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Your EDC flashlight
#11
Wanted to bring this back to the top because...well, I like flashlights  Big Grin
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#12
I carried my Nitecore EA11 in the pocket for about a week.  I very much like this light but on two occasions was accidentally turned on in my pocket.  Both times it turned on in turbo and became hot enough to nearly burn my leg.  So this is more for the pack or in a holster now due to those two experiences.

Now I'm testing out the Astrolux S1 for pocket carry since it is a thumb-clicky.  Not sure if I'll end up in 18650 or 18350 mode but I'm trying full sized for right now.
Governmental dependance makes for poor self reliance.

"What could possibly go wrong with a duct tape boat?"  Cody Lundin

The best defense against evil men are good men with violent skill sets.
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#13
My "tactical" EDC is FourSevens QT2L-X 2 CR123 (no longer available).  It's the perfect combination of size, weight, and function.  Haven't found anything better yet.  I don't like CR123  batteries but I have a lot of 17670 rechargeables that work great.

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#14
This is what I have been carrying. Coast G19 from Target. Its an inspection light, so the beam is very focused, not too spread out. It was only like $9.

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#15
I carry an Olight SR2. I also have an Olight i3E on my key chain. As a spare, I have a 7w LED AA flashlight in my EDC bag.
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#16
(07-20-2017, 08:21 PM)bmyers Wrote: I carry an Olight SR2. I also have an Olight i3E on my key chain. As a spare, I have a 7w LED AA flashlight in my EDC bag.


How do you like your Olight SR2?  That's the one which uses either an 18650 or 2xCR123 (or 16340's) right?  A good 18650 will give some good run times, particularly the newer ones that are around 3400-3600mAh.
Governmental dependance makes for poor self reliance.

"What could possibly go wrong with a duct tape boat?"  Cody Lundin

The best defense against evil men are good men with violent skill sets.
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#17
(07-18-2017, 10:43 PM)A3M0N Wrote: This is what I have been carrying. Coast G19 from Target. Its an inspection light, so the beam is very focused, not too spread out. It was only like $9.

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What kind of battery does that use?
Governmental dependance makes for poor self reliance.

"What could possibly go wrong with a duct tape boat?"  Cody Lundin

The best defense against evil men are good men with violent skill sets.
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#18
(07-20-2017, 08:47 PM)David Wrote:
(07-20-2017, 08:21 PM)bmyers Wrote: I carry an Olight SR2. I also have an Olight i3E on my key chain. As a spare, I have a 7w LED AA flashlight in my EDC bag.


How do you like your Olight SR2?  That's the one which uses either an 18650 or 2xCR123 (or 16340's) right?  A good 18650 will give some good run times, particularly the newer ones that are around 3400-3600mAh.

Made a typo, it is the S2R (stupid fat fingers). I like it, but it isn't perfect. 

Pros, good battery life, easy to charge with the tail cap charger, can use rechargeable or two cr123, nice size to carry in pocket, has a nice flood style light, good light for 150 feet or less ( I use it almost everyday walking the dog in the morning).

Cons, I don't like the side button switch, I prefer a tail cap switch.

Olight is supposed to be releasing a tactical light with the tail cap recharger and button this fall. I will be looking at one of those when it is released.
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#19
(07-20-2017, 08:47 PM)David Wrote:
(07-18-2017, 10:43 PM)A3M0N Wrote: This is what I have been carrying. Coast G19 from Target. Its an inspection light, so the beam is very focused, not too spread out. It was only like $9.

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What kind of battery does that use?

1x AAA
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#20
Nice.  Love the lights with commonly found batteries.  For AAA I carry the Thrunite TiS and Fenix E05.  Great little lights.
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