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    14+ members pro natural finish voters.. Do any of us believe we will see a natural HA rotary offered?

    I bet if we were 14 strong on the Ti HDS voters thread it'd be a different story 🤔

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    Never say never.
    And while yes, there are 14 yes in the CPF titanium thread, there are another 8 in another forum. I do get around... albeit slowly and I never use turn signals because it's nobody's business where I'm going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    Never say never.
    And while yes, there are 14 yes in the CPF titanium thread, there are another 8 in another forum. I do get around... albeit slowly and I never use turn signals because it's nobody's business where I'm going.
    Do you ever try to solicit new vendors for these runs? I know some places like urbanedcsupply will pick up exotic metal runs from the likes of Tain, Sinner, Barrel, and such. I get that HDS is kinda picky about vendors though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Random Dan View Post
    Do you ever try to solicit new vendors for these runs? I know some places like urbanedcsupply will pick up exotic metal runs from the likes of Tain, Sinner, Barrel, and such. I get that HDS is kinda picky about vendors though.
    Actually, we do look into different vendors, but yes, to say we are picky is really an understatement. Our number one requirement is simply to build what we want to within spec, and it is amazing how many can't achieve this, suddenly forget how to achieve this, or simply don't want to be bothered with a run of parts under quantity 100,000.
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    This is pretty interesting. HA-NAT with a black bezel would be cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    Never say never.
    And while yes, there are 14 yes in the CPF titanium thread, there are another 8 in another forum. I do get around... albeit slowly and I never use turn signals because it's nobody's business where I'm going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    This is pretty interesting. HA-NAT with a black bezel would be cool.
    ^^ Agreed!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    This is pretty interesting. HA-NAT with a black bezel would be cool.
    No it wouldn't. It would look like crap.

    And I don't like two tone cars either. They also look like crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ampdude View Post
    No it wouldn't. It would look like crap.

    And I don't like two tone cars either. They also look like crap.
    Wow.

    Why would you say that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ampdude View Post
    No it wouldn't. It would look like crap.

    And I don't like two tone cars either. They also look like crap.
    Well, I dont think you can HA a steel bezel to match the alu body, so youíre gonna have to get used to the idea of two-tone. Most of the HDS out there are plain steel bezel on a black body (I suspect the black bezels are in the minority) so once again two tone HDS is pretty standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ampdude View Post
    No it wouldn't. It would look like crap.

    And I don't like two tone cars either. They also look like crap.
    Speaking of crap... I HATE the word "dude"... it's like... seriously? You can't call yourself or someone else by their name? It's crap... pure crap.


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    Shorty was two-tone and looked pretty good!
    I personally think a matte black bezel on a nice dark green anodizing would look pretty sharp. The only way to get a bezel to match that olive would be back to the Cerakote and quite frankly, I'm scared to even bring that up to Henry. I found the last shop that did them (who now has the contract for Ruger)... and let's just say there was a lot of head banging and not the "Rock of Ages" kind.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    Shorty was two-tone and looked pretty good!
    I personally think a matte black bezel on a nice dark green anodizing would look pretty sharp. ...
    This just made my day

    But olive/dark green with black bezel does look awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    This is pretty interesting. HA-NAT with a black bezel would be cool.
    Agree. I would buy one.

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    Did someone say TiALN is the black finish? On stainless it is some tough wearing cr*p.. ooops! My apologies... Dude, look again at the laser etched printing contrasting against black finish looks great! Also, the two tone '57 Ford wagon is a beauty to behold.. Just look at those lines!!
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    Yes, two tones look like crap DUDE. I see that certain people have chimed in here so this will go nowhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    Well, I dont think you can HA a steel bezel to match the alu body, so youíre gonna have to get used to the idea of two-tone. Most of the HDS out there are plain steel bezel on a black body (I suspect the black bezels are in the minority) so once again two tone HDS is pretty standard.
    The bezel (the entire head) is STEEL? When did this happen and why? Aluminum conducts heat much better and is so much easier to machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greta View Post
    Speaking of crap... I HATE the word "dude"... it's like... seriously? You can't call yourself or someone else by their name? It's crap... pure crap.


    (Get the point? )
    Greta, I have no idea what you're are talking about in the least. I'm not calling someone by their name? I'm saying crap or dude? I don't understand, sorry.

    If I said the word dude and it offended you, I'm sorry about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ampdude View Post
    The bezel (the entire head) is STEEL? When did this happen and why? Aluminum conducts heat much better and is so much easier to machine.
    Been a while now ....

    'Course I've swapped most of mine for Ti to lock in the heat, but the steel are ok too
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    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    Been a while now ....

    'Course I've swapped most of mine for Ti to lock in the heat, but the steel are ok too
    Steel and Ti locks in the heat much more than aluminum or brass. Call me crazy, but I don't understand the motivation unless I've been recently transferred to an insane asylum .

    Why would you want to lock it in, instead of transfer it with aluminum or brass?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ampdude View Post
    The bezel (the entire head) is STEEL? When did this happen and why? Aluminum conducts heat much better and is so much easier to machine.

    How familiar are you with HDS? Nothing Iíve mentioned is new. Not the entire head, just the bezel is steel. Look at a picture on the HDS site and it will make sense. They have been steel basically forever. And unless you got a tactical or custom with a coated bezel so it was black, they have been semi stonewashed finish bezel on a black aluminum body. So yes, they have essentially always been two toned. If that isnít for you thatís fine, but this thread is clearly aimed at HDS enthusiasts who are interested in the possibility of a very special batch of lights. If this doesnít appeal to you, please carry on in a thread that does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    How familiar are you with HDS? Nothing Iíve mentioned is new. Not the entire head, just the bezel is steel. Look at a picture on the HDS site and it will make sense. They have been steel basically forever. And unless you got a tactical or custom with a coated bezel so it was black, they have been semi stonewashed finish bezel on a black aluminum body. So yes, they have essentially always been two toned. If that isnít for you thatís fine,
    I owned one back in 2007 and it didn't have any type of bezel. I know that people INTERCHANGE the term "bezel" on this forum for the part that also might have a reflector. That wasn't my intention in responding to your comment. I understand that it is the part that screws into the head.

    but this thread is clearly aimed at HDS enthusiasts who are interested in the possibility of a very special batch of lights. If this doesnít appeal to you, please carry on in a thread that does.
    This thread was created from a person that took issue with what I said in another thread. What are you talking about?
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    If they do a run of HA-NAT HDS, the bezel will be, by default, a different color than the body, since you canít (correct me if Iím wrong) hard anodize the steel bezel. Thus, the light will be two-toned. You have already stated you hate the look of that. Thus, it would seem to me that you would not be interested in this light and only posting to antagonize those of us who are musing on the possibilities. Donít rain on our parade dude.

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    Ampdude, I have edited your post for language. You have been here long enough to know this forum is family friendly only. Next time I wonít be as generous. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    If they do a run of HA-NAT HDS, the bezel will be, by default, a different color than the body, since you canít (correct me if Iím wrong) hard anodize the steel bezel. Thus, the light will be two-toned. You have already stated you hate the look of that. Thus, it would seem to me that you would not be interested in this light and only posting to antagonize those of us who are musing on the possibilities. Donít rain on our parade dude.
    Nobody gives a shit if the light is two toned. I'm willing to put up with mismatch. That's not the same thing. Look at the poll and my comments for a simple example. I don't even understand what you are asking me other than that you are accusing me of not wanting this light. What the hell. You can go to hell.
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    I think that maybe we talking about two different things. Are you referring to mismatched anodizing? That is not what I was talking about at any point in this thread. I said I wanted one in HA Nat with the black TiAlN finish on the bezel. Thatís all man. Then you jumped all over me and said it would look like crap. I have no clue what provoked that attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    I think that maybe we talking about two different things. Are you referring to mismatched anodizing? That is not what I was talking about at any point in this thread. I said I wanted one in HA Nat with the black TiAlN finish on the bezel. Thatís all man. Then you jumped all over me and said it would look like crap. I have no clue what provoked that attack.
    No we are not talking about two different things. The weird crap you are bring up, I don't give a shit about. I'm only about type III HA HDS lights. I don't know what you are talking about. I'm trying to stay on point. LET US DO THAT. Isn't that what you are here for? Let us just stay on topic please,
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    Oh my god. I feel like Iím taking crazy pills. Someone else take over and let me know if this ever becomes a reality. Iím out. Peace my HDS brothers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    Oh my god. I feel like Iím taking crazy pills. Someone else take over and let me know if this ever becomes a reality. Iím out. Peace my HDS brothers.
    All I'm asking is for the thread to stay on topic. You seem convinced that it will never become a reality. I'm not going to speculate on your motivations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    Shorty was two-tone and looked pretty good!
    I personally think a matte black bezel on a nice dark green anodizing would look pretty sharp. The only way to get a bezel to match that olive would be back to the Cerakote and quite frankly, I'm scared to even bring that up to Henry. I found the last shop that did them (who now has the contract for Ruger)... and let's just say there was a lot of head banging and not the "Rock of Ages" kind.



    Now, I must troll Ampdude! LOOK AT IT! LOOK AT IT!


    Ohhhh. A wood paneled HDS... I wonder if it's possible? Nearly 11:30pm... Henry will still be up. I think I'll call.
    I viewed lil' NAT HA being executed days ago.. Did I miss something?

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