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SureFire X300U in Tan Shipping Sooner Than Expected

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014


Check with your favorite SureFire dealer. Limited to just 500, get yours while they’re available.

Chris Costa’s Out Of Town Bag

Saturday, September 27th, 2014


Chris Costa shared some photos of the bag he uses for times he finds himself more than an hour away from home, as well as its contents.


The bag itself is a Costa Ludus x MAP System by London Bridge Trading. The equipment come from the following sources:
Carbine – War Sport Industries, LLC
Pistol – Salient Arms International
Lights – SureFire, LLC
Holster – Raven Concealment Systems
IFAK – Dark Angel Medical, LLC
Survival Kit – Solkoa
Light Accessory Loop – Thyrm


Wilcox Industries Upgrades RAPTAR-Lite ES With 300 Lumen SureFire Illumination Head

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Newington, NH - Wilcox Industries, manufacturer of tactical equipment, has upgraded the visible light head on their RAPTAR-Lite Eye Safe (ES) ™ laser aiming/illumination device. The upgraded 300 Lumen SureFire® illumination head provides increased capability and versatility for the operator, with seven selectable output-illumination levels.


The RAPTAR-Lite ES model accommodates Military, Law Enforcement and the Sportsman-Outdoor communities. It offers a visible red aiming laser, an infrared aiming laser, and a variable focus infrared illuminator, along with the updated visible illumination flashlight head. The unique wrap-around low profile design allows the operator an unimpeded view. An easy to read LED display indicates the selected modes of operation, active laser emission and low battery indication. The display is adjustable for both day and NVG conditions.

All of the features and functions of the RAPTAR-Lite ES are controlled by ergonomic buttons within the housing of the unit. Included with this unit is a remote pressure pad which mirrors the same button configuration as on the unit, allowing for a quick adjustments and a variety of mounting positions. The visible illuminator and IR flood intensity can be controlled “On the Fly” through either the remote pressure pad or through the unit itself. While compact and lightweight, the RAPTAR-Lite ES does not require the use of special tools for installation or removal. This system can be mounted two ways: directly onto the rail using the ¼”-20 screw or using the included rail interface. A single CR123 battery powers the RAPTAR-Lite ES. All lasers within the RAPTAR-Lite ES are co-aligned for easy bore-sighting and retention of zero.


As with all Wilcox products, it is easily maintained and designed to be repairable unlike any current system in the field. The body of the RAPTAR-Lite ES is manufactured from a high strength polymer for durability while also designed to be upgraded with emerging technology. For pricing and ordering information, contact Wilcox Industries at or 603-431-1331.

SureFire Adds Two IR-Capable Weapon Lights To Its X-Series Lineup

Monday, September 8th, 2014


Fountain Valley, CA — SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of high-end illumination tools and tactical products, has released two new models as part of its X-Series family of Weapon Lights designed for handguns but can also be mounted to long guns with Picatinny rails. The versatile X300®V and X400®V IRc feature SureFire’s ingenious V-Series head, a sealed, selectable head that contains both a white-light and infrared LED inside, to accommodate missions requiring visible and virtually non-visible (to the naked eye) illumination. By simply pushing and rotating a self-locking selector switch on the head, a user can switch from white-light to IR illumination (for use with night vision devices) on the fly, with no infrared filter required. The X400 model even boasts an infrared laser.


The X300V generates 150 lumens of blinding, tactical-level light on its white-light setting and 120 mW of infrared illumination when set to IR mode. Light output from either mode is shaped by a proprietary optic—a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens—into a high-intensity beam with significant reach and sufficient peripheral illumination for maintaining situational awareness, crucial in military, law enforcement, and home-defense applications.


The highly anticipated X400V IRc generates the same high-intensity beam at identical outputs in white light and infrared as the X300V, but it also features a commercially available <0.7 mW infrared laser sight, suitable for force-on-force training and ideal for stealth operations using night vision devices. As with all laser-equipped SureFire X400® Weapon Lights, the X400V IRc’s laser-adjustment mechanism uses Nylok® screws that won’t back out from the effects of recoil. And because the IR laser is not visible to the naked eye, an amber-colored LED indicator illuminates whenever the laser is on, to help prevent unintended activation.


Like all X-Series Weapon Lights, these new models are constructed of lightweight aerospace aluminum that’s hard anodized with a Mil-Spec finish and are O-ring and gasket sealed for added durability and weather resistance. The X300V weighs in at less than four ounces—including the weight of the two 123A lithium batteries that power it—while the X400V model is just under five ounces fully loaded, so neither model weighs down a weapon. One-finger activation is achieved via a push/toggle switch located on the rear of both lights; optional DG pistol grip and long-gun remote tape switching is also available. Both models attach quickly and securely to both Universal and MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rails, and optional SureFire adapter mounts are available for several popular rail-less handgun makes and models.


The X300V has an MSRP of $389, while the X400V IRc retails for $875. They are currently available for purchase through authorized SureFire dealers and will soon be available direct from SureFire by calling 800-828-8809 or by visiting online.

SureFire – X300U In Desert Tan Coming Soon!

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Yesterday, we gave you a sneak peek of the new X300U in Desert Tan. Now, we’re offering some shots of the light mated to a DG switch and mounted on a GLOCK 17.


This Ultra version of the X300 weapon light boasts 500 lumens focused by a Total internal Reflection lens. While you’ll find it generally mounted to a pistol, you will also see the X300 as a rifle light due to its compact size. When it is mounted this way, generally, it used with an XT07 Tape Switch.


The DG switch allows you to manipulate the light without removing a finger from your grip. Instead, there’s a pressure activated button.


The DG Switch makes the light much easier to manipulate but takes a little getting used to. You’ve really got to be cognizant of your grip so that you don’t have a light AD. There is a learning curve here and I recommend lots of dry presentation and dry holstering to train that middle finger.


This is a shot of the DG switch. It replaces the battery cover and snaps right into place. It features an O-ring for waterproofness. Look for about 1.5 hours of use with 2 CR123A batteries.


The X300 utilizes the Rail-Lock® system which you can see above. You pull down on the lever and slide the light into place on the rail. When you’ve got it where you want it, simply release the lever which is under spring tension.


Here you can see the High Threat Concealment Gen 3 Hooster which is set up to accommodate an X400 series Ultra light. The mounted X300U fits like a glove.


I’m told pre-orders should go up on the site very soon. The run of X300U in Desert Tan is limited to 500 pieces.

Sneak Peak – SureFire X300U In Desert Tan

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

You’ve heard the rumors and here it is.

Sneak Peak X300U Desert Tan

During a recent visit to SureFire we picked up a sample of the new X300U in Desert Tan, now in production. Limited to just 500 units the U-Boat model of the popular pistol light offers 500 lumens of illumination. Available later this month.

SureFire Releases Reduced-Profile M600V & M620V Scout Light Models

Thursday, August 14th, 2014


Fountain Valley, CA — SureFire has replaced the LED head on its bestselling white-light/infrared M600V and M620V Scout Lights with a new head that’s nearly a quarter of an inch smaller in diameter than the previous one. In addition to being sleeker and reduced in profile, the new LED head also weighs less than the previous version, shaving 1.5 ounces off the total weight of both WeaponLights—a reduction of nearly 20 percent on the M620V and nearly 23 percent on the M600V.

The output and runtime of the new LED head remain the same—150 lumens of tactical-level white light and 120 mW of infrared output—as does the way the weatherproof sealed head, which contains both a white-light and IR LED. To switch from white light to infrared illumination, for use with night vision devices, an operator need only twist the self-locking selector ring on the bezel. No infrared filter, which can be lost or damaged, is required. Switching back to white light is accomplished the same way, only the selector ring is rotated in the opposite direction.

The beam pattern of the new LED head, shaped by a proprietary Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens, is also similar to the beam created by the previous head, with significant reach and plenty of surround light for maintaining situational awareness. But with a smaller diameter and reduced profile, the new head is less likely to snag or bang into an object. And with less weight and bulk added to the WeaponLight, the new M600V and M620V Scout Lights help keep a weapon maneuverable.

Aside from the new LED head, the overall design of the M600V and M620V remains the same.
They’re still constructed from aerospace aluminum, coated with Mil-Spec hard anodizing, O-ring and gasket sealed for weatherproofing, and can be activated via either a tailcap click switch or an included remote pressure-pad switch. They both quickly and securely attach to MIL-STD-1913 rails, the M600V via a thumbscrew clamp and the M620V via SureFire’s proprietary Swing-Lever™ clamp, which attaches to even out-of-spec rails.

The M600V and M620V are part of SureFire’s V-Series of WeaponLights, which feature selectable LED heads that generate both white-light and infrared illumination. Invaluable in both military and law enforcement applications, SureFire offers more of these “dual-spectrum” WeaponLights than any other manufacturer. The M600V Scout Light has an MSRP of $485, while the M620V retails for $595.


Features & Benefits

• Virtually indestructible white-light/IR LEDs are enclosed in one sealed unit and regulated to maximize light output and runtime

• On-the-fly switching between white-light and IR mode—no IR filter required

• TIR lens shapes versatile beam with enough reach and surround light for longer- and close-range tasks

• Hard-anodized aluminum body, tempered window & O-ring seals make light rugged and durable

• Ergonomic tailcap and pressure-pad tape switching included

• Thumbscrew mount attaches quickly & securely to in-spec MIL-STD-1913 rails

• Powered by two 123A lithium batteries with 10-year shelf life

• Backed by SureFire’s No-Hassle Promise

Proper Mounting Of A SureFire SOCOM Suppressor To Its Adapter

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

In this video, Barry Dueck, Director of SureFire’s Suppressor Division, demonstrates how to properly install a SOCOM Suppressor onto its adapter.

SureFire Unveils Best-in-Class Rechargeable Duty Light For Patrol Cops

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Fountain Valley, CA — SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest illumination tools and tactical products, has released its latest rechargeable flashlight designed to meet the demanding needs of law enforcement patrolling our streets. The compact P1R Peacekeeper™ is an everyday duty light with two useful output levels: 600 blinding lumens on high, and 15 lumens of extended-runtime on low output for close-up tasks. Its compact, knurled body also makes the P1R ideal for use with a handgun. There is also a single-output Peacekeeper Tactical.


Both Peacekeeper models are powered by a readily available 18650 lithium-ion rechargeable battery that’s easily charged using either an AC wall charger or a DC vehicle charger, both included with the light. It can also be powered by two disposable 123A lithium batteries, if necessary, when there isn’t the time or opportunity to charge between uses.

“Working in the law enforcement field, you soon realize nothing is for certain, perhaps with the exception of day and night occurring,” said Jason Davis, an active-duty patrol officer in Southern California. “While working within an environment with diminished or no light, you quickly learn about introducing light into your world. The Peacekeeper is the flashlight that I rely upon whenever there is a need to flood an area with intense light. From lighting up a room or yard or into a vehicle or on a person, the Peacekeeper’s 600-lumen beam is enough to control your scenario.”


Weighing in at just over 6 ounces and measuring just over 5 inches in length, the palm-sized P1R packs a lot of punch without being a burden to carry. Its Mil-Spec hard-anodized aluminum body is durable and lightweight and fits in many standard flashlight holsters. O-ring and gasket seals keep out dust and moisture, while a coated, tempered window maximizes light transmission and protects the reflector and LED. Built for law enforcement, the rugged, dual-output Peacekeeper delivers exceptional performance for both tactical and non-tactical applications.

There are two models. The P1R Peacekeeper features a dual-output click-type tailcap switch. The first press or click provides 600 lumens of maximum output to meet most unforeseen emergencies; return to off and press or click a second time, within two seconds, to produce a 15-lumen low-output beam for close-up work with extended runtime. The single-output Peacekeeper Tactical operates by pressing down on the tailcap switch for momentary-on activation, or rotating the tailcap clockwise for constant-on activation. Both versions have an MSRP of $250 and come standard with an 18650 lithium-ion rechargeable battery, AC charger, and DC car charger.


Features & Benefits

• Virtually indestructible high-output LED regulated to maximize output and runtime

• Reflector shapes far-reaching beam with intense center and significant surround light for peripheral vision

• Dual-output tailcap click switch on Peacekeeper (press or click for max output press or click again within two seconds for low output); tactical tailcap switch on Peacekeeper Tactical (press for momentary activation, twist for constant-on)

• Coated, tempered window resists impact and maximizes light output

• Weatherproof—O-ring and gasket sealed

• Constructed of high-strength aerospace aluminum with Mil-Spec hard anodizing for extreme durability

• Includes energy-dense 18650 lithium-ion rechargeable battery, AC charger, and DC car charger

• Backed by SureFire’s No-Hassle Promise

SureFire 2211 Luminox WristLight Boasts 300 Lumens With Integral Swiss Timepiece

Friday, August 1st, 2014


Fountain Valley, CA — SureFire has expanded its revolutionary line of 2211 WristLights—a whole new category of hands-free illumination tools—with the release of its new SureFire 2211 Luminox whose output maxes out at 300 lumens! This new rechargeable WristLight features a high-performance LED focused by a special refractive optic as the original 2211 WristLight, but it also sports a high-quality timepiece from legendary Swiss watchmaker Luminox.

Created with input from law enforcement professionals, the 2211 Luminox’s light output is designed to automatically align downrange from a pistol held in a standard two-handed grip. This broad, powerful beam is ideal for identifying threats and blinding an aggressor’s night-adapted vision. The LED’s output can be set to 300 lumens with a simple press of either of its ambidextrous switches. There are also two useful lower-output settings of 60 and 15 lumens for tasks where less light and more runtime are called for, such as navigating outdoor trails or loading/unloading gear. These lower levels can be easily accessed by pressing both buttons simultaneously.


The classic Luminox watch of this new WristLight features a Swiss quartz movement, a unidirectional rotating bezel with timer markings, and self-illuminating tritium gas hands and markers that glow bright for easy reading in low-light conditions. Fully integrated into a lightweight but rugged aluminum body, the watch has a hardened, scratch-resistant mineral crystal that protects its face, and gasket sealing for waterproofing. The hard-anodized, gasket-sealed body—which also houses the LED, optic, pushbutton switching, USB charge port, and fuel gauge—is the size of a large sports watch, and it straps securely to the wrist via a comfortable rubber wristband with a stainless steel buckle.

The LED is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, while the Luminox watch is powered by a separate non-rechargeable lithium disk battery for continuous timekeeping even if the rechargeable battery is fully depleted. A built-in LED fuel gauge let’s you know when it’s time to charge the battery, which is easily accomplished via an included USB charging cable.


Features & Benefits

• Straps to support-hand wrist for instant access to 300 lumens and automatic alignment with pistol

• High-performance LED focused by proprietary refractive optic into a broad beam capable of overwhelming an aggressor’s vision

• Ambidextrous switching activates three levels of useful light: 300, 60, and 15 lumens

• Rugged Luminox watch features date, rotating bezel, and self illuminating tritium dial for low-light situations

• Fuel gauge indicates remaining battery power

• Precision machined from aerospace aluminum and hard anodized for durability