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SureFire Beast
on: May 15, 2007, 09:38:03 PM
I don't think my wife will let me get this one. Listed as $ 4160.00 on Knifecenter.comhttp://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_detail.html?s=SFB1RBK
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Re: SureFire Beast
Reply #1 on: May 15, 2007, 09:51:15 PM
Pretty sick, huh?
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Re: SureFire Beast
Reply #2 on: May 15, 2007, 09:59:58 PM
What does it do that makes it worth that kind of money?

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Re: SureFire Beast
Reply #3 on: May 15, 2007, 10:07:18 PM
What does it do that makes it worth that kind of money?

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Re: SureFire Beast
Reply #4 on: May 15, 2007, 11:37:09 PM
I think the US military uses a bunch of those as part of its anti-missile defense system.  ;)
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Re: SureFire Beast
Reply #5 on: May 16, 2007, 12:26:15 AM
What does it do that makes it worth that kind of money?

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It's a HiD light: +400$
It's 2,300 Lumens: +900$
It's variable output: +15$
It's a Surefire: +2700$

I think the high-price is due mainly to the no questions asked warranty, R&D costs and it being geared towards military/public service vectors that really have nothing else to compare against this light (when all features are accounted for.)


It does look pretty impressive.


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Re: SureFire Beast
Reply #6 on: May 16, 2007, 01:05:59 AM
good God those look impressive  :o  :o  :o.

But unless it can actually be used as an offensive weapon of mass destruction, it is not worth anywhere near its price IMHO.


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Re: SureFire Beast
Reply #7 on: May 16, 2007, 01:23:15 AM
If it's meant for public servants, then I think they are being paid too damned much!

It would probably be cheaper to have an orbiting satellite ready to fire a concentrated beam of collected solar energy on the spot the LEO needs.  Then all he/she would have to carry is a GPS and their cell phone!

I admit it's impressive, but not $4200 impressive...

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Re: SureFire Beast
Reply #8 on: May 16, 2007, 04:42:41 AM
I think sometimes light is way overrated.
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Re: SureFire Beast
Reply #9 on: May 16, 2007, 05:10:44 AM
I was thinking that if you paid $5 for each 123cell it took to power the "Beast", Thats $100. More than any light I have.
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Re: SureFire Beast
Reply #10 on: May 16, 2007, 11:55:13 AM
If I was Bill Gates I still wouldnt want it, that thing is butt-ugly.

That beam-shot is very impressive though.


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Re: SureFire Beast
Reply #11 on: May 16, 2007, 12:07:25 PM
Well if it's so ugly then leave it off and at least you won't have to look at it when it's dark!

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Re: SureFire Beast
Reply #12 on: May 16, 2007, 12:51:18 PM
its just about a feeling of power, isnt it, in the end. Why do we want ever more powerful flashlights? Not because the night is getting darker, but because we feel 'good' when we flick on a switch and send forth a beam that travels at the speed of light, and could burn out the eyeballs of a blue whale. maybe we imagine its some sort of laser weapon or light sabre.

Id say that torch is nothing more then a toy, I am having a hard time actually thinking up of a situation when you would want so much light, anyone have any suggestions?

Actually, only think I can think of is having it on top of a gun, if you can face to face with someone, even at quite a large distance, the blinding and dazing power of such a flashlight would probably surprise them for enough time for you to get a clean head shot. Is that what this torch is for?


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Re: SureFire Beast
Reply #13 on: May 16, 2007, 01:09:59 PM
It would be useless for that kind of thing for several reasons.  First, and foremost, a light like that would blind the user as well as the target when flicked on suddenly.  The other big reason is that if you find yourself in an armed conflict in which you'd want to use something like that, you'd be sending out a beacon to other possible targets on where to shoot.  If that person had accomplices, you'd be lucky to get off a second shot before you broke out in holes.

That's why SPEC OPS groups use night vision.

The only thing I can see those lights useful for is SAR operations where an area has to be lit up instantly and effectively.  If a building was to collapse, or a car accident, mine accident, flash flood at night etc. 

It might also help for divers in relatively shallow water at night.  If it's waterproof you could probably illuminate a good amount of the bottom of a lake/inlet etc with it by hanging it off the side of the boat.  I'm not much of a diver so I can't say for certain, but maybe Dunc or Lonediver would offer their opinions on that?

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Re: SureFire Beast
Reply #14 on: May 16, 2007, 03:47:50 PM
ah yes, obviously.

Have to say, apart from its horrendous price I like its odd look and name, 'beast' quite cool. Wonder if any have a typo on them (maybe some mischievous employee) and are called 'breast'


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Re: SureFire Beast
Reply #15 on: May 16, 2007, 04:03:36 PM
If you like the looks of that one, check out this funky light that Bob found a while back.  It's somewhat cheaper too...

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,198.15.html

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Re: SureFire Beast
Reply #16 on: May 16, 2007, 04:17:28 PM
You know if you hold a light up to your hand you can see the blood vessels and things like that? Well you could probably give someone an xray with this thing just shine it at them from a few yards (so as not to melt the skin) and look at all their bones!

When is bright too bright?

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Re: SureFire Beast
Reply #17 on: May 17, 2007, 02:51:59 AM
....When is bright too bright?

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When the bright costs $4200, it is definitely too bright.  :-\
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