There was a time that I had a Maglite in each car. Three 3D mags, and one 3C mag. Currently I only know where one 3D mag lives. I did like the way the 3C light felt in the hand.I like the 3C size. Just feels right.
I have cool white 2AA minimag, 2 of them actually. with rebel led, and xpg2, pretty sure it will act the same way with warm version, there is a hole when you make the beam wider, but when you focus it to a narrow beam, there isn't. spot to flood adjustment is even more useless than with bulb version. Basically it is only useful in "spot" mode, and candle mode, also the beam is not artifacts free even focused, but they are only visible on a white wall, for real world use, the beam in narrow setting is pretty smooth.Think I may pick up a warm white mini mag AA, but If that model still has the donut hole I’d be bummed.
Yep, it is high, low, beacon, sos, 4 modes, twist on twist off, the difference between low and high is not that great actually, you will see the difference when you switch between modes, but when it is on, you may not be able to tell right away. thou my minimag is around 5 years old, maybe they changed something since then, maybe not.Thanks alpg. The newer lights with shorter throw got rid of the donut hole altogether. Bummer that the minimags haven't gotten there yet. The new ones show multiple output. I'm assuming twist on, off, and back on to get to low? Any idea of output on low?
The 3C and the Streamlight Stinger were very similar in size. Both were very popular in the LEO realm. I suppose many Stingers were department issued.The 3C was (and still is) the easiest carrying "big" flashlight for me. The newest LED puts out a LOT of light and just feels right in my hand (to be fair, I carried one for many years as a police officer)