AUSA – SureFire

New from SureFire at AUSA is the EB1 Backup and Backup Tactical.


Both rely on the same body and head but different tail caps. The Tactical Model features a two stage button with the first stop at 5 lumens and the second stop at 200 lumens. The “clickie” model incorporates a shrouded tail cap and in addition to the two settings, you can “click” the desired power setting.

That’s right, you get 200 lumens from a single CR123A for 1.3 hours. At 5 lumens it works for 37 hours.

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11 Responses to “AUSA – SureFire”

  1. Haji says:

    The two stage light defaults to 5 lumens, or is that just a “half press” to activate? I rather like the E2D LED’s switch for a “tactical” light, where the default is 200 lumens and it takes a separate action of release and press again to get to the lower output level. Love the size of the back up, though.

    • FormerSFMedic says:

      Half press for low output, full press for high output on both models.

      • Andrew says:

        Haji- There will be TWO tailcap options for the EB1.

        1- The LX2 type with press lightly for low harder for high, and twist for constant on.
        2- Click type tailcap like the original E1B; Press once for high, release press again for low. Fully press to click for constant on, with same sequence for output levels.

        • FormerSFMedic says:

          Thanks for the correction Andrew! Good to know.

          • Andrew says:

            No problem FSFM.

            I should have also noted that we should be careful in saying that it is simply different tailcaps that differentiate these two models. The programming in the head of the light is different for each model depending on the model. I felt this is necessary information to add because people should know that you can’t just switch tailcaps on the light to convert it to operating like the alternative model.

  2. JM says:

    we need a vampire scout

    • FormerSFMedic says:

      Just wait a little longer JM. SF will soon have a Vampire Mini Scout with a more slimline head as well as a new two battery scout that also has a smaller head. The smaller Vampire head on these new models more closely resemble the size of the standard visible white light only led heads currently found on the Scout lights.

  3. GAK_PDX says:

    Ahh yes, the lights SureFire showed off almost a year ago at SHOT…

    And they said would be released mid year. Than they said October. Now they are saying sometime in November.

    Can someone explain the SF vaporware business model?

    I get that they are highly focused on military users who need stuff. Instead of showing it off behind closed doors though, SF goes through all the bother of doing full-scale marketing (they write copy, present specs, take hero photos, publish it all in glossy catalogs)… and than never release stuff (LX1 anyone?).

    • mike says:

      I’m sure someone can, they are just too busy counting money to care much…

      • GAK_PDX says:

        There was an article on here a couple of days ago about the impending Combat Recession. The days of the military buying a bunch of $400 flashlights are coming to a close. Not helping SF that off-the-shelf LEDs are allowing a number of other companies to enter the space at much less crazy prices.

        Of course, nothing compared to the quality of a SureFire, and I don’t think that will ever change. The question is; where is that inflection point where the extra quality of a SureFire starts not being worth the massive cost premium.

  4. BradKAF308 says:

    Get a grip on those marketing people! The designers and engineers are still working on it.
    The down fall of western civalization. Sales, marketing, lawyers and politicians.