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


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. X300V_1911_Oakley

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 www.surefire.com online.


12 Responses to “SureFire Adds Two IR-Capable Weapon Lights To Its X-Series Lineup”

  1. Josh says:

    Alright fellas, what rail is that on the rifle in the first picture?

    • SSD says:

      That is an LVOA upper designed by War Sports Industries but also offered in this case by Salient Arms Intl.

  2. CRH says:

    So we wait four years for these and 150L is the best you can do? I mean you can”t manage to squeeze in another 50 lumens so its at least putting out as much light as the old X300? 10 steps forward and 6 steps back and still that big huge price tag to go with it.

    • straps says:

      Hybrid head is gonna entail a performance hit. It’s all about size (and maybe thermal emission). Those factors are gonna limit output.

      If you pass, more likely there will be one for me ;).

    • KaosKydex says:

      …and the old x300 was only 170 lumens, so its only 20 lumens less, and adds IR capability.

  3. badjujuu says:

    Say what you want about those lights….but that glock17 is tits!

  4. Pete S says:

    EVERY generation of the X- series has been bigger than the last. These look like boat anchors! Wasn’t the X series of lights supposed to fix the “crew served” pistol light dielema? And what ever happened to that single cell x-300 prototype?