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XS Sight Systems – CSAT Weapon Light Glass Assault Tool for Pistol Lights

 

The CSAT Weapon Light Glass Assault Tool is a very specialized piece of kit, to be sure. Designed by US Army SOF Veteran MSG Paul Howe (USA, Ret), it is essentially a glass breaker attached to the business end of your weapon. Although they also exist for rifle barrels, this model fits to a SureFire X300 weapon light. This means, it’s an integral part of your pistol and an extension of your arms.

There is also a version for the X300 U-boat with its wider bezel as well as the popular Streamlight TLR

 

Before I get any experts informing me that this won’t work on the new vehicle window safety glass; got it. That glass is so new that few vehicles have it and aside from movie badguys, you don’t run across many that are rolling in a high end 2015 ride. Generally, shitbirds drive crappy cars.

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26 Responses to “XS Sight Systems – CSAT Weapon Light Glass Assault Tool for Pistol Lights”

  1. BAP45 says:

    Love the last paragraph, haha

  2. Bob says:

    Now if they would just make one that attaches to the end of a suppressor…

  3. David says:

    I’m a paramedic and hopefully soon to be firefighter. What new glass are you talking about?

    • gilk10180 says:

      Truckie here; laminated passenger window glass, same as F. windshield. Its in more cars then you would think. We have already run into several MVA’s that one of the cars had it….really hampers vehicle extrication, especially if the occupant is pinned and needs rapid extrication. The last car we saw it on was a dodge challenger I believe. The glass actually laughs at spring loaded window punches. We went straight to a glassmaster and a sawz-all to remove all the windows. Respiratory protection (n95 or higher) is advised as during the cutting process you will liberate silica into the air. Shit is no joke.

      Great article : http://www.boronextrication.com/2014/01/02/removing-laminated-glass-in-vehicle-doors/

      • AbnMedOps says:

        gilk10180 – That’s an awesome video on the extrication tomahawk, thanks for posting!

        Also very interesting is the video which immediately follows the tomahawk lesson, the one about extrication from cable-barrier collisions. A young lady I know recently crashed into one of these barriers and was trapped with cables on both sides of the car. I couldn’t understand how that would happen until I saw the video!

      • Bill says:

        Suggestions on the heavy duty, sometimes wire-reinforced commercial glass in doors and windows, such as in schools and business establishments? Big issue for us in active killer calls at locked-down schools, particularly those with the sallyport/airlock style doors.

        Right now our current solution is to drive a cruiser through them, not that we’ve had to do it.

        Working in a really rural area, I do keep an axe and a rescue tomahawk in my car.

  4. Green says:

    Some manufacturers are starting to put laminated glass into the side windows rather than tempered glass. A glass breaker doesn’t do much besides punch a hole into laminated glass. A number of current model year cars are using laminated glass for side windows and the sunroof. See the Enhanced Protective Glass Automotive Association (EPGAA) website for info.

    • David says:

      Laminated glass I’m familiar with. I thought there was some new type to be installed! Thanks for the quick reply.

    • Reeky says:

      “Before I get any experts informing me that this won’t work on the new vehicle window safety glass; got it. That glass is so new that few vehicles have it and aside from movie badguys, you don’t run across many that are rolling in a high end 2015 ride. Generally, shitbirds drive crappy cars.”

      Can you fucking read?

  5. TM says:

    Will this fit in Safariland holsters?

  6. Jayson says:

    i have a crappy car…

  7. Bill says:

    I’m trying to figure out why I need this, having had to break out a few car windows….If the person is bad enough to be pointing my pistol at, do I really want to be using it to breach the window, getting it closer to him, particularly having to leave cover to do so?

    If I have a shield guy, how about something like a Halligan tool?

    And does the tool break the glass, or the round that gets fired when somebody gets a little overenthusiastic?

    • Nathan says:

      Vehicle assaults are very fast and a guy raking a window with a halligan can’t have a weapon in hand. The rifle gat tool is fantastic can’t wait to get mine.

      • Bill says:

        The rifle version makes more sense as long gun retention is a lot easier that handgun retention……
        ……and I would contend that a guy with a Halligan does have a weapon in his hand 😉

        All circumstances are different, and for highly trained SWATTERS doing tubular assaults, maybe, but I’ve seen too many cluster copulations when normal LEOS try to extract a driver – look up the video of the Blue Ash Ohio pursuit-turned-shooting to see how not to breach a car window, but really end a pursuit..

        In all actuality, I’d be far more likely to use it during building searches or forcible entries. But I also have a glass breaker on my knife…..

    • thisoneguy says:

      Completely agree… No way do I want to get my weapon that close to a subject if I can avoid it.

    • Eric says:

      I love the idea…never have had time for the shield-break/rake…if your going to fire off a round by accident this isn’t the tool for you …

  8. jsanders says:

    I’ve had mine for over a year. It works very well. I carry it in a ALS on my G34 with X300U. When I received it, we went to one of the local shops and worked over a bunch of windows. As stated, it works well.

  9. Russ says:

    Why the push to replace the glass? Is the old really that much of a safety issue? Seems like the new is more of a PITA. Especially if you need to get out in a hurry due to fire or water.

    • Bill says:

      And if the side curtain airbags have deployed in a crash or PIT, you’ve got to fight with those.

  10. Chuck Mac says:

    I’m sure it voids the Surefire warranty.