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    I have a streamlight protac 2L that I like but wanted something shorter. I was going to get a protac 1L but it is only 1/2"shorter.
    I'd like to keep it under $40. Prefer a tail switch.

    Thanks
    Last edited by nightowl66; 08-10-2018 at 10:57 AM.

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    Streamlight 1L-1AA is a good choice. Great tint and can use a AA if you don’t have fresh cr123 cells aroind, will run on a AAA too.

    I used to carry a surefire backup. Perfect size. Very good light, but like every SF I ever had it broke. Normal wear and tear not covered so I tossed it. Waited over a year to find a suitable replacement. My go to light until it dies is an olight M1T. Same function as the backup but brighter and better tint with a wider beam. It also meets your price requirement. It’s easily worth twice it’s retail price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris74 View Post
    Streamlight 1L-1AA is a good choice. Great tint and can use a AA if you don’t have fresh cr123 cells aroind, will run on a AAA too.
    Thanks, but the 1L is only 1/2"shorter than the 2L. I already have the 2L. Really don't want to buy another light just to save 1/2". I was hoping to find something a little shorter.

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    Try a Klarus XT1C. Instant access to turbo and low in outdoor mode. In tactical mode you have instant access to turbo and strobe.

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    Default Re: single cr123 edc

    Look at the Nitecore EC11. It is a shade under 3" in length. I EDC its cousin the EA11 (a single AA format version). It is a little more expensive than your budget at ~$55 MSRP, but to me worth the money. I carry it on my belt, and usually am not even aware that it is there.
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    The Eagletac D25c is over your budget but it is just under 3in in length with a tail switch and has a good variety of brightness levels and modes for edc.

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    Default Re: single cr123 edc

    See if you can find a Quark mini 123. The company has been sold, but the lights are still around. It is the smallest 123 I know of...

    It is a twisty, so no tail switch.
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    Olight S1 Mini? It comes in at 2.13 inches, although slightly over your stated budget @ $50.
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    Default Re: single cr123 edc

    Quote Originally Posted by Modernflame View Post
    Olight S1 Mini? It comes in at 2.13 inches, although slightly over your stated budget @ $50.
    But for that $50 you also get a USB rechargeable rCR123, worth about $10 on it's own. If you want small and bright and like mode memory and don't mind the side switch the S1 Mini is a good way to go. Plus it's available in High CRI!!

    Olight makes a two level tailswitch model the Olight M1T Raider. MAP is $40

    I have no experience but here is a CPF review:

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...ght+M1T+Raider
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    Default Re: single cr123 edc

    Protac 1l is 1.3 inches shorter than a 2l.

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    OP, we're a little curious. What decision, if any, have you made?
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    Olight S Mini is pretty short, comes in titanium of various finishes and aluminum in various finishes.

    Pretty short and not much bigger than a 16340, which is supported.

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    Default Re: single cr123 edc

    Quote Originally Posted by Modernflame View Post
    OP, we're a little curious. What decision, if any, have you made?
    I know this is a little late I ended up not buying anything, just used my protac 2l. Someone stated the 1L is 1.3 inches shorter than the 2l, according to all the specs it is only 1/2 inches shorter.

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    Default Re: single cr123 edc

    You are looking at the specs for a 1L/1AA which is 4.25". From the Sreamlight sight a simple 1L is 3.35".

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    Default Re: single cr123 edc

    Quote Originally Posted by hsa View Post
    You are looking at the specs for a 1L/1AA which is 4.25". From the Sreamlight sight a simple 1L is 3.35".
    Thanks, I didn't realize there were 2 different lights. I'll add that to my Amazon wish list and wait for a price drop.

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