The Malkoff Front Porch

marco.weiss

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interesting.
I think this also prevents the battery from hitting the dropin hard in case of falls...
I prefer this barrier to be on the tailcap as mcclicky is more fragile than dropin which is practically bullet proof.
 

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I damaged an M61HOT with a drop on the bezel before. The optic popped off and Gene said the whole assembly had come loose. He replaced it under warranty of course. I imagine the lip on the 21700 body helps prevent this kind of failure.
 

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Always wanted a Malkoff, so I purchased an MD2, with the standard M61. Very impressed with the build and overall quality.

I have a bunch of other "enthusiast" lights like the Emiser D4V2, Noctigon KR4, Convoy, Lumintop, Oveready, and Peak LED. So, even though I had the option of switching the M61 for the M61N, I opted for the M61 with the 5,700k SST-20. Anyhow, pretty impressed with it, and was surprised that I really don't see any green tint even compared to my SW45K lights. Also, colors look really good even though the CRI is around 70.

I do have a question. Does the MD2 accept P60 drop-ins from other manufactures besides Malkoff? I keep hearing conflicting info.

Well, here she is, straight from Malkoff.

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I have a Sportac drop in I wasn't using. I popped it in a MD2 head and body. It works fine. No rattle or anything. I can't say for sure about others.
 

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Always wanted a Malkoff, so I purchased an MD2, with the standard M61. Very impressed with the build and overall quality.

I have a bunch of other "enthusiast" lights like the Emiser D4V2, Noctigon KR4, Convoy, Lumintop, Oveready, and Peak LED. So, even though I had the option of switching the M61 for the M61N, I opted for the M61 with the 5,700k SST-20. Anyhow, pretty impressed with it, and was surprised that I really don't see any green tint even compared to my SW45K lights. Also, colors look really good even though the CRI is around 70.

I do have a question. Does the MD2 accept P60 drop-ins from other manufactures besides Malkoff? I keep hearing conflicting info.

Well, here she is, straight from Malkoff.

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I don't think there is a hard fast rule about other drop-ins fitting the head. Some will and some won't, also, you may have to open up the aluminum locking ring for some.
 

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What GS said, most will fit fine, some don't need the ring, some do, some will need it modified. Easy to do with a drill! I have one "widened" aluminum ring for this purpose. Can't remember where that ended up though....

The Malkoff heads are generally pretty large in diameter as far as P60/ D26 dropins goes. I would be curious to hear if one DIDN'T work. (you may need to also add a spring to some that don't have it, for some reason I have found this can randomly matter or maybe I just had a momentary lapse of reason)
 

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In case anyone was still on the fence about the 21700 body.....I was just curious so I weighed two fully assembled lights. (md2 w/ tricap m61w in a 16.5 crenelated bezel and a keeppower 3500mAh 18650 vs 21700 body with the same head/insert and a 5000mAh keeppower 21700). The fully assembled md2 weighed 6.51oz's and the fully assembled 21700 with same head/insert weighed 7.04oz's. Both the size, and weight difference are fairly negligible. I'm interested to see how much run time will differ, but so far I can't see any negatives other than the fact everyone already has 18650's and might not have a stockpile of 21700's.
 

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Has anybody had a hi/lo switch not work? Have one I got direct from malkoff a while back and it doesn’t do low. Could resistor been bad? I assume they’re tested…
check the anodizing on the threads in the head.I had one do this and it was because I had worn the anodizing off the threads. I work in a very harsh environment. the threads must be insulated for the hi/low switch to work.
 

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Ha! You’re right, Teflon tape does work. It’s a little messy trying to change batteries, and it might get torn up twisting hi/lo so much it doesn’t work, but it is a Mcgyver fix it for now.
 

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In case anyone was still on the fence about the 21700 body.....I was just curious so I weighed two fully assembled lights. (md2 w/ tricap m61w in a 16.5 crenelated bezel and a keeppower 3500mAh 18650 vs 21700 body with the same head/insert and a 5000mAh keeppower 21700). The fully assembled md2 weighed 6.51oz's and the fully assembled 21700 with same head/insert weighed 7.04oz's. Both the size, and weight difference are fairly negligible. I'm interested to see how much run time will differ, but so far I can't see any negatives other than the fact everyone already has 18650's and might not have a stockpile of 21700's.


please post the runtime difference.
 

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I’m starting to do some test with mine just ran my WM361 on low for 105 hours. Was still going when I shut her down. plenty of light to use in the dark if need be even at that point.
 
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