LIGHTS - FIELD TESTED: Surefire Executive Elite E1e Review

Surefire-Executive-Elite-E1e
Surefire-Executive-Elite-E1e

The Surefire Executive Elite E1e

The surefire executive elite E1e has been out on the market for a few years now but considering it is the only light I carry everyday I thought that I would post a brief review.

I have carried this light in my pocket everyday for 2 years, before I bought the executive elite I never carried a flashlight when I wasn’t working because I didn’t want to look like I was wearing a Batman utility belt with tons of pouches. My style is Greyman (look like a normal person) so riggers belts with pouches for my gear and 511s are only for work.

But when I saw the surefire executive elite in the PX I immediately bought it, pocket sized surefire with a pocket clip? Sold. I have actually gone through a few of these, not because they break, but because they are a bit small for my hand and I have dropped a few into unrecoverable places.

One fell out of a car wile I was driving down the road (don’t even ask) and another went down a hole in the floor where we used to toss our garbage and piss bottles (in one of Saddam’s bombed out palaces) along with a 190 dollar pair of Sean John sunglasses. But besides my clumsiness it is a handy flashlight with the quality that you would expect from Surefire.

Surefire Executive Elite
Surefire Executive Elite

The Executive Elite is an incandescent 15-lumen light (about the same output as a 2 cell D flashlight) with a battery life of about 90 Minutes (I have never left it on that long but I change the battery once every month or so) and aluminum body. One of the things I like the most about this light is it has a tailcap click switch (click on and off) instead of the usual screw-in momentary tailcap that is on most of Surefires lights.

  • Output/Runtime: 15 lumens/90 minutes Length: 3.40 inches Bezel Diameter: 1 inch Weight w/Batteries: 2.2 ounces Batteries: 1 - 123A Incandescent lamp generates brilliant white light Precision micro-textured reflector creates smooth, optimized beam Coated tempered window resists impact, maximizes light High-strength aerospace aluminum body, anodized (SG) or Mil-Spec hard-anodized (HA) for durability Tailcap click switch—press for momentary-on, press further to click constant-on Steel clip provides multiple carry options Weatherproof O-ring and gasket sealing Includes high-energy 123A batteries with 10-year shelf life

Surefire Executive Elite E1e >>> 79.00 USD

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JamesGrey100X100
JamesGrey100X100

~James GJames is a Veteran Civilian Contractor who has worked in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for way too long. He spends his off time in his homes in Indonesia and Virginia getting drunk, shooting guns and writing poorly written articles.