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    Quote Originally Posted by Lolaralph View Post
    To everyone running triples in e-series, are you using the stock switch, I was under the impression they will not handle over two amps, I'm curious as I am putting a triple together right now, thanks

    Mines a single mode triple, 500 lumens using two rcr123 so it won't get two hot.
    As for the switch, the stock one seems to handle it fine. It's Surefire I'm sure it's overbuilt
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    Quote Originally Posted by precisionworks View Post
    I like the shrouded Z68 tail design. I would certainly leave the outside diameter (at the rear) larger so the wall was thick enough to drill & tap for a McGizmo pocket clip.

    Then a nice look has to be worked up for the tail ...
    Sounds good let me know if you come up with something.
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    The Ti tube is project #1 & the plan is to turn out three or four & see how they sell (price to be determined but guessing around $150 for the "base" model). If that goes well the tail would be next & then the head.

    I knew the challenge on the tube would be drilling a hole that would accept a boring bar for final sizing. Solid carbide drills & inserted carbide drills each run about $450 Looking at a drill that costs about half that & will order one on a trial basis - I buy it if it works & send it back if it doesn't. There are lots of reasons that not everyone wants to machine titanium & tooling costs are certainly an issue.
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    Hi PW,

    I should chime in here about tooling for drilling Ti: I too balk at the idea of having to buy something like a CoroDrill 880 from Sandvik, which go for $350+ used online. Instead, after some reading on PM, I decided to try a cobalt jobber drill from PrecisionTwistDrill. I use a 3/8" split-point cobalt jobber to make the starting hole for the bodies of my titanium customs, and they work beautifully. They also get extremely hot so lots of coolant and lots of pecking is the order of the day (I don't have flood coolant so I peck and retract, squirt some coolant in the hole, then repeat). So far I've drilled about 12 inches in 6al4v with the same drill and it's still going strong. I do have two backups just in case, at ~$18 apiece I'm still way under the cost of an insert drill (which I still want). I have to say aside from the fear of binding in the hole Ti has been easier to drill than 304 stainless by far. I mangled the point of one of another 3/8" PTD cobalt drill in 304 using basically the same process within 2 inches of drilling. Go figure. One more thing, I would estimate my sfm to be something like 30-45 sfm, pretty slow. Just what works for me on a little old 9" South Bend with 1hp YMMV.

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    Jon,

    So that we don't hijack this thread would you email me through my website? I'm about to test a drill that may interest you but the technical details are guaranteed to put most people to sleep
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    Will do. Sorry to everyone about going off an a tangent.
    Away from workshop for now....can't wait to be back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norcimbus View Post
    Will do. Sorry to everyone about going off an a tangent.
    Dont worry, keep going off a tangent will eventually meet the normal
    (Tangent perpendicular to normal)

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    I have a picture request.

    Anyone have an e2e with tnc e2c finned and cros cooling bezel?

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    Ask and you shall receive. Give me a few mins!

    S1LVA

    I just put this together for a quick shot. The e2c is darkened brass!



    I hope this helps!
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    Thats perfect!!!

    I have made up my mind on the host for my new rifle!

    Thanks so much silva

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    I have personally seen (2) streamlight TLR-1s that were less than a year old stop working. One of which was in the middle of an IDPA match...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TadpolePilot View Post
    Those lights are way overpriced.
    I use and have used Streamlight in + 20 years as an LEO and Never had a problem.
    And the whole time I thought this thread was for owners & users who liked the E-Series
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    Quote Originally Posted by TadpolePilot View Post
    Those lights are way overpriced.
    I use and have used Streamlight in + 20 years as an LEO and Never had a problem.
    Another party-crashing troll posting. This thread is for fans of E-series lights and it would be nice if you could do what most of the rest of us do when we come to a thread we have no interest in - just keep going a refrain from throwing useless comments into the fray in hopes of igniting a firestorm.

    There actually are some Streamlight threads where you can go an contribute and I would expect more from an LEO than to act as an inciter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TadpolePilot View Post
    Those lights are way overpriced.
    I use and have used Streamlight in + 20 years as an LEO and Never had a problem.
    Had two, both croaked within 18 months. Father had one, didn't make two years. Thumbs down.
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    I'm also an LEO and early in my career we carried Streamlights; was not overly impressed at all w/ their rechargables, their CR123 Stingers weren't too bad of an incan. When I got into a supervisory position, I made the switch to Surefire and we haven't looked back since.

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    Would a $60 plus $10 shipping be a decent price to pay for a NIB E2e HA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernNights View Post
    Would a $60 plus $10 shipping be a decent price to pay for a NIB E2e HA?
    Actually, yes; that's a decent price for one.

    Honestly though, you might have better luck getting an excellent condition, used one off of the CPF MarketPlace; for a lower price. Although related, it's a seperate forum from CPF. So, you'd have to register there as well. Otherwise though, it can be a gold mine for excellent deals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TadpolePilot View Post
    Those lights are way overpriced.
    I use and have used Streamlight in + 20 years as an LEO and Never had a problem.
    Stay away from Surefire(and this thread) if you cannot afford it
    Perhaps theres a Streamlight addict thread somewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by jh333233 View Post
    Perhaps theres a Streamlight addict thread somewhere.
    Ironically, no not really.

    I'm still surprised to this day how incredibly few topics exist about SL models.
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    Some of the black rifle shooters like streamlight. That brand is mentioned often on AR15.COM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    Ironically, no not really.
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    I have a Veleno Designs 2 mode drop-in, and I really like it. However, my first one started acting up within a couple of weeks and my replacement seems to have a more noticeable donut hole than the last. I have to be much further away from what I'm shining my light at for it to disappear. Is there a "normal" distance for the hotspot to become "donut hole free"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelofwar View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by mau91 View Post
    I have a Veleno Designs 2 mode drop-in, and I really like it. However, my first one started acting up within a couple of weeks and my replacement seems to have a more noticeable donut hole than the last. I have to be much further away from what I'm shining my light at for it to disappear. Is there a "normal" distance for the hotspot to become "donut hole free"?
    Most donut hole will disappear within 20cm to wall unless it is not well designed

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    I going to the mountains this weekend to do winter stuff with friends. In honor of we E-Series Fanatics I will take a E2O w/MN03 LA and a twisty switch as my handheld light.!

    Perhaps an E1e will ride shotgun in my luggage...

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    Compared to some, feel like a newborn pup. Only have the E1E and E2E executive elite, along with an E1B backup. My favorite is the E2E. Uses it's 60 lumens quite well.

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    My son was home over Christmas, and when he left he went through my lights. Guess one that he wanted, and of course got? My E1e. Now I am without, and don't want to pay the price for one that I might find available. Saw one on ebay for $60+ plus shipping.
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    Hi what is the lowest voltage the E1L two stage 3/45 lumens will turn on from 123 primaries ? Appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerryM View Post
    My son was home over Christmas, and when he left he went through my lights. Guess one that he wanted, and of course got? My E1e. Now I am without, and don't want to pay the price for one that I might find available. Saw one on ebay for $60+ plus shipping.
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