|SureFire 6P Original Flashlight
SureFire’s first illumination tool dating back to the mid-80s, this 6P Original by SureFire is the latest evolution of SureFire’s all-time best selling flashlight, in sheer numbers. This SureFire flashlights excellent white beam is free from any defects like the annoying “black spots” and “dark donuts” typical of adjustable-focus minilights. A great all-around flashlight, this SureFire light is great to have on hand for multiple purposes, including a flashlight for the hangar, spare in your aircraft or just about any outdoor activity where a reliable, durable bright light is required. This SureFire flashlight has been adopted by numerous police departments world-wide for its ruggedness, dependability and lightweight. A classic in every sense of the word, the SureFire 6P original is one flashlight deserving a place in anyone’s inventory of tools needed for night operations.
TRUE STORIES OF SUREFIRE FLASHLIGHTS
Brain Surgery in the Dark
I am an anesthesiologist, and the one instrument that's always by my side, besides my laryngoscope, is a Surefire 6P™ Flashlight. Midway during a recent brain surgery, a major fire at the hospital's powerhouse shut down-both main and backup power. The operating room was plunged into total darkness. But thanks to these trusty 6P Flashlights, the neurosurgeon was able to complete the rest of the aneurysm surgery in about a half hour, using just my SureFire 6P Flashlight in the totally dark operating room. We were then able to negotiate the dark corridors to the recovery room with the help one of the very dependable 6P Flashlighs. My flashlight was definitely instrumental in saving that patient's life.
Dr. Joseph A.
Quezon City, Philippines
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"Say Hello to My Little Surefire Flashlight!"
We have an unwanted guest almost nightly—a skunk named “Scarface”. Once the sun goes down, he appears on our porch, which is quite dark and secluded. We got home late one night, and I was a bit leery about approaching the porch, knowing that our "guest" might be there, but I remembered that I had my Surefire 6P Original™ Flashlight on my belt. I lit up the porch area, and sure enough our furry friend was there. If it wasn’t for one of these trusty Surefire 6P Flashlights , we would have been in a stinking world of trouble. Thanks for a great light, SureFire!
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Blown Away by SureFire 6P’s Toughness
I’m in an Army EOD unit in West Virginia, and while setting up for the last shot of the day, the darkness began to creep in. I finished priming my shots and headed up-range to grab my trusty SureFire 6P™ Original Flashlight with a high-output SureFire P61 bulb. I chose this light because when the fog sets in here it’s about as thick as peanut butter. So I grabbed my SureFire 6P, fired it up, and headed back downrange to see where my initiators were.I got to the range to find my 2 initiators yelling, "FIRE IN THE HOLE!" I hear “pop…pop” and see smoke, so I drop my SureFire 6P and beat feet back up-range to the demo bunker. While I’m in the bunker waiting for a blast, I realized that I don’t have one of the 6P Flashlights on me, but it’s way too late to go back downrange. Suddenly, a thunderous blast hit, and I saw a flicker of light about 400 meters from where the blast went off. When it was all clear, I walked towards where I saw the flicker and found my 6P Flashlight lying on the ground. It looked like it was hit by rocks and frag, but when I picked it up and turned it on it fired right up and worked just fine. SureFire flashlights are truly the finest that money can buy.
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Soldier Salutes SureFire
My SureFire 6P saved the lives of myself and my soldiers.While on deployment in Iraq, we were doing house-to-house searches. During the day, no problem. But when night started to fall, we were using conventional four-D-cell batteries, which didn't cut it as the night got darker. When another chief told me about SureFire and how well they lit things up and temporarily blinded suspects, I ordered a SureFire 6P Flashlight with an ultra-high-output SureFire P61 bulb.One night we entered what appeared to be a very dark abandoned building in the worst part of town. We encountered many insurgents and missed many of them, due to lack of light. We started to back out of the building, when I remembered that I had my 6P Flashlight with me. So we proceeded to the second level and breached the doorway. I flashed a 6P Flashlights in the direction of the insurgents, and to my surprise, they were blinded long enough to avoid any injuries occurring to my men. Needless to say, all of my men are now equipped with Surefire 6Ps with ever-wonderful SureFire P61 bulbs. On behalf of my unit, I want to thank you, SureFire, for producing such outstanding flashlights.
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Uniform Changes, Flashlights Don't
My Surefire 6P Flashlight has earned a place as a permanent piece of equipment for the remainder of my professional life. From being a team leader of a protective services detail in Iraq for a two-star General to working graveyard shifts as a police officer, it has served me well.My SureFire 6P was an essential piece of equipment while convoying from Kuwait to Baghdad, especially with the red lens flip cap. I was able to work in complete darkness without worrying about who might be observing me. And the light was plenty bright enough without the red lens to allow me to search buildings and other threat areas before my "boss" would arrive to ensure their safety.While on patrol as a police officer, the light is small enough to fit in a side pocket but bright enough to be a close second to the spot light on my patrol car. I have used the light numerous times to temporarily blind suspects; it is great for getting their minds off of running away and forcing them to concentrate on getting the light out of their eyes.Working nights, light is our friend. I know that the 6P Flashlight can go for a while before I have to change batteries. And whenever a lamp dies, I simply replace it. I carry a battery and light bulb spare carrier, so a replacement is always at hand.I live by my SureFire Flashlight. I trust it, and it is extremely durable. After a year of combat and time on the mean streets, it shows a few signs of wear, but the quality of the product has never faded. Thank you for creating such a superb flashlight.
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SureFire Flashlight - Patriotic Protector
I was driving my bus at about 1:30 am on typical Saturday night in Blacksburg, VA (Virginia Tech). There were 80 drunken college students packed in my bus, wanting to go back to the dorms from a night of partying. After starting back to campus, I heard someone scream, "I said NO!" so I looked in my rearview mirror to see where the scream came from.I located a man who had his girlfriend pressed up against the window and was screaming in her face. I stopped the bus, killed the lights, and pulled out my SureFire 6P™ Patriotic Spirit flashlight. I made my way back there, shined my flashlight in the guy's face, temporarily disorienting him, and then threw him off of my bus. As people got off back at campus, several of them thanked me for what I'd done, and two individuals asked me what kind of flashlight I had. I told them it was a SureFire-and that I never drive without it.Thanks to SureFire, I helped keep someone safe. I know I wouldn't have been able to handle that guy without first being able to disorient him with the blinding light one of the SureFire 6P Flashlights.
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SureFIre 6P, a Troopers Trusted Friend
Since becoming a State Trooper, I've carried a SureFire 6P® Original Flashlight on my duty belt. One night, after a lengthy pursuit, the suspect bailed from his vehicle as he entered wooded area. While searching the area with my pistol, which at the time had a non-SureFire plastic weapon-mounted light attached, the switch on my weapon light failed. I immediately reached for my SureFire 6P and continued my search. My partner and I eventually located the suspect under a dead tree.I've continued to carry the same nine-year-old 6P Flashlight , and it still works as good as it did on day one. Thanks for such a dependable product. Oh, and by the way, I now have a SureFire X200® mounted on my weapon.
Officer Danny L.
Paulis Valley, OK
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SureFire Owner Ready to Mess with Lexus in Texas
Here’s one for all you safety-minded females….Just after Christmas I had to make some exchanges at a nearby Wal-Mart after work. The return line was just under an hour, I got what I needed and checked out (another 25 minutes).With my keys and SureFire 6P Original Flashlight in hand I set out for the trek to my car on the other side of the parking lot. As I came out of the store, a Lexus was parked right there, and when I walked around it a male voice inside said, “I like your outfit.” Here I am in my conservative work clothes with a very large coat that went to my knees. I didn’t even acknowledge the man and proceeded to walk on.I had almost reached my car when the Lexus pulled next to me and the same male voice said, “Baby, I really like your outfit.” I was really frightened at this point. This guy had followed me from the front of the store to the back of the parking lot (a Lexus in a Wal-Mart parking lot screams perp to me). I blasted my SureFire 6P in his face and yelled, “I WILL kick your a** if you do not…..” He peeled off before I could finish my sentence. An hour later, after dealing with Wal-Mart security, I was finally on my way home.Having one of those little, powerful SureFire 6P Flashlights really gave me an edge. I am safe, unscathed and euphorically happy with your product. Thank you, SureFire, for making a flashlight that enhances safety and is so handy.
Fort Worth, TX
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6P Flashlight Serves with Distinction in Afghanistan
I served as a Humvee gunner in Afghanistan. We had many difficulties trying to keep traffic away from convoys at night. Standard-issue military flashlights just didn't cut it, so I bought a SureFire 6P® and used it as an attention-getter for the drivers in the area. More than once it saved us from being hit or having to shoot someone who wasn't paying attention. It also helped when we had to look for IEDs (improvised explosive devices). My SureFire 6P flashlight even survived a fall from the Humvee one night. I had to trade one of my lesser flashlights and five bucks to an Afghani local just to get it back, but it was definitely worth it. Thanks, Surefire!
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SureFire Convenient for Camping
I love to travel in the national parks of Thailand. I buy a lot of camping goods. I’ve been using my beloved SureFire 6P Original model for a year now. These flashlights are very compact and convenient to put in my bag everywhere I go. My original intention for purchasing the SureFire 6P was as an attachment for my handgun, but I find it is good for traveling too.
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Barometer Falling; Opinion of SureFire Flashlight Rising
The New Zealand weather bureau called it a "bomb". The barometer had just fallen 12 millibars and we had received almost five inches of rain with wind gusts up to 110 kilometers an hour. The river behind my home had risen almost 18 ft during the day, flooding most of the property, and was still rising.I had bought my first SureFire flashlight less than 5 weeks earlier, sight unseen, and it has been on my belt every day since. Knowing I had it clipped in my pocket was comforting as I pushed my way through the driving rain to do one last check on the horses before dark. By the time I reached their flooded paddock, darkness was well and truly upon me and I needed the SureFire 6P Original to locate them. One of the mares has a late foal, and the little one was making hard work of the appalling conditions. Thankfully, with the help of a SureFire, I was able to find them all and lead them safely out of harm's way. I’m so impressed with the SureFire 6P Flashlight's performance that I am ordering two more SureFire flashlights, one for my night stand and another for my truck.
Northland, New Zealand
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Voyage to the Bottom of the Cistern
Where I live, far from town, the water table is very deep, so we have a cistern, which requires filling every month. One day, after filling the cistern, I took out my trusty SureFire 6P™ Original Flashlight to check the water level to make sure it was full, when my 6P Flashlight slipped out of my hand and fell 10 feet to the bottom of the 2,000-gallon cistern. About a month later, when the water was used up, I climbed down to retrieve my SureFire 6P flashlight. When I picked it up and hit the switch I was amazed to find that it still lit up like the sun. When I disassembled it to clean and inspect my flashlight, I was even more amazed to find absolutely no rust or water inside the flashlight's case. I will never waste my money on any other flashlights again. Surefire makes the best flashlights out there. Period.
Rapid City, SD
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6P Flashlights Keep on Fighting and Returns Home Safely
Before I deployed to Iraq in December 2005, I bought a Surefire 6P® Original Flashlight and mounted it to my M4 rifle. I used it everyday in sweep-and-clear and combat operations—until February 27th, 2006. On this day, my vehicle was hit with an IED (improvised explosive device).I sustained second- and third-degree burns to 50% of my face. When I was brought down into the Stryker, my weapon was left on top to burn with the rest of the vehicle until the fire burned out. After I was medevaced, my SureFire Flashlight was used in the entirety of the deployment of the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, including a four-month extension, where the flashlight was mounted to an M249 SAW.The 172nd is now home in Alaska, and my SurFire 6P was returned to me by one of my team members. And the light still works great.
PFC Daniel S.
Fort Wainwright, AK
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Fifteen Tons of Rolling Thunder
My infantry company is serving its second tour in Iraq, and this tour is all about SureFires. If we don't have them on our weapons, they're in our in our pockets. One night, while rolling out on a mission, I was using my SureFire 6P® Flashlight out a hatch of my vehicle, when I dropped it and watched the 15-ton vehicle behind us run it over. Thinking for sure it was done, I got out and picked it up. Amazingly, all the vehicle did was turn it off. The flashlight still worked just fine.
Fort Lewis, WA
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SureFIre 6P Stops 10-Ton Truck Before It's Too Late
In central Iraq, at a check point surrounded by razor wire, a semi with a "lowboy" trailer and a bulldozer drove through the check after being waved through. But the driver failed to compensate for the width of the blade on his 10-ton rig, snagging the razor wire and dragging it with him as he rolled through. The soldier assigned to my security detail was manning a fighting position opposite me. Over the roar of turbo diesels and exhaust, I heard a muffled shout and saw a green chem-light fly high into the night. I rushed in, my newly acquired SureFire 6P® Flashlight in hand, trying to get the driver's attention before he gets back on the gas and drags my soldier to his death. When he looked into his mirror and I hit him with the 65 lumens firing out of that awesome little flashlight, he locked the brakes up then and there. I ran to the other side, praying for the best but fearing the worst. To my relief, as well as that of my soldier and the driver, the truck had stopped with about three feet left before my guy would have been dragged to his death under those giant tires. I know this isn't the first of SureFire flashlights to save a life, but I know that I will always have one or two flashlights on me—just in case I need to do it again.
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Flashlight by SureFire Defuses Explosive Situation
I was stationed in Yokosuka, Japan, and my primary job was to inspect vehicles for explosive devices. My brother sent me a care package containing a SureFire 6P® Original. The flashlights we were issued are standard Maglites, and they were very annoying because of the noticeable rings in their beam. I took my SureFire 6P to work and, to my amazement, I spotted what appeared to be a homemade bomb. It later turned out to be a plastic box with some sort of wiring around it, but I would never have even noticed it, using my other flashlight. After I got back to the States, I ordered a SureFire G2® Flashlight and my definite favorite, a SureFire 9P® with an ultra high-output SureFire P61 lamp assembly. I also plan on getting one of the SureFire M6® Guardian® flashlights soon. I can't believe how much light these flashlights produce. Thanks, SureFire.
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SureFire 6P Original Aspires to be 6P Defender
I recently purchased a SureFire 6P® Original. My brother and I were in Center City, near West Philly, a few nights later. It usually isn't that bad of an area, but we were pretty vulnerable. Anyhow, I had my 6P at hand, and my brother had a rainbow knife in his pocket. We were on a main street and didn't think much of a man asking us for directions—until he calmly told us to shell out our cash. I reached for my SureFire flashlight and gave him a blast of 65 lumens to the eyes. He started swearing at us, and I hit him over the head with the front of my flashlight, even though I only have one of the SureFire 6P flashlights, not a SureFire 6P® Defender® with a Strike Bezel™. I dropped it on the cement after striking him because he almost fell on me. With a bit of blood and scratches, the 6P Flashlight kept the guy on the ground until the cops arrived. Durable and helpful. Now I keep my SureFire 6P Original flashlight with me wherever I go.
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SureFire Defender Delivers Double Whammy
I was running alone the other night. When I reached the most desolate part of the run, a man lunged out at me from the darkness. I pulled my SureFIre 6P® Defender®, which I had clipped to my side, and flashed the man in the face, temporarily disorienting him. Then I struck him with the flashlight's crenellated Strike Bezel™, ran away, and flagged down a passing Sheriff's car. The deputy promptly arrested the assailant. I don't know what would happen without these trusty SureFire flashlights. Thank you, SureFire!
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6P Flashlight Enjoys Eight Year Soak
I recently found my father's SureFire 6P Original after he thought he lost it eight years ago. I was helping him move from one house to another and was tasked with moving all the heavy, bulky items from underneath his deck on the backside of the house. I was emptying a big storm-runoff barrel with about 55 gallons of water inside. After it had been tipped over and emptied, I looked inside the drum, and on the bottom was Dad's SureFire 6P flashlight. It was covered in eight years of mud, sludge and some really nasty water. I pulled it out, not expecting it to work, and was surprised with a shot of bright light to my eyes. I opened up the light and found, to my disbelief, not one speck of rust or a single drop of water—after eight years! Thank you, SureFire, for making such an amazing flashlight capable of lasting underwater for nearly a decade. Your flashlights rock!
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Opportunistic Thief Thwarted with Flashlight Made by SureFire
I work as a member of the security staff at a local night club. One Friday night there was a power outage that resulted in a total blackout of four city blocks. The club went totally dark, with the exception of the emergency lights, which, frankly, were useless. They only illuminated the exits and the bathroom areas, leaving the bars and dance floor totally in the dark. The rest of the security staff carried Maglite and Streamlight flashlights, so they were quickly turned on to prevent the crowd from panicking. A few seconds after the lights went out I heard a loud scream come from the bar, so I pulled out my SureFire 6P® Original flashlight and lit up the bar. A large male had jumped the bar and was attempting to steal the cash box from the bar. He pushed the bartender to the floor and began running toward the exit. I quickly moved in to intercept him and noticed that two police officers we also giving chase. Once the fleeing male got within 10 feet of me, I shined my SureFire 6p in his eyes and blinded him long enough for the officers to tackle and restrain him. A search revealed a large knife tucked into his pants. When the suspect was safely in the back of a squad car, an officer approached me and asked, "Isn't it a little heavy, carrying a spotlight around with you?" I took my SureFIre 6P flashlight from its holster and said "Not if it's SureFire flashlights." The officer took the small flashlight from my hand and turned it on and all he could say was "Wow."I subsequently found out there was close to $7,000 in the cash box and not a single cent was lost, thanks to my SureFire 6P. If it wasn't for SureFire flashlights, that night could have ended much worse. Needless to say, all of the security staff now carries SureFire flashlights. Two of the officers involved now carry SureFire's as well.
Sherwood Park, Alberta
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Supporting the Troops with Customer Service
I am a C-130 Loadmaster, and I was recently deployed to Iraq. On my second flight in Iraq, I was exiting my aircraft when the base we were at came under attack. I dove for cover, landing on my SureFire 6P® Original's bezel. The next day, I noticed that the flashlight's glass window was broken. I fired off an email to SurFire LLC, asking to purchase a new flashlight window. All they did was ask for my mailing address, and two weeks later I received a brand-new flashlight bezel in the mail. My SureFire 6P has been used every day in rain, dust, and the harsh Middle-Eastern wind without any problems. Thanks for the awesome flashlights and incredible support, SureFire.
Technical Sergeant Philip S.
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Bright Flasllights Stops Spider Bites
Late one evening, after dark, I went out to lock up my workshop. This is something I do every night, and before I got my SureFire 6P® Original flashlight, I would do it in the darkness. This time, however, I had my SureFire flashlight with me--and it was a good thing! The flashlight beam from my SureFire 6P illuminated a large brown recluse spider sitting on the lock where I would have ordinarily blindly grabbed. Recluse spiders are not normally aggressive, but I know that if I would have grabbed that lock it would have bitten me in self defense--it would have had to. But having my SureFire light with me kept my night nice and simple and routine. Now I keep my SureFire 6P flashlight in a SureFire V70 speed holster on my belt everyday--all day. And with my SureFire SC1 spares carrier in my truck, I am never without SureFire batteries or a brighter SureFire bulb, if needed. Thank you for making such a great product!
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SureFire Helps Us To Get Out of There!
While on camping trip in Wisconsin, my friend and I decided to go for a quick trek at night with our SureFire 6P flashlights . While we were walking, I began to smell something very peculiar. Something kind of musky. As I turned to my friend to ask him if he was responsible for the smell, we both heard a loud grunt very close to us. We quickly pointed our SureFire 6Ps in the direction of the sound, only a few feet away, and there stood a very large buck with a very full rack. He lowered started to charge us, but we both fixed our SureFire 6P Original flashlights' beams directly on his eyes, stopping him dead in his tracks. We slowly backed away, living to have a great story to tell, thanks to SureFire flashlights.
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Fiancé's Flashlight Foresight Foils Felon
My fiancé bought me a SureFire 6P® Defender® as a stocking stuffer last Christmas, and he pleaded with me to keep the flashlight in my purse. He showed me how to operate these flashlights and explained how the flashlight bezel could be used as a striking weapon, should something ever happen. Well, I put the SureFire in my purse just to satisfy him and didn't think anymore about the flashlight. Seven months later, I was coming out of a gas station one night. Suddenly, a man grabbed my arm and tried to pull me around to the side of the building. I reached into my purse to get my cell phone, but I came across my SureFire 6P Defender flashlight first. I shined the Flashlight's beam into his eyes, and he looked away. I struck him a few times in the arm, and he screamed and let go long enough for me to run back into the store, where the attendant called the police. The man was never caught, but I will always be thankful to my boyfriend for the foresight to buy me a SureFire 6P Defender Flashlight.
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SureFire Blinding a Blind-Sider
I went out for a run one night and, as always, took my SureFire 6P® Defender® with an ultra high-output SureFire P61 lamp in the flashlight. I'd been running for a while, and it was starting to get late when I noticed a car was creeping behind me slowly. I got over on the grass so it could drive by, which it did, but then it stopped about 20 feet in front of me. Just as I was passing the car, the rear passenger door flung open, and someone from inside tackled me! Luckily, I already had my SureFire flashlight in my hand, and as soon as I hit the ground I brought it up and shined the beam of the flashlight in my attacker's eyes. This caused him to shield his face, and I used this opportunity to lash out and nail him in the forehead with my 6P Defender flashlight's crenellated Strike Bezel®. He let out an agonizing yell and crawled back into the car before it sped off. I only had a little scrape on my arm from being tackled, and feel incredibly lucky that nothing worse happened. I know I owe it all to SureFire flashlights. Keep up the great work, SureFIre!
San Marcos, TX
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