Why is the SureFire C2 so good?

yazkaz

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Nice C2 or is that M2:whistle:
I do love the larger z32 bezel of the M2 , as the body is pretty much the same as a C2, you really have an M2 now:)
That's a makeshift M2 (ie. C2 with Z32), the only difference being the body marking (C2 instead of M2).
I have at least two of such setups, plus a native M2. All nice setups but requires special holster designs for the Z32......
 

yazkaz

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As a Non-C2 owner I've gotta ask……
What makes the C2 so sought after?
My take:
a. 6P style config but with available HAIII ano;
b. Guaranteed Pyrex-lensed Z44;
c. Makeshift M2 config (by adding a matching Z32)

The caveat:
a. Original rubber parts are hard to source. If the locking tab on the ring is broken then there's no way to source a replacement from SF (under current situations).
Luckily LF has HQ cloned silicone replacements available (as of 2020) so this is now a non-issue.....
 

yazkaz

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I was actually thinking of the bezel piece from the LU60A assembly, which apparently didn't have its own P/N. That one is just as strong, possibly even moreso.
But yeah, the other (earliest gen) version wouldn't look as good (subjectively) or be as tough (objectively)
That's the Z32 on the LU60a...

The earliest-gen Z32 however is another story and didn't even come with Pyrex (only press-fit Lexan) or HAIII treatment. It is to be forgotten for good......
 

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The C2 just feels better in the hand. That square body is perfect to hold on to and compared to like a6P. To me it feels much more solid. I'm sure it weighs more as well.
 

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Yes seen them on FB, look pretty cool to be honest, orange, GITD and black. Tempted.........but i am good to go for now.
 

yazkaz

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Did they? I only noticed the g2/6P grip rings on their website.
Terminal grip ring for the Z2/Z3/M3/etc. and dedicated grip ring for C2/C3/M2 are all available.
These are 100% clones ("faithful reproduction") made of high quality silicone.
 

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My finished "for now" C2. Z32 shock bezel SW02 tail and loaded with a Malkoff M61N. EEB76-D9-E-1-A7-A-4-FA8-908-F-15-E4-F93907-A5.jpg
 

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Thanks arch. That SW02 is one hell of a tail! Looks, feel,shape. Love everything about it.
 

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The C2 is one of the lights I kept when I sold off the majority of my collection. I love the proportion, square body, and it's one of the most aesthetically pleasing lights in history IMO. The stock Incan bulb is pretty solid, but it's really brought to life with a drop in mod (I've got a triple in mine). Oh, and clickie switch mod is mandatory IMO.
 

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Pics pics pics, we need more pics:)

Its too close to call for me now, my 1st love the c2, but the z2 is up there now.

For now, a little line up pic
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My fav c2
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xhp70 shaved dome, fed on a 2x18350 diet
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My modest C2 collection.6-9 month ago never even held one. Absolutely love them now.
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