The Best Weapon Mounted light Money Can Buy???
So today I am just going to do a short overview of the SureFire M622U Ultra Scout, and explain to you why this is my all-time favorite weapon light.
The amount of tax payer’s dollars I wasted while I was in Iraq was astounding. I managed to have my M4 completely changed out twice, broke more 240B bipods than I could count, and my platoon managed to almost fully submerge a Humvee into a river.
I managed to destroy almost every piece of equipment I had because they just weren’t up to the level of brutality they were dealt.
That was not the case with my SureFire though.
Like most new Combat Arms Soldiers, I thought I was “Operator” as fu%#, so I bought myself all the tacticoolest gear I could afford.
So… I have owned my SureFire Scout for 7 years, a deployment to Iraq, multiple training exercises, and put it through the ultimate torture test.
As of today, my SureFire still works as perfect as the day I bought it. Though with its chipped up, crappy, Coyote Tan paint, it looks like it’s been through hell and back. But I haven’t had to replace any piece of it (except the batteries of course) for the entire time I have owned it.
SureFire lights can be found on the weapons of many Soldiers and Marines.
They are the #1 go to brand when you need a light that can withstand the Iraqi Dessert heat and the snowy mountains of Afghanistan.
I have no proven numbers, but from my point of view as well as most of my buddies, I don’t think there is another brand out there that has even close to the amount of Combat Experience as SureFire.
I understand that SureFire is not “cheap” by any stretch of the imagination.
The M622U is not an exception to this fact, at $429.00 for the light, ADM mount, and DS07 switch, it seems to be quite expensive.
But to me…
…this light has lasted me 7 years and counting.
That comes out to a little over $60 a year.
So if you would rather buy a $50 light and replace it every 6-12 months when it breaks, and never know if it is going to work when you need it most, that is up to you.
My opinion is…
with the reliability I have seen through and through…
…It is 100% worth every penny.