Got home, it was there in my mailbox...hurray!
This light is available from www.fenix-store.com
or more specifically, here..comes with free batteries too!
I dont have a digital camera at my disposal at the moment, so pictures will follow soon...
contrary to my earlier findings, the Malkoff actually has more spill, but the Tk10 spill is far more defined. The malkoff's spill blends out very nicely, much like one would see in a novatac. The Tk10's spill it brighter, but much smaller then the Malkoffs....
The difference between the T1 and the Tk10:
- The Tk10 is slightly shorter, only just slightly.
- Tactical Grip Ring on the Tk10 to facilitate "cigar" or rogers/surefire technique
- Tk10 comes stock with a black tail boot AND an orange one.
- Tk10 clip is removable, via two screws as you know by now, but the T1 clip is only removable if you can remove the head which not everyone can do.
-The tail Prongs on the Tk10 are smaller, lower down, and there are four of them, while on the T1 they are higher, and only 3 of them. This helps with the tactical aspect
-The Head of the Tk10 does not feature the same Stainless Steel Bezel.
-Placed equally, the base of the tail to the tip of the rubber boot, the tail of the Tk10 is a hair longer then the T1.
-The knurling is closer to what one would expect to see on a surefure, if you want a close approximation, look at an ARC-AAA model, closest i can find.
-The Anodizing is slightly paler on my Tk10 then my T1, although this might just be an anodizing lottery.
I am no LEO, nor am I a Low-Light Tactics Instructor, but i do have a model gun....( guns are illegal unless youre a LEO here)..so..go figure, im a mall ninja...and i have studied extensively the combat grip manual for the rogers/surefire technique that came with my G2Z..
General Observations when paired with my Scale model Beretta () in combat grip..
- The Tk10 is head heavy, so that if youre not gripping hard enough, it will move slightly.
- my one problem with the Tk10, is that the combat grip ring is abit smaller then is comfortable. As in, the diameter of the ring, although adequet, could be slightly larger, and give an even better grip then it does now. This is easily remedied by adding a rubber gasket or something, but just an observation.
General Observations, in general..
-its seems even warmer then my T1 (i didnt know that was possible)
-The orange ring thing goes well with the orange tailcap
-There are two places you can hook a lanyard onto.. one is the lanyard hole in the combat-grip ring, the other is in the tail prong, like in the T1.
-The Clip is also a bit too flat to be easy to use, but i dont plan on using the clip anyway...its still usable, and the high profile clip on the T1 was a complaint.
pictures to follow...
preliminary pictures...for size comparison, this is from my phone..
Here are the photos...most credit goes to my buddy, Jason, who you can find on the flashaholic facebook group, cos it was his camera,although i took most of the photos here, he set the exposure, ISO, etc all up... im hopeless at nikons at the moment.im an EOS guy for now. We got out the big studio flashes with thier diffussion umbrellas and everything.
Due to a few questions on the lights in this picture, ill label them left to right..
1. Jetbeam-u (under the name AIII tactical, dont ask me why)
2.Copper AA Minimag cut down to 1 x AA
4.Arc-LS AA body (the arc LS is self is hidden behind it, you can see the edge)
5.Longbow Mini (belongs to Jason actually)
7. Ultrafire C3 SS
8.Arc-P DS with Tritium from dx
10.P1D-CE Q5 with leef body.
11. MTE C3 Rebel 0100
14.surefire L1 cree
15.Tiablo A9 (far back)
18. Surefire G2Z
compared to its older brother
Alt configurationg, the clip is at the back..
the knurling on a T1
knurling on an ARC-AAA
Kurling on a surefire L1
as you can see, the knurling closely resembles the ARC-AAA's knurling. both have peaks like surefire's, but surefire's is more squarish
for size comparison..next to my model-beretta
I know some of you wont get the Tk10 in your hands for awhile yet..so here is a 3d (somewhat) picture of it. its a stereogram.
Comparison to the Surefire C2 with Malkoff M60 HOLA
*this is my crappy cellphone cam, if i get to go to my friend's place again anytime soon, ill update the pictures..
Lighted with my L1
side by side
malkoff is on the left side
As you can see,The malkoff has a brighter hotspot.
Spill shots, cant compare output here, nor tint, just how the whole beam looks.
note thats not an artifect, just spotch on my ceiling
and YES i have stars on my room ceiling, in the shape of my starsign
the Tk10 has ALOT more spill then the malkoff. ALOT. The pictures closely resemble what i am seeing with my eyes.
I am guessing the extra spill comes from the slightly less bright hotspot of the Tk10..
note on egronomics..
the grip of the C2 allows for your fingers to extend further away from the base of your palm, it allows surer grip, although the Tk10 is by no means lacking in grip.
As you can see, i am in need of a proper camera, more specifically a DSLR, so if anyone feels like donating me one..
(hopefully) enjoy the pictures..