SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of high-end illumination tools and tactical products, has created a new flashlight designed and built with the needs of law enforcement officers and other tactical professionals in mind. The new AZ2 LED CombatLight® features two output levels, a rugged hard-anodized aluminum body, a tactical tailcap switch, and SureFire’s patented CombatGrip, making it the optimal choice for pairing with a handgun.
The AZ2’s dual-output capability and compact size make it an ideal choice as a primary light for law enforcement officers to carry with them every day. It features a virtually indestructible primary LED that generates a far-reaching, 150-lumen beam capable of temporarily overpowering an aggressor’s vision. Surrounding the main LED is a ring of four secondary LEDs that produce a 35-lumen wide-angle beam designed for loading gear or other closer-range tasks that don’t require so much light or reach. Both beams are shaped by a special micro-textured reflector that blends the light so there are no rings, dark spots, or imperfections.
The flashlight’s body is precision milled from high-strength aerospace aluminum, which is as strong as steel but much lighter, and then covered with a Mil-Spec hard-anodized finish that’s nearly as hard as diamonds. The body is stepped down to reduce weight and improve ergonomics, part of SureFire’s exclusive CombatGrip, which along with a rubber grip ring, allows the light to be held and operated “syringe style” when paired with a handgun, as well as provides excellent hold in cold or wet conditions or while wearing gloves. Partially depressing the tailcap pushbutton switch delivers the low output; pressing further unleashes all 150 lumens from the light’s primary LED.
Weighing in at only 5.1 ounces and measuring less than six inches in length, the AZ2 is compact and combat ready—especially when paired with a quick-deploy holster like SureFire’s fully adjustable V85A. The AZ2 currently retails for $260, and the V85A holster is sold separately for $49.
the latest addition to their popular line of “CombatLight” flashlights. It’s the first stroblng flashlight from the same company that invented both the tactical flashlight and the CombatLight.
The Z2-S’s ultra-high-output LED generates 160 lumens of light, eight times the light output of a standard two-D-cell flashlight. The Z2-S utilizes a micro-textured reflector to shape and blend the beam so it has plenty of reach for searching—and enough peripheral light to maximize situational awareness—with no rings, spots, or other defects. The Z2-S also features a strobe mode programmed to blink at a specific frequency to effectively disorient an attacker, a feature that has been continuously requested by SureFire customers.
CombatLights feature tactical-level output (enough to overwhelm night-adapted vision), ergonomic tailcap switching, and SureFire’s patented CombatGrip—a stepped-down body and rubber grip ring that makes pairing the light with a firearm easier, as well as providing a secure hold in wet or cold conditions or while wearing gloves.
At five inches long and under five ounces in weight (with batteries), the Z2-S is designed to be portable and powerful. Its sophisticated electronics—an internal microprocessor regulates the LED to maximize output and runtime—are protected by a rugged aerospace aluminum body that’s hard anodized with black Mil-Spec finish. Press the tactical tailcap switch for momentary-on, press three times rapidly to activate the strobe, or twisting it for constant-on in either mode.
The Z2-S has an MSRP of $139.00 and is available for purchase from an authorized SureFire dealer or directly from SureFire at Surefire.com.
SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of high-end illumination tools and tactical products, has created a new flashlight…
by Andre M. Dall'au / Jul 6, 2010