I'll admit it, I broke down and purchased a flashlight from another high-end brand name, thinking it might be cost-effective and perhaps a little brighter than my current SureFire flashlights. I'm sorry to say that I had to learn I was wrong the hard way. My new, somewhat pricey, "high-end" flashlight just isn't SureFire material. The threads are dicey, the anodizing is questionable, the switching isn't reliable, due to ultra-complicated modes and programming plus, I'm constantly worried about breaking the thing or dinging it. And babying a flashlight is a waste of time; it's supposed to work for you, not you for it. That's why I'm returning to my original SureFire. It's still the only one I feel comfortable counting on to work every single time. Simpler really is better.
New York, NY