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Does anyone have a Eagletac D25LC2 Tactical?

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by sarge1967, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. sarge1967

    sarge1967 Loaded Pockets

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    My Thrunite TN-12 (2014) has developed a flicker/short. So I need a light to replace it. I don't want a Nitecore. I have read to many bad reviews about them. I looked at the Fenix PD35 but this Eagletac is over a half inch shorter at 4.8 inches and an ounce lighter at just 2oz. 1200 lumens on high with 4 lumen low output.
    I have heard a lot of good things about Eagletac batteries just not much about their lights. Maybe that is answering my question as to weather or not their good.
     
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  2. sarge1967

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    Wow, I guess the Eagletac lights are not such a big hit.....
     
  3. kensington

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    I have read lots of good things about their lights over at cpf, vinh seems to like them and his d25 is very popular for the reasons you cited.
    I however dislike twisty UI`s immensly so i do not have one. I believe selfbuilt has numerous reviews on many EagleTac models.


    I do however have several PD35`s, including a vinh modified one, and I LOVE that 2 button UI. To me simple to use, tail clicky for on/off if you want it that simple with a second button for mode select and the tail clicky has momentary on option. Simple. For me at least.
     
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    The main reason I got the TN12 was due to the UI. That and the price. It was between that and the the PD35. It looks like in hindsight I should have gone with the Fenix.
     
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  5. theducttapespecialist

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    Just get it. I have had 2 of the non tactical ones for over a year. I haven't even considered getting another EDC type light since I got them. I found the tactical version at SHOT, and well, when the are finally shipping, I will be getting one. Nuff' said.
     
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    My one EagleTac was excellent. I sold it to make room for a different light, and my friend who bought it still loves it to this day. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one.

    FWIW I have several Nitecores that I use constantly and have provided me excellent service. Additionally, I've never had a problem with a Fenix.
     
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  7. david57strat

    david57strat EDC Junkie!!!

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    I had four of EagleTac's lights. My first one was a D25LC2 (the original version), an older T10LC2, a TX25C2 (an amazing light, that I ended up losing :( ), and I just recently acquired a P20C2 Mk (which I love). So, now I'm down to three of their lights.

    I'm actually considering purchasing the newer D25LC2 Tactical.

    I've had zero problems with any EagleTac light, except for a T200C2 light that I bought, used on eBay, which was falsely advertised as in "new" condition (but was definitely not), for which I received a full refund. Aside from that, no problems whatsoever.

    It's actually a toss-up for me, between picking up this newer D25LC2 Tactical, or their P25LC2 Diffuser, which also has a tactical momentary switch, and a second array of LEDs for peripheral (diffused) lighting - a nice touch :D.
     
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  8. david57strat

    david57strat EDC Junkie!!!

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    +1 for NiteCore and Fenix lights!


    The NiteCores
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    Left to Right:

    1. SRT-3
    2. EA4
    3. CB6
    4. CB6
    5. MT21A
    6. P25
    7. (not pictured) EC20 - my latest NiteCore purchase.
    The Fenixes
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    Left To right:
    1. E15
    2. PD20
    3. PD22
    4. E11
    5. PD30
    6. E50
    7. TK15
    8. TK22
    9. E40
    10. TK41
    11. (not pictured) HP25 headlamp
    oh..here we go:
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    HP25 Headlamp

    I believe, from personal experience with these lights, it's hard to go wrong with any of these brands :D
     
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  9. batteryguru

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    Couple months late to the party, but the tactical line of D25 do have forward clickies. The UI is kind of a mashup of D25 and T25. High, medium, and low are accessed by varying how tight or loose the head is, and the hidden modes (SOS, strobe, beacon, etc) are accomplished by rapidly changing from high to low.

    Interstingly enough, there is a hidden low that they do not discuss in the manual. I hesitate to call it a moonlight mode, but it is roughly half aa bright as the preset "low". It is accessed by rapidly switching from low, to medium, then back to low.

    If easily accessed strobe is important to you, maybe look elsewhere. I have been playing with one for a few days, and though I really like it and the brushed bezel is a nice aesthetic touch, I'm not really sure what argument to make for it over the new P25.
     
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    By the way, quality is what I've come to expect from Eagletac. That is to say, well made and finished. I have more lights than I care to ponder, and most of them are Eagletac.
     
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    Was your Thrunite out of warranty?
     
  12. david57strat

    david57strat EDC Junkie!!!

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    The P25LC2 Diffuser is high on my wish list.
     
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    I got one of the P25 Diffusers in on the same order. It is fantastically weird and I really like it as a curio (I found the fact that you can illuminate the diffuser and main LED independent of each other more fun than any sane person), but I can not for the life of me find a legitimate necessity for it.

    Worse than that, I found the light difficult to use at night without obliterating my night vision.

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    Batteryguru,

    I have a P25 diffuser, and was wondering if the D25LC2 tactical had a similar positive contact point? (Metal tab soldered onto exposed spring? Have been more used to the positive contact point on the G25 series (spring loaded pin) and was wondering if the D25 Tactical was more similar to that...
     
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    Sorry for the late response, I don't make my way around the forums much these days.

    Yes, the positive contact is a disc soldered to a sprIng. I don't have the P25 with me to verify and compare, but I believe them to be the same style.