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    fulton replica wanted

    Streamlight has a Protac 90 right-angle light with the same UI as the 1L1AA which I love. Takes 1 CR123 or 1 AA. There are ones that look exactly like a downsized Fulton, but they're cheap plastic, I had a cheap 2AA copy awhile back and it didn't last long. That being said, here's a great...
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    Reliable flashlight brands

    I bought my son that rubber armored 2AA Rayovac. Armored front and rear and very handy light!
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    Mountain Electronics - SCAM….?

    MTN Electronics has always been trustworthy. I've been ordering all kinds of parts from them for years, always good reliable service. On the rare occasions when I had an issue, they responded using the "Contact Us" form on their site, though not always instantly. Have faith! Richard and his team...
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    Night Ops Gladius / Typhoon

    Hey brother, I've read your story a couple times. It comes up everytime I do a search for Gladius info on the forum. That sucks. The design is not without it's failure points. I know the battery discharge was an issue. The plastic control ring on the tailcap has also been known to break upon...
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    Night Ops Gladius / Typhoon

    Been awhile since I updated... This is a Husky-brand case from Home Depot. Full disclosure, two of these are empty shells with the guts removed during various mod experiments. The one lying across the top is usually in my EDC bag or at my bedside.
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    Yet Another Alkaline Cell Horror Story

    I bought an Icon flashlight, that PK-designed one that was in Radio Shack, from ebay. It was the 2AA one. When I got it, the batts were corroded. Seller graciously sent me another one immediately but yeah... alkalines in new/old stock packages give me the heeby jeebies.
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    RARE MAGLITES

    Unique red color 5D.... All that survives of my dad's 80's 5D Not until I read Jay (LiftdTR4)'s blog did I realize that the Mag 5D that my dad had back in the mid to late 80's was special. He got it from my uncle for Christmas. We had a couple other newer red ones and I could tell the color...
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    RARE MAGLITES

    You asking about the Jade one or the black one in the picture? The black one in your last post has a little "TM" to the right of the MAGLITE on the bezel, so it's fairly rare. The Jade one has the panther-logo so it's not that old, just a rare color. I can't tell you how much they're worth...
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    South African Biltong

    It's definitely different. The tangy vinegar taste turns some people off, but I love it. and of course it's MEAT which I'll always go for.
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    South African Biltong

    Co-worker who started here a few years ago was born and raised in South Africa. He makes his own biltong, which is a traditional South African version of beef jerky. Heavily spiced and vinegary. He makes it in his house, dries it, cuts it up, and has brought me a bag every now and then. This...
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    3000 Lumens with Instant On 3000 Lumens ?

    The Streamlight HL 5X has a lot of output, but it's not tightly focused and thus doesn't "throw" like a classic HID with a deep reflector, you won't see that long range "pencil-beam" profile. It's a wall of light though, and I've hit trees at night from a couple hundred yards and it lights up...
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    3000 Lumens with Instant On 3000 Lumens ?

    Well, you're asking the wrong person on the wrong message board if you're asking me if you shouldn't get both :crackup:but to answer your question, no. I have the HL 5-X but not the Stinger to compare it with. The HL 5-X is a good addition as a rough duty high-output blaster. It will also take...
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    3000 Lumens with Instant On 3000 Lumens ?

    Very nice! Great choice. I think we should update the lumens numbers in our form to reflect current offerings with 1000/2000/3000+ categories :)
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    18650 Harvest from Battery Pack

    Absolutely. Good call-out. Single-cell usage only. Even if I bought unprotected cells brand new, I'd only use them as singles.
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    18650 Harvest from Battery Pack

    I work at a shipping company. In our warehouse, there are lots of devices that use rechargeable battery packs which are loaded with 18650's. The other day, my buddy in hardware support saved one for me since he knows I'm into that. NOTE: DO NOT ATTEMPT IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING! YOU...
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