SureFire Fury Flashlights
By: Eugene Nielsen
SureFire® has once again raised the bar by which tactical flashlights are compared with its new Fury™. SureFire refers to the Fury as a “pocket-sized handheld search light.” It is an apt description of this compact, 500-lumen LED powerhouse.
SureFire gives you four models of the Fury from which to choose: the dual-output P2X Fury and the single-output P2X Fury Tactical, P2X Fury Defender® and the P2XZ Fury CombatLight®. The P2X Fury Defender has a crenelated Strike Bezel® that can be used as an impact tool or to gain pain compliance for suspect control. The P2XZ Fury CombatLight features SureFire’s familiar CombatGrip™ design that’s optimized for use with handguns.
The P2X Fury was submitted for testing and evaluation. The P2X Fury has two output levels: a stunning 500-lumen high-output setting that cuts through the darkness and a 15-lumen low-output setting that greatly extends runtime. The 15-lumen low setting is perfect for general tasks at close to medium ranges.
The P2X Fury is activated with a click-type tail cap. Simply press for momentary-on low and press further until it clicks for constant-on low. Turn the light off and press or click again within two seconds for high. On the single output Fury models you press for momentary-on and twist the tailcap for constant-on. All of the Fury models feature a lock-out tail cap to prevent activation during transport and storage.
The Fury features a virtually indestructible Cree XM-L high-output, high-efficiency LED emitter. The LED is regulated to maximize light output and runtime. It runs two 3-volt lithium 123A batteries (included). Tactical runtime is 1.5 hours. SureFire defines tactical runtime as the runtime (at highest setting for multiple-output flashlights) until output drops below 50 lumens. On low output, the P2X Fury has a runtime of 46 hours.
These runtimes are on standard disposable 123A batteries. Runtime on rechargeable LFP 123A batteries is approximately 50 percent less. Maximum output isn’t affected. The use of rechargeable batteries can result in considerable cost savings over time.
The Fury has a tempered Borosilicate glass window for resistance to impact and thermal shock, as well as to maximize light transmission. An anti-reflective coating minimizes losses. The beam quality is outstanding. The Fury has a precision micro-textured reflector that creates smooth, focused beam with no artifacts. The beam has a narrow hotspot with a medium sized spill. The Fury has excellent throw with enough surround light for peripheral awareness—ideal for both tactical and general applications.
SureFire lights are noted for their ruggedness. The Fury is no exception. It has a durable mil-spec Type III hard-anodized 6061-T6 aerospace aluminum body with a matte-textured finish. The body is sculpted to provide a comfortable, secure grip in all environment conditions. It’s O-ring sealed and weatherproof.
The Fury isn’t much bigger than the original 65-lumen SureFire 6P, the flashlight that started it all and a powerhouse in its day. The Fury measures only 5.4 inches long and weighs under 6 ounces with batteries. Bezel diameter is 1.4 inches. The compact size and light weight make the Fury ideal for everyday belt carry.
SureFire makes a number of belt holsters that fit the Fury. Options include the V26 Leather Holster (Plain), V27 Leather Holster (Basket Weave), V70 Polymer Speed Holster, and V91 Nylon Quick-Detach Holster. Numerous aftermarket holsters and pouches are also available.
Other optional accessories include SureFire’s patent-pending Combat Rings™, filters, a diffuser and beam cover, as well as a battery charger kit for LFP 123A rechargeable batteries. The SureFire Fury has an MSRP between $155 and $175, depending on the model.
Eugene Nielsen provides investigative and tactical consulting services and is a former officer. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.