Surefire has just released a strobe version of their Z-2 flashlights dubbed the Z2-S. Its compact, utilizes a high-intensity single-output LED just like the Z-2, however it sports a very disorienting strobe and has double the output strength of the Z2 (80 lumen vs. 160 lumen). Its constructed with with Mil-Spec hard anodized aluminum so there’s all the reason to assume it’s going to have the famous durability that SureFire is famous for.
The Z2-s is activated by pressing the tail-cap rubber-push button and to activate the strobe one must press it 3 times–I personally would of preferred just 2 times, the third time seems unnecessary and maybe could prove to be a liability in the worst of situations. Also you must twist the tail-cap clockwise for a constant-on in either mode, this could prove cumbersome for some with not-so-dexterous fingers while a Z2-s is mounted on a carbine.
The strobe has become increasingly popular especially with law enforcement for its superb ability to disorient a target, which one second of pause can give a substantial advantage. Well now, SureFire is tapping in to that market and joining the bandwagon for making strobe combat lights. I’m positive that we’ll see more of SureFire’s impressive product line come out with the strobe feature and sport the -s identifier in the future. One thing I’m curious about is if the strobe will work as well and as predictable, with a lumen increasing modification such as a TX-4 Conversion head from Tactical Night Vision Company. It would be nice to have a few extra lumen to blind a perp.Read More