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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 think that when you and I see the same heated discussion come around like it was something new, we've been on here too long.

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    This was a clip in one of my parts boxes. no idea where it came from, but has been working great. the split style sit's atop the rotary screw if you want, or will sit below it....


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    I was thinking of getting my first HDS light. A HDS EDC LE Clicky with 18650 "tube", and either the SDR50 or NLT.

    Prefer the Clicky's increased durability and reliability and the ability to switch tailcaps on my own. Would probably use mostly high and maximum so rotary won't see too much ise from me. I have the Surefire G2X Pro and like the 320 lumens brightness level.
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    Pocket Clips? We don't need no stinkin' pocket clips! Loosely based upon the classic Humphrey Bogart film, "Treasure of the Sierra Madre," which everyone should see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OcM23Hbs5U

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    My wife gave me a HDS rotary flashlight for my birthday. She said, "do you know that is a $350 flashlight?" I said "really?"

    Then she said, "can you fix my (Chinese) flashlight? The wire came loose and it needs to be soldered."

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    After that you could hardly say, "I wouldn't sully my soldering iron on such crap" could you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by newbie66 View Post
    I was thinking of getting my first HDS light. A HDS EDC LE Clicky with 18650 "tube", and either the SDR50 or NLT.

    Prefer the Clicky's increased durability and reliability and the ability to switch tailcaps on my own. Would probably use mostly high and maximum so rotary won't see too much ise from me. I have the Surefire G2X Pro and like the 320 lumens brightness level.
    While the Clicky is very good I would still recommend the Rotary over it. The Rotary is simply a marvel you cannot get anywhere else and the price is very close to the Clicky.

    The Rotary can be opened, if you are patient and careful. Check out one of the older HDS Systems #xxx threads for some disassembly info by ShineOnYouCrazyDiamond.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter yetman View Post
    I think that when you and I see the same heated discussion come around like it was something new, we've been on here too long.

    It'll be flush or raised soon.
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    Quite right.
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    Let the Galaxy Burn!!




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    Is that Alice Through the Looking Glass?
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    Is that Alice Through the Looking Glass?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carrot View Post
    While the Clicky is very good I would still recommend the Rotary over it. The Rotary is simply a marvel you cannot get anywhere else and the price is very close to the Clicky.

    The Rotary can be opened, if you are patient and careful. Check out one of the older HDS Systems #xxx threads for some disassembly info by ShineOnYouCrazyDiamond.
    Thanks for the info.
    I went ahead and ordered the clicky 18650 with SDR50. I saw the thread on opening the rotary and it kinda scares me if I were to do it myself.

    Now I am hoping to get the light soon. Can't wait for it!

    Who knows in the future I might get another one and it might be the rotary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbie66 View Post
    Who knows in the future I might get another one and it might be the rotary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter yetman View Post
    I think that when you and I see the same heated discussion come around like it was something new, we've been on here too long.

    It'll be flush or raised soon.
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    my solution is to google, and then post links to past discussions:

    -HDS-Systems-Poll-Team-Clicky-or-Team-Rotary


    -Do-you-prefer-the-HDS-Rotary-UI-over-the-HDS-Clicky-UI


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    whether to eat eggs from the sharp or dull side
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    Quote Originally Posted by newbie66 View Post
    Thanks for the info.
    I went ahead and ordered the clicky 18650 with SDR50. I saw the thread on opening the rotary and it kinda scares me if I were to do it myself.
    I hope it is not to late to change your order
    buying a clicky, because you want to be able to change the button (once in ten years)
    misses out on the opportunity to experience the Rotary UI (every day)

    I strongly suggest you reconsider your priorities.. changing a switch button, vs using the UI that Henry, Hogo, and most HDS buyers use.

    either way
    congratulations on the Joy of Shopping
    enjoy whatever light you decide should be your first

    I can pretty much guarantee that if you do not buy a Rotary now, you will have to later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jon_slider View Post

    I can pretty much guarantee that if you do not buy a Rotary now, you will have to later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jon_slider View Post
    my solution is to google, and then post links to past discussions:

    -HDS-Systems-Poll-Team-Clicky-or-Team-Rotary


    -Do-you-prefer-the-HDS-Rotary-UI-over-the-HDS-Clicky-UI




    sharp side, of course.. lol




    I hope it is not to late to change your order
    buying a clicky, because you want to be able to change the button (once in ten years)
    misses out on the opportunity to experience the Rotary UI (every day)

    I strongly suggest you reconsider your priorities.. changing a switch button, vs using the UI that Henry, Hogo, and most HDS buyers use.

    either way
    congratulations on the Joy of Shopping
    enjoy whatever light you decide should be your first

    I can pretty much guarantee that if you do not buy a Rotary now, you will have to later.
    +1

    I have a HDS Ultimate 60 EDC circa 2005 I think and it's still on the original rubber button. Absolutely no need to worry about replacing the boot IMO. Rotary UI is unmatched, there is nothing on the market like it.

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    I like both. I think you should get one of each and then you will know which you prefer. The clicky is nice when I want to use the clip. Any time I wake up in the middle of the night, I grab a rotary so I can dial in the amount of light I want. I also have the holster for the rotary if I want to carry that. It is good to have options. . Either way, the HDS is an extremely versatile and awesome EDC light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sos24 View Post
    It looks like it might be available at battery junction

    https://www.batteryjunction.com/olig...cket-clip.html
    Thank you bro!

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    Thanks!

    To be honest, the itch to get a second one has already started...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lion504 View Post
    #truth

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon_slider View Post


    I hope it is not to late to change your order
    buying a clicky, because you want to be able to change the button (once in ten years)
    misses out on the opportunity to experience the Rotary UI (every day)

    I strongly suggest you reconsider your priorities.. changing a switch button, vs using the UI that Henry, Hogo, and most HDS buyers use.

    either way
    congratulations on the Joy of Shopping
    enjoy whatever light you decide should be your first

    I can pretty much guarantee that if you do not buy a Rotary now, you will have to later.
    Its probably too late. But I am okay with it.
    Unfortunately, I already have an itch to get a second one, in rotary...
    Just need to resist.
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    No need to resist. The sooner you give in to the itch for a second, the sooner you can start itching for a third.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wayben View Post
    No need to resist. The sooner you give in to the itch for a second, the sooner you can start itching for a third.
    It is always good having one HDS more ... even if a HDS will not fail it is always good to have a backup light.

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    Still looking for Surefire G2 in Orange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newbie66 View Post
    Its probably too late. But I am okay with it.
    Unfortunately, I already have an itch to get a second one, in rotary...
    Just need to resist.
    Try to resist and you are only fooling yourself. Make a priority list of the next three HDS lights you want to have. By this time next year you will have at least one light on that list, maybe two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayben View Post
    No need to resist. The sooner you give in to the itch for a second, the sooner you can start itching for a third.
    OMG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarriorOfLight View Post
    It is always good having one HDS more ... even if a HDS will not fail it is always good to have a backup light.

    @newbie66: Here my status ~2 years ago:

    What in the world!! Wow!
    At first I thought it may have been photoshopped, but when looking closely, is it really real?!? Scary...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCS1300 View Post
    Try to resist and you are only fooling yourself. Make a priority list of the next three HDS lights you want to have. By this time next year you will have at least one light on that list, maybe two.

    Let's hope that won't happen.
    Well at least not so soon...

    I hope I found at least 2 reasons to delay anymore purchases.

    1) Driver update to support 1AA cells.
    2) The HDS 2 or 2nd Generation or something.

    Hope this helps others with the same itch/urge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newbie66 View Post
    What in the world!! Wow!
    At first I thought it may have been photoshopped, but when looking closely, is it really real?!? Scary...
    Yes, that is really real. And it is like I said, it is 2 years or so old. I have really a lot HDS lights all with different LEDs. And I also habe a few special metal HDS lights.
    Still looking for Surefire G2 in Orange.
    If you have one you don't like please PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbie66 View Post

    Let's hope that won't happen.
    Well at least not so soon...

    I hope I found at least 2 reasons to delay anymore purchases.

    1) Driver update to support 1AA cells.
    2) The HDS 2 or 2nd Generation or something.

    Hope this helps others with the same itch/urge.
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