This is not a light you want to carry on duty. It will get you hurt or killed. As mentioned in other reviews there is a issue where the tail-cap is causing issues with the light turning on and off after carrying for long period of time. 5.11 uses this same tail-cap on many of their lights. However, when mine started messing us, I called 5.11 and they sent me two tail-caps no problem. Because of its low price, high light output, and really great pocket size, I’d recommend this light. The pocket clip is very strong and reliable. If you carry this light for self-defense, remember no light is perfect, so carry a backup. I carry a 5.11 TMT PL pin-light as a secondary.
Love the size keep it clipped to my pocket as a back up in case I have a long search and the cars rechargeable goes out. Unfortunately it works intermittently so I cant count on it, Back to Surfire.
I love this flashlight! I have two of these because I need a good light at all times. They are small and powerful and have lasted a long time. I plan on getting two more soon for backups.
I've had it over a year now no problems.
Bought this on a Sunday, kept it in my pocket each day, until Wednesday (4 days) and the rotating lock/switch crapped out. Luckily it's within the return period of where I bought it, so it's going back...
About 1 year gao I started using a TMT L1 that I recieved as a gift from a 5.11 rep at a conferance. It stopped working this summer. It appears that the switch is bad. I saw the same rep this fall and explained that I loved the light and carried it for about a year at work, hunting and fishing and the scout camp but it stopped working. He replaced the light and sent me a second one. Well that one stopped working too. It appears that the switch works when it wants to. I now have 2 TMT L1s that may or may not turn on when I need them. I always trusted 5.11 but you blew it on the flashlights big time. The size is great the beam is great but none of that matters if you can turn it on. I will park your lights and go buy a flash light from a flash light company. Not your best product at all.
vary nice light but power source too expensive. other than that it preforms vary nice good beam distance for its size, also vary rugged. I use the light for a back up but carry it when a full size light is too much like business, or with formal wear. also the lanyard hole is too weak needs to be deeper in the light, I bought this light on the first week of July and will give updates.