As a certified SureFire Flashlight nut, I have been a longtime admirer of the offerings from OVEREADY. It’s fair to say that for many flashaholics, myself included, the Oregon company’s custom parts represent the top of the line when it comes to custom and semi-custom flashlight parts. Needless to say I was thrilled when I received an e-mail stating they had sent some of their products to see what I thought about them! Continue reading
Up until now, owners of SureFire 951/961 WeaponLights have been severely limited in the available options for upgrading their lights, particularly when it comes to high-powered LED drop-in modules. The LU60 collar which was used with these lights is too narrow to accept the typical P60 style drop-in and has a raised lip which would also prevent the drop-in from fitting all the way into the collar. As a result, owners of these lights have been unable to use many of the popular P60 drop-in modules that are readily available for SureFire handheld lights. However, those limitations are now gone due to the efforts of the fine folks at OVEREADY who have introduced their new LU60 collar designed specifically to accommodate these drop-ins. Continue reading
About the Malkoff M361N
The Malkoff M361N is the neutral tinted version of the the M361, the first multi-mode P60 drop-in available from Malkoff Devices. Following the same design as previous Malkoff drop-ins, the M361N features solid brass heat-sink construction and utilizes a custom orange peel reflector designed by Don McLeish.Continue reading
Fast on the heels of his announcement of the Malkoff M361-LMH drop-in, Gene has now released a neutral version, the M361N-LMH. Utilizing a neutral binned (4000K) white Cree XP-G2 LED, this newest version operates at the same drive currents (50 mA, 270mA, and 1450 mA) as the prior M361 but the final output levels are yet to be determined. Retail price is $69.00.
Additional information can be found at the Malkoff Devices website.
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The SureFire KX9 and KX9T are the newest upgrades for owners of of SureFire Millennium series flashlights and weapon lights, allowing them to convert their nine-volt incandescent lights into modern single-output LED versions. Both heads feature Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lenses providing more tightly focused beams than comparable LED’s.
The SureFire KX9 produces 500 lumens output and provides 1.5 hours of tactical runtime until output drops below 50 lumens. The TIR lens is configured to provide some additional reach while still allowing adequate surround beam for peripheral vision. The KX9 has the same 1.62″ bezel diameter as other Millennium series lights, such as the M3 , allowing owners to use their existing filters and other attachments. The KX9 has a list price of $299.00 and is currently available in black, while desert tan and olive drab green finishes are coming soon. A full list of compatible flashlights and weapon lights can be found on SureFire.com.
SureFire KX9T TurboHead
The SureFire KX9T TurboHead produces 700 lumens output and provides 1.7 hours of tactical runtime until output drops below 50 lumens. The TIR lens and larger head are optimized for extended reach and less surround beam than the KX9. The KX9T will be available in the same colors as the KX9 and lists for $319.00. A full list of compatible flashlights and weapon lights can be found on SureFire.com.
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Malkoff Devices has announced the introduction of their new Malkoff M361-LMH P60 style drop-in. Just like the other modules in the M61 family, the M361-LMH has solid brass heatsink construction and uses a custom orange peel reflector designed by Don McLeish. However, unlike any of the previous drop-in models, the new M361-LMH offers three modes of operation, a first for Malkoff Devices.
The M361-LMH’s three output levels produce 15, 80, and 400 lumens and the module is designed to be powered only by a single Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. This is reflected in the module’s relatively narrow input voltage range of 3.4 – 5 volts. Below 3.4 volts the M361-LMH will drop out of regulation and run in direct drive. For this reason, the use of unprotected cells is not recommended. The drop-in also includes reverse polarity protection.
Although Malkoff fans have been able to have multi-mode operation in the past, with the MD2 and its Hi-Lo ring, the Malkoff M361-LMH provides an opportunity to have multiple modes when using other hosts. Retail price of the M361-LMH is $69.00.
For more information, visit the Malkoff Devices website.
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Malkoff Devices has announced the new Malkoff E2-Scout head as an upgrade for 2 or 3 cell SureFire E-series and scout lights. Based on the Malkoff MDC head, the E2-Scout head utilizes a Cree XP-G2 LED to produce approximately 325 out-the-front lumens illuminating objects at 350+ feet. The light is described as an outstanding room lighter and short to medium range spotter.
The Malkoff E2-Scout head accepts a wide range of voltages, from 3.4 – 9 volts, allowing it to operate on two or three CR123 primary cells or one or two Lithium-Ion rechargeable batteries. Below 3.4 volts the light will drop out of regulation and run direct drive.
Runtime for the Malkoff E2-Scout is approximately 2 hours on two CR123 primary batteries with a nice long taper as voltage drops. Rechargeable batteries will likely shut off more abruptly when their overdischarge protection kicks in.
The head is constructed of 6061 T6 aluminum and is finished with Type III black anodizing. The design utilizes a custom orange peel reflector desgned by Don McLeish and provides reverse polarity protection. Retail price is $69.00.
For additional information, visit the Malkoff Devices website.
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