HDS Systems        
Page 5 of 8 FirstFirst 12345678 LastLast
Results 121 to 150 of 212

Thread: The PK products thread

  1. #121

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    On the origination issue;

    I honestly have low confidence in other made in '_ _ _ _ a' products in general.
    But I have a big trust in PKDL products regardless of the country of manufacture.
    As long as the cool US-educated former SF SVP who is the top engineer and artist makes it, I am in.
    If anything, PKDL products feel very "American" to me.

  2. #122

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DK Demand Lab View Post
    Random question of the day:

    What headlamps are PKDL products users using?

    PKDL does not appear to release a headlamp anytime soon, so I have to opt out for a different brand.

    I just thought I would ask PKDL users before I pick one up for myself.


    P.S. SF ones are out of my budget.
    Ha! I use a Coast battery guzzler so my opinion is moot.... but if I ever get a serious one it would likely be a Streamlight, or a Zebralight.

    I have considered acquiring a serious headlamp but don't have any complaints about the Coast one.


    Regarding origination, yeah I'd prefer US made. But I understand why PK doesn't have his stuff made in America as it is dang near impossible for the little guy to get going in his home state. And I doubt Maglite would rent him a lathe...
    Last edited by bykfixer; 09-05-2016 at 01:28 AM.
    John 3:16

  3. #123
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Chicago, Illinois
    Posts
    737

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    Cool.

    I'll start the thread this weekend so we can get the roster started.

    Ya know, that FL-2 was not for a whole lot of people.
    Not trying to put you on the spot, but can you say what it was that made you say "no thanx" please?
    PK is always looking for input so hopefully the next project will be more to the customers liking.

    So far the small ones seem to be doing ok. But if there are things folks don't like, such as one comment "too stabby"... that input goes into his next design.
    You may notice a sorta FL-2 look in the PR-1 without it looking so... lethal this time. lol.

    Note the Z44 style is still there... slightly

    And the PL-2 is it's own thing while still taking a few minor que's from the FL-2. Style wise anyway.

    And truth be told, if you don't like the looks..... well you know. UI, tint etc don't mean a thing if the audience doesn't dig on the looks.


    You are not putting me on the spot at all. Glad to share. The one thing that I really needed that light to do was reset from "low" to "high" quicker. I think there was about ~12 second off time needed for a reset to "high". I would have snatched one up in a hurry given a quicker reset. The way I use my lights, the long reset was not feasible. Loved the light in every other aspect: size, heft, output, etc.. I look forward to the Pass Around.
    Prometheans #253

  4. #124
    ven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Manchester UK
    Posts
    21,055

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    That FL2 is a fine looking light, UK is a nightmare though ,as to import(last time i looked) the shipping doubled the total cost! Then you have duty which potentially adds $10 by the company just because, and 20% duty of $240(ish at time with shipping)= best part of $300

    I have been using the pen pretty much each day, in work last week and at home on/off when required.

    The pocket rocket has been with me most of the time at home, been out a few times to. The high mode lit up the way with ease and pleasantly at that , so tiny though............cant get over it


    Had the clip on, then decided to remove it, prefer it in hand without the clip as for me it is more comfy to hold. Just feels more natural basically without............

  5. #125
    Flashaholic* liteboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    1,367

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ven View Post
    That FL2 is a fine looking light, UK is a nightmare though ,as to import(last time i looked) the shipping doubled the total cost! Then you have duty which potentially adds $10 by the company just because, and 20% duty of $240(ish at time with shipping)= best part of $300

    I have been using the pen pretty much each day, in work last week and at home on/off when required.

    The pocket rocket has been with me most of the time at home, been out a few times to. The high mode lit up the way with ease and pleasantly at that , so tiny though............cant get over it


    Had the clip on, then decided to remove it, prefer it in hand without the clip as for me it is more comfy to hold. Just feels more natural basically without............
    I took the clip off mine as I never use clips on my lights. However, there is a slight gap leftover wher you can see the copper from the light engine. I put clip back on but it would easily go back on as it was bent and the little tabs no longer lined up with the securing grooves. It took some work with pliers to finally reinstall the thing. For someone who doesn't care about clips, this part was annoying.

  6. #126
    ven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Manchester UK
    Posts
    21,055

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    Yes a very slight gap, water proof integrity is not effected though , i have left off. It can be a little bit of a pita i found, lining up is ok with the tab and a neat idea for it not to spin, just locating all the way round proved to be a little tricky.

    I often(with this size of light anyway) hold it even when not using it, playing with it type thing and the clip just gets in the way. Most my clip use is for an anti roll more than clipping to something.

  7. #127
    Flashaholic* liteboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    1,367

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ven View Post
    Yes a very slight gap, water proof integrity is not effected though , i have left off. It can be a little bit of a pita i found, lining up is ok with the tab and a neat idea for it not to spin, just locating all the way round proved to be a little tricky.

    I often(with this size of light anyway) hold it even when not using it, playing with it type thing and the clip just gets in the way. Most my clip use is for an anti roll more than clipping to something.
    Yeah we flashaholics can be often found fondling our lights even without turning them on!

  8. #128
    ven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Manchester UK
    Posts
    21,055

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    Quote Originally Posted by liteboy View Post
    Yeah we flashaholics can be often found fondling our lights even without turning them on!

  9. #129

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    Quote Originally Posted by sgt253 View Post
    You are not putting me on the spot at all. Glad to share. The one thing that I really needed that light to do was reset from "low" to "high" quicker. I think there was about ~12 second off time needed for a reset to "high". I would have snatched one up in a hurry given a quicker reset. The way I use my lights, the long reset was not feasible. Loved the light in every other aspect: size, heft, output, etc.. I look forward to the Pass Around.
    You were not alone there. That was quite possibly the most unpopular feature.

    When I began using multi setting flashlights I found that clicking Coasts, Lux-Pro's and the SureFire G2x Pro were ideal for me to reach the next level.

    But when I started collecting ones by Streamlight and others my clicker thumb wasn't fast enough. Kept getting the same setting.
    So by the time I discovered the FL2 my thumb was used to doing a momentary press to change levels.
    It was an idea that most didn't take to.
    Some didn't like the aggressive edges and others didn't like the "In God We Trust" on the tail cap. Some didn't like the tint (based on a spec sheet without actually see-ing how not white it was) and some wanted it to tailstand.

    All of that was largely addressed in the PR-1. At first it doesn't tailstand but PK has addressed that too. Lego stuff coming soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by ven View Post
    That FL2 is a fine looking light, UK is a nightmare though ,as to import(last time i looked) the shipping doubled the total cost! Then you have duty which potentially adds $10 by the company just because, and 20% duty of $240(ish at time with shipping)= best part of $300

    I have been using the pen pretty much each day, in work last week and at home on/off when required.

    The pocket rocket has been with me most of the time at home, been out a few times to. The high mode lit up the way with ease and pleasantly at that , so tiny though............cant get over it


    Had the clip on, then decided to remove it, prefer it in hand without the clip as for me it is more comfy to hold. Just feels more natural basically without............
    At first glance the pen looks menacing and uncomfortable. But it fits your fingers way more natural than all those high tech gadgets in office stores.

    PK wants to get something going on your part of the planet. Needs to find a vendor.

    Quote Originally Posted by ven View Post
    Yes a very slight gap, water proof integrity is not effected though , i have left off. It can be a little bit of a pita i found, lining up is ok with the tab and a neat idea for it not to spin, just locating all the way round proved to be a little tricky.

    I often(with this size of light anyway) hold it even when not using it, playing with it type thing and the clip just gets in the way. Most my clip use is for an anti roll more than clipping to something.
    The only issue I found with my PR-1 clipless is pocket lint in that remaining gap. When I open the bezel it is spotless inside.
    That is part of my torture testing... see if it's dust proof as well as waterproof since he doesn't state a dustproof rating....

    Will probably opt for his lanyard ring when it becomes available. Afterall....






    I like lanyards...
    Last edited by bykfixer; 07-29-2017 at 03:37 PM.
    John 3:16

  10. #130

    Default Re: The PK products thread


    Added to the Icon collection.
    The Big A still has them.
    Last edited by bykfixer; 07-29-2017 at 03:37 PM.
    John 3:16

  11. #131
    Flashaholic* Crazyeddiethefirst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    2,012

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    Hey Bykfixer, can u pm the name of Big A to me? I have all the Icons except the headlamp, thanks for the heads up!

  12. #132

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyeddiethefirst View Post
    Hey Bykfixer, can u pm the name of Big A to me? I have all the Icons except the headlamp, thanks for the heads up!
    Done.

    This was version 2. 50 lumens. Version 1 was 35 lumens. Purple version 1 is still out there for... $110+...
    No thanks.
    John 3:16

  13. #133

    Default Re: The PK products thread






    The only one I found so far remains NIP.
    The seller in the UK said he had 5. I bought 3. He refunded me for 2. Dratz!! But I'll find another one someday.



    And I liked this pic.


    This one too.
    PRX is an awesome light for playing war games.
    Last edited by bykfixer; 07-29-2017 at 03:38 PM.
    John 3:16

  14. #134

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    Another blast from the past:
    The Icon Modus I;




    Nice soft tailcap is easy on the thumb


    A peek inside reveals shiney a metal lining.


    User servicable business end.


    Nice throwey optic.
    Note the 015 expiration date on the battery.

    At 50 lumens it won't cook an egg, but what it will do is give you a nice pencil beam for 50-75' ahead of you or a gentle low beam when 50 lumens isn't required. Starts on high.
    The outter casing is a hard plastic surrounded by a grippy potato peeler looking grip ring that exposes the logos and acts as an anti-roll device.

    These can be found for about $10 at the big A.

    The 100 lumen Modus II is enroute as well. But this little gem is another fine invention from the fertile mind of PK long ago.
    Last edited by bykfixer; 07-29-2017 at 03:40 PM.
    John 3:16

  15. #135
    Flashaholic* greenlight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    chill valley
    Posts
    4,298

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    The plastic modus is a great light but it has a fatal flaw which is that the thread section is too thin and will break eventually.

  16. #136

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    Quote Originally Posted by greenlight View Post
    The plastic modus is a great light but it has a fatal flaw which is that the thread section is too thin and will break eventually.
    I read that somewhere. I aint skeered.
    John 3:16

  17. #137

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    The 72 lumen Modus II arrived.


    What a nice pair they make.
    Last edited by bykfixer; 07-29-2017 at 03:40 PM.
    John 3:16

  18. #138

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    PK did a lantern:
    Last edited by bykfixer; 07-29-2017 at 03:41 PM.
    John 3:16

  19. #139
    Flashaholic* RedLED's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Palm Springs, CA, Beverly Hills, CA, Washington, DC, New York City Manhattan
    Posts
    3,106

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    What about that lantern? Is it new?
    Check my Web Site: www.Redwayphoto.com

  20. #140
    *Flashaholic* Offgridled's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    5,556

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLED View Post
    What about that lantern? Is it new?
    I believe it's new. He has been working on a new design..
    It's really unique looking for sure. I like it!!

  21. #141
    Flashaholic* RedLED's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Palm Springs, CA, Beverly Hills, CA, Washington, DC, New York City Manhattan
    Posts
    3,106

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    That does look cool!
    Check my Web Site: www.Redwayphoto.com

  22. #142
    Flashaholic* RedLED's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Palm Springs, CA, Beverly Hills, CA, Washington, DC, New York City Manhattan
    Posts
    3,106

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    The 72 lumen Modus II arrived.


    What a nice pair they make.
    They are so futuristic looking. These are what lights will look like in three hundred years from now!
    Check my Web Site: www.Redwayphoto.com

  23. #143

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLED View Post
    What about that lantern? Is it new?
    Quote Originally Posted by Offgridled View Post
    I believe it's new. He has been working on a new design..
    It's really unique looking for sure. I like it!!
    The lantern is 2 years in the making and is just now being produced. It is a new idea from PK's consulting company where he designs products for a client.
    Free Lance may be the word you'd understand RED.
    Now he don't just set around drawing 3D pdf's hoping somebody will buy them... but kinda like the Washington Post says "go take pictures of the President in a golf cart"... to which you provide them with your ideas for good photos and they buy them from you.

    The lantern is being built by a client who does not place a brand name on many of their products... kinda like promo flash drives at the company store (insert name of your company here).

    And yeah, his Icon stuff is still 200 years ahead of the curve looks-wise. They look like prototypes automobile designers dreamed up but never had the guts to actually build.
    John 3:16

  24. #144
    ven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Manchester UK
    Posts
    21,055

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    An unexpected delivery from PK came today, will spend some time over the coming weeks with it.



    Love the ano, single crazy mode blast of lumens from this compact beast. The design how it fits with the rail, 2 springs to aid opening for fitment. Caught here at this angle


    Smooth reflector to give it more throw, the hot spot is tighter and more focused then the pocket rocket.

    Just love that tail cap design

    Maybe some lego time




    Pk in bits



    Swap about

    Can see here the more focused beam from the PRX head(on the pocket rocket on the left to confuse things! )



    Just need to fit it to my air pistol and commando roll around the garden all night.......

  25. #145
    Flashaholic* MAD777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    4,076

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    Very interesting light, ven!

  26. #146
    ven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Manchester UK
    Posts
    21,055

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    Yes MAD, great for lego as well.......really like these little PK lights, you just know by holding them, how much thought went into the design. As time goes on, there are lots of "ah yes , cool idea "

  27. #147

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    Very cool Ven.

    I have it on good authority that a knuckle isn't far off that'll allow them to become right angle lights too.
    John 3:16

  28. #148
    ven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Manchester UK
    Posts
    21,055

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    Even cooler mr fixer, so much flexibility!!!

    Just been messing around, now i know you USA guys are gonna get jealous..............understandable , not like you have much choice your side for hand guns n stuff

    So toy gun time..........

    Swapped tail cap for easier access in this toy gun


    Look at the rear on that!...............that along with oveready triad tail cap, has to be my joint fav tail cap.............ever!



  29. #149
    A&Q Moderator
    Woods Walker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    New England woods.
    Posts
    5,422

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    So it begins. Carried it long enough so the PK-PL2 is getting field tested reviewed hopefully tonight. I first do some preliminary testing beyond just EDC to make certain as don't want to be scampering down a ledge only to find out just then it really didn't pass the dunk test.







    No water intrusion but we will see what the stream has to say about it tonight. LOL!

    The TK20. Yes it still rocks.

  30. #150
    Moderator


    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Penn's Woods
    Posts
    7,475

    Default Re: The PK products thread

    Good to see some PK thread action. That Rocket is a cool weaponlight, it's worked every time I've pushed the tail button. Been to the range with it a few times now, nothing too punishing but it does exactly what it should. Thumbs up.

Page 5 of 8 FirstFirst 12345678 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •