, so please help me out OK?

If you want an impact weapon flashlight that is Made in the USA with a "no questions" lifetime warranty that it'll be fixed or replaced no matter how much abuse you heap upon it.... Pelican 8060.
I think he means the Harris technique?

Yeah, it gets clunky with a full sized metal C cell Maglite but who carries those anymore?

Any of the modern duty lights will do for your purposes without getting in the way of the technique.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:07   #28
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'Twas me. BC40 is kicking butt for well over a year now, still melts eyeballs like new. Just got into a scrape with it tonight, in fact. Still fine. I've convinced 4 guys at work to buy them without even saying anything (they just see it in action). Couple people on this board have bought them as well. It's as close to perfect as a duty light as I've found. If it could dock to charge, it would BE perfect.
Heck yeah- this light rocks! I've dropped mine a few times, it still keeps on kicking. Brightest light of the size and cost that I've found out there; it's fantastic on traffic stops at night; lights up the whole interior of the suspect's car, even through tinted windows!
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surefire fury, small, solid and BRIGHT 500 lumens...it's a little spot light...this is my go to light.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:21   #30
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Forgot which thread it was that someone brought up the Romisen lights from Shining Beam for $16.95 that puts out up to 150 lumens on a single AA battery. Anyway, I bought +2 at that price and came out to $37 with shipping. Got the light in 3 days from NY, which ain't bad at all.

This is the new Q5 version that is supposed to be brighter than the last R2 version and comes with a green push button, not the orange like previous iterations.

The box is a plain white cardboard folded rectangular box with no markings on it, very generic, like any other no name brand item you pick up for parts for something like a standing torch light bulb or something.

Simple pouch made of bubble wrap, and out comes the light with a wrist strap. The initial impression was that the light feels very solid and substantial for its size, which is just a tad shorter than a Fenix PD30, but wider as the head on this light is a conical shape, instead of just a straight tube like the Fenix.

Unscrewing the cap to put the battery in unveils that the square cut threads claimed by the company to increase positive feel really works. You would have to try very very hard to cross thread this flashlight cap and the action is very smooth yet secure when you screw the cap on and off. As you don't replace batteries everyday, not sure how this will matter to most, but it's there and it actually works as claimed.

The on/off is oversized and has a good feel. Not crazy about the color, but I'm sure my hands will turn the green plastic into a nice grimy black in no time. The body is also cut into sharp geometric shapes to prevent rolling if you put in down. The edges could be softer, IMHO, but inside my jeans, I don't really feel it anyway.

The bezel doesn't turn except for parts replacement/maintenance since it's only a single mode light but at that price, what do you expect?

The light is pretty bright though. It definitely surpassed my expectations for a single AA light that is pocket sized and cheap. It is definitely brighter than my Surefire 6PD LED which cost at least 5x more and that light takes 2 CR123's which are harder to find and more expensive. Run time is about 1.5 hours claimed on a single AA which is pretty average and fair, if it really lasts that long.

My friend has a truck with medium/dark tinted windows and I shined the light inside and can light up the interior pretty well at night. The throw is also wide enough for general indoor use. Haven't tried it in a dark field or something, I'll do that tonight in the backyard.

I'll update as I carry it more, but this is from the initial impressions and from the first night of pocket carry when I went out to dinner with friends.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:10   #31
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Forgot which thread it was that someone brought up the Romisen lights from Shining Beam for $16.95 that puts out up to 150 lumens on a single AA battery. Anyway, I bought +2 at that price and came out to $37 with shipping. Got the light in 3 days from NY, which ain't bad at all.

This is the new Q5 version that is supposed to be brighter than the last R2 version and comes with a green push button, not the orange like previous iterations.

The box is a plain white cardboard folded rectangular box with no markings on it, very generic, like any other no name brand item you pick up for parts for something like a standing torch light bulb or something.

Simple pouch made of bubble wrap, and out comes the light with a wrist strap. The initial impression was that the light feels very solid and substantial for its size, which is just a tad shorter than a Fenix PD30, but wider as the head on this light is a conical shape, instead of just a straight tube like the Fenix.

Unscrewing the cap to put the battery in unveils that the square cut threads claimed by the company to increase positive feel really works. You would have to try very very hard to cross thread this flashlight cap and the action is very smooth yet secure when you screw the cap on and off. As you don't replace batteries everyday, not sure how this will matter to most, but it's there and it actually works as claimed.

The on/off is oversized and has a good feel. Not crazy about the color, but I'm sure my hands will turn the green plastic into a nice grimy black in no time. The body is also cut into sharp geometric shapes to prevent rolling if you put in down. The edges could be softer, IMHO, but inside my jeans, I don't really feel it anyway.

The bezel doesn't turn except for parts replacement/maintenance since it's only a single mode light but at that price, what do you expect?

The light is pretty bright though. It definitely surpassed my expectations for a single AA light that is pocket sized and cheap. It is definitely brighter than my Surefire 6PD LED which cost at least 5x more and that light takes 2 CR123's which are harder to find and more expensive. Run time is about 1.5 hours claimed on a single AA which is pretty average and fair, if it really lasts that long.

My friend has a truck with medium/dark tinted windows and I shined the light inside and can light up the interior pretty well at night. The throw is also wide enough for general indoor use. Haven't tried it in a dark field or something, I'll do that tonight in the backyard.

I'll update as I carry it more, but this is from the initial impressions and from the first night of pocket carry when I went out to dinner with friends.
i got a p6 drop in from deal extreme for $14 that's a q5, popped it in my g2, and it's brighter than my surefire defender too. Using lifepo2 rechargeables in them, working very well. Carrying spare batts since rechargeables don't last as long, haven't beefed them yet. Did a class on building searches, lasted all night. that's not as long as whole shift though....

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Looking at Jetbeam's product line, they have some nice offerings. I just bought a PA-01 single-AA powered pocket flashlight rated at 140 lumens. It's about the same size as the tiny Fenix E11. Trying really hard to resist buying a BC40 as well.
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Looking at Jetbeam's product line, they have some nice offerings. I just bought a PA-01 single-AA powered pocket flashlight rated at 140 lumens. It's about the same size as the tiny Fenix E11. Trying really hard to resist buying a BC40 as well.
Do it! JetBeam's B series lights are awesome. I don't think a better value than the BC40 exists in that type of light. I own a BC10 as well and it's just as solid.
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Do it! JetBeam's B series lights are awesome. I don't think a better value than the BC40 exists in that type of light. I own a BC10 as well and it's just as solid.
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Old 09-29-2012, 00:02   #35
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The absolute best light I've ever used. $455 MSRP, but I got mine from LA Police Gear for just under $300 (on one of their many weekend sales).
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Look at the Jetbeam PA10. With a 14500 battery, the same size as a AA, it will put out as many as 650 lumens. In a pocket flashlight.
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Look at the Jetbeam PA10. With a 14500 battery, the same size as a AA, it will put out as many as 650 lumens. In a pocket flashlight.
I hate you... more money to be spent.
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I hate you... more money to be spent.
Conceals well under Spandex too.
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Conceals well under Spandex too.
How many do you think I can hide?
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How many do you think I can hide?
Due to the geometry involved and intel gained as a CO, I'm not EVEN gonna go there.
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