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Can we use this thread as an example of hijacking???  JEEEeeeezzzzzzz, from a S/F review to the benefits of Mexican Coke...

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

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trooplewis wrote:
Can we use this thread as an example of hijacking???  JEEEeeeezzzzzzz, from a S/F review to the benefits of Mexican Coke...

Sorry, but no; this can't be considered a hijacking. It's actually a full-out derailment. In fact, we went so far as to completely remove the rails, sell them for scrap metal, and then used the income from that to satisfy our Coke addiction!

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It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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trooplewis wrote:

If you are allergic to the fumes that fresh plastics give off, you may want to let this host sit out in your garage for a week or so. It comes out of the packaging with a real strong plasticky smell (I'm sure someone here can correctly name that odor) that some may not like. Give it a couple days to aerate.

Is it the same smell that's in a Harbor Freight store, you know, the smell of China?  I have a Chinese made motorcycle helmet, and even after riding at 80 mph for hours, and letting it sit in the garage all winter, the thing STILL smells.  My Chinese shotgun smells the same too.  I can't imagine working in one of those plastics factories.

Thanks for the great review Foy, I plan on getting one of these at some point.

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NightCrawl wrote:

You know what we call Mexican Coke in Germany? Coke.

I don't know about anybody else, but I found that quote so funny.

 

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Silly

I know mexican/asian (pretty much the same), american and european coke. And although its TOTALLY off-topic (Foywontfindout) I dont understand why you guys have to drink that syrup stuff. I think thats one of the reasons Pepsi is bigger in the US. If you want a Pepsi here, you really have to search. Some cinemas have contracts with Pepsi, but those are so few.. and btw, mexican/asian/european coke is almost the same. I couldnt find any difference in a blind test.

We can buy it in 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 plastic bottles. glass bottles and cans are available 0.33 and 0.5 I think. Maybe shape up a group buy for coke.. I guess you could fill a whole ship. Big Smile

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Silly

I know mexican/asian (pretty much the same), american and european coke. And although its TOTALLY off-topic (Foywontfindout) I dont understand why you guys have to drink that syrup stuff. I think thats one of the reasons Pepsi is bigger in the US. If you want a Pepsi here, you really have to search. Some cinemas have contracts with Pepsi, but those are so few.. and btw, mexican/asian/european coke is almost the same. I couldnt find any difference in a blind test.

We can buy it in 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 plastic bottles. glass bottles and cans are available 0.33 and 0.5 I think. Maybe shape up a group buy for coke.. I guess you could fill a whole ship. Big Smile

 

Offtopic:

As a low quantity Coke user, I don´t even know what´s in EU Coke, not Corn Syrup as in US you say?

 

About that smell, of plastic or is it more like rubber?

I bought some chinese extension cord and cannot keep it inside (outdoor use so no prob) still smells after years. Some car floormats smell when new and they kinda make some pain to your nose when really intense.

 

A good point that one, I´m quite a picky nose Silly

So, considering this for only work and outdoor use.

 

 

BTW trooplewis: Is the gap in Yours bigger than in Foys pics?

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No, the smell of the P1 is definitely a resin of some sort.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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CheapThrills wrote:

NightCrawl wrote:

Silly

I know mexican/asian (pretty much the same), american and european coke. And although its TOTALLY off-topic (Foywontfindout) I dont understand why you guys have to drink that syrup stuff. I think thats one of the reasons Pepsi is bigger in the US. If you want a Pepsi here, you really have to search. Some cinemas have contracts with Pepsi, but those are so few.. and btw, mexican/asian/european coke is almost the same. I couldnt find any difference in a blind test.

We can buy it in 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 plastic bottles. glass bottles and cans are available 0.33 and 0.5 I think. Maybe shape up a group buy for coke.. I guess you could fill a whole ship. Big Smile

 

Offtopic:

As a low quantity Coke user, I don´t even know what´s in EU Coke, not Corn Syrup as in US you say?

Mexico/Asia: cane sugar

EU: beet sugar

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I found a yellow o-ring that is the correct diameter, it looks pretty good

 

Unfortunately, the yellow o-ring is too thick, and does not allow the tail cap to be screwed all the way down, which means no electrical contact, and therefore zero lumens out-the-front.

 

So I had to go with a green o-ring, which allows the torch to function normally

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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I was thinking about getting this one for work, since it would make a good loaner when i am in the warehouse.......might have to get one this friday......

With Darkness, there will always be Light.

 

 

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I have that light and it is quite nice. I removed the clip, looks better that way.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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One other thing about the P1; With the Cr123 sleeve removed, the tube is still very narrow. I measured it at 18.75mm.  Some of my HiMax 2600's fit snugly, some will not fit at all. Just beware of that when you order batteries.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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Thanks for the tip.......

With Darkness, there will always be Light.

 

 

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I finally found a niche for my P1, it is now my "pool" light. It seems to be waterproof enough for this use, and I put a cheap one mode drop in it so that if it does leak I'm not S.O.L.

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Anyone got pics with clip?

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I just received three P1s in the mail.  Every color except black.  

Just a heads up about the brown color.  It is about twice as brown as their website would lead you to beleive.  Sort of the color of well done steak.  It is very brown.  So much so that it is much closer to the green P1 than say the tan color on a Surefire G2N.  Almost couldn't tell them apart when they were still in their original plastic packaging.  My heart sank a little when I thought I had two greens.  It's much darker than any coyote or FDE nylon I have.

I have some pictures and when my wife has time she will hopefully help me upload them.

Not disappointed, mind you, it's still pretty cool.  I just though I'd give a heads up incase anybody was thinking about getting one in that color.  Always better to be fully informed, right?

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Thanks once again Foy for a fun review.

I have a question for anyone with a P1.  What is the body diameter?  I assume that it is wider than the standard L2 / 6P.  Only reason I ask is because I currently use a Blackhawk Mod-U-Lok holster designed for 1" diameter bodies and want to confirm if the holster will work with the P1.

My guess is the the diameter is over 1".  But only a guess.

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Aleve, if I haven't said it before, welcome to BLF.  I just ran upstairs and grabbed a P1.  The body is 1 1/8".  Near as I can tell, anyway.  Just to double check the size difference, I put the P1 tail cap on an L2 and it is noticeably wider.  Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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CheapThrills wrote:
Anyone got pics with clip?

 

CheapThrills, I tried putting the SF clip one two of my samples and it doesn't fit.  I would assume that will be the case on all of them.  So if the inability to have a clip is a deal breaker you'll be P1less it seems.  

 

Not for nothing, I just realized that this might be the only thread I helped get back on topic after participating in a derailment.  Let's hope that's not a trend! Silly

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Darn no clip usage, in which i had a spare....you can always use a NiteIze holster to keep the light in place.

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Cone ... Thanks for checking.  Its as I expected.  At least its a reason for me to not buy the P1.  

I'll probably end up buying one eventually, but I'll hold off for a super sale.

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cone wrote:

CheapThrills wrote:
Anyone got pics with clip?

 

CheapThrills, I tried putting the SF clip one two of my samples and it doesn't fit.  I would assume that will be the case on all of them.  So if the inability to have a clip is a deal breaker you'll be P1less it seems.  

 

Not for nothing, I just realized that this might be the only thread I helped get back on topic after participating in a derailment.  Let's hope that's not a trend! Silly

 

Thanks for checking.

At my work, clip helps quite a lot... Too bad it cannot tale it...

 

OTOH: the two-way clip could perhaps fit?? Smile

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I did see a pic on cpf of a yellow P1 with a SF clip installed. I'm not sure how since my green-tan one will not accept the clip.

It's at least possible if you open the inside of the clip some.

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A clip would be nice; but ever since I badly bent a SF clip when I entered my car with the torch still on my hip, I have lost some of my faith in them. For a P1, I'd probably sew myself another loop-type belt holster from unused laptop pouch carrying slings. I'd like to make one from seatbelt webbing, as well; sometime. So far, the one I've (painstakingly) sewn myself has held up 365 days of service until today, so far - no signs of wear, even. I do like loop holsters.

BTT, if the P1 was just a wee bit cheaper, came in "signal-orange" colour, and with a (probably faked, but who cares about that anyway) ATEX IIC certification (Ex-symbol cast in the body), I know I'd buy some as gifts for at least two firemen I know.

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update:

 

I have tried - I really have.

I put my best UF module in this guy and used it at work, exclusively, for two weeks.  I just don't like it.  I don't like how it feels in the hand, I hate its balance and I simply can not get past how ugly it is.  Also; my particular light exibits strange switch behavior.  It doesn't always change modes well (stays in a mode despite several soft presses) and a drop-in change does not eliminate the problem.

I can report that a hard landing on asphalt following as vigorous a launch as Foy could muster, causes no change in performance and almost no change in apperance.  The latter of which could never be said about an L2P.

 

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Thanks for the honest update!

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:bigsmile: I have two lights with no lanyard fixture.

What will work. Fishing line goes where a lanyard/pocket clip would go. Tie a knot and put it in the yellow part and crimp with the crimping tool, electrical yellow 12-10 gauge wire with a circle for making electrical contact
this is where the snap ring on your lanyard attaches/detaches.
I have two set up this way one is
Shadow stone white 26650, and the other is SolarForce L2P works for me.

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Foy, I’ll be happy to adopt yours rather than have it live in a household where it is unwanted and abused.
I think my yellow P1 is one of my coolest P60 lights, just because it is different.

And it wants a new brother…

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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troop -

PETFLA = People for the Ethical Treatment of Flashlights

Authoritative, ominous knock at the door . . .

" . . . we need to inspect the facilities provided for your P1 . . . received reports of poor/inadequate living conditions and possible abuse . . . . something about tossing a completely helpless P1, 75 feet in the air? . . . . repeated (overhanded) pitching into a block wall? . . . ."

cameras rolling . . .

"How do you live with yourself? . . . . we're taking the flashlight with us and, assuming we can save it, you won't be spending time in the slammer."

 

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“Troop’s foster flashlight home”

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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