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    Default Re: Why is the SureFire 6P so good?

    Definitely a good use of SF Knurling though! I think we've all been there. 👍
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    You could always get Mike to PM you a copy.
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    I already have three 6Ps -- a round body, an Original, and a 6PL. Yet I can't seem to help myself, as I now have two more 6P Originals headed my way.


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    Default Re: Why is the SureFire 6P so good?

    Dates back to July 2009; epic thread by AofW:

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...uot-with-a-P60

    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    [...] A Bykfixer version of a Scout24 invention.

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    Thank you for digging that one up, Kestrel! I certainly never claimed credit for it!!! It was/is probably the best use of a blown P60 ever... 👍👍👍

    No Holiday Inn Express involved either, but I did Yuji a P60 tonight. "G1" host with G3 bezel and an Oveready McClicky kit. I did a "How I did this" G1 thread, but didn't pioneer that either ! 3200k, fwiw. Now I have something to feed my HDS cells to again when they start blinking and stepping down!
    Last edited by scout24; 12-10-2018 at 07:55 PM.
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    Makes me want to carry my 6P from 015 around. I presume 015 since the batteries expire in 2025. I like to think it may have been in the final batch SureFire put out, or at least one of the last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kestrel View Post
    Dates back to July 2009; epic thread by AofW:

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...uot-with-a-P60
    It's funny, for years I have had this thread in the back of my mind, thinking about trying it for myself...seems like I even saved a burned out P60 to do it with. I'll have to look around and see if I did when I get a few minutes.

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    6x 6p's, 5 at home, 1 at work


    2 quads, 2 triples, 1 xhp35 HI

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    Lightknot's got some 6Ps for sale here...
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...Surefire-lamps
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    I had forgotten how great the 6P was. I have had 4-5 of them through the years and saw they were selling cheap somewhere so got one. Dropped a M61W in it and Iíll be dam if I can put it down.
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    Good combo! I just put an M61LW in my oldest 6P and it's a beautiful thing.

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    My favorite 6P is one I picked up on the bay. I think it's an early model, as it does not say "6P", it only says Sure Fire, has the smooth flush tail cap rubber boot, and it came with the plastic lamp assembly. I think I saw one time that the ones with plastic reflector are early models.

    The reflector is basically smooth and the beam is ugly, but it's awesome that it's the plastic kind 👍. It also has the lanyard ring, but at the head of the light, not at the tail.

    Also, this model 6P, when the tail cap is twisted to on, it almost touches the body, which makes for a shorter than normal 6P.

    I really like it.

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    Pics please?
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    Here is a link Scout.

    https://imgur.com/a/NcLX8TK

    Sorry if some pics are blurry. I only have a cell phone for pictures.

    ...it belonged to R.E.J.

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    Very nice rrego

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    Cool old school 6p! 😁👍
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    I'm trying to work out why the left one is so much shorter.
    Is the switch significantly smaller, and the Tailcap shorter?
    I can't imagine the head and body are able to be more compact.
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    Tough and tough, 6p's for ever!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrego View Post
    Here is a link Scout.

    https://imgur.com/a/NcLX8TK

    Sorry if some pics are blurry. I only have a cell phone for pictures.

    ...it belonged to R.E.J.


    Cool old 6P.

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    If you notice at the business end the added anti-roll makes that end longer. And the other end appears longer when both tail caps are screwed down all the way.
    (Not the remaining gap in the newer one)
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    Default Re: Why is the SureFire 6P so good?

    Also, the non-lockout tailcaps were shorter both externally & internally; I have an older 6Z and there is certainly less interior length to work with - some cells are long enough for fitment to be a problem.

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    Ah Ha,
    Thank you.
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    Thanks! The newer 6P is running a Sportac drop in and there is a slight gap as it does not turn all the way down, but both tail caps are all the way tight in the picture. I actually wanted to run a rear lanyard ring on the old 6P, but the light would not turn on with the ring installed, not enough clearance, it would only work as momentary. But yeah, it's a cool light.

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    Hence the ring up front, but...

    Brb...

    Checked to confirm, but a Makoff clicky will allow the use of a lanyard ring on the rear and makes tailstand an option.


    Here is mine lit with an Elzetta lanyard ring and Malkoff clicky.
    I drilled the shoulder of the blemished tailcap and added a lanyard there a long time ago, but thought I remembered trying the ring first. So I placed one on it just now to confirm it did work.
    The clip is an Elzetta Alpha clip.
    Last edited by bykfixer; 01-12-2019 at 06:51 AM.
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    IMO the 6P is about countless moddability options and relatively easy parts support.

    Here's what I have...
    All stripped and reanodized but no bulbs installed






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