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Old 11-09-2011, 10:13 AM
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Are Surefire flashlights worth the money? Looking at a 6PX Defender for personal use just for evening or night walks with family, etc. These lights are pricey but if worth it then so be it.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:15 AM
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Are Surefire flashlights worth the money?

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Old 11-09-2011, 10:37 AM
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Are Surefire flashlights worth the money?

No

Is there something similar/better at a better price?
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'Tactical' flashlights exist only to give the soldier of fortune types something to spend their money on.
My $24 Coleman Max from wally world has an incredibly powerful beam.
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Originally Posted by jacksdad View Post
'Tactical' flashlights exist only to give the soldier of fortune types something to spend their money on.
My $24 Coleman Max from wally world has an incredibly powerful beam.


FWIW... I have a streamlight, it is rechargeable and super tough, cost 100 bucks. The Coleman Max is about the same brightness as the streamlight.
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The G2 Nitrolon with the LED is a great light, you can find them on sale for pretty cheap. They are very durable, bright etc. The chinese copies that use triple A's are fine as well for less money. The surefire, streamlight etc are a quality product. I prefer the LED to the xenon. I keep a couple on the boat and in the truck.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:55 AM
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I'm sorry, but what does this thing do for $115+ ? http://www.surefire.com/6PX-Pro
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Yes, worth the money. I have several, an E1L and E2L, nice to know when I need light it will work. I buy the Surefire batteries on eBay by the box.
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Insight and ATN both offer cheaper alternatives to Surefire, but they are still high quality lights
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I keep one on my boat in case my spotlight goes out while I'm running through stump fields at 4:30 in the morning on my way to a duck hunt. I've had to use it before; and I didn't have to slow down. Yes they're worth it for the right application.

They really do put out more light.... at the expense of high dollar batteries. You will burn through a ton of $4 batteries if you use it constantly, so keep that in mind.
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They are the best..... I have one on my Sig 229....

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Home Depot has 2D Mag LEDs on sale for $17. I believe they are 130ish lumens. Are they the best? Not at all, but a good general purpose light.

I am sure the surefire flashlights are great. However, you can try to defend yourself with that thing while I hurl 6 maglites at you and we'll see who is left standing.
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Originally Posted by Flot View Post
Home Depot has 2D Mag LEDs on sale for $17. I believe they are 130ish lumens. Are they the best? Not at all, but a good general purpose light.

I am sure the surefire flashlights are great. However, you can try to defend yourself with that thing while I hurl 6 maglites at you and we'll see who is left standing.
Funny stuff Flot, funny stuff.

Don't throw the all the flashlights all at once though, at least dump the D-Batteries out and start with those, you'll double, triple or quadruple the # of throws you'll get and with the increased velocity from the smaller battery as opposed to the larger MagLite, inflict more damage. D-Batteries can hurt and the accuracy is much-much better.

Like everything else for sale, if someone has the money, buy-away.

Matt Damon in the Bourne-movie(s) put a lickin' on a guy with a rolled up magazine.
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Don't forget the OP's question "for personal use just for evening or night walks with family, etc." I guess if you want to have a bad ass flashlight while walking the sidewalks of Jupiter, then that's one possibility.
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For anyone who for a second has no problem with paying or even considering what they ask for those flashlights, definitely get it. (Fortunate are those who have the spare loot to get one, pesky 1%-ers)

Us "just getting by-folk" use the WalMart specials and buy batteries from BJ's Wholesale Club.

davedowneast, funny, the "Mean Streets of Jupiter Florida", where a "SureFire will have you covered . . . "
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Try here;

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ItemL...spx?catid=6664
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Yes they are worth it. They make the best reflectors and lenses on any flashlight I have ever used.

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Originally Posted by thundra View Post
Fortunate are those who have the spare loot to get one, pesky 1%-ers)
Like we all dont spend a ton of money on our boats - we all must be 1% ers on here

$200 military spec flashlight doesnt appear that over the top....
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1/3 the price -- 2-million times the protection.





2-million volt stun baton ... with a light, $39.00.

http://www.security-wizard.net/2mivostbali.html
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
Like we all dont spend a ton of money on our boats - we all must be 1% ers on here

$200 military spec flashlight doesnt appear that over the top....
I understand that thinking for tactical or on a boat at night or similar uses.

As a hand held flashlight, what do you need it for while taking a walk with the family in the hood of Jupiter? How far do you need to see while strolling or walking the dog? Get a Rayovac 6V, weighs about 3 lbs, has a handle, cost less than $10 with battery and could be used for self defense.
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