Originally Posted by ringzero
Well, I am on CPF, and have a ton of custom (From most of the CPF Sub Forum makers), semi custom, and top notch production lights (That I told my friends I would not have, and stick to Surefire's, no custom lights -like my gun and custom knife collections), and I still have my old 3D blue ano Mag that I bought at a truck stop in Indio, California in 1983, another D cell from 1978, when I was a FF with the CDF, many Mini Mag Lights, well, all around the house, studio, and truck, all diffused with gel, and I still love them.
For me the Mag lights were the first quality lights I had - until Surefire came to life in the late 80's. At that point, I did make the SF's my flagship lights, however my Mag's were still in use because, I could dim them with gel - the 6P was too bright for the inside of a vehicle. The L1 changed that with lower levels.
So, after all those years, I still have Mag's in use along side my customs, and I have a blue XL-100 in my shaving kit for travel. The XL-100 is a perfect hotel light.
It is nice to know that while traveling, if say, the TSA took my lights, or something - I could just go to any Mega-Lo Mart, and get a Temp. replacement EDC for the trip.
I like the unique UI, and the fact Mag Lights are made here in California! (Surefire is too)!
So even though I have all the-up-to-date-state-of the-art lights, Mag's still remain a part of my flashlight inventory. Really, for the money, you Can't go wrong.
Really, All I really need is a quality production light, SAK, Leatherman tool, a Spyderco, and a Glock. All stock out of the box, no modifications.