The SureFire G2X series is a compact type of flashlight with a strong polymer body. It is a great flashlight used with shooting and EDC.
SureFire is a company founded for the accompaniment of firearms and illumination. They are a very reliable brand for gun enthusiasts especially.
Both the Pro and Tactical editions are widely respected in the community receiving recommendations by users from M4 Carbine and CandlePower forums.
G2X Tactical Review
Modes and Light Outputs: Specs
- One Max Output: White Light
- Light Output: 320 lumens
- Maximum Runtime: 2.5 hours
Maximum Runtime is 2.5 hours at the highest output until the flashlight’s output drops below 50 lumens.
Additional Features: Switch
The SureFire G2X Tactical flashlight has a momentary switch/button with a rotating tailcap switch to turn on its constant beam.
The Tactical’s momentary switch is reliable for consecutive pressing for a manual strobe function.
The throw distance is not offically listed on SureFire’s site but some users say the G2X provides ~100 feet of throw distance.
The G2X Tactical flashlight has a “A” marking on the head below the bezel.
The Tactical version is only offered in a gray color.
G2X Pro Review
Modes and Light Output: Specs
Two Outputs: White Light
- Output: 320 lumens
- Runtime: 2.75 hours
- Output: 15 lumens
- Runtime: 45 hours
Like the Tactical edition, the above runtimes are valid until outputs drops lower than 50 lumens.
Both flashlights have 320 lumen outputs, but the Pro edition providers a slightly longer runtime: 0.25 hours.
Additional Features: Switch
Like the Tactical Edition, the G2X Pro has a momentary switch button but clicks to activate its constant beam - in contrast to the Tactical’s tailcap switch.
The momentary button alternates between the Pro’s high and low outputs.
Unfortunately, the Pro’s click switch makes it difficult to sustain a strobe mode with consecutive pressing.
Similar to the G2X Tactical, the high-output mode has a throw distance of approximately 150 feet in night darkness. The low-output mode has about 15 feet of throw in similar conditions.
The G2X Pro flashlight has a “B” marking on the head.
- Desert Tan
- Forest Green
G2X Pro and Tactical: Common Features
Size and Weight
- Length: 5.20 inches
- Bezel Diamater: 1.25 inches
- Body Diameter: 1.00 inches
- Weight (with batteries): 4.4 ounces
The light’s dimensions and weight make it perfect for mounting on a weapon. The material works well for matching camoflauge paint with a firearm.
- Polycarbonate window for impact resistance
- Tough Nitrolon body
- Anodized aluminum bezel
- Waterproof: O-ring and basket sealed
- Precision micro-textured reflector: Creating a smooth beam
Both flashlights use a high-energy CR123A batteries that are included when purchased with a 10 year shelf life.
Conclusion: Our SureFire G2X Review
The SureFire G2X Tactical and Pro are compact, light and durable flashlights for both weapons and handheld. Some say the body needs a bit more grip and added texture but the lights hold up just fine for the average enthusiast.
The lack of lighting modes and options may be a turn-off for some, as these flashlights excel when used in conjunction with firearms.
G2X Tactical vs. G2X Pro
The main difference between these two lights are the switches and the modes. The Pro offers a wider selection of colors but the Tactical’s design provides the flexibility of implementing a manual strobe.
Overall, both the G2X and Tactical are great for tactical users.