A pro-Malkoff rant I thought best suited to the front porch…
I had been running a pair of Hi/Lo M91BN’s in 21700 bodies - sometimes on a 21700, other times on a pair of 18350’s. Inventory stars aligned, and I ordered (2) MD3 bodies, a Super Hound Dog head (neutral) and a Wildcat XP-L Head (neutral). Once in hand, the big heads went on the 21700 bodies, and the M91b’s went on the MD3’s.
First, I love the big heads driven by the single 21700. I didn’t love the beam on the Hound Dog for my uses, so I added some DC fix and it is like a juiced up WildCat. That modified Hound Dog Super is the best dog walking light I’ve ever used - it easily throws 400 feet while also lighting up your feet. The wildcat sits on my nightstand - I like it for indoors but isn’t a slouch outside either. There are so many positives to this battery format with these large heads - great size, so much run time on high, and they do not seem to overheat with extended use. You give up a bit of output on high and lot of output on low, but is anyone buying these large heads to run on low?
And the MD3 w/ M91bN is the ultimate omnivore. I currently reserve these lights for emergency and travel use (we have lots of power outages) and it is just fun to think about all the battery combinations that could give me light. Mine are loaded with 2x18500’s, but if it fits, it works. There is an old YouTube video about the MD3 Omnivore that could use an update, because the current M91bN can handle anything from multiple Li-Ion down to a couple Alkaline AA’s without the need to swap drop ins.
It’s an awesome family of lights - definitely something for everyone.
The new SHO can be installed in VME w/AA tube running Vapcell H10. Make a neat lil self defense light?