Yesterday I ordered my first Surefire lights ever:
1 x Backup E1B-MV
2 x Titan-A
My first flashlight order since Mar 2019 (which was a HDS EDC LE, last order before that was Apr 2018 which was another HDS, an EDC Executive). So I stopped buying lights recently as I've been happy with my HDS EDC LE, so why did I now buy the Backup?... well I feel like HDS Systems caters for a very specific crowd, mainly being the Rotary buyers, fancy HiCRI emitters and now fancy metals none of which I care about personally. So I thought I'd try the Surefire Backup to see how it compares. I like the fact that as a small tactical light it comes on high first but has a low mode for general usage and the 50 hour runtime on a CR123 is great in an emergency. I will also order a Z68 tailcap as I don't want any accidental light discharge in my pocket.
Why the Titan-A? For my keychain, to replace the Fenix E01 which has been my main backup since 2011. The Fenix still works great but as they've been discontinued for about a year now I feel like it's time to replace with something current, the dual 15/125 lumen output is a lot more flexible too. I decided against the Titan Plus as it is a lot heavier, I don't like burst modes, plus the UI is funky with L-M-H actually being L-M-M-H unless done slow (or so I previously read).