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    Default Help me choose... ARC LSH-P or L5?

    Hey Folks,

    It's holiday season so I'm greeting the coming year with a new toy. I've been itching for a L5 ever since is release but do to lack of availability, I've yet pulled the trigger. It really won't for EDC because I prefer my L4 for those duties. I'm basing my decision on overall wow factor. I know the CPF wisdom would be "Buy Both" and eventually I will but which to buy first?

    Any input will be greatly appreciated

    ~Stephen

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    Default Re: Help me choose... ARC LSH-P or L5?

    I sounds to me like you have already made up your mind. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon3.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Help me choose... ARC LSH-P or L5?

    Send your money to me so it won;t burn a hole in your pocket.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    I won't have the money to buy both anytime soon so I still will have to decide between the two.

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    Default Re: Help me choose... ARC LSH-P or L5?

    i'unno.
    you already have an EDC.. so the Arc LSH-P might conflict there.. it's just so EDC'able..

    and your EDC is in fact an L4.. so you'd have to consider if the new features of the L5 are worth the money, since you've already got the L4..

    they're both a couple "Wow!" lights tho.. i'd reccomend going with the light you *think* you'll use more often.

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    Default Re: Help me choose... ARC LSH-P or L5?

    Get both, try them out and if you really can't afford to keep both sell the one you are willing to part with here. It's the only way to be sure you make the right decision. Maybe you will decide to keep the Arc and the L5 and sell the L4.

    These are all great lights but only you can match flashlights to your needs. And only after using them in real life.

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    Default Re: Help me choose... ARC LSH-P or L5?

    Thanks for the advise guys. I'm leaning towards the ARC. I've been searching old threads on the ARC LS and there is simply too much praise for it to be ignored any longer. The recent thread "What is your favorite light?" also has swayed my decision. On a practical standpoint, the ARC will be most useful for me.

    mporter, I'm sure I'll like the ARC and L5 but I can't bring my self to sell a light to get another. I'll be looking for something else to sell. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

    ~Stephen

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    Default Re: Help me choose... ARC LSH-P or L5?

    Save the money. Put it in a tin under your bed.

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    Default Re: Help me choose... ARC LSH-P or L5?

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

    Al, how do you know about my little tin box? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Help me choose... ARC LSH-P or L5?

    What I know is that I want a SureFire X200A. All other products can take a running jump in my opinion.

    Al

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    Alrighty Al, you`ve got my attention [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] I know you know things few mortal men know...what is a X200A? Out with it...spill the beans! Please.

    Ken

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    Default Re: Help me choose... ARC LSH-P or L5?

    If you already have an L4 and want a smaller light for EDC'ing, try just swapping the L4 battery tube for an E1e tube and running the KL4 head on one cell.

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    Default Re: Help me choose... ARC LSH-P or L5?

    Run a search for it! Try "X200" (A is the standard switching option)

    Al

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    Default Re: Help me choose... ARC LSH-P or L5?

    I'm with Al on wanting to get my hands on a X200! But what that has to do with a choice between an Arc LSH-P and a L5 is beyond me! I guess the X200 would fit in a line up between the two lights being considered; huh? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Help me choose... ARC LSH-P or L5?

    Hello machulu, if the criteria is simply to add an impressive light to your collection or something to wow the friends, the L5 is an impressive flashlight to own.

    I would not recommend the Arc for reasons other than practicality.

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    Search complete. Hand gun weapon light? Hmm, I don`t know Al...you lost me with this one. Guess its because I don`t have any hand guns...well, an air pistol.

    I was hoping it was some secret, up and coming Surefire light, with muti-power levels...oh well. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Help me choose... ARC LSH-P or L5?

    well waiting for the X200A is my answer to the question of whether to get an ArcLSH-P or SureFire L5!

    I don't have any firearms but the X200A is about the most exciting thing to happen to flashlights hopefully before Christmas! It is smaller than my current EDC so I hope it can replace it for a while...

    Al

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    Default Re: Help me choose... ARC LSH-P or L5?

    The LSH-P = Apples
    The L-5 = Oranges
    Two lights with different aps.
    Get Both.

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    Default Re: Help me choose... ARC LSH-P or L5?

    Gransee, you sir are a class act to recommend a light other than your own. Too late though. As of this afternoon, I have just place an order for an ARC LSH-P. I'm looking foward to making the LS my new EDC along with the L4. I have a feeling I'm going to enjoy my first ARC.

    ~Stephen

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    Default Re: Help me choose... ARC LSH-P or L5?

    If I could only keep one flashlight, I would choose my Arc LSH-P. You won't be sorry.

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    Default Re: Help me choose... ARC LSH-P or L5?

    [ QUOTE ]
    Size15s said:
    well waiting for the X200A is my answer to the question of whether to get an ArcLSH-P or SureFire L5!

    I don't have any firearms but the X200A is about the most exciting thing to happen to flashlights hopefully before Christmas! It is smaller than my current EDC so I hope it can replace it for a while...

    Al

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Why is the X200 so exciting? Anyone know its specs? What does it offer for an EDC that the LSHP, L4, L5 etc., don't have"


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    Default Re: Help me choose... ARC LSH-P or L5?

    You could pull together all the info online about it and make a good guess. It's different. As for EDC - There will be a belt pouch for it and I'm sure that people will come up with all sorts of wonderful pocketclip adapters and belt rails etc for it. Switching isn't EDC ideal but that's not the point. It's new!

    Al [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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