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Old February 24th, 2005, 07:45 AM
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Rob Davison
 
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The Beast

Amazing with a price to match.

http://www.surefire.com/maxexp/main/...4204/sesent/00

I suspect that if you turned this mofo on in space it would propell you backward.

Needless to say I wan't one.

Rob
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Old February 24th, 2005, 09:22 AM
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Rob, you want me to order you one? Only $2900.
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Old February 24th, 2005, 10:14 AM
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Sure John, set it on the shelf with the U2 I intend on buying.

-Rob
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Old February 24th, 2005, 10:39 AM
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Holy Shit!
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Old February 24th, 2005, 12:52 PM
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Hardigg Storm Case®


for that kind of money it should come with a Pelican.
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Old February 24th, 2005, 07:21 PM
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Exactly.

SureFire has all of these weird relationships with some companies. SureFire recommends Emerson folders and Stryder fixed blades, both of which I think are a joke. Now this Hardigg Storm business. Another joke.
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Old February 24th, 2005, 09:09 PM
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"Power is supplied to the Beast by twenty 123 lithium batteries held securely inside four cylindrical chambers machined into the flashlight body. In combination with the highly efficient HID lamp, these energy-dense batteries provide a remarkable runtime of 1½ hours"

Damn, on an hourly basis that's more than many people make just to turn it on

Wonder if the wife would notice

SC
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Old February 24th, 2005, 09:50 PM
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Steve, the kids will just accidently drop it in the pit toilet at the campground anyway... :p
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Old February 24th, 2005, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by greghirst
Steve, the kids will just accidently drop it in the pit toilet at the campground anyway... :p

Don't even put that image in my mind, you KNOW I'd have to go after it.... ....at least you'd be able to see it - for an hour or so

sc
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Old February 25th, 2005, 01:09 PM
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It came to me last night why the Beast comes with a Storm case instead of a Pelican case. Pelican is SureFire's competitor in the flashlight market. Pelican even has a copycat SureFire called the M6.
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Old February 25th, 2005, 01:18 PM
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lol!

I have this vision of R2D2 and the hologram of Princess Leia....

"Help me Obi Wan, you're my only hope..."
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Old February 26th, 2005, 01:21 PM
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Rob Davison
 
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Steve, been a while since i've seen you post. I thought he amount of batteries was excessive. If you scroll down the page and read the FEATURES

it claims 20 batteris of the SF123 style.

not nearly as bad!

rob
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Old February 26th, 2005, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by nosivad_bor

it claims 20 batteris of the SF123 style.

not nearly as bad!

rob

Yeah, I saw that. Still at least $30 in batteries for 1.5 hrs of light!!

I've been working early and going to sleep early so not much time for the boards. I catch up when I can

SC
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Old February 26th, 2005, 06:17 PM
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Stopped by the surefire booth at the Shot Show...

and chatted with one of the design guys: asked why they don't make a system for vehicle (or other) mounting, like the maglite brackets.
They had actually made a bracket arm for one of their displays that would be great for a vehicle.
He brought over one of their regional sales managers and we chatted for a bit: they could see the usefulness of something like the maglite bracket, and sketched up some ideas based on the custom piece for the convention display. Hopefully one day....
DW

ps 20 batteries for that thing? Man, you'd be buying a lot of batteries....
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Old February 26th, 2005, 06:23 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by david
and chatted with one of the design guys: asked why they don't make a system for vehicle (or other) mounting, like the maglite brackets.
They had actually made a bracket arm for one of their displays that would be great for a vehicle.
He brought over one of their regional sales managers and we chatted for a bit: they could see the usefulness of something like the maglite bracket, and sketched up some ideas based on the custom piece for the convention display. Hopefully one day....
DW

ps 20 batteries for that thing? Man, you'd be buying a lot of batteries....

If it's a vehicle mount... why not build in a charge system and use rechargable batteries?
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Old February 28th, 2005, 07:51 AM
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Now there's a great idea. nt

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