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    Default The 4 & FourSevens Picture and Random Question Thread

    First up, one of both. Was this light offered as a special, or were they pretty common? More specifically, were there large production runs of the Titanium Tuxedo with both polished and brushed bezels, tailcaps and clips?




    I reciently made a purchase based on the above picture. However when my light arrived it had a brushed Ti. bezel and tailcap. The light was purchased from a retail, online business, not from FourSevens.com.

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    Next up, a blast from the past.



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    Default Re: The 4 & FourSevens Picture and Random Question Thread

    Hey Chance, I have both the above (not polished though, but mine is neutral white)...Since I am in the middle of the move from hell, half my lights are on storage

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    Hey Crazyeddiethefirst,

    Half your lights in storage! Talk about Holy Withdrawal!!

    Check this out.



    Got Lumens? Posted the picture, but I'm betting David Chow took the picture and owns #1.

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    Wow, nice photo of a great light & #1 no less. Don't feel too bad for me, I still have over 100 lights to get me by...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyeddiethefirst View Post
    Wow, nice photo of a great light & #1 no less. Don't feel too bad for me, I still have over 100 lights to get me by...
    You should be able to get by with 100+ lights...... As long as the move doesn't take too much time. Hopefully, you'll post some pictures in this thread when you get settled. I wasn't familiar with 4Sevens when they were offering their early polished titanium lights. So, I've been enjoying the hunt trying to acquire a few the last month or so.

    Here's one I currently have my sights set on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    I wasn't familiar with 4Sevens when they were offering their early polished titanium lights. So, I've been enjoying the hunt trying to acquire a few the last month or so.

    Here's one I currently have my sights set on.
    How about polishing up a bead blasted model?

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    Here's one I currently have my sights set on.

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    Wow, I did not know that Preon existed! Let me know when you find it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eraursls1984 View Post
    How about polishing up a bead blasted model?
    I have a very particular set of skills; skills I've developed over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare to a lot of people. Unfourtinatly, polishing up a bead blasted titanium Preon to the point of being a shiny one isn't among them. Now that I've had to reveal that shortcoming, I'm going to come find you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyeddiethefirst View Post
    Wow, I did not know that Preon existed! Let me know when you find it...
    Neither did I. Here's a picture of its big brother. The Tuxedo in the middle is the model I received.

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    Default Re: The 4 & FourSevens Picture and Random Question Thread

    Just because it was posted in another thread; Warm, Neutral, and High CRI (and High ABV):


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    Warm, Neutral, High CRI and beer! Star Halo brought his A Game! These are a few of my favorite things.

    Ha! Let the sin begin. Bad Beer.

    "Beer, the cause and solution to all of Mankind's problems."
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    This just arrived.

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    I remember when these were first introduced. Sadly I didn't purchase one.


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    Vintage Preons.


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    Beautiful photography skills on display.



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    This is my EDC for the last 2 years. Have still not found anything better...

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    Same here, pomah. The QP2L-X & QT2L-X turned me from a guy looking for a light to better meet my needs to a guy that just likes collecting FourSevens flashlights.

    FourSevens options.



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    I always enjoyed this artistic rendering ....... wish I could program my RGB to produce the same effect.

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    The Polished, Ti Preon1 arrived. Much gratitude to Eric at 4Sevens.ca

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    I'd really like to purchase the larger sibling. If anyone has one in good shape, please let me know.

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    Default Re: The 4 & FourSevens Picture and Random Question Thread

    just curious as I don't have a 4-7 light but remember them from before they went mass market: why isn't there more inntrest in this brand here on CPF

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    I think there is still quite a bit of interest here, although the loss of the Pro and Tactical line, which was the real mainstay, took a bit of wind out of their sails. This came as a pacification to Surefire when they sued for patent infringement for use of circular shapes on flashlights. OK, just kidding, but seriously, they claim a patent on performing a function when the head of the light is turned. That is key to how those lights worked, the Pro had two user interfaces, one with head tight and one with it loose. The Tactical had two brightnesses, one for each head position, which could be set to any one of 5 levels for each after a series of cycles of the head. Nothing like what the SF lights do, but apparently the patent extends to anything changing when the head is rotated. And yes, scads of other lights use head twists for control and have not been shut down by SF. Just a bit pleased I never bought a SF light, I feel bad for David and his crew. I love my Pro and Tactical Quarks, as well as many other 47's lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liteboy View Post
    just curious as I don't have a 4-7 light but remember them from before they went mass market: why isn't there more inntrest in this brand here on CPF
    For me it's mainly because they aren't mod friendly, and they have horrible cool tints.

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    Wow didn't know about the surefire claim. But unfair, given how many other lights do same!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eraursls1984 View Post
    For me it's mainly because they aren't mod friendly, and they have horrible cool tints.
    Horrible cool tints is in the eye of the beholder. Something to keep in mind when posting ones personal preference/opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    Horrible cool tints is in the eye of the beholder. Something to keep in mind when posting ones personal preference/opinion. ~ Chance
    Although I don't prefer cool tints, I can deal with a decent decent cool white light. Out of my 7 Foursevens lights, only one had a decent tint. That one was the Nichia Preon, which is still cool for my taste. All the rest were green, purple, and blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eraursls1984 View Post
    Although I don't prefer cool tints, I can deal with a decent decent cool white light. Out of my 7 Foursevens lights, only one had a decent tint. That one was the Nichia Preon, which is still cool for my taste. All the rest were green, purple, and blue.
    Perhaps you'd like to sell them to me. What do you have?

    I have both of these so .....


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    I love Four Sevens-I have had a couple of tints that had some green, but the majority are excellent cool white-as has been endlessly discussed, neutral white just does not sell as good as cool white because it provides less Lumens. The dependability and variety of lights from my titanium CR2 to my Maelstrom triple just seem to meet my needs very well. They also have the best customer service of any company I have ever dealt with. My new Paladin is a cool design with PVD coating that so far is amazingly durable.

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    Hi Crazyeddiethefirst,

    I believe this is the model you purchased. Very cool!

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