mly tough light. On the surface of things.
My first Surefire was/is a 6P I still have it.
It is green (rare)
One thing I learned about 6P's is that it was not a good idea to drop them while ON. The globe broke if they take a fall while ON.
So surefire made a special head which was a shock absorbing head for the 6/9P series of lights. they absorbed the high G's if dropped saving the globe. Was this a design to get us to either buy more globes or more accessories. I did both.
Cut to 10 -15 or so years later and I still have that 6P. I run it with a P61 globe.
So I got to thinking the new LED globe which they say puts out 80 lumens costs $39.00 and theG2® LED goes for 65. I want one of those new LED globes. I went to the local gun shop to get one but that didn't have any but they did have a
So I bought one.
This unit seems to be a hybrid with the Nitrolon tail and switch assembly and an aluminum head. Not a bad idea since the emitter will generate some heat. I doubt it generates as much heat as a stock p61 but it certainly warms up. Surefire definitely wanted these to last a long time. Gone it seems are the days where you have to buy a shock proof head and multiple p60 and P61 globes.
At $39.00 the LED globe alone is a fantastic value. I used to say that about the kl3 head at $60.00.
So what I have here is an incredibly durable high quality can't go wrong twist it and it goes on LED flashlight with a momentary push button operation as an option. To many the perfect flashlight.
As time marches on I may report here how this light is doing. Others have literally dragged this light around on miles of rocks and not had it fail.
The point is this for around $65.00 you can buy a light which you can shove into your trunk and let it sit for 5 years and just when all is lost you have this beauty to light your way a real life saver. Or you can toss this into your tool box bang it around and treat it like your worst enemy after 6 patron's and it will come back swinging.
No matter how you look at it the G2 LED is a great beginner to advanced flashlight. If you are new and want a basic light to start with this is it.
If you are an old-timer but would never spend the kind of Money Surefire asks for their stuff finally they have a LED light without a sky high price tag.
I believe this light would be just as at home on the battlefield or the workshop.
I love aluminum. I have a lot of aluminum flashlights. But I have got to tell you this NITROLON stuff is a very dense material. I doubt it is glass filed but it may mot need to be it is HARD maybe just as hard as aluminum.
I don't know for sure but it is HARD tough stuff.
The G2 LED has a very solid feeling in your hand. It is a good size. The beam is very nice.
If I were to be at all critical I would say the emitter runs a little on the COOL side and could use a little warming up. Lottery I am sure.
BTW I love the idea that I can pull the LED based globe out and stick it into one of several body/head combinations I have instantly converting them to LED and cheap too.
OK there you go I am a surefire fan no doubt.
I find it very hard to find anything wrong with this flashlight.
I look forward to figuring out ways of really abusing it.
Some rainy nights on a late night movie set ought to do it some good.
I am sure some of you already have this sucker I would love to hear about how much you Love it or hate it.
Have a great day.