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    My fathers retirement problem

    If he is having financial trouble, he may want to reconsider retiring. I consider 55 too young to retire unless one is really in bad health. I worked for the government for 30 years and then retired at 47 (I got a special wavier on the 55 year age requirement). Went to work for them when I...
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    Bomb attacks in Spain

    Post removed (not deleted) because it doesn't fit in this thread. [email protected]
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    Kabar USMC Knife

    What is a D2 blade? I just ordered a Kabar US Army knife with a 7" carbon steel blade. I noticed they also had the same knife with a D2 blade but it cost 3 times as much. Is it 3 times better than carbon steel? Why? James
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    Silicon grease

    My favorite O Ring (flashlight) lubricant is Super Lube. It is a clear synthetic grease with Silicon. It is dielectric, it has a temperature range of -45 to 450 degrees F and it is non-toxic. I get it in 3 oz tubes for $3.00 at a local industrial supply. You can also get on line at...
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    Favorite Flashlights

    Opinions are like bellybuttons, everyone has one. It is my opinion that Streamlight gives you more bang for your buck than any make of flashlight. My favorite Streamlight is my TL-3. However, my most used flashlight is a Pelican L1 that I wear on a lanyard around my neck. I even sleep with...
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    Durable cheap lights

    [ QUOTE ] pedalinbob said: also, the dorcy boss 4aa is an excellent little light...and only costs around $6. Bob [/ QUOTE ] You can get it for 3 bucks at Dollar General stores. You are right, it is an excellent little light. James
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    God Bless The Green Bay Packers!

    I thought god was a Colts fan, not a Packers fan? I got another Streamlight TwinTask for Christmas. The one that uses 3 AA. So the Super bowl will the Colts and who? James
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    dont buy this light

    After testing this light I really don’t understand the criticism of it. The one I have is definitely a “Spot Light” not a flood light. The hot spot is not round and the edges are a little ragged if you shine it against a wall close up. However, outside at a distance (25 + yards) I did not...
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    dont buy this light

    RadioShack was selling them for $9.99 today also. So I got one. The instructions with mine said to charge it for 18 hours. I have it on charge now and it should be finished at 4 am. I am not going to get up at 4 am to turn it off. It will just have to over charge a couple of hours until 6...
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    After Thanksgivings Sales

    Add two more lights to my collection this morning. Sports Authority had the Coleman Large Twin Tube fluorescent Lantern (model 5355H700) for $9.99. I went by Wal-Mart and check their price first and it was $18.00 at Wal-Mart, so I feel like I got it for half price. Radioshack had the...
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    Vector 3mcp

    I was in Target last night and I pick up a Vector 3mp just to look at it. I was very surprised at how heavy the light was. I would have to need a bright light awful bad to carry around something that heavy. James
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    2 M CP at Walmart

    Jace, can the Coleman be used on the DC adapter while it is charging? If it can I will go buy one. I have a Husky spotlight (1.2 Million CP) that came from Home Depot ($19.95). It has a nice tight beam but what I don’t like about it, is that it can not be used while it is charging. I want a...
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    SureFire VS. StreamLight In General

    [ QUOTE ] gadgetnut said: [ QUOTE ] LightofMine said: ...the only thing I will say is that, Streamlight has people like me in mind when they make flashlights. James [/ QUOTE ]You and me both. Hey James, I grew up in Sumter. I have a brother in Columbia and one in Charleston. Where...
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    SureFire VS. StreamLight In General

    I am trying so hard to stay out of this. Three times now I have wrote a reply then deleted it. If I say what I really believe about Surefire lights, I will make the extreme Surefire devotees mad. So the only thing I will say is that, Streamlight has people like me in mind when they make...
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    Secret Handshake

    [ QUOTE ] Double_A said: Naw you guys are close, but there is no secret handshake. When greeting a fellow flashaholic there is a recognition gesture, you just slap all your pockets to make sure have a flashlight in each one. GregR [/ QUOTE ] I pat my chest too. I EDC a Pelican L1 on...
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    dont buy this light

    [ QUOTE ] cheesehead said: Yup, and the new 2 million one at Sam's club (about 40) is just as weird. I guess it was supposed to be a practical flood light and not designed to blind people, but then, what's the point? [/ QUOTE ] That really surprises me, I have always found products with the...
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    Sending Private Messages (PM)

    UBB26-ML-374403-ML- Moved to "Questions or prolems about this website and forum" - Empath
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    SL TL-3 Xenon vs SF 9P

    [ QUOTE ] Quickbeam said: Just to throw more gasoline onto the fire.... I don't have a 9P, but I have added a Surefire M3 to the collection (One serious kick-a&& light!) and I have the meter readings compared to the SL TL3: Lux at one meter: TL3: 10,000 M3: 7,000 So the M3 has a slightly...
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    SL TL-3 Xenon vs SF 9P

    [ QUOTE ] jtivat said: [ QUOTE ] LightofMine said: The bottom line is that there is nothing you or anyone is going to say that will change my opnion that Sure Fire flashlights are over priced. The one exception may be the G2. James [/ QUOTE ] I am not trying to change your mind but I...
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    SL TL-3 Xenon vs SF 9P

    [ QUOTE ] Size15s said: You can't buy most of SureFire's products from their website - they have far too many options. Google searching found these pretty quickly: 9P