surefire Z2 or 6p or e2e

eelnoraa

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I want to buy my first surefire, but cannot make up my mind. I am looking at Z2, 6p and E2E. Can you guys give me some comments on them?

I have not seen people talke about Z2 much, does anybody has Z2?

Thanks for any advice in advance!

eel
 

LLLean

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I have both the E2E and Z2. If you want expansion, get the Z2. If you want just a flashlight without adding options to it in the
future, then definitely the E2E.

With the Z2, you can add A19 and make it into
a 3-battery flashlight. Also, you can get turbo
heads for the Z2.

The most important question is what you want the
flashlight for. Also, the A2 will be coming out
soon, so you may want to consider that too.
 

rlhess

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I looked at the 6P, the E2e, and the G2 at Nordic Knives in Solvang, CA over Memorial Day weekend and bought the E2e. It's not quite as bright as the 6P but is noticeably smaller.

Actually, in that series, I think the D2 is the best bet. Straight body (I'm not using it with a weapon) AND a pocket clip, although the C2 is the only one available in Hard Anodize (HA) which I like, but I don't like the rings, etc.

I'll be (hopefully) getting a G2 soon and I'll then have side-by-side comparison between the E2e and the G2. I'm thinking, however, that I may want to get the HOLA for the G2.

Cheers,

Richard
 

Gone Jeepin

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I agree, the most important question is what is the primary purpose of the light. The E2e HA will serve as a great EDC but for expansion and utility you need to consider other lights in the SF line. The A2 looks great and the M series lights offer the most expansion and flexability. As so many members of this forum have stressed, there is a light for every job and for every job a different light.
 

kev1-1

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I own both a Z2 and an E1e (I'm saving for an M3!). With the E1e and E2e you get the advantage of pyrex lens, Type III HA and small size (Great for EDC pocket survival)...coupled with a pretty decent output.
However, with the Z2 you get output (120 lumens with P61 lamp), the combat grip which I personally find very useful despite not owning a gun! I have also ordered an M2 Bezel in black to give my Z2 a pyrex (more heat & scratch proof) lens and shock isolation.
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In short E2e great size and ruggedness.
Z2 output, upgrades, and style!!
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Monsters_Inc

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Isn't the main selling feature of the Z2 the fact that every FBI agent carries one?

Personally, they don't 'look' too different from the 6P to justify the cost.
 

SCampbell

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[...every FBI agent carries one...]

Big deal.

The Z-series light was designed to be used with the so-called "Rogers technique", which allows one to utilize the ring and pinkie finger of the off hand to help stabilize the grip, while holding the light between the index and middle fingers.

This was thought to be an improvement over the "Harries method", in which the light is gripped in an overhand fist (in the off hand). The Harries is a wrist-over-wrist, using isometrics. The original SF configuration (6P, E-series) is perfect for this application.

Personally, I find the Rogers technique somewhat awkward; which was why I was recently in a position to trade away a slightly-used 6Z...
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Most people who were trained on the Rogers, then shown the Harries, tend to prefer the Harries.

As a point of interest, Mike Harries was an Arizona deputy sherriff. Bill Rogers was an FBI agent.

You guys would no doubt have a fecal hemmorrhage if you knew just how much of your federal tax dollars are spent on toys that never see serious use...

Steve
 

jack32088

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I use the same grip with a 6P, 6Z, or E2, and I really prefer the 6Z. The big advantage of the z series over the straight tubes is that the z will not slip in your hand, no matter how hard you press on the switch, or how wet your hands are.
 
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