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Posted: 1/3/2006 8:29:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/3/2006 8:31:56 PM EDT by The_Lynch_Family]
Out of these two lights which of these would you go with if you could have either one.

Streamlight m3 a little smaller then the m3x and less bright
Streamlight m3x a little bigger and brighter

Just so you all know. I cant afford a surefire so lets not even go there..
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 8:29:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/3/2006 8:31:49 PM EDT by fight4yourrights]

Surefire X200B - by far
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 8:34:10 PM EDT
M3X Surefire copy then.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 8:47:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/3/2006 8:57:41 PM EDT by scrum]
I have a Surefire M101. 125 or 225 lumens of well focused 9 volt combat weaponlight vanquishing the night. Built rock solid too.

Before you say you can't afford it - watch for one used and beat up. I paid less for mine than a new M3X. Every part can be replaced if it were to break. In my case, it meant a new mount and a new lens. The body is near indestructible - guy before me took a hammer to it and dented the rear of it, but it works great. Total out was not much more than a M3.

A Surefire P101 (6 volt version, 65 or 125 lumens) MSRP $180
M3X $160
Not much difference in price, especially if you can get one used.

Another idea is to ask brightflashlights what he thinks or could supply.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 8:48:34 PM EDT
I own an M5, so not sure about the M3 series. Its a great light BTW.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 8:57:24 PM EDT
I have had decent luck with my M3 had it for years
it is a decent light
my X200 is nicer but alot more $$
I beleve a M3X is quite a bit more than s a M3 also
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