After my Surefire G2 review, I talked to Gene Malkoff about sending some LED replacements. He agreed and sent the M61L, which is suited for the nitrolon body of the Surefire. He also threw in the package the big brother of the M61L, the M61, which is similar aside from the “L” – where “L” stands for “low output.”
Today I have for review the second in my collection of Malkoff lights. This is the MDC HA 1CR123 (that’s the full product name). It’s a hard anodized (HA), single CR123 (1CR123) light, with three modes.
I’ve heard a lot about Malkoff lights – they’re highly regarded for being extremely robust, well built lights. I reached out to Malkoff, and they agreed to send a couple of lights! This is the first, a 16650 XP-L HD NW light.
Olight has released a new tactical flashlight, and it sports an interesting feature. It’s the (one of the?) first flashlights with a vibration alert. Otherwise it’s a very dedicated tactical, throwy light. Read on to see how it tests!
Occasionally I get a light that I ask for. Sometimes I don’t… Sometimes I ask for something just because it looks fun and awesome and like it also might get you shot by police, and I get sent this light for review. This is a hunting light. I’m no hunter. It’s still neat and fun, and I can evaluate. I hope the info here will be useful for hunters. This light has so many options. I tapped out just a little with regards to a leave-no-screw-unturned rigorous evaluation, but I hope there’s a reasonable amount of info here.
Also forgive me for a little bit of holiday cheer – I’ve saved this Red and Green light for my Christmas Light review!! Merry Christmas!
Nitecore seems to like to play around with UI’s, and here’s another new one. The P26 has an infinitely variable rotary dial on the head. It’s quite interesting. The rest of the light is very similar to some of Nitecore’s other lights. Let’s see how the P26 and its rotary dial stack up.
Olight has recently released a new version of the M2R. This is the M2T, which is similar to the M2R, but without on-board charging (and costing much less!). This light has some noteworthy tactical features, and is a nice iteration of the M2R. Read on for more!