Thanks Kernel, that's exactly what I was wondering. So the flicker is caused by the small contact point and not so much that the dropin doesn't fit well. Just ordered a bunch of stuff including a VME combo—as much as I love the MDX lights.....it's an itch to scratch. If the VME/MDC combo lights are anywhere near as durable and reliable as the MDXs I'll love em
Got my box of Malkoff today. What I'm most excited about is my new M61L VME/16650. A few of you recommended the VME/MDC combo to me a while back, and I was too stuck on the high/low ring to see the merit. Anyway, I'm blown away. The VME with 16650 body is an incredible size and shape. The head forms a gentle taper that fits my hands perfectly, and for once I find that the pocket clip actually adds to the ergonomics of the light.
And you guys know I could go on for pages about the M61L. Especially on 2x1CR123, the thing is unbelievable. Perfect tint, beam profile, brightness for my daily carry needs. Awesome. It's funny, Malkoff offers some truly standout lights with incredible throw or output or extreme form factors, but the ones that get me excited are the simple ones.