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    Default Night Ops Gladius / Typhoon

    I have a problem...




    Always been intrigued by the ability to add multi-levels to a light and still maintain tactical momentary. A lot of different designs have addressed it, and when the Gladius came along it seemed to be an ingenius solution. A multi-level rotary UI with constant on simulated "clicky" and a channel with momentary high output, and a strobe. When the Gladius came out, it was outrageously expensive for my meager budget (around $190 IIRC) Back when I saved up my pennies to buy a Surefire G2 for $60 and that was insane! Recently, Gladius and Typhoon examples have popped up on the 'bay and in forums here and there. Since the output leaves something to be desired in relation to today's new offerings, their budget friendly prices and user condition make them prime specimens for modding. I've accumulated a nice bunch of spare parts.

    The Gladius Maximus is still stock. Looks like an SSC-P4. The Gladius at the top and the Typhoon third from the top have XM-L2's that I put in. Using LED's on Noctigons and the reflector from the P60-drop in kit, both from mtnelectronics, it works well. The Typhoon has an orange peel and a more neutral tint. The Gladius at the top with the GG&G T.I.D. has a cooler tint and a smooth reflector. Using Tenergy 3.0v rechargeable batts. Stock functionality is preserved but much brighter. Planning on an XHP35 for the Maximus.

    Anybody else have a soft spot for these innovative bad boys?
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    Default Re: Night Ops Gladius / Typhoon

    Was the maximus the one that was done with milkyspit? They worked with him to do a much higher output & he would also mod them....


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    Default Re: Night Ops Gladius / Typhoon

    Quote Originally Posted by nfetterly View Post
    Was the maximus the one that was done with milkyspit? They worked with him to do a much higher output & he would also mod them....
    Dunno if Milky was involved, I thought it was an OEM offering once LED tech started to take off and the LuxIII was quickly outclassed.
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    Default Re: Night Ops Gladius / Typhoon

    Nice.

    When did these lights first come out?
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    Default Re: Night Ops Gladius / Typhoon

    Your problem sween has made me realise i have one ...................I have no night ops!

    Very cool lights

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    Default Re: Night Ops Gladius / Typhoon

    Quote Originally Posted by magellan View Post
    Nice.

    When did these lights first come out?
    Around 2004-2005 ish. There’s reviews and a passaround thread on here from that time period.
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    Default Re: Night Ops Gladius / Typhoon

    Still have the Gladius that I got from you. Really love the light but really wish it could be modded. So if you know anyone let me know

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    Crap! I regret clicking on this link!!

    Now I want one.. or 3... or 5...
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    Default Re: Night Ops Gladius / Typhoon

    Quote Originally Posted by sween1911 View Post
    Around 2004-2005 ish. There’s reviews and a passaround thread on here from that time period.
    Thanks!
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