4.82 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)


The 3 mode version of our “entry level” Cree U2 flashlight, the Echo-3 replaces the popular but retired T6-1000-3.  At just 5-5/8″ long and weighing only 4.2 oz, this high quality light is an incredible value and a “power tool” that comfortably fits in your shirt pocket.

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Echo-3 runs on one 18650 battery. Choose a package with 1 or 2 Extended or Ultra Capacity batteries and single or dual AC charger or dual AC/DC charger. The flashlight does not come with batteries or charger unless you add a package below.

Add Custom Ballistic Nylon Holster:

SMO (Smooth) Reflector Options

SMO gives tighter focus center beam and increased beam distance.

Add Remote Pressure Switch

Add Firearm Mount

Add Red and Green Color Filters

Tactical Accessories

Product Description

The MF Tactical Echo Series is the latest evolution of (and replacement for) our wildly popular and now retired T6-1000-3, our entry level model in the pro grade category.  The MF Tactical Echo-3 is the best choice for the user that wants a durable, all metal tactical flashlight constructed of aircraft grade aluminum that is brighter than anything else in its price range while still costing a fraction of the price of other quality flashlights built around the Cree XM-L2-U2 LED emitter.  The Echo-3 is a three mode flashlight with High, Low and High Speed Strobe modes.  Believe it or not, a flashlight can be “too bright,” so the low mode lets you read without burning your retinas while at the same time more than quadrupling your battery run time.  The strobe mode is a potential life saving feature that can be used to blind a potential attacker or to signal help in the event you should become disabled or stranded.  As an added plus, the Echo-3 now has mode memory, which allows your flashlight to remember and return to the last mode used, eliminating the need to repeatedly change modes if you prefer to leave the light in low or strobe mode.

MF Tactical never stands still and is always researching and developing improvements to our already outstanding products.  The Echo-3 moves us forward by improving upon the performance and features of the T6-1000-3:  First and foremost, the Echo Series represents our first use of the Cree U2 emitter in a budget priced, compact and lightweight flashlight.  With a max rating of 1100 lumens, the U2 improves output by 10% over the T6.  In addition to being noticeably brighter, the Echo-3 features a redesigned internal switch structure that further improves performance and reliability.  Of course, we have retained the features that made this model line such a success, such as the glow-in-the-dark button cover, fast strobe mode and an integrated solid steel (removable) pocket/belt clip.  Just as MF Tactical customers expect from us, the Echo Series ratchets ups the bar on the brightness, features and design features offered on an entry level, compact high power tactical LED flashlight while delivering the high end performance and attention to detail build quality you can only get from the flashlight freaks at MF Tactical.

If you follow the development and evolution of LED’s, you will know that MF Tactical was the first brand utilizing top-of-the-line Cree LED emitters to market nationally to fire departments, law enforcement and EMS services.  Until MF Tactical arrived on the scene with affordable high powered flashlights, police departments across the country were spending $200+ per unit to equip their officers with lights still did not approach the performance, capability and reliability of MF Tactical‘s Echo-3.  And, don’t forget the tactical “attack crown” design of the bezel that allows you to use your light as your last line of defense* after you have blinded your adversary with strobe.  Thanks to MF Tactical‘s being run by a true flashlight freak dedicated to pushing out the envelope of what is possible in the world of tactical LED flashlights, now you can carry your own high quality U2 powered MF Tactical Echo-3 for a fraction of the competitors’ price.

*For legitimate self defense only – we do not condone or promote violence of any type.

This light was built to run on a single high voltage 18650 rechargeable li-ion protected battery (Do NOT use CR-123A’s). While the price shown for the flashlight is without batteries, just check the box marked “Select Battery/Charger Package” when you put this light in your cart, and you can choose from a variety of packages made up of one or two of our top quality rechargeable li-ion batteries and your choice of charger type, all offered with a package deal and with no additional shipping. We also stock a variety of accessories, such as red and green color filter lenses, mounting hardware, remote pressure switches and holsters.

While MF Tactical does sell more expensive models that can throw farther and wider than this, our entry level U2 light, you will not see anything close to this brightness level in such a compact and affordable body with this level of quality anywhere!  We always warn people about the inferior flashlights being sold on the internet and being shipped from Hong Kong or China.  Nowhere is the distinction between the cheap imitators and an MF Tactical flashlight more important than here, when you are dealing with the use of a high power emitter in a compact body.  If you do not properly manage the immense heat that must be safely dissipated, you get a flashlight that will either be literally “too hot to handle” or a device that will quickly burn itself out, leaving you with an expensive paperweight. MF Tactical, through advanced engineering, has perfected the use of lightweight heat-sinks and other components that naturally disburse the sworn enemy of electronics – HEAT!  As a result, the Echo-3 delivers the quality and performance that you expect from an MF Tactical flashlight with the extraordinary output you get from a state-of-the-art Cree U2 LED emitter.  The bottom line –>  Nowhere else will you get a better bang for the buck than with the Echo Series!

Here are the specs:

Model: MF Tactical Echo-3
Emitter Brand/Type: Cree
Emitter BIN: XM-L2-U2
Color BIN: SXO (White)
Total Emitters: 1
Battery Configurations: Uses 1x 18650 protected (PCB) battery only (sold separately). DO NOT USE CR123As or unprotected 18650s.
Voltage Input: 3.6~4.2V
Switch Type: Reverse Click
Switch Location: Tail Cap
Modes: 3
Mode Arrangement: Hi, Low, Strobe
Mode Memory: Remembers and returns to last mode used (after 5 second memory set period)
Circuitry: 2800mA Total Current Output, Digitally Regulated
Max Lumen Rating: 1100 lumens (Rated by Cree)
Runtime: Approx. 2.6 hrs. on High; Approx. 10.5 hrs. on Low (with 3400mAh Ultra Capacity battery)
Lens: Strengthened Coated Mineral Glass Lens
Reflector: Aluminum Textured/OP Reflector
Waterproof Standard: IPX-7.  Protected against water penetration at depth up to 1 meter.
Carrying Strap/Clip: Both nylon wrist strap and removable steel pocket clip included.
Weight (w/o battery): 4.2 ounces (w/o battery)
Length: 5-5/8”
Tail Diameter: 1”
Head Diameter: 1-5/16”
Diameter at Mounting Point: 7/8”

TO CHANGE MODES:  Turn on with a full press of the button (CLICK), then cycle through modes with a half press of button (NO CLICK).

MEMORY FEATURE:  Leave in any mode for about 4 seconds to allow circuitry to learn mode.  Then turn off and wait 4 additional seconds for memory to set. The light then remembers and returns to your last setting when turned back on.

Optional Tactical Accessories:

Universal Gun Mount
SMALL light Pressure switchSM
Remote Pressure Switch

To order, check the “Add Remote Pressure Switch” and/or “Add Firearm Mount” box above.

SMO Reflector Options:

SMO or "Smooth" Reflector
SMO or “Smooth” Reflector
Shown with standard “OP” or Orange Peel Reflector.
Shown with standard “OP” or Orange Peel Reflector.

If you would like to upgrade your Echo-3 to maximize the throw distance of this magnificent emitter, we offer the option to upgrade your reflector to a highly polished SMO smooth reflector. The standard OP or “orange peel” reflector has a textured surface that acts to evenly disburse the light over a wider field, which makes the light have a bias towards flood or spill. As some users prefer their light to have a bias towards throw, which concentrates more of the beam towards the center, sending more of the light farther down field, we offer the option of upgrading your light’s reflector to an SMO reflector.  Think of the difference as the choice of loading your home’s light fixture with a spot light bulb vs. a flood light bulb. If you would want to maximize your light’s throw potential through the use of an SMO reflector, just check the option box when ordering and either upgrade your standard OP reflector to the SMO reflector or include both OP and SMO reflectors.

11 reviews for MF Tactical Echo-3 LED Tactical Flashlight – 3 Mode

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    One of the best flashlights I have, par with my Mag Tac. Definitely did not regret this purchase, a little weird to use at first but once you get used to the 3 mode click it becomes part of you. The memory mode is somthing I really dig

  2. 5 out of 5


    At first I went the cheap route and ordered a shadowhawk after receiving about 100 emails for it. They charged my credit card 4 times for the one flashlight and after a month I still did not receive it. Cancelled it with Amex and never looked back. Then I found MF Tactical and ordered an Echo3. Very professional operation. Got a tracking number 2 hours after I ordered and got the light in 2 days. Excellent build quality and incredibly bright. As I should’ve known from the start, you get what you pay for, and the echo is worth every cent. I have recommended my fellow UPS workers to the MF site, and several have ordered and love to show off their lights. Next I’m getting an xray to take with me hiking. I give these guys 5 stars for the light and the 1st class operation.

  3. 5 out of 5


    I bought 2 of the 1100 Tactical flashlights. One for me and one for my cousin who is a Homicide Detective in Elkhart, Indiana. He would get called in at all hours of the night and I wanted him to have the best flashlight for his job.
    When I gave it to him he was amazed at how bright it was, in fact he had all the detectives bring their flashlights in to see who’s was the brightest and his MF beat everyone’s hands down. These make excellent gifts for our men and women in Blue. Thank you MF for a superior flashlight and a great value.

  4. 3 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have three different monster flashlights. Like them all. Very sturdy, reliable and bright. I just bought this light, and actually I wish I would have bought the single mode version rather than the three mode. To make the light “remember” to stay on the one mode ( bright ) that I use most of the time, requires some trickery at the switch. The single mode version would likely be my perfect belt carry light. I’m giving this review only three stars because although the light is excellent, the switch is not at all to my liking.


  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I bought the Echo 3 because it has all of the features that I think should be on a self defense light. It appears to me that under the right conditions using the strobe function, a gun wouldn’t be needed. Anyway, I give it 5 stars only because I can’t give it 10 stars. Great Product – Thanks

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I purchased the Echo-3 light for my husband. It has 1100 lumens, a lower brightness and a strobe. Either mode is bright enough to light an entire room in our house. It would make a great defense for women when walking at night. It blind any assailant. Great purchase. Should get the charger and an extra battery.

  7. 5 out of 5


    Well I’ve become a flashlight freak.i have an eye condition that left me with no night vision at all. I thought I found the flashlight of my dreams 700 lumens.i used it around 10 times and switch broke, I found out it was made in China (say no more). So I started researching and found Monster Flashlights (made in USA)I got the t-6-1000 and it worked great but felt bulky in holster so I got the echo-3 it smaller and fits better in the holster. I would recommend Monster flashlight to any one looking for a well made and bright flashlight…well done guys.

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I just received my T6-1000-3 flashlight. It was shipped and delivered very quickly. It has the look and feel of a quality piece of equipment. For such a small light, it is VERY bright. At this point I am very pleased with the purchase and look forward to using this light for years to come. By the way, yes, I could not resist looking into the light… I’m still seeing spots. Thanks, Howard!

  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Great product t6-1000-3 and customer service 2nd to none

  10. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I chose the T6-1000-3 model for its reliability in battery life, its user functions, and the bragging rights of its 1000 lumens at work. this light has truly proven to work in its time that I’ve been using it, sadly loosing it earlier this week… Though tears aside it truly has performed to all of my standards witch is why I’ve chosen to get the same model and from the same reliable company who makes it! keep it up””

  11. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Bought the entry level to mount on my Tactical 12 gauge, using the 45-degree offset Picatinny adaptor. What a light! Takes the recoil without any problems, and with the flood reflector it’s like high noon in a dark room. When I showed this to my son, (a flashlight freak like his old man), he said he wanted one for Christmas. Tremendous value for a top quality product.

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