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    Very nice, can't wait to try the Malkoff MD10, wow
    Just got the email & the website shows 7 in stock.
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    8 Malkoff's were in stock earlier today, now it is 6. Hopefully someone will be able to post a review.

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    I bought #6.

    I hope today is not a holiday for the shipping carrier. When I get it I will give you my thoughts on the LED forum.

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    Thanks kelmo, I am looking forward to reading it.

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    I picked up the last one!

    Now I just need a host...

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    You could put the Malkoff MD10 in the M3 with 2 X 17500 rechargeable batteries. Buy the AW brand.

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    I just received my first M3 yesterday. I decided to run the MN11 lamp assembly for a while. So far I have only played with it for one night, but I really like it.

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    I almost want to get a second M3 just to run a MN11. I could always change the bulb, but its an excuse to have two!

    Theres just something about that incan goodness.

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    Amen to that!

    I have a second M3 w/MN11!!!

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    Now I really want an M3!
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    This thread was what pushed me over the edge. Now I also want an M3T.

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    This thread made me take my L6 to work last night...might take the M3 tonight, for giggles...

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    Glad to see those dropins. My M3 has been lonely sitting in it's box while my C3 got all the attention.

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    M3 is awesome
    I love it but i couldnt afford it, now i use a 9z and imagine that i carry a M3
    And you can even put D36 LED inside by opening up the bezel
    M3's size is compact enough to be put into jeans or military trousers with deep pocket, while being a non-lethal self defense weapon and combat light
    The engravings are elegant too

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelofwar View Post
    This thread made me take my L6 to work last night...might take the M3 tonight, for giggles...
    Thanks to AOW and you guys, I managed to find a NIB L6 a number of months back. Had it out for a walk with one of my girls last night and that is one sexy light with a fantastic beam shape. One of my favorites for sure.

    We seem to have very similar tastes in flashlights AOW.

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    I had a L6 and sold it a few years ago. No with new malkoff out for the M3 I'm gonna have to pick one up myself.

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    We are getting snow in Rhode Island today. I might have to throw the MN11 back in the M3.

    Incan + snow = awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S1LVA View Post
    We are getting snow in Rhode Island today. I might have to throw the MN11 back in the M3.

    Incan + snow = awesome.

    S1LVA
    Yeah...you can shelve your snow blower and rake the beam of your M3 up and down the drive-way a few times..."poof", snow-gone.

    This thread is so awesome, I had to bust out the camera...it got me all "M3 Giddy"...so, here's some eye-candy...

    Here's a pic of one of my fav generations, with the "hefty" M2-Style ribbed bezel.


    And my favorite Gen, Gen-1 (seen on the right)




    Here's some beam shot's with stock Surefire parts (the "Sweet Dreams" sign is up there for any would be intruders to read before...well)

    MN10:


    KL6 (Lux-V; Notice the warmer than usual tint...yeah, we had warm LED's back then, we were just too picky for out-put to care)


    KL2 (19-LED Head for the M3, Circa 1998???)
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    That Lux V is awesome, much warmer and brighter than any Lux V I've seen, I usually just remember all mine being a puke green tint with a dim donut in the middle and about zero throw.

    I love those Laser Products M3's, so cool looking and they seem to throw a little bit better than the newer models. I really prefer that olive type III (HA) finish that Surefire used to do compared to the current gray color. And after all these years, the KL2 sucks more than ever! LoL I know LED's were in their infancy then, but I've had a few of them and just never understood why Surefire even bothered to make them.

    Makes a great upgrade host though.
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    Just picked up my first M3, I'm excited.
    I purchase all my lights at night

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    I just added my fourth M3 to my collection. This is the older style with 3 rings on the bezel. This one I'll keep bone stock and use primaries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LumensMaximus View Post
    Just picked up my first M3, I'm excited.
    Awesome Lumens Maxuimus! It is a sweet light to behold

    @ hotwire, you can never have enoguht of these lights...and they ate one of the few incans SF's I'm not worried about running with primaries...Just using the M3 with an incan lamp is worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelofwar View Post
    Awesome Lumens Maxuimus! It is a sweet light to behold.
    It sure is...the 225 lamp is quite impressive, I was lighting up the back yard and some of the neighbors houses in the area, very cool torch. I'm am destined for a Malkoff MD10 just in case I need a longer running back up...I also see Lighthounds HO-M3, anyone have any experience with one of those drop-ins?
    I purchase all my lights at night

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    I have a LF EO-M3 in one of my M3 flashlights. It is rated at 380 lumens, and is bright. I use 2 17500 AW batteries on that one. LF also makes a HO-M3 rated at 320 lumens. They are both considered 9v bulbs.

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    I may try the HO-M3, thanks. Wow, 4...nice!!
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    Guys, all these talk about the M3 have me salivating....

    Can someone PM me where to get one? Thanks!
    Last edited by ganymede; 02-21-2012 at 07:59 AM.

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    The MP...you have to be quick though...LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LumensMaximus View Post
    I'm am destined for a Malkoff MD10 just in case I need a longer running back up...
    Or, since Malkoff's are so hard to come by, get yourself a second M3 head, and a bezel wrench[don't know if they are available new. Got mine off the MP], and then have Nailbender build you a D36 drop in with the LED config of your choosing. I had him build 2 for me - both with XPG LED's, one in 3000k, one in 4000k. Nice alternative for battery life. Of course, I still prefer the MN10 to LED's.

    But my favorite M3 is still my 18mm bored body running a pair of IMR18500's pushing an MN11. Whoa Nelly!!!
    Finally seeing the light - going back to incans!!!!

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    I love mine. Wish Id have gotten one sooner! Oddly enough, my fully charged (using Silverfoxs battery pack) 9AN Commander (my second Surefire incan, and its awesome too for an old fogey) is close to the perceived output and throw of the E0M3...of course I havent put new primaries in it in a while, so maybe thats it....it still throws a ton though.
    Its a very light green ano though...got a newer style head for it, mine is the older 3 ring head, and its MUCH darker.
    Thought of modding that head, as Id like to try an LED in it, but after reading all through this thread, I think Ill either get a Malkoff, TX4, or (if I read it right) wait for Surefire to release its LED head...please tell me I read that right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodogg2221 View Post
    I love mine. Wish Id have gotten one sooner! Oddly enough, my fully charged (using Silverfoxs battery pack) 9AN Commander (my second Surefire incan, and its awesome too for an old fogey) is close to the perceived output and throw of the E0M3...of course I havent put new primaries in it in a while, so maybe thats it....it still throws a ton though.
    Its a very light green ano though...got a newer style head for it, mine is the older 3 ring head, and its MUCH darker.
    Thought of modding that head, as Id like to try an LED in it, but after reading all through this thread, I think Ill either get a Malkoff, TX4, or (if I read it right) wait for Surefire to release its LED head...please tell me I read that right!
    Yes...Surefire is coming out with a NEWER replacement LED head for the M3. They've actually had one...make that two...for awhile now: The KL6 and the 19-Led KL2. The KL2's are almost non existent now, and the KL6's, well, people that have them don't want to get rid of the them. It may be awhile before the new M3 Led head is individually available for purchase though. Check the MP for a KL6 or post a WTB.

    My KL2 is mint, and is being saved as a museum piece or the ZPAW (or just a extended power outage, where it's ability to fire up on nearly dead cells makes it valuable).

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