Panzer Copper Mechanical Mod Clone from FocalEcig.com
Only a few days after having purchased a stainless steel Panzer clone from Focal Ecig they went and posted this copper Panzer for $25.09. I had to order it immediately as it looked simply too gorgeous to pass up and looked to be made nicer than any other copper Panzer clone I’d seen on any other site. Just 1 week after ordering it went on promotional sale for just $19.90. This is the best damned mod I’ve ever bought and $19.90 for an all copper, well machined, super hard hitting mod is a price you would be stupid to pass up! I’ll save you the reading time and give you my concluding thoughts now – BUY THIS MOD NOW!
OK…that said, if you still are unsure or if you clicked the link and bought it and are now wanting to read more in anticipation for its arrival in your mailbox, I will continue with my regularly scheduled review. First let’s see what FocalEcig says about it…
Focal Ecig Published Specifications:
Product Type Mechanical Mod
CONNECTION THREADING 510
TELESCOPING MOD No
BATTERIES INCLUDED No
REQUIRED BATTERY COUNT 1
BATTERY FORM FACTOR 18350/18500/18650
-Floating 510 center pin
-Bottom spring-loaded firing switch w/ reverse locking ring
-Houses single 18350/18500/18650 battery (batteries sold separately)
-Packing List 1xMechanical Mod
Length 2.5 CM
Width 2.5 CM
Height 10.5 CM
Weight 206 g
Total weight 212 g
Purchased from: Focal Ecig
Purchase price: $19.90 shipped!!
This Panzer is copperlicious and chock full of pretty! It’s heavy as heavy as heck and feels marvelous in the hand. Everything is polished wonderful, the threading is spectacularly smooth and free turning without slop. The engraving is deep and crisp and looks wonderful. I honestly don’t know how they can make a mod this good and sell it for under $20 let alone make it out of copper for this price. Simply amazing!
Honestly, the only complaint I could have about it is the locking ring threads are a tad on the sloppy side but even still a firm flick will spin it from full unlock to fully locked and vice-versa. The switch action is simply the best of any other mods I own and it’s only equal is the stainless steel Panzer I have (also from FocalEcig). The action is light and silky smooth with zero crunchiness that is usually found in a spring switch. I normally convert my spring switch mods to magnetic switches but this is even nicer than any magnetic switch I’ve used. Just light pressure on a fully contacted press results in instant hard-hitting vaping. Most other mods require a firm press to get the most current flow but this is instantaneous form the moment the contacts touch lightly. I can’t praise it enough! It’s hands down the hardest hitting mod I have. Even better than the next hardest hitting, my SS Panzer which is closely followed by my 100% brass King.
Each Panzer clone has a randomly generated serial number on the switch button along with the trademark gas mask.
On the opposite end is a nicely engraved top cap with it’s gear design on the face and the usual Panzer engraving on the side. The engraving on this is deep and crisp. Extremely handsome!
Here is the Panzer broken down to it’s main components. There is a main 18350 battery tube and two 15mm extensions for use with 18490 and 18650 cells. The top cap has a floating copper center pin and an adjustable copper contact screw. The tailcap has a copper switch and large copper contact button.
Beautiful threading on all the parts as you can see here. The contact is fully adjustable and extends rather far which is a good thing as the Panzer can accommodate even the longest cells.
A black delrin insulating ring protects the current from flowing until you want it to. The locking ring is reverse threaded and spins easily without jamming up when fully locked or unlocked.
4 vent holes in the base keep venting cells from building up pressure and turning the Panzer into a pipe bomb. Extremely thick tube walls make for a satisfyingly heavy heft to the Panzer.
Here is the Panzer in 18350 format. It’s still a big sized mod! Make no mistake about it, the Panzer is nearly as big as the 4Nine mod is small.
So big in fact that a 4Nine mod in 18350 form with an atomizer is as small or smaller than the Panzer in 18350 format.
Here it is in 18490/18500 mode next to an 18650 cell.
Sorry, you kick users, as long as it appears in 18650 mode there is still no room for a kick but it will easily accept a fuse.
Even my Magma atomizer with it’s unusually long 510 connection seats flush in the Panzer. I need to tell you that the 510 threads in this Panzer are the best I’ve ever seen in any of my mods. There is zero slop or play that plagues any of my other mods. The threading is precise and smooth as silk. This 510 threads in this copper version should outlast nearly any other copper mods top cap. Using it is really a pleasure!
Here you can see the floating center pin extending to accommodate the Magma’s 510 post.
At 25mm wide, you are unlikely to find an atomizer that is flush with the edge of the top cap. If you are one of those folks that has to have the mod and atty flush then you are SOL with the Panzer mod.
As I said above in the beginning of this review, run, don’t walk to FocalEcig.com and buy this mod while it is still available for $19.90 shipped. Even at it’s regular price of $25.09 shipped it is an incredible bargain for what you will get. All good things come to an end, folks, eventually this shipment will run out and there is always the chance that they may not be the same quality in the next batch. Hopefully they will be.