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New Jersey State Police Selects SureFire X300 Ultra As Standard-Issue Weaponlight

Fountain Valley, CA — After a comprehensive testing and evaluation process involving several competitive tactical lighting products, the SureFire X300® Ultra has been adopted as part of New Jersey State Police’s standard-issue WeaponLight.

X300 Ultra

New Jersey State Police have contracted with Atlantic Tactical to purchase 2,800 SureFire X300® Ultra’s to be issued to all of their sworn officers. The initial purchase of 1,765 units will be delivered within 30 days and the remaining balance to be delivered in the next few months.

The X300® Ultra delivers 500 lumens of blinding light through a precision Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens. Powered by two disposable 123A lithium batteries, the WeaponLight will deliver 1.5 hours of tactical-level output on a set of batteries. Activating the X300 Ultra is achieved via an ambidextrous push/toggle switch located on the light’s rear, which provides either momentary- or constant-on activation with a push of a finger. For even more control, without the need to alter your grip on the weapon, X300 Ultra can be outfitted with an optional SureFire DG grip switch, on many popular pistol models, or with an XT07 pressure-pad tape switch on long guns.

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16 Responses to “New Jersey State Police Selects SureFire X300 Ultra As Standard-Issue Weaponlight”

  1. JT says:

    We originally selected the x-200 and then subsequently moved on to the x-300 for our 130 person department. We have been impressed and the surefire product has been bomb proof thus far. Good kit.

  2. BillC says:

    Place bets on how long it takes them to ND on themselves or others trying to use these lights or using their firearm as a flashlight?

    • KKS-1 says:

      Well they’ve had flashlights on their guns for some time now, and I haven’t read about any occurrences.

    • Toby says:

      TFB recently did an article on a Denver Post article linking weapon lights to accidental shootings (and NDs to an extent). Whilst it’s true it can and sometimes does happen, I think in the media it’s massively over-stated and under-investigated. – http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/06/10/weapon-lights-serious-problem-bad-reporting/
      It all comes down to training. If the PD are going to provide these lights they have a responsibility to provide sufficient relevant training.
      And if you have a weapon light on your firearm and you’re using said firearm as a flashlight, then you shouldn’t have a firearm in the first place. Right tools for the job.

      • Airborne_fister says:

        While in Afghanistan we would use our weapons lights on our m-4s as a search light inside houses. But we were also looking for a$$holes too so I guess that cancels that out?!?

        • Toby says:

          Ii’ll let you off for that one ;)
          We did the same in Helmand – coy level night patrol became massive contact, eventually managed advance and clear compound, lots of windowless rooms and tunnels. Only ever time I had use for a weaponlight if I’m honest, but basic firearms safety rules always apply.

          • Toby says:

            Plus ours are the clunky LLMs that jutt out like hell and snag on everything and anything so they’re pretty much useless anyway

    • Jbgleason says:

      How much are we betting and how are you sending me my money? That was a ridiculous comment. As if putting a light on their pistol is going to cause it to ND or for the Troopers to start magically ignoring the rules of gun safety. Seriously? BTW, read up on that article out of CO. It was hack journalism at its best. They simply found some instances of NDs in which weapon mounted lights were on the guns and said the light must have been the problem without any firm correlation. Or a couple of cases where the officer blamed the light when he had his finger on the trigger. This is a case of Internet rumor spawning an urban myth.

      • BillC says:

        It was joke. Although I am not a huge fan of putting lights on pistols.

        • BillC says:

          Let me add to that, I’m not a fan of pistol lights for me or most situations I encounter. I was not trying to say that police or Jersey police should not have lights. Toby, above, nailed it.

          • mike says:

            Respectfully, is your pistol your primary? If not, do you have a light on your primary?

  3. Willis Bee says:

    On the heels of being downgraded for debt reasons, New Jersey significantly overpays for this equipment. Can this light even shine around Gov. Christie’s signature ?

    • Shawn says:

      Overpaying for a proven tool to increase effectiveness and officer safety? Check your priorities.

      • Chuck Mac says:

        They could have one each TLR with 600 lumens on a sidearm and long-gun for cost of single Surefire product. Then again, you can’t pump your own gas in NJ either.

  4. RandomJoe says:

    Weapons lights are optional at my department, but I couldn’t imagine working the road without one. I was issued the standard TLR-1, but it’s performance in an OIS I was at led me to purchase out of pocket for a TLR-1 HL and man has it performed great. Probably around 2,000 rounds through my G22 with the light without a hiccup.

  5. L. Benjamin says:

    Having worked patrol for 5 years and trained on defensive firearms in all conditions of light since ’99, I believe it is negligent NOT to have a hard mounted weaponlight on pistol, carbine and shotgun during LE use. While the Harries or Rogers or whatever other TTP work, hard mounted light is a far easier way to conduct a search. Where the light goes the muzzle is already there. Ones uses his tertiary handheld for the admin stuff, just like we did before.