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SureFire Phone Case Giveaway

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

During SHOT Show we got samples of the new SureFire Phone Case and EarLocks. We have a Phone Case for the Galaxy S5 and one for the iPhone 6/6S as well as EarLocks for the Apple EarPods or standard circular earbuds. Winner must specify which one from each category they want. Products are new in box.  Prize includes phone case and EarLocks as well as SureFire morale patch.

To enter:
1. In the comments section of THIS article on SSD, tell us your favorite SureFire product. Only entries here are eligible to win.
2. Comments are open from now until 2359 Zulu on 27 January, 2016.
3. Use any alias you want to post but be sure to use a valid email address since that’s how we’ll contact the winner.
4. One winner will be selected at random from the comments we receive.
5. One entry per email address. We will delete entries that violate this policy.
6. Must be 18 to enter. Void where prohibited.

SureFire EarLocks

Friday, January 22nd, 2016


EarLocks are a retention accessory for Apple brand earbuds, as well as most circular earphones. They slip over the earbuds, locking the buds into key places of the wearer’s ear. The EarLocks are made of hypoallergenic, medical-grade polymer, and are water/sweat proof.


SHOT Show – SureFire

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Originally employed in the Fury P2X, Intellibeam technology has now been added to several new models including the Scout Light. The new M600IB’s beam will autoadjust between a minimum of 200 and up to 600 lumens depending on the conditions which is based on the reflectivity of the target rather than ambient light conditions. However, no matter what, you can override intellibeam with a second push of the button. Also available with Intellibeam are the P3X and R-1 Lawman.


The new FirePak interfaces with the SureFire phone case, offering from 15 to 1500 lumens as well as back up power for your mobile device. The idea is to use it for shooting video. The FirePak is controlled via Bluetooth by an app on your mobile device.



The coolest SureFire story is the new 9mm Ryder Modular suppressor. It’s made from a Titanium tube with a stainless baffle stack and is 7.9″ long. It uses the standard or the metric piston with right hand thread.

When you remove the module, it shortens the suppressor by 2″ and it’s still at an ear safe level for most loads. They will soon release a spacer so you can mount it to a sub-caliber carbine (9 mm).



Update – SureFire Phone Case

Saturday, January 9th, 2016


SureFire is now offering a branded protective phonecase for Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6/6S smartphones. Made of high-density polycarbonate, the SureFire Phone Case is shock-absorbing, and is designed to serve as a secure mount for an as-of-yet unannounced SureFire product.  My money is on a light and I don’t get very often. 

Confirmed – This will be paired with the 1500 lumen SureFire FirePak illuminator/phone charger.  


SureFire – Warden Blast Diffuser

Thursday, December 24th, 2015


SureFire’s Warden Blast Diffuser is a muzzle device designed to direct the concussive blast of the muzzle forward, rather than to the side as found with many muzzle break devices. This not only reduces overpressure and flash felt by others to either side of a shooter’s firing position, but also aids in minimizing dust signature when firing from a prone position. The Warden attaches to any SureFire 5.56 or 7.62 SOCOM muzzle device using the same Fast-Attach system found on the SOCOM suppressor series.


New .30 Caliber Suppressors From SureFire

Sunday, December 13th, 2015


The Genesis 762 is the first in the new SureFire Genesis series of sound suppressors. SureFire claims the Genesis is the quietest .30 cal thread-on suppressor ever built, with a listed sound report as low as 120 dB (when used with .300 BLK subsonic ammunition). It is constructed of stainless steel and Inconel, and features a front hex-head design, which allows for installation & removal even when mounted under an encompassing handguard. The Genesis 762 is designed for use with .300 BLK, .308, and 300 Win Mag, but also works well with 5.56mm.

Available in Black and Flat Dark Earth.



SureFire’s SOCOM300 SPS Fast-Attach suppressor is, according to SureFire, capable of a sound report as low as 120 dB with the use of .300 BLK Subsonic ammunition. The SOCOM300 SPS is manufactured from Stainless Steel and Inconel, and features highly-specialized v-shaped baffles. Designed for use with .300 BLK subsonic and supersonic ammo, and is also effective for use with .308. 300 Win Mag, and 5.56mm.


SureFire Sidekick

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015


Late last month, we put up a sneak peak of the SureFire Sidekick ‘Ultra-Compact Triple-Output Keychain Light’. Now that they’re available for purchase, we got one for ourselves, and decided to give it an overview.

The packaging for the Sidekick is pretty standard for a SureFire-brand light: red background blister pack with all the technical information right on the front, while the back displays the general features. Included within the packaging is the Sidekick light, a 6″ USB cable for charging the light, and a key clip.


The Sidekick is a triple-output light, with settings for 5, 60, and 300 lumens. It produces a wide MaxVision beam with a maximum range of 66 meters, and has an onboard rechargeable li-ion battery, and a mini-USB port to charge the battery. The Sidekick has a maximum runtime of 45 hours at 5 lumens, 4 hours at 60 lumens, and 1.25 hours at 300 lumens. It is marketed primarily as a keychain light, and as such comes with a key clip for attaching to a keychain or carabiner.


As the Sidekick is designed as a Keychain light, its closest analogue within SureFire’s own product line is the Titan. The Titan is an ultra-compact dual-output flashlight, marketed on the packaging as “an ideal keychain light”. The model we have in our possession is the Titan-A, which has a dual output of 15 and 125 lumens; the Titan-B or Titan Plus is the triple-output model with an output of 15, 75, and 300 lumens.


Comparing the two, you’ll quickly find that the Sidekick is arguably superior in almost every aspect. The Sidekick’s max runtime is 45 hours at its lowest setting, versus the Titan-A with a runtime of 8.5 hours and the Titan-B with a runtime of 6 hours. If you find that comparison a bit questionable given the different lumen outputs between the low settings, then it’s also worth reminding that the Sidekick has a 1.25 hour runtime at 300 lumens, versus the Titan-A’s runtime of 50 minutes at 125 lumens, and the Titan-B’s runtime of 1 hour at 300 lumens.

The Sidekick comes with a rechargeable li-ion battery and a complimentary USB charge cord. The Titan models are powered by a single AAA battery, and do come with a rechargeable AAA battery, but no method provided to recharge it. Also, while the Sidekick is roughly twice as wide as either Titan model, it also is .5″ less lengthy than the Titan-A, and .875″ less lengthy than the Titan-B. Not to mention the Sidekick has an MSRP that is comparable to the Titan-A, and costs less than the Titan-B.


The Sidekick is a powerful light for its relatively-diminutive size, however it’s also roughly the size of a key fob. While that doesn’t take away from how small it is for its capability, it will definitely take up some real estate on your keychain, if you choose to carry it as intended. Still, with three output modes, a max output of 300 lumens with a range of 66 meters, and a rechargeable li-ion battery, the Sidekick is a good choice for an EDC light, and since you’re likely to have it with your keys, you’re also more likely to always have it on you.

We do have to note that the Sidekick is an Amazon-exclusive product. On one hand, this does potentially open up SureFire to a wider customer base. On the other hand, through this deal SureFire has locked out their established distributors and retailers from carrying what is honestly a solid product.

You can get the Sidekick at the following link: www.amazon.com/SureFire-Sidekick-Compact-Keychain-Flashlight/dp/B0177H4S5Q

Sneak Peek – SureFire Sidekick

Monday, November 30th, 2015

I’ve heard about development of the Sidekick for awhile and it’s cool to finally get a glimpse.


The 300lumen maxvision beam uncovers dark areas at night with a range well past 50 Meters. Its medium and low-output settings, 60 and 5 lumens respectively, offer much more runtime and more than enough light for reading, close-up work, or even navigating outdoors while preserving dark-adapted vision. Recharges via USB and its fob size will find it right at home with your keys.