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    Default Show me your AA flashlights :)

    Im in search of a flashlight that takes 1 or 2 AA batteries. Figured the best way to do this is to see what everyone has and you can show off your babies . I'd like to purchase an alternative to my Malkoff flashlight that is a little smaller and is more pocketable.
    Any suggestions are welcome.

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    I have 3 AA flashlights. A couple of Fenixs and a Shining Beam Caveman. I much prefer the Caveman. It is comfortable to hold, has a forward clicky switch, and I like the UI. Twist the head for the three levels. I usually use the low level, but on high it brighter than either Fenix AA flashlight.

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    My first flashlight was a 4Sevens Quark AA2 R5, which is a nice solid light. Last month I bought a Shining Beam I-mini XP-G R4 NW ... uses one cr123 battery but has an adapter tube to allow for a single AA battery as well.

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    I just received the SWM V10a yesterday, and it is one impressive little light. Highly recommended.

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    Malkoff AA-2 Twisty with a M31. Very simple no frills light. Twist it tight, 230 lumens of beautiful beam. Untwist, off. Its kind of pocketable, coat pockets. Jeans it gets to be a little uncomfy, cargo pants it works well though.

    What Malkoff do you currently have?

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    Default Re: Show me your AA flashlights :)

    KIB 1 x AA with tube for 1x cr123 and 2x cr123





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    Default Re: Show me your AA flashlights :)



    From top left
    Volere AA titanium
    Fenix L1+ stainless steel
    Jetbeam AA clone in SS
    Quark AA titanium
    TLR DST titanium
    Sunwayman V10R-Ti with AA adapter
    Quark Mini AA titanium
    Eagletac D25A titanium
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    Default Re: Show me your AA flashlights :)

    Things might have gotten a little out of hand for me.



    Top row, left to right:
    Kuku D10 Ti (2nd batch red trits), Kuku D10 Ti (1st batch blue trit), Kuku D10 Ti (1st batch green trit), D10 Tribute, D10 Q5, D10 Q5 (First Batch), Sunwayman Ti V10R + AA Extender, Sunwayman Ti V10R + AA Extender, Sunwayman V10A, Quark AA Tactical, NiteCore Defender Infinity R2 (XR-E), NiteCore Defender Infinity R2 (XP-E), NiteCore Defender Infinity Silver (Q5), DST TLR, Volere AA, Jet 1 Pro v3.0, McGizmo 2xAA McClickie Paks + Haiku head, EagleTac D25A2, Quark MiNi AA2, Quark AA2 Tactical, Quark AA2 Tactical, Jetbeam PA40.

    Middle row, left to right:
    D10 R2 XR-E (2nd Ed), D10 Camouflage, D10 R2 XR-E, D10 SP R2 XP-E Light Natural, D10 R2 XR-E (1st Ed), D10 GD+, D10 R2 XP-E, D11.2 OD Cerakote, D10 SP R2 XP-E (1st Ed) OD Cerakote, D11, Jetbeam E3S, Small Sun Aspheric Focusable, Xeno E03, Balder BD-1

    Bottom row, left to right:
    D10 Magma, D10 Whetstone, D10 Sunspot, D10 Patriot, D10 Q3, D10 R2 XP-E Olive, D10 MC-E, D10 R2 XR-E (1st Ed), Fenix LD15, EagleTac D25A, EagleTac D25A Ti, EZ AA R2, EZ AA Q5, EZ AA W, Quark MiNi AA, Quark MiNi AA Ti, DQG AA, Jetbeam BK135A, JHanko D10 Ti, Lumanpower Vantage, NiteCore D20, Zebralight H51, Zebralight H501 (bottom)

    Forgot to include:
    Zebralight SC51
    Last edited by Zeruel; 02-13-2012 at 01:16 AM.

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    You guys posting pix of your collections, without telling us what the brand/models are, are not being very helpful to the OP and others of us that are looking to buy another AA .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeruel View Post
    Things might have gotten a little out of hand for me.

    Fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reppans View Post


    You guys posting pix of your collections, without telling us what the brand/models are, are not being very helpful to the OP and others of us that are looking to buy another AA .
    Agreed!
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    Default Re: Show me your AA flashlights :)

    My list is going to be long, will put it up in a while. Not sure what the OP is looking for in particular since no specifics are mentioned but he did say "Figured the best way to do this is to see what everyone has and you can show off your babies".
    But if it's going by my preference, I would suggest Zebralight SC51/H51, Sunwayman V10A, Quark AA Tac or D10 Tribute (if it can be found). For cream of the crop, there is Haiku 2xAA Paks + Haiku head, Kuku Ti D10/JHanko Ti D10 or a custom built.

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    I am moving this to Recommend me a light... forum. OP needs to be more specific about what he wants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reppans View Post


    You guys posting pix of your collections, without telling us what the brand/models are, are not being very helpful to the OP and others of us that are looking to buy another AA .
    Agreed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeruel View Post
    But if it's going by my preference, I would suggest Zebralight SC51/H51, Sunwayman V10A, Quark AA Tac or D10 Tribute (if it can be found)...
    Ahhh.... nice to get an experienced opinion. Good to know that I only have two 1xAA and both are on your short list. V10A is out due to dismal runtime on low. The Nitecore looks very interesting though - maybe the up-to-date D11.2 - wonder how they managed such high efficiency at both the high and low-end, not to mention being an infinitely variable system.

    I think I finally found a new light... thank you Zeruel!

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    Default Re: Show me your AA flashlights :)

    You're welcome. V10A may have a shorter runtime than the others in the shortlisted, but it's compensated by the quality of the beam, body and ease of UI via rotary.

    But do note I didn't recommend D11.2....
    Last edited by Zeruel; 02-12-2012 at 08:50 PM.

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    Left: Javelin "Shorty" with AA extender and Surefire FM34 diffuser.
    Right: Quark "X" AA² Tactical with AA body, turbo tailcap and Fenix AD401 diffuser.

    Quark creates a massive wall of light, while Shorty easily throws past 200 meters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeruel View Post
    ..But do note I didn't recommend D11.2....
    Hmmm, after some research here on CPF, I see what you mean. Don't think the D10 is available any more. Back to the drawing board I guess.

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    Default Re: Show me your AA flashlights :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeruel View Post
    Things might have gotten a little out of hand for me.



    Top row, left to right:
    Kuku D10 Ti (2nd batch red trits), Kuku D10 Ti (1st batch blue trit), Kuku D10 Ti (1st batch green trit), D10 Tribute, D10 Q5, D10 Q5 (First Batch), Sunwayman Ti V10R + AA Extender, Sunwayman Ti V10R + AA Extender, Sunwayman V10A, Quark AA Tactical, NiteCore Defender Infinity R2 (XR-E), NiteCore Defender Infinity R2 (XP-E), NiteCore Defender Infinity Silver (Q5), DST TLR, Volere AA, Jet 1 Pro v3.0, McGizmo 2xAA McClickie Paks + Haiku head, EagleTac D25A2, Quark MiNi AA2, Quark AA2 Tactical, Quark AA2 Tactical, Jetbeam PA40.

    Middle row, left to right:
    D10 R2 XR-E (2nd Ed), D10 Camouflage, D10 R2 XR-E, D10 SP R2 XP-E Light Natural, D10 R2 XR-E (1st Ed), D10 GD+, D10 R2 XP-E, D11.2 OD Cerakote, D10 SP R2 XP-E (1st Ed) OD Cerakote, D11, Jetbeam E3S, Small Sun Aspheric Focusable, Xeno E03, Balder BD-1

    Bottom row, left to right:
    D10 Magma, D10 Whetstone, D10 Sunspot, D10 Patriot, D10 Q3, D10 R2 XP-E Olive, D10 MC-E, D10 R2 XR-E (1st Ed), Fenix LD15, EagleTac D25A, EagleTac D25A Ti, EZ AA R2, EZ AA Q5, EZ AA W, Quark MiNi AA, Quark MiNi AA Ti, DQG AA, Jetbeam BK135A, JHanko D10 Ti, Lumanpower Vantage, NiteCore D20, Zebralight H51, Zebralight H501 (bottom)

    Forgot to include:
    Zebralight SC51
    Now that's an awesome collection!!!

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    El Pocketo Throwero
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    and my two favorite EDC's:
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    Nice.

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    WOW.
    Quote Originally Posted by Major813 View Post
    Now that's an awesome collection!!!

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    Default Re: Show me your AA flashlights :)

    Quote Originally Posted by roadkill1109 View Post
    El Pocketo Throwero

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    Is that a 1xAA body with a turbo head? Tactical or regular body? AA turbo or 123 turbo head?

    I want to know more!!!!

    cheers
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    Great thread! I'm an account manager for Allied Barton Security Services. I'm at a corporate site and I'm looking for EDC flashlights for my day shift officers. The customer wants small single-AA flashlights that will fit in a pocket. I'm looking for good light output (100+ lumens), long runtime, and rugged construction because these things will be dropped often. I've got a budget of about $50 per light.

    The customer saw the Streamlight PT 1AA online and liked it because of the size and construction. He does not want plastic. I'm looking for feedback on that light and suggestions of others. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samy View Post
    Is that a 1xAA body with a turbo head? Tactical or regular body? AA turbo or 123 turbo head?

    I want to know more!!!!

    cheers
    I want to know too! I'm going to be doing the same thing!!!

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    I just got a PA40 for a great price. I'm liking it a lot!


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    Default Re: Show me your AA flashlights :)

    Just started using the Maratac AA Extreme and Jetbeam PA10 for my EDC. Both have been working great for me and can handle a 14500 if you're looking for more output.

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    Default Re: Show me your AA flashlights :)

    I have just two.
    Either makes a very suitable EDC for me - all depends on what you want:

    JETBeam E3S


    Xeno E03


    Both are reverse-clicky, and neither comes with a pocket clip. I slightly modded a Kershaw knife clip for the E3S just to see if I could.
    Though I largely prefer single CR123 lights now, each has spent a lot of time in my pocket, and I still take the E03 every time I expect to encounter water above my waist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jggonzalez View Post
    Great thread! I'm an account manager for Allied Barton Security Services. I'm at a corporate site and I'm looking for EDC flashlights for my day shift officers. The customer wants small single-AA flashlights that will fit in a pocket. I'm looking for good light output (100+ lumens), long runtime, and rugged construction because these things will be dropped often. I've got a budget of about $50 per light.

    The customer saw the Streamlight PT 1AA online and liked it because of the size and construction. He does not want plastic. I'm looking for feedback on that light and suggestions of others. Thanks!
    Fenix LD12 or, if you can find them, the LD10.. fenix outfitters has 'em.. goinggear does too.. well.. guess they aren't that hard to find lol

    if you go to shiningbeam.com you can get lights that are more budget-y... and he has lots to choose from...

    for less than $40, you could get a Spark (2 AA light), and get a single AA tube, and your guards could use single or double AA depending on what they prefer.



    As for the OP's question

    I have a RiverRock 2aa, Fenix LD20, TK20, Shiningbeam Spark.... 4 mini-mags from days of old....

    9 times out of 10, I grab the LD20
    If you ask me what light to buy, I have an uncontrollable urge to say "Fenix"

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