ULTRAFIRE P60 TRIO
THE STORY OF THE 3 CLONES WHO TRAVELED FROM CHINA TO EU
It's a story that begun when Surefire designed a 6P flashlight which was a great success. Apparently that sprung a ton of clones around the world. The most notable are The sloarforces who started with the L2. What about the others?
Can others make nice flashlight hosts for less? Yes, pretty much so. Even with variety!
The three P60 hosts are these:
The black one Ultrafire WF-504B - Black
The space one Sky Ray S-R5
The silver one Ultrafire WF-504B - Silver
Machining is good not exceptional but good. Still reasonably well made and for what you pay are quite nice. Actually i don't have any complaints.
It's worth to mention that MF takes time to package these to resist and survive scratch/ding free even the most harsh enviroments. Also known as HK post.
These feature a recessed tailcap button and can even tailstand stock. Even the skyray one althrough not prefectly. Switching the tailcap silicone cover would be probably enough. Why the orange one? Who knows... since they manufacture the orange ones they must find a host to greet it with from time to time. The SKYRAY was the "lucky" one...
Most of the time there is some arguing which P60 are compatible with each other or better will it blend? Pretty much so!
I really doubt anyone would like those that way. If you order all three together thank MF packing policy to not recieve them that way by HK post handling/leg-ling?.
Lego test passed!
How bout the threads? Worth a look? Yep!
Pretty decent long threading on all samples. Notably longer on the black sample. Smooth enough, and all came generously lubed as a surprise. Perhaps someone at MF instructed the manufacturer to do the lube job properly. These were by far the most properly lubed P60 hosts i ever had. It's not a big deal but it is nice nonetheless.
Internals and bezels?
With the exception of the SKYRAY body the internals are the usual deal. You can drop a 16850 battery through the tube easily. The SKYRAY will not allow that. I Like that. Inner diameter is about the same in all and can vary a bit from sample to sample i realized in the last half year. For everyone that like FoyzelsTM (Foy made bezels) these come with non agressive bezels with the exception of the SKYRAY which features a slight crenellation. I guess it sticks with the designs pretty nicely to not bother grinding it down.
For heatsinking these are all about equal... Perhaps the SKYRAY would be the winner since it has more total surface (regardless of mass). The better your dropin is made and the better you wrap it to snug fit in there the better the thermals. Variation from these hosts should be minimal.
These lonely three will soon have their shiny new custom built dropin. Untill then they will shine on my desk to remind me to do the dropins for them. :)
They can be had for much less solarforce asks for their L2. Cheaper and stock deweaponized. You decide if thats enough to buy. I did. :)