Just an FYI: Rico flashlight is a replica of the Surefire M900
Changed it to just M900. But does anyone know if this is a good replica for it's price?
I'll get the job done. Personally, I've had bad luck with replica flashlights. I think I'm just going to buy an actual Surefire. Still, the one you have picked isn't a bad choice by any means. Go for it.
The thing you're most likely to have fail on those replica flashlights is the pressure pads. It's possibly the most important part next to the bulb, and they tend to cheap out on them. So if you buy one and the pressure pads stop working in a year or less, don't be shocked.
For $80 though, I at least want it to last 6 months. And as far as RS equipment goes, I don't have the money for it. Once I get everything I absolutely need (still trying to get money for CB gear), I'll look into RS equipment. On a side note, Specter DR's look very nice, but for $1800 I can basically get everything that I have now, twice.
You only need the lighter to re-melt the pad back together. Just cut the pad along the seam and it'll peel open like a banana. Make sure to leave the cord side untouched though. Then when you're done fixing whatever it was, use the lighter to heat the exacto knife, then melt the halves back together.