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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s most innovative illumination tools, is co-exhibiting with IGG at IDEX (International Defence Exhibition) February 19-23 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. IDEX is the only international defense exhibition and conference in the MENA (Middle East & North African) region and will feature the latest technology across land, sea, and air sectors of defense. SureFire will be displaying their best-in-class illumination tools, hearing protection, WeaponLights, and several new innovative additions to its extensive product line. Be sure to stop by SureFire at the IGG booth # 04-C30.

SureFire Field Notes – Scott Reitz

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

SureFire Field Notes is a multi-segment informational video series with tips and techniques from subject matter experts of all backgrounds. In this episode, Scott Reitz of ITTS discusses the jungle trail.

Scott Reitz is a 30 year veteran of the Los Angeles Police department. Scott received his Bachelors degree from the University of New Mexico and shortly thereafter joined the ranks of the Los Angeles Police Department. During his first few years, he worked both Wilshire and Van Nuys divisions as a heroin expert and a member of the Special Problems Unit. He was accepted into the elite Metropolitan Division a few years later and remained there for the duration of his career. Shortly after his acceptance into Metro he advanced into ‘D’ platoon (SWAT). He remained there for ten years until he was upgraded as the primary firearms and tactics instructor for the whole of Metro division and all LAPD advanced in-service firearms/tactics training. He was additionally in charge of advanced training for specialized units such as gangs, LAFD arson, anti-terrorist division, S.I.S., Internal Affairs follow teams as well as all 19 geographical divisions among others. Scott was an adjunct instructor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s SRT III program and one of the founders of the US Marine Corps SOTG program in Camp Pendleton, California. He has trained and worked with U.S. Army Delta, Naval Special Warfare’s Team 6 and Air Task Force assets that support special operations. He is also one of a very few instructors who is a Federal and Superior Court qualified expert in deadly force, training, safety and police tactics. He has testified and consulted in the defense of police, F.B.I., U.S. Secret Service, and B.A.T.F. as well as many high profile cases.

Quantico Tactical Is SureFire’s Top Military Dealer For 2016

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

The title sums it up, not much more to say except “Congratulations” to Quantico Tactical. If you need SureFire products for your unit or agency contact them via

SHOT Show 17 – SureFire Masterfire

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

I did not see this one coming. SureFire has introduced a Polymer Holster, designed to be used specifically with pistols equipped with their weapon lights.

The Masterfire Rapid Deploy Holster will fit most pistols because it uses a proprietary cam and lug system to grip the weapon light in two places to offer level 3 retention with primary and secondary lock systems. This means it will also work with suppressor equipped pistols.

You may notice and “On/Off” Switch at the side of the holster. When selected, this functionality will turn the weapon light on when the pistol is drawn.

Above, you can see the thumb button. Once it’s depressed, you rock the grip of the weapon slightly forward as you bring the pistol into action.

The Masterfire is designed to work with these lights. You’re getting a sneak peek at some upcoming Polymer weapon lights from SureFire.

SureFire To Launch All-New XC2 Weaponlight At 2017 SHOT Show

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Fountain Valley, CA — SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, will be launching its brand-new XC2 at the 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The XC2 is the next evolution of SureFire’s game changing, ultra-compact pistol lights and builds upon the success of its predecessor, the XC1. It features the same impressive 200-lumen output as the XC1, but also has a 635nm highly visible red-laser. The addition of this laser in conjunction with its 200-lumen white light, makes the XC2 the ultimate compact accessory for concealed-carry. The XC2’s momentary and constant-on switches also feature improved ergonomics, further improving the weaponlight’s overall performance.

Now those who carry concealed not only have the capability to positively identify threats, but also improved low-light target acquisition and the ability to fire from non-standard shooting positions.

To see the XC2, and other brand-new products by SureFire, stop by the SureFire booth (#13968), located on the second level of the main hall of the Sands Expo Center during the 2017 NSSF SHOT Show, January 17 – 20.

SureFire Field Notes – Mike Pannone

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

SureFire Field Notes is a multi-segment informational video series with tips and techniques from subject matter experts of all backgrounds. In this episode, Mike Pannone of CTT-Solutions discusses a technique for performing a magazine exchange with hand-held light in hand.

Mike Pannone is a former operational member of U.S. Marine Reconnaissance, Army Special Forces (Green Beret) and 1st SFOD-D (Delta) as well as a competition USPSA pistol shooter holding a Master class ranking in Limited, Limited-10 and Production divisions. He has participated in stabilization, combat and high-risk protection operations in support of U.S. policies throughout the world as both an active duty military member, and a civilian contractor. After sustaining a severe blast injury Mike retired from 1st SFOD-D and worked as a Primary Firearms Instructor for the Federal Air Marshal Program in Atlantic City and the head in-service instructor for the Seattle field office of the FAMS. He also worked as an independent contractor and advisor for various consulting companies to include SAIC (PSD Iraq), Triple Canopy (PSD Iraq), and The Wexford Group (Counter IED ground combat advisor Iraq and pre-deployment rifle/pistol/tactics instructor for the Asymmetric Warfare Group). Mike was also the Senior Instructor for Viking Tactics (VTAC), and Blackheart International. He started his own consulting company full time in late 2008.

Laser Devices Still In Action

Monday, December 19th, 2016

How cool is that? Before it was known as SureFire, there was Laser Devices. Love that on/off switch.

Gratuitously borrowed from NOLATAC Firearms Training who says this beauty was recently used by a customer at the range.

Mark Hanish Named SureFire VP Sales & Marketing For Tactical Products

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Fountain Valley, CA —SureFire LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products is proud to announce that Mark Hanish will be joining the SureFire team as VP of Sales & Marketing for Tactical Products. Jeff Barger will remain VP of Sales & Marketing for Commercial/Consumer Products. This strategy will allow each party to focus on growing their respective markets further.

Mr. Hanish stated: “I am honored to join Surefire, a company that has dedicated itself for decades to innovating products for warfighters, LE professionals, and hard use consumers. I look forward to increasing our market share, focusing on success at the retail level and through strengthening our brand as the premier manufacturer of tactical products.”

Mark Hanish brings a wealth of knowledge and industry experience to his role at Surefire.
Hanish has spent the past six years at FN America, as the Sr. Director of Commercial Sales where he orchestrated most aspects of the commercial business for US Operations. Hanish was also heavily involved with product development at FN for Commercial, LE, and Military sales.

For 20 years, Hanish has been a professional shooter, collector and firearms industry executive. Hanish was a sponsored professional shooter throughout college and earned his B.S. in Small Business Management from the W.P. Carey School of Business and Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. The same year he graduated he turned his thesis into a reality and became one of the Founders of the Scottsdale Gun Club, one of the largest and most luxurious public indoor shooting ranges in the country.

Commenting on the new hire and company’s growth, Dr. John Matthews, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are happy to have Mark aboard and look forward to the knowledge, skills, and insight he brings to the table. With Mark and Jeff focused on their respective markets, we are excited for the substantial growth potential the future holds.”

Congratulations to both Mark and the SureFire team!