I am a strong advocate for carrying a good flashlight on your person at all times. If you’re in law enforcement, you better be carrying a good light on your belt every shift. You never know when you’ll find yourself in a low light or no light situation. I’ve got a good one for you in this light from SureFire. It’s the P2X Fury. A few years ago, a 90 lumen light was considered very bright and offered a great amount of light. SureFire has made those 90 lumens look anemic with the release of their Fury. The Fury runs on two, three volt lithium batteries and puts out an astounding 500 lumens from an LED bulb. When I got to handle one for the first time, I was at F3 Tactical inChantilly,Virginia. As soon as one of the owners showed it to me, I thought that this light was so bright it could give someone a tan. I knew right away I wasn’t leaving the store without a SureFire Fury.
SureFire has four models of the Fury. I got the P2X Fury. All of the Fury models offer 500 lumens of light. The P2X Fury is the only model offering a dual output function that gives you the ability to choose between using 500 or 15 lumens. The P2X Fury Tactical is just like the P2X Fury, except it’s just single output at 500 Lumens. The P2X Fury Defender is 500 lumens and has a strike bezel. The P2X Fury Combat Light is like the other CombatLights from SureFire with the reduced diameter body and rubber grommet that allows you to use the Rogers flashlight technique when shooting.
The P2X Fury I picked up has a high output of 500 lumens and low out put of 15 lumens. The tactical run time on high output is 1.5 hours. SureFire considers tactical output to be 50 lumens or greater. On low output, the Fury has a run time of 46.0 hours. The overall length of the Fury is 5.40 inches and it has a weight of 5.7 ounces. The bezel is 1.37 inches so make sure it will fit in your light pouch or scabbard properly. The body is made from aerospace aluminum and hard coat anodized for durability and corrosion resistance.
Let’s talk about the dual output of the P2X Fury. If you press the tail cap you activate the momentary 15 lumen output, push all the way until it clicks and you have constant on. Release and press again quickly and you activate the high out. Just like the low out put, press for momentary and a full press to click will allow constant on. The tail cap also has a lock out feature to prevent negligent discharges.
One thing I think about in a handheld tactical light is how it fits my hand in the event I need to use it as a defensive tool. The P2X Fury fills the hand well to reinforce the knuckles when held in the fist and its long enough to stick out from the side of the hand to amplify the effects of a hammer fist. I also consider if the light is bright enough to disorient a suspect. This light is more than bright enough to do that. It will even make someone avert their eyes in daylight.
This is a very impressive light. It’s so bright, you could say it’s like having a miniature spot light. I did wonder at first if the light might be too bright especially when in a house with brightly colored walls where the light could be reflecting back at you. After using the light for a while, I love it and I would say that SureFire has set a new standard. Take a look at this video that was produced by SureFire.
SureFire lists the MSRP for this light at $155. Check out the SureFire website at: http://www.surefire.com/
About The Author:
Max Schulte is a 17 year veteran of law enforcement with 5 years spent on active duty as a US Army Military Policeman. His duties included patrol, Special Reaction Team, SRT Sniper, & Military Police Investigations. He is currently serving with a large law enforcement agency in Maryland where he has worked patrol, criminal, and fugitive investigations. He is a field armorer for numerous weapon systems and an adjunct firearms instructor for his agency as well as several civilian firearms and tactics training companies.