SureFire Product History Thread

880arm

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Hello everyone.

I'm working on documenting the history and evolution of SureFire handheld flashlights since their inception. Unfortunately, searching through old catalogs, advertisements, and my own (limited) knowledge isn't enough to complete this project but I know there is enough knowledge here on CPF to make this a reality.

I will be using this thread to post what information I have accumulated so far and then revising it based upon your input. To the extent possible I want to rely upon documented sources but I know we will have to use people's memories to fill in some of the blanks. Please share if you spot any errors or can help fill in the blanks!


Table of Contents

Post 1 (this post): Contains fact sheets that are actively being worked at this time.


  • SureFire 6 / SureFire 6C (being worked together)

Post 2: Contains fact sheets that are closer to being finished. These are by no means closed to further revisions.


  • C Series lights (Centurion)
  • D Series lights (Guardian and Defender)
  • M Series lights
  • P Series lights (Classic)
  • P Series lights (Original)
  • Z Series lights

Post 3: Contains links to reference materials and other sources of information

Post 8: Sample photos of various lights


We will start off with the predecessors to the P series lights. I have been struggling finding solid information on these models but thanks to donn I had a little something to start with. As of right now it seems like the 6 and 6C were basically the same light, just with a name change once the 6P was introduced. However, I haven't been able to find any documentation to back this up.

Laser Products/SureFire 6 and 6C

The SureFire 6 / SureFire 6C was the first lithium battery powered flashlight produced by SureFire. The SureFire that started it all.


Light Information - SureFire 6 / 6C
Production StatusDiscontinued
Light TypeHandheld
Body TypeStraight
Voltage/Source6V / 2 x Duracell DL123A Lithium Battery
Lamp Assembly6LF Reflector / Lamp assembly (60 lumens)
Rated Runtime
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType II Anodizing
Production ColorBlack
SwitchBezel switch. Tighten to turn on.
Year(s)1988
Length
Body Diameter
Bezel Diameter
Weight
MSRP

Ordering Options - SureFire 6


 
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880arm

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Product fact sheets that are closer to being finished have been moved here in order to keep the first post reasonably brief. However, no item is ever truly completed so please share any information you may have to help fill in some of the blanks.

I am also capturing information regarding beam modifying accessories, conversion kits, and carrying accessories but I am leaving those out of this thread in an effort to keep it a little bit shorter.


C Series Centurion

SureFire C2 CombatLight (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire C2 CombatLight
Production StatusDiscontinued
Voltage/Source6V / 2 x Duracell DL123A or 2 x SureFire CR123A Lithium Battery
Lamp AssemblyStandard: P60 Hi-Pressure Xenon (65 lumens)
Optional: P61 Hi-Pressure Xenon (120 lumens)
Optional: P60L LED Lamp/Reflector (80 lumens)
Rated RuntimeWith P60: 60 minutes
With P61: 20 minutes
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType II Anodizing (Black) or Type III Anodizing (Gray)
Production ColorBlack or Natural (Gray)
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)2001 - 2011
Length5.2 inches (132 mm)
Body Diameter1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bezel Diameter1.25 inches (31.8 mm)
Weight5.3 ounces (150 grams)
MSRP
2001:​


  • [*=left]C2-BK - $99.99
    [*=left]C2-HA - $109.99
2011:​


  • [*=left]C2-BK - $90.00
    [*=left]C2-HA - $95.00

Ordering Options - SureFire C2 CombatLight
C2-BKC2 CombatLight with black finish. Includes two CR123 batteries and Z45 lanyard kit
C2-HAC2 CombatLight with hard anodized gray (natural) finish. Includes two CR123 batteries and Z45 lanyard kit
C2-BK CSClamshell package - C2 Centurion with black Type II finish. Included 2 batteries, wrist lanyard and P60 lamp assembly
C2-HA CSClamshell package - C2 Centurion with gray Type III finish. Included 2 batteries, wrist lanyard and P60 lamp assembly
C2-BK-NRASpecial edition NRA version of the C2 CombatLight with black finish. Includes two CR123 batteries and Z45 lanyard kit
C2-HA-NRASpecial edition NRA version of the C2 CombatLight with hard anodized gray (natural) finish. Includes two CR123 batteries and Z45 lanyard kit.
C2-CJSpecial edition version of the C2 CombatLight with custom jungle camouflage finish. Included two batteries, Z45 lanyard kit, and P60 lamp assembly
C2 Team SolderSpecial edition with Team Soldier logo
C2 EmersonSpecial edition with Emerson branding
C2 Power of LightSpecial Edition
C2 TaurusSpecial edition with Taurus branding
C2 RemingtonSpecial edition with Remington branding
C2 Smith & WessonSpecial edition with Smith & Wesson branding
C2 Omega Force Teamster USASpecial edition with Omega Force markings
C2 OrangeSpecial PK edition
C2 Purple

SureFire C3 CombatLight (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire C3 CombatLight
Production StatusDiscontinued
Voltage/Source9V / 3 x Duracell DL123A or 3 x SureFire CR123A Lithium Battery
Lamp AssemblyStandard: P90 Hi-Pressure Xenon/Halogen (105 lumens)
Optional: P91 Hi-Pressure Xenon/Halogen (200+ lumens)
Rated RuntimeWith P90: 60 minutes
With P91: 20 minutes
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType II Anodizing (Black) or Type III Anodizing (Gray)
Production ColorBlack or Natural (Gray)
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)2001 - 2007
Length6.5 inches (165 mm)
Body Diameter1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bezel Diameter1.25 inches (31.8 mm)
Weight6.7 ounces (190 grams)
MSRP
2001:​


  • [*=left]C3-BK - $119.99
    [*=left]C3-HA - $129.99

Ordering Options - SureFire C3 CombatLight
C3-BKBox package - C3 CombatLight with black finish. Includes three CR123 batteries and Z26 lanyard kit
C3-HABox package - C3 CombatLight with hard anodized gray (natural) finish. Includes three CR123 batteries and Z26 lanyard kit
C3-BK CSClamshell package - C3 Centurion with black Type II finish. Included 3 batteries, wrist lanyard and P90 lamp assembly
C3-HA CSClamshell package - C3 Centurion with gray Type III finish. Included 3 batteries, wrist lanyard and P90 lamp assembly

D Series Defender / Guardian

SureFire D2 Defender (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire D2 Defender
Production StatusDiscontinued
Voltage/Source6V / 2 x Duracell DL123A Lithium Battery or 2 x SureFire CR123 Lithium Battery
Lamp AssemblyStandard: P60 Hi-Pressure Xenon (65 lumens)
Optional: P61 Hi-Pressure Xenon (120 lumens)
Rated RuntimeWith P60: 60 minutes
With P61: 20 minutes
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType II Anodizing
Production ColorAvailable in black and gun-metal gray
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)2001 - 2002
Length4.9 inches (124 mm)
Body Diameter1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bezel Diameter1.25 inches (31.8 mm)
Weight5.1 ounces (145 grams)
MSRP2001 - $99.99

Ordering Options - SureFire D2 Defender
D2-BKBox package: D2 Defender with black finish. Includes 2 batteries and P60 lamp assembly
D2-BK CSClamshell Package: D2 Defender with black finish. Includes 2 batteries and P60 lamp assembly

SureFire D3 Guardian / D3 Defender (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire D3 Guardian / D3 Defender
Production StatusDiscontinued
Voltage/Source9V / 3 x Duracell DL123A Lithium Battery or 3 x SureFire CR123 Lithium Battery
Lamp AssemblyStandard: P90 Hi-Pressure Xenon/Halogen (105 lumens)
Optional: P91 Hi-Pressure Xenon/Halogen (200+ lumens)
Rated RuntimeWith P90: 60 minutes
With P91: 20 minutes
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType II Anodizing
Production ColorBlack
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)2001 - 2002
Length6.4 inches (163 mm)
Body Diameter1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bezel Diameter1.25 inches (31.8 mm)
Weight6.7 ounces (190 grams)
MSRP2001 - $119.99

Ordering Options - SureFire D3 Guardian / D3 Defender
D3-BKBox Package: D3 with black finish. Includes 3 batteries and P90 lamp assembly
D3-BK CSClamshell Package: D3 with black finish. Includes 3 batteris and P90 lamp assembly

M Series Lights

M1 Infrared Illuminator (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire M1 Illuminator
Production StatusIn Production
Voltage/Source3V / 1 x Duracell DL123A Lithium Battery or 1 x SureFire 123A Lithium Battery
Lamp AssemblyInfrared LED
Rated Runtime15 hours
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType III Anodizing
Production ColorNatural (gray)
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)????? - Present
Length3.85 inches (97 mm)
Body Diameter1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bezel Diameter1.0 inches (25.4 mm)
Weight3.1 ounces (88 grams)
MSRP

  • [*=left]2001: $110.00
    [*=left]2013: $160.00

Ordering Options - SureFire M1 Illuminator
M1Box Package - M1 Illuminator with Z45 Lanyard System and 1 123A Lithium Battery


SureFire M2 Centurion (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire M2 Centurion
Production StatusDiscontinued
Voltage/Source6V / 2 x Duracell DL123A or 2 x SureFire CR123A Lithium Battery
Lamp AssemblyStandard: P60 Hi-Pressure Xenon (65 lumens)
Standard: P61 Hi-Pressure Xenon (120 lumens)
Rated RuntimeWith P60: 60 minutes
With P61: 20 minutes
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType III Anodizing (Gray)
Production ColorNatural (Gray)
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)???? - 2011
Length5.6 inches (142 mm)
Body Diameter1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bezel Diameter1.47 inches (37 mm)
Weight6.1 ounces (173 grams)
MSRP

  • [*=left]2001: $149.99
    [*=left]2008: $179.00
    [*=left]2011: $179.00

Ordering Options - SureFire M2 Centurion
M2-BKM2 Centurion with 2 batteries, wrist lanyard, P60 and P61 Lamp assemblies
M2 StriderSpecial edition M2 with Strider branding

SureFire M3 CombatLight (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire M3 CombatLight
Production StatusDiscontinued
Voltage/Source9V / 3 x Duracell DL123A or 3 x SureFire CR123A Lithium Battery
Lamp AssemblyStandard: MN10 Hi-Pressure Xenon (125 lumens)
Standard: MN11 Hi-Pressure Xenon (225 lumens)
Rated RuntimeWith MN10: 60 minutes
With MN11: 20 minutes
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType III Anodizing (Gray)
Production ColorNatural (Gray)
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)???? - 2011
Length7.5 inches (191mm)
Body Diameter1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bezel Diameter1.63 inches (41 mm)
Weight7.6 ounces (214 grams)
MSRP

  • [*=left]2001: $224.99
    [*=left]2008: $269.00
    [*=left]2011: $275.00

Ordering Options - SureFire M3 CombatLight
M3M3 CombatLight with 3 123A batteries, MN10 lamp assembly, MN11 lamp assembly, and lanyard system
M3-CBM3 CombatLight with crenelated bezel. Includes 3 123A batteries, MN10 lamp assembly, MN11 lamp assembly, and lanyard system

SureFire M3T CombatLight (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire M3T CombatLight
Production StatusDiscontinued
Voltage/Source9V / 3 x Duracell DL123A or 3 x SureFire CR123A Lithium Battery
Lamp AssemblyStandard: MN15 Hi-Pressure Xenon (125 lumens)
Standard: MN16 Hi-Pressure Xenon (225 lumens)
Rated RuntimeWith MN15: 60 minutes
With MN16: 20 minutes
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType III Anodizing (Gray)
Production ColorNatural (Gray)
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)???? - 2011
Length7.9 inches (201mm)
Body Diameter1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bezel Diameter2.5 inches (64 mm)
Weight9.8 ounces (278 grams)
MSRP

  • [*=left]2001: $274.99
    [*=left]2008: $329.00
    [*=left]2011: $329.00

Ordering Options - SureFire M3T CombatLight
M3TM3T CombatLight with 3 123A batteries, MN15 lamp assembly, MN16 lamp assembly, and lanyard system
M3T-CBM3T CombatLight with crenelated bezel. Includes 3 123A batteries, MN15 lamp assembly, MN16 lamp assembly, and lanyard system

SureFire M4 Devastator (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire M4 Devastator
Production StatusDiscontinued
Voltage/Source12V / 4 x Duracell DL123A or 4 x SureFire CR123A Lithium Battery
Lamp AssemblyStandard: MN60 Hi-Pressure Xenon (225 lumens)
Standard: MN61 Hi-Pressure Xenon (350 lumens)
Rated RuntimeWith MN60: 60 minutes
With MN61: 20 minutes
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType III Anodizing (Gray)
Production ColorNatural (Gray)
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)???? - 2011
Length9.2 inches (234mm)
Body Diameter1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bezel Diameter2.5 inches (64 mm)
Weight11.6 ounces (329 grams)
MSRP

  • [*=left]2001: $284.99
    [*=left]2008: $349.00
    [*=left]2011: $349.00

Ordering Options - SureFire M4 Devastator
M4M4 Devastator with 4 123A batteries, MN60 lamp assembly, MN61 lamp assembly, and lanyard system
M4-CBM4 Devastator with crenelated bezel. Includes 4 123A batteries, MN60 lamp assembly, MN61 lamp assembly, and lanyard system



SureFire M6 Guardian / M6 MagnumLight (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire M6 Guardian
Production StatusDiscontinued
Voltage/Source9V / 6 x Duracell DL123A or 6 x SureFire CR123A Lithium Battery
Lamp AssemblyStandard: MN20 Hi-Pressure Xenon (250 lumens)
Standard: MN21 Hi-Pressure Xenon (500 lumens)
Rated RuntimeWith MN20: 60 minutes
With MN21: 20 minutes
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType III Anodizing (Gray)
Production ColorNatural (Gray)
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)???? - 2011
Length7.9 inches (201 mm)
Body Diameter1.75 inch (44 mm)
Bezel Diameter2.5 inches (64 mm)
Weight15.9 ounces (451 grams)
MSRP

  • [*=left]2001: $349.99
    [*=left]2008: $425.00
    [*=left]2011: $425.00

Ordering Options - SureFire M6 Guardian
M6M6 Guardian with 6 123A batteries, MN20 lamp assembly, MN21 lamp assembly, and lanyard system
M6-CBM6 Guardian with crenelated bezel. Includes 6 123A batteries, MN20 lamp assembly, MN21 lamp assembly, and lanyard system

P Series (Classic)


SureFire 3P (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire 3P
Production StatusDiscontinued
Voltage/Source3V / 1 x Duracell DL123A Lithium Battery
Lamp AssemblyR30 Hi-Pressure Xenon (15 lumens)
Rated Runtime60 minutes
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType II Anodizing
Production ColorBlack
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)
Length3.5 inches (89 mm)
Body Diameter1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bezel Diameter1.245 inches (31.6 mm)
Weight4.0 ounces (113 grams)
MSRP

Ordering Options - SureFire 3P

SureFire 6P Classic (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire 6P Classic
Production StatusDiscontinued. Replaced by 6P Original
Voltage/Source6V / 2 x Duracell DL123A Lithium Battery
Lamp AssemblyStandard: P60 Hi-Pressure Xenon (65 lumens)
Optional: P61 Hi-Pressure Xenon (120 lumens)
Rated RuntimeWith P60: 60 minutes
With P61: 20 minutes
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType II Anodizing
Production ColorBlack
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)1988 - 2001
Length4.9 inches (124 mm)
Body Diameter1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bezel Diameter1.245 inches (31.6 mm)
Weight5.0 ounces (142 grams)
MSRP

Ordering Options - SureFire 6P Classic
Model 6P FlashlightIncludes one set of two DL123A Lithium Batteries
Model P600 PRO PACIncludes the 6P flashlight, a V26 leather duty holster, an F24 wide angle BeamShaper, an extra set of two DL123A Lithium batteries, and a spare P60 Lamp/reflector assembly.
Model 6PT FlashlightIncludes 6P body with 3" T1 TurboHead, N1 lamp assembly, and two DL123A lithium batteries
Model 6R000 FlashlightFlashlight only, supplied with one B65 battery, no charger
Model 6R211 Flashlight SystemIncludes a 6R flashlight supplied with one B65 Ni-Cad battery, and a Model C211 AC/DC RapidCharger (Charges the B65 battery removed from the flashlight in under 2 hours)
Model 6R00 ProPacIncludes the 6R211 flashlight system, plus a V16 leaterh duty holster, an F24 wide angle BeamShaper, a set of two DL123A lithium batteries, an extra B65 Ni-Cad battery, and a spare R60 lamp/reflector assembly
Model 6R111 Flashlight SystemIncludes a 6R flashlight supplied with one B65 Ni-Cad battery, and a Model C111 AC/DC Overnight Charger (Charges the B65 battery removed from the flashlight in eleven hours).
Model 6RT0006R body with 3″ T1 TurboHead and one B65 Ni-Cad battery (no charger)
Model 6RT211 Flashlight SystemIncludes a 6RT flashlight supplied with one B65 Ni-Cad battery, and a C211 AC/DC rapid charger (Charges battery removed from the flashlight in under two hours).
Model 6RT111 Flashlight SystemIncludes a 6RT flashlight supplied with one B65 Ni-Cad battery, and a C111 AC/DC rapid charger (Charges battery removed from flashlight in eleven hours)

SureFire 9P Classic (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire 9P Classic
Production StatusDiscontinued. Replaced by 9P Original
Voltage/Source9V / 3 x Duracell DL123A Lithium Battery
Lamp AssemblyStandard: P90 Hi-Pressure Xenon/Halogen (105 lumens)
Optional: P91 Hi-Pressure Xenon/Halogen (200+ lumens)
Rated RuntimeWith P90: 60 minutes
With P91: 18 minutes
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType II Anodizing
Production ColorBlack
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)???? - 2001
Length6.2 inches (157.5 mm)
Body Diameter1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bezel Diameter1.245 inches (31.6 mm)
Weight6.7 ounces (190 grams)
MSRP

Ordering Options - SureFire 9P Classic
Model 9P FlashlightIncludes one set of three DL123A Lithium Batteries
Model P00 PRO 9PACIncludes the 9P flashlight, a V16 leather duty holster, an F24 wide angle BeamShaper, an extra set of three DL123A Lithium batteries, and a spare P90 Lamp/reflector assembly.
Model 9PT TurboHead Flashlight SystemIncludes the 9P flashlight body with a 3″ T2 TurboHead and three DL123A Lithium Batteries

SureFire 12PM NightFighter (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire 12PM NightFighter
Production StatusDiscontinued
Voltage/Source12V / 4 x Duracell DL123A Lithium Battery
Lamp AssemblyN62 Hi-Pressure Xenon (over 500 lumens)
Rated Runtime18 minutes (at 30% duty cycle)
Continuous runtime limited to 3 minutes due to battery heating
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType II Anodizing
Production ColorBlack
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)
Length9.0 inches (229 mm)
Body Diameter1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bezel Diameter2.5 inches (63.5 mm)
Weight9.9 ounces (281 grams)
MSRP

P Series (Original)

SureFire 6P Original (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire 6P Original
Production StatusStill in production
Voltage/Source6V / 2 x Duracell DL123A Lithium Battery or 2 x SureFire CR123 Lithium Battery
Lamp AssemblyStandard: P60 Hi-Pressure Xenon (65 lumens)
Optional: P61 Hi-Pressure Xenon (120 lumens)
Rated RuntimeWith P60: 60 minutes
With P61: 20 minutes
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType II Anodizing
Production ColorAvailable in black and gun-metal gray
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)2001 - present
Length5.2 inches (132 mm)
Body Diameter1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bezel Diameter1.25 inches (31.8 mm)
Weight5.2 ounces (147 grams)
MSRP2001 - $79.99
2008 - $62.00
2013 - $88.00

Ordering Options - SureFire 6P Original
6P-BK6P with black finish. Includes 2 batteries and P60 lamp assembly
6P-GM6P with gun metal gray finish. Includes 2 batteris and P60 lamp assembly
6P-USA6P with red tail cap, white body, and blue bezel with patriotic markings. Includes 2 batteries and P60 lamp assembly
6P-NRASpecial version with NRA logo on bezel. Includes 2 batteries and P60 lamp assembly

SureFire 9P Original (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire 9P Original
Production StatusDiscontinued
Voltage/Source9V / 3 x Duracell DL123A Lithium Battery or 3 x SureFire CR123 Lithium Battery
Lamp AssemblyStandard: P90 Hi-Pressure Xenon/Halogen (105 lumens)
Optional: P91 Hi-Pressure Xenon/Halogen (200+ lumens)
Rated RuntimeWith P90: 60 minutes
With P91: 20 minutes
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType II Anodizing
Production ColorBlack
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)2001 - 2003 and 2005 - 2011
Length6.5 inches (165 mm)
Body Diameter1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bezel Diameter1.25 inches (31.8 mm)
Weight6.5 ounces (184 grams)
MSRP2005 - $75.00
2009 - $82.00
2011 - $95.00

Ordering Options - SureFire 9P Original
9P-BK9P with black finish. Includes 3 batteries and P90 lamp assembly

Z Series

SureFire 6Z CombatLight (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire 6Z CombatLight
Production StatusDiscontinued. Replaced by the SureFire Z2
Voltage/Source6V / 2 x Duracell DL123A Lithium Battery
Lamp AssemblyStandard: P60 Hi-Pressure Xenon (65 lumens)
Optional: P61 Hi-Pressure Xenon (120 lumens)
Rated RuntimeWith P60: 60 minutes
With P61: 20 minutes
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType II Anodizing
Production ColorBlack
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)1997 - 2001
Length4.9 inches (124 mm)
Body Diameter1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bezel Diameter1.245 inches (31.6 mm)
Weight5.0 ounces (142 grams)
MSRP

Ordering Options - SureFire 6Z CombatLight
Model 6Z CombatLightIncludes one set of two DL123A Lithium Batteries and a Z33 Lanyard System.
Model Z600 PRO PACIncludes the 6Z CombatLight, a V70 holster, an F24 wide angle BeamShaper, an extra set of two DL123A Lithium batteries, and a spare P60 Lamp/reflector assembly.

SureFire 7Z CombatLight (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire 7Z CombatLight
Production StatusDiscontinued
Voltage/SourceStandard: ~5V / SureFire B65 Ni-Cad rechargeable battery
Optional: 6V / 2 x SureFire DL132A Lithium battery
Lamp AssemblyR60 Hi-Pressure Xenon (50 lumens)
Rated RuntimeB65 Ni-Cad battery stick: 40 minutes
Lithium primary batteries: 60 minutes
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType II Anodizing
Production ColorBlack
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)1997 - ?????
Length6.9 inches (175 mm)
Body Diameter1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bezel Diameter1.245 inches (31.6 mm)
Weight7.5 ounces (213 grams)
MSRP

Ordering Options - SureFire 7Z CombatLight
Model 7Z211 CombatLight SystemIncludes the 7Z flashlight supplied with one B65 Ni-Cad battery, a Z33 lanyard system, a Z29 battery spacer, and C211 AC/DC RapidCharger.
Model Z700 PRO PACIncludes the 7Z211 CombatLight System, plus a V70 holster, an F24 wide angle BeamShaper, a set of two DL11223A Lithium batteries, an extra B65 Ni-Cad battery, and a spare R60 lamp/reflector assembly.
Model 7Z111 CombatLight SystemIncludes the 7Z flashlight supplied with one B65 Ni-Cad battery, a Z33 lanyard system, a Z29 battery spacer, and a C111 AC/DC overnight charger.
Model 72000 CombatLight7Z flashlight only, supplied with one B65 battery, Z29 battery spacer, Z33 lanyard system and no charger.

SureFire 9Z CombatLight (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire 9Z CombatLight
Production StatusDiscontinued. Replaced by Z3 CombatLight
Voltage/Source9V / 3 x Duracell DL123A Lithium Battery
Lamp AssemblyStandard: P90 Hi-Pressure Xenon/Halogen (105 lumens)
Optional: P91 Hi-Pressure Xenon/Halogen (200+ lumens)
Rated RuntimeWith P90: 60 minutes
With P91: 18 minutes
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType II Anodizing
Production ColorBlack
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)1997 - ??????
Length6.3 inches (160 mm)
Body Diameter1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bezel Diameter1.245 inches (31.6 mm)
Weight6.2 ounces (176 grams)
MSRP

Ordering Options - SureFire 9Z CombatLight
Model 9Z FlashlightIncludes one set of three DL123A Lithium Batteries and a Z33 Lanyard System
Model Z900 PRO PACIncludes the 9Z CombatLight, a V70 holster, an F24 wide angle BeamShaper, an extra set of three DL123A Lithium batteries, and a spare P90 Lamp/reflector assembly.

SureFire 12ZM CombatLight (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire 12ZM CombatLight
Production StatusDiscontinued
Voltage/Source12V / 4 x Duracell DL123A Lithium Battery
Lamp AssemblyN62 Hi-Pressure Xenon (over 500 lumens)
Rated Runtime18 minutes (at 30% duty cycle)
Continuous runtime limited to 3 minutes due to battery heating
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType II Anodizing
Production ColorBlack
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)
Length9.0 inches (229 mm)
Body Diameter1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bezel Diameter2.5 inches (63.5 mm)
Weight9.9 ounces (281 grams)
MSRP

SureFire Z2 CombatLight (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire Z2 CombatLight
Production StatusDiscontinued
Voltage/Source6V / 2 x Duracell DL123A Lithium Battery or 2 x SureFire CR123 Lithium Battery
Lamp AssemblyStandard: P60 Hi-Pressure Xenon (65 lumens)
Optional: P61 Hi-Pressure Xenon (120 lumens)
Optional: P60L LED lamp/reflector (80 lumens)
Rated RuntimeWith P60: 60 minutes
With P61: 20 minutes
With P60L: ??????
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType II Anodizing
Production ColorBlack
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)2001 - 2011
Length5.2 inches (132 mm)
Body Diameter1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bezel Diameter1.25 inches (31.8 mm)
Weight4.8 ounces (136 grams)
MSRP2001 - $89.99
2009 - $96.00
2011 - $105.00

Ordering Options - SureFire Z2 CombatLight
Z2-BKBlack Z2 ComabatLight

SureFire Z3 CombatLight (Full Fact Sheet)
Light Information - SureFire Z3 CombatLight
Production StatusDiscontinued
Voltage/Source9V / 3 x Duracell DL123A Lithium Battery or 3 x SureFire CR123 Lithium Battery
Lamp AssemblyStandard: P90 Hi-Pressure Xenon/Halogen (105 lumens)
Optional: P91 Hi-Pressure Xenon/Halogen (200+ lumens)
Optional: P60L LED lamp assembly (80 lumens)
Rated RuntimeWith P90: 60 minutes
With P91: 20 minutes
With P60L: Up to 12 hours
Body ConstructionAluminum
Body FinishType II Anodizing
Production ColorBlack
SwitchTail mounted. Press for momentary, twist for constant-on
Year(s)2001 - 2002
Length6.4 inches (163 mm)
Body Diameter1.0 inch (25.4 mm)
Bezel Diameter1.25 inches (31.8 mm)
Weight6.7 ounces (190 grams)
MSRP2001 - $109.99

Ordering Options - SureFire Z3 CombatLight
Z3-BKZ3 with black finish. Includes 3 batteries and P90 lamp assembly


 
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SureFire Illumination Tools Catalogs



SureFire Price Lists




SureFire Tactical Products Catalogs




Another really good source of information is the Internet Wayback Machine which has cached copies of websites going back to the early days of the internet. Unfortunately, there are a lot of gaps in the information but there's still enough to fill in some of the gaps. I have found the product comparison pages to be very useful.

If you have any other links or documents to share, post them up and I'll add them to the list!
 
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Thanks for doing this. This would be great with photos. I have a 6P classic with the box and a 12ZM I can email you photos of so you can add to the post. Also I have seen some links to some old catalogs that would be great to add to this too.
 
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I support this idea. This could be big

I'm glad to hear it and I think you're right! I started compiling a bunch of this information for my own sake and then thought, why not put it out there for everyone?

Good start Jim. Looks like what we talked about over PM's. :)

Bill

Thank you sir, for your help and advice.

Thanks for doing this. This would be great with photos. I have a 6P classic with the box and a 12ZM I can email you photos of so you can add to the post. Also I have seen some links to some old catalogs that would be great to add to this too.

Glad to hear it BIGLOU. I only have one 6P Classic box and it looks a little worse for wear. Also, my 12ZM has a threaded Turbo-Head and from what I remember, that's not how they were originally sold. Any pictures of yours would make a nice addition to the thread. I will send you a PM with more info.

I originally didn't intend to post pictures here because we already have a great thread for SureFire collections and there's another with photos of discontinued SureFire products. However, I don't suppose it would hurt to dedicate a post to displaying some examples. I will bring a few over from my site where I have been compiling this info.
 

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Photos - If anyone has photos of lights (or variations of lights) that aren't already posted, feel free to share and we'll add them to this post. I am going to try to resize them so that we can keep the size of this thread under control.

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SureFire 6 / SureFire 6C

If anyone has photos they are willing to share of the 6/6C, they would be greatly appreciated!


D Series (Defender and Guardian)

D2 Defender



D3 Defender / D3 Guardian




P Series (Classic)

SureFire 3P






SureFire 6P Classic








SureFire 9P Classic






SureFire 12PM NightFighter

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P Series (Original)

SureFire 6P Original






SureFire 9P Original




Z Series Lights

SureFire 6Z CombatLight



SureFire 7Z CombatLight



SureFire 9Z CombatLight



SureFire 12ZM CombatLight



SureFire Z2 CombatLight



SureFire Z3 CombatLight

 
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It'll be cool to pull things together from the various threads.

FYI, the 12PM and 12ZM featured the "T-62" threaded rim TurboHead first, then the 2.5" short rim TurboHead once the T-62 had run out. I'm not convinced they ever had the 3" T-Series Extended Range TurboHead as stock.

The 6PT and 9PT etc with this TurboHead were separate models...
 

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It'll be cool to pull things together from the various threads.

FYI, the 12PM and 12ZM featured the "T-62" threaded rim TurboHead first, then the 2.5" short rim TurboHead once the T-62 had run out. I'm not convinced they ever had the 3" T-Series Extended Range TurboHead as stock.

The 6PT and 9PT etc with this TurboHead were separate models...

I bought my 12PM (used) with the 3" head already on it. I remember you mentioning before that they weren't offered like that stock, but I didn't think of it when I posted the pics. I have replaced the 12PM pictures with some others I had, showing the 2.5" threaded rim TurboHead.

Thanks for bringing that up.
 

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I hope this is an ok thread to ask in, but is the hex/anti-roll Nitrolon bezel a rarity amongst Surefire stuff?

I've always seen those 'knobby' Nitrolon bezels on CPF and CPFMP but once, prior to my hex bezel G2Z, I saw a regular G2 with the hex bezel.

Did surefire not make these anti roll Nitrolon bezels for very long or something? If it helps, the cells that came out if this new-old stock G2Z I got were marked as expiring in 03-2015, so I guess this'd place the hex Nitrolon bezels at around 2003-2004 or so?


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I think all of the incandescent G2Z's used Nitrolon hex bezels, beginning with its introduction in 2002 as well as the incan G3 beginning in 2007. I believe the incan G2 was always sold with the "knobby" bezels but I could easily be wrong.
 

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It'll be cool to pull things together from the various threads.

FYI, the 12PM and 12ZM featured the "T-62" threaded rim TurboHead first, then the 2.5" short rim TurboHead once the T-62 had run out. I'm not convinced they ever had the 3" T-Series Extended Range TurboHead as stock.

The 6PT and 9PT etc with this TurboHead were separate models...

WOW this must be a good thread it got Size15 out of hibernation :thumbsup:
Good to see you on CPF again Size 15 I have read many of hrs worth of your posts on here over the years and learned plenty from them so it real good to hear from you again.


880arm Great thread your photo's are very nice look real professional its going to be good watching this thread grow.
I wish I had a Surefire 6 to help you out with a picture but its been one of those lights I have never had the opportunity to purchase well not in good condition anyway.

PM me your email address I have 2008 & 2009 product catalogs on PDF. Can anybody out there help with 1997 to 2000 ?

:wave:

EDIT: changed catalog 2001 to 2000
 
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Rat, good to see you here too! I know you're going to be full of information when we get to the C and M series lights.

Great news on the catalogs. I should have printed copies of '08 and '09 arriving tomorrow but the PDF's will be even more useful. PM incoming!
 

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PM me your email address I have 2008 & 2009 product catalogs on PDF. Can anybody out there help with 1997 to 2001 ?

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Thank you sir. The 2008 and 2009 catalogs have been received, uploaded, and added to post #3!

2001 catalogs here.

Thanks Justin. I have those items in the "Price Lists" section above. I'm holding out hope that there is actually a separate, and more detailed, catalog for 2001! PM sent with e-mail info if you want me to host any other catalogs you have.
 

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Nice thread.

I have a ton of Surefire lights, boxes, and everything from the early days. In the early days, I had to go thru a dealer in LA, took forever to get things sometime.

If I have a chance to dig it out of my archival storage, I will do an inventory. Tons of old catalogs in there, too.

I am sure there are 3P's and some of the very early models in there. I bought them and then moved my office in 99, and again in 2002 to our big complex. I Put a few things in our off site archival facility. Some are the old plastic boxes.

Told my wife and daughter that that stuff is worth money!

Thanks for this thread.
 
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I think all of the incandescent G2Z's used Nitrolon hex bezels, beginning with its introduction in 2002 as well as the incan G3 beginning in 2007. I believe the incan G2 was always sold with the "knobby" bezels but I could easily be wrong.

gotcha, thanks! :)
 
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