Surefire Flashlight – Executive Elite E2E Review

Well, this review has some age on it at this point, and we’ve looked at some fantastic gear since then. For a more up-to-date take, check out The Best Prepper Flashlight for Emergencies and Survival.

The Specs

  • Output: 60 lumens
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Battery Type: SF123A Lithium (2)
  • Bezel: 1″ tempered Pyrex®
  • Material: Aircraft Grade Aluminum
  • Length: 4.5″
  • Weight: 3.2 oz
Surefire Weight
Lightweight, compact, and solid.

The Pros

I was issued this light over ten years ago. A few days after I received the Surefire Executive Elite E2E flashlight, I responded to a T-6 Texan crash. The pilot and instructor ejected and were in good health, despite some sore backs from the ejection. I thought the light was much to small to be of any help in the aircraft recovery process. I was wrong. This little light is bright and durable. I have dropped it, ran over it with the ATV several times, submerged it, and it keeps working. It is slightly versatile, coming with a clip and easy to press button. The knurled aluminum makes it pretty hard to lose grip of, but tough if you hold it in your mouth. The Surefire flashlight is nearly indestructible, even ten years later.

Surefire Dissassembled
High quality components and construction.

The Cons

The battery does not last long. It does not flicker, it just ceases to turn on when the juice runs out. Also, the lens would get extremely hot- hot enough to burn you if your are not careful. The few issues I have with the flashlight seems to be fixed with the newer models. The newer Surefire flashlights have more battery life and are LED, but still use the same lithium Surefire batteries. It would be nice if the batteries were more generic and easier to find- especially in a SHTF scenario.

Surefire E2E Flashlight
Small but sturdy.

The Verdict

While we will not particularly suggest this model of Surefire flashlight, the newer Surefire flashlight models are sure to impress. We plan on picking one up soon and giving you the rundown if you can expect the same quality we have found in the Executive Elite model over ten years old and still going strong.

Where to buy the Surefire Executive E2E

The Surefire E2E is no longer available, but here is the closest flashlight in the Surefire family:

Surefire E2D Defender

Accessories for the Surefire Executive E2E

Surefire MN02 Lamp Assembly

Surefire Boxed Batteries

Surefire Rugged Polymer Speed Holster

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Surefire Executive Elite Flashlight

Rusty Collins

I am an engineer, Air Force veteran, emergency manager, husband, dad, and experienced prepper. I developed emergency and disaster plans around the globe and responded to many attacks and accidents as a HAZMAT technician. I have been exposed to deadly chemical agents, responded to biological incidents, and dealt with natural disasters. Check out my full story here: Rusty's Story

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  • I bought this E2E Executive Elite Surefire in 2007. After the batteries expired I tossed them. As you cannot leave them in the flashlight. Since 2007 I have not had the time to search out the correct batteries. Surefire 123A batteries are too thick. These batteries have the #sflp123 on them. What is the proper size I need?


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