Question For Flashlight Guys

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  1. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    MY EDC flashlight, now discontinued, is a thrunite ti t10t. I like the rear button, seems like many are going to the side button (the Olight baton included) which I always seem to turn on in my pockets. I think the Preon would be good and I think I was between that or the thrunite, and I ended up getting in on a sale or something for the thrunite.
     
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  2. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    shawn - have you looked at the streamlights?
    they're not to shabby for price and performance, unless you need more than 200 lumens and 200 meters of throw.
     
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  3. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    I've mostly stayed away from streamlight because when I first got into flashlights the price: performance ratio was fairly poor. Has that changed? I don't mind spending more if there is a significant performance boost; which I'd personally found years ago with Maratac and Olight. I keep an Olight M20SX Javelot as a nightstand light, too.
     
  4. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    $20 for 80 lumens in a small package meets most of my workday needs.
    I have a cheap bushnell 3-color light by the bed, so I can use the red LEDs for the middle of the night trips outside for the dog.
     
  5. Simplejack

    Simplejack

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    Dec 28, 2017
    What's a good pocket flashlight made of brass. The final part of my EDC will be a solid brass zippo which I think my kids will be getting me and a 50 cal brass chap stick holder which I will make my self. All I need is a solid brass flash light to combine all items in a Herman oak leather front pocket slip. I already have the back pocket with John's urban set. A brass space pen( which you can just sand off the powder coat and save money) and a back up mini bic.
     
  6. Simplejack

    Simplejack

    831
    Dec 28, 2017
    Also in the spirit of Christmas I will make either 3 pocket slips or sheaths. Only catch is you have to order a knife from John or prove to me your a ranger graduate the few on here will know what that is but I require proof.
     
  7. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    I use a bunch of Lumintop's that have treated me pretty well.

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  8. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Ogilthorpe just placed an order, that should count.
     
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  9. Ogilthorpe

    Ogilthorpe

    126
    Nov 13, 2018
    Can you share a pic of the chapstick holder when it’s done? That sounds pretty cool!
     
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  10. Simplejack

    Simplejack

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    Dec 28, 2017
    I'm just stealing the idea from people that charge to much on etsy.
     
  11. Simplejack

    Simplejack

    831
    Dec 28, 2017
    Sounds good I'll be bending some sheath up in Feb it sounds like.
     
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  12. Ogilthorpe

    Ogilthorpe

    126
    Nov 13, 2018
    Very cool, thank you!
     
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  13. Ogilthorpe

    Ogilthorpe

    126
    Nov 13, 2018
    Still curious to see the finished product!
     
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  14. Richard Coyle

    Richard Coyle Gold Member Gold Member

    38
    Nov 12, 2019
    One interesting flashlight is the new Fenix E30r. I have the pd35tac and this new one is smaller and brighter. Of course it is a little more $
     
  15. jds1

    jds1

    Jun 9, 2007
    Check out the Peak LED Solutions. I have an Ultra X in SS that takes a 10440 and is quite nice.

    Jeff
     
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  16. slice61

    slice61

    21
    Dec 25, 2015
    Look at the streamlight protac 1L-1AA, uses [1]cr123 or [1]AA battery, has 2 way clip , can be clipped to your ball cap for hands free use.
    Great for low light defensive handgun class .
     
  17. jds1

    jds1

    Jun 9, 2007
    Did you decide on a light yet?

    Jeff
     
  18. ty_higg

    ty_higg KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 16, 2011
    I got this Thrunite T10T V2 from the other secret Santa I was apart of on a different forum and I’ve been really liking it. It’s a AA with a magnetic back and super simple Ui. The titanium version is 40 bucks and aluminum is 20.
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  19. Simplejack

    Simplejack

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    Dec 28, 2017
    Not yet. Been working on leather alot. Still kicking around the idea.
     
  20. jds1

    jds1

    Jun 9, 2007
    Felt like kerputzing today instead of doing something constructive. Consolidated my 15 year flashlight collection for gun safe storage.

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    Jeff
     
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