As a college student majoring in criminal justice, I became a loyal customer of SureFire several years ago and continue to purchase products as I progress closer to becoming a police officer. I recently moved into a new apartment complex, and my unit faces an alley on the first floor. I knew this could pose a security threat, so I sleep with my E1B Backup® next to my bed. About a month after moving in, I woke up one night to sounds coming from my living room. I quickly realized it was someone trying to break through my sliding glass door facing the alley. I grabbed my light and ran into the living room, threw the blinds open, and blasted the would-be intruder with my light. The look on the guy's face was priceless as he tripped backwards he gave a pathetic yelp. This incident moved me to purchase the E2D LED Defender®, which has now replaced my Backup as my primary light. Thank you, SureFire, for providing truly great products that will continue to serve me in my sworn career.
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