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    Hi,

    I was searching for outside shots of the SureFire A2 im thinking to buy this light but my question is have somebody this light? Tell about it! Post beamshots

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    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=199396

    I'm sure this will cover everything you want, and more...

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    Default Re: The Surfire A2

    There are probably more threads about the A2 than any other light! Here is an index of them. Happy reading...

    Edit: LOL, Tempest UK beat me to it, with the same link.
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    But i need good outside shots so i can see the results of the light I cant find them

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    Default Re: The Surfire A2

    There are some in post #1 in this thread, and you'll find more in other threads in that index list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hendrikjansen View Post
    But i need good outside shots so i can see the results of the light I cant find them

    You aren't looking hard enough

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=138707

    Just one of the many threads in the above posted links. Now get to reading

    I never thought I would buy an A2, after reading all those threads I bought one . It is a great light and I love it.

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    The A2 is the best light ever, go for it!

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    js had a great thread on the A2!

    After getting the A2 get a LF bulb or fish around for a Strion Kit!

    Awesome

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    Default Re: The Surfire A2

    Be sure to check out this thread too, it has beamshots of the A2 along with a whole bunch of others:
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=202652

    It's one of my favorites. I continually come back to it when considering different incandescent lights.

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    Default Re: The Surfire A2

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertM View Post
    Be sure to check out this thread too, it has beamshots of the A2 along with a whole bunch of others:
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=202652

    It's one of my favorites. I continually come back to it when considering different incandescent lights.

    Robert

    I agree, it is a good comparison of some of the popular lamps.
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    I'm curious how many A2 E.D.C.'ers switched to the Kroma when it came out, considering it's about the same size, same power primary beam, and the color L.E.D.'s of course. Though not all of the A2 worship threads are 2OO6 and older, so maybe some switched back.

    I just wish S.F. would have made at least one other regulated incan, but I guess then the A2 wouldn't be as special. Makes me want to get one for that reason, if I could just figure out something I can do with a colored L.E.D. (though by the polls most people go white anyways).

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    Quote Originally Posted by EV_007 View Post
    I agree, it is a good comparison of some of the popular lamps.
    Not that you're bias or anything.

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    The Kroma and A2 are really two very different lights. With the A2 you can have white throw and white flood. With a stock Kroma you have low and high white, but is it a nice spot, not flood. The colored LEDs produce an excellent flood of light on the Kroma (civilian model).

    I have both and EDC neither as I prefer a light with more battery life, hence the U2 is usually on my belt. When conditions merit I do move up and do carry other lights including either or both the A2 and Kroma as needed.

    Don't get me wrong. They are both excellent lights. I simply consider them more as specialty lights rather for every day carry. The Kroma actually rests on my nightstand every night.
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    The A2 really is a light that has a following and an allegiance, and rightfully so. I got one as a Christmas gift last year and while I do love the high output LED's in my collection, the A2 is an awesome light that ranks up there as one of my favorites. The quality of the incan is very sweet, and I keep entertaining the thought of using a Lumens Factory bulb in it.

    Read up on the recommended posts; they will certainly answer any and all questions you could even think to ask about the light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leon2245 View Post
    I'm curious how many A2 E.D.C.'ers switched to the Kroma when it came out, considering it's about the same size, same power primary beam, and the color L.E.D.'s of course. Though not all of the A2 worship threads are 2OO6 and older, so maybe some switched back.
    I bought a K2MS a few months ago, it's doesn't really compare to my A2s

    It sounds like the same light on paper, but really it's considerably dimmer and the huge head makes in impractical to carry. Also it's a great spot, which is good, but the A2 gets me both spot and flood (the white version anyway).

    Someday my SOE holster for it will show up, but even at that time I don't see myself being able to carry the K2 nearly as easily or conveniently as my A2.

    For me, so far, the A2 series are my favorite lights, everything else is pretty much a toy. I like toys too though!
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    Don't remember how long ago I bought my A2(#A04735). Its sat on my night stand for years. Red LEDs are perfect for those bumps night,lets you keep your night vision. Best light SF ever made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreySave View Post
    The Kroma and A2 are really two very different lights. With the A2 you can have white throw and white flood. With a stock Kroma you have low and high white, but is it a nice spot, not flood. The colored LEDs produce an excellent flood of light on the Kroma (civilian model).

    I have both and EDC neither as I prefer a light with more battery life, hence the U2 is usually on my belt. When conditions merit I do move up and do carry other lights including either or both the A2 and Kroma as needed.

    Don't get me wrong. They are both excellent lights. I simply consider them more as specialty lights rather for every day carry. The Kroma actually rests on my nightstand every night.
    As an owner of both, agreed 100%. Only I EDC an HDS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LED61 View Post
    As an owner of both, agreed 100%. Only I EDC an HDS.
    I'll join the chorus. The K2MS is a great light but in no way a replacment for an A2.
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    I like my A2s...

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    I only saw one


    DOZEN

    Something is wrong...

    With Aloha but no A2,

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    Quote Originally Posted by DM51 View Post
    I like my A2s...

    Me too, but I think you're missing one:





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    Thank you SO much for that, Tempest gnaaaarghl grrmbl...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tempest UK View Post
    Me too, but I think you're missing one:





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    Quote Originally Posted by DM51 View Post
    I like my A2s...

    Nice collection of A2's! Out of curiosity, why do you have so many? Specifically, why so many white ones? I can see having all the difference colors and having black and natural colored ones as a collector, but just curious about all the white ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DM51 View Post
    I like my A2s...

    Ummm....wow

    Most impressive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJV View Post
    Ummm....wow

    Most impressive...

    You oughta see DM51's "triplets".
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    Default Re: The Surfire A2

    Fivemega has just opened a 2nd run of his A2 Strion conversion sockets.

    I posted a review of these here.
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    Thanks for the head-up. These are a great upgrade for a great light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tempest UK View Post
    Me too, but I think you're missing one:





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    that reminds me, where's curse's pic before he sold them...

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    Default Re: The Surfire A2

    Sorry to be off-topic, but are these purplish (or does it have an official color-name for it?) shells for real? Are they production or special aftermarket modifications? I've seen it on Size15's signature and for the longest time I assume it's a photoshop job.

    Thanks.

    With Aloha,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illum_the_nation View Post
    that reminds me, where's curse's pic before he sold them...

    Didn't I come here to look for super-bright and ultra-efficient-high-tech LED lights? Why do I keep going back to incan?

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