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    Any of you out there flashlight guru's... or aficionados?

    Show em to me!

    I think I might have stumbled onto a new "thing" here! First off, you might be wondering why I am posting about flashlights in the "The Finer Things in Life" forum. Well I guess the answer to that is... because I just ordered a flashlight that cost more than my lawnmower !!!

    Ever since I have had my current dog, I have had to own a spotlight of some type or another. Yeah he's a skittish bugger who is prone to running when freaked. And gents... this dog can run. Being we were living in the "country" when we got him, a lack of fences was an issue, and I couldn't put a choker on him due to a neck issue he had sustained.

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    (the mutt)

    Good thing is he's big, and he's white! Because at night, with a spotlight, one could spot him at a distance (except in winter).

    Anyway - I have been buying useless spotlights or "throwers" for the longest time! Home Depot rechargeable things that work ok for a while, but then just seem to die. It's as though they are designed to break ! A couple of days ago the rain took my last spotlight.

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    (the latest victim)

    So I vowed I would spend some money and buy a half decent thrower. The criteria: it had to be tough, waterproof, and run on replaceable batteries... and of course throw a beam of light a good distance. Off to the flashlight forums to have a look I went.

    Man - you think we are crazy here on the shaving forums!! These guys are certifiable lol!! But I got sucked in and just ordered myself a (fingers crossed) great one!

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    (the chosen one)

    Sweet!! Here is the co's link and a link to a review if you are interested.

    Search and Rescue Flashlight Catalogue. Armytek highest lumen flashlights.
    Armytek Barracuda XM-L2 U3 REVIEW

    <- now thats a review lol.


    Tell me about yours!
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    One of these is in the mail


    Thinking of getting something more pocket friendly like the Sunwayman M11R, and I really like the Ti version.

    Funny you should mention the flashlight forums... I spent more then a few hours browsing and youtubing flashlights yesterday...
    Some people have full collections of limited edition Ti body flashlights...I must admit they looked really cool.
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    LED or HID is the way to go these days!
    Handed my father a 3W LED when he was looking for a fox, he said something like "puny little shitty flashl..." and then he turned it on.
    I didn't get that one back!

    Been carrying a Surefire P6 since the first ones appeared, now with different LED drop ins, white 3W, IR, UV, whatever does the job at hand.
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    Nice. I hope they serve you well. For me, nothing so special, I have two 4-D cell and one 6-D cell Maglite flashlights. I used to live in an apartment complex near the edge of town and it was not uncommon when walking my dog to encounter a coyote or two. So I figure I better carry something that had some weight to it just in case I met up with Wile E. Coyote, he is a crafty one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReardenSteel View Post
    Nice. I hope they serve you well. For me, nothing so special, I have two 4-D cell and one 6-D cell Maglite flashlights. I used to live in an apartment complex near the edge of town and it was not uncommon when walking my dog to encounter a coyote or two. So I figure I better carry something that had some weight to it just in case I met up with Wile E. Coyote, he is a crafty one.
    I used to carry the 5 cell on guard duty, nothing like the rattle of batteries in the night and when you hit someone the lights went out... in the Maglite that is!

    There is LED drop ins for them to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
    I used to carry the 5 cell on guard duty, nothing like the rattle of batteries in the night and when you hit someone the lights went out... in the Maglite that is!

    There is LED drop ins for them to.
    I recall a buddy of mine who was in security who was coached for about two hours by his lawyer on verbiage . He kept calling his 5 cell Maglite a weapon... which was giving his lawyer fits as he was in court for assaulting a bad guy with his.. uh, chosen method to illuminate situations in the dark - his FLASHLIGHT lol.

    He didn't blow it on court day, and ultimately got off - but I'll never forget that !

    That said, the strobes on these things these days is enough to disorient anyone lol!!
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    My SL-35, she's 16 1/2 inches long, 2.9 lbs, rechargeable.
    I carried her for 25 years, helped me win a few fights.
    Now she has the easy life, loaded with "D" cells & waits around the house for hurricane season.

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    Mag lite 4D cell myself
    I've had it for years and its still a great light
    Good to hear that there is an LED bulb though
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    One of these is in the mail


    Thinking of getting something more pocket friendly like the Sunwayman M11R, and I really like the Ti version.

    Funny you should mention the flashlight forums... I spent more then a few hours browsing and youtubing flashlights yesterday...
    Some people have full collections of limited edition Ti body flashlights...I must admit they looked really cool.
    That thing looks great!! A bit too fat for me. My kids need to be able to handle it... but other than that! I love that it uses regular everyday AA battery's!! That is a huge draw.

    Good reviews too!! Nice!

    Review; Sunwayman D40A - A great light
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    Here's a small one; Ultrafire MCU-C7s Cree Q5-WC 3-Mode 230-Lumen Memory LED Flashlight (1*CR123A) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme
    DX got hundreds of flashlights, QC is so and so but their prices are nice.
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