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According to GM this is the way. The front section is gasketed and it takes a very small amount of turn to activate the light. Turning the whole head is more difficult and abrasive on the positive terminal. Both methods work, but you will be surprised how much easier and smoother turning the front section is.​




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Thanks SM. I agree that turning the front section is easier and smoother but am concerned that the head and contents could come apart in my pocket using that method. Nevertheless it's good to have choices for activating the light.​





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Originally Posted by brunt_sp
Thanks SM. I agree that turning the front section is easier and smoother but am concerned that the head and contents could come apart in my pocket using that method. Nevertheless it's good to have choices for activating the light.



The small amount that the front section has to be turned out, really is minimal and with an O-ring and threads that have been throughly lubed (rolling the O-ring in lube between the thumb and forefinger), I guarantee that the head will not separate: My CR123 Twisty has spent months as an EDC. and the head does not move, at all!

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I'm REALLY trying to resist taking the plunge here... Are the Valiant products on JS Burlys page made in the US? Think of getting a flat tail VME body, head and a M31L - should get about 2.5 hrs regulated on that right? There has GOT to be a way some of these smart people here can come up with a way to make such a setup 2 or 3 stage. GOT to be....

How does that 2 stage ring work anyway? And is there anyway to get a clip on that VME body?​


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Originally Posted by jellydonut
New Wildcat head design.

http://www.malkoffdevices.com/shop/m...dcat-p-77.html

The reflectors have been replaced with a triplet optic unit, and the output has been bumped up to 900 initial lm, and 800lm continuous.

The LEDs are still XP-Gs, surely they must be S2s or whatever the highest output bin is right now.



The new Hound-Dog looks interesting, with the XM-L, almost similar output to the Wildcat v3, but with double the throw!! And the XM-L should be more efficient thant the XP-G (though not necessarily if it is driven at a much higher amperage).

Unfortunately, it is currently out of stock. One must be quick...

If anyone has both, it would be interesting to tell us how they compare.​





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Originally Posted by flashy bazook
If anyone has both, it would be interesting to tell us how they compare.



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Here ya go, you cant go wrong with any of these, although I like th eHound XML, its like a Wildcat that throws as far as the XPG Hound!!!



The first set of shots were aimed at my owl house.
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600-700 FEET TO THE TREES



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Originally Posted by KDOG3
I'm REALLY trying to resist taking the plunge here... Are the Valiant products on JS Burlys page made in the US? Think of getting a flat tail VME body, head and a M31L - should get about 2.5 hrs regulated on that right? There has GOT to be a way some of these smart people here can come up with a way to make such a setup 2 or 3 stage. GOT to be....

How does that 2 stage ring work anyway? And is there anyway to get a clip on that VME body?



The flat tail CR123 VME is so small, I don't think you would miss a clip: It sorta flops around in the bottom of a pocket. I love mine with M31W.​





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Thanks PoliceScannerMan!

Impressive photos for impressive products. Looks like both the Cat and the Dog are worthwhile, depending on one's needs. Since I already have the Oveready Triple (with lumens at 1000+), probably I'd like the Dog better.

Finally, a great formfactor with efficient LEDs that give massive throw! Worth the wait.​





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Originally Posted by Sparky's Magic
The flat tail CR123 VME is so small, I don't think you would miss a clip: It sorta flops around in the bottom of a pocket. I love mine with M31W.



You can use the clip from a zebralight. I love the little twisty, its my edc on work. I got lots of tools in my pockets so its annoying when the little twisty dissaperar in the bottom of my pocket. The rubber clip from zebralight fits perfectly and goes on both ways. It's nice to clip it on my ear protection as a "headlamp". Use a m60wlf for looong runtime on one rcr.
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I dident like the clicky tube, too long. Almost as big as a complete twisty.
I have ordered some qtc. It will be fun to see if i can make a variable brightness ui with the clicky tube.​





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Originally Posted by jorn
You can use the clip from a zebralight. I love the little twisty, its my edc on work. I got lots of tools in my pockets so its annoying when the little twisty dissaperar in the bottom of my pocket. The rubber clip from zebralight fits perfectly and goes on both ways. It's nice to clip it on my ear protection as a "headlamp". Use a m60wlf for looong runtime on one rcr.
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I dident like the clicky tube, too long. Almost as big as a complete twisty.
I have ordered some qtc. It will be fun to see if i can make a variable brightness ui with the clicky tube.



Now that's cool! Can that clip be ordered seperately somewhere? BTW how long is your runtime on high with just one RCR?​


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You might find a clip on the markedplace. There might be lots of zebralight users that only use the lamp with the headband.
Runtime on one rcr is ~2,5hours before it drops down in output and needs another charge. I first had a m30w but it was too power hungy and it left me in the dark in someting like 30 min.​





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I like that alot. What qtc by the way?​


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Originally Posted by jorn
You might find a clip on the markedplace. There might be lots of zebralight users that only use the lamp with the headband.
Runtime on one rcr is ~2,5hours before it drops down in output and needs another charge. I first had a m30w but it was too power hungy and it left me in the dark in someting like 30 min.



So just to clarify, you got 2.5 hours TOTAL or 2.5 hours on high?​


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I like that alot. What qtc by the way?


Qtc is some new stuff that will act like a variable resistance, the more pressure you add to the qtc, the less resistance. The idea was to put qtc on the tailcap of a minimag and stuff it in the valiant clicky tube. The harder i tighten the tailcap, the more current will be let trough. -> more lumens. I want the minimag tailcap to act like a infinity brighness ring
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I dont know how well this will work with the valiant, but time will tell. The qtc was cheap so i ordered 50 of them so i got something to play with. The "38DD" and some new peak eiger lights uses qtc for variable brightness.


So just to clarify, you got 2.5 hours TOTAL or 2.5 hours on high?


My memory was a little bit rusty. Had to search my older post to find out
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But what IS the qtc? A fluid or something else?​


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I ordered 4x4mm pads, im not sure but i think it has a rubber like substance.
"Quantum tunnelling composite is a flexible polymer that exhibits extraordinary electrical properties."
If you want to read about it : https://www.mindsetsonline.co.uk/ima...m0q6i188vgegn2





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Whoa. Thats pretty interesting. Let us know how that works.​


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My plan is pretty straight forward. Just remove the spare bulb in the mag tailcap, put qtc in the bottom, and put a insulated "piston" on top ot it. (strip some insulating from a thick wire and pull it over a alu bolt. Tape can also work as a insulator, but i want some thickness for better wear resistance.) It wont take long to make one i think, and i can "mc-gyver" it from stuff i got at home
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Cant wait for my mail to arrive. Will be fun to try taming my m30w, it's a bit wild when it runs on a rcr123. If it works well on the little clicky tube. I will make another one for my md-4 beast, the frankentripple
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I'm gonna have to get you some beamshots soon, but I finally got a chance to play with the Warm Hound Dog XM-L that Gene Malkoff built for me using the emitter from the M91W. So perfect.






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Re: The official Malkoff Junkie thread.[/h]
OK, you can add me, finally
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. I have always considered myself a Malkoff Junkie, but I did not feel worthy with only one drop-in
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. I have had a M30W since they came out and it is fantastic.
While minding my own business, I noticed that there were camo MD2's listed on the website
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. Finally, I will have one - the order is in
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The new camo MD2 will be introduced to my M30W drop in, and shortly, I hope, to the M61HCRI drop in that is back-ordered.

Grab your Camo MD2's while they're hot
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I hope there's still one left for me Friday, been wanting one for a while.​





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Anyone notice that the M31LL will run off a single AA cell? You thinking what I'm thinking? A single AA multimode Malkoff - drool.....

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I grabbed 2 camo MD2 bodies as well. Been waiting 6 months for them to come out! I have one camo MD2 and in my opinion it is the most attractive looking flashlight Gene makes. I wonder how difficult it would be to make some MD3 and MD4 bodies in camo?

When I ordered the camo MD2s today, the hi/low rings were out of stock. I thought about just drilling a hole in a steel ring and soldering a resistor in it, but the solder probably won't stick to steel... which is probably why the 2-stage rings are brass. Maybe a pop-rivet would work... for a while...​


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When I saw the camo in stock yesterday, the hi/lo rings were out of stock too. This ended up being a good thing as I called up to see if there were any hiding in the back. I was able to speak with Gene and he put some online. It is so refreshing to speak with the man himself - besides designing/building/selling the best products, he is a genuinely good person and great to speak with. Give them a call/email, you may be pleasantly surprised. It looks like there may be some HCRI M61L and M61LL in the future (the LED lighting pucks sound great, too)! Now, back to waiting for my MD2 camouflage beauty.​





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I just purchased the MD2 camo, and high/lo ring this morning. It has been a long wait. Seen the new three piece design (and price) updated on the website yesterday, but at the time showed out of stock. Glad to see it in-stock this morning.

MD2 Camo w/high-lo ring ... coming soon
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Can anyone messure the length of the new md-2? I love the old one for it's compact size, and im wondering if the new one is longer?​





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My MD2 Camo has shipped
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jorn, my caliper reads 129.03 mm​






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I thought this was a pretty good looking combo... The black ring on the tailcap makes these cerakoted bodies match very well with standard Malkoff heads. Thanks, weklund!







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Can you put up a beam shot of the new wildcat lens beam pattern? I would like to see how it compares to the old reflector design. Thanks.​




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I'll try to figure it out. I tried to get some comparison shots of my Wildcats last night, but they're all so bright that they were completely washed out. I'm guessing that I just need to really crank up the shutter speed and ISO, but it will take some trial and error.​





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A few newbie to junkie questions.[/h]
I received a Surefire 6P for x-mas three years ago. After being unsatisfied with the factory 60 lumens I did some searching and found this forum and Malkoff M61 drop-ins. I just ordered my 1st one Friday and it will be a long week waiting for it to arrive.

I have a few questions regarding my new Malkoff drop-in and Malkoffs in general.

#1 If I get a friend who is a machinist to bore it out to 18mm, and I run an AW 18650, will I get the same brightness and runtimes as using two 123 batteries?

#2 Of course, I found out about Malkoff on Friday and it's only Sunday and I am trying to decide between the Wildcat or Hound Dog
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Yes the 2x18650 black AW batts will work fine in the WC & HD. I prefer a 3 cell body with 2x18500 black AW's. The 18650s will obviously give more runtime.

Look at my Beam shots for comparisons between the cat and the dog.
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As for the M61, it runs great on a 18650, for guilt free runtime without going through expensive CR123 cells. I do believe the CR123's run a lil brighter, and for longer, but I don't think you'll notice much of a difference.

Also, don't forget with your stock 6P, you can run 2xR123 AW black cells.
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Thanks for the reply PoliceScannerMan, I have been looking at your thread with the HD vs wildcat photos. I have narrowed it down to the Wildcat XPG or HD XML. Can't decide if I would rather have more throw and less flood or less flood and more throw.​





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They throw about the same, I think the xpg gets more runtime though I'm not 100% sure...​





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The difference between 1 18650 and 2 primaries or 2 RCR's is pretty small. Nothing to worry about. I could use either and I use the 18650. I just can't tell enough of a difference to worry about.​





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Re: A few newbie to junkie questions.[/h]
Hi fellow junkies,

I received my MD2 with Hi/Lo ring and M61W module today. When the light is on low mode, there is some minor flickering when I grip the head tightly. Is this normal?

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Re: A few newbie to junkie questions.[/h]
You might need to tighten the Hi/Low ring a bit more. It shouldn't flicker. I guess if you just *barely* put it into low, then gripping the head could get it to flicker back and forth with high. Turning it a little bit more will put it fully in low, though, and the flickering will stop.​





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I'll try tightening the ring... though I don't own any needlenose pliers so this could be a challenge
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I loosen the head enough so that it doesn't go into high, but I don't loosen it too much either....

Thanks!

Edit: Just to clarify, this problem only appears when I grip the head of the light tightly​


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I get the same problem too. No matter how I tightened the Hi/Lo ring it still flickers, maybe better after tightening the ring, but it still flickers, especially so when using 18650. With two CR123 or RCR123, the flickering issue is more controlled and only happens occasionally.​


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Whoa. Thats pretty interesting. Let us know how that works.



Got the qtc today. Was easy to make a varible brightness tailcap with qtc and a minimag tailcap. The Qtc was a bit more pressure sensetive than i tought, so the pressure from the spring in the module prevented me from getting the loest levels. I had to twist the tailcap almost all the way out for it to dimm completly off. I cut some garden hose to the same lenght as the spring on the module and put it on top of the battery inside the tube. It works as a spacer and is preventing the spring in the module to absorb the pressure from the tailcap
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Now it works like a charm. ~Fully thighten is max, and one half turn on the tailcap and it's the dimmest led I have ever seen. One full turn and it's completly off, but I dont trust it and will still use the head as a safe on off switch
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I also did put a extra o-ring on the mag tailcap for better friction. It makes it easyer to fine tune lo levels, and the firmer threads keeps the brightess settings steady.. Another cool feture is that you simply press the tailcap with your tumb and it will ramp ut momentary, when you let go it will slowly ramp down
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It's sensetive for different battery lenght's, but works flawless with all of my normal aw 16340's. I tuned the "piston lenght" in the tailcap to work with my aw16340's. My solarforce 16340 is shorter and will only go up to ~75%. My even shorter aw imr with their "hollow bottom" wont work.

I have played with it for a hour and so far i love it, and see no problems with it. Took me only one hour to build and fine tune it 100% with normal household stuff, so there is no excuse to NOT play with qtc. Its really easy to build.

"Bolt sandwitch" with qtc in the middle instead of a spring in the tailcap. + rubber tube"anti spring" spacer. Remember to polish the inner part of the bolts so it wont tear the qtc.
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Warm Quark Turbo on moonlight and the malkoff m30wllllllllllllll
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I'll try tightening the ring... though I don't own any needlenose pliers so this could be a challenge
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I loosen the head enough so that it doesn't go into high, but I don't loosen it too much either....

Thanks!

Edit: Just to clarify, this problem only appears when I grip the head of the light tightly



Put the 'light up to your ear, shake and if you have a problem with a loose Hi-Low ring you will hear the module rattle: The Hi-Low ring serves the same purpose as the retaining ring and must be up snug. A pair of needle nose pliers are really a must; tail caps often come not fully tightened and can produce a similar effect.

4Sevens supply a useful kit, quite inexpensively and charge no freight.
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jorn - that is a very interesting take on QTC implementation - I plan on borrowing from it to utilize QTC in my 'lab'
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Just got my first Malkoff, an M61, and all I can say is WOW!! I think I am hooked. Already looking at an M31 for my new 3P clone. Fivemega body and SF 9P bezel and SF Z41.



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Can anyone measure the length of the new md-2? I love the old one for it's compact size, and I'm wondering if the new one is longer?



I have a first-generation 2-piece camo MD2, and now have 2 of the 3-piece camo MD2s. The switch boot on the 2-piece protrudes exactly as far as the metal end reaches on the new 3-piece body. I like the new tail switch, it's got a long travel in momentary-on mode, and you have to really mean it to click it fully on. I doubt it will ever accidentally turn on for 30 minutes in the holster like the original design has done a couple times for me. (Why am I sweating? D'ohh!) On the other hand, if you are wearing gloves, clicking it on might be challenging. The older design plus the optional delrin ring/clip is superior for big hands or thick gloves, since it has a bigger diameter to fit your thumb into.​


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Put the 'light up to your ear, shake and if you have a problem with a loose Hi-Low ring you will hear the module rattle: The Hi-Low ring serves the same purpose as the retaining ring and must be up snug. A pair of needle nose pliers are really a must; tail caps often come not fully tightened and can produce a similar effect.

4Sevens supply a useful kit, quite inexpensively and charge no freight.
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Good Luck.



Another way to check - just unscrew the head and see if you can move the brass module around with your finger. Check the tightness of the retention ring (hi-low ring).

I have a nice set of long-nose pliers that fits the holes nicely, so I've resisted buying a special tool for assembling the heads on my Malkoff collection.

I recently realized that the wildcats I own (500 lumen warm white Gen 1, and 700+ lumen neutral Gen 2) make fantastic bike lights, so I bought some twofish cyclop blocks and mounted them on the handlebars. I wonder how hard it would be to make a larger power pack? Nahh just mount 2 lights and use them one at a time. When the Li-ion protected cells shut off on the first light, turn on the spare. Using an MD4 body with 2 18650 cells, you can get plenty of runtime.

Also strapped an MD2/M61W to my helmet... and carry spare 18650s!

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Hmmm... The ring seems to be tight enough that I can't hear it rattle (or move it around). Has anyone else (other than Pjandyho) experienced this or did I just get lucky?
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Edit: The flickering is getting much more pronounced... now even light pressure on the head causes lots of flickering. I've cleaned the contacts points and the Hi-Lo ring. I'm very, very displeased with this problem.​


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None of mine do that. Tighten it.​





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Hmmm... The ring seems to be tight enough that I can't hear it rattle (or move it around). Has anyone else (other than Pjandyho) experienced this or did I just get lucky?
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Edit: The flickering is getting much more pronounced... now even light pressure on the head causes lots of flickering. I've cleaned the contacts points and the Hi-Lo ring. I'm very, very displeased with this problem.



You must realize that the High/Low ring works by pressing in a very tiny little finger when the head is loosened so that the current goes through the finger to the 75 ohm resistor and to the LED circuit for low mode as opposed to when they head is tightened and the resistor is bypassed by the entire rim of the "ring" being on contact to the ground or return side of the case shell going to the negative end of the battery. When the head is loose just a fraction and you move it around by holding the flashlight by the head what you are doing is making intermittent contact of the entire ring surface to the front end of the inside rim of the shell bypassing the resistor. This typically means that you did not loosen up the head enough to be in low mode and stay in low mode to make up for any slop in the threads that would allow back and forth movement. If you keep playing with it and wear our that little finger surface and make it shorter than that will make the condition worse. the little metal finger is its own spring loaded contact through the opening. You must not tinker with it so much that you wear out its spring tension and make it so it will only work if the head is only loosened up a small fraction. I have several Malkoff MD series with the High/Low ring and I don't hold the flashlight by the head when in use in low mode. I never have a problem. If I want to I can intentionally go from low to high mode on mine by turning the head just barely enough to go to low mode, and pressing the head backwards towards the body which causes the ring surface to contact the main shell surface and bypass the resistor. This is not the intended way to use it but it will of course happen. I can as I said do this intentionally if I want to quickly go back and forth from low to high for demonstration purposes to others or for signalling, I typically do not do this in "normal" low mode usage.

If you are saying that there is no position to which you can turn the head and get it to go into low mode and not flicker at all, then that little finger may be worn down already or too loose already. Typically you should be able to turn the head one quarter turn of one full rotation and be in low mode and not have to worry about flickering to high mode. If you are in a position where its flickering between low mode and being totally off then you have turned it too far. If you can't get it in a "sweet" spot to be in low mode and not either flicker to high or flicker off, then its truly worn too much and you should contact Gene, he will take care of you. But truly the more you play with it and wear down that little contact finger the worse it will become. Other than this make sure that the contact surface of the inside rim of the main body shell that faces forward is clean so that when only the contact finger from the ring touches it, it has good contact.






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The light isn't flickering between low and high... it's simply flickering when in low mode. This flashlight is new; including the hi-lo ring, so I don't think that a worn out 'finger' is causing the problem. Also, the flickering now persists even without me gripping the head tightly (while in low mode). I have emailed Gene, and am awaiting a reply.

Thanks for all your replies! And I hope this problem gets fixed
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jorn - that is a very interesting take on QTC implementation - I plan on borrowing from it to utilize QTC in my 'lab'
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It's nice to keep the qtc pill sandwiched inside the wire insulation. No need to worry about the qtc getting out of position, it has nowhere to go.
I have played with the ramping until my fingers hurt and the qtc is still looking as new. It's so cool to finally play with the m30w in a valiant again, and it works perfect every time. Smooth brightness adjustment without flickering in 1/2 twist on the tailcap.
This is my new favorite "malkoff" by far
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I was not able to play with my QTC material, but I did receive my MD2 in camouflage. This light looks great! I absolutely love the way that the camo has been done - really striking. This is also my first experience with a MD2. At first, I was surprised at the way the drop-in was in contact with the head but it looks like Gene got it right. There were no issues with heat from my M30W. The light is definitely built like a tank and I really like the way it looks from head-on, the metal around the lens of the drop-in shows off the camo great. It also has a very substantial feel and weight. Looking forward to a HCRI M61.​





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Hound Dog XM-L is back in stock on Malkoff's site!







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Mr. Malkoff,

please put me down for x2 MD1s' when they come out.....


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Mr. Malkoff,

please put me down for x2 MD1s' when they come out.....


I'm daydreaming of Malkoff lego options again.




This. Xs' eleventy billion. That is ALL thats' preventing me from getting a Malkoff and hi/lo ring....


However that QTC is VERY interesting. I have a question though. Are you getting the max output when tightened? It will be very interesting to see what the super-smart people here at CPF can do with that. Any idea of durabilitly? How long till you think it will wear out?



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Mr. Malkoff,

please put me down for x2 MD1s' when they come out.....


I'm daydreaming of Malkoff lego options again.




Anyone with a lathe (and some basic skill) should be able to turn an MD(2/3/4) into an MD1. Especially now that the tail cap is a separate piece. I could even do it, for the right price. It would be more expensive than if Malkoff sold them directly, but then again all custom work is more expensive.






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Yep i get max output when tightened, (the 4x4x1.5 mm qtc can handle 10 amps.) I dont know how durable it is yet. I have tested it for only some days. The qtc still looks good, and the ramping is still flawless. Qtc are cheap and replacing the qtc is just as easy as canging a bulb on the old maglite. Im not going to play (mutch) with it today, my fingers are sore after 3 days with constant ramping, and i mean constant
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It event went to bed/shower with me. Im ramping in bed, rampin on the toilet, ramping at work. This thing is a obsession haha. Trying to torture it as mutch as i can so i can see if it got any weakness. This is the coolest thing ever for the malkoff modules.






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With my second dropin I guess I qualify as a Malkoff Junkie! The first dropin is a 2D Maglite dropin but the second one is absolutely amazing: the M60W ! It has the most amazing peachy neutral tint and throws very well. I love it in my Oveready HA III 6P host!!!






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I just got my second M61hcri, and I'm so used to warm tints that I had to compare it to my other one because I thought they might have goofed up and shipped me a mis-marked cool. LOL​






 
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My new three piece camo MD2 showed up today!!! :party:

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My new M91W showed up today, 3500K is my new favorite warmth. Perfection.​




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EDIT: Question answered in the M91 thread. Thanks.


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My new M91W showed up today, 3500K is my new favorite warmth. Perfection.




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Tint comparison whitewall beamshot with M91 vs. M91W if you dont mind please.



Did a few hours ago, chk the M91 thread. ;)




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Just what I needed to see.​

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Just when I think Gene can't do anything better, he does, time and time again. The M91W has one of the best beams, I have ever seen.​




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His XML M91's have definitively raised the P60 bar. What could he possibly make that would be better?​

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I have two M91W's and a new Camo MD2 headed my way. Love the anticipation........​

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His XML M91's have definitively raised the P60 bar. What could he possibly make that would be better?



M91W sets the bar. The minor ring is only because the light has to be VERY close to the wall to get the whole beam into one shot. I do believe that this will be one of the all time greats.
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Hound Dog XM-L Warm. Gene Malkoff built this for me using an XM-L with the same tint as the M91Ws. It is perfect.
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Wildcat v.3. Again very close to the wall. The beam pattern with the triple optic that Malkoff is using is absolutely stunning. Perfectly smooth and nothing but hotspot.
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Remember, the M91W is the DIM one here.

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Here are my Malkoffs so far...all acquired in the past week I might add :devil:. I might have a little addition starting :sssh:

Wildcat V.3
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I think I have a problem as well. After checking the MD site for a few weeks and having hi lo md2's out of stock, and the md3 bodies out of stock, and the M91s out of stock, the second they came in I ordered all of them. 2 MD2's, an M91W, and a MD3. Only problem is there are no MD2 heads available so I have a headless MD3. They are waiting for me at home. Can't wait to take them camping this weekend.​





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I got a Surefire M3 today in the mail and I thought that it would make for a good comparison shot to my Warm Hound Dog XM-L and show off just how wonderful the tint is on the warm XM-Ls that Gene has sourced.

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OK you warm junkies. We need to get IlluminationSupply to get up an order of M31L-hcri's going. My MD3 needs to run on some AA's.​





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OK you warm junkies. We need to get IlluminationSupply to get up an order of M31L-hcri's going. My MD3 needs to run on some AA's.



EXCELLENT IDEA!​





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We need some M61,M91,Wildcat, & HD XM-L comparison beam shots!! There must be someone in this junkie thread that owns them all.





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I'd love some outdoor bemshots of the Wildcat V3 v Hound Dog XM-L v M91/M91W​


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Mr. Malkoff,

please put me down for x2 MD1s' when they come out.....


I'm daydreaming of Malkoff lego options again.



Have you considered a VME. 1XCR123. Little Twisty with an M31 (many different tints,beam patterns etc.) While this is not an MD1. it is probably the next best thing and whatever happens in the future, you will have a great module and an excellent VME. Twisty: The VME. head goes well and fits perfectly on all the E series Surefires; the lego options are many, extending even to AA cells.





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OK you warm junkies. We need to get IlluminationSupply to get up an order of M31L-hcri's going. My MD3 needs to run on some AA's.



What is required in order to make an MD3 run on AA's? I have one in the mail and I have an M31L I was trying to sell on the market but if it runs in this maybe Ill hang on to it.

I also just got an M91W and used it camping this weekend. It is a phenomenal light. I am actually going to sell off my M61's and basically try to standardize on the M91's. Its that impressive. Run time isn't amazing but with a hi lo ring it certainly makes it comparable. It literally wowed everyone I was with. The M91 made my Quark Turbo 123x2, M61, M61L, Quark AA, and M60LF look obsolete and puny. It lit up the entire campsite(s). Throw isn't great obviously so Ill need to fullfil that with something other than that Turbo. The game continues.


*Also, what are peoples best ideas for making the MD2 bodies not roll? I have 2 new style bodies that can tailstand. There are no holes however for attaching a clip. What do people do?​





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An M31L is perfect for an MD3 and AA's. Just stick 2 of them in there and fire it up. They are a little loose, but work fine. You can rig up some kind of sleeve to put in there to get rid of the rattle if you want, but it's not necessary. Makes a great AA light.​





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An M31L is perfect for an MD3 and AA's. Just stick 2 of them in there and fire it up. They are a little loose, but work fine. You can rig up some kind of sleeve to put in there to get rid of the rattle if you want, but it's not necessary. Makes a great AA light.



Oveready sells 18mm to AA sleeves in the "hardware" subsection.

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Update: I just did this and it is pretty cool. However there is a slight problem. I put my M31L in there and 2 energizers and an MD2 head with a hi/lo switch. It turns on full power just fine, and switches to low fine. But when I leave it on low, and turn the light off, then back on, it fails to activate. I have to move to high then back to low again. The low is extremely low also. It is very comparable to my Quark in its lowest mode which is around .2 lumens. The battery rattle is there however but yes, you can buy those sleeves pretty cheap from oveready. I think Im still going to sell the M31L however as I try to stay away from AA's. I have about 20 of them and a Quark AA2 and everything else I try to go rechargeable Li Ion's. **Let me reflect my sales post in the Market for my M31L.​





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The M31 wasn't designed to work with the hi/low switch. It does, but not perfectly as you found out.​





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New arrival ... New version Malkoff MD2 Camo, sporting a M60WF. This is one fine little light. The new camo ano job is superb. I am very pleased .... :devil:


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Does that clip replace the stock tailcap the md2 now comes with that tailstands?​





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Does that clip replace the stock tailcap the md2 now comes with that tailstands?




Cap is now removable and the Delrin tailpiece and clip is an add on. Body does not include the Delrin. Body will tail stand without the Delrin installed. Gene redesigned the tail switch to include "O" ring to hold the boot in place. McClickie switch is threaded in place from battery side. No more black plactic detent at switch cap base. Super nice design. I like this one alot.​

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I completely understand the M91 for a drop-in if you already have the head & body like a surefire 9P, but putting one together (MD2 head, MD3 body, M91) comes to about $200. Now besides the size of the head vs the Wildcat, why wouldn't you spend the $60 more and get the wildcat if you were starting from scratch?

P.S. I am not hating on the M91, I am actually trying to decide between the M91 kits above and Wildcat. I am looking for something to light-up the path to the river at night at work. I will be using an M4 body.​





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I completely understand the M91 for a drop-in if you already have the head & body like a surefire 9P, but putting one together (MD2 head, MD3 body, M91) comes to about $200. Now besides the size of the head vs the Wildcat, why wouldn't you spend the $60 more and get the wildcat if you were starting from scratch?

P.S. I am not hating on the M91, I am actually trying to decide between the M91 kits above and Wildcat. I am looking for something to light-up the path to the river at night at work. I will be using an M4 body.



Tough Call. Wildcat has massive flood with plenty of throw. M91 has plenty of throw but less spill. Both are adequate for the task. M91 in MD4 will have a more slim carry profile with a lot less spill. My preference is the Wildcat VII warm or latest VIII warm with optic.​

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Partly, you get added modularity with the M91 and an MD2 head. With an MD2 Head on an MD3 Body, you can swap in any other M60/M61 series light engines. That $60 could be put toward a M61HCRI, then you've got an awesomely bright M91 and a Hi-CRI alternate, or an M60 and you'll get a great thrower.

Personally, I think the Wildcat and Hound Dog XM-L are two of the greatest lights out there. If you want something throwy, the Hound Dog XM-L is a masterpiece, and if you're going for pure brightness, the Wildcat is incredible. They compete with the best in terms of power, and their voltage range and ability to use primaries or rechargeables makes them some of the most versatile super lights currently in production.​

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Thanks for the suggestion... yeah, I've already considered the VME Twisty. I will pick one up just to have one at some point. But I need a low option for actual use of the light.+ I have a Triad tail that would probably be awesome on a MD1. I contacted Mr. MartinD.White and am looking at that option.(cutting down a md2)... we'll see.



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Have you considered a VME. 1XCR123. Little Twisty with an M31 (many different tints,beam patterns etc.) While this is not an MD1. it is probably the next best thing and whatever happens in the future, you will have a great module and an excellent VME. Twisty: The VME. head goes well and fits perfectly on all the E series Surefires; the lego options are many, extending even to AA cells.




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Just posting this for history's sake:

V.1 MD2 (no separate tailcap, Judco switch)
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V.1 MD3/4 Removeable tailcap w/ Judco switch
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V.3 MD2/3/4 Removeable tailcap with McClicky
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***I'm missing a photo of MD 2/3/4 V.2 Removeable Tailcap w. McClicky held in place by Delrin retaining ring

Please let me know if any info. is wrong, and please PM me if photobucket "erases"(box with ? ) any photos.​

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Just pre-ordered my M61LLHCRI to go along with my M60,M61W(4000k) and M61HCRI.

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What is the color temp on the XM-L Hound Dog? Warm, neutral, or cool?​





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The standard Hound Dog XM-L is cool. PoliceScannerMan's POST has some outdoor shots with it.​





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For those with a M61 drop-in and a Hound Dog XML, how does the HD spill compare to the M61 spill?​





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The homebrew qtc tailcap for the valiant clicky still works with no problems or signs of wear. Today it started flickering alot when ramping. I only had to clean the threads with some deoxit for it to work perfectly again. The qtc pill still looks unharmed. I think it will keep working for a long time without having to change the qtc.

I still got lots of qtc pills so I think i might have to try to make a varible "ramping ring" for my md-2
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Some MD2's out today[/h]
Old and new. On the left sporting a Malkoff MC-E, on the right a M61 with high-low ring.
I wasn't sure the high-low ring was worth the price but after finally deciding to pick one up it really does add a nice touch to a great light. It's great to have a low with the M61.
Additionally I picked up a M91W, any input on a host for this dropin maybe a MD4 body or a 9P?
What is your battery configuration for the M91W? And which host are you using?

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Mine is in a bored 6P extended to 2x18500's. I prefer this setup. A 2x18650 host would give the most runtime.​


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There's a whole thread on the M91's and peoples setups. I have my M91W in an MD3 with an A19 bored extender I got and I have 2 aw2900's in there. Should run for about 175 minutes. I also have a M91 in a C2 with an A19 extender unbored with 2x17670's in it. I can also put my M91 in a MD2 with 2 IMR 18340's but I just got those batteries and they are currently charging. I like having it in the MD rings with the hi low because the M91's runtime just isnt that great, but running it on low and itll last a long time.​





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i put my M31W in a Dereelight Javelin host with 2 eneloop + UCL lens - now this one goes with me even to the office
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Old and new. On the left sporting a Malkoff MC-E, on the right a M61 with high-low ring.
I wasn't sure the high-low ring was worth the price but after finally deciding to pick one up it really does add a nice touch to a great light. It's great to have a low with the M61.
Additionally I picked up a M91W, any input on a host for this dropin maybe a MD4 body or a 9P?
What is your battery configuration for the M91W? And which host are you using?



Thanks for the picture of the old and new MD2. If I judge by the design I think the older is more good looking. The tailstanding ability of the new is an advantage, however.

I am waiting for the new MD2 in camo with a high/low ring. I consider the high/low to be worth the money because it's good with a low mode at short distance and if putting on the light with dark adapted eyes. I will place either M61WLL, M61WL or maybe M60LL in it, not sure yet.

The same order includes as well an M91W, which I consider to place in my 9P.

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Thanks for the picture of the old and new MD2. If I judge by the design I think the older is more good looking. The tailstanding ability of the new is an advantage, however.

I am waiting for the new MD2 in camo with a high/low ring. I consider the high/low to be worth the money because it's good with a low mode at short distance and if putting on the light with dark adapted eyes. I will place either M61WLL, M61WL or maybe M60LL in it, not sure yet.

The same order includes as well an M91W, which I consider to place in my 9P.

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I like them both, but is it my imagination, or did the older versions have more colors in the camo? My new camo seems to be all green and black, and all the pics I've seen of the newer ones seem to be the same way, yet it seems like I see different colors (like red) in addition to the green with the old version...however, my eyes ain't what they used to be.
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Maybe I just haven't seen a newer one with different colors, but they do exist?
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What I want to see is digital camo in either tan or olive. It would be a sure buy for me.​


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Thanks for the replies and if he made one in digital camo i would surely buy two!
You are right the older MD2 has richer or deeper colors then the newer one to my eye anyway.​





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I may have missed it, but has anyone tried that new switch in the Malkoff video for the VME? Maybe my chance to be the first to give a review!
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My Malkoff Collection (in order of purchase):

1)M61WLL
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For those with a M61 drop-in and a Hound Dog XML, how does the HD spill compare to the M61 spill?



well, if I bounce the M61 off the ceiling then I can see everything in the room, if I bounce the Hound Dog XML off the ceiling then I feel like I just switched on my regular fluorescent lights on the ceiling and it is hard to believe this light is coming from this little device I hold in my hands
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My Malkoff Collection (in order of purchase):

1)M61WLL
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3)MD2 with M61 and High / Low switch
4)M91W
5)Hound Dog XM-L with and MD3 body
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I think you are approaching Junkie status!
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Trialt, you've got me beat, I do have a Hound dog w/MD3 and am also amazed by it , specially outdoors, the throw is stunning, I'm currious about the QD switch, how do you find it?

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I'm currious about the QD switch, how do you find it?

LMI!



It is a very beautiful switch. I like it. I wanted an M61W and then I wanted something different than a 6P or MD2 body. My only wish is that this came with a high / low output version and also some kind of lock out mechanism on the tailcap. The holster is also very rugged.Naturally I would not be carrying this light around without the holster because it really does not take a lot of pressure to set off the switch.

P.S. Hope I get a chance to test that window breaker
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How 'bout some pics of that new QD setup?
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Additionally I picked up a M91W, any input on a host for this dropin maybe a MD4 body or a 9P?
What is your battery configuration for the M91W? And which host are you using?


I've got an M91 and a M91W in Surefire C3 hosts. The C3's are being closed out new at fire sale prices. I'm using AW IMR RCR123's. I also miss a native low mode in the Malkoff's.​





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Fourth of July sale, guys!

http://www.malkoffdevices.com/shop/

HD's are off, M91s are off. It's too expensive for me to justify since I have too many lights already. Others might still need to fatten their bags and drawers.​





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DAMN! Once again, I'm minding my own bidness, and someone just HAS TO tell me about some smokin' deal that I can't pass up on here!
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Don't you understand that I have a problem?
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Anyway, long story short, I've got a spanky new MD2 Turnkey on the way...

Damn, this is killing me...one incredible light after another.
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Anyone figure out a way to make the MD2 a little more functional? Tonight I experimented with putting a SF lanyard ring and lanyard on there and it seems to work ok. Allows it to hang around your neck and it doesnt roll off a table anymore. Any other things people have come up with? I mean it already tailstands and has two modes so I basically stopped using my SF hosts with Malkoffs but it can always get better. (Im talking about the newer Md2's btw, I am not sure if the shroud tailcap setup thing works for them.)​


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06-29-2011, 09:34 PM #718
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Anyone figure out a way to make the MD2 a little more functional? Tonight I experimented with putting a SF lanyard ring and lanyard on there and it seems to work ok. Allows it to hang around your neck and it doesnt roll off a table anymore. Any other things people have come up with? I mean it already tailstands and has two modes so I basically stopped using my SF hosts with Malkoffs but it can always get better. (Im talking about the newer Md2's btw, I am not sure if the shroud tailcap setup thing works for them.)



How did you attach the lanyard to it? Via a constrictor knot? Or did you fit a lanyard ring between the tail cap and body?​


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06-30-2011, 10:31 AM #719
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Today I received MD2 camo with high/low ring and M91W dropin, and just want to share a short impression.

The finish of the camo is GREAT, just a beautiful host! I discovered that a ring for Surefire P/G models will suit between the tailcap and tube and at the first time I can use the MD2 with lanyard.
After some tests and comparison to M61WL I decided M60LL to be the dropin for the MD2 Camo. Now I have also a low mode to the M60LL. Considering it has been measured to 18 hours stable full output this really will be a light for long runtime with the addition of a low mode.

Then I replaced the M61W in my Surefire 9P with the M91W. For comparison I placed M61W in the 6P.
The tint of M91W is very nice, and significantly warmer than the M61W which I bought last year. And what a spill! I would describe it like a true flood light but with some and very wide hotspot. The transition between the hotspot and spill is so very smooth, they just flow together. For short distance and indoors use it's very impressive, shining up a room it totaly blowes away the M61W!

Summary: Malkoff did it again!
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06-30-2011, 10:53 AM #720
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I have one of his original pills for the 4D [email protected] so count me in.

/speaking of which I need to buy a new reflector and lens as my light still has the [email protected] originals in it.​


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I still need a deep carry pocket clip that works with the new tailcap.​




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I still need a deep carry pocket clip that works with the new tailcap.



I don't like the current clip that comes on the delrin shroud. I would love to have the clip tightened onto the tail cap itself.​


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MD2/M61W (4500K) and I just scored a M30W hosted by a VME 2xAA Twisty! I am by no means done yet!
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How did you attach the lanyard to it? Via a constrictor knot? Or did you fit a lanyard ring between the tail cap and body?



Yes I just put a SF lanyard ring between the tailcap and body when I screwed it on. Its a bit tight but without a lanyard on it it prevents it from rolling. With a lanyard I just wrap it around the outside and it can hang from your neck.​





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Yes I just put a SF lanyard ring between the tailcap and body when I screwed it on. Its a bit tight but without a lanyard on it it prevents it from rolling. With a lanyard I just wrap it around the outside and it can hang from your neck.



Thanks! I will try it on mine since I have a bunch of SF lanyards lying around.​


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Re: The official Malkoff Junkie thread.[/h]
I started with a 2D dropin, then a M60W in a nice Oveready 6P host, then a M61HCRIL (arrived today)in a G2L host and am waiting for a M61HCRI in MD2 with high-low ring and an M91 on the way......... I guess you can call me a Malkoff Junkie all right!
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Re: The official Malkoff Junkie thread.[/h]
Just a weird question.... I have the Wildcat version 2, with an MD4 body running 2 18650's..... Can I run in this configuration 4 CR123's?? I get confused, I know the body is going to fit them, but I only worry about the electronics...
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No. It's designed for two Li-Ions or three primaries. Running it harder will quickly kill it.​





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No. It's designed for two Li-Ions or three primaries. Running it harder will quickly kill it.



Thanks Z-tab. Just to clear though, the MD4 body DOES accept 4 cr123's, physically? BUT that will kill the head.....I gotta be careful!
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Yes, the MD4 fits four CR123s. When ordering a Wildcat v.2 or v.3 from the Malkoff site, you only get the option to buy an MD3, which is for three CR123s or two 18500s. Using two 18650s gives you more run-time, but you've got to remember that it isn't the body that Malkoff expects you to use with a Wildcat head.






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Re: The official Malkoff Junkie thread.[/h]
Just checked the website, and the current wildcat is 9V max. 4 CR123's will kill it.​


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Spent the majority of the night outside last night, only took one light, my bored Patriot 6P with M61L HCRI. It was perfect, brightness, tint, flood. I was in flashlight heaven.
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Re: The official Malkoff Junkie thread.[/h]
Got my M61W yesterday and have been running it in my new bored Z2. I gotta say, it really is exceptional, I've never seen a beam this perfect before! The tint is a rosy neutral but I'm not sure what temp this one is; I got it from BatteryJunction. Can anybody tell me which colour temp mine is?
Anyways, count me in as a junkie because now I NEED to get the WL version and maybe, just maybe an M60..
Very well done, Mr. Malkoff!
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I own several of Gene's creations. He's a genius. My latest was to drop a P91 into Solar Force light and..I get white light, no donut, evenly spaced floody light that is brighter than other XML drop-ins that I've tried. It's almost as bright as my XML triple! Gene, you are a genius.​





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Am I the only one here hoping to see some multi-modes P60 dropins?​





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Am I the only one here hoping to see some multi-modes P60 dropins?



+1, I absolutely love the Malkoff modules' durability and I do like the idea of a lower mode without swapping dropins. (Not using a resistor).
Suggestion: A UI like the Surefire E2DL would be great for general use; comes on high, click off/on for low.
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+1, I absolutely love the Malkoff modules' durability and I do like the idea of a lower mode without swapping dropins. (Not using a resistor).
Suggestion: A UI like the Surefire E2DL would be great for general use; comes on high, click off/on for low.
I would definitely buy one!



I love to see a dropin with moonlight mode, very useful if you ask me...






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07-18-2011, 03:30 AM #738
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