Posts Tagged ‘PK Design Lab’

Paul Kim Working On Gen 2 VORTEX Suppressor Design

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

For years, Paul Kim was the creative force at SureFire, responsible for the design of several of their lights. A few years ago, PK struck on his own, standing up the aptly named, PK Designs Lab. We’ve showcased several of his lights over the years, but now he’s working on a Suppressor design.

Apperently, this is his second generation, disclosing on a Facebook post, “My previous Gen 1 suppressor was never analyzed to this level of scrutiny. This time we are doing it right.”

He went to offer four images, stating, “Here is a sneak preview of the finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics analysis of our Gen 2 VORTEX suppressor design.”





PK Design Lab – PRX Weapon Light

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

New, from PK Design Lab is the 550 lumen PRX weapon light. Powered by a single CR-123A battery, it incorporates a spring loaded quick fasten rail mount system.

-550 out the front lumens by a 6200k CREE XML U2 chip
-Double side anti reflective coated Borofloat glass lens
-High only or momentary switching system with lockout feature.
-Nickel plated switch conductors
-Type 3 Mil Spec hard annodized matte black finish on the CNC milled 6061 aerospace grade alluminum body.
-CNC micro mirror polished 6061 areospace grade alluminum reflector
-IPX7 weather proofing
-45 minute steady output with standard CR123 cells. Can use RCR’s.
-Body is 3.5″ (90mm), bezel is 1.0″ (25.5mm), weight empty is 3.4 oz (95 grams)

The PRX is available from Milepost 28.

PK Design Labs – PL2 Pocket Burner

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Paul Kim is at it again. This is his new PL2, a single AAA compact light with high output. Called the Pocket Burner, it uses a Cree LED to deliver over 110 lumens for 1.2 hours on the High setting, or 12 lumens for 12.4 hours on Low.

For more info, visit

Ever Wonder What Paul Kim Has Been Up To?

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Paul Kim was an engineer at SureFire for many years but over the past several he’s been working as a consultant.


One of his projects is this concept lantern for adjustable multi-directional and uni-directional beam distribution capability. It includes features like a folding handle, radio switch, USB In/Out, built-in 18650 Li-ion battery, H2O proof, etc.