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    Default WHAT IS BEST IN A PERSONAL GUNFIGHTING LIGHT

    And no...I don't have one in the pipes...but I wish somebody did.


    • Under 5" long and 1" width/thickness
    • LED with an accessory head for Incandescent (each has advantages)
    • Uses CR123 Batteries (no more than two)
    • Pocket Clip...but removable like on Spyderco Knives
    • Knurled or roughened body
    • And about 200 Lumens TOPS
    • Oh...and not made in some third world muffler shop.


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    Except for knurled body, surefire eb2 is close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick K View Post
    Except for knurled body, surefire eb2 is close.

    Doesn't it have the silly variable output stuff?
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    Apparently the guys at VTAC agree with you and they still have the L4 readily available. 1 or 2 cell.

    Correction- only the 1 cell “mini” is still available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by callmebubba View Post
    Apparently the guys at VTAC agree with you and they still have the L4 readily available. 1 or 2 cell.

    WOW!!! I am losing my Iconoclast status...or others are joining me.
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    It has a click switch with single output. Eb1 I think is vatiable....they changed the switches from a light press to a heavy press activation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Suarez View Post
    And no...I don't have one in the pipes...but I wish somebody did.


    • Under 5" long and 1" width/thickness
    • LED with an accessory head for Incandescent (each has advantages)
    • Uses CR123 Batteries (no more than two)
    • Pocket Clip...but removable like on Spyderco Knives
    • Knurled or roughened body
    • And about 200 Lumens TOPS
    • Oh...and not made in some third world muffler shop.
    I would buy a couple buckets full of those.... Even the version of the light I carry now has had a big jump in lumens and I got it about a year ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Suarez View Post
    And no...I don't have one in the pipes...but I wish somebody did.


    • Under 5" long and 1" width/thickness
    • LED with an accessory head for Incandescent (each has advantages)
    • Uses CR123 Batteries (no more than two)
    • Pocket Clip...but removable like on Spyderco Knives
    • Knurled or roughened body
    • And about 200 Lumens TOPS
    • Oh...and not made in some third world muffler shop.


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    You can purchase all these components from sure fire and screw them together at home... or buy them seperately online, and assemble like legos.
    I have switched LED, Heads ends etc. the Thyrm is a decent clip and is removable, the ring can be cut if not desired. But hey maybe that’s just me, I still use 100mph tape and 550 instead of the custom thing of the week.

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    Some of you may have had better luck with streamlight but I've had issues with several of them. I also have a couple of buddies that had to send their Protacs in for warranty replacement. One was bad right out of the package and the other failed within a year.
    My 9 year old Surefire is still running on the original switch. I replaced the dual output head with a. single output Malkoff. It's 300 and something lumens I think. Can't remember. But it casts the beam wide enough that it's not that intense of a light. There is a big difference with the intensity of a 300 lumen spot light and a 300 lumen flood light.
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