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Reimagining the Surefire 6p

I had been looking for a “better” flashlight to take the place of the 6p I have been carrying around for a while. The factory 6p is fine but I, like most folk, had a burning desire for something more.
After recently acquiring a m600df I had decided that if I didnt have to use cr123a’s ever again then that would more than fine with me.

Unfortunately after perusing the Surefire website they did not have an option for a simple flashlight that accept 18650s as its standard. Well, outside of a model that is “intellibeam” and I wasn’t about to fumble around with a series of click to get it to light up without auto-adjusting the output.


Without there being any options within the brand that I prefer to buy readily available for me to pick up I was left to my own devices, which would be a 23/32 drill bit and a bench vise.

After removing the head of the flashlight and o-rings I began drilling starting at the head end of the body. After about an hour of light pressure, couple breaks, I had bored it out wide enough for a Samsung 25r to slide in and out without any resistance.

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Brighter than the Sun

Lastly we have the drop in LED upgrade. While 300 some odd lumens were fine and all I was able to find a two pack of drop in LED heads for $20 on amazon that put out 1200 lumens. Talk about a lot of bang for your buck.



Although the item is listed as working in 6p’s I found it to be impossible to screw the head on all the way after installation. After I removed the larger spring around it I was able to screw the head down completely.

All in all, I could not be happier with the fruits of my labor.

Here we are again with after a sage green paint job, used a matte high heat engine clear coat to help it last a bit longer.