SureFire E2D LED Defender® Ultra Flashlights
The E2D LED Defender® Ultra is a compact 500-lumen flashlight featuring dual-output capability and self-defense enhancements. Utilizing a virtually indestructible high-performance LED and a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens, the E2DL Ultra is activated with a pushbutton tailcap click switch that also selects output levels:
Press or click once for a high-intensity 500-lumen white-light beam—ten times the light needed to overwhelm the night-adapted vision of an aggressor. Return to off and press or click again within two seconds for a 5-lumen ultra-long runtime low beam that’s suitable for navigating at night or performing close-up tasks for hours.
The Defender’s crenellated Strike Bezel® provides further defensive options should the need arise. Slender and powerful, the E2DL Ultra is an ideal everyday-carry light.
Virtually indestructible LED emitter regulated to maximize light output and runtime
Two output levels—high 500 lumens for maximum light, 5 lumens low for extended runtime
Includes high-energy 123A batteries with 10-year shelf life
Using the tactical flashlight with a handgun can be cumbersome, but if you don’t have the weapon mounted light then use this technique.
Hold the flashlight in the non gun hand and place underneath your gun hand at bottom of the wrist area – see picture. There are many variations, you will have to decide on which method is easier for you. As you practice maneuvering the handgun and flashlight in this position, be sure to do so with weapons up and closed position. Implement shooting drills with a barricade to simulate peeking around corners and doorways.
If you have access to a mock room and hallway shooting range, practice as much as you can to get the feel of working with both apparatus and movement. Practice holding and shooting with your non dominant hand and flashlight in your strong hand. The more you do, the better for you in the long run.
In case you have to defend yourself with the tactical flashlight. Here are some basic strikes with the E2D Defender, hold the flashlight as if holding a hammer with the bezel (lenses) towards the ground. The strike that you will perform is like throwing a ball. There are many different ways to do strikes taught in the defensive tactics. But, we will concentrate on the most natural way to strike and that is to imitate the throwing motion.
Using this throwing motion and combining the rotation of the hips and shoulder into the direction of the strike will increase the power and speed of the strike.
There are two ways to follow through with the flashlight:
Follow through – when striking follow through with your arm motion to go past the target – this produces the most impact.
Snap back – upon contact with the target you pull your flashlight back – this produces a less impact of the strike, but allows you to quickly follow up with more strikes.
The targets are simple anything that is in front of you. So in other words don’t try to strike at the face when you may be farther away because of a height differences. ie your attacker is taller than you. The objective is to strike hard and fast at any barrier in front of of you and inflicting pain, once there is an opportunity to get out of this area, do so quickly. (Run)
hands – knuckles, wrist
arms – top of forearms, biceps, triceps
shoulder – front of shoulder
facial area – anywhere including side of neck
Arms are barriers and striking them with great force can cause pain. Some people that never have thrown a ball before will need to practice to get this down.
Here’s some other tactics to supplement your self defense skill with the SureFire Defender flashlight:
Red crush pepper – salt & pepper – or any form of powder – have some of these in your pocket or handbag where it can be easily taken out in half a second and thrown at the facial area of attacker
Hot latte or your favorite hot beverage thrown at the facial area
Pepper Spray – good combo with strikes
3 Stooges Move – finger jab to the eyes – do it with quickness
Whistle – use for warning and to create a scene, hopefully others may see that you are in distress
These extra tactics are followed up with multiple powerful strikes to create the opportunity fo you to run to safety.