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    Default List of most of Surefire's Tailcap Switches - with IMAGES

    After looking, to determine what the standard tailcap on my 9P was called, I realised that with all the Surefire tailcap switches out there, there is, post after post, looking for this information and nowhere was all this information in the same place.

    I'm hoping this post will become a sticky or be listed in Unforgiven's General Flashlight Forum - Threads of Interest sticky.

    As most would be aware, a lot of this information has come from posts by Size15's, Al, aka the Surefire Information Man. I'm sure he'll post to help correct any errors, so I can update this original post.

    I'm looking to add pictures of most, as I find them.


    TAILCAP SWITCHES:

    Standard Bodies refers to - C/M/D/P/R/Z/G

    Z14 - TailCap (Classic) Three parts (for Standard Bodies)
    Z21 - Black twisty only with ring attach point (for Standard Bodies)
    Z23 - Diaphragm Sealed - waterproof - (Classic) (for Standard Bodies)
    Z31 - Tailcap group non LOTC (Raised) (for Standard Bodies)
    Z40 - Black lockout (Not waterproof) (for Standard Bodies)
    Z41 - Black twisty lockout - stock on 6P, 9P, Z2 etc (for Standard Bodies)
    Z41 - Natural HA twisty lockout - stock on C2, C3, M1, M3 etc (for Standard Bodies)
    Z48 - Natural HA clicky with rubber shroud (for Standard Bodies)
    Z49 - Black clicky with rubber shroud (for Standard Bodies)
    Z52 - Natural HA twisty lockout (E series)(*Discontinued*)
    Z53 - Silver twisty lockout (E series)
    Z53 - Gun Metal twisty lockout (E series)
    Z54 - Black twisty lockout (E series)
    Z57 - Natural HA clicky (E series)
    Z58 - Natural HA clicky (for Standard Bodies)
    Z59 - Black clicky (for Standard Bodies)
    Z59 - Black HA clicky - standard on the U2
    Z61 - Black HA clicky (E series)
    Z62 - Natural HA two (2) stage twisty for A2,L1,L2
    Z68 - Black HA clicky with metal shroud (E series)
    Z72 - Black twisty lockout - stock on G2-BK
    Z73 - Olive Drab twisty lockout - stock on G2-OD
    Z74 - Yellow twisty lockout - stock on G2-YL
    Z75 - Tan twisty lockout - stock on G2-TN
    SW01 - tactical twisty (for Standard Bodies)
    SW01 slim - tactical twisty (for Standard Bodies)
    SW02 - tactical clicky with rubber shroud (for Standard Bodies)
    UExx - tactical pressure tape switch (xx = length in inches) (E series)
    UMxx - tactical pressure tape switch (xx = length in inches) (for Standard Bodies)
    XMxx - tactical pressure tape switch with push button (xx = length in inches) (for Standard Bodies)

    Regards
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    Last edited by tazambo; 05-19-2008 at 07:26 PM. Reason: Spelling / update / correction etc
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    Default Re: List of most of Surefire's Tailcap Switches

    PHOTOS OF THE TAILCAP SWITCHES

    Images sourced from all over the internet, if you believe I've used one of yours, and you're not happy. Please let me know and I'll remove it. If you own any of the switches and would like to supply me a better quality image or angle, please do so.


    Z14 - TailCap (Classic) Three parts (for Standard Bodies)
    No Image Yet


    Z21 - Black twisty only with ring attach point (for Standard Bodies)



    Z23 - Diaphragm Sealed - waterproof - (Classic) (for Standard Bodies)
    No Image Yet


    Z31 - Tailcap group non LOTC (Raised) (for Standard Bodies)
    No Image Yet


    Z40 - Black lockout (Not waterproof) (for Standard Bodies)
    No Image Yet


    Z41-BK - Black twisty lockout - stock on 6P, 9P, Z2 etc (for Standard Bodies)



    Z41-HA - Natural HA twisty lockout - stock on M1, M3 etc (for Standard Bodies)



    Z48 - Natural HA clicky with rubber shroud (for Standard Bodies)



    Z49 - Black clicky with rubber shroud (for Standard Bodies)



    Z52 - Natural HA twisty lockout (E series)(*Discontinued*)



    Z53 - Gun Metal / Satin Grey (GM/SG) twisty lockout (E series)



    Z54 - Black twisty lockout (E series)



    Z57 - Natural HA clicky (E series)



    Z58 - Natural HA clicky (for Standard Bodies)



    Z59 - Black clicky (for Standard Bodies)



    [Z59]* - Black HA clicky - standard on the U2 (*This TailCap has no Z number)



    Z61 - Black HA clicky (E series)



    Z62 - Natural HA two (2) stage twisty for A2,L1,L2



    Z68 - Black HA clicky with metal shroud (E series) (note that the Z68 is not scalloped like the E2d TailCap also shown here)



    Z72 - Black twisty lockout - stock on G2-BK



    Z73 - Olive Drab twisty lockout - stock on G2-OD



    Z74 - Yellow twisty lockout - stock on G2-YL



    Z75 - Tan twisty lockout - stock on G2-TN



    SW01 - tactical twisty (for Standard Bodies)



    SW01 slim - tactical twisty (for Standard Bodies)



    SW02 - tactical clicky with rubber shroud (for Standard Bodies)



    UExx - tactical pressure tape switch (xx = length in inches) (E series)
    No image yet


    UMxx - tactical pressure tape switch (xx = length in inches) (for Standard Bodies)



    XMxx - tactical pressure tape switch with push button (xx = length in inches) (for Standard Bodies)



    Regards
    Dave
    Last edited by tazambo; 09-18-2007 at 10:48 PM. Reason: Update / correction
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    Looks to be a very helpful reference.
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    Good start both of you.
    Dave, I'm just itching to edit your post to make corrections...
    I will with your permission, or I can post them for you to edit in yourself...

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Great idea.

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    Default Re: List of most of Surefire's Tailcap Switches - with IMAGES

    Al,

    Go ahead and knock yourself out (correct away).

    As long as I still have access to add more info myself at some stage.
    I thought in the 2nd post with the images, I'd like to list under the description but above the photo all the flashlights that the particular tailcap came with as standard.

    I did a reasonable amount of searching and found that you answered these types of question over and over again and there were a few excellent reference posts with about half the switches listed, but never all of them.

    Regards
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    Last edited by tazambo; 08-15-2007 at 03:48 AM. Reason: corrections of course
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    Z53 - Gun Metal / Satin Grey (GM/SG) twisty lockout (E series)


    I have this, a twisty, non-lockout SatinGray, from an early E1 EXECUTIVE:



    Is this an early z53? It is obviously smaller, and non-LOTC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrat View Post
    I have this, a twisty, non-lockout SatinGray, from an early E1

    Is this an early z53? It is obviously smaller, and non-LOTC.
    I have one too:

    It is not an early Z53. The Z53 replaced the non-LOTC TailCap. Same with the Z52 (HA) and Z54 (BK).

    Not all TailCaps have Z-numbers.
    The 9N and 9AN TailCaps don't.
    The E2d TailCap doesn't.
    Also, the U2 and K2 TailCaps don't.
    etc etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by tazambo View Post
    Z62 - Natural HA two (2) stage twisty for A2,L1,L2

    I called once to inquire about a replacement tailcap for my A2-BK-WH, and they informed me they do have those available. I don't know if they'd have a different part number.

    Please note I didn't really need a replacement tailcap for my A2, I just wanted to make sure that I'd be able to get a replacement in the event of mine failing at some point.

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    If it has a Z-number (which I doubt) the Black HA version of the Z62 is likely Z62-BK although SureFire would likely refer to it by its product code number.

    Al

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    Thats a really informative post guys, do you think it should be stickied?

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    Image updated

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    Thank you! Good stuff! Keep it coming.

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    Very useful reference thread - many thanks.
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    I'm pretty sure the Z54 is not hard anodized black, but rather type II. I had one an on older E2E, it was not hard anodized.
    Now the Z61 on the other hand is definitely hard anodized, of course.
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    Great resource! Thanks!

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    Excellent work gentlemen!! Thanks....
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    Great work guys

    Agree with making this a sticky. Al

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    Great list! I would only ask for some type of marking system which would indicate to the viewer which tailcaps are no longer produced (i.e., SW1* with a note at the base of the list stating *No longer manufactured).

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    A matrix of interoperability/proprietary fitment would also be helpful. Though the A2 and L1 have ACME threads, their tailcaps are not interchangeable. I used to run a K2 tailcap on my L5 and got two light levels (!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ampdude View Post
    I'm pretty sure the Z54 is not hard anodized black, but rather type II. I had one an on older E2E, it was not hard anodized.
    Now the Z61 on the other hand is definitely hard anodized, of course.
    This is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
    Though the A2 and L1 have ACME threads, their tailcaps are not interchangeable.
    Where did you read this?
    The L1, L2 and A2 all use the Z62.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Size15's View Post
    Where did you read this?
    The L1, L2 and A2 all use the Z62.

    I was thinking the same thing , did something change as of the last week or so?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Size15's View Post
    This is correct.
    Maybe we can get tazambo to change this then:

    Quote Originally Posted by tazambo View Post
    Z54 - Black HA twisty lockout (E series)
    to:

    Z54 - Black type II finish twisty lockout

    or something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Size15's View Post
    Where did you read this?
    The L1, L2 and A2 all use the Z62.
    Well, you know what, you are RIGHT. For some reason my memory this am said they aren't the same. They are. ARGH. I used to interchange them between my A2 and L1.

    OK, I admit it... blonde moment, and not the first. Sheesh.

    Apologies one and all.




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    Does anyone have a SW01 'slim' version? OK, obviously someone does, or there wouldn't be a pic there lol, but how rare are they?
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    Aloha Tazambo,

    With the introduction of the E1B, you now have a little updating to do.


    Thank you for a very informative post.





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    Great job. Good to see faces to the tail ends.

    I was just thinking of different options for my SF lights and just happen upon this post.

    Most excellent. I agree, this would make a nice sticky.
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    It has been added to the 'Threads of Interest' sticky in this section.
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