£120 is a proud price for a black C2 and I personally like the HA III coating better than the black one. And my C2 cost me only half as much and also has a clicky tailcap (Z58?) which I like very much, especially with multimode DropIns. But I think the prices for C2, C3 and Z2 will go up rather than down in the future but I guess that doesn't stop real fans from buying it
I wasn't aware that a C2 in black is rather rare, I got my first Surefire just a few weeks ago, so good to know:thumbsup:
Starting with P60 I started with Solarforce hosts but since my first Surefire 6P I have been a fan of these flashlights because the quality and feel convinced me.
The 6P is already my favorite and outperforms my Solarforce flashlights. But the C2 is for me personally the most beautiful and as you already say, the flats , grip and clip are ingenious.
Since the topic of HA finish has been mentioned in a few posts, it is worth noting that there have been a few (pretty rare) special-edition versions of the C2 in HA-BK
The C2-BK in type II is not rare, but fairly uncommon. The C2-HA (my favorite) is the more common of the two.
I would be interested to see comparative production numbers on those. I do think more C2-HA were produced than C2-BK, but maybe not so lopsided as we often speculate ?
My guess is that the C2-BK have *recently* gotten much harder to find, possibly due to higher collecting demand.
I remember when I was looking for another C3 a few years ago, that the C3-BK was rather more plentiful than the C3-HA. Anyway, it is interesting, to me at least.
I can understand that, it's the same with me
Originally Posted by stuart
Don't mind beating up the 6p. The C2 was just too beautiful to use.
Easy solution guys, keep the mint ones for best, get beaters to.......beat! Thats what i have done, i love my SF's and if i need to use a torch, i want it to be a surefire.
Exactly, but I find it hard to make any Surefire a beater, even a G2 or 6P. My carry, nightstand and glovebox Surefires are still taken care of. I don't worry about scrapes or scratches on them, but I don't try and put any on either.
I have cheated on that ampdude, i have bought the odd one with a little wear on it. It takes away the 1st ding/dent/scrape misery . I am just continuing the surefires history, building a more battered future
I dont go out of my way though, i always look after my gear/tools regardless. But the ones at home, although some have been to work here and there, do get babied and extra looking after. By that, if i need to get under the car, it wont be a mint surefire in hand. Camping, dog walks , use around house, good to go!