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Makes sense. I thought the light might not work that way.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
No, the clip is not reversible. Not really, anyway. But it might be removable if the tail isn’t glued.

This is as close as it gets to being reversible:

It does not fit at the head end, and even if it did, inserting the clip between the head parts would interfere with the light’s operation.

But we can bent it to a deep carry clip Wink

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As a scientist, guys are killing me with the bastardisation of the periodic table Crying Glasses LOL

If something’s an element, I propose it’s given its elemental symbol, if it’s anything else, then capital abbreviations:

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FW3BA = Bakelite
FW3Be = Beryllium
FW3BeCu = Beryllium copper
FW3BF = Buckyfiber
FW3Bi = Bismuth
FW3BR = Brass
FW3BZ = Bronze
FW3Cu = Copper
FW3CA = Catalin
FW3CA = Carbide
FW3CC = Cool Colors (choice of: green, red, blue, purple, orange, black, & gray)
FW3CE = Ceramic
FW3CF = Carbon Fiber
FW3CG = Clear Glass
FW3Co = Cobalt
FW3CR = Crystal
FW3Cr = Chromium
FW3D = Damascus
FW3Au = Gold
FW3Fe = Cast Iron
FW3Pb = Lead
FW3LX = Lexan
FW3M = Mokume
FW3Mg = Magnesium
FW3N = Naked
FW3Os = Osmium
FW3Pt = Platinum
FW3P la = Plaskon
FW3PSk = PlaySkool (kids version help's identify future flasholics & modders.)
FW3S = Stainless
FW3Ag = Sterling Silver
FW3ST = Stellite
FW3Ti = Titanium
FW3Tim = Timascus (Titanium Damascus)
FW3W = Tungsten
FW3U D = Uranium – Depleted
FW3W = Wood
FW3XXX = @Cheap fake/knockoff copy of FW3A. Key word, ‘cheap’. Use as loaner lighll

Please …… Do Not “Quote” this looooong post. . Thank you. Thumbs Up

I propose FW3DI = Diamond (okok, yes I know I’m breaking my own rule about elements…)
Or, for the budget version,
FW3MO = moissanite

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Given the volume of posts I’ve read where you dropped your lights I would like to add a shockproof variant.
So I present you the Vibram version: FW3VB

And there is an FW3TROJ for people who have a tendency to drop/loose their lights in awkward places.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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rubber version

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joechina wrote:
I would like a back and forth clip, like on newer olights.

I liked the idea of those at first, but now I avoid them. Clipped one way, it ends up with a lot of extra material sticking out. This is really uncomfortable when the clip is pointing toward skin, like when clipped onto a waistband. Clipped the other way, it’s significantly weaker, holds things at an odd angle, lacks friction, and the light itself acts as a lever to pull on the clip’s weakest point.

Olight in particular tends to use this style of clip on lights where it makes no sense. Clipped one way, it works, aside from the extra fold sticking out… but clipped the other way, half the light is sticking out above the clip. It’s the opposite of deep carry. I don’t think anyone at Olight thought this one through:

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Anyone have links for pre-bent deep pocket clips that could be modded to work?

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I don’t understand why any flashlight or knife brands design pocket clips that aren’t deep-carry. Facepalm

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You don’t understand, these lights have multifeature support. Second bend is usable as a money clip as well as a beer bottle opener, because every cool gadget has to double as a bottle opener because reasons.

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I don’t understand why any flashlight or knife brands design pocket clips that aren’t deep-carry. Facepalm
+1 to that. Thumbs Up

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Something like this….

Thanks for use of pic TK

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I’m interested in one

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As a scientist, guys are killing me with the bastardisation of the periodic table Crying Glasses LOL
Put you mind at rest gravelmonkey, THE LIST has about as much to do with the Peridoc Table as it does with reality…. which is very, very little. Big Smile . Big Smile . Big Smile

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If something’s an element, I propose it’s given its elemental symbol, if it’s anything else, then capital abbreviations:
Hmmm… not a bad idea. This will be taken into consideration & possibly implemented. Wink

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I propose FW3DI = Diamond (okok, yes I know I’m breaking my own rule about elements…)
Or, for the budget version,
FW3MO = moissanite Cool Beer
Your suggestions were added gravelmonkey, along with Nev’s & Henk4U2’s. Thumbs Up

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Hoping I’m not too late to the party. Please put me down for one!

Fantastic looking light you’ve all made here.

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Hoping I’m not too late to the party.
Big Smile That’s a good one, LOL

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How about a light made from a meteorite. Cabot Guns made a few pistols with it.

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How about a light made from a meteorite. Cabot Guns made a few pistols with it.


Wow…. a matched set. Those are amazing!!

And a list price of only $4,500,000.oo .. Shocked

I think a FW3Met is definitely in order. Thumbs Up

Interesting reading about the matched set of fully functional Cabot 1911 Meteorite pistols.

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Edit: Done, FW3Met = Meteorite added. Thumbs Up

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 Only advice I'd give is .... make extra clips available  because they will sell.

Why wouldn't you make extra if people are asking for them ? easy sale .

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Henk4U2 wrote:
Given the volume of posts I’ve read where you dropped your lights I would like to add a shockproof variant. So I present you the Vibram version: FW3VB

It’s a flashlight, not a hiking boot! Wink

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PBWilson wrote:
Henk4U2 wrote:
Given the volume of posts I’ve read where you dropped your lights I would like to add a shockproof variant.
So I present you the Vibram version: FW3VB
It’s a flashlight, not a hiking boot! Wink
Yeah but that Vibram sole covering should make it easy to maintain grip…. as well as protect it when dropped. Big Smile . Big Smile

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toddcshoe wrote:
How about a light made from a meteorite. Cabot Guns made a few pistols with it.

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My local range has a Cabot Circular pattern Damascus 1911 that has an $8,000 price tag on it.

EDIT: http://cabotgun.com/better-than-custom-1911-pistols/the-damascus-ladder-...

Apparently its “on sale”, MSRP is listed at $10,000

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Doesn’t meteorite tend to be brittle? I’d hate to be the first guy to shoot one of those guns to find out if it holds together. Shocked

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DavidEF wrote:
Doesn’t meteorite tend to be brittle? I’d hate to be the first guy to shoot one of those guns to find out if it holds together. Shocked

Looks like most of the ware and pressure holding parts arnt from space metal…

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The only parts of the Big Bang pistol set that aren’t made of meteorite are the springs, sears, barrels, hammer strut, pins, screws, and slide rails. Everything else—slides, frames, triggers, magazine release, and grips—is pure Gibeon. Speaking of frightening, the guns’ first test firing was a bit daunting. “I shot one freehand,” says Cabot’s head engineer Mike Hebor, who is right-handed. “I held the gun with my left hand, with my right hand behind my back—you know, just in case.”

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toddcshoe wrote:
How about a light made from a meteorite. Cabot Guns made a few pistols with it.

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I won’t buy a flashlight thrown from the 50th floor with tons of nicks and cracks. Evil
I would much prefer an FW3A machined out of ice, to not be burn if it accidentally turn on in the pocket + active cooling for max lumens Thumbs Up
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The excerpt below, taken from THIS ARTICLE ; tells what they did.

“The pistols are fully-functional – and resultant of their National Match barrels, accurate; verified both on the rest and in off-hand shooting. Leaving nothing to chance in terms of functionality, our engineers used electron beam technology to meticulously add bimetal support only to the frame/slide rails, hammer, guide rod and extractor of the Big Bang set. – and the pistol’s components, down to the barrel bushing and trigger – are 100% Gibeon meteorite.”
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Coscar wrote:
Something like this….

<_<

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Not sure if serious or humor.

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Personally, I hope humor…. Wink

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G0OSE wrote:
Well after popping in and out it’s just occurring to me – you actually cannot remove that clip , am I right? If that is the case please remove me from the list, I hate clips and don’t have any on my lights.
GOOSE, IF they do not glue the tailcap it can be easily removed. If they do use glue on the tailcap it might be a bit more tricky.

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