//Featured Video: long range test challenge
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//5 Point Review Nitecore MH2C
// High performance light in the EDC sized compact category but slightly longer to accommodate a deeper reflector which utilizes the class standard output more efficiently for real world use. The next step up is the Nitecore MH25 which has higher output but also a larger reflector for even more reach. The other similar compact options like the Nitecore P12, Olight M18 Striker or even the PD35, for those lights they predominantly work only well in 30-50 ft range because they don't feature the deeper reflector.
*Image shows a Nitecore MH2C size comparison with Fenix PD35
// 750-800 real world lumens is matched with a narrow beam angle from the compact yet deeper reflector to separate this light from the competition (Fenix PD35, Olight M18 Striker) as the superior option while still being pocket friendly //It is slightly longer than the PD35 so it can possibly be pushed out of pocket //You can see here on camera that despite being underpowered by almost 100 lumens compared to the ELzetta Charlie, the MH2c does an equally good job while not requiring the
//Test Video: 40-70ft comparison test
additional CR123 battery in the Elzetta. The MH2C with it's constant brightness drain pattern means that after even after 40 minutes and beyond it will continue to produce the max output as the rest of the competition will begin to slowly dim, and it does so without over heating issues or dropping modes like some other lights.
//ROLE & APPLICATIONS
// The advertised feature is this flashlight can take the place of a battery charger in an emergency kit or travel set up. Micro USB ports and their adapters can be found in airports, cars and local stores, though the light operates with a constant brightness output so it's not necessary to keep the battery fully charged. As a emergency striking tool the added length from the longer design makes this light a better striking tool on either end when in hand. When it comes to complete lockout (disabling of the light by loosening the caps) it is not necessary because the tail cap has guards, but in a tactical situation the light will switch to it's alternate mode if the primary reflector side is loosened which is better than shutting off. The tail cap end if slightly loosened will shut off but that is typical among the competition because that is not the striking side. This can all be fixed with Locktite* on the tail cap threading. The only other perceivable flaw is the pocket clip. Switching to a clip that's more reinforced will provide the tension needed for more security.
//CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN
// In bare form, the MH2C lacks traction in a tactical rear grip. This can be remedied by attaching the included tactical ring which is made of a hard polymer but this may make pocket carrying uncomfortable. A DIY fix is to wrap a ranger band (cut a small section of a bicycle inner tube) or O Rings around the bare section with the labeling covered //A design weakness is the
the pocket clip can only be attached for lens up carry which is fine except out of box the stock pocket clip is very long and will dig uncomfortably into your hand in a tactical grip. The tension is not strong enough because the base of the clip is too weak. Here you can see a picture of a modified MH2C using the pocket clip and spare components from an Armytek. Picture B shows from left to right two Nitecore clips and then the Armytek and a clip from the Fenix PD35. Nitecore pocket clips are very weak so the flashlight won't stay secure in intense situations and you will need to bend the clip when received to make it stronger. This swapping of components is only possible because the MH2c has less 3D machining on the handles to allow for gun mounts
// Nitecore flashlights tend to not be completely water tight and humidity can form inside the lens. Despite this the light can actually work even if completely flooded with water inside the body which is very impressive for it's construction.
// Parent company Sysmax also owns Jetbeam. Fantastic all around performance for it's category with very well thought out design features for a variety of end users //Tactical lock out means rather than shutting off if the light becomes loose it will switch to secondary modes //Slightly less output than the P12 but better projection through tinted glass and distances of 70-80 feet //Highly recommended flashlight that stands among the best available //An intuitive design that allows for a variety of modifications. Hope more people get a chance to experience this fine light and all it has to offer.