Archive for the 'Surefire' Category

Z57 Tailcap Shroud

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

A CPFer from Japan noticed that a replacement for the Z57 tailcap retaining ring could easily be fabricated. The stock retaining ring sits flush with the main body of the tailcap, but by making one that extends out further, you get a nice shroud to both reduce accidental activation and to enable tail-standing candle-mode.
He […]

Surefire M3T

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

After tinkering with hundreds of E-series and C-series Surefires, I finally got a “big” Surefire, a M3 with the Turbohead. I was in a good mood, so I splurged and got the SW02 tailcap to go with it. I’ve actually been planning on getting one of these for a while, and I bought […]

Modified Surefire L1 Head

Saturday, November 6th, 2004

The Surefire L1 has all driver circuitry in the body of the flashlight, while the head is “dumb,” containing just the Luxeon and a simple battery contact. Removing the battery contact from the head is pretty simple. Once the bezel ring is removed, the NX-05 optic falls out, and the two lead wires […]

McCapsule Build Notes

Friday, October 8th, 2004

The McCapsule is a drop-in module intended for the Longbow series of flashlights, but with a specially-modified 27mm reflector, it works perfectly as a replacement for the standard P60 lamp assembly in Surefire Classic-Series lights such as the 6P, C2, etc.

Required parts:

McCapsule Kit (McCapsule, battery contact board, and emitter board)
Badboy or Downboy Power Converter Board
Luxeon […]