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Anyone running a Surefire G2 or 6P series on a rifle?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by 0uTkAsT, Jul 5, 2012.

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What is your experience with these lights?

Poll closed Aug 4, 2012.
  1. Used on a firearm and HAD issues.

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  2. Used on a firearm with NO issues.

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  3. No experience mounted on a firearm but it should be ok.

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  4. No experience mounted on a firearm and it's a bad idea.

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  1. Jul 5, 2012 at 9:27 PM
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    0uTkAsT

    0uTkAsT [OP] Gun Toting Gearhead

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    I was recently told that Surefires (specifically, the G2X and 6PX) are poor choices for a weapon light because there is no spring in the head, so the batteries are in direct contact with the board, making it a potentially unreliable connection under fire.

    This is a somewhat rhetorical question, as I myself and a couple guys I shoot with have been using G2Xs on carbines for some time without issues. With that said, I wanted to post this up on a few forums for more info. A poll has been added to collect feedback.

    While these are not by any means the most ideal weapon light out there, they are tough and affordable. I've seen dozens of others running the very compact Surefire LED flashlights the guy was speaking of on rifles of all kinds, so there should be a sufficient sampling of users to gauge the legitimacy of that statement between the different forums.

    Thanks for your feedback!
     
  2. Jul 7, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    sportsterchop200

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    I don't see the problem. The bulb itself should have a spring under it to help with the life of the bulb. If or when it does break replace it with an LED bulb.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    WaldoOneFive

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    I run the original Surefire 6P and even a couple of the plastic G2 series lights on a few different rifles. Some have had thousands of rounds through them between classes, range, etc with zero problems. We opted for these over the M500 foreends due to cost mostly.
     
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