This flashlight worked great until I had to change the batteries. Right after unscrewing the base (in fact before it was fully off), the switch assembly fell apart into 4-5 components. First I had to figure out how to put the pieces back together. A YouTube video helped with that, but after it was reassembled, it was too loosey-goosey to work. Sadly, my ordinary, cheapy flashlight has a better switch than the Atomic Beam. It's a great, sturdy flashlight but seems to have built-in "planned obsolescence." They will have a great product if they rework and stabilize the switch mechanism.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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