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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    Ya that’s what I was thinking. The old “round” version doesn’t really appeal to me. The new one looks and I believe it is much tougher.
    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)
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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    Ya that’s what I was thinking. The old “round” version doesn’t really appeal to me. The new one looks and I believe it is much tougher.
    I prefer the finned look of the version before the newest one. The oldest version and the newest version never really did appeal to me. To me the finned version is the only M2 head.
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    Been using mine for awhile with my new diffused lens and M361N. Got to say it’s just perfect with 3 levels of brightness and the ability to go from a soft beam to a spot at will. Feels more solid in the hand then any other SF I have.
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    my fav c2

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    Ven. How do I get my cooling head to fit on my C2? It hits the clip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    Ven. How do I get my cooling head to fit on my C2? It hits the clip.
    Tough call, it is a variable depending on what drop in. So for example, malkoff/sportac/EDC+ types of p60 will allow the bezel to touch up. Broader walled shells leave a gap. All i do is just gently run the z32 up to(no need to lock up super tight). Just nip gently to not mark the head.

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    Got ya. Thanks. Think I saw somewhere of a mod to the clip but can’t seem to find it now.
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    I believe that post you may be referring to said something about shaving some material off of the top of the clip.
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    Ya something like that or a special bend. Can’t recall. I got my Z32 on there now and like it much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ven View Post
    Tough call, it is a variable depending on what drop in. So for example, malkoff/sportac/EDC+ types of p60 will allow the bezel to touch up. Broader walled shells leave a gap. All i do is just gently run the z32 up to(no need to lock up super tight). Just nip gently to not mark the head.
    If you wish, you could replace your existing clip with Surefire's newer long reversible clip. I've done that on mine and the new clips fits underneath the cooling head till its fully seated against the body.

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    Cool info, thanks for that sldfishez

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    Quote Originally Posted by ven View Post
    Nice C2 or is that M2
    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......

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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    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.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    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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    Lumens Factory just released replacement grip rings. Also available in glow in the dark and blaze orange.
    Last edited by bykfixer; 02-09-2020 at 08:31 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    Lumens Factory just released replacement grip rings. Also available in glow in the dark and blaze orange.
    Did they? I only noticed the g2/6P grip rings on their website.

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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.

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    Oh you know you’re not 😁
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    Panto season is over otherwise I'd say,
    "Oh yes he is!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck91 View Post
    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.
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    Looks great, thanks for sharing it here with us.
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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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    Very nice...........the background isn't too shabby either

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    😁 thanks Ven.
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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


    My fav c2


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    My modest C2 collection.6-9 month ago never even held one. Absolutely love them now.
    If i had one day left to live i would want to be at my workplace.Because every day is like a frickin eternity.

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