One of the things with the front gasket of the Alpha is how much to tighten it. Not enough or too much can both lead to water intrusion. I knew I'd over tightened mine when the optic cracked on the outside edge.
I like the color, 18650 battery acceptance, and the shift to a higher K output, but I cannot buy another Elzetta flashlight until they fix their clip design. The “speed clip,” while super advantageous in many ways according to them, quite frankly, sucks. It’s very bulky, provides a poor “in the pocket” carry, and isn’t at all user friendly with its installation.
Here is a video of the USMC logo being engraved on three Charlie C133 models.
Posted through the "Elzetta Design Insider Spring 2021 Newsletter"
The sound is a slightly more musical version of scratching your fingernails on a chalkboard.
I ordered some lanyard rings that now come with a great wrist strap, some Battery Stations and a couple more RCR's on Thursday night. They arrived today.
It seems like USPS priority has returned to normal.
I'm using those G-Line numbers more and more. I'm using Z-Line numbers less and less. So I don't see a blue Bones headed my way anytime soon. I never thought the day would arrive I'd say "the Z-Line are just too big".
I grew up with 3D Maglites so those tiny little 6P sized flashlights simply amazed me for years. Yet the 1aa G-Line gets used a lot. The G-RCR too. So much that the Bravo AVS hi/lo feels like a 2C Maglite to me anymore.
Oh there's still lots of times for a Bones and Bravo for me but they have been relegated to niche lights now that Elzetta colaborated with JetBeam and had those even smaller lights built.