- Mar 15, 2014
I’m not sure about the specifics but this light is regulated on a linear driver. It looks the brightest when you top off the battery and much less so a few days in.I read all the good stuff you wrote in the Wildcat thread. Thanks for all the info.
So far I’m guessing that the V1 is likely an Osram and V2 may be an XPL/XPL Hi?
I also think it’s likely the same TIR (in both V1 and 2) which has a narrower angle than the Wildcat.
From what I’ve read it sounds like the 18650 versions are less popular than the standard Hound dog and Wild cat.
Anyone else have more to include on the Hound dog 18650 XT V2, owners or prospective buyers?
It won’t without removing material. The polymer radius inside the clip is too narrow for the Malkoff body to clear.
I don’t like to go bigger then 18350 form factor for edc purposes as reference. So usually I’ll have a much smaller light on my person. - but like having something much more substantial nearby just in case.
I'm a big fan of that form factor ( 18350 ) - small yet very capable / powerful.My 650 lumen/70k cd/18350 EDC, on my belt at all times. For its intended use, the short run time is no issue.
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I also EDC a SF Tactician in a pocket. Between the two there's plenty of capability!
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I agree, and I have carried 2 lights on my person for the past 5 years when at work. (still do) But when I'm just going to the store, on a day off, I don't feel the need. Seems excessive and not worth the added weight and space for me. I just rock the HDS nowadays and it really is an excellent EDC light. - I like the look of your setup, certainly quality lights!There are many SMEs who strongly advocate single mode output for a fighting light. Their reasoning is that the last thing you need when using a flashlight under stress is to have to manage the flashlight. Having the light activate in something other than full output, or having it unintentionally switch to some other setting in a life threatening situation is far from optimal. I've witnessed such failures in low-light pistol classes.
I don't mind carrying the Tactician as my administrative/general-use light knowing that I have a dedicated "fight light" on the belt that's going to provide maximum output every time and without fail when the chips are down. The two lights combined weigh only eight ounces, ride unnoticed and provide capability that can't be matched with a single light.
Would you expect anything less from a flashlight nerd?
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