SUREFIRE M3T revival

Crabboy

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Hey yall,
when I first bought this light in 2007. It was about $300. I thought it was the most awesome thing and it was bright for it’s time. After purchasing bulbs over and over again. I have gotten tired of it and I just set it on the shelf. I am considering looking for an upgrade and I realize that malkoff devices sells a drop in. Has anyone had any experiences with these droppings for my type of light? I know this is a dated flashlight but it’s kind of like that first girlfriend experience. I still see that they are being sold online or old inventory that was found in a closet somewhere. But I don’t want to get rid of it even though I don’t use it because of the lightbulb issue. So I’m trying to revive it begin an upgrade to it. Any suggestions or experiences with this relic?
 

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Hello and welcome! I have moved this thread to a discussion subforum since you are looking more for suggestions at this time. If you decide to buy a specific part you may open a new thread in the WTB area. Enjoy!
 

kelmo

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Welcome to CPF Crabboy!

Malkoff Devices has some nice retrofits. The M91 head makes for a compact flashlight. I got the flood version. It is a wall of light!

kelmo
 

Crabboy

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I am considering the flood light version. I read the specs on that it’s 1000 lm but 900 continuous or so. I may be off on the specs but I am definitely considering that version. Anything to revive an old flame😉🔥
 

WarriorOfLight

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In the past Malkoff made a Dropin / Tower Module named MD60 for the M3T, M4 and M6. I have a MD60. It is well made, and gives the M6 (same head as M3T) a new life. There may be two disadvantages. The light color is cool, and might be greenish. That was a big discussion if I remember correctly.
Since some time I use Tad Customs Xenon bulbs bis Bi Pin adapter due to the fact the MD60 is kind of cool, and original bulbs not easy to get or extremely expensive.

Actually I only know Lumens factory making LED modules for the M Series Turbo Head:
https://www.lumensfactory.com/en/product_detail.php?pid=309

They also offer compatible xenon bulbs. Btw. the Lumensfactory suff is really great.
 

thermal guy

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Always wanted a M3T and when I did get one I must admit was not all that impressed. It’s a great light with a fantastic build but as far as throw and output my streamlight TL3 has 90% of the M3. Two different animals yes but I really thought the M3 would just stomp the hell out of my streamlight but it doesn’t. That being said before there gone forever try and get a setup from tads customs. That what I use and it’s nice. The malkoff units you can get are nice but they totally ruin the look of the M3.
 

Crabboy

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I tried googling and it wasn’t that easy. It’s in Japanese! So enlighten us with your knowledge 🙏
 

thermal guy

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Only stuff he has left is on eBay. If he’s all out there’s always lumens factory. High output longer runtimes then stock and you maintain the looks of the light.
 
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