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Recently, my brother graduated from the police academy and accepted a position at our local police station. My family and I were both very proud of him and very concerned, given the inherent danger of being a police officer. To help him be safe, and add a little peace of mind for my family, I bought my brother a SureFire 6PX Tactical as a graduation gift. I’ve personally owned several SureFires and strongly believe that no other flashlight should be on his belt.

One night, while on patrol my brother ran into a dangerous situation late at night during a routine traffic stop. The suspect was driving drunk and also turned out to be violating his parole. While my brother was running the plates, the man stepped out of his vehicle with a baseball bat, knowing his cover had been blown and not wanting to return to prison. My brother, not wanting to escalate the situation to the use of lethal force, took out his 6PX and shined it in the suspect’s eyes. The man was instantly disoriented, allowing my brother to subdue him and take him into custody.

Thanks, SureFire, for doing what you do so well. I’m planning on getting my brother the new Lawman soon to complement his 6PX.

Victor P.
Hellertown, PA

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As a security officer and an EMT, I need a good light that will hold up to the rigors of daily life. I recently picked up a 6P® LED [superseded by the 6PX Tactical--Ed.] from a local gun shop, and, when I went to pay for it, the owner's wife asked why SureFire lights were so popular and cost more than other brands. I simply replied, "Because they're the best damn lights out there, period." The owner's response was, "I couldn't have said it any better." Thanks for making awesome products that constantly beg for attention and turn heads wherever I go.

Bruce B.
Atascadero, CA

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I'm an EMT, and I work in a small town in South Dakota. One night I was on call in the "city," which has a population of 1,500 people. At 1:30 a.m., after an uneventful day, I was in the ambulance station, preparing to go to sleep. The town was dead, and the only people moving around where the bar-goers, getting the last of their fill before the 2:00 a.m. closures.

Just as I was about to turn in, I heard a loud "thud." Different crashes make different sounds: rollovers make a crushing and tearing sound, while cars vs. buildings make a dull, hollow "thud." When I ran outside to determine the source of the noise, it was exactly as I'd feared. There was a car about a block away that had crashed into a concrete building. I ran to the accident scene and, using my SureFire 6P® LED flashlight [superseded by the 6PX_Tactical - Ed.], peered inside the car. The 6P's bright beam illuminated a middle-aged male slumped over the wheel, dual air bag deployed, and the driver's side of the car was up against the building. All the doors were locked on the passenger side, and the front part of the car was totaled.

I ran to my car to get my EMS bag and tried to call dispatch for backup. Due to problems with the radio system radio coverage had been spotty all day in our area I was was only able to get through to dispatch once. For the time being, I was truly alone with just me, my equipment bag, and my 6P. I shattered the back window with my window punch, but the window remained in place. So I used my 6P to bash in the window and remove any remaining pieces of glass. Backup arrived shortly thereafter, and the patient was loaded into the ambulance and taken to the hospital. He was later released, with no long-term injuries. The only battle scars on my 6P were two small scratches on the bezel. Thanks, SureFire. I will trust no other flashlight company in my profession.

James D.
Sioux Falls, SD

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Every time I walk out the door, I carry a few essential items, one of them being my SureFire 6P® LED [superseded by the6PX Tactical--Ed.]. On the way to the movies, my buddy and I almost hit a deer lying in the middle of the road. It had evidently been hit by a car and couldn't get up. We pulled over and investigated. The deer was still alive, but if another driver wasn't wary, there could easily be an accident. I pulled out my SureFire and put on a reflective vest that I had in the car. I turned on my light, and its beam cut through the night like a knife through butter. While my friend stood by the deer and tried to get it moving, I flagged down passing motorists with my SureFire and warned them of the danger ahead. One motorist even commented that my flashlight looked like a light saber. After about five minutes, the deer found enough strength to get up and run into the woods. My friend and I left, happy for the deer, for the fact we'd helped prevent an accident, and especially happy with the way my SureFire 6P performed. I'll never buy another brand of flashlight.

Jeffrey P.
Fredericksburg, VA

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I was recently at a gun show, with one of my buddies, and we were on the lookout for SureFire flashlights there. As I was leaving, I came across a booth selling knock-off SureFire, and I started to check them out, when my buddy said, "Don't waste your money on that - it's a piece of junk. A SureFire is a much better light and well worth the extra money." I took his advice and waited and bought a 6P® LED [superseded by the 6PX Tactical--Ed.] the next day at a tactical shop. When I got my new flashlight home I started shining it around my house, checking out how bright it was. I've owned my house for 10 years, and I thought I'd seen every square inch of it. But with my SureFire I found an unknown cubby hole behind my attic stairs, and about four feet into the hole I saw a stack of seven $20 bills, covered in dust, that I assume the previous owner had stashed away. I immediately call my buddy and told him he was right - the SureFire was well worth it!

Michael A.
Hapeville, GA

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While conducting line-watch operations on the U.S./Mexican border, several smugglers were observed making an illegal incursion into the United States. I was able to dig into the high brush and blend in to interdict said incursion. Little did I realize that there was a diamondback rattlesnake coiled up around the mesquite tree I was hiding behind. The snake struck me at waist level, actually biting down on my SureFire speed Holster holding my 6P LED [superseded by the 6PX Tactical--Ed.] Not only did my flashlight help me do my job and apprehend the smugglers that night, the holster took one for the team. Thanks, SureFire.

Samuel C.
McAllen, TX

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I run five miles a few times a week, and I push my daughter in a running stroller. I generally try to get back home before dusk, but on this particular night, I took an unfamiliar route. With about a mile left to run, it was already dark, and there was no sidewalk for the last mile of this excursion, so I had to share the edge of the road with oncoming traffic. Good thing I had my6P® LED [superseded by the 6PX Tactical--Ed.] in the side pocket of the stroller. I whipped it out and used its tactical tailcap to create a strobe effect as cars came into view. Every single vehicle that passed slowed down and moved over to share the road. I won't be going on any more runs after dark with my daughter, but good thing I had my SureFire that night. Thanks for making dependable tools for everyday situations.

Josh S. Charlotte, NC

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I'm currently working in China as an English teacher, and I live in an area that borders run-down, dimly lit slums that are endemic of many Chinese cities. In these areas, foreigners are a strange and unique sight and often attract attention, usually harmless but occasionally of a more malicious nature. In addition, it is a commonly held belief that all foreigners are extremely wealthy. Walking home one night, I noticed three young Chinese men emerge from a dark recess and step out in front of me. One of them, seemingly encouraged by the presence his friends, came straight at me, trying to grab my bag. I instinctively took a step back, pulled out my >6P® LED [superseded by the 6PX Tactical --Ed.] that was riding in my jacket pocket, and gave him a point-blank, momentary burst of 120 lumens. The young man, no doubt stunned by the light, actually fell over backwards. At this point, his two friends, now confronted by the same beam and a screaming foreigner, scurried away, with their downed-and-disoriented friend scrambling to keep up. Although I don't think my life was at risk, I nearly lost my laptop, phone, and wallet. I must admit that I was a little shocked at how effective a deterrent my 6PL proved to be, but a deterrent it was. Ever since that night I give the darkest parts of my walk home a once-over with the light, and I haven't had any problems.

James C.
Miami, FL

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I'm a walnut farmer in Northern California, and I have a small flock of Barbados sheep for "organic" weed control on my farm. The sheep and I are frequently in some fairly rugged terrain, and I make sure to check their condition and portable electric fencing every day around nightfall. I always have my SureFire in hand to see skunks and other critters and to scare off the occasional stray dog or coyote that may be seeking out a lamb dinner. One evening I noticed that the main matriarch sheep in the group was having a problem with her vision. I recognized the tail end of a wild oat seed that had become stuck under her eyelid, and I noticed that she and the rest of the flock were acting wild and upset because of her disorientation. They ran around frantically, while I tried in vain to catch the hurt one, but they wouldn't let me anywhere near her in their frightened state. This went on until dusk turned to night. So I pulled my trusty 6P® LED [superseded by the 6PX Tactical--Ed.] from my pocket and used it to temporarily blind and stun the sheep in a harmless way. I was then able to approach the hurt one and I remove the seed from her eye. I know that I saved lots of money on what would have been a hefty veterinary bill had the seed stayed in and caused any damage to her eye. Thanks for producing the best flashlights in the world. I will always have my SureFire light with me wherever my sheep or I go.

Christopher C.
Colusa, CA

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During a solo canoe expedition on the Mississippi River, I had a choice to make: dig in and weather the four days of coming thunderstorms or paddle the one-hundred-mile leg of the journey to Memphis, TN. The only problem was, about fifty miles of the paddle would be at night. Lucky for me, I made the wise decision to purchase a 6P® LED [superseded by the 6PX Tacitcal--Ed.] for the journey. As the sun fell and I slipped into the darkness, I could only guess what I was in for. Canoeing down the flooded river was challenging enough during the day, and surely the night would add more variables to the equation. I held tightly to my GPS, VHF radio, and 6P—all tools I trusted to see me through. The FM35 red filter was incredibly useful for reading the navigational charts, and with the easy flip of a switch, the powerful LED light pierced the humid darkness and illuminated channel markers. The intensity of the 6P LED may have confused towboat pilots into thinking I was a larger vessel, but it served to let them know I was coming through. The journey was a success. Thanks for showing me the way.

Kristian G.
Libertyville, IL

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I'm a police officer and work fulltime as a mountain bike officer in an area with a busy club scene. One night my partner and I saw a stopped vehicle blocking a lane of traffic, with the driver out of the vehicle, dancing in the street, trying to impress some woman on the sidewalk. As we came upon the vehicle, my partner made the approach to the driver while I stayed back to keep an eye on the rear passengers. As my partner spoke with the driver, the rear passenger started to move around. I then moved up, in an attempt to get a better visual and tactical position, my gun at the ready position and my 6P® LED [superseded by the 6PX_Tacitcal--Ed.] in my non-shooting hand. The passenger lunged both of his hands under the front passenger seat. As he did, I went into combat mode and explained to him that if he so much as moved another inch, there was a high probability his friend would be cleaning brain matter from his car interior.

The passenger froze but would not obey my other commands. It was during this moment that my 6P LED revealed the butt of a black handgun only a half inch from his fingertips. After carefully explaining to him of the monumental importance of his next decision, and my excellent shooting abilities, he decided it would be in is best interest to discontinue his reach. My partner was able to gain a tactical advantage and pull him out of the car without further incident. After it was all said and done, and cuffs were on him, it turned out he was only 16 years old and thought it would be cool to drive around with a gun. The power and clarity of my SureFire flashlight hands down beats the department-issued lights I've had in the past.

James L.
Waldorf, MD

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I produce and shoot outdoor television shows for a living. A few months back, I was filming a fishing show in the Florida Everglades. Because of the terrain and remote location, we headed out on airboats. At the end of the day, we began to head back in when my airboat started to have engine problems and we got separated from the other boat. There was no cell phone service and no radio contact with the other boat. As night began to fall, my boat driver realized that his spotlight was not charged and we had no light on the boat. I never leave home without my trusty backpack and, of course, my SureFire 6P® LED [superseded by the 6PX Tactical--Ed.]. My SureFire lit up the Everglades and illuminated the way for us to idle the airboat 20 miles back to the launch site.

Ray C.
Orlando, FL

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The day after going out and purchasing my new 6P® LED flashlight [superseded by the 6PX Tactical--Ed.], I went on an extremely tough off-road trail with an off-roading club. Damage to the Jeeps we were using was highly probable on this particular trail due to the large boulders peppering it. It took us all day to complete the trail, and we arrived back on pavement after dark. We were talking about how great it was that we got through the trail without any problems when suddenly the Jeep began to violently shake back and forth and up and down. We pulled over to have a look. The more experienced wheelers were looking under the jeep, with their Mini Mags, which quickly went dead. That's when I pulled out my 6P LED and it lit the underside of the jeep so completely that it was almost too bright to look at. The trail guide was able to make a temporary fix to the axel and tie rod, and were able to get back to town where we could make a more permanent fix. Thanks, SureFire.

Anthony C.
Vista, CA

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Being a maintenance technician on F/A-18 Jet Fighter Aircraft, in the Navy, your flashlight can make the difference between life and death for my crew. Anything small, like a cotter key or fastener, can be left behind and sucked into an intake of an aircraft, causing an engine to explode and quickly turn into a bomb. Late one night, working round the clock on an 18-hour shift, in the cold Nevada desert during a routine detachment preparing our pilots to bomb Afghanistan, we were changing a tire on a jet. The Navy issues Maglites, which are bulky and normally drain the batteries very quickly. We use our flashlights for a good six hours straight while performing maintenance at night, so you can imagine how dull the flashlights become as the night goes on. Well, being an aircraft duty inspector, I never leave my rack without my SureFire 6P® LED [superseded by the 6PX Tactical--Ed.] even though you're technically not allowed to have anything in your pockets while working on the flight line or flight deck.

As usual, my Maglite died quickly, and we were left in the dark, cleaning up our tools and trying to make sure we had everything. We only had about five minutes before the pilot would be starting up the aircraft to execute his next mission. As we left the aircraft to go tell the pilots their aircraft was ready, I conducted a quick search with my 6P and was shocked at what I found. We had dropped a small bold and a used cotter key on the ground—right in front of one the intake of one of the jet engines. If it wasn't for my 6P lighting up the scene, we could've destroyed a 56-million dollar aircraft or, worse yet, killed someone. After that night, I told all of my sailors they needed to get themselves SureFires; that I didn't care about the standard-issue lights we were supposed to use. In my line of work, darkness can be a killer, and we can't afford to miss anything.

Jess T.
Virginia Beach, VA

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