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Old 10-29-2012, 05:06 PM   #16906
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thinking about getting a real flashlight. I like AA batteries.



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Old 10-29-2012, 05:48 PM   #16907
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I've been using Surefire lights since the mid 90s. They cost more but unlike most of the rest, they take an unbelievable beating and continue to work. And if they ever do quit, you mail them back and they either repair it or replace it.

Between Mary and I, we have at least 10. Only one has given me a problem - a very fancy high output LED with adjustable power - and it was repaired and returned within a week after I mailed it.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:21 PM   #16908
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I concur about the surefires, I accrued a few while in the Army and have a great head lamp (minimus saint http://www.surefire.com/illumination/headlamps.html) my only caution for these is do not, and I repeat do not buy cheap batteries, particularly ones from China. I had a complete failure occur, and by that I mean a frangible flashlight grenade, luckily I had set it down to grab a screw driver when it blew it. Besides that I haven't had any issues, I use energizer CR123 (I accrued those as well) with no problem, the chinese batts were freebies when I bought another light for the house. Will never use off brand batts again.

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I've been using Surefire lights since the mid 90s. They cost more but unlike most of the rest, they take an unbelievable beating and continue to work. And if they ever do quit, you mail them back and they either repair it or replace it.

Between Mary and I, we have at least 10. Only one has given me a problem - a very fancy high output LED with adjustable power - and it was repaired and returned within a week after I mailed it.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:51 PM   #16909
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:12 PM   #16910
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I concur about the surefires, I accrued a few while in the Army and have a great head lamp (minimus saint http://www.surefire.com/illumination/headlamps.html) my only caution for these is do not, and I repeat do not buy cheap batteries, particularly ones from China. I had a complete failure occur, and by that I mean a frangible flashlight grenade, luckily I had set it down to grab a screw driver when it blew it. Besides that I haven't had any issues, I use energizer CR123 (I accrued those as well) with no problem, the chinese batts were freebies when I bought another light for the house. Will never use off brand batts again.
US made batteries are going to be harder to get. A123 corp just went under and the Chinese are trying to buy them and take production overseas.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:28 PM   #16911
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I fucking hate the Chinese!
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:11 PM   #16912
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Browning Alpha Max. takes 1 AA battery, 100 lumens, durable, throws a heck of a beam, adjustable, is small in size and AA batteries are everywhere. I have been carrying mine everyday for about 2 years, been washed a couple times, keeps on tickin.


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Old 10-29-2012, 08:29 PM   #16913
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I carry some of their stuff in my shop. Stuff seems pretty good, even if it is made in China. Like everything .
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:43 AM   #16914
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I'm still alive.

Still no power, running the generator.

Time to go out and see how F'ed up it is around here.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:46 AM   #16915
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Morning Wayne, I just walked up the driveway and only one pine hanging over the blacktop. Good shape here.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:07 AM   #16916
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Glad to here Wayne ... That you are here
How did Kato fair ?? Did he get scared with all the wind ...
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:15 AM   #16917
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Kato don't mind the wind or rain. He's pretty much a lay back dog.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:17 AM   #16918
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Good to here that... Glad ya both made it through storm ..
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:25 AM   #16919
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Dang.......just lost power.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:25 AM   #16920
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Fine here in Rockville, the most damage I saw occurred to someone's poor minivan. Looks like someone couldn't drive and clipped the left rear pretty good. Besides some mild basement seepage and having to dig 2 drainage/runoff ditches it wasn't bad here. I filled the generator up in prep and it looks like I will have to drain it out here shortly.
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