my first surefire arrived today (e2 executive) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Aragorn, I know the feeling. Congratulations
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I can't think that anyone could find the E2 less than excellent.

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ps - As to the Arc, I'm still waiting for the CPF HA blue edition. Then, finally, I'll have an idea of what all you guys have been talking about
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As soon as I have my E2e (hopefully Monday) and my CPF Edition Arc AAA with me, the perfect EDC will be complete.
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Aragorn, Its amazing how much light comes out of the small E2! Half my fun is showing its powerful round beam to non-surefire owners. They of course want to know how to buy one afterwards. Enjoy it!
 

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I just got my first surefire yesterday, it's
an E2 in gun metal. I couldn't be happier with it. My 6 year old girl was putting on a "hand puppet" show with it earlier, It is so bright I didn't even worry about those expensive batts!
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Aragorn:
actually the output nearly lost my job today
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i soppose that the manage ment requires their eyesight . sure do like that that tail swoitch though
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Give you a hint on impressing people without pissing them off. Put a white piece of paper on the desk; point at a spot on the paper & tell them to look at it; pointing the light at the paper @ close to 90 degrees, turn it on for about 1 sec. Makes a really good impression. Try it. Also, if you have any rechargable AA, put them in the Tec 40 with a 3D krypton bulb. You won't believe the difference.
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by txwest:
Also, if you have any rechargable AA, put them in the Tec 40 with a 3D krypton bulb. You won't believe the difference. TX<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've been using the KPR103 bulb from Radio Shack in the Tec 40. Much brighter, but I don't have an E2 to compare it with. Still not a great beam quality, though. Bright, but only fairly smooth. You're right about only using it with rechargeables. I put alkalines in it today, and it blew.

OK. Now everyone go back to the topic.
 

TrevorNasko

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ordered tuesday and ups ground showed up today. i still hate ups but no longer feel the need to go postal on them. back to the e2. well i thought it be small and light and bright but not to that extreme. i thought the box was emty . and ive never seen a light so small . and it beats the tec 40 to peices. this light is the arc aaa of the incand world. an edc for sure(fire)
the minut i got this light called surefire and complemented them on it. i couldn't help it
wow what a light
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Aragorn

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Aragorn:
...the minut i got this light called surefire and complemented them on it. i couldn't help it...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It was nice to talking with you and I am happy to hear that you are happy.
Enjoy it.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Aragorn:
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ordered tuesday and ups ground showed up today. i still hate ups but no longer feel the need to go postal on them. back to the e2. well i thought it be small and light and bright but not to that extreme. i thought the box was emty . and ive never seen a light so small . and it beats the tec 40 to peices. this light is the arc aaa of the incand world. an edc for sure(fire)
the minut i got this light called surefire and complemented them on it. i couldn't help it
wow what a light
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Yep, that's pretty much the feeling I had when I got my E2 (my first SureFire) about a month ago.
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txwest,

I have both reflectors. With the faceted one, the beam is much smoother, but it's kind of oval. Maybe I got a bum reflector.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Guy Guyer:
txwest,

I have both reflectors. With the faceted one, the beam is much smoother, but it's kind of oval. Maybe I got a bum reflector.
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Mine is about 10% oval, which is negalable. If your's is worse, I don't know what to tell you. TX
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Guy Guyer:
I've been using the KPR103 bulb from Radio Shack in the Tec 40. Much brighter, but I don't have an E2 to compare it with. Still not a great beam quality, though. Bright, but only fairly smooth. You're right about only using it with rechargeables. I put alkalines in it today, and it blew.
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Does your Tec 40 have the smooth or faceted reflactor? Mine has the faceted (hammer finish) & is very smooth. As good as any of my SF's & much rounder than most. TX
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by txwest:
Mine is about 10% oval, which is negalable. If your's is worse, I don't know what to tell you. TX<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I happened to have an extra faceted reflector, still in its package from Brightguy. It's a little better than the one I had in my Tec 40. Less oval, but still a little oval. I tried rotating the bulb in both cases (this is with the stock bulb, since I blew my KPR103 and I bought the last one from Radio Shack). Rotating the bulb has some effect, but not much. I don't think the slight oval beam is as apparent in the field as when you shine it against a wall. But I would prefer a more uniform beam. Still a very good beam (if not a bit too narrow), and very bright with the KPR103 (thanks again Alan).

The brightest narrow beam I have ever seen was when I was using a Surge bulb in the Tec 40 with polished reflector. It put out a super bright beam, aligned almost like a laser. It was no more oval than with the so called "wide beam" reflector, with a peripheral beam that basically sucked. But if you really want a spot, this worked very well. In fact, I may want to resurrect that configuration, and keep it on the side for certain applications.
 

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I haven't had a reason to take the bulb out of my Surge. I didn't realize it was a PR base like the Tec 40. TX
 

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I haven't had a reason to take the bulb out of my Surge. I didn't realize it was a PR base like the Tec 40

My Surge has a bi-pin lamp. I`m pretty sure they all do.

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hey guys what is the difference between the e2 and the e2executive? or are they the same light?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by txwest:
I haven't had a reason to take the bulb out of my Surge. I didn't realize it was a PR base like the Tec 40. TX<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sorry if I confused anybody. The Surge is bi-pin. I soldered one onto a PR base for the mod.
 
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