I am but a novice, I always carried minimags and was happy. I started converting them to LED, they where great, but could not stand up to the punishment of a two year old (and my wife letting him) beating them on a hardwood floor! Nite eze and two versions of luxeons, all failed. I have a Streamlight TT 3 aa, nice light, but hard to carry in a pocket, great in my truck!! More D Mags than I care to count seldom used anymore BTW. I purchased a SF E2W on close out, loved it, but wanted a clickie, thats done, I love this light, and my two year old has yet to hurt it, impressive!!! I just bought a SF L1 and have it comming, love the durability of LED, and think an ARC AAA would just be the cats meow, hand size, easy cheap batteries. And would make a great backup if I forgot batteries for one of the SF's.
Then I keep finding myself dran to the HDS lights listed for sale!! I dont understand my fascination with these lights, they are entirely to expensive to be practical for my use. EDC as a contractor, lost/misplaced and beaten hard!!! I am already wearing the anodizing off of my E2W only after two months. But yet I feel the NEED for one.
Then I look in the mod section and see all the things that are being done to the Mags, so I think "Gee, here sit all these lights, what could I have done to them?"
Does this ever end, or do I need to finish my transaction, and loose the link to this site? Am I doomed to be a flashaholic? I rember when I first started reading this forum and laughing at some of you when you counted out carrying 10-12 lights on you all the time! I am afraid I am becoming that way now!!!