|Originally Posted By Matchbook:
Originally Posted By Supergyro:
If you're looking for a budget 6P clone, may I recommend a Solarforce L2P. It's head and shoulders above the Chinese "____fire" brands, and only a couple dollars more. The thing is actually Type 3 anodized.
If you are going to buy a true budget light (which I wouldn't recommend for serious weapon use in any case,) Solarforce seems to be at the top of the heap compared to all of the others I've seen. Side by side against various *fire lights purchased by family and friends my Solarforce hosts have better cut threads, cleaner anodizing, and sturdier switches.
Couple an L2P host with a blemished Malkoff, throw in some good batteries and you have a more modular budget version of the Surefire 6PX at about half the price. Granted the knurling wont be as perfect, the tailcap won't be as bombproof reliable and the lens wont be as crystal clear as a Surefire but it will be close.
I just saw a blemished Malkoff on the EE for like $25, that would make one hot under-$50-flashlight! OP, whatever you do, get GOOD batteries and a good charger. I have a Nitecore Intellicharge I4, and I'd recommend it to anyone.