Surefire 6PX Pro Flash Review

Surefire 6PX Pro

Surefire made a name for itself by manufacturing high quality products, and at an affordable price.  The Surefire 6PX Pro is no exception, as it raises the bar in the sub $100 flashlight market.

Made in USA – Yes
Dual output – Yes, 200/15 lumens. Surefire website says there is a new 320 lumen model.
Momentary no/off – Yes
Lanyard – No
Water resistant – Yes
Water proof – Yes
Battery – 123A
Model – Surefire 6PX-B-BK

Made in USA – Its nice to see a company investing in the nation they are trying to sell their products in.  In this case the Surefire 6PX Pro is advertised as being made in the USA.

Dual Output – 200/15 lumens, which makes it nice when you go from looking for firewood around the campsite, to inside a tent.

On a recent hunting trip, I found the 15 lumens just right for following the ATV trail, but not so bright that my nightvision was messed up.

200 lumens provides plenty of light for nighttime operations.

Momentary no/off

This is a nice feature that a lot of flashlights on the market ignore.

One of the features that I really like about the Surefire 6PX Pro, the on/off switch lets you cycle between high/low without having to turn the switch fully on.

The on/off button goes like this – on – off – low – off -high – off – ,,,,,,.

The momentary goes like this – low – high – low – high – low – high,,,,.

Water Test

In my review of the Rayovac Indestructible Flashlight, someone on youtube suggested the water has to be at least 3 feet (1 meter) deep.  To be fair to my readers (and youtube viewers) I bought a 3 inch piece of PVC pipe 5 feet long.

The PVC pipe was filled with water, then the flashlight was dropped into the water with the bezel down.

The Surefire 6PX Pro was left submerged in 5 feet of water for around 26 hours.

After removing the flashlight from the water, it was wiped clean, the battery compartment was opened; no water was visible in the battery compartment, or inside the bezel.

Impact Test

The Surefire 6PX Pro was used to drive two 12 penny nails through a piece of pressure treated 2×4.  During the impact test, the light was turned on the 15 lumen setting.

While the light was hammering the nails through the 2×4, I did not notice the light flickering, or turning on or off.

After the impact test, the flashlight functioned as it did before the test.

Truck Test

Another test I decided to add to the review is to run over the Surefire 6PX Pro with my Toyota T-100 truck.

The flashlight was placed on the ground in front of my front truck tire with the bezel facing the tire.  I then slowly ran over the light with my truck.

My wife noticed the flashlight was pushed into the ground, so she suggested we move to the paved road and repeat the test.

The Surefire 6PX Pro flashlight was placed on the paved road, bezel facing my front truck tire.  I cranked the truck, and slowly ran over the flashlight.  The truck was then put in reverse, and ran over again.

The flashlight was ran over not once, not twice, but three times – once on soil, and twice on a paved road.  Next flashlight review I do, I will probably run over the light 4 times – 2 times on soil, and 2 times on the paved road.


The Surefire 6PX Pro is everything that I want in a flashlight, its lightweight, compact, bright and its impact resistant.

I have a Surefire 6PX Tactical mounted on my AR-15, but that is another article. The Mapul light attachment works perfectly with my Surefire 6PX Tactical, I see no reason why the light mount will not work with the 6PX Pro.

Full Disclosure

I received the Surefire 6PX Pro at no cost to myself. even though I received the flashlight at no cost, I have tried to provide an impartial review.