TYR Tactical

ORSM – SureFire

SureFire has unveiled two new lights at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.

First up is the R3IB. It’s a rechargeable handheld light with two separate LEDs and reflectors; one for flood and the other specifically for distance. The light also incorprates the IntelliBeam technology. Look for the R3IB around SHOT Show.

Next, is the new Aviator, updated with integrated white light along with a colored light for field use. Look for it around SHOT Show.

Using the Vampire technology, they’ve introduced four variants: Red, Yellow/Green, Blue and Amber.

Check them out at booth BR#440.


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18 Responses to “ORSM – SureFire”

  1. Geoff says:

    OK, I can see the legitimate uses of the Aviator.

    The dual beam light though…This is like the wrist watch light a few years ago. Who asked for this? It’s clunky and rechargeable. So if your in the field, you’ve got to take a charging source with you instead of a couple of small batteries.

    • SSD says:

      Recharge via USB

    • PPGMD says:

      I don’t think it is aimed as a field light. I think it is aimed at the same market as the Sidekick, people that need lights every day but a USB charger isn’t far away.

      Personally I am surprised how often I use my Sidekick as I don’t have to worry about batteries. For example when I am taking the dogs out, instead of burning a set of batteries once or twice a week, I just plug in my Sidekick once a week.

  2. ThatBlueFalcon says:

    “SureFire To Debut Cutting-Edge New Products At 2016 Outdoor Retailer Show”

    Yep… Nailed it. I haven’t been this excited since you cancelled all the lights that people like, like the Fury or your tan weaponlight lineup.

    Awesome, groundbreaking products! You’re shaking up the market!

  3. BM says:

    Who makes these decisions?
    “A wrist light, that’s what people want, ignore what they are actually saying they don’t know better.”
    Aka the GLOCK marketing department.

  4. Bobby Davro says:

    These lights NEED to be at a price point for the market they’re aimed at, Ie the outdoors and back country guys and gals and not the govt agency/ tactical market

  5. RockApe says:

    I once wrote that Surefire was becoming the Zenith Electronics of flashlights. Resting on your laurels is bad business.

  6. jellydonut says:

    I’m happy to see they *finally* made an Aviator using the Vampire switch-head.

    I think I will still prefer the original Aviator, though..

  7. Alex says:

    Definitely looking forward to the new aviator.

    Would also be nice if they brought back the tactical tail cap as well.

  8. jbgleason says:


    You need what we say. Not what you want.

  9. Gerard says:

    Surefire is like the IRS, you pay what they demand

  10. Marcus says:

    I don’t get it. But then I didn’t understand the $240.00 Defender either.

  11. Jamie Wiedeman says:

    The Aviator is back by popular demand from military Aviators. These Aviator have prototypes and are providing feedback on srettings, color spectrum, and output levels. The opinion on the best color spectrum for medics seems to be changing also, and military medics are interested in this product also. The military asked, SureFire responded. The current V1 is the best military flashlight ever with two output levels in both infra-red and white light powered by a single CR123 3 volt battery. The V-Series weapon lights are selling very well with the military. The V-Series product line has been a huge success.

    Jamie Wiedeman
    VP SureFire Military Division

  12. Willis Bee says:

    Thank you Surefire VP of sales responding via blog post and citing combat medics’ needs, sales to the military and prototype performance. Can you get any more short on vision ? The voice of Surefire spoke and it is real.

  13. Bobby Davro says:

    Well you’ve got me flumoxed, I don’t know any military medic who would be interested in a handheld torch unless the usual “spec ops tested” testers have three hands, but then any medic with three hands would still use helmet/head or body mounted lighting and use his extra hand to save lives, does make you wonder what fan boys they have testing them

  14. Scooter says:

    The military buys all sorts of dumb shit, so I’m not really using that as a yardstick….

    I’ve wanted to buy a Surefire can for a bit now but can’t bring myself to do it since I don’t know how much longer they’ll be in business with some of the decisions they make.