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    Default (Update) Just ordered a Surefire M4.. Who makes drop-ins?

    I have been sitting here all weekend debating an HDS Rotary. Up until now, every light I have owned has been a SureFire. Everything I've got now is a Surefire. I have owned a Fenix PD30 that I threw away and an HDS Clicky that I sold after a week. (It's just not the same unless it's a SF)

    I've wanted one of these for years and finally ordered one with the crenelated strike bezel. I mainly want to keep the original MN60 bulb in.. but.

    I see the Malkoff MD60 drop-in and want it. Buttt, I can get more lumens with the battery capacity in an M4 than what the MD60 offers.

    Any modding ideas? Let's not get into batteries at the moment. I'm just looking to see if other drop-ins exist.
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    Default Re: Just ordered a Surefire M4.. Who makes drop-ins?

    Ask Gene to see if he can brew up a harder driven MD60 for you.

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    Default Re: Just ordered a Surefire M4.. Who makes drop-ins?

    Nailbender makes XML drop-in tower modules too. They are listed in his P60 sales thread in Custom and Modified B/S/T.

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    Default Re: Just ordered a Surefire M4.. Who makes drop-ins?

    +1 on asking Gene about an MD60SHO or looking into something fron Nailbender. Congrats on your M4 score, I think the M4 is the next SF I have in my sights since I just picked up an M3-CB. I really enjoy the asthetics of the PK designed generation of SureFire lights.

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    Default Re: Just ordered a Surefire M4.. Who makes drop-ins?

    Quote Originally Posted by 880arm View Post
    Nailbender makes XML drop-in tower modules too. They are listed in his P60 sales thread in Custom and Modified B/S/T.
    I knew I've seen it somewhere! I just didn't think to look in there. Thanks man.

    Quote Originally Posted by beach honda View Post
    +1 on asking Gene about an MD60SHO or looking into something fron Nailbender. Congrats on your M4 score, I think the M4 is the next SF I have in my sights since I just picked up an M3-CB. I really enjoy the asthetics of the PK designed generation of SureFire lights.

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    I've been a long time SF fan boy. Sadly my collection has dwindled away over the past year but I'm fixing to start building the collection. An M6 and M3 are next. Now is the time to gobble up the old incans before they are all gone.


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    +1 on the NB drop-in tower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Search View Post
    I knew I've seen it somewhere! I just didn't think to look in there. Thanks man.
    No prob. We Westerners have to watch out for each other.

    I'm glad you asked the question as it's gotten me thinking about getting one of the NB towers myself. I have the Malkoff MD60 and I like it just fine but I'm curious how it would compare to the NB.

    Anyone out there have experience with both of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 880arm View Post
    No prob. We Westerners have to watch out for each other.

    I'm glad you asked the question as it's gotten me thinking about getting one of the NB towers myself. I have the Malkoff MD60 and I like it just fine but I'm curious how it would compare to the NB.

    Anyone out there have experience with both of them?
    I'm going to have to PM Nailbender because I can't seem to find it anywhere. I'm sure I've looked right over it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Search View Post
    I'm going to have to PM Nailbender because I can't seem to find it anywhere. I'm sure I've looked right over it.
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...92CRI-(part-10)
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    Default Re: Just ordered a Surefire M4.. Who makes drop-ins?

    I don't know how I missed it. I'm getting a single mode for sure.

    XML TOWER MODULES $80 NEW!!!!

    T6 flux 1A tint *ONLY EMITTER AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME*

    Any of the above 6 volt max drivers listed under XML's plus ones listed below

    1 level 4-16 volt 2.2 amp driver

    3 level 3.4-9 volt 2.8 amp driver

    Fits any of the surefire turbo heads such as KT1 / KT4 / KT5


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    Default Re: Just ordered a Surefire M4.. Who makes drop-ins?

    Gene responded to my email asking about getting a custom MD60 with higher output.

    His response:

    "I am in the process of updating the MD60 dropin for more output. Please stay tuned."

    So the wait begins!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Search View Post
    Gene responded to my email asking about getting a custom MD60 with higher output.

    His response:

    "I am in the process of updating the MD60 dropin for more output. Please stay tuned."

    So the wait begins!
    Wow. That's good to hear, even if it is bad news for my wallet!


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    Default Re: Just ordered a Surefire M4.. Who makes drop-ins?

    Quote Originally Posted by Search View Post
    Gene responded to my email asking about getting a custom MD60 with higher output.

    His response:

    "I am in the process of updating the MD60 dropin for more output. Please stay tuned."

    So the wait begins!
    thats awesome, might have to even get two!

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    Default Re: Just ordered a Surefire M4.. Who makes drop-ins?

    I want my M4 to be tough as nails. So I'd really like to stick with Genes creations. After Magpul tested and endorsed his products he was pretty much proven.

    I just ordered an M6LT which should hold me out long enough for this to be released

    Even if it takes a while I can play with some good ole incan goodness.


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    Default Re: Just ordered a Surefire M4.. Who makes drop-ins?

    Current MD60 shows 450 OTF lumens. Wonder what the new one will be...

    Nailbender's drop ins are 600 lumens (not sure if OTF or emitter), but I just love the heavy duty brass Malkoff uses.
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    Default Re: Just ordered a Surefire M4.. Who makes drop-ins?

    anyone have an idea of how many lumens malkoff can get with an XM-L without having a "not for continous use" warning?

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    Default Re: Just ordered a Surefire M4.. Who makes drop-ins?

    Quote Originally Posted by tab665 View Post
    anyone have an idea of how many lumens malkoff can get with an XM-L without having a "not for continous use" warning?
    Probably a lot more than what he will release it at. A custom module on CPF made by an enthusiast will probably push an LED to it's limit.

    A manufacturer like Malkoff that will probably sell to us and others, will be set at a safe level. Kind of like how you can buy a new car with 200 HP when they could have squeezed 600 out of the block. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

    That said, I think 600 - 800 would be a pretty safe place to bet it lands in.


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