The Surefire G2X Pro and G2X Tactical are virtually the same as the 6PX series. The only difference between the two is the body. The G2X series has a plastic body referred to as Nitrolon, while the 6PX models have an aluminum body. Price is also adjusted accordingly, making the G2X models a bit cheaper than the aluminum.
Max brightness and mode of operation is the same between the two series. The pro model has two brightnesses, while the tactical has only one. Both models still utilize 2 CR123 primary batteries. These are perfect for use as weapon lights, or even a defensive tool. The tightly focused beam makes it easy to light up the desired spot, directing all 200 lumens into one small area.
The choice between the Nitrolon and aluminum models may be tough, but take solace in the fact that whichever light you choose is going to be great.
Surefire has been doing flashlights the right way for years and years. The two models shown in the video below are no exception. The 6PX Pro and 6PX Tactical are both extremely bright and compact flashlights.
Both lights run on two CR123 batteries and put out a whopping 200 lumens on high. The main difference between the two is the mode of operation. The tactical version only has one output mode, which is 200 lumens. The pro model has two output modes; 15 lumens on low and 200 on high. Furthermore, the tactical version’s tail button only operates as momentary activation. To make the flashlight operate as constant on, you must tighten the tail cap. The tail button on the pro version allows you to cycle between the two brightness modes, and also choose between momentary and constant activation.
Considering the exceptional build quality and amazing output, you really can’t go wrong with either of these lights.
When you absolutely need to make fire now and the conditions aren’t ideal, you need a product like UCO Storm Proof Matches. These things will light and continue to burn no matter what. It’s actually pretty amazing.
These UCO matches will light in any condition you can imagine and will continue to burn for up to 15 seconds. They will burn even if they are smothered, completely submerged under water, or exposed to gale force winds. When UCO says storm proof, they mean it. If you are an avid outdoors-man, or even a preparation oriented person, you know the importance of being able to make fire when it is needed most. Fire is the universal survival tool; it has so many uses that being unable to create it is not an option.
UCO matches make a perfect addition to a bug out bag or small survival kit. Come to think of it, they are a perfect item for pretty much any kit. If you still aren’t quite convinced, watch the video and behold the inextinguishable fire.
The Zebralight H51 may strike you as an odd choice for a flashlight, but it doesn’t take long to understand what makes this light so useful.
The H51 and H51w, which is the neutral white version, are both designed to be high output headlamp lights. Optimized to run off of alkaline or NiMh rechargeable AA batteries, the H51 gets amazing run time out of very common and inexpensive batteries. Using lithium ion rechargeable batteries is not suggested with this model. Max output tops out at a blinding 200 lumens, and like all other current Zebralights there are 5 other brightness modes. The shape of the H51 makes it perfect for a headlamp when using the included head strap, but it also works just as well as a hand held unit.
Of course a video gives you a better idea of how a flashlight works than words do, so I include 6 minutes of better perspective below.
If you are looking for a well built flashlight that has a ton of output and throws to the moon, then you’ve found it. The JETBeam RRT-1 fits that role perfectly.
Running off of 2 CR123 primaries or a single 18650, the RRT-1 puts out a max of 313 lumens for two hours. If you do choose to use a rechargeable lithium battery, you won’t have to worry about over discharging your cell since the RRT-1 has a built in protection circuit. A tail cap clicky is used to power on the light, and output modes are chosen using a rotary ring near the bezel. Rotary ring selectors make switching between output modes very fast and intuitive. The R5 LED paired with the extra deep reflector allows the RRT-1 to throw for days. The beam stays very tight making it easy to illuminate objects for hundreds of yards. Even on lower brightness settings the RRT-1 is able to light up objects out to 100 yards, allowing you to save battery life if the max brightness isn’t needed.
That’s enough talk, watch the video and lighten your wallet!
The Zebralight SC60w is a pocket light for the flashlight connoisseur. This light is perfect for the person who wants a LOT of output, true color representation, and great run time.
This version of the SC60 has an added “w”, which means this flashlight will have a more neutral tint than most others. Instead of having a blue or even green tint, the SC60w’s LED will have a tint more similar to an incandescent bulb. While tint isn’t a concern for some users, there are situations where having a neutral tint is desirable. The SC60w is optimized to run on 18650 batteries, so you won’t be burning through expensive lithium primaries. The 18650 rechargeable battery allows the SC60w to run at 270 lumens for 2 hours on max brightness. The 5 lower brightness settings will allow it to run even longer.
The quality of materials and craftsmanship really sets Zebralight apart from most others, and the SC60w is no exception.
Zebralight can make it a little confusing to know exactly what it is that you want in one of their lights, so hopefully this video will help clear that up some.
The SC51 is a small every day carry light that is powered by a single AA battery. The “F” model dictates a model that will come with a frosted lens. While having virtually zero throw, the frosted lens version of the light is still incredibly useful. Sometimes lighting up a wide area directly in front of you is more useful than lighting up a tiny spot hundreds of yards away. The other version, the “Fw” model, comes with a frosted lens and a neutral white LED. Color rendition is sometimes not quite right with LED emitters, so if a person wants to be guaranteed a true white light this is the flashlight for them. The only real downside to having the true white color is slightly decreased output.
Of course, you can’t really get a good idea of what a flashlight is like until you see it in action. Both of these flashlights put out a lot of light, but after watching the video it should be easier to choose which one is best for your needs.
The Zebralight SC51w is the neutral white version of the incredible SC51. The SC51 is an amazing every day carry light due to its small size, great output, and reliance on very common batteries.
The SC51 is actually optimized to run best on either alkaline or NiMh batteries, meaning when your light goes dead you won’t have to go hunting for an expensive and sometimes hard to find lithium battery. This tiny little light is capable of putting out 172 lumens on high, giving you plenty of light for most any task you can throw at it. The neutral white tint of this SC51 gives much better color rendition than the cool white version. Instead of having a blueish or even greenish tint, you will get a true white color that is not seen with very many LED’s. Other than the tint of the LED and the max output, everything else is the same as the regular version of the SC51. You still have 6 different brightness settings and the same high quality body.
If you’re looking for a flashlight that can fit just about anywhere that is still amazingly bright, then look no further. The SC51w is one of those flashlights that just plain works.
The Thrunite Catapult is a high output super thrower. Thrunite equipped the v2 with a cree XM-L led, making an already good thrower even better.
Max output for the catapult v2 caps off at 700 out the front lumens. Measuring the amount of light that is actually coming out of the lens means that what you see is what you get. There are no inflated lumen ratings that inevitably leave you disappointed when you find out your light isn’t as bright as you’d thought. The v2′s two output modes are accessed by turning the light on using the tail clicky, then twisting the head of the light to switch between high and low modes. The v2 in its default setting is powered by using two CR123 batteries, but by using the included extension tube it can run off of either 4 CR123s or 2 18650s.
It’s hard to articulate just how bright this light really is, so I’ll let the video do the rest of the talking. Unfortunately if you decide you want one you’re a little late. If you missed the v2 it’s not necessarily a bad thing, it means you get your chance to buy the newer Catapult v3!
The JETBeam RRT-3 is a high output flashlight with a lot of throw and a clever user interface.
JETBeam put an SST-50 LED in the RRT-3, which pushes out 1200 lumens on max brightness using either 6 CR123s or 3 18650s. Thanks to the large heatsink, the RRT-3 will run for a full hour on the highest output setting. The lightly orange peeled reflector provides and very clean beam with tons of throw. The RRT-3 doesn’t even break a sweat when lighting objects at 100 – 200 yards, even on the lower settings. Instead of having to press a button to daisy chain through output modes, the RRT-3 uses a rapid response ring which provides seamless transition between brightness modes.
For a limited time, when you purchase the RRT-3 you will also get 3 18650 rechargeable batteries and a charger for free. This deal won’t last forever, so jump on it while you can.