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    Anyone make a black anodized tube for SureFire E series? So I could use two AA batteries with an E1B head/tailcap for example...

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    I have a 3x123 tube made by Tranquillitybase. It will use two AA's or three 123's. It works perfect with my KL1 head.
    Any 3x123 "E" series tube should work in this fashion.

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    Default Re: 2AA tube for SureFire?

    Quote Originally Posted by NotRegulated View Post
    I have a 3x123 tube made by Tranquillitybase. It will use two AA's or three 123's. It works perfect with my KL1 head.
    Any 3x123 "E" series tube should work in this fashion.
    I feel stupid for not realizing that sooner. A whole host of build projects just came to mind as I prefer 2xAA formats.... Drop ins are inexpensive and easy to build, and so are p60 hosts. Most AA lights are as chubby as 123 lights anyhow, so thickness won't be much of a concern.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotRegulated View Post
    I have a 3x123 tube made by Tranquillitybase. It will use two AA's or three 123's. It works perfect with my KL1 head.
    Any 3x123 "E" series tube should work in this fashion.
    Got a link?

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    Surefire may be coming out with AA tubes in the near future. I have heard of the existence of a prototype. I will post if I get to see it. Check this thread Tuesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigD64 View Post
    Surefire may be coming out with AA tubes in the near future. I have heard of the existence of a prototype. I will post if I get to see it. Check this thread Tuesday.
    I wouldn't hold my breath - that's been around for a while.

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    Default Re: 2AA tube for SureFire?

    I might consider one, as I have everything run on AAs.

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    Default Re: 2AA tube for SureFire?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigD64 View Post
    Surefire may be coming out with AA tubes in the near future. I have heard of the existence of a prototype. I will post if I get to see it. Check this thread Tuesday.
    Well, it's Tuesday... any luck?

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    Default Re: 2AA tube for SureFire?

    Can't think of any black options off hand, but a few gray/olive/natural solutions come to mind...
    • Vital Gear FB3 (don't know if they ever made it in black)
    • Valiant Concepts E-Extender + any 2x123 E-series body
    • Custom 3x123 body like the McLux, DSpeck UBH, etc.
    I'd like to see fivemega make a 2AA version of his 18500 E-series body.



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    Default Re: 2AA tube for SureFire?

    I'd like to see a handle that holds 6 AA's in a 3 column format, wired in series, designed to accept P60/P90 bulbs. A guy could use it to run P60 bulbs (with two dummy cells), P90 bulbs, or almost any voltage regulated drop in.
    Last edited by txgp17; 05-21-2008 at 03:41 PM.

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    Default Re: 2AA tube for SureFire?

    I've seen it around here somewere in 4+years about folks wanting AA surefires, somone had put a p60/61/90/91 in a Maglight.

    It wouldn't bother/effect me at all if surefire made aa lights but I woulnd't buy one anyway. Its just not there nitch.

    who knows though!!

    what about using an ARC 2xAA tube with either cutting the coller or with an ARC body>C adapter??

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    Hmm...

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    Default Re: 2AA tube for SureFire?

    Quote Originally Posted by greenLED View Post
    I wouldn't hold my breath - that's been around for a while.
    I agree. But I would sure buy one if they did make it.

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    Default Re: 2AA tube for SureFire?

    Quote Originally Posted by txgp17 View Post
    I'd like to see a handle that holds 6 AA's in a 3 column format, wired in series, designed to accept P60/P90 bulbs. A guy could use it to run P60 bulbs (with two dummy cells), P90 bulbs, or almost any voltage regulated drop in.
    that would be kind of interesting... would there be any advantage over a 2x18650 arrangement?
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    It's shocking that no one has made 2xx tubes for E1x series lights. You'd think the massive runtime benefits (2x) would be worth machining a tube.

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    Default Re: 2AA tube for SureFire?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbler View Post
    It's shocking that no one has made 2xx tubes for E1x series lights. You'd think the massive runtime benefits (2x) would be worth machining a tube.
    Sounds like a good business opportunity.
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    I am not a machinist

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    I'll know tomorrow for sure.

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