Gear: Surefire 8AX Commander Flashlight (Rechargeable)


Surefire 8AX Commander Flashlight (Rechargeable)

Category: Duty & Tactical Gear
Subcategory: Flashlights
Price: $200
Average Rating:
(2 Votes)

Construction: Aluminum Weight:1lbs aprx. 110 Lumens of Light. Contains: Light, 2 rechargeable Batteries (1hr run time), charger with car/home adaptor.

Member Reviews

  • Yosemite_sam_with_guns_ready_max30
    Gunsmoke16, Wed, 09 Jul 2008 23:58:11 UTC.
    1st review

    The Surefire 8AX is the aluminum counterpart to what is now the 8NX polymyer version. 110 Lumens of light, it is as bright as 1 extremely bright car headlight, lighting up a field or building. The light will blind an suspect, allowing total suprise. Front bezel screws off to allow battery removal & charge (rapid charge with car/home plug included). Screw down tight for constant on or tail-cap push button momentary. Battery run time 1hr. Comes with 2 battery to allow constant fresh one. Weight about 1lb or so. Non-reflective black finish can be touched up with a black Sharpie if scratched. 3yrs use with no bulbs blown (called Surefire-asked if I had blown one. Seemed suprised, had never sold one so far & advised soldiers using them in caves. Should be ok unless dropped a lot. ($28 bulb @ Surefire). 2nd set of batteries-the aftermarket seem to have longer run time and don't drain down if left in the car. Heat from sunlight will shorten any battery life. This one works...very dependable.

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  • Txbadge_max30
    CenTexCop, Tue, 29 Mar 2011 17:58:08 UTC.

    Perfect size. Excellent kit. Wonderfully bright. So why just 3 stars? Let's see...tailcap push switch is momentary only, which is great for tactical use but won't turn the light on and leave it on. Instead of having an actual switch for power it is twist on/twist off, which is cumbersome and slow. Worse than that, I've had the thing almost burn a hole in my uniform shirt because movement of my belt getting in and out of the car inadvertently turned the darn thing on without me realizing it. The batteries have started having issues holding a charge even when unused for a while. Glad to have it, but the Streamlight stinger appears to be a better design, and those who carry it haven't had the issues I've had with this one.

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