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Help me find a flashlight

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Blowgunner, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Blowgunner

    Blowgunner Tanasbourne Active Member

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    So, I'm looking for a small flashlight for my EDC bag. Here is my criteria:
    -American made
    -under 6in long
    -2aa or 2aaa
    -low and high function
    -no strobe function
    -water and shock resistant
    -8hr minimum run time on low setting
    -lifetime warranty

    If you know of a light, please post it up. $$ isn't really an issue, but I'm picky about my tools.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget the crenulated bezel.
     
  3. Blowgunner

    Blowgunner Tanasbourne Active Member

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    No, I left that off the list intentionally.
     
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  4. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I am a huge fan of Surefire and what I use as my duty lights. Also like most Streamlite stuff. All are either rechargeable or CR-123 not AA/AAA........


    Edit: Interesting. Apparently Surefire now has AA lights.....
     
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  5. omenwolf

    omenwolf Oregon Active Member

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    You only have 2 choices, elzetta or surefire.
     
  6. Blowgunner

    Blowgunner Tanasbourne Active Member

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  7. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it's tough to find the perfect light.
    I use a streamlight 600 lumen light for my nightstand
    And a 5.11 tactical 320 lumen for work and one in the car.

    But both have strobe ( which I wanted) and take a CR123
     
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  8. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    A big fan of both surefire and streamlight here. My favorite of the two is the surefire digital 2 ultra, it comes in at just under 6 inches and has an adjustable beam from way low to blindingly bright. The only draw back to your criteria is that it does use CR123 batteries.
     
  9. erslll

    erslll Hermiston OR Active Member

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    The Surefire G2x and 6Px Pro models fit your criteria perfectly except for the CR123 batteries. I believe the run time on the low setting for these lights is something close 45 hours. Excellent lights that are not that expensive. I would think that your under 6" requirement might be difficult in an AA light.
     
  10. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I used to feel the same about AA batteries,they are cheap and readily available, but they just don't last near as long as cr123 lithium batteries under the load of a flashlight. I run my flashlight quite a bit and have never looked back after switching to lithium powered surefire lights around 6 years ago. I use a lot less batteries and they are affordable on amazon and such..
    Just my .02 your results may vary :D
     
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    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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  12. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    :rolleyes:
    That's an excellent flashlight and a fair deal....