Night run with new flashlight!

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Night run with new flashlight!

Post by Woods Walker » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:37 pm

I like flashlights, knives and guns. Also at one time chocolate cake but it's banned. So with that established I got a new flashlight or rather used but no longer made Surefire G3/Z44 bezel with Malkoff M91W, Ti CR123 holder and a holster.

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It's a cold raw night out in the 30's. Yea I am going to run through the hills with the new light! Yup. Friday night with the Walker.

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I hate space alien abduction angry blue light. This one is warm. More like normal light. That said I got nothing against aliens. They're ok. Except for the brain suckers. Roswell grays are good though but you can't always pick your alien abductors. Just gotta hope for the best.

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I like Surefire.

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It actually stopped raining for a few hours but picked up within 20 minutes of me being on the trail. Never wait till your wet to put on a rain coat. 37 F and raining could end badly if injured and wet.

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I liked to look for trout with a flashlight. Yea it sounds strange but less so than aliens plus it given me a good idea of what's in the pools if I decide to fish during the day. So easy to see them with a flashlight and the M91W did a fantastic job for such a floody engine.

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Oh snap it's getting silly out.

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That's about it. Was going to night run for 10 miles but cut it at 5. Winter rain always makes me a bit apprehensive at night when not under a tarp.
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Re: Night run with new flashlight!

Post by Purple_Mutant » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:41 am

I recently picked up one of those USB rechargeable models from Thrunite. I haven't gotten around to properly testing it. I should do that and post a review on here. We have a bike trail here that gets good and dark. That might be just the place to test a high power flashlight.

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Re: Night run with new flashlight!

Post by Woods Walker » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:23 am

Purple_Mutant wrote:I recently picked up one of those USB rechargeable models from Thrunite. I haven't gotten around to properly testing it. I should do that and post a review on here. We have a bike trail here that gets good and dark. That might be just the place to test a high power flashlight.

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Re: Night run with new flashlight!

Post by RapidM4 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:56 am

Nice gear but I wish Surefire would offer a flashlight that uses a less expensive more commonly found battery than the CR123.

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Re: Night run with new flashlight!

Post by w3rdtoyamama » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:16 pm

Boogieman stayed at bay? :clap:

Minus the rain, looks like fun.
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Re: Night run with new flashlight!

Post by Woods Walker » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:57 pm

RapidM4 wrote:Nice gear but I wish Surefire would offer a flashlight that uses a less expensive more commonly found battery than the CR123.
You should be able to use a lithium ion 16650 in many SF 2XCR123 flashlights. About 8-10 bucks for a real good protected one and it will last 500 cycles and have about the same watt hours. Hold on.

3.7 nominal volts times 2.4 mA is 9.25 watt hours for a Keeppower 2500 mAh protected battery.

6 nominal volts (in series I think) time 1.5 mA is 9 watt hours for 2XCR123 primaries.

So if my hack math is correct the lithium ion should have a bit more energy.
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Re: Night run with new flashlight!

Post by voyaginator » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:45 am

Thinking to get a chest runner LED https://goo.gl/HBRPjx. Not expensive, seems to be perfect even with hat and backpack. Any comment / feedback ? :awesome:

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