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Posted: 12/17/2005 6:47:11 AM EDT
On an AR15 (light recoil) is the Z32 bezel really needed on a rail-mounted G2 or 6P? Anyone running these lights w/o the Z32?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:09:31 AM EDT
I have put at least a case of ammo thru my AR since adding a stock G2 light and it works fine. But maybe I'm lucky.

EPOCH

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:20:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 7:21:30 AM EDT by BillofRights]
bump.

I'm pretty sure it's not needed, but it's extra insurance. Has anybody here had a light failure while running a stock G2?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:22:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 6:33:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BrightFlashlights:
I'm not going to say it's a must have because I know many folks who have run bone stock G2's and 6P's with no ill effect on 5.56/.223 AR's. However, there are cases of live fire failures where recoil may have been the culprit. Would the Z32 have prevented the failure, maybe/maybe not, no one can really guarantee lamp life (even on a $300+ full blown weaponslight). What you have to decide is if it's worth the expense to you to have an add'l safeguard. My advice, if your budget only allows for the light it is important to at least get it on there but when you're budget allows upgrade your gear to keep everything as reliable as possible.



I agree with Calvin...IF you can't afford the additional $30.00 for the Shock Isolated Bezel, better to have it versus NOT having it when you need a light. Just don't subject it to anymore recoil than is necessary! Sure Fire will tell you that the G2 IS NOT RATED AS A WEAPONS LIGHT. IMHO...better to be safe.

Tack
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 7:07:46 PM EDT
I went without, and finally had a bulb go. Who knows why, but as the others said, it's cheap insurance.

In any case, recoil and other vibrations from the rifle are not the only stresses put on the light. Guns that are not wall hangers get bashed around quite a bit. They get dropped and dropped on (when you go prone). You bump into things when you're moving and shooting around corners and walls and stuff.

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:42:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 12:49:42 PM EDT by JackalAR]
Don't forget you can also use the M2 bezel which retains the anti-roll feature and pyrex glass as opposed to the Z32's lexan, or you can do what I did and go with the new KL3 luxeon head. No more replacing bulbs or batteries every hour. Don't forget your clickie tailcap. If you buy ANY flashlight parts, it would be in your best interest to IM / email "brightflashlights".
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:46:42 PM EDT
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