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Old 06-11-2010, 11:29   #1
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Opinions? Surefire 618LM (LED w/ TIR lens)

I was reading about the new Surefire fore-end that has the LED and a TIR lens. Here is the description from the Surefire site:

Compact 6-volt (2-battery) system features a virtually indestructible LED emitter focused by a TIR lens, which produces a brilliant beam optimized for close- to medium range applications. The 618LM generates 200 lumens of output and has a tactical runtime of 2 hours per set of batteries, with gradually decreasing output afterward.


Does anyone have any experience with the Surefire LEDs? And/or this LED with the special lens?

I've searched here and in tacticalshotguns forum (http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/view...64193a7ae64ffb) and haven't found anything.

Any info will be appreciated.
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:49   #2
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Surefire makes an excellent product. I had the old Xenon-bulb light on my previous shotgun and never had issues. Their LED products are only better as they have longer battery life and are far more durable.

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Old 06-11-2010, 17:06   #3
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I use them and I am a Surefire dealer so I have a little expirence with them. I find the LED a fuller bright light at closer distance. The incandesent seems to reach out further. I also like the spot the incandesent has as I have found at the right range, anything inside that spot catches buckshot. So it is like a secondary aiming device.

As for surefire, yes, it cost. The light you are asking about retails for $375.oo. It will be the last light you will ever need for that 870 as they have a life time warranty and Surefire has the best customer service in the business.
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Old 06-11-2010, 18:29   #4
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Thanks for the info.

I was wondering if the Surefire Leds were that much better. I was thinking of getting an incandescent Surefire and adding a Malkoff led.

I've got a few different 870s, and I will probably try the 618LM against the Malkoff when I get a chance.

Thanks again.
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