From my bud Ron Canfield over at SUREFIRE:
This is huge for us. We’re known not only for high quality, but high prices. It’s the cost of doing your own design, engineering, R&D, product development, testing, manufacturing, assembly, and distribution. Oh yeah, and doing it in the USA.
We’re not talking WalMart prices here, but SureFire’s least expensive LED flashlight was $69. Now, we have a new series that starts at $55 for 200 lumens of light. That’s extremely competitive with the other brands you know and maybe love who are also trying to produce at the highest level.
We’ve simply cut costs, but kept it domestic. Who does that? We’re expecting these to begin shipping 10/1.
The G2X features a Nitrolon® polymer body and tailcap with an aluminum bezel while the 6PX’s body components are entirely aluminum. Each model comes in either the ‘Tactical’ models which is a single stage, 200 lumen output, and comes with a momentary activation tailcap switch. Twist for constant on. The ‘Pro’ models feature a low output 15-lumen stage that comes on first, then can be clicked over to the 200 lumen high output stage with a clicky style tailcap switch.