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SureFire G2 Nitrolon

Item Number: G2-BK

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  • A tool built with weapon-like aggressiveness, the G2 is precision-engineered with a lightweight, tough, corrosion-proof Nitrolon body. A deep grid design is embedded in the handle for a striking design and optimized grip. This high-output flashlight utilizes the most innovative tactical light technology: a micro-textured reflector, an incandescent lamp and an impact-resistant tempered window for a smooth, powerful white-light beam. The ergonomic activation control allows you to quickly switch between functions. Press the tailcap for a momentary-on, and twist for a constant-on.


    • White light maximum output: 65 lumens
    • Runtime (at highest setting): 1 hour
    • Bezel diameter: 1.25"
    • Weight (including batteries): 4.1 oz.
    • 2 123A Batteries included


    • High-output white light
    • Precision micro-textured reflector optimizes light for a smooth beam
    • Coated, impact-resistant tempered window for maximum light
    • Aggressive yet lightweight corrosion-proof Nitrolon body featuring a deep grid pattern for maximum grip
    • Tailcap switches between functions. Press for momentary-on; twist for a constant beam.
    • Waterproof and weatherproof O-ring and gasket sealing
    • Two high-energy 123A batteries with a 10-year shelf life come included

Reviews: SureFire G2 Nitrolon

4 out of 5

Reviewed by 11 customers

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  • Get what you pay for

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 1/14/2015
    Reviewer: | Windsor, NC
  • 5 out of 5 Picked up one of these on my second tour in Iraq, '07; still have it, wouldn't let it go for any other light. One malfunction this past month, bought a new P6 light assembly, not bad for 7-8 years old. I also have one of the first Surefire lights from 1990, when I worked at DevGru; still have it. I've kept these lights longer than most any gear I've ever had. Redlight and IR flip-up filters are pricey, but again, very durable.

  • The End Cap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 10/6/2013
    Reviewer: | Springfield Mo
  • 2 out of 5 I have personally run through 3 end caps and 2 sets of batteries. On the positive side, I called the company and they rushed new end caps. THE RUBBER PUSH BUTTON POPS OUT AND YOU CAN'T OPERATE/ACTIVATE THE LIGHT!!!! I paid slightly more than $35.00 for mine (DEAL??) but would look for another brand/model in the future!

  • nice to have

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 9/17/2013
    Reviewer: | North Scituate,RI
  • 3 out of 5 I give it 3 stars only because the batteries did not last very long.Went from a nice bright light then faded to a dim yellow,I will buy a box of surefire batteries.

  • Meh, not so much

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 9/13/2013
    Reviewer: | Stockbridge, GA
  • 3 out of 5 Until recently I really loved this light. So much that I went out and bought a second for the wife. Since then I have found several lights that do better for less cost and have more easily found batteries. Including batteries that can be recharged. I've moved to the Mag-Lite LED XL50. ~$10 cheaper and about twice as bright. The Surefire, while a very good light, has been known to "light up" my vest pocket, and make it almost to hot to touch. The XL50 has a recessed button. I've yet to get 'warm". ;-)

  • Not what I thought it was

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 1/13/2012
    Reviewer: | Central PA
  • 3 out of 5 I was looking for a decent light that wasn't going to break the bank. What I got was something that wasn't really what I was looking for. Yes, it's a decent light, yes, it's fairly powerful but the momentary switch with the screw tight on cap combined with the possibility of the bezel and lens melting (yes, it happened to me and I've got the melted pieces to prove it) with the light on for any decent period of time makes this light something that I don't necessarily trust. Yes, the tail caps can be switched out for one that is push button on, the reflector and bulb can be switched for a brighter one but once you get the approximately $100 extra for those two? Why pay that for a light that is definitely sub par to others on the market for that price. If this is going to be a quick on/off light or something that's going to be a backup light, I'd say go for it. Otherwise, pay a few more dollars and get one of their better lights.

  • Surefire G2

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 6/1/2011
    Reviewer: | Cape Cod
  • 5 out of 5 Flashlight is great as described. Being in law enforcement, you must purchase alot of items for your uniform. This is a great addition at a bargain price. It was promptly shipped and a very small and compact flashlight. A+++++

  • great light

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 5/20/2011
    Reviewer: | the furthest planet from
  • 5 out of 5 I purchased this light a couple weeks ago and it is a great little light. This is my second Surefire light and I can say I'm sold on their product line. The light came as advertised and worked right out of the box. For such a small light, it puts out a great deal of light. I took my other G2 Nitrolon overseas with me and it came in handy one night during a black out. It's nice to have a high output LED compact flashlight that has a 12 hour run time. I plan on upgrading my other G2 with the LED replacement bulb. If you are looking for a good quality, compact flashlight with a nice, bright light source, I would recommend this little torch highly.

  • Marine Corps Issued!!!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 4/30/2011
    Reviewer: | Vermont
  • 5 out of 5 I am a United States Marine. This is the EXACT issue that the Marines are issued. I lost mine in training while in Mojave Desert. And would have had to pay a lot more than $50 to the Marine Corps to replace it. I used a search engine and found this on the site and replaced my surefire for a lot less than what i thought i would have to pay. Also... if you are using this for combat or protection use, i recommend to go and get the surefire rifle mount. The point of this bright flashlight is not only for vision but more to temporarily blind the enemy so that you can engage while he is disoriented. On another note... the surefire is not the best light for prolonged use. It will burn through batteries very fast. Being a Marine, we are issued batteries for the surefire for free so it is not a big deal for us. If you are a Marine... before you buy this, go to your supply in your area and you will be issued a surefire for free! Do not spend your money on buying one UNLESS you have lost your issued one like i did lol

  • Best light for the price

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 4/22/2011
    Reviewer: | Clarks Summit, PA
  • 5 out of 5 Yes I know that $20+ is alot to ask for a flashlight. But it's worth it! I do alot of technical theater work, building sets, hanging lights, crawling into small, dark places. My Maglight couldn't keep up with me, and after much groaning I bought a G2. It's at least 5 times brighter than my old AA powered maglight, and it powered by lithium batt's. My only word of caution is that the front bulb housing gets HOT when you have it on for a while.

  • Great flashlight!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 4/11/2011
    Reviewer: | SF Bay Area
  • 5 out of 5 This is a great flashlight and even better than the more expensive Surefire 6P LED model. It has the same brightness and performance yet has slightly longer run time and is lighter (hard plastic casing rather than metal in the 6P). I actually prefer the G2 because it's easier on your clothes if you like to keep the light in your pocket (the knurled grip on the metal 6P model can tear at your clothing). Furthermore, the G2 is a lot less expensive so you get more bang for your buck with it yet you get the identical performance. For super long run time and brightness for a given size, and for the price value, the Surefire G2 cannot be beat!

  • Affordable, amazing, and VERY bright

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/26/2011
    Reviewer: | FLA
  • 5 out of 5 I love Surefire lights (I own almost every one) but this one might give you the most bang for your buck of the lot. It doesn't burn batteries like the incandescent lights yet it has brightness of one. The ONLY thing I wish it had was a "Click-on Lock-out Tailcap"--but that is something that I think Surefire should put on all their lights...not sell it separately. Very nice light.

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About SureFire

SureFire collage The tale of SureFire can be traced back to 1969, when Dr. John Matthews established the Newport Corporation. Dedicated to harnessing laser power for industrial uses, the company soon grew to be a leader in the field. After much success, Matthews turned his attention to his hobby of shooting and developed the first laser sight, which would lead to the founding of Laser Products. It quickly grew after loaning the L.A. SWAT Team laser-sighted shotguns for security at the 1984 Olympic Games. Years of working with law enforcement agencies led to the first SureFire weapon-mounted flashlight. Armed with this advantage, tactical and military operations have never been the same.