View Full Version : M6 Lights - who makes the best & why?

September 29, 2005, 11:11 AM
I find myself overwhelmed with options and brochure data, but severely lacking in practical experience with the various brands (e.g. Insight vs Streamlight) of "M6" Flashlight/Laser Sights as weapon-mounted accessories.

1) Are there any significant differences between the current brands?

2) Are their respective components and replacement parts interchangeable?

Any comments from the perspective of first-hand experience with more than one manufacturer and model would be most appreciated.


October 8, 2005, 04:13 AM
The only real experience I had is with Surefire (http://www.surefire.com/cgi-bin/main.pl?pgm=co_disp&func=displ&pgrfnbr=16&sesent=0,0) . They seem to be of exceptional quality. My buddy has several, he loves em'.

October 8, 2005, 09:28 AM
Yeah, SureFire is definitely the way to for weapon lights. They are shock isolated and can withstand high temperatures (say you were firing full-auto)

October 24, 2005, 10:15 AM
Insight and Streamlight are partners concerning the M series lights
I have the M6x Mounted on my ar15 and have absolutely no regrets with the light or laser I use it frequently in my line of work. When evaluating top of the line weapons lighting they are very close in operational use it mainly comes down to a personal choice and what it is going to be used for
hope this helped.

October 24, 2005, 03:51 PM
I have three Surefire lights Z2 M2 and M3 and they are quality not cheap but they are quality lights.

October 26, 2005, 01:21 AM
Here are several Sure Fire Lights (http://www.impactguns.com/cgi-bin/affiliates/clickthru.cgi?id=store&page=http://www.impactguns.com/store/surefire.html) and accessories. Just thought it was cool because they offer free shipping on the light and they will match and beat other companys prices.

October 26, 2005, 04:15 PM
Thank's for posting the Surefire light source they have lots of other cool items also.:)

November 28, 2005, 03:36 PM
Thanks, Lawman1290, for the feedback and clarification on the manufacturing collusion.

The rest-o-youses - thanks for the Surefire endorsements!! I use one of the 500-series weaponlight systems on my bushy carbine; and neither the Mrs. nor I would be caught without a 6z/2z with us at all times.