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Old November 9, 2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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Surefire Flashlight as Part of CCW Rig

I'm thinking about adding a 6PX Defender as part of my carry rig. Just wanted to see if any one had any insight on Surefire flashlights and or any advice on adding a light to your CCW rig?
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Old November 9, 2011, 07:56 PM   #2
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I think a light is a good add to the ccw package. I carry a Fenix PD30 for my light, but the Surefire is a great light also.
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Old November 9, 2011, 10:03 PM   #3
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Before you empty your wallet, check out a few of the new white lights here; . Galls sells a compact light line with LED Li battery systems around $65-90.00. These lights are powerful & include strobe/SOS features.
Im not sure if they include tailcap buttons(a good feature ) but they are well made, lightweight & may cost less than the higher end SureFire units.

If you live in a colder climate, you may want a Li or recharge type white light.
It may last longer than a standard AA or AAA battery flashlight.
SureFire is a popular well made brand but I've seen other tactical lights with all the same options for much less $$$.

Stay safe and be ready!

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Old November 9, 2011, 10:11 PM   #4
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The Surefires are good, but I am coming to think they're a bit overpriced for what they are. I have a few myself and there's roles where they're great, but for a handheld light I think there's others that are every bit as good at a fraction of the price.

I just got a Maglite XL200LED to play with, and that little stinker is about the same size as my Surefire G2, way brighter, and a fraction of the cost.
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Old November 9, 2011, 10:40 PM   #5
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The Surefire is a good light. Have the X300 mounted on a M&P 45 with laser grips.
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Old November 10, 2011, 12:11 AM   #6
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Eats batteries like no tomorrow and bulbs at 60 buck a pop

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Old November 10, 2011, 12:50 AM   #7
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I think you can find a light will better match your needs if you shop brands like Fenix or Nitecore online.
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Old November 10, 2011, 09:29 PM   #8
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Great suggestions guys. I certainly check out the Fenix and Nightcore. I'll check out Galls too.
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Old November 11, 2011, 05:59 PM   #9
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Galls, Fenix, white lights...

No problamo!

I was going to add Fenix which I think is the brand in Galls.
Galls also has a protection-white light you can re-charge with a USB port.

Other good sources include; and

Some other white light features you may watch for are;
anti roll design(if you drop it or lose it in low light)
duel or tailcap operation(helps with firearms or if you need the device one handed)
water-proof(not water resistant which means it can still &@#% up in the rain)
compact size
CREE or LED type light source
a defense type design so you can use it as a weapon if needed.
You may need to tear a big chunk out of a violent attacker or bust a huge wound open in his or her mellon.
It could be ugly but war is Hell or so I've heard.

Stay alert & 3D...
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