LED conversion for Surefire

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Lethaltxn, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Lethaltxn

    Lethaltxn

    Messages:
    7,636
    Likes Received:
    2,780
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Location:
    Texas
    I recently found my old surefire flashlight from when I was in the other day. It still works, but now it chews through 123 batteries really quickly and gets got as all get out. Based on photos I believe it is a G2Z. Can anyone recommend a conversion to LED? Not super familiar but the lamp says it's a p60 6v and then has Rl-4 stamped on it.
    Thanks in advance!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2017
    deputy tom likes this.
  2. seanmac45

    seanmac45 CLM

    Messages:
    8,238
    Likes Received:
    9,582
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2000
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY

  3. Lethaltxn

    Lethaltxn

    Messages:
    7,636
    Likes Received:
    2,780
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Location:
    Texas
  4. seanmac45

    seanmac45 CLM

    Messages:
    8,238
    Likes Received:
    9,582
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2000
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    I had none. Mine was an original 6P.
     
  5. Patchman

    Patchman Florist

    Messages:
    18,708
    Likes Received:
    4,694
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Location:
    Land of Flora, Fauna & Merriweather
    Malkoff. I have 4 or 5 original Surefire 6P, 9P, G2 and G3 lights for job use, house use and stored in cars. Converted all of them to Malkoff Devices. I chose burn time over brightness. The Malkoffs will outlive me for sure.

    Yes, I have more than a handful of P60 and P61 orphaned lamps in the spare stuff box.
     
    G19 DB likes this.
  6. Lethaltxn

    Lethaltxn

    Messages:
    7,636
    Likes Received:
    2,780
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Location:
    Texas
    Do the G2 and G2Z have the same lamp style?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
     
  7. Lethaltxn

    Lethaltxn

    Messages:
    7,636
    Likes Received:
    2,780
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Location:
    Texas
    I should have added that the idea I had was to run the g2z on my AR.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
     
  8. G19Tony

    G19Tony Sneet CLM

    Messages:
    10,924
    Likes Received:
    13,786
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2005
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
  9. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

    Messages:
    11,663
    Likes Received:
    2,455
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2001
    Location:
    NY
    I have four or five Malkoff modules as well and they are first rate.
     
    G19 DB likes this.
  10. Lethaltxn

    Lethaltxn

    Messages:
    7,636
    Likes Received:
    2,780
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Location:
    Texas
    I'll check out Malkoff.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
     
  11. Patchman

    Patchman Florist

    Messages:
    18,708
    Likes Received:
    4,694
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Location:
    Land of Flora, Fauna & Merriweather
    If your G2Z has a P60 lamp, it's the same as a G2. The Malkoff website will tell you if their lamp fits G2Z.
     
    Lethaltxn likes this.
  12. p.d.

    p.d.

    Messages:
    2,449
    Likes Received:
    2,403
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Location:
    Dry Ridge, Kentucky
    I'll pile on with Malkoff. I bought the conversion for my ancient C2 Centurion and am as happy as a pig in slop with it.
     
    G19 DB and Lethaltxn like this.
  13. Lethaltxn

    Lethaltxn

    Messages:
    7,636
    Likes Received:
    2,780
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Location:
    Texas
    Guys this is awesome thank you so much for the info.
    I'm excited to breathe some new life into this little guy.
    I'm going with the M61NL I think since it seems to have a longer run time and it will be on my AR so I don't need a light cannon.
    I'll try and remember to update once I get the unit in.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2017
  14. p.d.

    p.d.

    Messages:
    2,449
    Likes Received:
    2,403
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Location:
    Dry Ridge, Kentucky
    Please do. I think you'll be satisfied.
     
  15. glock1097

    glock1097

    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    291
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Location:
    Metro Detroit/Downriver
    The Malkoff on my 6P has worked out well. Looking to put on on my Surefire Defender.
     
    G19 DB likes this.
  16. BamaBud

    BamaBud NRA Life Member

    Messages:
    4,160
    Likes Received:
    3,247
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Location:
    Heart of Dixie
    Malkoff has come a long way since Gene was building everything by hand.
    He's a good guy, and I don't hesitate to recommend him and his products.

    I have several of his 4-6 D cell Maglite heads. Makes it a beast!
     
    glock1097 and G19 DB like this.
  17. deputy tom

    deputy tom Gringo Viejo

    Messages:
    21,365
    Likes Received:
    33,994
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2001
    Location:
    SW/ PA

    Tagged for future reference. tom.
     
    G19 DB likes this.
  18. G19 DB

    G19 DB

    Messages:
    3,929
    Likes Received:
    4,957
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Location:
    The buckeye state
    Saw the positive reviews here for Malkoff Devices conversion and on their website. Had to order the M61LL (wanted extended runtime) for my Surefire 6P and the D-cell Maglite conversion. The 6P conversion took about 60 seconds to do, the Maglite conversion about 5 minutes (bought the pre-cut reflector). These are both bright and it is daytime! Can wait to try them out tonight.

    btw: very fast shipping. I ordered these Sunday night, and they arrived today.
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2017
  19. Patchman

    Patchman Florist

    Messages:
    18,708
    Likes Received:
    4,694
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Location:
    Land of Flora, Fauna & Merriweather
    Between my Surefire metal bodies and my Maglite bodies converted to Malkoff LEDs, they'll all outlive me.

    The one complaint I've read (years ago) with Surefire/Malkoff conversions is to make sure the heads are screwed on tight to ensure contact. I automatically do that every time I deploy a Surefire/Malkoff flashlight... never had a problem.
     
    G19 DB likes this.