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I had a longer Maglite for a long time. LOVED that flashlight, was my all-time favorite. Then it quit working. Changed the batteries, changed the light bulb, nothing. Squeaks worse than any mouse when opening to change batteries. It will blink on for a second, then stop. Then I happened across this Maglite, and VOILA!! I'm in business again. It's not as long, but fits me perfectly. Inserted batteries, and keep it on the counter. I was ready for the north Texas Power outages - that never happened in my apt complex (knock on wood). BUT, tornado season isn't too far away, so I'll be ready for it. :) You can't go wrong with a Maglite!!
Electronic switch doesn't work. Should have 3 brightness settings on Mode1, but immediately either turns off or drops to low brightness. These were brand new batteries. Seems to be dependent on temperature, and was worse when the light was cold. I need an emergency flashlight that works when I need it. This is not the Maglite quality I expected.
Extraordinarily well-built military spec flashlight. Being retired military I’m accustomed to using flashlights quite a bit on my night job, I’ve always been lucky to have a mag light in my hand, this new series is outstanding, it actually lights up areas over a mile away from my house, not bad to say the least, and the build quality is superb.
I had a Duracell cooper top battery leak in the first position near the bulb. It stuck in there and I couldn't get it out. there is no way to open the bulb end part of the assemble. the first thing i noticed a problem was the switch would operate off and on. its near the end of the bad battery.
Maglight has come a long way, I would put this light up against surefire anyday...and I own several surefire flashlights. Excellent beam and excellent distance; Recommend you purchase...happy customer here.