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Echo Arms Helmet Light

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Granted, it’s mounted a bit far back in this image, but this is the Fast Attach Mount w/ Low Profile Integrated Light Body from Echo Arms.

The design utilizes an integrated Magpul M-LOK interface to mount directly to their Fast Attach Mount which attaches to the helmet via Velcro.

It uses the sane thread interface as Surefire E-Series and Scout lights meaning you’ve got lots of head and tailcap options.

With the Helmet Light sharing the same tailswitch, battery and head as the Surefire M300 Scout, pairing the Helmet Light with a Surefire M300 weaponlight provides a backup solution in the event a weaponlight fails and needs replacement parts.

This new helmet light is currently available for pre-order.

echoarms.com

Biolite Headlamp 330 Available Now

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Weighing in at just 69 grams (2.43 ounces), the Biolite Headlamp 330 features 3D SlimFit Construction. This incorporates a 3D-molded housing which encapsulates the electronics directly into the fabric for a SUPER thin front that sits flush on your forehead. This, combined with the power source mounted to the rear, results in a balanced, no bounce design.

The rechargeable light offers 330 lumens in the following modes: dimmable white spot, dimmable white flood, red flood, and strobe. Plus the panel articulates easily with one hand so you can direct your light where you need it. You’ll get 3 hours on HIGH and 40 hours on LOW per charge.

Available in four colors.

In honor of the launch, you’ll get free shipping of the headlamp today with code FREESHIP.

www.bioliteenergy.com/products/headlamp-330

New Arisaka Defense Products For February 2019

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Side Scout Mount

The new Side Scout Mount (SSM) is designed for use with Surefire Scout Lights, the Arisaka 300 and 600 Series, and the Streamlight Protac Rail Mount lights. It replaces the stock Picatinny rail adapter with a low profile mount for M-Lok, KeyMod, and Picatinny handguards, and tucks the light underneath either side of the ATPIAL laser/illuminator series, including the ATPIAL-C, AN/PEQ15, and LA-5/PEQ. It will also allow the light to clear the QD lever on the Steiner DBAL I2, A3, and D2. Now shipping for M-Lok, KeyMod, and Picatinny

Streamlight Tailcap Adapter

Our new Streamlight Tailcap Adapter allows the Protac Rail Mount 1 and 2 to use Surefire Scout tailcaps and remote switches, including the DS tailcap with SR-D-IT dual remote switch for use with laser/illuminators. The Rail Mount 1 and 2 version is available now, while the HL-X model has an ETA of early March.

Sneak Peek – New Holster for Modular Handgun System with Pistol Aiming Light

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

When we showed the new Pistol Aiming Light (PAiL) by LaserMax Defense for the M17/18 Modular Handgun System, there was a lot of concern about there not being a holster for the PAiL equipped pistol. Since the US military plans on buying pistols in the tens of thousands per year and each will be equipped with a holster, this really wasn’t the disaster so many made it out to be. Of course, the Army and industry have already developed a solution.

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This is a first look at what will become the new holster for MHS. Because the basis of issue for MHS goes all the way down to Squad Leaders, and the PAiL will go on pistols issued to all Close Combat Forces, this PAiL compatible holster will become the standard Army holster.

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A modification of the current interim MHS Holster, it is designed and produced by Safariland.

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I picked a PAiL up off the table and thought it was a display model without any guts because it felt so light. It’s only 2.6 oz with battery. Here are a few shots of the PAiL. It’s capabilities include White light, IR Laser and IR Illuminator.

An interesting thing about the size and shape of the PAiL is that it mates with the MHS Trigger Guard to offer a continuous flat surface.

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PAiL will commence fielding with the MHS later this year. Additionally, PAiL is already loaded on GSA for those organizations who wish to purchase it.

Contact LaserMax Defense for details.

INFORCE Launches New Rifle Mounted Light

Monday, February 4th, 2019

During the recent SHOT show, Emissive Energy Corp. debuted a new aluminum construction light for carbines.

The aluminum construction light runs on an 18650 battery or alternatively, on two CR123a batteries.  It cranks out 1500 lumens with an hour and 45-minute run time.

The new light has a four-position switch that allows for high, low, momentary only and off positions.

It will be available in the second quarter of 2019 and is anticipated to retail for $229.

 

“We’re incredibly excited about this innovative new light,” says Matthew S. Wolfe, Vice President of Emissive Energy Corporation. “Our new products offer higher lumens and integrate seamlessly, providing simple, fast mounting with an ergonomic design.”

inforce-mil.com

SHOT Show 19 – Princeton Tec Tactical SNAP

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Princeton Tec has introduced a tactical version of their Modular SNAP light. The SNAP comes as a complete kit which can be configured as a headlamp, flashlight, or marker light, thanks to the magnetic base which snaps into the different carriers. It offers 200 lumens at up to 130 hours on 3 AAA batteries and is rated at IPX4 (splashing water).

The accessories for the tactical version are offered in Black and Coyote, like the light.

www.princetontec.com

US Army Selects LaserMax Defense Pistol Enhancer as Pistol Aiming Light

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Last fall, the US Army’s Product Manager, Soldier Precision Targeting Devices (PdM SPTD) issued a requirement for a Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Pistol Aiming Light (PAiL) as a replacement for the AN/PEQ-14 and for use with the new Modular Handgun System.

PAiL must mount to the integrated rail on MHS and offer a white light and Infrared (IR) capability Because the Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE) determined that a visible pointer is currently not required PAiL will provide the user with greatly increased P (h) when using Night Vision Goggles (NVG). The additional white light must provide visual recognition in dark or night time applications.

Originally referred to as Multifunction Aiming Light or MFAL, during requirement definition, PdM SPTD took a look at Streamlight TLR-8 and the LaserMax Defense Pistol Enhancer.

Just prior to SHOT Show, LaserMax Defense was informed that the Army had selected their solution, the Pistol Enhancer as the new PAiL.

The switches are designed to be operated while wearing gloves and both the white light and IR illuminator (while using gen III Night Vision Devices) are designed to provide positive weapons ID at 40m.

Capabilities:

WHITE LIGHT: 175 lumens (typical) of white light
IR ILLUMINATOR: 175 mW (typical) of 850nm illumination
IR LASER: 850nm 0.7 mW max (class1) eye safe aiming laser

Length: < 2.8″
Height: < 1.4″ (not below trigger guard)
Width: < 1.5″
Weight: 2.6 ounces with battery

The Pistol Enhancer offers two hours of continuous use with a single CR-123 battery, which can be changed without removing the device from the weapon.

SHOT Show 19 – Hel-Star 6 Helmet-Mounted Light LE Model from Core Survival

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Core Survival has introduced a new variant of the Hel-Star 6 Helmet-Mounted Light for LE use. This variant puts the functionality most requested by LE users into one light.

It offers red or green flash, dim IR flash and IR steady. While the other features are pretty standard, the dim IR offers enough light for team members to see one another but it’s low enough light that unless it’s in direct view of an IR camera, like those on many homes, the flash won’t be seen.

It’s still built to the same environmental standard as other Hel-Star 6 lights.

www.coresurvival.com