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SureFire Partners with Shinola to Create Special Edition Flashlight

Tuesday, May 23rd, 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 SureFire Shinola Flashlight. Shinola is a modern design brand out of Detroit that’s known for its dedication to creating thoughtful manufacturing jobs and producing watches, bicycles, leather goods, journals, jewelry, and audio equipment of the highest quality.

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With its signature orange top ring, the Surefire Shinola flashlight utilizes a high-efficiency, virtually failure-proof LED to deliver 600 blinding lumens of tactical-level light, as well as useful 15-lumen beam on its low setting. The flashlight’s precision-manufactured, micro-textured reflector shapes the LED’s light into a smooth, comparatively wide beam with a bright central area and generous surround light to accommodate peripheral vision. Powered by two 123A lithium batteries and activated by an ergonomic click-type tail cap switch, the flashlight features a high-strength aerospace aluminum body that’s hard anodized to military specifications for extreme resistance to scratching, abrasion, and corrosion.

The Surefire Shinola Flashlight is designed, machined, tested, and assembled, right here in the U.S. – in California.

The Surefire Shinola Flashlight retails for $195 and will be available at Shinola retail locations and Shinola.com.

www.shinola.com/surefire-flashlight-black-orange

NRAAM 2017 – SureFire XH15 Ultra Holster Light

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

The new MasterFire Holster from SureFire requires the use of a light designed specifically for use with the holster.  We’ve all seen the x300/400 series lights but SureFire is introducing a new polymer weapon light intended specifically for use with the MasterFire Holster.

Hitting the market by early Summer, the XH15 should come in at around $100. It features a MaxVision beam amd relies on a single CR123A bettery to offer 350 lumens for 1.25 hours.

www.surefire.com

NRAAM 17 – Inforce APLc GLOCK 

Friday, April 28th, 2017

The APLc GLOCK from Inforce is now shipping. It offers 200 lumens and mounts flush with the muzzle of a G19. The paddle switches are easy to manipulate but a simple turn of the head offers lockout for storage or transportation. It is powered by a CR2 battery with a 90 minute run time.  At 1.87 ounces, you won’t even know it’s there.

Currently, the light is designed specifically for use with GLOCKs due to rail issues. Look for a 1913 compatible model soon.

www.inforce-mil.com

SureFire Launches All-New CombatLight With MaxVision

Monday, March 27th, 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 G2Z-MV. SureFire’s new single-output G2Z™ Combatlight® with MaxVision™— features a proprietary reflector that shapes the 650 lumens of light into our wide, useful MaxVision Beam™ optimized for your field of view. With its newly designed bezel, the compact G2Z is even shorter and lighter than its predecessor, generates nearly twice the output, and has all of the same features for outstanding tactical performance. Its corrosion-proof Nitrolon® body is durable and lightweight and features SureFire’s CombatGrip design—a reduced-diameter mid-section and rubber grip ring that’s perfect for flashlight/handgun techniques and provides a secure hold with wet, cold, or gloved hands. A click-on/off tailcap switch provides ergonomic, foolproof activation even under the most stressful conditions. For simplicity, ergonomics, reliability, and durability in a tactical flashlight, there’s simply no beating the new G2Z-MV CombatLight.

Learn more at www.surefire.com/g2z-max-vision

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.