The one that started it all
I am a flashlight collector and enthusiast, otherwise known as a flashaholic. I was hooked as soon as I bought my first Surefire flashlight, a special edition NRA version of the venerable 6P. Although I already owned more modern and powerful lights, I was taken by the quality of the 6P and intrigued by all of the customization options available. That first light was soon joined by others, beginning a collection that has grown to include over 100 Surefire flashlights.
Along the way I became aware of the wide variety of related products being made by other companies and individuals. Whether you are looking for a custom part, an LED drop-in to upgrade an old light, or even a complete host there is someone out there who will make it for you. The creativity and craftsmanship of these people is amazing.
My interest in the history of these products grew along with my collection. I found that although many collectors and enthusiasts are willing to share their knowledge on the subject, there were seemingly no resources dedicated to compiling and preserving this information. I imagined waking up one day and all of the “experts” were gone. What to do then?
My goal is to compile a catalog of information and to preserve it as well as I can for current and future collectors. Hopefully, in time, it will encompass the vast majority of Surefire flashlights and products from other American companies such as Malkoff Devices, Streamlight, and Elzetta. Also, I hope to share more of the history of these products as well as occasional reviews of new products. At the same time I will be learning how to operate a website, which is something I have wanted to try for a long time. Beyond that, who knows? We will see where this takes us.