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    The pocket clip from an EagTac DX3B mini pro works well on the rotary. Nice long clip and it allows the light to sit deep in a pocket. I'll try to get a pic if I remember.

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    After 24 hours, the SDR50 is growing on me.

    To be honest I was a little disappointed at first, because this is the first I've had with a gritty dial, and on a white wall there's a green ring around the hotspot. The colors do seem accurate, and the 5000K makes the light transparent, like the absence of tint, if you know what I mean? And the flood will make it useful.

    The silver tail SS40 will remain my favorite. The tint is easy on my eyes, I'm sucker for throwier beams, even if I know flood is more useful, and I dig the steampunk look.
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    I felt the same last week when I first tried out mine. It grew on me after one good walk in the dark woods. Love that SDR50.

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    Had a spare S1 Baton Pro clip, Works well
    https://imgur.com/a/rTtaU3w
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    I have a 170N Rotary and a 3’oclock Rotary, this clip works great if you put a lanyard around it... https://www.brightguy.com/product/st...l-pocket-clip/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strintguy View Post
    I have a 170N Rotary and a 3’oclock Rotary, this clip works great if you put a lanyard around it... https://www.brightguy.com/product/st...l-pocket-clip/
    A ziptie can also work. I use the Streamlight 1L-1AA held on with a ziptie threaded through a piece of gutted paracord. It works great.


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    Very nice; functional and creative

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sos24 View Post
    A ziptie can also work. I use the Streamlight 1L-1AA held on with a ziptie threaded through a piece of gutted paracord. It works great.
    Try a low profile zip tie, they lay flat instead of the head sticking out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneking View Post
    Try a low profile zip tie, they lay flat instead of the head sticking out.
    Thanks. I didn’t know about them, so I will have to look into them. It doesn’t look it from the picture, but the head sits about the same height as the end of the clip so it isn’t that noticeable and I file the cut edge to ensure smooth.

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    I am surprised that for so many years, such an advanced company as HDS has not been able to do such a simple and functional thing: a flashlight clip.

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    They did have it figured out. Then some people complained about the holes.
    I choose to carry a flashlight because I am often kept in the dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    They did have it figured out. Then some people complained about the holes.
    +1000

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    They did have it figured out. Then some people complained about the holes.
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    I think that there is some conspiracy behind that evermissing clip

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    They did have it figured out. Then some people complained about the holes.
    What’s bad is the word “holes” is used very loosely.
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    The $12.00 stock clip works fine on my Clickies, the equal in retention and function to most any other clip on any other light I've owned.

    The $12.00 stock clip works fine bezel up on my Rotary, the equal in retention and function to most any other clip on any other light I've owned.

    I think having the rotary mechanism on the tail precludes what some people want, but bezel up, even if not officially supported, is a worthy solution. It involves five minutes work and one o-ring.

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    I would not call it a hole, just normal wear, the same as the wear of the sole of the shoe or car tires, it is better every 2-3 years I will make a small patch on my pocket than lose my flashlight.





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    I think he meant the holes on the flashlight body, but very creative!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    I think he meant the holes on the flashlight body, but very creative!!
    Well, only if you wear it constantly with such a suit, then holes will definitely appear


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    Quote Originally Posted by realone View Post
    Had a spare S1 Baton Pro clip, Works well
    https://imgur.com/a/rTtaU3w
    Ty! I wish HDS would be able to come up with a clip solution like this. Any idea where I can snag this clip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tortie View Post
    Ty! I wish HDS would be able to come up with a clip solution like this. Any idea where I can snag this clip?
    It looks like it might be available at battery junction

    https://www.batteryjunction.com/olig...cket-clip.html

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    In the rotary, if they added a second screw 1 inch in line and did a small tap and thread. Wonder if that would work.

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    It’s been done.

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    Ah, the eternal HDS pocket clip discussion. I know it's a make or break issue for some, but I still say the HDS is the ideal EDC flashlight even without a perfect clip solution for the rotary. Haven't had a new HDS in a couple of years. I may ask Santa for an SDR50 with an 18650 tube of one persuasion or another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Modernflame View Post
    Ah, the eternal HDS pocket clip discussion. I know it's a make or break issue for some, but I still say the HDS is the ideal EDC flashlight even without a perfect clip solution for the rotary. Haven't had a new HDS in a couple of years. I may ask Santa for an SDR50 with an 18650 tube of one persuasion or another.
    I agree about the pocket clip. The majority of time I carry mine, it is in a pocket organizer with no clip required. I do have a Streamlight clip on one of mine and it works great for when I want a clip.

    As far as the SDR50, I would say go for it because it is really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sos24 View Post
    I agree about the pocket clip. The majority of time I carry mine, it is in a pocket organizer with no clip required. I do have a Streamlight clip on one of mine and it works great for when I want a clip.

    As far as the SDR50, I would say go for it because it is really nice.
    Thanks for the advice. I've been using the NB45 almost exclusively since 2018. The 95 CRI is hard to beat, but I find the 50% increase in luminosity intriguing, even though I've never really found the 200 lm device lacking. Though I've been quite taken with the executive model, the SDR50 might even be a rotary. 2020 has been a year of firsts. Why not? I always carry my HDS in my front left pocket next to my giant, absurd, toast shaped cell phone, so pocket clips are a non issue for me.
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    Since you and I obviously understand each other...

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    Just curious, will there be an update to the clicky interface in the near or far future? Or HDS 2 maybe?

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