SureFire EDC1-DFT and EDC2-DFT

Monocrom

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Seems like MSRP now. Pls share if you find a vendor who's selling near or less the $200 mark. Thanks.
You find one discounting a SureFire model, and he's instantly going to have his Authorized Dealer status yanked by SureFire. The company doesn't tolerate that.
 

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You find one discounting a SureFire model, and he's instantly going to have his Authorized Dealer status yanked by SureFire. The company doesn't tolerate that.

Got my SureFire EDCL2-T for barely over a bill. From Big Daddy Unlimited...before all the, eh, stuff.
 

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Been a while since anyone commented on this post, so I thought I'd throw in an opinion.

Having recently become the owner of the EDC2, I placed my Malkoff M91T in the kit bag and carried the EDC2 on the belt. First job in the night was patrolling a large park for a suspect, shining it from the car. Didn't find the bloke we were after, but the reach of this light made the job a whole lot easier. I later used it to search for another one inside a very large warehouse complex, shining it into large indoor spaces. Very happy I could see so much further. Bit further on in the shift I thought I might need another light to search inside a vehicle but gave the low setting a try to see how I'd go. Surprisingly adequate, I found. I expected to have only a small spot of light but the spread of light was enough to get the job done without any issue. Not ideal, but certainly adequate. I keep a Wedge in my pocket and didn't bother getting it out.

So, this light is no edc in the traditional sense, but as a night shift belt light I'm mighty impressed. I still have much love for my Malkoff and Elzettas, but this light definitely brings something different to the party. I'm carrying it in a Nite-Ize stretch holster, seems to hold it very well bezel up. I'm finding bezel up is not really a concern since we started putting lights on our weapons.

I've read a couple disparaging comments that the light is too expensive (Redditors mainly, not sure they really get it!) but I'm happy I've spent a little more to get something in this size that seems to be a solution to many issues. I haven't used it to search small rooms, and I'm guessing the Wedge will be more appropriate when the time comes, but I'm giving this light the double-thumbs-up! 😊
 

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The more I think about it, the more I can't stand the two-way clip on the EDC2-DFT. Maybe it's useful on the EDC1-DFT. But the 2 is far too long to have that sort of clip. Designed for bezel-down carry. But the other direction? Doesn't work for bezel-up carry. Plus, whose going to try to clip this model to the brim of a baseball cap or a Trucker's hat; for use as an improvised headlamp?

Even worse than that.... It's smooth! Anyone else remember the nearly cheese-grater checking SureFire used to offer back in the day? The sort that you could literally saw through a 2AA Mini-mag. body! Your hand could be soaked in motor oil, and that light in your fist wouldn't move a millimeter! But then, guys with soft, supple hands and dainty little fingers started beotchin' and moaning about the "overly aggressive" checkering. For some stupid reason, SureFire is still catering to them. Checkering hurting your hands? Go get a real job and put some callouses on them. Checkering eating through your pocket seam? Go buy better pants that aren't cheaply-made knock-offs!

But seriously, this model needs a dedicated bezel-down clip and some E2E style checkering from back in the day.
 

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The more I think about it, the more I can't stand the two-way clip on the EDC2-DFT. Maybe it's useful on the EDC1-DFT. But the 2 is far too long to have that sort of clip. Designed for bezel-down carry. But the other direction? Doesn't work for bezel-up carry. Plus, whose going to try to clip this model to the brim of a baseball cap or a Trucker's hat; for use as an improvised headlamp?

Even worse than that.... It's smooth! Anyone else remember the nearly cheese-grater checking SureFire used to offer back in the day? The sort that you could literally saw through a 2AA Mini-mag. body! Your hand could be soaked in motor oil, and that light in your fist wouldn't move a millimeter! But then, guys with soft, supple hands and dainty little fingers started beotchin' and moaning about the "overly aggressive" checkering. For some stupid reason, SureFire is still catering to them. Checkering hurting your hands? Go get a real job and put some callouses on them. Checkering eating through your pocket seam? Go buy better pants that aren't cheaply-made knock-offs!

But seriously, this model needs a dedicated bezel-down clip and some E2E style checkering from back in the day.
You've definitely recognised the points for improvement, I'm not overly concerned about the clip but something similar to the Wedge clip with a bit more length would be absolutely brilliant. As for some type of knurling or the like, everybody could learn from Elzetta! The bodies of the Bravo, and particularly the Charlie with the extra length, are just unbeatable for grip.
 

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Finally the -HA arrived a few days ago. Finish is ODish brown, and is a bit lighter when compared to the finish of the older Outdoorsman E1/2L-U


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This is the first new Surefire I've been interested in for a long time. Is there much of a lottery regarding LED centering and/or beam tint?
 

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Love the HA grey. I got the EDC2 in black and it looks great, I'm keen for an EDC1 in grey.
 

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Just for curiousity. Can other users of EDC1/2 here post if they have other heads that legos without problem on the EDC1/2 DFT body ?

I'm talking about Weltool T-series heads, Cloud Defensive, Mod Light, Malkoff, etc.
 

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Just for curiousity. Can other users of EDC1/2 here post if they have other heads that legos without problem on the EDC1/2 DFT body ?

I'm talking about Weltool T-series heads, Cloud Defensive, Mod Light, Malkoff, etc.
DFT has dual fuel threads, different than the e/c series stuff.
The only Malkoff head I know would fit would be the E2XTL. The MDx and MDC ones won't.

Malkoff does make an 18650 DFT body. They offer their turnkey pocket-thrower with it.
 
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Sorry for some confusion. Indeed the EDC-DFT head threads are different (wider) over the E-series.
It's thread is the same as the M600DF Weapons Light series, so heads that fit on that thread/body would be compatible. Just want to see how it looks. :)

What I only have with me is the Weltool LH5 (part of the Weltool T-series [tactical lines]). I had already sold my T19, which has the LH9 head.

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How about the body with a SF KE2-DF head, Mod Lite, Cloud Defensive MDC or the Malkoff E2XTL. [:grin]
 

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This is the first new Surefire I've been interested in for a long time. Is there much of a lottery regarding LED centering and/or beam tint?
Can't speak for others, but the beam on mine is a nice sorta white. Like clean white, if that makes sense. Nothing about the beam would make you think there's a centring issue. Just the ticket for a thrower! I think Carrot is right.
 

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Just for curiousity. Can other users of EDC1/2 here post if they have other heads that legos without problem on the EDC1/2 DFT body ?

I'm talking about Weltool T-series heads, Cloud Defensive, Mod Light, Malkoff, etc.

I hope this is what you were looking for:

SureFire and Modlites on their stock bodies.
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SureFire on the Modlite 18350 body.
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SureFire on the Modlite 21700 HOG body with adaptor.
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