Up for review is the Malkoff MD2
Sorry, I do not have the original packaging for this.. I just thought it would be fun to review some of the lights I had sitting around. :thumbsup:
Since this was built to use malkoff dropins, I'm reviewing this with the m60
Specs taken from flashlightconnection's site.
- 6061 T6 Structural Aircraft Grade Aluminium
- Type II anodization on outside and outside
- 235+ Lumens
- 1.5+ hours using two CR123a batteries
- 18650 compatible (unregulated)
- 8 degree cree optic
More information can be found in the threads linked below.
This light was supplied by Jay at flashlightconnection as a gift for helping him out with some various website stuff.. I didn't have to do a review, so I'm working on this on my leisure time ;) why not give potential buyers a good view?
A Bit of Background:
There wasn't really an official release, but here's the discussion thread. , started 3/10/09 .. and selling started on the 13th.. New colors were and the 2 stage ring appear to have been added on 5/1/09, and It looks like they were for sale 5/13/09.
Made in USA!! :twothumbs
protruding button.. feels nice, but it doesn't tailstand
small opening.. this does not appear to block any light though
The legendary Malkoff M60 up close
(because of the sheer volume of lights in one shot, I have them in the large 800 px wide size)
White Wall shots:
Malkoff MD2 w/Malkoff M60 2xCR123A (18650 compatible)
compare these with other ones in this thread
The Malkoff MD2 is a very interesting design.. with its small window, it would appear to not give out much. This is obviously different when you press the also interestingly designed switch. boom! instant lumens ;)
sadly though, the design of the switch does not allow for any tailstanding, though I read that gene made a prototype of a tailstander, at it was very hard to activate the switch :shrug:
The smooth body of the MD2 does not in any way make the light hard to grip.. nice machining makes the light easy to use and grip. It isn't overly knurled, either, so it makes as a great EDC that wont shred your pocket like putting a surefire porky in.