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Re: Flashlights
Reply #30 on: October 27, 2006, 03:55:46 AM
Very nice! Thanks for the pics. I don't own any cool flashlights (yet), but this thread is starting to have a baaaaad influence on me.
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Re: Flashlights
Reply #31 on: October 27, 2006, 05:03:42 AM
You think this is bad?  Whatever you do, DO NOT start hanging out on Candlepower forums. 

verrrrry baaaaaad.
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Re: Flashlights
Reply #32 on: October 27, 2006, 12:08:11 PM
Worse than Multitool.org??
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Re: Flashlights
Reply #33 on: October 27, 2006, 02:34:47 PM
It is for me.  I guess it depends on how much of a flashlight-gadget-freak you are vs. a multitool-gadget-freak.

CPF will definitely make you a flashlight-gadget-freak if you aren't already.
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Re: Flashlights
Reply #34 on: October 27, 2006, 04:00:58 PM
CPF...HA HA HA HA~!

I started going there and after a few short months I must have spent close to $1500.


...and thats not even that much compared to everyone else on there.

The place ius EVIL.  DO NOT GO THERE.  Best advice you'll ever get.


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Re: Flashlights
Reply #35 on: October 27, 2006, 08:39:23 PM
At least with SOSAK, SAKs are relatively inexpensive...

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Re: Flashlights
Reply #36 on: October 27, 2006, 09:26:11 PM
Actually, I've been a "good boy" with the lights I've bought.  None of the lights on my list cost more than $45.  The brightest one (besides the Mag 3D w/3 watt Lux)--the Huntlight FT-01--was only about $35!!  It's a CR123 light though, and I tend to stick with AA lights for convenience, battery price and availability.  I do like AA NiMH rechargeables. 

It's getting to the point where I now only buy multi-stage lights (like the L1T, L2T, L0P SE) for their usefulness.

If only there was a flashlight dealer like felinevet!  I will probably be buying a Vic 2C from him soon...
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Re: Flashlights
Reply #37 on: October 27, 2006, 11:54:38 PM
This Vic lights are pretty darned sweet...  the 2AA  wipes the floor with the Mini Mag conversion kits.

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Re: Flashlights
Reply #38 on: October 28, 2006, 12:27:22 AM
I've seen your review, and it's a good one!  None of the (standard) Minimag conversions are very bright.  My TLE-5 is the dimmest 2AA light I own.  I would like to compare the Vic 2AA to a Fenix L2P or L2T for a "fairer" comparison.

Now, if we were talking custom Minimag sandwiches or hotwire kits, that would be a different story.
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Re: Flashlights
Reply #39 on: November 01, 2006, 03:25:38 AM
This Vic lights are pretty darned sweet...  the 2AA  wipes the floor with the Mini Mag conversion kits.

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I only wish that I had seen your reviews before I spent the $$$ on a NiteEyez conversion for my mini-mag...oh well.  My new E1L Surefire has calmed my appetite for another light....so far...


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Re: Flashlights
Reply #40 on: November 01, 2006, 03:35:30 AM
At least the Nite Ize kit and Mini Mag aren't real expensive. 

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Re: Flashlights
Reply #41 on: November 01, 2006, 03:49:38 AM
....thankfully...but I still got that darn, I wasted $$ I could have spent on something nice feeling :(


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Re: Flashlights
Reply #42 on: November 01, 2006, 09:34:44 PM
I get that one alot too...

But the MiniMags are still handy little buggers.  I always liked that they don't take fancy or expensive batteries, they are dirt cheap so you aren't too upset if you lose them, and they take as much of a pounding as a good SAK or multi and keep coming back for more.  I always said that if they ever started using LEDs I'd be hooked, and, well I have them all over the house in almost every color!

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Re: Flashlights
Reply #43 on: November 06, 2006, 06:00:10 AM
I just purchased a Surefire 9P ( used ) with a P91 lamp that puts out 200 lumens - now that is bright. For around $50 used - new they are discounted to around $65 ( with a P90 lamp ) - it's the brightest 3 cell ( CR123 batteries ) I own AND they have a lifetime warranty.

email me if you want the source for discounts on Surefire, Pelikan, flashlights - CandlePowerForums ( CPF ) can be addictive !!

The Pentagon Lights are also a nice light for  EDC  and less expensive .



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Re: Flashlights
Reply #44 on: November 07, 2006, 05:51:53 AM
I always said that if they ever started using LEDs I'd be hooked, and, well I have them all over the house in almost every color!

Def

Well, so does this mean that you have several MagLEDs (2AA and 3AA) on the way?  The new LED MiniMags are pretty nice lights!  MUCH brighter than the Terralux that you're already familiar with--more like the Vic 2AA in brightness.
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Re: Flashlights
Reply #45 on: November 07, 2006, 11:51:33 AM
I have been drooling over those for a while now, but SAKs and multis take priority and I just blew this month's budget on blue ALOX, a a SOG and an XE6.

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Re: Flashlights
Reply #46 on: November 07, 2006, 09:45:45 PM
 I saw a blue ALOX on another site and think it's the sweetest looking thing
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Re: Flashlights
Reply #47 on: November 07, 2006, 09:47:18 PM
My Surefire A2 Aviator never leaves my side, unless I'm in the shower. ;) I'm realy not a "flashlight guy," but this little dude rocks! The LED "low beams" are great for walking around the house at night when I don't want to turn on a light. (Don't wanna wake up the baby)  :'( It goes to work with me, and everybody thinks I'm nuts paying that much for a flashlight. Till I tell them I can light up house numbers from the cab of the fedex truck after dark.  >:D
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Re: Flashlights
Reply #48 on: November 08, 2006, 03:20:31 AM
Thanks Peter.  I've been trying to tell myself I don't need to by an A2.  You're really helping here!

Everyone I know that has one says its the only flashlight that they would ever need.  Not that it's the only flashlight they own, of course.   ;)
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Re: Flashlights
Reply #49 on: November 09, 2006, 10:55:43 PM
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I saw a blue ALOX on another site and think it's the sweetest looking thing

You mean this blue ALOX? ;)

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Re: Flashlights
Reply #50 on: November 09, 2006, 10:56:16 PM
Tim is selling them in his shop in SOSAKOnline...

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Re: Flashlights
Reply #51 on: November 09, 2006, 10:56:50 PM
Just in case anyone feels they need one of these...

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Re: Flashlights
Reply #52 on: November 09, 2006, 10:57:29 PM
Cause they are kinda pretty!

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Re: Flashlights
Reply #53 on: November 10, 2006, 03:13:37 AM
Which blue alox is that Def?  I like the saw blade on it.


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Re: Flashlights
Reply #54 on: November 10, 2006, 03:28:01 AM
That is the model known as the Farmer.  It has the same tools as the Soldier or Pioneer but has the saw layer in the middle.  And like most ALOX models, it is virtually bulletproof.

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Re: Flashlights
Reply #55 on: November 10, 2006, 03:50:32 AM
That is the model known as the Farmer.  It has the same tools as the Soldier or Pioneer but has the saw layer in the middle.  And like most ALOX models, it is virtually bulletproof.

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We're sorta hijacking this thread.......but tell us about this knife. What all blades does it have?
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Re: Flashlights
Reply #56 on: November 10, 2006, 07:59:27 AM
You drop that in the water you'll never find it. :laugh:


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Reply #57 on: November 10, 2006, 08:24:47 AM
I have one on order and can't wait to get it :)
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Re: Flashlights
Reply #58 on: November 10, 2006, 12:13:53 PM
You can see the Farmer here:

http://www.sosakonline.com/index.php?option=com_zoom&Itemid=31&page=view&catid=1&key=66&hit=1

It has the main blade, reamer, can opener, bottle opener (both with screwdrivers and there's a wire stripper in there too) and the saw.  And a non folding, non detachable lanyard ring.

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Re: Flashlights
Reply #59 on: November 10, 2006, 11:55:05 PM
Wow! I didn't know Deadly Tedly had a SAK named after him!
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