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    Default What flashlight you have in hand before you get into CPF?

    Wonder what flashlight you guys used before you get into CPF, I have a Fenix LD12 and Wuben TO10R, welcome to post yours below!

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    Led Lenser P7
    Maglite 3D LED
    Wolf Eyes Pro Police

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    Bushnell from Wal-Mart. I went out on a whim and bought the brightest light I could that I thought I could edc. I Paid $45 for it and now I look back and want to smack myself. Should have bought a D1
    Searching for enlightenment.

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    A couple of Photon IIs and a G2.
    Remember, Two is One, and One is None!.

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    Surefire A2 Black and 6P
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    Got a green 2AA Mini Maglite before CPF then my brother got himself a Fenix L1D and that was what hooked on flashlights ;-).
    My Lights (current EDC: Foursevens Mini MkII Titanium)

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    I was using D cell mags and then I found the Led Lenser X7. I wondered if there was anything brighter and found CPF when I looked into it. A couple thousand dollars later....

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    mini maglights, D cell mags, and the original MagCharger on duty.
    (yeah I go back to the hotwire era)
    "Notorious collector of things that glow, shine, or blink"
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    Thrunite TN32. It was my... EDC light

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    AA incan minimag and 3D maglight.

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    Maratac AA Coppers, and Maratac AAA Brass.

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    LED Maglite Mini Pro+

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    The 2D Mag incan listed my signature.
    THRUNITE > Archer1AV2|TiS|TH20|TN4A Hi...all in neutral white
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    Led Lenser T7 TI, Led Lenser P7, Q-beam(One million Candlepower, can run off your cars cigarette lighter-Still available, WAIT! Get a second Q-Beam FREE, just pay separate S& H fee of $19.99), Fluorescent Snake light, Eveready two AA light...
    Wow, I owned 5 lights before I found CPF and became a "True" Flashaholic. For the youngsters here: cars used to have a round, push to use cigarette lighter in every car. Now there are USB ports and "ancillary power supplies", in case you wondered why on earth anyone would build a car with a cigarette lighter...

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    Fenix PD-20 then a PD-22 when I lost the PD-20.

    Never felt the need to own more than a couple lights until I joined this place... Now I have a couple dozen or so.

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    AA incan mini mag replaced a 5 LED Barney Beam (purple... get it?) Yup, the incan was brighter.
    Then a Coast HP7 and Energizer 2aa Hardcase.

    Man, I thought the only thing man made any brighter was those spotlights on helicopters. Little did I know that Vihn character was doing those with light you can fit in a jacket pocket.
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    There were a couple 2d and 2aa Inc and around. A mag solitaire also in can. Then I realized I needed some light with me sometimes and the solitaire didn't cut it. Got a microstream and not long after a fenix e11. Might have been the other way around. Anyway, found this place somewhere after that. When I look back I was Probly good with just that. But as it goes with this place, I went off the deep end a bit. Oh well. Good times. Well lit good times.
    Last edited by Repsol600rr; 01-24-2018 at 05:01 PM.

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    P2X Fury, G2 Nitrolon, and Streamlight 4AA
    My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcp...5oUVN8rPDveKYA (EDC, Gear Reviews, and More!)

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    Fenix PD35 and an Olight S2R.
    Today was supposed to be a great mail day with the delivery of my Okluma DC1 however USPS screwed up and it's sitting in Richmond.
    Tomorrow my precious should arrive!

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    My first flashlight was pelican 7060. 368 lumen. Cree XR-E led? I bought in 2015 from ebay. I watch youtube, google, and discover cpf.

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    2006 Surefire E2D w/KL4 LED head and a 2016 LAPG L2.

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    I had a Fenix E05 (1×AAA) as a keyring EDC, plus a Fenix E21 (2×AA) and a Fenix E11 (1×AA) in my backpack. The E21 was my main light, the other two were backups for it. These were all old versions, as sold in early 2013. Still perfectly good lights, too. I gave some to family members as well, and those ones are still in service, because the people I gave them to like them so much that they refuse all offers of an upgrade

    The first time I ever read CPF was mid-2013. I was looking for good NiMH cells to put in my lights, discovered Eneloops here on CPF and never looked back.
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    My first real flashlight: Four-Sevens MMU-X3, I researched and and then purchased from Sears marketplace October 2014.

    CPF join date: 11-21-2014.

    All of my remaining flashlights I purchased based on my reading this forum. Selfbuilt at first, then shortly after that, I discovered Vinh54.
    Imalent R90TS. Acebeam two X65Vn, K75, X45vn70.2. Eagtac MX25L4CvnT XP-L. Fx TK75vnQ70. Nc TM06Svn 4 x XHP50.2. Meteor M43vn XP-L dd. P60vn Quad XP-L HD 2 cell host Cryos Cu head. Tnt TN36UTvn, TN42vn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repsol600rr View Post
    Anyway, found this place somewhere after that. When I look back I was Probly good with just that. But as it goes with this place, I went off the deep end a bit. Oh well.
    Amen brutha!!
    Shoulda, coulda, woulda and all that....
    John 3:16

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    Surefire 9P. Bought it for around $75 circa 1995. Joined CPF in 2011.
    I have more than I need, but not as many as I want.

    Surefire owner since 1995.

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    Streamlight Protac 2AA and a Nitecore P12GT. Love the Nitecore. Extremely bright and solidly built. Cant complain for $50.

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    I carried a purple 2AA minimag that my wife bought me in 2001. It had a NiteIze LED and tail switch.

    It still sits on my nightstand (well, right now it's on my wife's nightstand...I'm unsure why that is, but she's welcome to it if she wants it there).

    --flatline

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    I had a few Maglites (Solitaire, 4C, and 6C or D), a Surefire 6P, and a Streamlight Scorpion I bought all in the mid 90's. I used them a lot for camping in my youth.
    I then lost interest in flashlights for over a decade until my brother gifted me a Fenix TK15S2 which was my first high quality LED flashlight. Shortly after, my enthusiasm in flashlights was reinvigorated and I joined this forum. In the last few years, I have really expanded my collection and use of the flashlights in activities like night hiking and night geocaching.

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    Various incans including Mini-mags and a 3D Mag. The CMG Inifinity and 2AA Reactor as well as the INOVA X1 were my LED lights before CPF. I tend to forget about the 2AA Reactor as it never made the "splash" other LED lights did but it was one of the best lights I had at that time and offered a step up in performance over AA incans. I may have had the original INOVA XO but I am really not sure if I was already lurking on CPF when I purchased it or not. I can still remember others describing the Reactor and X1 as bright when I used them!
    I respectfully reserve the right to purchase yet another light......

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    I discovered CPF around 2000-2001.

    Inova green LED keychain coin cell light
    2D cell with battery meter and Radio Shack halogen bulb
    4AA Energizer with Radio Shack halogen and cold cathode fluorescent
    4AA standard fluorescent
    Petzl Myo 3 Xenon / LED headlamp
    Starlite red/white dimable LED astronomy light
    200,000 candlepower halogen spot light with 8D cell DIY battery pack
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