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Warrior West 19 – Streamlight Super Bright LED Portable Scene Light II

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

-10,000 lumens plus stackable for “light tower” capability for even more lumens
-360° swivel head to aim the beam
-Hooked feet for hanging over doors, guard rails and fences
-IPX7 rated;waterproof to 1m for 30 minutes
-Stackable alloy steel frame

Streamlight products are available for agency and unit order through ADS.

1985–SureFire Model 310

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Released under a new brand name, SureFire, the Model 310 Tactical Light was the first dedicated handgun-mounted WeaponLight. It provided a rugged and reliable source of high-intensity light that could be conveniently mounted to a Colt 1911 pistol. At a staggering 15 lumens and powered by a single 123A lithium battery, the Model 310 featured two switches: A handgrip Pressure Switch activated the light as long as pressure was applied, while an On/Off Switch on the left side of the housing activated the light until the Off switch was pressed. Once again, a SureFire product created a new genre in tactical gear.


SureFire Field Notes – Ep 42 Kyle Lamb on Using a Hand-held Light with a Handgun

Friday, April 12th, 2019

In this video, Kyle Lamb discusses some methods of using a handheld light in conjunction with a handgun.

Sergeant Major Kyle E. Lamb (retired), spent more than 21 years with the United States Army, more than 15 years of which were with the U.S. Army Special Operations. SGM Lamb has conducted combat operations in numerous theaters of operation, including Mogadishu, Somalia (Black Hawk Down Incident), and has served numerous tours in Iraq (the current war as well as Operation Desert Storm) and Bosnia. SGM Lamb is now the Founder and President of Viking Tactics, Inc. as well as the author of “Green Eyes and Black Rifles: The Warriors Guide to the Combat Carbine.” Lamb is a highly sought after military and law enforcement trainer, conducting Leadership Training Seminars, Team Leader Planning Courses, Tactical Commanders Course, Active Shooter Courses, Dynamic Tactical Entry Courses, as well as Carbine and Pistol Courses.


2019 ADS Fort Bragg Warfighter Expo – Streamlight TLR-VIR II

Friday, March 15th, 2019

The Streamlight TLR-VIR II was the other weapon light evaluated by the US Army for the Modular Handgun System Pistol Aiming Light as a replacement for the AN/PEQ-14.

It’s a 300 lumens White light which relies on a single CR123A better to run for 1.5 hours on high or 12 hours on low. Additionally, the IR Illuminator is 850 nm, 600mW/sr (min) radiant intensity provides optimum illumination when using night vision equipment, while the IR Laser is 850 nm, Class 1, eye safe with 3 mrad adjustment increment markings; output power less than .08mW.

Featuring an aluminum chassis, the TLR-VIR II incorporates toggle switching rather than a button.

Finally, it features a strobe function and can be mounted to a Picatinny rail and used with a tape switch. Available in Black or FDE.

Streamlight products are available for unit and agency orders from ADS.

New SureFire Fury Dual Fuel With IntelliBeam

Monday, March 4th, 2019

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 Fury IntelliBeam®.

The latest addition to the Fury family, the Fury IntelliBeam joins the single-output Fury Tactical, providing a versatile, dual-fuel, pocket-sized searchlight that can be powered by either two 123A lithium batteries or a single 18650 lithium-ion rechargeable battery. SureFire’s proprietary IntelliBeam technology utilizes an intelligent sensor and microprocessor-based system to continuously evaluate and seamlessly regulate light output based on your surroundings. The Fury IntelliBeam smoothly dials the output up or down to the optimal setting — anywhere from 15 to 1,500 lumens — based on the amount of ambient light reflecting back to its sensor. In addition to the convenience of not having to cycle through multiple output settings, this cutting-edge technology also helps preserve dark-adapted vision and extend battery life. If you’re illuminating a distant object in an open field, you’ll get all 1,500 lumens. Whether you’re prepping gear or reading something up close, the Fury IntelliBeam always maintains the appropriate level of output for the task at hand. Its precision-machined reflector features a micro-textured reflective coating that creates a far-reaching beam with a bright central area and enough surround light for ideal situational awareness. The Fury IntelliBeam’s high-strength knurled aerospace aluminum body and tailcap are Mil-Spec hard anodized for extreme resistance to abrasion and corrosion while providing a secure grip.

Learn more here: surefire.com/furyib

Crimson Trace Shipping Laserguard for Sig Sauer P365 Pistol

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

(Wilsonville, OR) — Crimson Trace®, America’s recognized leading brand of laser sights, today announced that it is now shipping the Laserguard® LG-422 laser sight with red diode and the LG-422G laser sight with green diode, both designed for secure fit onto the Sig Sauer® P365® pistol. These easy-to-install laser sights secure onto the pistol’s trigger guard and are activated with Crimson Trace’s Instinctive Activation™ engagement system. The LG-422G also features a master on/off switch to aid with battery management and owner usage preferences.


Customers can purchase the LG-422/G red and green laser sights in retail stores and outlets across America, on commercial websites that sell Crimson Trace products, and in the company’s online store at www.crimsontrace.com. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price begins at $229 for the Laserguard LG-422 laser sight with red diode. Both LG-422 and LG-422G laser sights are covered under Crimson Trace’s Limited 3-Year Warranty and the company’s Free Batteries for Life program.

Crimson Trace continues to expand the tactical, mounted, and remotely activated laser sight options available to America’s firearms owners. The company offers more than 400 laser sights, including the award winning LiNQ® wireless laser sight and light system designed for modern sporting rifles. Crimson Trace laser sights are well-known for easy installation — no special gunsmithing skills required.  These laser sights are also easily adjustable for windage and elevation. Nearly all Crimson Trace laser sights are covered under the company’s Free Batteries for Life program.


Crimson Trace leads the firearms accessory category by providing laser sights, lights, riflescopes and electro-optics sights through 2,500+ dealers across America. Those dealers include gun stores, ranges, big box outlets and numerous on-line retailers. For more information on Crimson Trace products and dealer locations, visit www.crimsontrace.com or call 800-442-2406.


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.


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.