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SureFire Exhibiting At 2017 SEECAT

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Fountain Valley, CA — SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, will be exhibiting at the 2017 Special Equipment Exhibition & Conference for Anti-Terrorism (SEECAT) October 11-13 in Tokyo, Japan. SEECAT is the only specialized Anti-Terrorism exhibition in Japan, allowing a unique opportunity for the industry to connect with end-users. If attending, be sure to stop by booth #SH12-DSE to see the latest illumination tools and tactical products from SureFire.

AUSA 17 – SureFire XC1-B

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

For those of you asking for more lumens, SureFire is introducing the XC1-B which ups the lumens from 200 to 300.

You’ll notice a slightly different form factor with the battery cap slightly protruding.

Additionally, the switch now offers momentary on as well as constant on.

Bottom line, more lumens, same run time.

2017 SureFire World Multigun Championship

Monday, October 2nd, 2017


Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, is proud to announce the 2017 Surefire World Multigun Championship. This will be held between September 30th and October 8th, at the Pro Gun Club in Boulder City, NV. Once again, all styles of multigun and 3-gun competition come together into 16 grueling stages! The world’s best will compete in a variety of 3-gun and multigun styles including: large bay style stages, physical stages, box to box stages, long range, and two night stages. Trophies and Plaques are awarded to the top shooters with an order of finish prize table after the match. Prizes include SureFire suppressors, lights, and tons of awesome gear from other Manufacturers. This match has a final (16th) “playoff” stage shot Sunday for match score. Whether you plan on shooting the match, or just want to come by to spectate, come on out for a great time!

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NSWC Crane Awards $10M Contract To SureFire For Muzzle Brakes And Suppressors

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Late last week, Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane posted an award for a $10 million contract to SureFire for “SUPPORT/SUSTAINMENT FOR MUZZLE BRAKES, AND SOUND SUPPRESSORS IN SUPPORT OF THE MK13 MOD 7 SNIPER RIFLE, 10.3 AND 14.5 M4A1 UPPER RECEIVER GROUP (URG)”.


This allows the units supported by Crane (primarily USSOCOM) to quickly procure additional muzzle brakes and suppressors.

Quantico Tactical Thursday  – US Air Force Authorizes SureFire’s Entire Line-Up of Weapon Lights

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Attention US Air Force units: The newly released US Air Force Small Arms/Light Weapons Accessories list has authorized the entire line-up of SureFire Scout Weaponlights for all M4 and M4A1 users throughout the Air Force. Previously, only two kits utilizing the M600 Scout light were authorized.


Now, the M600V, M600U, M603V, M300C, and M300V (famously popular within the USSOCOM community) are all authorized for use, along with the dual-switch “DS” tailcap assembly and dual pressure switch assembly that also allows for control of PEQ series laser aiming units.

With the authorization of this family of SureFire weapon lighting tools, a unit can tailor their weaponlights to their capabilities and mission.

For a quote or more information about Quantico Tactical or SureFire’s line-up of weapon lighting tools, please e-mail , call 910.944.5800 or visit

SureFire Field Notes – Bill Blowers

Thursday, September 21st, 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, Bill Blowers of Tap-Rack Tactical discusses his setup for running a ballistic shield.

MDM 17 – SureFire Advanced Rifle Operating Core

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

SureFire’s new Advanced Rifle Operating Core is a system consisting of an enhanced Bolt Carrier Group, Barrel Extension, Buffer and Spring.

Because AROC requires a new Barrel Extension, they’ve also developed a Drop-In BCG called the Optimized Bolt Carrier. It includes Buffer and Spring. Although it’s not fully optimized like AROC, it is backward compatible with existing Mil-Spec AR pattern rifles.

Below, you can see (top to bottom) the AROC, OBC and standard AR BCGs.

The AROC Bolt offers 30% longer bolt lugs. Naturally, this means it requires a longer Barrel Extension. This was done to eliminate bolt lug breakage.

Additionally, the Buffer is longer than the Mil-Spec version. The H8S comes with AROC and is 8 oz. The 2 oz H2S comes with the OBC. The included Action Spring offers additional tension.

Regardless of which SureFire BCG, the Gas Key features a single screw which SureFire’s Barry Dueck related is stronger than the standard two screw model.

The BCG features an internal weight which is spring loaded in both directions. This, along with the other elements, combine to offer additional travel time. This also affects the angle from the bolt to the feed ramp. With a standard M4, the angle is 52 Deg. For an M16A4, it’s 45 Deg. But with AROC, it’s 37 Deg.

When the Bolt is at the end of its stroke while using a Mil-Spec BCG, it takes 28 milliseconds for the bolt to travel back into battery. With AROC, it’s 38 milliseconds. That slight difference is signifigant, especially when firing full auto or suppressed, or both.

On the range, AROC was demonstrated successfully with both Piston and Direct Impingement rifles. Although we previewed a version of this at 2016 SOFIC, SureFire has been working with suppliers to bring the cost down signifigantly from the initial estimates. At this point, Bolt Carrier Groups are a commodity item. Prices are so low that even specialized versions, such as this, have to be price competitive as possible.

No word yet in when this will be released commercially.

MDM 17 – SureFire Blank Safety Device For M4 Now Available

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Designed for use with the M4A1’s standard flash hider, this new Blank Safety Device is now on contract. It is seen below in Blue Next to the current model. It is sandwiched between the Mini Suppressor and the SOCOM Suppressor. As you can see, the BSDs replicate the size and weight of a suppressor.

Part number SF-BSD-556-M4.