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    I just saw an ad in a magazine for the new MAG-TAC led light from Mag Instruments. It advertises 250 Lumens, run time of 4.5 hours and uses 2 CR132's. It said it is available in Urban Gray, Coyote Tan, Foliage Green and black. It actually didn't look too bad, it had a grenade style grip with a crenelated bezel.

    First I've heard of it and I can't find a thing on it doing a Google search.

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    Default Re: Mag-Tac LED new from Mag-Lite...

    It would be very uncharacteristic for them to do that...do you have a scan of it? I'm thinking that it might not be Maglite.

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    WOW!!!!

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    Wow, is Mag finally stepping up to the plate? I'll buy one.

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    I'll be darned. That's a CR123 version of the XL200 in a utility tube instead of the pretty XL finishes.

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    The "XL" family has morphed. So, they going to take on Surefire?

    They need to make sure that a single 18650 works. If it doesn't, they just lost most of this forum.

    They trademark'd "Mag-Tac" last summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadrx7conv View Post
    They need to make sure that a single 18650 works. If it doesn't, they just lost most of this forum.
    And what about the fact that 'most' of this forum happily use CR123's? There are enough battery debates on here that it should be obvious there is still no real 'leader' in terms of chemistries

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    I hope they are not forgetting where they came from and won't discontinue their standard D/C-cell line. This are just too perfect for modding .

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    @rayman yeah, I hope that they don't stop doing them. I'm gonna go and buy loads incase they do.
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    very cool!

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    Interesting look to the light with the pineapple grip.

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    Why the scalloped bezel Maglite?
    Hope the Mag-Tac comes with a glass lens ... and PLEASE let it have better threads on the tailcap. Also I hope it has Type III hard anodizing.

    Last thing ... I not sure why they would put this flashlight in a ad unless it was pretty close to being released - I dunno, I could be wrong but why did they put "Final Performance Specs Subject to Change"? Maybe they don't have that many working prototypes?

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    This is great news! Not only for Mag but think of how this will affect the other lights that we see at walmart and the like in the future. They will have to evolve as well or get left behind.
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    idk, looks like fake to me.
    something about cr123 and maglite makes belive it is a fake or a prank
    not the first time it happens.
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    What magazine and what country?
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    Assuming that this isn't a Photoshopped prank ad...

    Why would somebody run a magazine ad for a counterfeit Maglite? That makes no sense. If you want to sell counterfeit Maglites, the last thing you want to do is shout about in a magazine.

    This looks plausible to me. An XP-G CR123 version of the existing XL200 wouldn't be that far-fetched. That thing looks very, very similar to the XL200 and the preliminary specs look very close in terms of lumens and run time to what you would get powering an the XP-G XL-200 with two CR123s.

    Here's a link to the trademark registration info for MAG-TAC:

    http://www.trademarkia.com/magtac-85016170.html

    The links are legit. They link through to the US Patent and Trademark office, so Maglite has defnitely trademarked this brand.
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    The AD came out of The American Police Beat magazine. We get it at work and it usually list many of the new products that are coming out. It is from the US and I am in the Mid West of the USA. I am tempted to send in the reader service card on this one...it may even be worth the next two years of junk mail and catalogs for file cabinets and postage meters I'd be enrolling in.

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    2xCR123 isn't my thing, but this looks like a big change in Mag's point of view. I'll surely be on the watch for their new releases.

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    Default Re: Mag-Tac LED new from Mag-Lite...

    Cool!

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    Default Re: Mag-Tac LED new from Mag-Lite...

    The MAG-TAC flashlight will be released in "several months time".
    There are no plans for a 1xAA Solitaire.
    The 1xAAA Solitaire 'LED' will be released early next year.
    2xAA PRO mini will ship for Christmas.
    There are no plans for a 2xAAA PRO.

    And, as of right now, MagLite does NOT KNOW what a 18650 cell is. So, if you live in their area, knock on their door and offer them one.

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    Default Re: Mag-Tac LED new from Mag-Lite...

    i'd get a couple of those

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    I notice that in the picture the anodising looks matte black instead of their usual shiny black, fingers crossed that it's not just something to do with how the photo was taken and they are actually going to make them matte black
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    Finally a Maglite over 200 lumens $50 or less and I'll be buying more than one
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    This is a good move for mag to get a good lumen output light for the 'unenlightened' crowd. A big plus since mag is pretty much available at just about every hardware store out there.

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    Finally.

    I would not be surprised though if this move has been forced upon them by a dwindling market for big heavy d cell lights.

    Whole new world though unknown to them competing in the cr123 or 18650 leagues.

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    Default Re: Mag-Tac LED new from Mag-Lite...

    Surefire welcomes Maglite to the 1980's era with Mag's first usage of the wonderful CR123 cell.

    In other news, I am excited to see Maglite try harder to become relevant to people like us, who have an unnatural obsession with lighting tools.
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    Default Re: Mag-Tac LED new from Mag-Lite...

    Quote Originally Posted by Imon View Post

    - I dunno, I could be wrong but why did they put "Final Performance Specs Subject to Change"?
    Maybe they don't have that many working prototypes?

    Because once they ship their several units to a Certified ANSI Testing Center,
    it usually takes Several Months or More until getting their "Official Flashlight Ratings".


    My guess is, there are already LOTS of these little guys, sitting in a Mag Warehouse.





    I just hope it has S-O-S mode !


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    Hard ano & cr123a's- if it has a glass lens, I think maglite has finally made a light whose popularity won't get uknewbie banned. But if this is not z fake ad, how was Robin24k left out of the loop?! Maglite better not be letting him go, because he moves alot of product- makes you want to buy an XL, even in his surefire reviews!


    Quote Originally Posted by deadrx7conv View Post
    The MAG-TAC flashlight will be released in "several months time".

    There are no plans for a 1xAA Solitaire.

    The 1xAAA Solitaire 'LED' will be released early next year.

    2xAA PRO mini will ship for Christmas.
    Exciting times!

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    Default Re: Mag-Tac LED new from Mag-Lite...

    Quote Originally Posted by carrot View Post
    Surefire welcomes Maglite to the 1980's era with Mag's first usage of the wonderful CR123 cell.
    ROFL

    Quote Originally Posted by carrot View Post
    In other news, I am excited to see Maglite try harder to become relevant to people like us, who have an unnatural obsession with lighting tools.
    Agree 100%
    Great to see this.

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