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Surefire G2 Nitrolon & Blackjack Helmet-Mount Flashlight Holder

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  • Surefire G2 Nitrolon & Blackjack Helmet-Mount Flashlight Holder

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    Last edited by ColoradoDave; 02-12-2013, 11:52 AM.

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      I own a G2 Nitrolon. I don't use it on my helmet though. Great light though. The beam is very sharp. Works great. I carry a G3 LED Nitrolon in a holster as well.

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        Add this to it for 8 continuous hours of 80 lumen output: http://www.malkoffdevices.com/shop/m...efire-p-9.html

        Surefire's output/runtime claims are skewed. The P60L module cannot put out 80 lumens continuously, it will overheat, and it only runs about 2 hours before it begins to drop off.

        I have a Malkoff P60LL in a Surefire 6P tethered to my turnout coat. It really rocks.
        The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened. --Norman Mattoon Thomas, 6 time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America

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          Last edited by ColoradoDave; 02-12-2013, 11:53 AM.

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            Looks like a good set-up. I have the G2 and have used it quite a bit. It's a nice light, but I agree that it doesn't have nearly the continuous run time Surefire claims. If you're going to be using it a decent amount, look into buying the batteries in bulk (I think they sell a 24 pack). It will save you loads over picking up a pair at the local supply shop. Most online places should have them. If you can't find them, check some military sites like rangerjoes.com or uscavalry.com.

            Have you tried it with the face shield down yet? Does it get any glare? Looks like it might pick up the edge of the shield, but that could just be the angle of the picture.

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                Surefire is finally marketing lights to fire rescue. If you go on thier webpage, they have several lights in hi viz yellow/green with reflective markings. They even sell one with the Blackjack mount right from the factory. Many of them also come with beam shaper kits which is a great idea for smoke.

                The light you have is a standard G2 Nitrolon in yellow. The ones they show are all LED. I just noticed them last night.

                http://www.surefire.com/Flashlights

                They are not listed alltogether, you will have to scroll down alot.

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                • #9
                  A lady from surefire sent us two of the G2L Fire Rescue Lights to try out and then i placed a order for the Black Jack Helmet mounts . They work great best light and mount out there . We are going to order place a order soon for some of the lights and mounts . We also use a 4 AA LED light made by streamlight with the black jack mount.

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                    I used to have a couple of G2 lights and they were good, but are pretty outdated now. They will still work fine, though. Runtime was about 45 minutes. Some bulbs would last for months of regular use and some would only last a few hours. The bulbs are sensitive to impact, though. Try not to drop the light much. I used both the G2 and its' metal cousin the 6P for ~2 years until I upgraded to LED lights. I have nothing negative to say about them.

                    The mount I couldn't use with my helmet. I have the Bullard FX helmet. I have a visor on mine and the mount puts the lens of the flashlight behind the visor mount so 1/4 to 1/2 of the lens is blocked. If I mount it below the brim, the light shines inside my visor and blinds me when it's dark out. It's even worse if the visor is scratched, dirty, dusty or fogged up. I've got a couple more different mounts on order that I will try until I find one that works.

                    Tom

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TomInOregon View Post
                      I used to have a couple of G2 lights and they were good, but are pretty outdated now. They will still work fine, though. Runtime was about 45 minutes. Some bulbs would last for months of regular use and some would only last a few hours. The bulbs are sensitive to impact, though. Try not to drop the light much. I used both the G2 and its' metal cousin the 6P for ~2 years until I upgraded to LED lights. I have nothing negative to say about them.

                      The mount I couldn't use with my helmet. I have the Bullard FX helmet. I have a visor on mine and the mount puts the lens of the flashlight behind the visor mount so 1/4 to 1/2 of the lens is blocked. If I mount it below the brim, the light shines inside my visor and blinds me when it's dark out. It's even worse if the visor is scratched, dirty, dusty or fogged up. I've got a couple more different mounts on order that I will try until I find one that works.

                      Tom
                      Tom,

                      Which bracket are you using when you have these problems with your light?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Irish1445 View Post
                        Tom,

                        Which bracket are you using when you have these problems with your light?
                        It was the Blackjack BJ003. The mount is well made and sturdy, but the combination of the design, which holds the light so close to the helmet and the fact that I have a visor make it an unusable solution. I will try to take pictures of the Blackjack and the Helm-A-Clip that I am currently using and put them on a webpage. I know the question of helmet lights and mounts comes up a lot and I can at least contribute the little info I have.

                        Tom

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                          Originally posted by TomInOregon View Post
                          It was the Blackjack BJ003. The mount is well made and sturdy, but the combination of the design, which holds the light so close to the helmet and the fact that I have a visor make it an unusable solution. I will try to take pictures of the Blackjack and the Helm-A-Clip that I am currently using and put them on a webpage. I know the question of helmet lights and mounts comes up a lot and I can at least contribute the little info I have.

                          Tom
                          Tom,

                          Thank you for the compliment, I am Blackjack, we have never had a helmet with a visor problem before. Are you using it above the brim, or below? I would love to help you if I can. You can reach me directly off our web site. I do not want to look like I am trying to sell on this forum.
                          Thank you,
                          Chris

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                            Last edited by ColoradoDave; 02-12-2013, 12:50 PM.

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                              We just got combo packages of the Blackjack with a Streamlight LED. By far, the Blackjack is the best mount I have seen in years.
                              Blandford Fire Department
                              93 Main Street
                              Blandford, Ma 01008

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