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    It’s kind of an overcast, muggy day here in northern Virginia – a lazy day, too. I love photography, I enjoy writing, and I absolutely LOVE my new Spy 007 cool XPG Stone Washed Gunner grip light that I received yesterday, straight from the hands of Data!

    Combine those things and there’s bound to be a photo essay, ode, review, whatever you want to call it.

    If you are reading this you probably fit into one of several categories (or a combination of):

    1 - You already own one or more Spies – or have owned a Spy or Spies – and you just enjoy reading about one of your favorite tools/lights….and you already "get it" (probably much more so than I)

    2 - You think anyone who’d spend this kind of cash on a flashlight is nuts…

    3 - Or, you are considering investing in one of these awesome tools.

    If you are “1” or “2”, I probably won’t affect your thinking or your position. (You know who you are…) But if you are in the # 3 category, please read along. Perhaps somewhere in this overly verbose posting you’ll find something of value or help.

    At one point in my flashaholism I owned 3 (or 4) Spies at one time. Understand, I work for a living – married, 2 kids (one in college and one about to be), with a mortgage and all the ‘stuff’ that a family is required to deal with. Don’t get me wrong – I have a good job, but I also live in one of the most expensive areas in the country to live in. My point? I ain’t rich! Not even close! I work HARD to support and provide for my family!

    Sadly, a year or so ago I sold all my Spies. Oh, I’ve had (and have) many of the fine tools from the 4 “Ms” (McGizmo, Mac, Milky, Malkoff) as well as Endeavor, Dark Sucks, and quite a few other awesome quality lighting tools. But for some reason I sold off my Spies – call it flashaholism immaturity? The constant search for the 'next thing?'

    But then one day my friend Scout24 and I were talking, and he mentioned that he’d been surfing around the Spy forum. I’d been by there a few times, and found it interesting that both of us were snooping. Reading comments from PSM, Shado, SOYCD, AWTYD, Launch Mini, chipwillis, and many others, and viewing photos of their beautiful collections, reminded me of why I enjoyed the ownership of Spies in the past. It only took a few minutes for me to decide it was time to jump back in!

    But I wanted it to be different this time. NO SHELF QUEEN. I wanted a light that I could carry all the time with no second thoughts about surface scratches, etc. I confess that my other Spies spent most of their time on shelves or in cases – always concerned over avoiding any scratches that might lower the resale value, hence preventing myself from really using and enjoying them.

    I read about the Stonewashed Gunner Grip – Hmmm. Interesting. A finish that is grippier while reported as being ‘soft’ and ‘smooth’ – a finish that won’t show scratches because it is already stonewashed. I read Data’s comments that it takes 2 days or so just to create this finish, and there was/is a significant cost premium. But it looked as though it might be the answer, and although I waffled a bit, the decision was made to press forward and go for the SW GG Spy 007, in cool white XPG. Sure, I love neutral tints, but reports of this beam were that it is a beautiful snowy white, artifact free beam that offers the maximum amount of lumens from the XPG emitter – an emitter that is still one of my favorites.

    The hard part was waiting, but Dave was understanding and communicative, and what seemed like such a long time was in effect, only a week or so. The light arrived, and I did just what I said I’d do, I dropped it in my pocket with my keys and that’s where it has remained. And where it will remain! I use it at night (for the ultra low), I use it during the day – and I’ll carry it on dog walks in the dark. I do use another quality floody light for dog walks, but the Spy is with me for when I need a bit more throw. It covers all the bases.

    So enough of my rampant verbosity. Let’s look at some photos that will hopefully give insight into why I KNOW this light is worth every penny!

    Round flashlights are still cool, and the custom varieties of the old standby round tube still present their share of challenges for custom builders, but to me, the skill, knowledge and care required to mill this beautiful shape out of a block of titanium is beyond my comprehension.

    As you look at the following photos, think about the angles, curves, etc., that have to be cut to create this shape… CNC, computer programming, whatever - it is still amazing to me that this can be done. Incidentally, these photos have nothing added, but many of them are combinations of 3 or 4 exposures of the same photo using HDR processing. Not to add or take anything away, but to ensure that the details are easily seen. The details are so intricate and fascinating that I hope these photos allow you to get an idea of just how amazing this little light is!













    Now for some close ups of the angles
    Data engraves the tiniest of letters to show the pedigree of this light, right into the rails for the rail mount



    Mine is serial number 586.



    Angle shot of the rail mount - just amazingly intricate detail



    Here’s a close up of the gunner grip. It makes the light so easy to hold, while offering an almost ‘soft’ feel to the sides of the light. I am amazed at the level of craftsmanship this detail demonstrates!



    I used black and white on some photos, such as the next two, because it gives a bit more perspective into the crazy number of angles, divots, etc., that Dave has to mill into the battery cover. And then install a spring loaded release – it’s just fascinating to me – and it always works.




    Then there’s the body where the batteries go in and the cover attaches. Two tiny but strong posts milled into the body – and the intricate detail where the batteries are inserted.



    Oh, look down that battery section – there’s some technology goin’ on up in there!!



    Then there’s the control knob. “Really Dan – you are pointing out the control knob?” Why, yes, I am. Look at the pattern Dave mills into the knob! At a glance you might not notice, but when you take a look at a close up you realize that this detail alone is amazing!



    Then where that knob joins the body – that amazing 6 level rotary switch with its satisfying click. I won’t get into the levels of technology required to give this light one of its most sophisticated features – 6 totally programmable levels – and oh, 4 different banks of programming – as well as resets, battery tests, level reporting, on and on. Yet when you learn to program it, it becomes second nature.


    Then there’s the perfectly centered emitter, sitting inside the brass centering ring, all behind a perfect orange peel reflector – all combined to create, to me, a perfect combination of throw and spill (did I over use the word "perfect"?)







    Oh, I mentioned that I dropped it in my pocket with my keys. Not just one or two keys, but a bunch of keys all connected with a couple of split rings and a survival / paracord apparatus. (Roll Tide!)



    Finally, some “eye candy”



    So is this the light for you? Dunno – that’s a personal decision one makes based upon need and willingness to invest. But it is absolutely a light for me, and for many other members of this forum. And yes, it is worth every penny to me. Dave doesn’t create these things in an afternoon. Countless hours/days/months/years of creative and technical planning, programming, trial and error, testing then finally hours and hours of milling and assembling, then re-testing.

    And you are allowed pride of ownership in a product that excels – and should you ever decide that you need to part with it, you can rest assured that you’ll get most or all of your hard-earned money back out of it.

    So thanks for reading along. Almost 1400 words and 20+ photos, but maybe now you have a slightly better understanding of why Data’s lights are clamored for – and worth every penny!

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    Dan, why? Why do you do this to us? Now you've convinced me to grab a Spy again. Thanks for NOTHIN' pal. J/K, I really do miss having one. Guess I'm gonna have to shed a few shelf queens and grab one. Nice write up!

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    With ALL due respect, and apologies, to USMC Major General Rupertus... "There are many like it, but this one is mine..." Dan- Awesome photography and summary of a fantastic light!

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    Finally an in-depth review of the SPY. Thank you!

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    Fantastic write up Dan, as usual.

    Great pics too!

    I think I'll pull this Milky MOAL out of my pocket and carry my SPY SWGG the rest of the day.
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    Great write up. Glad you're using it as it should be.

    Now I'm thinking an XPG would be a great addition.

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    Dan,

    Great write up and photos!

    I have a few SPY007 lights.

    Would like to get a SPY007 XPG in Cool White soon.


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    LOVED the write up! And this light has been calling me as well....just seems to be the PERFECT combination for form and function. I too LOVE round lights....but the design of the SPY 007 is just so perfect for pocket carry.

    I own but one SPY....my beloved Tri-V. I use it often, but treat it with great care and it looks as good today as it did day one. But I do long for that light I can just toss in my pocket without worry and use when needed. THIS IS THAT LIGHT!

    Great job!

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    I think half of the views of this thread are mine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scout24 View Post
    I think half of the views of this thread are mine...
    My first view but not my last.
    #576 (neutral xml) may need a brother with SWGG option
    why did I look at this thread
    good read and photo's
    why did I look

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    Thanks, all. I really appreciate all the kind comments - this OP was quite a labor of love. But the Spy is the star of the show! This week my job called for me to travel - today from my home in northern Virginia (DC area) down to where I sit as I type this, San Antonio, Texas. I usually grab one of my less expensive lights when I travel, but not this trip. Trusty SWGG Spy XPG reported for duty - through airport security and right on down to San Antone! It's sitting beside me even now.

    I have one other light that I enjoy for after dark dog walks, but every - EVERY - other minute of the day, this Spy is my chosen light. And even when I use that other (really nice) light, my Spy is in my pocket for backup - with my keys, I might add

    That gunner grip shows no 'booboos!' Again, it's worth every penny!
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    As much as I carry mine, I can't keep it in the same pocket as my keys.
    Two reasons
    - do t want to scratch the lens
    - I've accidentally put my SPY in a pocket with my iPhone and ruined the screen. So one item per pocket prevents accidental damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Launch Mini View Post
    As much as I carry mine, I can't keep it in the same pocket as my keys.
    Two reasons
    - do t want to scratch the lens
    - I've accidentally put my SPY in a pocket with my iPhone and ruined the screen. So one item per pocket prevents accidental damage.
    +1. There is NO way, SWGG or otherwise, that I would ever put a light of mine - any light - in a pocket with ANYthing else. With all due respect, Dan, I prefer shiny machine finish titanium lights (like the regular Spy 007), not bead blasted, powder coated, anodized, stone washed, ceracoated, or any other treatment. And because of "the light gets its own pocket" EDC rule, I never worry EDC'ing any of them. Having said all THAT, the SWGG look IS cool and does seem tough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Launch Mini View Post
    As much as I carry mine, I can't keep it in the same pocket as my keys.
    Two reasons
    - do t want to scratch the lens
    - I've accidentally put my SPY in a pocket with my iPhone and ruined the screen. So one item per pocket prevents accidental damage.
    I carry my iPhone in my left pocket, keys in right - and I agree about wanting to avoid scratching the iPhone screen. It's a lot tougher to replace than a Spy lens! As for scratching the lens, it could happen, but so far so good. I drop the Spy in my pocket bezel up and the lens hasn't been scratched, plus I am not reckless with it. IMHO, about the only way the lens might get scratched is if I fell on my side and a key gouged its way inside the bezel ring.

    Quote Originally Posted by arewethereyetdad View Post
    +1. There is NO way, SWGG or otherwise, that I would ever put a light of mine - any light - in a pocket with ANYthing else. With all due respect, Dan, I prefer shiny machine finish titanium lights (like the regular Spy 007), not bead blasted, powder coated, anodized, stone washed, ceracoated, or any other treatment. And because of "the light gets its own pocket" EDC rule, I never worry EDC'ing any of them. Having said all THAT, the SWGG look IS cool and does seem tough!
    To each his own!! I like shiny ones, too, but I also LOVE this SWGG finish, and it begs to be carried wherever. I'll not put it next to anything that might gouge it or cause a deep scratch, but it continues to 'ride' with my keys and it looks exactly like it did when I got it on Saturday.

    It IS tough - and it will be carried!

    My post wasn't intended to convince everyone to drop their shiny ti into their key pocket and say "scratches be da*ned - no, it was just an ode to how tough and useable the light is. Again, to each his own!

    The Spy is (to me) the pinnacle of the EDC, and I intend to EDC it!

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    As much as I like my shiny lights, and am in awe of the machining work that goes into the lights Dave makes, I bought my current 007 as a tool. I think they look nice with some personalization, scrarches and scuffs add to the finish. I have a Haiku that I've carried and used HARD for the last 2 1/2 years, and it's certainly showing it's use. Almost seems to reach a point where you don't notice new marks. Everyone is certainly welcome to do what they wish with things they own, but mine was bought to be carried and used without worrying about it or babying it. I get more enjoyment from using it than I did from admiring the ones I owned in the past.

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    Awesome post! You touched on all points that make this light a spectacular light. But to add to this. It's not just the machining and attention to physical detail that makes this an awesome light, it's the software and customization and reporting as well. And you just have to have one in your hand and use it for little bit to fully appreciate the thought that was put into the design.

    Here's a little secret for you guys that I discovered. The Xeno TW15 diffuser wand is about 2mm smaller in diameter than the head of the Spy. With just a little bit of sanding (or machining if you have a lathe) you can have a perfectly fitted diffuser wand for your Spy007. And given the natural tailstanding nature of the Spy, it makes a GREAT lantern! I'll have to post a pic of it when I get home.
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    I tried my keys & my SPY in my right front pocket. It didn't bother me them being there together, BUT, when I tried to pull out my light, with the lanyard, it got hooked on my keys.
    As for programming, something for me to remember easily
    Slot 1 - for my "Main" settings. A low low, and full high.
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    Slot 4 - for playing. Right now, P5 is 1000 P6 is max. Just so I can see the difference from default to max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scout24 View Post
    mine was bought to be carried and used without worrying about it or babying it. I get more enjoyment from using it than I did from admiring the ones I owned in the past.
    I use the crap out of EVERY one of my lights and don't baby them. On the other hand, I don't put my EDC light in harm's way, either - why put it in a pocket with coins or keys, or lay it on the ground on concrete, or place it in a position where it could fall and get dinged? I carry and use my lights a LOT but I'm also careful with them as well. Having said all that, the idea of having an SWGG version is growing on me daily. And I have nobody to blame but.......















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    Troy, you really need to try the SWGG. I mean plain Ti is so yesterday.
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    Dan as usual, a great review The more I see and hear about the 007 SWGG, the more I want one! My father taught me "If you take care of your tools, they'll take care of you" and like Troy I EDC with care
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    I'm the same....I EDC my all my lights....and if not, then off it goes. I wouldn't toss any of my ti lights in the same pocket as my keys, but point well taken that the finish of this light can withstand a ton of abuse.

    Again.....after my incoming TnC Shorty....my next light will definitely be a 007 SWGG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scout24 View Post
    I think half of the views of this thread are mine...
    Nice try, however I suspect that the thread view count must be ip address based, because no matter how many times that I view it the count does not increase, except for the very first time that is. Whilst I know that you most probably didn't mean it to be taken literally, I just thought that I would point it out so that it would show that the view count must fairly accurately reflect the rather high amount of people that have actually viewed it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arewethereyetdad View Post
    I use the crap out of EVERY one of my lights and don't baby them. On the other hand, I don't put my EDC light in harm's way, either - why put it in a pocket with coins or keys, or lay it on the ground on concrete, or place it in a position where it could fall and get dinged? I carry and use my lights a LOT but I'm also careful with them as well. Having said all that, the idea of having an SWGG version is growing on me daily. And I have nobody to blame but.......

    Dan.
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    Dan as usual, a great review The more I see and hear about the 007 SWGG, the more I want one! My father taught me "If you take care of your tools, they'll take care of you" and like Troy I EDC with care
    Quote Originally Posted by RIDE View Post
    I'm the same....I EDC my all my lights....and if not, then off it goes. I wouldn't toss any of my ti lights in the same pocket as my keys, but point well taken that the finish of this light can withstand a ton of abuse.

    Again.....after my incoming TnC Shorty....my next light will definitely be a 007 SWGG.

    RIDE
    Thanks guys. Geez, I think maybe you all misunderstood my meaning? Most of you know me - this isn't my thread proclaiming that I will purposely abuse my $1400 light! Or even put it "in harm's way..."

    Like ALL of you, I TAKE EXTREMELY GOOD CARE of my lights -

    The point of this thread was primarily to sing the praises of this amazing tool, with a secondary mention of my motivation for being willing to spend an 'extra' $400 for the SWGG. I am not A) attempting to convince you to pocket carry your lights with keys or anything else, or B) trying to find support for my position. With all due respect to each and every one of you, my intent was simply to again, 'sing the praises' of this light and also kinda "set myself free" to do something I've never done with a custom light, and that's carry it in my right pocket with my keys.

    I typically dress in a business suit for work - if I'm working at home, I'm comfortable in whatever depending on the weather. In the past, my options were limited because I wanted to avoid scratching any of "My Precious" . I don't carry my iPhone on my hip, thus it 'rides' in my left pocket. I don't carry a pocket knife when carrying my phone because I don't want to risk scratching the screen - plus I often go into Federal buildings down town DC and you can't carry a knife into one anyway.

    SOOO - that leaves the right pocket. House keys, car keys, a key to my bike lock, and a Quark Preon 0 on the key ring. Nothing really sharp and pointy, but those keys have worn the anno off of other lights, and make no mistake, they WILL leave small surface marks (NOT SCRATCHES!!) on titanium. So what to do? Carry an inferior light? Scratch up a ti light? Don't carry a light at all? At my tender age of 54, my eyes often benefit from a bit more light on the subject, and not carrying a light is NOT an option to me!

    There's always a light by my side at night. I get up, put it in my pocket, and use it for navigating around the house without disturbing my wife. Only candidates that are qualified for this job must be able to A) go UBER low and B) tail stand - a nice option is a means to install a tritium vial (or two) for easy night location.

    I walk my dogs early in the morning, and we go out for one last 'break' just before going to sleep. I always have a light. Often times I'll carry a Prometheus Alpha (floody), but regardless I want another light in my pocket. Since getting back into the Spy Game the 007 sometimes is the ONLY light I carry for the dog walk, but at minimum it is there for backup.

    My point? It is ALWAYS with me. And this really kinda set me free - no longer is it a choice between what the function is, it's one light that can do it all.

    Greg (Scout24) and I were talking, and he pointed out how often people search for the "perfect" EDC. Tail stand, wide range of settings, won't roll off a table, small enough for easy carry, hard to scratch and made of titanium, long run time. Based on those criteria, the Spy 007 is the PERFECT light. Remember that I, like Troy, don't like pocket clips. But if you want a cool holester, that's an option, or you can get a clip or carabiner and still carry it clipped to your belt or pocket. Yes, the Spy is the perfect light - it checks off all of my desired attribute boxes.

    Remember the title of the original post? "Ode to a Spy", or "Why the SW GG Spy IS worth every penny!"

    Not, "here's why I carry mine in my pocket with my keys, and why you should, too..."

    So please, carry as you desire - to each his own. Or put them on a shelf and enjoy admiring them (I do that, too.) I am not attempting to convince you otherwise! But by the same token, please don't assume or imply that since I have chosen to carry mine in a certain way that I am not taking care of it or purposely putting it in harm's way. No way - it would drive me nuts if I dropped it and really scratched or gouged it. When it comes out of my pocket, the lanyard is around my wrist and I take great care.

    But the freedom I personally have enjoyed is the fact that, as I've already pointed out, it's ALWAYS THERE. Right pocket - I'm right handed. It's natural - I reach for it, carefully remove it from my pocket, click it to whatever level is needed, and smile a big smile

    I think it was John that said sometimes the lanyard gets tangled with the keys and the Spy might want to come out with his keys....I've experienced the same thing. I just take care and separate them before there's the slightest chance that the Spy might accidentally fall.

    I take GREAT CARE of all my tools, including my lights. Maybe, ESPECIALLY my lights would be a more appropriate statement. I daresay that NO ONE takes better care of their tools than do I.

    But the great news? Data has done all of us an awesome favor - he created a finish that is almost impervious to showing surface scratches, is soft to the touch, and has a fabulously grippy surface that helps ensure that one won't drop this amazing tool. Oh, and by the way, as someone pointed out in another thread, carrying it with keys or whatever only ENHANCES this awesome patina. Think about it - Dave TUMBLES THIS LIGHT INSIDE A TUMBLER WITH STONES for, what it it - a day? 2 days? And we're worried about KEYS?

    And the result? I've had it one week. I've carried it EVERY (and I mean EVERY) day and used it EVERY night. And I can't tell any difference in the finish today than was on it when feverishly ripped open that eagerly anticipated Fedex carton last week.

    So to hopefully pull this thread back on track, the point is that it IS an awesome light worth EVERY penny. If one wants to avoid making any changes to the SWGG finish, they are assured a unique and awesome finish for years to come. And if one chooses to carry the light in a different way, then that's their choice and most likely, they'll still be assured a unique and awesome finish for years to come.

    And it might be VERY interesting if the man behind this tool, Dave himself, were to join in the discussion and share with us how he carries HIS Spy...
    Last edited by run4jc; 07-21-2012 at 06:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by run4jc View Post
    I take GREAT CARE of all my tools, including my lights. Maybe, ESPECIALLY my lights would be a more appropriate statement. I daresay that NO ONE takes better care of their tools than do I.
    Ah, you obviously haven't seen my tools!!!

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    Default Re: "Ode to a Spy", or "Why the SW GG Spy IS worth every penny!" VERY PHOTO HEAVY!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Ament View Post
    Ah, you obviously haven't seen my tools!!!
    Nor have you seen mine....

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    I don't want to see either one of your guy's "tools."

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    I'm with you Dan. Keys and all!!
    I may not be that bright, but my lights are!
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    I think Dave needs to post a picture of his "beater" 007. I had the chance to see it when I picked up my first (long departed...) Tri-V, and it looked "key and chain" tumbled. My solution for carry seems to have become a Tec P7 suspension clip and a stainless steel ball bearing swivel. (Swivel is 85lbs. test) I'll post a picture later. Secure, takes the weight of the Spy from the bottom of my pocket to the seam above it, and eliminates tangling with keys and such. Works in slacks, jeans, work cargos, and nylon shorts. So far, so good! I had to purchase the swivels in a pack of 25, so if anyone would like one or two after seeing the pictures, PM me your address and I'll drop them in the mail to you. No comments on taking care of your tools... (I'm a mechanic and all...) Suffice it to say, despite the best care, Oh nevermind... Good to see the friendly banter here stay that way...

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    Default Re: "Ode to a Spy", or "Why the SW GG Spy IS worth every penny!" VERY PHOTO HEAVY!!

    Quote Originally Posted by arewethereyetdad View Post
    I don't want to see either one of your guy's "tools."
    When it comes to posts than can have sexually deviant connotations I would be a little careful if I were you, because apparently the mods here rule with an iron fist and you may just find that you will have one of them on your back, so to speak!

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    Default Re: "Ode to a Spy", or "Why the SW GG Spy IS worth every penny!" VERY PHOTO HEAVY!!

    All - maybe we can just return to a discussion about the amazing SWGG Spy 007?

    Anyone else want to share their personal "ode" to one of the most amazing lights you can own?


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