One night, about 3:00 a.m., I was walking home from a party on a dimly lit street. I saw five people, who appeared to be under the influence of something, across the street, so I quickened my pace. As I passed them, one of them held out his middle finger and shouted the F-word at me. I didn’t want to fight, so I ignored them and kept on walking. But they got mad that I ignored them and ran across the street to confront me, making threats against me as they did.
Instinctively, I reached for my SureFire E2DL Defender® that’s always on my belt. I gave each of them a flash to the face with its blinding beam. One guy then deployed a folder, so I blinded him with a second flash of light and struck him in the arm with the flashlight’s Strike Bezel®, causing him to drop the knife. Before the situation could escalate even more, I ran away—none of them were able to follow me because they were all temporarily blinded.
Thanks to my E2DL, I was able to escape a deadly situation without getting hurt or having to seriously hurt anyone. Now I always carry at least two SureFires on me, one as a backup, wherever I go. Thanks, SureFire!