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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on August 5, 2012
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I am a flashlight freak! I have dozens of flashlights. I hesitated spending the money to get this one (did I really need another flashlight?) but after seeing some YouTube reviews on it, I purchased the 4Sevens Quark Tactical QT2A-X flashlight MOSTLY for the tail light switch with Momentary Activation Level Memorization and the multi-mode feature with a high 280 lumens output capability. My main purpose for this flashlight is for "what if!" at night. You can select 2 different modes for your default settings, then access either one with a simple twist. I have mine set for hi-strobe (in case I hear a 'bump' in the night) and medium for normal use. The hi-strobe is disorienting. You will probably have to read the instructions to learn how to program it. It really isn't hard! Then you can select your 2 favorite modes. 4Sevens recommends that you use rechargeable AA batteries, otherwise, 4Sevens says that the alkaline batteries may shorten the bulb life. Make sure you check out the battery life in their description - impressive. This is a well made flashlight that uses 2xAA batteries, is made of aluminum with a glass lens, and sturdy enough to be used as an impact weapon in an emergency. I recommend this flashlight due to it being a very well made flashlight with a relatively high 280 lumen output, and because of the multiple mode feature. The battery life is impressive too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 14, 2013
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I have had these lights for a little over two years now. The one I pocket carry has started to have the black worn off from constant rubbing in pockets.

Im never without a pocket knife, small lighter and this flashlight. I have considered the smaller versions but this works fine for me so why mess with a known quantity.

Pros:
Pocket clip - sits far enough back and is screwed down so it doesnt move around on the light. Keeps just enough out of the pocket to make it easy to grab without having to dig for it or go into the pocket.
Reasonable form factor - I wear XL gloves because I have long "piano" fingers. I have no problem handling this light even though its so thin.
The "twist switch" - MAJOR pro for me! I have mine set to moonlight mode and full high. Moonlight is fully screwed down so that if the light comes on in my pocket it doesnt get hot or run out the batteries, but the high beam is easily accessible with about an eighth of a twist. **In case you dont realize how these work, the front "bezel" unscrews for access of the light but its also a "switch". When its fully screwed tight that is one setting, and when you loosen it about an 1/8th-1/4 turn its a second setting. On this light (and SOME of the other Quarks) you can select what mode you get with each of the two settings. which is nice because you dont have to hunt through the button clicks to find the modes you use. **
Battery use - It uses AA batteries and is perfectly fine with rechargables or cheap AAs all the way up to lithiums. The biggest difference is run time in the higher modes. If you use super bright all the time your gonna go through batteries pretty quick (and your light WILL get warm), if you stick to moonlight mode you will forget when you put batteries in because they last forever.
Bright and clear light - the light has a decent focus on full high you can illuminate well into the 100ft range HOWEVER its not a spotlight. out past about 30ft you quickly start loosing your crispness and just get a basic torch throw.
Materials - all metal construction, good rubber on the tailcap switch, the pocket clip is metal and has yet to bend, it doesnt have a "strike bezel" but the glass on mine is still in fine shape (I have not yet had need to take a life with my flashlight :) hehheh).

Cons:
Heat in High mode - its get REALLY hot if you leave it on. I did this once on accident in my pocket and I figured it out pretty quick once I sat down with my pocket caught against my leg :)
Focus - its not bad, its just not awesome and if I had to pick things to be improved on this would be one of them
Solder connections - they are more than adequate as a FLASHLIGHT, they are NOT weapon light quality. They might last 300-400 rounds but thats nothing for a weapon light. I have Surefires that have thousands of rounds on them, dont trust anyone that says they used a weapon light for a few hundred rounds and it worked fine, thats not even a good start on a test.
Strobe - ya if its dark, and you get someone full in the face unexpectedly ... maybe disorienting more likely you'll blind them just like blasting them with high in the same situation. It strobes slowly really I have seen lights in a club strobe faster. and those are just plain entertaining.

This is a FLASHLIGHT though, its not some operator super totes cool weapon light for zombie hunting, for that you need to be looking at stuff a lot more expensive. As a FLASHLIGHT it is awesome!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 8, 2012
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Surefires are over priced so I got one of these. It's a lovely light. Extremely bright at Max. This is one of the brightest 2xAA flashlights I ever owned. I have been using this one for 6 months already. Hasn't failed me. Fourseven's 10 year warranty puts me at ease. Highly recommended.

Make sure you research which foursevens interface you'd prefer.

Pro and Tactical are 2 different interfaces but they are essentially the same brightness.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 5, 2013
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Great flashlight. Very durable and has a lot of options for different brightness settings. Love this flashlight so much that I bought 2 more for each of our vehicles. I had trouble with programming one of them. Contacted Foursevens and their customer service was excellent. I would highly recommend not only this flashlight, but the company as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 10, 2013
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I use this light daily on patrol. The rear tactical switch is temporary if pushed part way (will not click) and is perfect for clearing buildings. Mine is set to the brightest setting or I can twist the head slightly to have a low light setting for taking notes in the dark. I use both settings every day (I work in a very busy district). It is so bright, my coworkers are constantly asking what brand it is and how much it costs. On my rifle, my EOTech and weapon light both take AA size batts, so finding an on-belt duty light that is also AA just rounds out this light's perfection. I have a tiny foursevens on my keychain that is absurdly bright as well. This Quark sealed the deal for me. I'm a life-long fan now!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 13, 2013
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Very sturdy and well made, can definitely take a beating and still perform perfectly. Is extremely bright and is a good mix between flood and beam, although I do wish that was adjustable. Changing between light modes is easy enough once you figure out how to do it, it't not very fast but I don't find myself needing more than two separate light modes for work. Very slim, fits nicely into a pocket and you hardly feel it at all. Will definitely order another one.
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on April 5, 2014
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Checked out a coworkers light and had to have one. Price scared me a bit but the quality is so high and it uses AA batteries instead of the expensive special rechargeable batteries that so many others use which are super expensive to replace. Couldn't be happier.it will light up a house across a field at night. Wow.
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on April 30, 2013
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You will not regret it.

Can see the spot of light on your hand in direct sunlight. Scary bright for 2 x AA's.

For the idiots out there (myself included) spin the lens side of the light, not the battery cap, to access the different brightness settings.
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on April 3, 2013
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I only gave 4 stars, since while this is one of the better lights out there it does have one small flaw.

You only have easy access to 2 modes out of the 8 possible ones. I knew this already when buying, but if there were a way to allow access to these others and still have the 2 programed modes I would give the light a 5 star rating, as is it is missing a bit due to this having to reprogram the 2 modes each time you want a different mode than those 2. Now to give the issue perspective, you are rarely going to need more than 2 modes quickly for normal use, so I can say even with this minor flaw the light is still amazing.

That said, it is easy to program. The light itself works wonderfully. The beam is amazing. I like that there is a really low light setting of moonlight to not kill night vision but give a little light to help you see.

4Sevens made a great light here, now if they can just figure out how to make the modes easier to access then it would be practically perfect.
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on March 14, 2013
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The 4Sevens Quark Tactical was one of my two choices for an LED light that use 2 AA batteries. The other favorite was the Fenix LD 22. One cool feature of the 4Sevens "tactical" model is that you program the two modes you want to switch between quickly so you don't have to cycle through the various modes. When you follow directions for programming - involves loosening and tightening the head four times - you must do so very quickly (less than two seconds) or the light won't go into the programming mode. You can't go wrong with the Fenix and 4Sevens brands as both are very high quality. There were some less expensive brands that a couple of reviewers mentioned, but I wanted to stick with two brands that have excellent reputations. A good choice for the two modes in the 4Sevens is the strobe and brightest mode. You can get to the strobe mode very rapidly, and it would seriously disturb someone who might be threatening you. In my use, however, I prefer the brightest mode and one of the lower levels (it's for dog walking at night in a safe neighborhood). BTW, I had a question for the folks at 4Sevens, and they answered almost immediately.
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