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Posted: 10/28/2013 5:40:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 5:47:04 PM EST by Toadyrock]
Purchased a Surefire G2X pro here on EE. Recieved the light and put in new batteries. My old g2 is significantly brighter than the new G2X pro? I cannot get the light to switch between "low" and "high". Has anyone had a similar problem or experience! Any guidance would be appreciated. It has a "B" on it.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:47:52 PM EST
Does it say Surefire on it?
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:52:46 PM EST
Is surefire spelled correctly ?


Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:53:31 PM EST
Yes it is spelled correct
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:54:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 5:55:09 PM EST by triburst1]
Pics?

ETA: Surefire's machining is impeccable so it's usually pretty easy to spot fakes.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:55:58 PM EST
Hey brother. Why don't you contact Surefire? That company is good at backing up its products. I'm sure they could tell you if it's a fake.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:56:11 PM EST
g2x kinda sucks anyway unless the batterys are 100 % ..

anything less and it starts to just do the same level at both settings ..

surefire really needs to get on the 18650 bandwagon ..
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:56:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By triburst1:
Pics?

ETA: Surefire's machining is impeccable so it's usually pretty easy to spot fakes.
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that one is plastic..
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:58:21 PM EST
I just bought another from a dealer to compare. Worse case I end up with two
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:59:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GrantXX:
Hey brother. Why don't you contact Surefire? That company is good at backing up its products. I'm sure they could tell you if it's a fake.
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Has anyone had luck sending in a light to them?
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:00:59 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Toadyrock:

Has anyone had luck sending in a light to them?
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Originally Posted By Toadyrock:
Originally Posted By GrantXX:
Hey brother. Why don't you contact Surefire? That company is good at backing up its products. I'm sure they could tell you if it's a fake.

Has anyone had luck sending in a light to them?

I've never had to send a light to them but they have great customer service over the phone, they've sent me some parts for free before.
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Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:44:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By Toadyrock:
My old g2 is significantly brighter than the new G2X pro
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I cannot get the light to switch between "low" and "high"
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Weak batteries will also do that.

Are you sure you're using fresh batteries?

Measured with a DMM, they should be at least 3.2 volts each.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:53:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Toadyrock:

Has anyone had luck sending in a light to them?
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Originally Posted By GrantXX:
Hey brother. Why don't you contact Surefire? That company is good at backing up its products. I'm sure they could tell you if it's a fake.

Has anyone had luck sending in a light to them?


I sent them a P6 incan I bought in '92 or '93 a couple years ago when it started acting goofy. The cleaned it up (polished contacts & body internals) and included a new bulb (free). The contacts were oxidizing and killing conductivity.

Last year the lens started peeling and getting smoky. I called them and described the problem ready to buy a new lens assembly and they sent me one gratis.

That light still lives with a Malkoff M60 conversion head.

I own an X300 & X300U plus a handful of others. The 300 lens came loose after maybe 1000 rounds and 3 years; a quick trip back had that replaced at no charge but shipping.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:59:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By Toadyrock:
Purchased a Surefire G2X pro here on EE. Recieved the light and put in new batteries. My old g2 is significantly brighter than the new G2X pro? I cannot get the light to switch between "low" and "high". Has anyone had a similar problem or experience! Any guidance would be appreciated. It has a "B" on it.
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Where to start?

Will you get a refund within 20 minutes?
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 9:22:27 PM EST
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Where to start?

Will you get a refund within 20 minutes?
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Originally Posted By Toadyrock:
Purchased a Surefire G2X pro here on EE. Recieved the light and put in new batteries. My old g2 is significantly brighter than the new G2X pro? I cannot get the light to switch between "low" and "high". Has anyone had a similar problem or experience! Any guidance would be appreciated. It has a "B" on it.



Where to start?

Will you get a refund within 20 minutes?

Wtf are you talking about?
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:22:35 PM EST
OP, what's your head say on your original G2X?

I have here two G2X's, and older "new" version, and the newer "new" version. One is 200 lumens with a "B" marked on the head, and the newer one is 320 lumen with a "D" marked on the head.

Are you running SF batteries?
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:34:21 PM EST
Brand new surefire batteries fresh from a new box and it is a B on it. My 180 lumin old g2 is brighter.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:44:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GrantXX:
Hey brother. Why don't you contact Surefire? That company is good at backing up its products. I'm sure they could tell you if it's a fake.

Has anyone had luck sending in a light to them?


I've sent shitloads of lights back to them.

Always received either a fixed or new light in short order. Usually some extra goodies.


The customer support is the only reason I stick with Surefire... If they start to suck at it, I'll be going with Elzetta.
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Originally Posted By Harleyfx69:
g2x kinda sucks anyway unless the batterys are 100 % ..

anything less and it starts to just do the same level at both settings ..

surefire really needs to get on the 18650 bandwagon ..
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Don't hold your breath, Surefire is clinging to their heyday when they ruled the roost and had no competition. They have given up on innovation or even just keeping pace with the times which leaves them largely irrelevant. Sink or swim Surefire, sink or swim.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 11:59:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By triburst1:
Pics?

ETA: Surefire's machining is impeccable so it's usually pretty easy to spot fakes.
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The problem with having stuff made in China is that they just keep the line running after your order is fulfilled, and sell it under another label.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 12:26:21 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Luchs:


The problem with having stuff made in China is that they just keep the line running after your order is fulfilled, and sell it under another label.
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Originally Posted By Luchs:
Originally Posted By triburst1:
Pics?

ETA: Surefire's machining is impeccable so it's usually pretty easy to spot fakes.


The problem with having stuff made in China is that they just keep the line running after your order is fulfilled, and sell it under another label.


All SF lights are made in America...California to be exact.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 12:37:12 AM EST
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Originally Posted By para_frame:


All SF lights are made in America...California to be exact.
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Originally Posted By para_frame:
Originally Posted By Luchs:
Originally Posted By triburst1:
Pics?

ETA: Surefire's machining is impeccable so it's usually pretty easy to spot fakes.


The problem with having stuff made in China is that they just keep the line running after your order is fulfilled, and sell it under another label.


All SF lights are made in America...California to be exact.


Not all of their components are, though... According to one of their boxes I read, at any rate.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 12:38:29 AM EST
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Originally Posted By TexasRifleman1985:


Not all of their components are, though... According to one of their boxes I read, at any rate.
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Originally Posted By TexasRifleman1985:
Originally Posted By para_frame:
Originally Posted By Luchs:
Originally Posted By triburst1:
Pics?

ETA: Surefire's machining is impeccable so it's usually pretty easy to spot fakes.


The problem with having stuff made in China is that they just keep the line running after your order is fulfilled, and sell it under another label.


All SF lights are made in America...California to be exact.


Not all of their components are, though... According to one of their boxes I read, at any rate.


Oh, that sounds about right.
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