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Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by cowsmilk, Mar 3, 2014.
Crapatalk will have to do. That beadstack! Lol
Have gun, Will travel.
My EDC flashlight needs are pretty simple. I've been carrying a Fenix E15 since they came out, but recently I have been wanting a single cell AA pocket light, so I got a Fenix E22 yesterday and have been trying it out. I like it.
Was carrying my preon 2....but I went to turn it on this morning and nothing..... just about had enough of this clicky problem stuff
. Mod: light clip from streamlight secured with a zip tie, since the original surefire clip sucks...im about function not looks
Streamlight Stylus Pro and polished Streamlight ProTac
Forgot my other image, doh!
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Nice mod. Since the batteries are changed through the head, you don't have to remove the tail cap. I have an extra one-way bezel up clip if you'd like to give that a try. They're much sturdier, but you have to be ok with bezel up carry.
Tried to go back to the PD22vn a few weeks ago but it didnt last... back to the V11Rvn, really loving this thing.
I love my Maratac AAA. It's the perfect size for my keychain, it functions beautifully, and the patina makes it uniquely mine.
I've always loved this light. When it was first released I bought 2, then my dad bought one, then my mother wanted one.. I just recently gifted my back to with a nice patina to my friend for his first EDC light. He loves it too. Simple, compact, strong.. niccce
NKlamerus If you bought that preon from 4sevens, you can get that switch fixed for free. I had/have a 1st gen ti preon1, that I ordered the clicky with when I bought it. Way back when they first came out, and the switch never worked properly. Last year I contacted 4sevens, & they simply looked up when I got it, & started a warranty claim. The warranty on the preons is 10 years (I think) and as long as you got it from them, they have a record of when you bought it, so it should be under warranty.
But how do they fix it? The problem isn't that it doesn't work. It's that it works TOO well....
It clicks on with the slightest bump and drains the battery
Unless they switch it for a stronger spring or something?
NKlamerus OH, that's a horse of a different color. Mine never worked from the get go. I haven't done the mod, but I understand, you can remove the ring from around the metal button, remove the metal clicky cap, and replace the ring & just use the rubber boot, that's under the flat tailcap. It won't tailstand after that, but it is supposed to fix your problem.
I carry this one at the moment.
Just kidding. Here's a good (read: not as bad) picture.
It's the Outback Ripper
THE BACKSTORY: Picked two of these up on a whim from a small hunting shop in Wisconsin. Thought it would fit perfectly in my skinth side pocket... And it does. Works just as well in my pocket with the clipped removed.
MORE INFO THAN YOU ASKED FOR: Its a AAA light with 30 something lumens, which is plenty for day to day. It also has a rubber grip on the back which apparently is for holding in your teeth. I thought it sounded stupid, but it works great. Plus the pocket clip can be used to clip the light to the brim of a hat. Pretty useful light on a small package.
Here's a pic of it next to a AAA battery for scale.
It disappears in my pocket. Plus I don't like lights that are too stubby.
TLDR: It's the Outback Ripper, minus the pocket clip. Its great for stuffing down in my front pocket next to a Fisher space pen and a lighter (and sometimes a small knife.)
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This $15 Walmart special Coast light is my EDC flashlight. It's nothing special but its survived a lot of falls and works great after 20 minutes in a Plasma freezer at -40 degrees Celsius ( I work in commercial refrigeration). I'd like to get a nicer light. Anyone have a recommendation for a quality light with a similar size in the $50-$60 range. Around 150-200 lumens range?