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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy SureFire View Post
    P.S. LethalWeapon I'm sure I'v seen Australia threads in the WTS section on CPFM.....
    I'm one of those people that prefer brand spanking new, no offense intended towards any of you guys here though

    Good news, my E2E shipped today as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LethalWeapon View Post
    I'm one of those people that prefer brand spanking new...
    Yeah I love a fresh out of the box E-Series, because they're so shiny and...... Ok I have to stop NOW, or my wallet's going to hate me in the morning.

    Nighty nightzzzZZZZZ
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    I really like the E2E lights, I think Surefire got it right for 2 celled lights. I started to pick up some E2Es. I currently have an E2E-BK, E2W-BY and have an E2E-SG on the way. Also have an E2DL and an E1L though i still prefer the look of the incan heads.

    I think a 6P collection is also in order. Maybe a 6P Patriot to start.

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    I have a couple E-Series.

    E1e BK, E1L Single mode, E1L Dual mode, E2E, E2L Single mode, E2L Dual mode, a couple 5mega 18mm bodies, a modded E2L with a 1000mA driver and Q3 3A, E2DL single mode, E1b that I'm in progress on taking the emitter out of.

    I think what I'm missing is the dual mode E2DL, and I'm not very motivated to get it.
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    Finally got my L1 Cree and KX2 heads open! The L1 was a real pain. The bottom came off first since the optic holder part (what I call the bezel) was glued on sooooooo hard. I got the center part LE out of the bezel by more heat and twisting so hard on the slot in the LE that I messed up the threads a little deforming the slot.
    Still haven't gotten the bottom off the KX2, but don't want to, I like the drive levels and UI, so I'm just changing the emitter anyway. Can't decided Q2 5A, R2 WH, (which I have) or try a Rebel 100 Neutral which I have on the way from Luxeonstar.

    Now I have 4 opened L1's and 2 open KX's. Decisions, decisions.

    <edit> received my Neutral Rebels and K2s today! Good timing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blindasabat View Post
    Finally got my L1 Cree and KX2 heads open! The L1 was a real pain. The bottom came off first since the optic holder part (what I call the bezel) was glued on sooooooo hard. I got the center part LE out of the bezel by more heat and twisting so hard on the slot in the LE that I messed up the threads a little deforming the slot.
    Still haven't gotten the bottom off the KX2, but don't want to, I like the drive levels and UI, so I'm just changing the emitter anyway. Can't decided Q2 5A, R2 WH, (which I have) or try a Rebel 100 Neutral which I have on the way from Luxeonstar.

    Now I have 4 opened L1's and 2 open KX's. Decisions, decisions.
    The L1 would be great with a 1 mode driver at 1-1.2A with an XP-G (R5 or wait for S2) , that way you keep the 2 modes UI and could probably use the head with any E2x and a 17670.

    Maybe you could even leave the driver alone and use it with an RCR123 (IMR or AW black label), it would be plenty bright, there has been a thread about using the L1 with rechargeables, there seems to be no problems, but you can never be 100% sure about it.

    i dont know if the L1 optics would work ok with the XP-G, but if it can keep 80% of the throw with a bigger hotspot and have a brighter spill it could be even more useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintballdad View Post
    I really like the E2E lights, I think Surefire got it right for 2 celled lights...i still prefer the look of the incan heads...

    I'm adding a new one to my collection. I got a E2DL body and tailcap coming in the mail any day now for a KX2C head I have. So my "Elitist Lights" are as follows;

    E1e, E1x + Aussie Minitower (clipless), E2D, E2O, E2e w/MN02 LA, KX2+E2 body, KX2C+E2DL, and L4 (I bought it from Quickbeam!).

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    My E2E isn't here yet it's taking too long!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beamhead View Post
    OK I'll play.




    Only one is stock and these are only the single cell units.
    What type of tailcap are the HA ones with the thumb-screw? Anyone ever seen a plain HA Z68?

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    Aleph standard tailcaps. See here.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gswitter View Post
    Aleph standard tailcaps. See here.
    Thanks. I looked at The Sandwich Shop and searched Google; any idea where I can get one other than B/S/T? I'm wanting to make my olive drab KL4 a TW4 with a SF tube and tailstanding switch; ideally a Z68, if only it came in OD. This Aleph Standard is the closest looking thing I have seen.

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    Good luck. Standard Aleph tailcaps are not easy to come by.

    What about the McTC? (It's the tailcap on the front-most light in beamhead's group pic.)



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    Just bought my first E series, an E2D LED. It will very likely not be my last!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gswitter View Post
    Good luck. Standard Aleph tailcaps are not easy to come by.

    What about the McTC? (It's the tailcap on the front-most light in beamhead's group pic.)
    I never thought it looked very "Surefire", with the lack of knurling and the painted look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howecollc View Post
    I never thought it looked very "Surefire", with the lack of knurling and the painted look.
    That never really bothered me since there's no knurling on the Surefire heads either. I've got McTC's with shiny finishes, and others with matte.

    Personally, I really prefer the McClicky to the Surefire switches. An E2e/L4 has been one of my EDC's for about eight years now, and the McTC is easily my favorite E-series tailcap to use, either with a McClicky or a McE2S. It just feels right.



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    I finally got my E2E yesterday and I don't regret getting it at all. The one thing that surprised me is how freakin' little it is, I was like "woah" when I opened the package

    Overall it's a damn nice light

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    Quote Originally Posted by gswitter View Post
    That never really bothered me since there's no knurling on the Surefire heads either. I've got McTC's with shiny finishes, and others with matte.

    Personally, I really prefer the McClicky to the Surefire switches. An E2e/L4 has been one of my EDC's for about eight years now, and the McTC is easily my favorite E-series tailcap to use, either with a McClicky or a McE2S. It just feels right.
    In what ways does the McClicky feel different; easier to press to activate, more or less definite click, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howecollc View Post
    In what ways does the McClicky feel different; easier to press to activate, more or less definite click, etc?
    Compared to the switch on my E2DL, the McClicky has:

    • less travel before activation
    • less travel between activation and lock
    • a definite, noticeable click, but not quite so much (or audible) as the Surefire

    Most of my McClicklies have stiffer boots than the E2DL, but McGizmo recently switched to a softer boot for his Aleph McClicky Paks, and this new boot is softer than that on the E2DL. I definitely prefer the stiffer boot, especially when combined with a multi-mode driver like the GDuP. All the boots I've bought a la carte from the Shoppe and Lighthound have been the stiffer ones (fortunately), but I haven't bought one in a while.

    This latest Surefire switch feels a lot better than those in my older Z57's, but I think the travel is too long, especially in a shrouded tailcap. Maybe the extra travel is beneficial if you're wearing gloves or under stress, but for day-to-day use I really prefer the McClicky.



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    Find me a non-knurled single cell body and maybe you've sold me on the McTC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howecollc View Post
    Find me a non-knurled single cell body and maybe you've sold me on the McTC.

    Does the E1B body count?
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    Single cell body from Ganp.
    Also shows you how many different colors the different parts can come in.
    This one is more golden.

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    I'll rephrase:
    Find me a non-knurled natural HA single cell body and maybe you've sold me on the McTC.

    I do like the look of the G&P body with the McTC, but only if it were to match the McTC in color. Is that an E-series head or C-series? Couldn't find the tube on their web-site. Is it no longer sold? I'm looking for something I can buy new and easily.
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    C series with E2C adapter

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    I just got a Surefire M1.

    It is a Milky Cyanator and think it will make a great night hiking light. Honestly; I got it mainly due to the cool look of the M1.

    Is the M1 Surefire E-Series compatible?????

    My VME bezel won't screw in and my Surefire L1's are out for modding.


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    I dont know. But i thought the M1 used a 6P type tailcap. or am I wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solscud007 View Post
    I dont know. But i thought the M1 used a 6P type tailcap. or am I wrong?
    Yes,

    The tail cap is a 6P...


    The head appears to be the same diameter as the E-series, but it just seems the threads are not the same. I guess I have to wait untill Milky finishes my L1 to try that bezel.
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    Someone may have answered this question, but I can't find it.

    Has anyone found any cheap lens covers that will fit the KX2/KL4 LED heads? Will any of Butler Creeks covers fit on there?

    Anyone have any ideas? I really don't want to spend $75 on the one SureFire sells...

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    Mag lite AA. At least my fiberoptic adapter from nite eyez fits perfectly
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    I've been sucked into the E series vortex - i was warned that the lego options in particular are very enticing and seductive.

    Thus far:

    E1L dual mode - my first plunge into the abyss and a great pocket light with nice runtime and for me usable modes.

    L1 Cree - the jury is sort of out on this one. It does feel nice in the hand, the UI is interesting and different from any other light I own/use and the beam is a bit more diffuse than the E1L. But, my E1L is equally if not brighter on high. I think I have an overachieving E1L and a just makes spec L1. I have run it on RCR123s and it is a good bit brighter on those but... I've been pondering either an emitter swap, a driver swap and/or a resistor mod (wouldn't mind the low being a bit lower...)... or sell it. The problem is L1s are devaluing like crazy in anticipation of the LX1 so I'd lose a decent amount selling it now given it has a few nicks... decisions decisions.

    E2L dual mode - got a good deal and the KX2 is nice on the E1L body with an RCR123 as well as on its own. A bit brighter than my KX1 head and a solid all around utility light.

    Milky Creemator KX2 - McR20 reflector, Acorn 1.3 driver + Vital Gear F1B body. I'm going to get a firmware upgrade to get the full bells and whistles but the Creemator is the shizzle. Beautiful beam - super bright on high - great ultra low - and it works with my E2 body and primaries or either the FB1 with RCR123 (tiny size) or E1 with RCR123... it basically rocks.

    The FB1 body is interesting - excellent clip (and the std SF ones are the one flaw in the e series lights - that bezel up and sticking out doesn't work for me so I don't use them) - very very small, makes any of the heads roughly the size of my Novatac but thinner, but the switch takes some getting used to - the price for the size it seems but it is definitely a short throw with not much positive feel behind it - and a tiny bit dodgy (and this is a spring model).
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    E1B:

    ...or is it?



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