How to spot fake surefire handhelds

Jphaphol

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Hello, I was wondering if anyone had a way to spot a fake surefire edcl1t. I’ve seen many post and threads about fake weaponlights but never one about handheld lights.
 

bridgman

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Haven't seen discussion about edcl1t specifically but this thread about g2's might help:


There are some good arguments that public discussions like this can make things worse by helping counterfeiters to improve their products, but I haven't thought of a better solution yet unfortunately other than being very careful about where you buy from.
 

bykfixer

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Trouble is, once you have said fake in your possesion the faker has the money in hand and you have the fake. Buy it at eBay or Amazon and it's a roll of the dice.
To prevent buying a fake buy from authorized dealers like Bridgman said.
 

s85sss

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just pay attention to the serial number, most of the fakes have the same one
 

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I have seen plenty of fake weaponlights on the used market, likely targeting the airsoft crowd. I haven’t come across any fake EDCLs, but that’s not to say they aren’t out there. If you have the time to study a real one, you might be able to spot a fake from the TIR lens.
 
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