Well, I don’t think it comes as a shock but the Nitecore P10GT stays. The Fenix brand, to be clear, is nothing short of great quality. They have a following for a reason. It’s not just a name but a way of doing things. But… at the same time, Nitecore has also showed similar results and push of their brand and lights. So this choice isn’t a knock on any brand of lights. If you like Fenix, then I clearly see why. And if you like Nitecore, I can see why. This conclusion is more about the model than the brand. The PT10gt, for the light world, is what the Playstation 4 is for gaming in my eyes. It is the one creation that had many interations prior. Some of those concepts weren’t good enough while others were just about right. But every so often, we get a creation that is made so well and perfect for what it was designed for that, that you truly walk away forcing yourself to find anything that could possibly bring it down to earth.
You can say whatever it is about the brand you like vs another brand but I frankly wouldn’t care if the brand on this was GE. I simply don’t care about brands more than function and performance. This is why I gave lights like the Wowtac so much praise and respect. What can you do better than others and how consistent are you at doing it? Those are the real questions. So having both the PD35 Tac edition and the P10GT was a blessing because it gave me a chance to examine both.
What I found out( or should I say, what I was reminded of because the regular p10 was already something that I had in the past and missed extremely) was that this Nitecore model is irreplaceable for my use. FOR ME, what I found out was that I couldn’t replace the p10 with any other light or brand but this p10 or P10GT. No other light from any brand, including Nitecore themselves, would work because it wasn’t a one handed operation light. This is what makes this type of light model the absolute best. Being able to control your light with one hand completely is beyond optional, it is not negotiable. This is why 80% or more lights out there will never work much less equal to the P10GT. The majority of them, after their QA failure like Klarus, or whatever else holds them down, just weren’t made for one handed operation. Manufacturers builds that relied on a 2nd hand for operation or a complex configuration when activating the functions completely remove themselves from even being considered when measured against this model.
Then once you add their build quality that they put on this light, along with its functions and simplicity, you have, what I believe to be, the world’s first perfect light. The weight, the buttons responsiveness, and sure power and balance of light clearly shows art. That’s right, I said it, this light is a work of art! I have never once found another light from any brand that could beat this product overall. Maybe isolated areas like lumens and or something else but not the whole balanced package. Get me at least 800-1000 lumens((20,500cd’s), with a 286 meter throw along with this shape of unit, along with one hand operations with dedicated strobe and mode buttons that activate in Milliseconds in any mode, and a body strength that is built for strikes on attckers..all backed by a 5 year no questions warranty with options to continue the warranty after 5 years. Once all this laid on the table then we can start to make comparisons. But as you know the one hand operation mixed with a dedicate strobe button that operates in the low milliseconds is just not something created by the vast majority of flashlight manufacturers. So the Fenix PD35 just couldn’t remain a option and is packed up to be return. So unless something happens to my P10GT this just might be the last flashlight for years to come.