Thursday, January 13, 2011

Surefire G2 Flashlight - Hands on Review

The G2 is the lowest price Surefire I have been able to get my hands on, but at the rate I break little gadgets $40 sounds about right to me. It is a sturdy, no frills light so don't go expecting it to light up the back 40 or anything. It has a push-on button on the back that you can also screw down for a constant-on light.

I bought my first G2 in time to deploy to Afghanistan, where it served me very well for my time there. Maintenance was minimal, mainly just involved swapping out batteries. I was impressed how sturdy it was for a budget surefire, although I will freely admit that it is by no means indestructible. Because there was no laundry machines, we had a laundry service run by a foreign company (Kuwaiti company i think? i dunno). Anyway, I forgot to take my G2 out of my pants pocket on two separate occasions, and it inevitably went through the bulk laundry machines before being returned to me. Initially, I expected it to be in little pieces but I was pleasantly surprised when all I had to do was change out the batteries and it worked just like new! Unfortunately, that light would go on to be accidentally smashed under a concrete blast barrier. Oh well, whatcha gonna do? Long story short, I am now on my third G2 (through no fault of the light itself, I just break stuff a lot) and it continues to faithfully do its job.

Overall very good product for the price. Does what it was meant to do.

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