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Cloud Defensive Announces Rail-mounted Environmental Illuminator

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Cloud Defensive is proud to announce the arrival of its newest line of weapon-mounted lights. The Rail-mounted Environmental Illuminator (REIN) represents the redefinition of a modular carbine/long-gun weapon mounted light. A completely proprietary system, made in-house, in the USA, it’s loaded with performance and features. REIN is now the most dominant light on the market.

Configurations

Every REIN unit ships with the light, a Nitecore charger, a battery and a Picatinny mount for the light itself. Cloud Defensive is also making a full-line of light mounts for the MLOK interface. The chosen configuration dictates any additional package contents.

REIN will be available in two different system configurations. All configurations will be available in anodized Black and anodized Flat Dark Earth.

1) The Basic Kit: A Push-button-only configuration for those who do not want remote switching option. This is also the lowest cost configuration and the most simplistic.

2) The Complete Kit: Includes a remote switch featuring both momentary and constant-on activation. Standard on all Complete Kits is an integral push-button feature in the tail-cap, which allows for both momentary and constant-on operation that is electrically isolated from the remote switch.

This gives operational redundancy in the system, should the remote switch become non-functional. So each Complete kit has momentary/constant capability both on the remote, and on the tail-cap. Housing the remote switch is an included 3rd generation Light Control System with integrated cable control. The remote switch terminates inside the actual tail-cap of the light via a 90 degree cable connection leaving zero exposed wire out the back of the light.

Size Options

Two REIN lights exist so the end-user can select the size most appropriate for their needs. Offering virtually identical power output, the difference in run-time simply comes with battery size. The full-size REIN has better run-time numbers than the Micro. That is the only notable difference between the two.

1) The standard REIN, which accepts any standard rechargeable 18650 battery (protected or unprotected).

2) REIN Micro, which accepts any standard rechargeable 18350 battery

Innovative Features

Every REIN utilizes Patent-Pending technology that hardens the system and delivers the features that end-users require. The result is the next-generation

1) The Battery Jack.

Traditionally, batteries are held in place by a spring or piston at each end of the battery. However that is a liability as battery lengths vary and battery movement can be devastating to a system under recoil. Cloud Defensive created the Battery Jack to solve this problem. A simple yet robust adjustable device inside the light body allows the user to quickly lock the battery into place, creating tension and sandwiching the battery between the head of the light and the back of the light body. This locks the battery in space and ensures it does not move under any recoil, unlike all the competitors. The Battery Jack also give REIN the ability to run on any 18650 (full size) or 18350 (Micro). Including all the USB-charged 18650/18350 batteries.

2) The Tail-Cap Cartridge and Serviceable Tail-Cap Assembly.

All previous remote-switching options on the market shared 2 liabilities:

First, specialized tail-caps are required (adds cost/complexity) and secondly, external plugs/sockets create big liabilities for system life, electrical efficiency and water ingress. REIN solves this with its removable tail-cap Cartridge. Integral to the remote switch/cable assembly itself, the Cartridge i houses the entire rear electrical system of the light and is completely over-molded for complete and total waterproofing. It features two tabs, visible on the tail-cap itself, that allow the user to simply remove it by pulling on it. This makes the REIN tail-cap fully configurable and serviceable. In approximately 10 seconds, the user can easily convert the light from push-button-only to remote-switch or vice versa.

3) Remote Switch.

Modern weapon mounted lights are more powerful than ever. This requires updated switch design. Cloud Defensive is the first company to address this need. With a completely innovative and powerful switching system, the REIN has an electrical system that is optimized for high power output and long

service life. That includes extensive use of both gold and silver plating. And like the rest of the light, it is all made in-house.

Additionally, the cable itself terminates in the Cartridge and is aligned with the mounting feet of the light body. This ensures the cable not only exists the tail cap at 90 degrees but that it does so between the light body and the rail of the weapon. The result is zero exposed cable.

4) Field-Serviceable Lens.

The REIN features a field-serviceable lens housed inside a removable S7-Tool Steel bezel ring that is heat-treated to 55 Rockwell. With 3mm low-iron glass and the protection of the tool steel, the head of the REIN is effectively an impact tool that can be easily serviced (glass replacement) by the end user should the need arise.

5) Mounting Options.

Every REIN ships with a Picatinny Rail Mount. Additionally, Cloud Defensive is manufacturing a line of MLOK mounts for the REIN series that offer more strength than previously available. And the REIN can be retrofit to other manufactures scout-style mounts as well.

Performance

REIN has electrical efficiency that dominates the weapon light landscape. Much of the development effort centered around this.

– Candela: 59,000+ (Pending official confirmation)

– Lumens: 1300-1400 (Pending official confirmation)

– Run-Time: 90-130 minutes (Pending confirmation)

– Light Temperature: 4000k. This is a warmer light that defeats photonic barriers and allows the human eye to better identify colors on the target at night.

– IPX8 Waterproof rating. Fully submersible to at least 100 feet for 24 hours. Durability. Impact-proof and virtually indestructible.

– Lifetime warranty (see website for details)

Cost

REIN will be priced very competitively and at a lower price than it’s only competitor. REIN Basic Kit will cost approximately 260 dollars at retail. REIN Complete Kit will cost approximately 310-20 dollars at retail.

Availability

REIN is scheduled to ship in late April 2020. Cloud Defensive hopes to beat that timeline. For more information, go to www.clouddefensive.com

The Scout Light Pro

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, is proud to announce the all-new Scout Light Pro series of WeaponLights. SureFire’s legendary Scout Light® WeaponLights have proven themselves in combat around the world. Our new Scout Light Pro family builds on this success with an integrated next-generation mounting system that offers the ultimate in versatility for long gun weapon light users.

Every Scout Light Pro features our new Low-Profile Mount (LPM), allowing the user to mount their light as close to the weapon no matter the rail or configuration. The LPM affords tremendous flexibility when used in conjunction with a variety of rail profiles or accessories; simply pivot the WeaponLight body to allow optimal light positioning, then lock it down securely with any flat blade screwdriver or multi-tool. All Scout Light Pros will ship with both a MIL-STD-1913 mount as well as an M-LOK® mount.

Scout Light Pro models feature recoil-proof LEDs that deliver intense white light or a combination of white light and infrared illumination. Focused through our proprietary TIR lens, they produce a far-reaching, high-intensity beam with ample surround light. On IR models, choosing between tactical white light and infrared illumination is as simple as rotating the bezel. Our rugged, shrouded Z68 push-button tailcap switch comes standard on all Scout Light Pro models and can be easily replaced with any of the remote-activation switching solutions available for our fixed-mount Legacy Scout Light models.

Constructed of lightweight aerospace aluminum, Scout Light Pros have no appreciable impact on weapon handling characteristics. And with a Mil-Spec Hard-Anodized finish and O-ring seals to keep out the elements, they can endure the harshest conditions. Like previous generations of SureFire WeaponLights, the new Scout Light Pro will help you prevail in combat.

To learn more, go to: www.surefire.com/scoutlight-pro-series

Modlite x Unity Tactical ModButton

Friday, January 17th, 2020

We are happy to announce new product which was are calling ModButton which is a collaborative effort between Modlite and Unity Tactical.

ModButton is a integrated switch and mount that is compatible with Surefire, Arisaka and Modlite light bodies. With the help from out friends at Unity we have been able to design a switch with maintains backward compatibility with older legacy Surefire lights yet is able to deliver the power needed to run our next gen lights at full output.

ModButton is fully ambidextrous and also supports the Unity Tactical light wing which will allow shifting the light head forward of the switch.

ModButton is set to ship late next month and in the next couple of weeks an official release date will be announced.

Check it out in booth #6303 at SHOT Show.

Westchester County Police Selects GRD MLAD2 Weapon Lasers

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

“GRD Global Response Defense (formerly DI Optical) is proud to announce Westchester County Police after extensive evaluation adopts GRD MLAD2 IR/Visible weapon lasers for use by the elite SRT and support teams. Westchester County is the most populous county of New York north of NYC and covers 450sq miles. MLAD2 lasers will increase mission critical capabilities of SRT/CST officers in the course of tactical operations.”

For more information please contact :
Champ Yi
Director of Military & L.E. Sales
champ@diopticalusa.com

Remington 870 and TAC-14 Compatible Lasersaddle Coming Soon from Crimson Trace

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Wilsonville, Oregon based Crimson Trace (@crimsontrace) recently announced the addition of Remington Arms 870 shotgun compatible models of Lasersaddle laser sights to their Lasersaddle line. 

The new shotgun laser will be available in two models: the LS-870 red shotgun laser sight and the LS-870G green shotgun laser sight.  Either will make an excellent counterpart to any of their red dot sights

According to what’s been described on social media freqs and in the cursory descriptions online, the LS-870 will provide multiple ambidextrous laser activation pad points for instant targeting with a powerful 5mW red laser. As with all Crimson Trace laser sights, the LS-870 is user-adjustable for windage and elevation. The LS-870 features a Master On/Off Switch for completely powering down the system. This model provides 3 Hours of battery life with two provided CR2032 batteries.

Fits Remington 870 and Remington Tac-14 in 12 Gauge only. It does not fit the Tac-13.

Product Platform                    Lasersaddle™

Material                                  Polymer

Color                                      Black

Master On/Off Switch             Yes

Battery Type                           Two #2032 Batteries

Installation                              User Installed

Laser Battery Life                   3 Hours

Activation Mode                      Pressure Activated

Sighting                                  Factory Sighted at 50′

User Adjustable                      Windage and Elevation

Warranty                                 Three Year Full Warranty

Dot Size                                   Approx. 0.50″ at 50′

More Crimson Trace news on Soldier Systems Daily

XTech Tactical BLACK FRIDAY Sale and SMART LASER Release

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Chandler, AZ

November 29th, 2019

For Immediate Release:

XTech Tactical is offering 20% off sitewide using code “Blackfriday2019”. The code is good for November 29th-Dec 1st, 2019! This sale cannot be combined with any other offers.

XTECH TACTICAL RELEASES SMART LASER:

After over two years of development, XTech Tactical’s Smart Laser is fully developed and shipping!

The Smart Laser is a green laser and 185 lumen led light combo designed for full size pistols as the ultimate home defense pistol accessory. The unit features a patented Sensor Mode. Sensor Mode uses IR sensors on each side of the trigger guard to give the user the ultimate control over the unit’s activation.

The unit does not require the user’s finger to enter the trigger guard. The Smart Laser activates as the user breaks the plane below the slide. When using a two-thumbs forward grip, the user can activate the unit by lowering their off-hand thumb. This allows the user to actuate the light and laser without moving their trigger finger off the slide. Conversely, if the user identifies an immediate threat the natural action of the trigger finger going towards the trigger activates the unit.

Sensor Mode solves two major problems with alternative units on the market: disclosure of location to a threat and new trained actions under stress. When activated into Sensor Mode the unit scans for 14 consecutive hours which can be restarted or stopped by the user.

The Smart Laser also features ambidextrous manual power buttons if the user desires to use the Smart Laser in a constant on mode. The unit’s sensors come pre-programmed in sensitivity to settings that most users will find ideal. But the sensitivity of each sensor can be adjusted to the exact user preference.

The Smart Laser offers 5 different combinations of light/laser usage ranging from laser or light only to combinations featuring solid on and strobing. The unit has a memory of the user’s last selected setting.

The Smart Laser mounts onto both picatinny and Glock style rails of full-size pistols. MSRP is $179.95.

Synergy Light – Synergy 120 IR Marking Beacon

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Synergy Light began designing an IR Marker with a goal that is lightweight, has extremely bright light output, and runtimes that lasts for days on end. It’s also rechargeable with a battery pack that maintains its charge, even in storage.

They developed 850 and 940 nm prototypes of a device they are calling the 120IR, a 10” by 1 3/8” diameter polycarbonate tube that contains over 40 IR LED emitters. This unit is powered by a rechargeable lithium battery pack and weighs under 8 ounces.

Prototypes frature one second on, one second off, repeat, and the unit will run for 40 hours. Production quality units however, will be able to run five times longer.

www.synergylightllc.com

PK Design Lab – Max IR Distress Marker

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Paul Kim has developed an MS2000 replacement that incorporates an IR cover and utilizes two AA batteries.

www.pkdesignlab.com