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    Default Need a new single-AA twist flashlight

    I'm finding a lot of tail switch options and few unprotected side switch lights. I need something to put in a pocket and not get activated and depleted.

    I have been using an older light (~3 years old) from I think 4Sevens (stylized heavy Q is all that's left of the finish). Something with a bit smoother twist action would be nice as well. I'm shopping in the ~$50 range but, there is some flexibility there for the right flashlight.

    Assuming twist turn on single-AA lights are a thing of the past, what protected tail-switch models are a reasonable alternative?

    Ideally, I will get a nice candela level to read text or map at night and have mid-range for a safe walk with good spread and, a "Turbo mode" to light up something a distance on rare occasions. As a discussion point, I'm think ~10, ~30, ~120 lumen level with appropriate candela intensity.

    TIA,
    Sid

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    Default Re: Need a new single-AA twist flashlight

    Peak El Capitan is a twist turn on for $59.

    Family made in USA.

    Done.

    Turbo mode is subjective… my turbo is a G29 with TLR-7a

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    Default Re: Need a new single-AA twist flashlight

    I think there have been a few other similar threads recently.
    Look into the L3 illumination L10; not the “c” model, as it has a rear switch.
    Jetbeam jet1 MK is another choice.
    Last edited by jabe1; 05-11-2021 at 05:14 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jabe1 View Post
    I think there have been a few other similar threads recently.
    Look into the L3 illumination L10; not the “c” model, as it has a rear switch.
    Yes, there was one about two weeks ago I read. I was hoping for some other options that were a little more specific to my request.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerneldrop View Post
    Turbo mode is subjective… my turbo is a G29 with TLR-7a
    Mine is a G40 with eyeglasses!

    Or an AR-15 with a SureFire DualFuel!

    Now to find a good AA twist activated pocket flashlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidpost View Post
    Now to find a good AA twist activated pocket flashlight.
    http://www.peakledsolutions.net/pock...l_capitan.html

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    Default Re: Need a new single-AA twist flashlight

    Are there any good beamshots of the El Capitan?

    How do the brass and stainless steel models compare to the Anodized aluminum versions?

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    I don't have any.

    Stainless will be the most durable for when you take it on SOCOM missions. But it's a keychain light...I'd be happy with an aluminum version.

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    Default Re: Need a new single-AA twist flashlight

    A quick update:

    I have some new AA lights ordered and I will try to update this thread once they get here. I want to thank everyone for their help.

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    I’d look at the L10 as mentioned earlier. If you don’t mind a tail clicky I’m pretty happy with the three Jaxman e3 flashlights I have.

    While peak makes great stuff, I never bought their AA. The action of the qtc on my eiger just never impressed me.

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    Default Re: Need a new single-AA twist flashlight

    Lumintop/MassDrop Vega is a 1xAA flashlight
    which is packaged with TWO tailcaps.

    Choose the smaller tailcap (which has No switch),
    and then this handy flashlight is activated
    strictly by twisting the head. Neat !

    No longer available on MassDrop site,
    but they are still available on Amazon.

    Current stock shows Black, Blue, or Silver aluminum
    (which is listed as "white").

    I have several of these little gems, with the
    Neutral tint emitter. But those are apparently
    no longer in stock.

    If I may be so Bold,
    here is the LINK --

    https://www.amazon.com/DROP-Vega-AA-...1127025&sr=8-4
    Last edited by Burgess; 05-16-2021 at 07:56 AM.

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    Default Re: Need a new single-AA twist flashlight

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck91 View Post
    I’d look at the L10 as mentioned earlier. If you don’t mind a tail clicky I’m pretty happy with the three Jaxman e3 flashlights I have.

    While peak makes great stuff, I never bought their AA. The action of the qtc on my eiger just never impressed me.
    The L3 illumination L10 is out of stock at the places I shopped. It's on my list to consider with a future order if in stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgess View Post
    Lumintop/MassDrop Vega is a 1xAA flashlight
    which is packaged with TWO tailcaps.

    Chose the smaller tailcap (which has No switch),
    and then this handy flashlight is activated
    strictly by twisting the head. Neat !

    No longer available on MassDrop site,
    but they are still available on Amazon.

    Current stock shows Black, Blue, or Silver aluminum
    (which is listed as "white").

    I have several of these little gems, with the
    Neutral tint emitter. But those are apparently
    no longer in stock.

    If I may be so Bold,
    here is the LINK --

    https://www.amazon.com/DROP-Vega-AA-...1127025&sr=8-4
    I have a Lumintop in bound with some batteries and look forward to trying it out.

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