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Looking for a flashlight

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by USNROBERTS, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Jul 8, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    USNROBERTS

    USNROBERTS [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Jul 8, 2010 at 8:46 AM
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  3. Jul 8, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    surefire..bro.

    surefire batteries are cheapest from (wait for it.....).....surefire. i'm lucky, i have cop and firemen friends that give them to me.

    as for a cheap flashlight? surefire G2 nitrolon is what $30? cheap enough? i got a G3 nitrolon on sale for $49, and that is like flipping on the sun. we had enough light from that torch to let a buddy shoot a hog with a crossbow in complete darkness. what a rush! nitrolons are surefires..100% just plastic. very very tough plastic.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2010 at 9:38 AM
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    I love my Streamlight Jr Luxeon. Tailcap button, 2AA batteries. I use it as a mechanic, and camping. Rugged, batteries last about 6hrs. About $30.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    My dad is in love wiht his new LED Maglite. he said he got it for $10
     
  6. Jul 8, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    I have a 6p led surefire 120 lumins for 12 hours on 123s
     
  7. Jul 8, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    another vote for the fenix but I like the P1D model...always in my pocket. Battery is one cr123 but I order those directly from surefire for about a buck a battery online. Dont go with anything that uses AAA batteries...twice as much as AA and half the battery life. The great thing about lithium batteries is that they are not effected temperature extremes and they wont spew acid in your light after a year like normal batteries. 180 Lumens and 5 watt LED which makes a huge differnce. It is as bright a my 2 battery incandescent Z2 surefire!!!
     
  8. Jul 8, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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    Fenix, Olight, JetBeam all great stuff, as is Streamlight and SureFire with the latter a bit pricey. Is size a concern for you? I have several 2 cell 123a lights that are sweet and the size of a roll of coins. My newest light is a 4Sevens Quark Cr2 power almost 200 lumens and tiny. CR123s are available for a good price at the right places, I buy a case of 12 SureFires for $18.00 dollars. Check out 4Seven.com they have a ton of lights. The new one I mentioned is on the far right.

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  9. Jul 8, 2010 at 1:21 PM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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  10. Jul 8, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    Seabass

    Seabass I need to go return some videotapes...

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    This is my baby and I pull wood every time I need to use it. It's the Streamlight Stinger DS (double-shot, meaning it has a button on the side and one also on the back). It has 3 light intensity settings, including a 4th one which is strobing:

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    Not cheap, but the beam is very tight even at great distances (like 1/2 mile!). It's an insane light, and it's just small enough to fit with vehicle charger in my armrest storage. I hard wired it to be in there all the time charging whenever my truck is on. I have another older Stinger which uses the same battery pack so I just keep it charging at home. About $120 shipped from Amazon but it's the best flashlight I've ever had, especially for the size.




    C4® LED RECHARGEABLE POLYMER FLASHLIGHT

    The PolyStinger DS® LED combines C4 LED technology with rechargeablilty generating the lowest operating costs of any flashlight made!
    • DUAL SWITCH TECHNOLOGY – Access any of the three variable lighting modes and strobe via the tail cap or the head-mounted switch
    • Light output:
      High: Up to 24,000 candela (peak beam intensity), 185 lumens
      Medium: Up to 12,000 candela (peak beam intensity), 95 lumens
      Low: 6,000 candela (peak beam intensity), 45 lumens
    • Deep-dish parabolic reflector produces a long-range targeting beam w/ optimum peripheral illumination. Optimized electronics provides regulated intensity
    • Runtime:
      High: Up to 2 hrs.
      Medium: Up to 3.75 hrs.
      Low: Up to 7.25 hrs.
      Strobe: Up to 5.5 hrs.
    • Fits existing Stinger snap-in chargers; compact and mountable in any position
    • 10 hr. steady charge, 2.5 hr. fast charge, or PiggyBack® charger
    • Serialized for positive identification
    • Limited lifetime warranty
    • Super-tough, non-conductive nylon polymer with non-slip rubberized comfort grip
    • The PolyStinger LED and PolyStinger DS LED combine C4 LED technology with rechargeablilty generating the lowest operating costs of any flashlight made!
    • 3-cell, 3.6 Volt sub-C NiCd battery is rechargeable up to 1000 times
    • O-ring sealed
    • Unbreakable polycarbonate lens with scratch-resistant coating.
    • C4® LED Technology. Shock-proof with a 50,000 hr. lifetime
    • Multi-function On/Off push-button switch designed for extremely long life; tested at 1 million actuations
    • Access any of the three variable lighting modes and strobe via the tailcap or the head-mounted switch. Switches operate independently.
     
  11. Jul 8, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    PLUS 1 for the NITECORE lights.

    I have a NiteCore D10 that runs on a single AA battery. Cheapest batteries, lasts for a long time and is a very compact light.

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  13. Jul 8, 2010 at 10:06 PM
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    WhatThePho?

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    x2, Worth the money after you charge it a few time. I got the Stinger led HP in my truck. Got the Dual Switches too.

    If not look up Ultra fire on Ebay they got some streamfire copy cat for 15-20 bucks shipped.
     
  14. Jul 8, 2010 at 10:48 PM
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    Series1000

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    Other than the price, I love the nitcore lights. I am very impressed by mine. I got it on sale for 20 bucks:D I should have gotten two of them
     
  16. Jul 9, 2010 at 6:15 AM
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    I found a Kobalt light at lowes. 40 bucks and its bad ass. Just like a surefire but half the price. Highly suggest it
     
  17. Jul 9, 2010 at 6:20 AM
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    tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Thor

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    just for the record...you shouldnt leave either on the charging base all the time...you kill that battery life...ive killed 2 streamlight rechargeable batteries

    and my Surefire 9P is brighter than that poly stinger...BUT the poly stinger lasts longer and doesnt require those cr123 batteries
     
  18. Jul 9, 2010 at 6:21 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Surefires are nice, and well made, but for what you pay, and what they put out (120 Lums), there are better lights out there. All Fenix, Nitecore, etc lights use AR Glass lenses, are water proof, shock proof, just like the Surefires. But they put out 2x's (or more) light.
     
  19. Jul 9, 2010 at 6:31 AM
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    hey chris, do you have the link for where we got those nitcore's from when they were on sale?
     
  20. Jul 9, 2010 at 6:36 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    They were being sold at 4sevens.com. They are out of them now, and I was told they are no longer going to carry them.
     
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