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Posted: 10/3/2004 2:43:00 PM EDT
hey, has anyone mounted a surefire m3 combat light to a picatinny forend? i'm asking b/c i'm trying to get double duty out of this light. thanks
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:51:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2004 9:01:01 AM EDT by BrightFlashlights]
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:13:18 AM EDT
Z32 anti-shock bezel:

Standard light on the left (6P), weapon light on the right (650/950)

Show with batteries to demonstrate retention (lights reversed)
weapon light on the left (650/950), Standard light on the right (6P)

Z32 vs 6P bezels

Factory taped and soldered batteries (note - tape cut accidently)

Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:41:18 AM EDT
thanks for the replies, it clears things up alot.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 10:14:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 11:23:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By new-arguy:

excellent pics F4YR....

Thanks. Easier to show than explain.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 11:29:33 AM EDT
BrightFlashlights, does the SF M96 series weaponlights have the battery retention also, or just the shock isolated bezel.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 11:45:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 12:54:05 PM EDT
Is the L36 weapons bezel available for purchase as a seperate item, or is the only shock bezel available the Z32?
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 1:42:47 PM EDT
The L36 is a "product" and you can buy it through your friendly Forum supporting SureFire Dealers!

It's very similar to the LU60 for the Millennium Universal WeaponLights but uses the Z32 Shock Isolated Bezel as you mentioned rather than the "M2" Bezel that the LU60 uses.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 3:29:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:41:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2004 10:33:08 PM EDT by dryhten]
Then, the only way to get the "shelf” shown in the pictures above to protect the lamp from the batteries is to purchase one of the $200+ millennium or classic weapon lights. That is, one cannot piece together a light that has all the features of a true surefire weapon light for less than $100.

Link Posted: 10/7/2004 9:01:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 9:16:14 AM EDT
Thanks BrightFlashlights, I appreciate your help.

Would you be willing to give me a price quote on a few surefire products? If so, what is the best way to get in touch with you?
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 10:54:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 1:31:49 PM EDT
email sent.

Link Posted: 10/8/2004 11:09:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BrightFlashlights:

Originally Posted By dryhten:
That is, one cannot piece together a light that has all the features of a true surefire weapon light for less than $100.


Yes, that pretty much sums it up.

A couple more questions:

If the “shock isolated”(L36) bezels/body is found only on weapons grade lights, then what value does an “anti-shock” (Z32) bezel add when attached to a personal light like the 6P/9P? Do you really need this bezel on an AR-15 with its light recoil? I noticed that the E2D/scoutlight that has bee promoted recently does not seem to have a shock bezel (or am I mistaken). Does Surefire market the Scoutlight without any shock protection as a weaponlight? Under what conditions do you really need the “shock isolated” bezel? Is it only if you are going to subject the light to the kind of abuse that Military and SWAT operators do?

Am I making the proper distinction between ‘shock isolated’ and ‘anti-shock’?

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