Alright I’ll admit it I may have a problem when it comes to gadgets that fit into my pocket. The Surefire E2D-BK has been riding in my pocket this week in an effort to give it a fair shake for it’s review. The light is a quality piece of gear and I really have nothing bad to say about it when it comes to fit, finish, and construction. I’ve only got one issue with it that keeps me from giving it a stellar rating.
To say that the Surefire is built like a tank is an understatement. It has an anodized aluminum body and a xenon bulb. The fit and finish are remarkable. I could find nothing worth noting. The body of the flashlight is covered with a grippy texture that sticks to your hand like glue. The flashlight throws a nice BRIGHT beam. I would say it lights up the dark better than any Mag-Lite I’ve ever used. The light takes the 123A Lithium batteries. These batteries are becoming more common so getting them isn’t a problem.
My one complaint about this light is it is a bit to tactical for me. I enjoyed carrying it using the pocket clip but, every time I reached into my pocket I gouged myself on the Crenelated Strike Bezel. Now if I ever need to whack someone in the head that would be a nice option to have but, my bouncing days (and a need to whack people in the head) are behind me.
If you have a need for the Strike Bezel than by all means get this light. If you don’t I would recommend any of Surefire’s other lights. These lights are built like tanks and have been there and done that on duty and battlefields all the globe over. They surely will stand up to all you or I can throw at them.
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