Well the body is simply a 2d maglite, so it can be replaced with a silver one instead, or blue, or whatever color tickles your fancy. This one is simply a proof of concept being sent to ARGLaser for testing and review, it has a few flaws, but should be functional. Those flaws certainly won't be in the batch that I plan on making following review. I will most like make a batch of 10 of these which will probably take at least a month, then the 10 will be for sale. It'll most likely be a bit of a limited deal for now.
It's a tiny bit on the high end, but I think it's a fair price. For a host like this it requires milling, plus a maglite body. There's also a lot of thought and design that has to go into it all, and more aluminium than a usual single diode host.
It would take a while of machining to make, it's not something that could be done quickly.
The parts to go in this are not cheap either, 200$ is nothing after buying 300$ of diodes, and 200$ of optics. If you're looking to save money stick to single diode lasers. Making multi-diode lasers does not come cheap.
Looks awesome. Somebody NEEDS to pack 3 of the 6W diodes in this. A realistic 15W handheld laser would be killer....on your batteries and wallet lol. Still, would be awesome. And the simple fact that it is possible means someone must do it.