SureFire Filters and Diffuser

Mini-Review: SureFire Diffuser and Beam Filters

SureFire F04-A Diffuser, F05-A Red Filter, and F06-A Blue Filter

SureFire has introduced three new attachments – the F04-A Diffuser, F05-A Red Filter, and F06-A Blue Filter – made to accommodate the 1.125″ bezel used on recent flashlights and weapon lights.  Designed to slip over the bezel and remain in place using a friction fit, these new attachments allow users to modify the standard beam of their flashlight for specific tasks.

When performing close tasks, the F04-A Diffuser provides a white, evenly diffused beam.  When preservation of night vision is a priority, the F05-A Red Filter produces a beam of red light that will not degrade night vision as much as white light.  As some animals see poorly in the red spectrum this is a useful filter for hunters moving about in pre-dawn hours.  The F06-A is a blue filter designed to produce a beam of blue light which is useful for hunters tracking wounded game in the dark.  All three attachments reduce the intensity of light output making them useful for close-range, non-tactical applications such as map reading. Continue reading

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Elzetta Charlie High Output

Review: Elzetta High Output Flashlights

Elzetta High Output Flashlights – Overview

Elzetta Designs is making a big splash with the introduction of their new high output head with Automatic Voltage Sensing (AVS) Technology.  Available with a plain or crenelated bezel, and with two choices of lenses, the high output head utilizes a Cree XM-L2 LED to pump out 650 lumens when powered by two lithium CR123 batteries and a scorching 900 lumens when used with a 3-cell body.  Continue reading

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SureFire P2X Fury

Review: SureFire P2X Fury

Surefire P2X Fury – Overview

Since its introduction in 2011, the P2X Fury has become one of SureFire’s most popular handheld flashlights and has spawned an entire family of products, each with the same 500 lumen maximum output.  At the time of their introduction, the Fury line of flashlights were the first, and only, SureFire flashlights capable of producing 500 lumens powered by only two CR123 lithium primary batteries.

The common theme throughout the various iterations of the P2X is the Cree XML emitter with options for different switch types, output modes, and body styles:

P2X-A-BK:  Single output version of the Fury equipped with a standard press for momentary, twist for constant-on switch.

P2X-B-BK:  Dual output version with a click-type switch which allows the user to partially press the switch for momentary-on low output or press further, until it clicks, for constant-on low output.  The high output mode can be accessed by returning to off and pressing or clicking again within 2 seconds.

P2XD-A-BK:  Single output version of the Fury equipped with a standard press for momentary, twist for constant-on switch.  Features a crenelated strike bezel similar to the design found on the 6PX Defender and 6P Defender series lights.

P2ZX-A-BK:  Single output version of the Fury equipped with a standard press for momentary, twist for constant-on switch.  Features the same CombatLight body design found on the Z2X.  Continue reading

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SureFire EB2

Review: SureFire EB2 Backup

Surefire EB2 Backup – Overview

The SureFire EB2 Backup is a relatively compact dual-output flashlight capable of producing 500 lumens of output focused with SureFire’s new 22mm TIR (Total Internal Reflection) optic.

The EB2, like its “little brother” the EB1 Backup, provides two levels of output controlled by a single tail-cap switch. Two models are available with different methods of operation.

The EB2C variant comes equipped with a click-type switch which allows the user to partially press the switch for momentary-on high output or press further, until it clicks, for constant-on high output.  The low output can be accessed by returning to off and pressing or clicking again within 2 seconds.

The EB2T variant utilizes a tactical 2-stage switch which allows the user to partially depress the switch for momentary-on low output or fully press the switch for momentary-on high output.  Constant-on activation for low and then high mode can be achieved by twisting (tightening) the tailcap.

The MSRP of the EB2 Backup is $235.  It has a high-strength aerospace aluminum body with a Mil-Spec hard anodized finish and is available in black or desert tan.

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SureFire E2LAA-A

Review: SureFire E2LAA-A Outdoorsman

Surefire E2LAA-A Outdoorsman – Overview

The SureFire E2LAA-A Outdoorsman is the latest version of SureFire’s only AA battery powered handheld flashlight.  Able to operate with alkaline primary, lithium primary, or NiMH rechargeable batteries, the E2LAA-A is rated at 5 lumens for 100 hours in low mode and 115 lumens for 8.5 hours in high mode.  Output is focused with a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens to provide a tight beam for additional reach while still providing adequate spill for peripheral vision.

As with other models in the Outdoorsman line of flashlights, the E2LAA-A utilizes a pushbutton tailcap which provides momentary operation with a partial press of the button or constant-on activation with a full click of the button.  Unlike tactically oriented lights, such as the E2D LED Defender, the E2LAA-A always turns on in low mode first, with high mode selected with an additional press or click of the tailcap switch.

The SureFire E2LAA-A Outdoorsman has a MSRP of $250.Continue reading

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SureFire E2L-A

Review: SureFire E2L-A Outdoorsman

SureFire E2L-A Outdoorsman – Overview

The SureFire E2L-A Outdoorsman is a compact dual-output flashlight designed to provide extended runtime.  Powered by two 123A lithium primary batteries, the E2L-A is rated at 5 lumens for 67 hours in low mode, and 125 lumens for 7.25 hours in high mode.  Output is focused with a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens to provide a tight beam for additional reach while still providing adequate spill for peripheral vision.

As with earlier models in the Outdoorsman line of flashlights, the E2L-A utilizes a pushbutton tailcap which provides momentary operation with a partial press of the button or constant-on activation with a full click of the button.  Unlike tactically oriented lights, such as the E2D LED Defender, the E2L-A always turns on in low mode first, with high mode selected with an additional press or click of the tailcap switch.

The SureFire E2L-A Outdoorsman has a MSRP of $255.Continue reading

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SureFire E1L-A

Review: SureFire E1L-A Outdoorsman

SureFire E1L-A Outdoorsman – Overview

The SureFire E1L-A Outdoorsman is a compact dual-output flashlight designed to provide extended runtime.  Powered by a single 123A lithium primary battery, the E1L-A is rated to produce 5 lumens for 41 hours in low mode, and 90 lumens for 6 hours in high mode.  Output is focused with a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens to provide a tight beam for additional reach while providing limited spill for peripheral vision.

Like previous versions in the Outdoorsman line, the E1L-A utilizes a pushbutton tailcap which provides momentary operation with a partial press of the button or constant-on activation with a full click of the button.  Unlike tactical lights, such as the EB1, the E1L-A always turns on in low mode first, with high mode selected with an additional press or click of the tailcap switch.

The SureFire E1L-A has a MSRP of $225Continue reading

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SureFire E2D LED Defender Ultra

Review: SureFire E2D LED Defender Ultra

Surefire E2DL Ultra – Overview

SureFire’s new E2D LED Defender Ultra is the latest addition to the Defender line of flashlights, boasting an increased output of 500 lumens focused by a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens.

The Ultra, like its predecessor, the E2DL, provides two levels of output controlled by a single tail-cap switch:  Press or click once for full output and return to off and press or click again within 2 seconds for a lower intensity 5 lumen output.  As with other SureFire Defender flashlights, the E2DL Ultra features a crenelated bezel and scalloped tail cap, both providing defensive options should the need arise.Continue reading

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Malkoff MDC

Review: Malkoff MDC Series Flashlights

Malkoff MDC Review

The Malkoff MDC, for Malkoff Daily Carry, series represents the latest addition to the Malkoff Devices family of flashlights. Available in a variety of configurations, the Malkoff MDC provides several options with regard to output, battery type, and finish. The anodized 6061 T6 aluminum head and body of the MDC are also SureFire E-series compatible paving the way for any number of “Lego” opportunities by mixing and matching bodies and bezels from different lights.Continue reading

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