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SureFire 2211 Wrist Light.

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by Kraid, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Kraid

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    Hey, guys! I was asked for a review on my new 2211, so I got a video recorded. I know this light gets alot of bashing (for understandable reasons) I think that it can be useful in the right situations. :)

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    Thanks for the review. I was thinking the same thing as your friend. I can't imagine that the lit area would be where I want.

    Neat idea, but I'll stick with my ZebraLight:)
     
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    Neat idea, but the practical application is lacking.
     
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    I like it but I couldn't see it being useful for what they designed it for. If they had another attachment beside the wristband, I may consider something like it for attachment to a shoulder strap on my pack. Or even for the guys with molle on their chest plates, may make a convenient way to light our hands when doing map reading or detailed work.

    Nice review by the way
     
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    I've tried wrist mounted lights before, they never put the light where I want it.
    In my opinion, they are a solution looking for a problem.
    A headlight is far more practical.
     
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    Its an interesting idea, and would have its uses I think. If it came with other attachment options they would have a winner.
     
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    I like the fact that when using a headlight I can have my hands working off to the right but look towards the left to see the effects of what I am doing with my hands.
     
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    I'm an airframe fitter by trade,
    Being able to do repairs, Have the light directly where I'm working and have both hands free is invaluable
     
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    Yeah, the 35 degree angle does make it odd when trying to aim the light on a target. :( I think a little bit of angle to keep it off the back of your hand is a good idea, but 35 might be too much.


    Lol! The SIMs beacon on Star Trek was the first thing I thought of when I saw this light. That connection probably made me want it more, lol. I don't believe that this will be practical for 99.9% of people. Which is why I'm surprised it was even made. For me to have instant access at all times to a source of light could be a matter of life or death for 160ish people, so it's practical enough in my case. Although it's more likely that I'll end up using it for more minimal tasks on a day to day basis.


    Thanks, I really appreciate the feedback! I like your idea of making it mountable to PALs! That could really expand it's utility.


    I certainly agree that a headlight is a more practical way to get light on your target in a hands free manner. The only benefit of the wrist light over the head light is that its more practical to wear a wrist light continuously than it is to wear a head light that way.


    I love how a head light lights up whatever you are looking at. Using this light as a work light surely wouldn't work nearly as well. :(
     
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    I like the point about it being instantly available, while looking discreet (in a way).
     
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    I'm enough of a geardo that I'd be willing to at least play with one, if I ever see it on sale. :D
     
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    For me, I would like it better if I didn't need to use my other hand to engage/disengage the ON/OFF switch. I have trained tactically with a handheld combat flashlight with a momentary switch AND a lanyard. When I don't need a light source, I simply remove my thumb from the momentary switch. When I need the use of the hand holding the light, I simply let the flashlight drop off my hand yet remain tethered to my wrist.

    Use of a wristlight for me shall become a paradigm shift that I simply do not have the proclivity to incorporate in my decades-old regimen.
     
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    "Easy access to a light at all times",......that's what sums it up for me, that's what I like most about this idea/product, however this just seems a bit too bulky to me, I wouldn't fancy wearing this 24/7 (almost) like my wrist watch.

    A couple of years on and no one has come up with a smaller/neater design?
     
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    Think about the target market - and how generally slow they are to innovate, for a variety of different reasons.
     
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    Specialty item only.
     
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    I run a lot at nights and use a 2211X as my light. I know all the trails are good and there are no dangerous animals where I live. It is brilliant knowing I have it with me and not having to wear a head torch or have something in my hands. I've only had it a couple of months and it will be part of my gear for a while.


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    after viewing "The Final Option" in 1982, long before LEDs were available, a friend on the Hillsborough Co (Tampa area) Sheriff's SWAT team made one of the lights similar to those used by the 22nd SAS troopers in the movie... shooting a 1911 in .45 with a multi D cell Maglight strapped to your strong arm was an innovation