Maxtoch had a small batch of 2X that got out somehow with missing screws on the head/tube connection. (some missing A screw and some had NO screws)
Amanda said she didn’t know if this happened with any of the GB lights or not , as the ones she is talking about were a different batch of lights.
If you do happen to receive a light that is missing screws , contact Amanda at the email that was provided when I sent payment info out and she will see the problem is resolved ASAP.
If you need the email again PM me for that.
Ok the Official close date is going to be July 12th 2016 @ 9pm CST. Any orders not placed by or before that time will not be able to get the GB pricing and all updates (if any) that are needed for your order should also be made by that time.
If you are already on the list (at the bottom of the OP) please check to make sure I have the number of items and also each item listed right for your order.
Good news bad news time, The bad news is the GB will be going a couple more weeks. The GOOD news is the price at 50 pieces has been reduced to $85.50 and if we can get to the 80 it will still go down to the original $83.50.
Just thought I would mention we are already halfway to the first minimum of 50 pieces in just under 72 hours. This is a great start to reach the 50 minimum needed for the $88.50 price and hopefully the 80 pieces to get the $83.50 price on these lights.
Thanks to all who have signed up already.
I just got the OK to get the GB started. We will need 50 pieces to get the initial price of $88.50 and if we get to 80 pieces the price drops to $83.50. This includes FREE standard shipping , a nylon carry bag , extra switch , O-rings and rubber switch boot. Also if you wish to purchase a holster they will be marked down to $2.00 and the remote pressure switch marked down to $5.00 with the purchase of one of these lights (limit of 3 each of either for each light purchased) If the pressure switch is purchased you will need to be sure to get the one marked for the NEW 2X as they are marked accordingly on Aliexpress site. Maxtoch can also include 2 of the 3400 mAh cells (Panasonic protected button tops with Maxtoch wrapper) for $15.90 a pair if you need those but they must be shipped inside the light because of the new airfreight laws so a limit of 2 per light.
I have already asked about a free holster and lower price and probably anything else that could be included and what is listed is about as good as it gets for now. The cost of this light to produce is not quiet as cheap as Maxtoch would have hoped for I am sure, but even at the price we are getting I think it is still a bargain compared to anything even remotely close to it out there. Just getting U4 1A emitters over there took almost an act of foreign trades agreement and ended up costing much more than expected.
We will be able to purchase through Aliexpress site , or IF you will only use Paypal , we can go that route through Maxtoch directly, although I think the Aliexpress purchase will be easier in the end for everyone.
If you want in please let me know by posting in the thread and specify if you will use Paypal only or if you will use Aliexpress site.
If you have a Paypal credit card , it CAN be used through Aliexpress as any other credit card also.
I got the OK to put the review up and it looks like the GB is just around the corner now. Specs listed at bottom of this post.
Again for those who do not want to watch the entire video , the teardown stills and beamshots start at 5:15 in the video and the live footage outside immediately following that. Keep in mind the beamshot stills are much more true to life than the live footage from my cheap video camera.
EDIT: Here is a post to some of the testing I did with this light also.Testing
Best seen in Full Screen
I thought I was going to announce the final specs and a price by today , but it looks like it will be just a short while longer. I have not gotten the final OK from Maxtoch yet to proceed with the GB but I am expecting it to happen just any day now so bare with me just a little longer.
The New 2X hit Aliexpress today. Maxtoch will be doing an “introductory” pricing other than what is listed ($93.50 regular price). Introductory price is $88.83
Also I am talking with Amanda at Maxtoch about a possible Group Buy for the forum (possibly less than introductory price but NO guarantees it will go lower) , so unless you just can’t stand to wait a few more days then here is the link.
EDIT: I just wanted to say this did not start out as my project. The credit for getting this one started goes to Mudgripz and Gadgetman as they put in the brunt of the effort to begin with , I was just kind of brought into it after the ball was already rolling.
Ok folks it has been in the making for awhile now , and I think it is time for a sneak peak at some of what the new 2X Hunter from Maxtoch will be like.
It will be the most powerful , longest throwing light Maxtoch has released to date. I cant give all the details just yet , but it wont be long before I should be able to have a full review done on the light. At that time I will be able to give a definite price point for this light as well as show you the light itself , inside and out.
For now I guess I will just give you the “teaser” information………
How does 4.5 amps with a factory dedomed XM-L2 U4 1A emitter sound for starters? It is just a little bigger than the Maxtoch M24 , with the head size being the main thing. It has a wider and deeper reflector than the M24 does.
Here are the specs…………
Length 248mm (9.8”)
* Weight 308gms (400gms or 0.8lbs with batts). Weapon mountable or handheld
* 68mm head
* 2 x 18650 batts - protected buttontops.
* Balanced beam - combines very tight hotspot plus good flood for scanning big areas
* High mode 360-370k lux, 70-75 min runtime, 1,200 meters max range. No stepdowns required
* Medium ‘hunter’ mode 260+k lux, 100+ minutes runtime, 1000+ meters max range
* Low mode 40-50k lux.
* Standard ring 25mm tube for scope mounting.
* Xm-L2 U4 1A factory dedomed led giving good colour/object picture at range
* Remote switch will be available -
as will single batt tube from Maxtoch. I was informed by Maxtoch the single tube only works with the M24 original version.
And if you would like to see how well the
prototype (now have the first production run shots posted) is throwing , here is a slideshow with some beamshots.(Best seen in FULL screen)
4.Eivwer—1L—1 holster ==PP
5.Jeansy —1L—1 PS
6.gadabout —1L—1 holster, 1 PS
10.Ronen98 —1L—1 holsterPP
11.bobofire —1L—1 holster/1 PS=PP
15.Couchmaster --1L–1 holster–1PS–2 batteryALi or PP
22.Frankie Baby —2L—2holster—2PSPP
26.Rusty Joe —2L—4 batteryPP?
45.DB Custom --1L–1holster–1PSPP