So we got way off topic in another thread talking about duplicates of things, and everyone started talking about flashlights, mostly thanks to me.
So, Im a flashoholic. Self professed Surefire junkie.
Not sure why I like flahslights so much, but they are fun, and you can take them anywhere. Some folks dont think of it, but they can be used for self defense too. Ever been shined in the eye with 600 lumens? Yeah, you arent going to see much of anything for a few seconds at least.
Anyway, as I mentioned there, I have SEVERAL Surefire. For me, it started when I bought my first one back around 2002-2003. It was as Surefire G2 Nitrolen. It was expensive, but man was it impressive. Back then it was 60 lumens, and back then we thought 60 lumens was some kind of bright! Now, nobody wants a flashlight that dim.
About 8 years ago or so I thought Id branch out a bit. I bought a 4Sevens light, and liked it too. Then I bought more. And a few more, and a few more...and well, you can see where this is going.
I get people that like to poke fun about my lights, but its one of those things I dont much mind. I know its an odd thing to collect, but hey, nobody ever accused me of being normal anyway, so what the heck.
From memory, my current collection looks like this (not including the normal Maglite type stuff):
4Sevens Quark 123x2 - I have two of these. One is an older R2 with a tighter beam and one is a newer R5 I believe, warmer tint.
4Sevens Quark 123x2 Turbo - I have two of these also. One I bought complete, the other I got over time from getting extra parts buying used stuff, or from their clearance section.
4Sevens Preon - I have two of these too. One is the standard 2 AAA type, the other is the one that resembles a pen a bit more with its shape. Cant recall the exact name right now
4 Sevens Quark AAx2 - Guess what? I have 2 of these too (not sure why I end up with two of all of these) One is the standard light, the other is the X, or the higher output one
I also have a few other frankenlights I made too from some extra heads and bodies I had, like a turbo head on a 1 CR123 body, and my favorites, the 2xAA head on a 1 AA body running a 14500 battery. Perfect size and impressive output.
Surefire. This will be a bit harder.
G2, G2 LED with the old P60 LED module, G2 LED with the newer integrated LED head, 6P LED, C2 Centurion, E1B Backup, EB1 Backup, E2L AA (latest version) Outdoorsman, LX2 Lumamax, EB2 Backup, E2DL Ultra, UM2 Ultra, M3 Combat Light (original M3), M3LT-S Combat Light (800 Lumen), M3LT Combat Light (1000 Lumen), R1 Lawman, P1R Peacekeeper, Minimus Headlamp (original), Minimus HS2 (newest), Sidekick, HL1 Helmet Light (red), HL1 Helmet Light (blue), 660 Weaponlight, X300 weaponlight, X300U weaponlight.
Pretty sure Im forgetting something in there...
I also used to have 3 others that I sold, an M3 incan that had an odd colored head on it, newer style. My first really expensive Surefire, the 9AN Commander, and an 8AN Commander that the R1 Lawman replaced. I dont sell them anymore.