Hi. New to the light.

dasBULK

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Hello.
Never really been into flashlights. The extent of my flashlight endeavors were my LED Minimag. I had sandblasted the body, and engraved it to "make it mine", had the NiteIze single LED conversion unit and was quite happy with it till it started to well... not work. First the clicker button that came with the LED stopped working after i dropped it about six inches. Then, the LED started flickering. Cleaned it, still flickered when I moved it. Then it would loose brightness till I shook it. Then it would dim again. It finally quit on me. So... I decided I've spent enough on Spyderco, Kershaw, Bokers and what not for the time being. SO. I decided to go ahead and pull the trigger on a snazzy new EDC light. I paroused the threads, did a bit of research and finally registered here after lurking off and on for a little while. Decided on a NiteCore EX10. Went looking through different site to find them and settled on 47s site. The Paypal option sold me. :) I decided on the GD+ varant. Don't know if it will be as much as an obsession as my Spydercos, but well see. So with that I bid you all a good old Texas, howdy.
 

matrixshaman

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:welcome: Great first light choice. You'll be amazed at the difference between it and the light you had before (mini-mag). I'd reco' some AW RCR123 batteries for it and a charger if you really start using it a lot. You will also likely be surprised at the size. No matter how much I see lights here on CPF in pictures they always seem smaller once I've got one in hand (a good thing IMO) - tiny and bright is what you'll soon have and good choice in dealer too - 4sevens is fast to ship and excellent customer service.
 

dasBULK

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Wow. Appreciate the warm welcome. :)

I usually used my minimag to peer in my diecast machines (techmire) because someone that gets paid more than I do for less work decided we don't need to spend money on such frivolous things like new light bulbs and the like. Funny how that always works out. Anyway. Yeah, the EX10 will get plenty of miles in my pocket. :) The size, power and the knurling are what sold me on it. Don't think I'll be modifying it anytime soon and if I do, it will be done right with anodize. But black is fine.
 

carrot

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Flashlights get just as addictive as knives. I got addicted first to lights, then knives, and now I'm back to flashlights for awhile it seems. I'm currently waiting for the right time to drop 4 bills on a McGizmo light, it seems. I have two Kershaws on the way to compliment my large Spyderco collection.

The EX10 is an excellent choice, by the way. I use mine as a bike light for nighttime riding.

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dasBULK

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I figure it will ride nicely with my Spyderco Military. I usually carry the Military but sub it for one of my Paramilitaries from time to time. Although, I have a new Endura G10 being customized with orange sculpted G10 at the moment that might knock my Military from its top EDC spot.

I saw where some people polish their bezels. Well.. I don't think I'll be able to leave well enough alone and might give that a go. Looks nice. :)

Edit: :drool:a Sebenza. One of these days... Large Classic with inlays. OH one of these days.
 
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