Thursday, January 13, 2011
Surefire G2 Flashlight - Hands on Review
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.