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New Member Introductions / Just chiming in to say "hello"
« Last post by Jozlyn222 on September 14, 2020, 09:30:38 PM »
I am new to the world of flashlights and look forward to spending some time and learning a bit of stuff that my wife will likely use against me in the competency hearing. Oh well, after 45 years of marriage she should be used to these little transgressions that make life interesting. This is not my first rodeo into "special" hobbies.
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General Flashlight Discussion / Re: What flashlight should I get? Let us help!
« Last post by Jozlyn222 on September 14, 2020, 09:14:39 PM »
I am new to the world of flashlights and coming on this site may be a big mistake. I learned that with high-end audio. :) However, I'm not the "brightest" guy around so I am jumping in at my own risk.

I have been searching for a high lumen "small size" zoomable flashlight. I understand the zoomable feature is not popular among flashlight aficionados and I am not sure I understand why. My reason for the focus feature is that when walking the dog I don't want a large spread of light that could disturb neighbors. I have been seriously considering the MS03 or MS06. I realize they do not have a focus option but they are both very intriguing. So, any options that you can think of with a focus feature? If not, any specific recommendations regarding the MS03, MS06, or other models? Cost is not an issue.
My walks are not long so battery life is not an issue. I like small. I also like a lot of lumens but perhaps I am not being realistic. Finally, as mentioned above why is a focus feature frowned upon.

Thanks for putting up with this newbie.

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General Flashlight Discussion / Re: Maxtoch Archer M1
« Last post by jmpaul320 on September 10, 2020, 11:54:35 AM »
In my experience, Maxtoch has always been very underrated for the quality that they make. I have always been very impressed with their lights.
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General Flashlight Discussion / Maxtoch Archer M1
« Last post by JohnnyMac on September 08, 2020, 01:35:20 PM »
With all the fuss about compact throwers using the Osram NM1 LEDs such as the Manker MC13, the Acebeam E10, and the Acebeam L17 (claims to be the longest throwing tactical light), why is no one talking about the Maxtoch Archer M1??  All the lights mentioned throw between 560m to 830m.  The Archer M1?  Same size as the L17 but throws 1.1km in white, and 1.2km with green or blue LEDs.  Amazing!  I was just looking up Maxtoch because I'm out of touch on what they are offering and found this light.  How is every flashlight group not talking about this light yet?

https://maxtoch.com/maxtoch-archer-m1-white-green-red-beam-1200m-long-shooting-distance-p0039-p0039.html

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Battery discussion / Re: Ideas for a “dream” cell storage solution
« Last post by JohnnyMac on September 08, 2020, 12:45:12 PM »
Hello everyone, new member here. TFF is awesome!
Welcome to the forum!  Thanks for the kind words.  Things aren't as busy as they used to be cause I got out of the hobby for a while and activity really dropped while I was away.  I'm trying to bring it back up.  Keep on posting and sharing! :)
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Battery discussion / Re: Ideas for a “dream” cell storage solution
« Last post by JohnnyMac on September 08, 2020, 12:42:50 PM »
Not sure about the other sizes but shotgun ammo cases are great for 18650 cells.  I find that regular plastic storage compartmented boxes work great for cells.

For an affordable pelican style case that is about as good as a Pelican, Harbor Freight sells an "Apache" brand that is very affordable and high quality.  pick and pull foam and everything.  They go on sale regularly.
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Flashlight Reviews / Re: Imalent MS03
« Last post by JohnnyMac on September 08, 2020, 12:37:00 PM »
How long can you run it on Turbo before it gets too hot to hold or until it steps down?
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Flashlight Reviews / Re: Imalent MS03
« Last post by Luke Skywalker on August 14, 2020, 01:52:54 AM »
Just got mine guys. Incredible amount of light. Makes my trusty old 4,000 lumen Nitecore TM26 look like a keychain light

It’s very tiny and I like the user interface a lot.  My one complaint is that the attachment point for the wrist lanyard is near the front of the light instead of on the tail cap.  Dumb decision but man what a fun toy
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Battery discussion / Ideas for a “dream” cell storage solution
« Last post by Luke Skywalker on August 11, 2020, 04:05:28 AM »
Hello everyone, new member here. TFF is awesome!
Like everyone on here, I have a lot of rechargeable batteries in all different sizes. 10440, 14500, 16340, 18350, 18650, 21700, 26350 and 26650. and variations of each type – button, flat, etc
I’m looking for an incredible battery organizer / storage solution. All the ones I’m finding are for AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V
I’m leaning toward some sort of Pelican-style case with custom foam
Cost isn’t an issue… would love any thoughts & advice
thanks!
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New Member Introductions / New member and fellow flashaholic
« Last post by Luke Skywalker on August 10, 2020, 04:37:11 AM »
Hello!  Just joined the forum today. Anxiously awaiting the arrival of my MS18
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