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Surefire X300U Review

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by plouffedaddy, May 20, 2013.

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  1. plouffedaddy

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    I've had the Surefire X300U for a while now but never did a review; so here goes...

    Pros:
    -500 lumens with a good balance of throw/spill
    -Uses two 3V CR2 lithium battery.
    -Comes with a 1913 and universal mount/insert so it'll fit most modern rail systems to include rifles
    -It handles recoil well. I've used the light on my G20 with hot ammo as well as on an AK with 0 issues from the recoil
    -Rocker switch can be used for temporary and constant on modes
    -Great warranty
    -Great reputation for durability
    -4oz weight


    Cons:
    -1.5 hours of constant on. The old battery life vs lumens issue is at play here.
    -It's extremely tight when mounted on some guns. This could be a pro for some but, on my Glocks for example, the light is seemingly stuck on the gun and I've had to tap it with a rubber mallet while pulling down the tabs before to get it off.
    -Price. No getting around it---it's expensive. It generally runs around $210-240.

    Summary:

    It's an excellent all around weapon light. It's versatile, bright, and durable. The big question is whether or not it's worth the money. Only you can answer that ultimately I suppose.

    Here's a video showing the light in use on several guns, a comparison with some different lights, some night shooting, and a discussion of the pros/cons of the light:

     
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    Nice review. I've got one on my AR rifle @ 12:00 that works very well for me.

    I agree that it is annoying how hard it is to get off a rail.
     
  3. plouffedaddy

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    Al Thompson Moderator Emeritus

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    Buddy of mine (also a THR member) has one. Concur with the review, that thing is great. :)
     
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