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My new addiction..... Flashlights.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Folsom_Prison, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    In the past all I've had is cheapo lights and mag light. Been on here a while and lots of folks talk about surefires and streamlights.

    A couple weeks ago I picked up a streamlight twin task 3AA. I didn't want the 123 batterys. I was amazed how bright this light is. I've kept it in my truck ever since I picked it up.

    http://www.streamlight.com/product/product.aspx?pid=214

    A flashlight has never been part of my edc, so after some more streamlight shopping again yesterday I picked up a pro tac 2AA.

    http://www.streamlight.com/product/product.aspx?pid=201

    I'm not great a reviews but all I have to say is this light hasn't left my side since I got it last night! Three functions... High, strobe, and low. Puts out 120 lumens!

    In all I'm stoked about both lights! You do get what you pay for that's for sure.

    I'm already trying to figure out my next purchase. :whistling:

    I'm thinking a rechargeable would be nice, been reading great things about the ultra stinger, anybody here have one??

    Ive also been looking at some of the Fenix lights, your guys thoughts on fenix?

    Thanks A.J. :wavey:
     
  2. G23c

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  3. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    I checked out the surefires but the streamlights seemed better for the buck, I'll check out your link thanks! :wavey:
     
  4. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 GTDS Platinum Member

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    I am very happy with this in my pocket.:wavey:
     
  5. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    Nice light!
     
  6. 280Z

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    I bought a Streamlight single AAA (Microlight?) and I have used it nearly every single day since I bought it. I carry it in the short useless pocket that is usually sewn onto the pliers pocket of carpenter jeans. I still am surprised how much it gets used. The only thing I don't like is the clicky switch could be better as mine flickers some times.
     
  7. Highspeedlane

    Highspeedlane NRA Life Member

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    That's what I keep by the bed. For work though (I work in a very dimly lit area some days), I bought one of these and truthfully for the money it's been excellent: Streamlight ProTac 2L

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  8. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

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    If you guys really want to get addicted to lights go to www.dealextreme.com and look at their flashlights. They sell all kinds of Ultrafire, Cree, LED and other lights that use the same emitters as the name brand ones for way cheap. These are good lights. I've had mine for 5+ years and have given many away. Fortunately I have a free source of cr123s so all my lights use them.
     
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  9. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    There are quite a few good manufacturers out there.

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  10. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 GTDS Platinum Member

    Nice light for the price.:wavey:
     
  11. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    Congrats on the new lights, AJ:thumbsup:
     
  12. Alchemy

    Alchemy Senior Member

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    Nice light aj.

    I could be a flashlight junkie very easily.

    Recently I purchased two 3 packs of the

    Techlite lumen master (led) from Costco.

    The 3 pack is just under $20. They have

    two different bright and a strobe setting.

    Time will tell how they work out in regards

    to reliability, but so far I am happy.

    One might ask why I purchased two 3 packs.

    I gave two of the original one's away to family

    members (they're loggers) too see how reliable

    they were for their personal use.

    Not too long ago there was a thread about these

    flashlights.
     
  13. Huaco Kid

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    Hi my name's Kid.

    ::Hi Kid!::

    A few years ago, I went into a store and saw a flashlight. It was just a small flashlight. But it looked all tactical and glossy and it kind of thrilled me. So I tried it. And, I liked it. I never thought I would want to try more. But, the next thing I knew, I was buying one flashlight after another. I tried to stop. But I can't. Now, everyone in my house has to wear sunglasses and I find myself doing despicable things to get batteries. I recently gave my daughter some flashlights, she thought they were wicked cool. What have I become? What kink of monster am I?

    Thanks for supporting me and listening.
     
  14. Knighj1

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    check out the streamlight protac 1L, very nice little light and bright
     
  15. Haldor

    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    I ended up tearing the rubber cover off the clicky on mine. It may not be waterproof anymore, but now it works 100%. Considering how cheap this light is I am not worried about what happens if it gets dunked. Puts out a decent amount of light and takes up close to zero room in the pocket.

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  16. TX expat

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    I have a Fenix LD10 and I think it's a great light for pocket EDC type of carry. Personally I'm a big fan of AA lights. The batteries are cheap and easy to get a hold of, even in a pinch. I've had my LD10 for about 2 years now and I can't say anything bad about it.

    One other suggestion I'll make, for a less expensive option, is TerraLUX.

    http://www.terraluxportable.com/product/tlf-3c2aaex/

    I just picked up one of those for $23 off Amazon and it's easily worth it. They also make a singe AA that you can pick up for less than $20, which might make it an even better EDC than my Fenix, in my opinion, since a beat up or lost $20 light beats a beat up or lost $50 light...

    Between the low cost of ownership and a lifetime warranty, I don't see how you can go wrong with TerraLUX.
     
  17. The Hawk

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    Man, are you in for some fun. :supergrin: I have liked flashlights for years, but recently started collecting them. There are some fantastic lights out there. I now include at least one in my EDC. My current favorite is the iTP A3EOS. I bought it from Shiningbeam.com for around $25.00. It runs on a single AAA battery and has 3 modes (low, med, high). Check out Candlepowerforums.com for all the info you will ever need on flashlights.
     
  18. mdmountainman

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  19. Hummerbike

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    Olights for me. I have two and one of them had a problem. It was out of warrenty and I did not have a reciept since I bought from some one here on GlockTalk. I called OlightUSA and told them I would pay for the repair.
    They took mine and the same day sent me a new one, no charge.
    Best customer service I've seen.

    The light I use everyday is the Olight M-20 Warrior. Its extremely bright but small enough to hold in your mouth if you need to.
     
  20. Surefire is my brand; since way back when.

    I think a scalloped, "tactical edge" on a light is silly. I'd rather use the inexpensive pen in my pocket to poke a hole in you and have that confiscated.