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    Default My first McGizmo

    And first impressions don't disappoint! The machining is exquisite as is the general design of the whole package.

    I only received this today, so have yet to experience the beauty of the beam, I'm sure that will also live up to the expectations.
    The only ones I will really be curious in comparing this to is my Malkoff MD2 M61 Nichia 219b Hi/Lo and my HDS EDC Rotary.

    This is the XML2 with the HIVE driver
    I also have the XPG2 HIVE on it's way to me but because I live in Scotland, it does take a while to get to me.












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    Welcome to the rabbit hole.

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    Default Re: My first McGizmo

    Quote Originally Posted by eala View Post
    Welcome to the rabbit hole.

    eala
    Yeppppp, Don is a pleasure to deal with and makes wonderful products (try a PD sometime...)


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    indeed a classic. Enjoy one fine light sir. Congrats.
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    Default Re: My first McGizmo

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Forinor View Post
    And first impressions don't disappoint! The machining is exquisite as is the general design of the whole package.

    I only received this today, so have yet to experience the beauty of the beam, I'm sure that will also live up to the expectations.
    The only ones I will really be curious in comparing this to is my Malkoff MD2 M61 Nichia 219b Hi/Lo and my HDS EDC Rotary.

    This is the XML2 with the HIVE driver
    I also have the XPG2 HIVE on it's way to me but because I live in Scotland, it does take a while to get to me.











    WOW what a nice piece of work!

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    It really is a gorgeous piece of kit!

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    Congrats on Flashlight perfection

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    Quote Originally Posted by ven View Post
    Congrats on Flashlight perfection
    Thanks

    Dude, you live in Manch! Where are all the UK "torchaholics" ? Isn't it just a right PITA to get good stuff across here?

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    I dont know! there are a few knocking around, a friend eddy just up the road recently delved into the world of vinh and bought a quad xpl HI mule p60vn.

    Love the haiku, classic timeless flashlight................with tana trimmings

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    Quote Originally Posted by ven View Post
    I dont know! there are a few knocking around, a friend eddy just up the road recently delved into the world of vinh and bought a quad xpl HI mule p60vn.

    Love the haiku, classic timeless flashlight................with tana trimmings
    Hhhhmmmmmmm

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    Default Re: My first McGizmo

    And now I have two...


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    Default Re: My first McGizmo

    Dr Forinor that's a beautiful pair you got there

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    Default Re: My first McGizmo

    Offgridled: Hehe, thank you.

    1x XM-L2 cool white
    1x XP-G2 neutral white

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    You can't beat the tint of Don's XP-G2s! I have one in my TerraRam, and I like the color ever better then, the Nichia 119/219! Like a super white incandescent bulb!
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    Now you just need a Haiku with AA pak and Nichia 119V!
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    Default Re: My first McGizmo

    Quote Originally Posted by K2-bk-bl-rd View Post
    Now you just need a Haiku with AA pak and Nichia 119V!
    You're not helping my wallet any

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    Default Re: My first McGizmo

    Hi, congrats on your new light. I myself have one of those earlier XPG/3S variants.

    Looking at your posted photos, I am curious with the op reflector. Is this reflector same as the previous variant ie. the XPG?
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    Default Re: My first McGizmo

    Quote Originally Posted by jumpstat View Post
    Hi, congrats on your new light. I myself have one of those earlier XPG/3S variants.

    Looking at your posted photos, I am curious with the op reflector. Is this reflector same as the previous variant ie. the XPG?
    Hi,

    That is the XM-L2 emitter, and that reflector is different than the one on my XP-G2 reflector. The XM-L2 is more stippled, the XP-G2 less of an Orange Peel effect.

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