Yesterday a few guys at my office commented about the light that I always have on my belt. I let them mess around with my A2 for a bit on lunch and by the end of lunchtime they all wanted one, until I told them the price.
I made them a promise that tomorrow on lunch I would show them how to build an even brighter light for about 25$. I brought in all of the parts to make a simple Mag 2C 3xCR123 w/6 cell MagStar bulb. I showed them how to put it together, gave them a shopping list of what they needed, and offered to share the clear plastic tubing that I have.
We put it together and then turned it on to compare to the A2. They didn't have a chance. They were instant flash-o-holics. If they only knew that this was just the gateway mod.
2 of them ran to Frye's and Home Depot on what was left of their lunchbreak! And the others have vowed to go after work.
Just thought I would share.