Aluminum is a very soft material in any alloy and heat treatment compared to steel, and steel is very easy to scratch when dropped on road or concrete, this is normal.Malkoff advertise 6061 Aluminum, but by the looks of the road rash gash I'd say that flashlight heat treating (T6) is questionable. Unless you drove over it with a truck?
To find the switch on my MAG takes a split second and its still faster then using a rear switch because you dont have to change grip afterwards. Ergonomically its so much better for lights that size. Different strokes for different folks.Absolutely not. It makes it real hard to fine the switch when it’s on the body. Got to keep rolling it around in your hand till you find it. With a tail switch it’s a no brainer.
If you ever want to see me go completely ghetto at work and lose my job, take my HD 18650. Go ahead.That HD was in my cooler at work. The cooler tipped and the lid fell off. I thought I put everything back in, but left the HD on the floor. A guy ran it over with one of those big floor sweepers I think. I thought it was missing, but I asked around and found out one of the maintenance guys was using it. I told him that is my light, lol. I think he wanted to keep it. I was very happy to get it back. It was a long 24 hours.