Just ordered a Titanium XM-L EDC this past Sunday 3/3/13...

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I'm gonna look really silly if my light doesn't show up. lol

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Any news on the light?
 

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Is the court case proceding?
The way I filed, it was incumbent upon me to have him served first before anything else could happen. I am not going to do that because he emailed me.

It may be that he just had to take some time to drill it for the clip? I didn't order a Tri-EDC with a clip, I ordered an XM-L without one, but in light of the fact that it has been so long and because he offered it to me, I accepted one with a clip. In his email he said "just let me know if you want a clip or not." So... Maybe he hasn't found the time to drill it yet? Who knows.

At this point, what's a few more days/weeks/months after waiting 3 years. lol I really don't think Chris would send that email to me, essentially starting the statute of limitations over with a new promise if he didn't plan on shipping a light to me.

I actually found out that my credit card company is willing to go after him for the money and refund my card even though it has been so long. (because I have such a good paper trail including this thread and ooodles of emails.) It's just that I don't want the money. I don't want to settle for an Okluma or something similar. (I don't like the knurling.) I want my Mac's custom. Possibly the last one ever! :)
 

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I was all with you until this comment. You take that back! :nana:

Agreed! There is nothing "settling" about an Okluma. Quite the opposite...it's way better thank you very much! Not to mention, Jeff would never have kept you waiting for 3 years!
 

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They are both incredible lights. Could it be that people are nuts about Mac's (including me) because of the back story and no lack of drama.
 

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The way I filed, it was incumbent upon me to have him served first before anything else could happen. I am not going to do that because he emailed me.

It may be that he just had to take some time to drill it for the clip? I didn't order a Tri-EDC with a clip, I ordered an XM-L without one, but in light of the fact that it has been so long and because he offered it to me, I accepted one with a clip. In his email he said "just let me know if you want a clip or not." So... Maybe he hasn't found the time to drill it yet? Who knows.

At this point, what's a few more days/weeks/months after waiting 3 years. lol I really don't think Chris would send that email to me, essentially starting the statute of limitations over with a new promise if he didn't plan on shipping a light to me.

I actually found out that my credit card company is willing to go after him for the money and refund my card even though it has been so long. (because I have such a good paper trail including this thread and ooodles of emails.) It's just that I don't want the money. I don't want to settle for an Okluma or something similar. (I don't like the knurling.) I want my Mac's custom. Possibly the last one ever! :)
I'm kind of hoping you inspire the man to build more flashlights.
 

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Agreed! There is nothing "settling" about an Okluma. Quite the opposite...it's way better thank you very much! Not to mention, Jeff would never have kept you waiting for 3 years!
No offense at all to Okluma. It is settling for me. I don't like the looks of the knurling (as!I mentioned...) and he won't make one without the knurling. It's just aesthetics for me. Personal preference. I have heard nothing but good things about his lights.
 

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I have a Ti Tri EDC from Mac as well, and I do love the smooooth body. But the Okluma is verrry nice; on par with Mac's machining. The knurling is pretty fine, so it adds some gription but is not aggressive enough to eat up pockets or anything. Plus, Jeff is such a great guy to work with, it was really a pleasure to be able to support him. For anyone who wasn't able to get a Tri from Mac before he closed up and wants one, the Okluma is a very solid option. At any rate, I'm going OT here. :oops:
 

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I have a Ti Tri EDC from Mac as well, and I do love the smooooth body. But the Okluma is verrry nice; on par with Mac's machining. The knurling is pretty fine, so it adds some gription but is not aggressive enough to eat up pockets or anything. Plus, Jeff is such a great guy to work with, it was really a pleasure to be able to support him. For anyone who wasn't able to get a Tri from Mac before he closed up and wants one, the Okluma is a very solid option. At any rate, I'm going OT here. :oops:
Yup. I have read every page of Jeff's thread since day one. They are beautiful and I think it''s nice that he won't make an option that looks any closer to Mac's Tri. It sets him apart a bit but still keeps that beautiful form factor alive.

I am not a collector like a lot of you. I am just a person who really likes top quality and it has to feel good, look good to me. When I got a hair up my butt about buying a custom flashlight, I delved into your site and checked out all of the custom makers. I almost went with McGizmo but decided they were a bit too busy for me design wise. Obviously nobody can say anything bad about those lights, it's just a personal preference. When I saw the Mac's EDC lights? I was done looking. It was just the light that appealed to me most. I will have it! lol
 

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We're just messing with ya brother. ;)

Yes, this is true. We know you meant no offense. I have always loved Mac's lights, but couldn't do business with the man. I acquired a few second hand and I love them. But Jeff's lights feel a bit more robust to me. I also love the knurling - he nailed it perfectly, just enough for grip, not enough to be too sharp. And beyond that, Jeff is someone I love to do business with. He's one of the nicest guys on the planet. He's the Anti-Mac. Both fantastic machinists though!

Please keep us posted on the status and post some pics when it comes!
 

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Progress...

Chris just replied to the email from my last post. :)

"Vance I will cover shipping. I ran out of LED’s and just received some XPG-G2’s yesterday and am just finishing up reflowing them on the boards. I tested one and got 950 Lumens on High. I will without a doubt have a tracking number to you tomorrow. It will be coming USPS priority.

Thanks"
 

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Mac finally came through. :) (Thank you Chris, the light is perfect...)

He even took the time to program it as I requested which was low/Med/High.

I took a lot of pics because It's like Christmas and I feel like a 10 year old with my new BB Gun, so please forgive me. These are the best that my Iphone could do:

They need no explanation. They are just from the moment I got it to about 15 minutes after. And now, it stays in my freaken pocket until I'm dead! lol

I don't know how many pictures each post will take, so... I'll just put 5 per post for the next 4 posts. I took 20 decent pictures. I ordered an XM-L but I received the Tri because that is what he had and offered to me and I accepted. I like it and will keep it.

Many Thanks to IsaacL for all of the help and encouragement along the way. You're part of the reason that I kept sane waiting for my light and all of the reason that I was able to contact Mac throughout the process. Cheers!

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