UltraStinger vs. Z3/D3/C3

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I'm considering one of these lights. I know they are rated differently in their output.

Can someone who has both of these give me their opinions about which one is brighter? I'm also interested a smooth/high quality beam.

Beam shots/photos/other comparisons would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you have another light I'm overlooking, don't hesitate to tell me!

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The UltraStinger is a rechargeable dutylight intended for longer range illumination.

The three cell SF123A SureFires are close-quarters tactical illumination tools.

The UltraStinger vs. three cell SF123A SureFire with KT2 TurboHead would be a better comparision in terms of beam range. The UltraStinger vs. 9ANT is SureFire's nearest model. I would say the Classic 9NT significantly better in terms of beam throw [compared to other SureFires] (but is long discontinued) The other SureFire alternative would be an 8AX with N5 lamp in a Steve Ryan TurboHead.

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Hmmm
As an owner of both the UltraStinger and a 9NT I can't agree with Size15s asessment. Between my two lights the US is significantly brighter for at least 15-20 minutes of intermittent use. After that the Surefire 9NT will outshine the U.S till the batteries give up. Brightness advantage to US and size advantage to Surefire.
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Al-
Isn't the KL2 the multiple LED accessory from SureFire? You're saying the throw for that is comprable to the UltraStinger?

I'm not familiar with the 9ANT. Got a link to the specs for it? I'm also not familiar with the 8AX or a Steve Ryan TurboHead.
 

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Originally posted by ChrisM:
Al-
Isn't the KL2 the multiple LED accessory from SureFire? You're saying the throw for that is comprable to the UltraStinger?

I'm not familiar with the 9ANT. Got a link to the specs for it? I'm also not familiar with the 8AX or a Steve Ryan TurboHead.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I am sure he ment KT-2 Turbohead
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Originally posted by sunspot:
What is a Steve Ryan Turbohead?
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">It's actually the LPS Turbohead, Steve Ryan claimed
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it was named after him (initials SRTH)
 

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LPS hase them.
They are $105 with an N-2
or $85 with no lamp
They will fit all standard 2,3 and 4 cell lights you just need the right lamp.
 

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Yes, I did mean KT2 rather then KL2
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Sorry guys!

I've also edited my post because I meant that the 9NT offers the tightest brightest beam throw of SureFires and in this respect can go up against the UltraStinger which has so I read, a tight beam (although I wasn't overwhelmed at SS2002)
In all fairness, I didn't have a 9NT to compare back at the show.

Anyway, the general opinion is that the SRTH [LPS] is the most compact way to get a tight beam from especially the N2 lamp for three SF123A models.

I have one SRTH, one 12PM TurboHead, Two KT TurboHead, five Pyrex Millennium TurboHeads and three T TurboHeads. The SRTH I have doesn't beat the other 2.5" TurboHeads by what I consider enough especially with the MN61 lamp for which a Pyrex Lens is my personal preference.

The 9AN+KT3 v. the 9N+T3 -
I prefer the 9AN for form and build and operation.
I prefer the 9N for beam throw and super aggressive knurling for excellent grip.

Al
 

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The SHRT has a much tighter beam than a KT-2 and is also much lighter with a lexon lens.
 
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