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    just wondering what everyone thinks is the most quality feeling light out there. you know, when you grab something and you can just tell its built well. im just getting the flashlight bug, i picked up a tk35 as my first "real" light. im on the hunt for a smaller light now, and am checking out the tk21 and other similar lights. looking at reviews and pictures, the sunwayman lights look very very solid and well built. can anyone compare? how are the other fenix lights?

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    HDS has that feeling. The first time you grab a Clicky you know it is different than the others because it feels rock solid.
    Surefire gives you that feeling as well. When you unscrew the tailcap and see threads you will see what I am talking about.

    It is not that the other brands feel cheap, but in my experience, HDS and Surefire go the extra mile.

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    My L1 immediately comes to mind, as does the old Arc LS.

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    Xeno Cube! You can't beat the feeling of a stainless steel bar...

    Sunwayman next.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Napalm View Post
    Xeno Cube! You can't beat the feeling of a stainless steel bar...

    Sunwayman next.

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    Heheh I am gonna add the SolarForce SS L2 SE and SS L2m SE. 6P clones but weigh about as much as a 2D mag with batteries. Some machining marks but the threads and everything else is top notch. You do not break these when you drop them, you break the floor.
    Keep it between the ditches and the shiny side up.

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    Hard to name only one. I would like to say that Surefire 6P, 9P, E1L, E2L AA, E2DL and Malkoff MD models all are my highest quality feeling lights.
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    Either my C2 with a M61 Malkoff or my Malkoff MD2 with a M91. Rock solid reliable no foolin around lights.
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    My C2 with an M61 Malkoff feels like it could hammer nails all day and work fine. In fact, I've been tempted to get an ElZetta, because I think they actually tried that

    In a smaller light, I would say the L1, or any of the stainless steel Peak pocket torches.
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    Without question - either of my two McGizmo Haikus win the award for my most solid feeling. I think my Surefire L1 would come in second...

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    Surefire M2 with an over-ready zero-resistance tailcap mod
    Surefire 6P with a Malkoff M60, over-ready zero-resistance tailcap, and second O-ring at the tailcap. Half the electrical contact path is solid brass and the other half is Surefire aluminum. Considerably heavier than a stock 6PL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by run4jc
    Without question - either of my two McGizmo Haikus win the award for my most solid feeling. I think my Surefire L1 would come in second...
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    Haiku and Mule for me. My Surefires and HDSs are very good too. Peak and Muyshondt definitely hold their own. All solid lights.
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    Peak Logan SS

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    ZebraLight SC60.
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    My 2D LED Maglite. I got it Black Friday 2011. I have 31 lights, and it's the most solid/quality feeling light IMO.
    Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

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    Right now it's a Shiningbeam S-Mini. I had been using various Ultrafires and whatnot, but am realizing the quality I need isn't gonna come cheaply.

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    Anything Surefire, or Malkoff, Solarforce lights feel very solid...my Wolf Eyes Sniper is a tank of a light. Peak lights also get my vote. I like the feel of 4Sevens lights as well.

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    As of now I would have to pick my Surefire C2. My Fenix T1 is still going strong and is very solid and has scars to prove it.

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    I am reviewing a Dark Sucks light right now and I am not sure anything has quite the same heft and feel.

    Of the lights I own, I'd have to say my Aeon would qualify if it weren't so tiny to begin with.

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    Yeah, advertising and marketing do work, of that there is no doubt.

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    Mirageman custom ti fatty and TNC Ti 1x123 p60 host light and Elzetta (All are solid and feel as tho you could use them for hammers if you were so inclined).
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    At no point have I even suggested Surefire are not reliable, I am sure they probably are.

    So are many others.

    I can't help but notice, being from outside the US, how much associating your product with military use helps it enormously.

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    Why did this thread have to become yet another Pro/Anti surefire argument?

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    I have a Fenix PD30 that has been my EDC for a year now, It still looks and feels new. It has a better quality feel than my TK35 and TK15. Small, solid, good UI.

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    It may not have the best anodizing, or best components, or best output to weight ratio, but as far as raw heft, the 6D mag is hard to beat, unless of course you have a rare 7D.
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    Olight M20-x

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    So far my lenslight mini. But i have two hds on the way, so it might be changing

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    I have always been a Fenix fan. In my opinion they have one of the best "bang for buck" ratio in terms of quality, price, and brightness. I bought my brother a Fenix TK15 last year and lets just say he is not the most "delicate" person when it comes to handling his stuff, but it still works great and he loves the User Interface on the flashlight.

    I have personally owned and bought several Fenix lights: TK60, TK15, PD30, and LD01 (a perfect EDC I might add) and I have no complaints about anyone of them.

    Oh yea, 4Sevens also make some great solid quality built flashlights!

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    I have only owned a handfull or so of lights but my sunwayman m40a feels like its built like a tank.

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    Mac's ti edc offerings. My sst-50 is the most solid light I ever held.
    And I own the M6, MM ti fatty.
    Second place goes to the round body 3-6-9P surefires. With the C2 in close third.

    I have a mule and sundrop on the way I'll add my thoughts.

    The only light I would think would feel more solid is Mac's edc in tungsten.
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