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SureFire Launches All-New Backup Maxvision

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, is proud to announce the launch of the new E1B-MV. The sleek, compact E1B-MV backup is an outstanding everyday-carry light for most any application. Its virtually indestructible LED delivers 400 lumens of blinding light on high and five lumens of useful light at its low setting. The MaxVision™ reflector produces a wide, smooth beam optimized to your field of view. Its hard-anodized aluminum body features smooth styling and a two-way pocket clip that allows the light to be carried bezel up, bezel down, and even attached to the bill of a baseball cap for use as a headlamp. Its tailcap switch features SureFire’s patented lockout feature and is programmed to deliver high output on the first press or click.

Learn more at www.surefire.com/e1b-backup-max-vision

Arisaka Defense – 600 Series Light

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

The Arisaka 600 Series Light is an illumination package consisting of the Arisaka 600 Series Light Body, Tailcap, and Malkoff Devices Scout head. 


Malkoff offers several head options that all use TIR lenses and are fully potted for durability. Beam profile, output, and run times vary:

E2ST (Super Throw) – 20,000 lux at 1 meter and 650 initial/550 continuous out-the-front lumens. This head has a very focused beam for maximum distance. Continuous run time is 15-20 minutes on 2x CR123 cells or 45-60 minutes on 1x 16650 cell.
E2S (Super) – 12,000 lux at 1 meter and 750 initial/700 continuous out-the-front lumens. This head has a wider beam profile, giving more spill (but still has plenty of throw). Continuous run time is 15-20 minutes on 2x CR123 cells or 45-60 minutes on 1x 16650 cell.
E2T – 10,000 lux at 1 meter and 350 out-the-front lumens. This gives the light plenty of throw for medium range use, while still retaining enough spill for close range and peripheral lighting. Continuous run time is 90-120 minutes on 2x CR123 cells.
The 600 Series Light Body is manufactured without the mounting interface for the stock Picatinny clamp found on Scout lights. This greatly increases the clearance for front sights when used in combination with the Arisaka Inline Scout Mount or Offset Scout Mount, and allows the entire light to be pulled in very close to the rail system.


Weight: 3.5 oz (including batteries)
Length: 5.125″
Diameter: 1.0″ at the head.
The light body, Arisaka momentary tailcap, and head are CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and MIL-A-8625 Type III hard coat anodized. High quality Buna-N O-rings and CR123 batteries are included. The 600 Series Light will fit in any aftermarket Scout mount. Made in the USA.


Additionally, Arisaka will be exhibiting at the USASOC Sniper Competition, March 23 – 24 in the vendor tent on Range 37 on Ft Bragg.

arisakadefense.com/products/600-series-light

Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo – Streamlight Bandit

Friday, March 17th, 2017

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This isn’t the Bandit from Streamlight, a USB rechargeable headlamp. Each charge gives about two hours of light on high (9.5 on low) and there are three output modes, high (180 lumens), low (35 lumens) and emergency flash. The Bandit weighs just 1.3 oz and is available in Black or Yellow.

www.streamlight.com/en/products/detail/index/bandit

SureFire Releases All-New Aviator

Friday, March 17th, 2017

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Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, is proud to announce the launch of the all new Aviator™. This SureFire classic—originally developed for pilots—has been reinvented to feature a dual-output white primary LED and secondary colored LED in one sealed head, both focused by a TIR lens into a user-friendly beam with ample reach and surround light. The Aviator can be easily switched from white light to colored light, even on the fly, with a simple pull and twist of its self-locking bezel selector switch—no filters required, which can break or accidentally open at inopportune times. The rugged, ultra-compact Aviator is available with secondary LEDs in one of four useful colors: red, blue, amber, and yellow-green. All of these colors help preserve night-adapted vision and prevent eye fatigue as well as, depending on the color, cut through fog, help locate blood trails or hydraulic fluid leaks, improve contrast, or even integrate well with night vision devices. Learn more at www.surefire.com/aviator.

Return of the Reds at Crimson Trace

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

(Wilsonville, OR)—Industry research reveals that many of America’s new firearms owners have returned to gun shop sales counters and are searching for, and buying, accessories. As interest in firearms accessories grows, so does the demand for Crimson Trace laser sights and firearms light systems. Great news is that those gun owners are also rediscovering the many reasons to equip a favored firearm with a red laser sight. It’s the return of interest in red laser sights.

Crimson Trace, the recognized leader in laser sights and tactical lights for firearms, now offers more than 170 red laser sight systems—the most of any manufacturer period. This group of red laser sight products can be found in multiple product categories: Lasergrips® laser sights, Laserguard® laser sights, Rail Master® and Rail Master® Pro mounted laser sights, and in the award winning Modular Vertical Foregrip™ (MVF) laser sights. Now, in addition to offering a wide assortment of red—and green—laser sights for the popular 1911 pistols, Crimson Trace manufactures sights with red laser diodes for firearms from nearly 20 leading firearm manufacturers.

Consumers with long guns that have M1913 Picatinny and Weaver accessory rails can also choose between several red laser sight options—Crimson Trace’s Rail Master and MVF-515™, plus the new Rail Master Pro light and laser combo—for those products.

Crimson Trace red laser sights are dependable, are easy to install and activate, plus these products are affordable. Red laser sights can provide hours of carefree operation. Crimson Trace products are also shipped with batteries, and nearly all products qualify for the company’s Free Batteries for Life program. This can result in not having to buy batteries which other laser sight manufacturers sell on their websites at prices ranging from $5 to more than $65. Shop wisely!

Firearms owners seeking a place to practice with a new firearm, or to improve their shooting skills, can find a gun range to shoot at by visiting: www.wheretoshoot.org. This website by the National Shooting Sports Foundation provides details on shooting ranges in all states along with hundreds of useful tips to aid any shooter in becoming more proficient—and provides printable targets to use while at the range. The range website information is also available as a downloadable App.

More details on Crimson Trace’s 260-plus laser sighting and firearm lighting products can be found at www.crimsontrace.com. Customers can also speak directly with a company representative at 800-442-2406. Crimson Trace is widely recognized as the world’s leader in establishing laser sights as standard equipment on firearms.

Nitecore at IWA 2017

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Nitecore has attended IWA 2017 at Hall 5-517. Nitecore has introduced quite many brand new models this time, including the SRT9, the MT22A and the NU series.

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SRT9, a new member of the Smart Ring Tactical series, has an extremely UI allowing users to access all modes and functions by just twisting the smart ring. It provides infinitely variable brightness with highest level at 2150 lumens, auxiliary outputs of red, green, blue and UV. A piece of mush-have gear for all tactical operators, law enforcement personnel and hunters.

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The MT22A, powered by two AA batteries, offers output as high as 260 lumens. The unibody design allows it to be super compact. An included stainless steel clip provides many carry options of the lights, making it extremely easy to carry.

Nitecore has also displayed many of the flagship models of the year, including the iF Design Award winners, LA10 CRI mini camp lantern and the R25 rechargeable tactical torch, the Reddot winner MH27 torch etc.

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The brand has been established for a decade already and has kept innovating since day one. There are more than 50 new products offered by Nitecore to the international market during the past year. And the brand has been expanding its product portfolio. Looking forward to see what’s coming next.

www.nitecore.com

BE Meyers & Co Inc Unveils Commercial MAWL-C1+ Laser Aiming Device

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Even when the MAWL From BE Meyers was just a rumor, folks were asking for a commercial model. I know, I was one of them. They had planned for one all along, but wanted to get the initial DA models out to their mission customers. Just now, they announced the availability of a commercial model, available for open purchase.

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This thing is no less than amazing! I had checked out a prototype in a static, lab environment before they were released, but I finally had the chance to put one to work while recently hunting hogs in Texas. The controls are intuitive and right where you need them. What’s more, the beam reaches out, way out, and remains focused and clear. I was able to indicate items of interest for my fellow hunters as well as illuminate areas with IR light where we couldn’t clearly see. It definitely enhanced the experience, making me and my fellow hunters not only more effective, but safer.

Below is their full press release.

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The Commercial Market Spoke, and We Listened
Since the release of the MAWL-DA™ laser device to the military and law enforcement community in 2016, B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. has received numerous requests for a civilian legal variant of the MAWL™. Today we are proud to be able to support these requests by introducing the MAWL-C1+™ commercial laser device. The C1+ variant is not the typical “Class 1” laser device, and this is the first time that a laser illuminator is available to the shooting community that is not only functional for night target engagement at distance, and exceeds the performance of other commercial systems.

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MAWL™ Design
The MAWL-C1+ has all the sought-after ergonomic design features of the MAWL-DA, allowing for quick operation in the dark and on the move. In under a second, using only the tip of your thumb, the laser can be manipulated from near to far and back again between short range, mid-range, and long range specific settings. With low-profile activation buttons centered at just 0.37” above the rail, the MAWL design offers an unparalleled combination of range adjustment and speed of use.

Class 1 Plus™ = Irradiance on Target
The power balance of infrared illumination and pointing irradiance at different ranges becomes critical as commercial night vision quality continually increases, which is why MAWL-C1+ brings settings specific for close range to long range target engagement. By utilizing a uniquely arrayed laser core, the MAWL-C1+ is able to incorporate a laser illuminator capable of outperforming other civilian legal laser systems on the market, and also outperforms many restricted devices. This provides the user with a distinctive and functional near infrared illuminator with unrivaled irradiance on target, allowing for positive identification of objects, the ability to surpass many photonic barriers, as well as faster target acquisition either on the range or in the field. On top of this, the visible green laser pointer in the MAWL-C1+ has selectable low-power settings for close range boresight precision that is also slaved to the near infrared pointers. Once the user has zeroed the visible green laser, the infrared lasers are also automatically zeroed, getting you into the field faster at night. By featuring centralized, co-aligned emitters, the MAWL ensures that all beams are simultaneously on target, regardless of distance.

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Class 1 Plus™ = Beam Clarity
Our beam is our brand, and the incredibly smooth illumination quality of the MAWL-C1+ is the same as in the standard MAWL-DA, eliminating the distracting artifacts (a.k.a. greasy fingerprint spots) that many civilian and restricted laser devices possess. Not only does this clean energy performance improve your illumination of the target area, it makes low Figure-of-Merit (FOM) night vision devices look better by providing increased ambient and directional near infrared illumination.

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Use What You Already Own
The MAWL is designed to be the best laser on the market, and works with and compliments a variety of other high-end systems. The MAWL-C1+ is designed to work with all MIL-STD/NSWC Crane Laser Lead remotes, which include the Unity Tactical/TNVC TAPS™ and TAPS Pro™ series remote cables, the SureFire SR07-D-IT, as well as L3 and Steiner remote activation cables. In addition to this, the MAWL series are designed to work in parallel with the SureFire M300 Mini-Scout Light® to maximize rail space efficiency.

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Available Now
Limited production runs of the B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. MAWL-C1+ are available now through select commercial distribution channels. For more information, pricing, and a list of resellers, please visit www.bemeyers-mawl.us.

TAPS In Stock and Ready to Order from TNVC & Unity Tactical

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

TNVC and Unity Tactical are very happy to announce the release of TAPS and TAPS PRO.

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For years the industry has struggled with standard pressure switches functionality and modularity. TAPS changes the way with think of pressure switches, and it now becomes a true component of a light and laser. No longer will the operator struggle to attach and maintain their pressure switch to a rail system, no longer will the operator wish he could power a white light and visible laser with one button. TAPS breaks through these long standing barrier’s with a paradigm shift to enable a pressure switch to do what it’s supposed to do; a complete one point command and control system for all weapon-mounted electronics.

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TAPS will be offered in 2 versions, TAPS PRO and TAPS.

TAPSPro Info Sheet

TAPS PRO will be a full programmable switch that mounts directly to any industry standard rail, including M1913 Picatinny, KEYMOD, M-LOK and will run off a single CR2032 battery for over 3000 “device-activating hours” (battery will last for years under normal operation tempo). The switch will operate in failsafe mode if the battery dies or is not present (this means it will work as a standard pressure switch until battery is replaced – user preferences will remain programmed). It features two onboard buttons and two accessory leads. TAPS comes standard with a Surefire Light lead and MIL-Standard / Crane Laser Lead that fits NATO standard lasers from Insight Technology, Steiner, B.E. Meyers, and others.

TAPS Info Sheet

TAPS (non-programmable) mounts directly to any industry standard rail, including M1913 Picatinny, KEYMOD, and M-LOK. No third party rail adapters are needed, keeping the weapon lighter and sleeker. It features two onboard buttons and two accessory leads. TAPS comes standard with a Surefire Light lead and MIL-Standard / Crane Laser Lead that fits NATO standard lasers from Insight Technology, Steiner, B.E. Meyers, and others.

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Lifetime warranty.

Now available on TNVC’s and Unity’s web sites. Volume dealers and distributors welcome.

www.tnvc.com

www.unitytactical.com

SHOT Show 17 – TNVC/Unity Tactical TAPS Update

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

During Range Day we mentioned the production version of the Tactical Augmented Pressure Switch. To clarify, there are two variants and externally both look the same because they have the same basic functionality.


The TAPS mounts to M-Lok, KeyMod and Pic rail and includes 7″ SureFire/Insight or 7″ Insight/Insight leads. Once again, it requires a 2032 battery for constant on, but even without it, momentary still works. The only difference from the base model and the TAPSpro is that the pro model is programmable. Consequently, there’s a difference in price. The TAPS is $139 and TAPSpro is $239. Considering other switches are more expensive (and not programmable) that’s not a bad price. Plus, TAPS is 100% Made in USA. Additionally, the switches are available in FDE and Black.

These have been manufactured. The products will be loaded on the website and begin shipping next week.

I hope this answers any questions that have come up.

www.tnvc.com

SHOT Show 17 – SureFire Masterfire

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

I did not see this one coming. SureFire has introduced a Polymer Holster, designed to be used specifically with pistols equipped with their weapon lights.

The Masterfire Rapid Deploy Holster will fit most pistols because it uses a proprietary cam and lug system to grip the weapon light in two places to offer level 3 retention with primary and secondary lock systems. This means it will also work with suppressor equipped pistols.

You may notice and “On/Off” Switch at the side of the holster. When selected, this functionality will turn the weapon light on when the pistol is drawn.

Above, you can see the thumb button. Once it’s depressed, you rock the grip of the weapon slightly forward as you bring the pistol into action.

The Masterfire is designed to work with these lights. You’re getting a sneak peek at some upcoming Polymer weapon lights from SureFire.

www.surefire.com