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Thread: Maxtoch vs Olight vs ????

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    No but it is good balance between thrower and flood. Here is my wee Deft EDC om 1x18650.



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    I bought a Maxtoch 2x Shooter after finding the “All Things Maxtoch” thread on this forum. It’s bloody awesome. Next purchase will be the Maxtoch M1 Archer.
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    I've got an M1 Archer too ( only 1 of many Maxtochs) and it is very grunty. Being a single cell 18650 it doesn't have the runtime of the 2 cell torches at full noise, but you can run it on a low setting for general walking, then up it to big time for the shooting. Actually I'm not sure they still sell them Stagstalker. I think the M2 with the side switch instead of the tail switch on the m1 is the only Archer you can get now ?

    I usually grab my big torch, but apart from being lighter, single cell torches have the added benefit that if you can find a stuffed laptop battery and pull it apart, you will have 5 or 6 usable 18650 batteries, since it it usually only 1 battery that is stuffed. Just watch them while charging and only use them in single cell torches since they wont have overload protection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rugerman View Post
    I usually grab my big torch, but apart from being lighter, single cell torches have the added benefit that if you can find a stuffed laptop battery and pull it apart, you will have 5 or 6 usable 18650 batteries, since it it usually only 1 battery that is stuffed. Just watch them while charging and only use them in single cell torches since they wont have overload protection.
    Be very careful doing this as laptop cells usually have a low current rating, using them in a torch that requires more current can be dangerous. Just remember, the cell is in a sealed metal cylinder and can explode if things go south. I've seen the aftermath of an explosion that blew a guys apartment window out.

    I used to do this a couple years back but no longer take the risk.

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    never piss around with lithium batteries not made for the job, and never charge them with the wrong charger !!

    i have an 0light javelot and its outstanding
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    Armytek predator - tough as hell which is what you want
    10 year warranty

    Used to dive with one as well

    Several of your colleagues use them

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    I have a Surefire which has been reliable for about five years now. I think it's the 6px model, not sure. The current model I think is the G2X or something. Thing I like with the Surefire is the beam seems a bit more concentrated and focused.

    I have a bunch of Olights. No complaints, no issues. I have the Seeker 2, two gun lights for pistols or rifle, a penlight and a keychain light. Used to have one of their standard models but that got lost somewhere. The Seeker 2 and one of the gun lights have the magnetic charging cap which seems to work good. The Seeker 2 is about 3500 Lumens and for the size is pretty potent puts out a lot of light to cover a wide area. It easily fits in your hand, fits on a belt with it's holster and for size/weight versus power, I think it's a pretty good light for outdoor work.

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    I was also going to add I have one of those old heavy as a club 4 D cell cop style Maglites and there are LED upgrade kits for those.

    I remember when I bought that light back in 2004 and thought I had hit the big time, I finally had a flashlight with a beam you could focus that put out good light. By todays standards, the modern LED lights blow it away and make it look like a joke.

    At some point when I have the extra money I am going to upgrade it and keep it around for situations where I don't have to carry it around, such as for the vehicles or in the barn.

 

 

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