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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.
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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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    Surefire L1, Peak stainless steel Eiger and El Capitan.
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    Surefire L5! Can't beat that quality feeling, just love it!

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    Definitely my Haiku XP-G...

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    My Inova X5 & my Gerber Infinity Ultra

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    My Surefire E2DL and Elektrolumens EDC MCE

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    HDS Ra Clicky. But then again i bet all of Henry's products have that feeling!
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    Jetbeam RRT-0. Feels very solid

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    The Malkoff Wildcat V2, with the whole heads electronics and reflectors "epoxied" in place, now that's solid!



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    Malkoff MD2/M60W,SF 6P/Malkoff M61W and on the less expensive side my INOVA X5s

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    Can't go wrong with a McGizmo or HDS light, but let's not forget TorchLAB's lights. They are heavy duty to say the least.

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    My E2e, but I haven't handled any other lights from US builders like HDS, McGizmo, or Malkoff


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    TNC P60/D26 Titanium 18650 Host.


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    Believe it or not, my maglites (2D, 3D) feel the most 'durable'. Next in line, WE 9D Raider.
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    SF Z2 with M61W. One mode, on and off. Oveready milspec oring kit with a battery bumper just in case. SS flat bezel. Hoping to get my high transmission acrylic lens which I will cushion with rubber on both sides. You know, just in case...

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    Default Re: what is your most solid, or quality feeling light?

    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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    Absolutely +1 on the HDS lights.
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    Any of my Peak lights, especially the SS, followed by my C2 HA.
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