If you’re lucky enough to be part of a flashlight community like Budget Light Forum, you know that fantastic and powerful flashlights G700 can be had direct from China for $3 to $10, with resellers on sites like Amazon selling them for only slightly more.
So, when people like us see “G700 TOUGHEST FLASHLIGHT ON THE MARKET” or “INCREDIBLE MILITARY ISSUE FLASHLIGHT NOW AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC,” and see that it’s a $10 flashlight you could get on Amazon with a USA seller, it makes us mad.
It’s not a military flashlight, while it and similar models are pretty tough for a cheap, Chinese flashlight, they are by no means the toughest. And you guessed it, they are not used by the military. About the only thing true in any of their advertising is that it’s a flashlight.
These web sites are a complete scam, as they prey on most people’s ignorance of what a good flashlight is. Most people, especially older people, do not realize how cheap and powerful LED flashlights have become. If you bought one, you fell for a clickbait scam, sorry.
If you want to try a powerful flashlight which can take either a standard AA battery or a high octane lithium ion battery, I’d recommend the Nitecore EA11.