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Daniel_sk

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Re: Paul Kim's PK-PR1

Looks more like a emergency seat belt cutter + the tailcap is used to break car windows.
 

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Re: Paul Kim's PK-PR1

Yes it's a combo seat belt cutter and glass breaking set-up in a tacticool flashlight that Buffy and Skip would have no idea how to use.

"Water is getting in car Skip... make it stop"
"Buffy get out your flashlight"
"I thought you had it Skip"

Chorus: "lets use our celphones to call for help."


This was PK's window breaker/seat belt cutter key chain light when he was with SureFire.


These days?
This is PK's personal style of glass breaker.
For cutting seat belts? I suppose the uses an FL2 for that. Perhaps he has glasses with lasers...
 
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Re: Paul Kim's PK-PR1

This post is dedicated to CPF member fkrow for the idea.

An FL2 with a PR-1 belt clip and a PR-1 with an FL2 style tailcap.


About 20 minutes spent with a Dremel.

The belt clip mod:

First the anti-rotate ears have to go.


Then about 1/3 of a mm of the ID sanded away.
Bam! Done!

The tailcap mod:

Disassemble it first.
I had a busted one sitting around hence the X over the broken part.


Grind off the wings, which took perhaps 10 minutes.


Trial fit minus the button cover

I used a Sharpie enamel pen to color it.
Now the FL2 can be hip carried with a holster and the PR-1 can be activated lightning quick in stressful situations.

Thanks for the idea Sir!!


Also fits your other favorite 6 volt cop lights
 
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Re: Paul Kim's PK-PR1

The 1 year milestone of the pocket lint vs PVD torture test was recently passed.


The day it arrived.


The day it began


Today.

Different knife, different coins, different clippers, later the light still works error free.
I have not cleaned the crevices from pocket lint and yet the inside is still spotless.
The borofloat lens is scratch free.
I switched to a Nitecore RCR123 in about August last year rotating a pair as necessary. Late last summer I began a night shift project that lasted until thanksgiving and this light was the go to the entire time. Dropped, kicked, run over, left out in thhunderstorms , it also lit crevices and inlets upon returning to day shift well enough to see clearly inside those items with daytime adapted eyes.

Next week I begin another night shift operation so the pair of Nitecore cells will be topped off and an extra pair of SureFire 123's will tag along just in case. As any prepared individual should I will carry spare lights, with the confidence they likely won't be needed.
 

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Re: Paul Kim's PK-PR1

The 1 year milestone of the pocket lint vs PVD torture test was recently passed....

Nice! I have a question about the clip on this light please. Can the clip simply be removed, and still result in a working light? -or does the light need something to take up the space? (such as the circular part of the clip or an O-ring)

Thanks!
 

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Re: Paul Kim's PK-PR1

Hey Mike,
Thanks so much for the follow through on the "pocket lint test". A lot of people start things, but not all stick with it to the end. Even though I have a lot of lights, it would take me several years to see what one continuous year would do to a single PK light(even though I almost always have a PK light or pen on my person). Because I am "the flashlight guy" to my family, a lot of people ask for recommendations. It is great to be able to give a recommendation that covers all the bases including "what it looks like after a year"....
 

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Re: Paul Kim's PK-PR1

Nice! I have a question about the clip on this light please. Can the clip simply be removed, and still result in a working light? -or does the light need something to take up the space? (such as the circular part of the clip or an O-ring)

Thanks!

Good question.

Belated welcome to the site.

PK put a belt clip on this light knowing some like them, and some do not. Yes it works fine without it.
There is a slight gap (about a mm) between the bezel and body (ie the thickness of the clip) when it is absent. Knowing that gap exists I felt like it would accelarate the intrusion of junk into the light.

Items with IPXX rating means "intrusion protection x x". You usually see X and a number. The first X is for dust and intrusion of solids, the second X for liquids. The X means it has not been rated for that category.
Some items, industrial related for example may be IP47 for example. A rating for both solids and liquids. I test flashlights for both as I work construction. And we find many times that dust kills more things like electrical motors or hydraulic pumps way more often than moisture.

The PVD coating is a new tech so I chose a pocket full of metal objects to test that and figure lint and dust will be more likely to get inside the light over water as I carry an umbrella in the rain and rarely drop my lights in water (unless on purpose), so for moisture intrusion the light sits on my bathroom sink while I shower. So far nary a steam or condensation issue either.

Eddie, I'm that flashlight guy in my family too. I just reccomend certain Maglites based on how cheap the certain family member is. Suffice to say most have triple a minimags because they're like $15.

One evening my nephew asked "have you seen those lights on tv?" My brother-in-law replied "oh Lord, don't get the flashlight guy started". lol. Btw I commented "Maglites are better" and squashed the conversation.

I get a lot of "holy cow what is that and how much is it?" regarding the PR-1. These days I quote a price first knowing the next sound will likely be crickets chirping or "have you seen those lights on TV?" lol
 

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Re: Paul Kim's PK-PR1

Roger, PK has been secretly doing PK stuff with military application(s) in mind.

Each batch of PK Design Lab lights, like while he was at that other company involve small improvements without any real fanfare. The PR-1 is no exception. The only change I saw was o'rings are thicker. But knowing the fertile mind of sir PK there could be things only a few involved in the production would know.

I can say the PR-1 soul is being used in much of the items on the drawing board. He told me a while ago that it will be a slow process since most of the R&D are long, drawn out processes to ensure absolute reliability is ensured.
 

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Re: Paul Kim's PK-PR1

After proudly carrying a PL2 on my keys, I scored an actual PKFL2LE in WTS. Loving it so far. Yes, there will be pictures.

Love the dead-simple mode change and UI. Question, PK alluded in this thread to different heads in the future, maybe a single-mode all tactical all-the-time? The head on mine I can actually unscrew. Just wondering. I’m a hopeless tinkerer, modder and uncurable flashlight lego fan. If there’s a single mode prototype out there, I’d like to learn about it!
 

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Re: Paul Kim's PK-PR1

Great score Sween.

Bad news though, PK is focused on military stuff at this time and has not been working on the lego stuff for us consumers. Tape switches, IR and that sort of path right now.

At SureFire he was 'team leader' where now he is the team. So things move slower.

He told me not long ago he spent over a month in a secret location testing the decible reduction of his new suppressor ideas. It was a year in the design part since he did all of the math himself. Once the 'forecast' math indicated it could work a few prototypes were built in a secret location. Now he is re-inventing the supressor based on some real world experience using the theories the math provided.
 
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Re: Paul Kim's PK-PR1

Mike!!! Was thinking of you and the world class PK support you gave me when my PL2 gave me trouble. Got my FL2 with me right now as I type this! Now I need to hunt down a Pocket Rocket!
 

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Re: Paul Kim's PK-PR1

Wanted to visit PK web page and this is the result:

[h=3]HTTP Error 403.14 - Forbidden[/h][h=4]The Web server is configured to not list the contents of this directory.[/h]
 

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Re: Paul Kim's PK-PR1

Bump...
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Re: Paul Kim's PK-PR1

Thx ven! After few months delay (by USPS) finally my FL2 got his baby bro. And it has some serious power!
And so small!!!
 

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