Thanks for the input and pictures folks. Been thinking about picking up an MCH duty.
I've gone back and forth a bit between the duty and edc. Honestly I'm a little surprised the duty doesn't have more throw than it does, given the larger reflector. My reasons for leaning towards the duty are that I won't ever be pocket carrying it so size doesn't make much of a difference, I like steel bezels for drop resistance, it comes in blue anodizing which seems more fun than dark colors, and if I get a blemished one it would be cheaper than the EDC, which doesn't have blem version in stock right now.No problem, I will say there is not much difference between the EDC and Duty in output, visually anyway. The head on the Duty is a good bit bigger and not as easy to carry as the EDC (for me anyway). Unless you need the rugged head of the Duty and plan use it as club or weapon, I'd save a few bucks and get the EDC.
Had ordered 2 when they first came out.Anybody out there have one of the Cloud Defensive MCHs with the multi mode driver, and if so do you like it? How's the mode spacing and usefulness of the levels? Does it have mode memory or always start in the first mode?
The answer is always: MalkoffHad ordered 2 when they first came out.
Absolutely hated them both.
1) I tried taking the tail cap off of one and ended up breaking the O-ring. Apparently it's a known issue due to how the light was built, so there is a video tutorial from CD themselves "teaching" people how to properly remove the tailcap... *eye roll*.
2) The lights had many rings around the spill of the light, not that I am a white wall hunter, but it was VERY noticeable.
3) The tint of the light was very blue, did not like that one bit.
4) The output is 100% embellished. There are numerous studies and tests found online that were done and found that CD's stated output/candela come absolutely nowhere close in reality.
5) The entire flashlight would get SUPER SUPER hot, to the point that I could barely hold it without fear of actually getting burned when turned on in high mode.
6) Finally, the "step-down". -- I would see the light with my naked eye, start dropping output drastically within 1 minute and 30 seconds of me turning the light on with a fresh battery loaded in. It's beyond ridiculous. I'd put it on in a dark room and I'm not joking, within 2-3 minutes without fail the amount of output seemed to cut in half.
7) Build quality feels cheap.
Overall, didn't like anything about the CD lights and it left a very bad taste in my mouth.
The company is also pretty hypocritical, considering they are all about "MERICA", and the "2A" ect.ect.ect... MEANWHILE they are making lights IN CHINA, and calling it the chicro... Like come on. Beyond strange. Overall I'd say they are trash. Get yourself something else.
Modlite is better than CD in my experience. But I'd say malkoff is the goat and nothing can really compare when it comes down to it.
I also love malkoff, but they really need to get rid of that "on time" memory, that is super annoying not knowing what mode it will turn on in.
Could go with the M61 HOT.Appreciate the input folks. I've held off on buying one for now.
I was aware of the "ambitious" nature of their output claims and ok with it, but other issues seem troubling.
I do already have quite a few Malkoffs and love them, but they don't really make anything that directly competes with this for my uses. Neither does Modlite for that matter, since they stick with only single mode.