Last week I went and bought another something that I really don’t need. A Surefire M25 from CDNN. It showed up today.
This is from the dark and early days of primitive weapon lights. The manual has a revision date of 1-1-2006. So by weapon light standards, this is positively ancient.
This Surefire M25 I received from CDNN looks nearly new. Just a few scuffs and marks on it.
A little wear, but hardly anything on the one I got. I read that some other people that purchased them got some pretty beat up units.
This is similar to the old Laser Products/Surefire 6P. Uses 2 CR123s and has a P60 bulb. The P60 will put out about 65 lumens of light for 1 hour. This was a massive improvement over the giant Maglites.
Back when I was using Surefires like this as weapon lights, I liked to replace the bulb assembly with a P61 that gave us an insane 120 lumens for 20 minutes. The weapon lights were often just pulsed, so I didn’t need longer run time. As for a flash light carried in my pocket, I preferred the longer run time of the P60.
While newer LED bulbs have rendered these obsolete, they still perform well.
The M25 only puts the light on the right side of the front sight base it is clamped on. You can move the light back some in the ring is it mounted in, but the large tail cap will hit the hand guard pretty quickly.