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XTech Tactical BLACK FRIDAY Sale and SMART LASER Release

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Chandler, AZ

November 29th, 2019

For Immediate Release:

XTech Tactical is offering 20% off sitewide using code “Blackfriday2019”. The code is good for November 29th-Dec 1st, 2019! This sale cannot be combined with any other offers.


After over two years of development, XTech Tactical’s Smart Laser is fully developed and shipping!

The Smart Laser is a green laser and 185 lumen led light combo designed for full size pistols as the ultimate home defense pistol accessory. The unit features a patented Sensor Mode. Sensor Mode uses IR sensors on each side of the trigger guard to give the user the ultimate control over the unit’s activation.

The unit does not require the user’s finger to enter the trigger guard. The Smart Laser activates as the user breaks the plane below the slide. When using a two-thumbs forward grip, the user can activate the unit by lowering their off-hand thumb. This allows the user to actuate the light and laser without moving their trigger finger off the slide. Conversely, if the user identifies an immediate threat the natural action of the trigger finger going towards the trigger activates the unit.

Sensor Mode solves two major problems with alternative units on the market: disclosure of location to a threat and new trained actions under stress. When activated into Sensor Mode the unit scans for 14 consecutive hours which can be restarted or stopped by the user.

The Smart Laser also features ambidextrous manual power buttons if the user desires to use the Smart Laser in a constant on mode. The unit’s sensors come pre-programmed in sensitivity to settings that most users will find ideal. But the sensitivity of each sensor can be adjusted to the exact user preference.

The Smart Laser offers 5 different combinations of light/laser usage ranging from laser or light only to combinations featuring solid on and strobing. The unit has a memory of the user’s last selected setting.

The Smart Laser mounts onto both picatinny and Glock style rails of full-size pistols. MSRP is $179.95.

Synergy Light – Synergy 120 IR Marking Beacon

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Synergy Light began designing an IR Marker with a goal that is lightweight, has extremely bright light output, and runtimes that lasts for days on end. It’s also rechargeable with a battery pack that maintains its charge, even in storage.

They developed 850 and 940 nm prototypes of a device they are calling the 120IR, a 10” by 1 3/8” diameter polycarbonate tube that contains over 40 IR LED emitters. This unit is powered by a rechargeable lithium battery pack and weighs under 8 ounces.

Prototypes frature one second on, one second off, repeat, and the unit will run for 40 hours. Production quality units however, will be able to run five times longer.

PK Design Lab – Max IR Distress Marker

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Paul Kim has developed an MS2000 replacement that incorporates an IR cover and utilizes two AA batteries.

SureFire Stiletto and Stiletto Pro – Side by Side

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Now that the Stiletto Pro is out, I thought it would be a good idea to show you the two models side-by-side. First off, the PRO model features an anodized aluminum body rather than the polymer body of the Stiletto.

This is a SureFire product so naturally, they pumped up the volume on output. They’ve integrated a new proprietary MaxVision Beam reflector for 1,000 lumens in high-output mode. According to SureFire, this increased output combined with the new reflector results in a 233% increase in candela over the initial model, which equates to an 82% increase in distance performance. The Stiletto Pro also offers the added versatility of a 300-lumen medium output and a 25-lumen low output.

The Stiletto Pro doesn’t just improve the amount of light it throws, there are a few other enhancements as well. For example, the activation button is recessed on the PRO model.

Additionally, you can swap the carry clip for bezel-up or bezel-down carry.

I already love the Stiletto. I’m looking forward to the Stiletto Pro.

Sneak Peek – New Light From Inforce

Monday, November 18th, 2019

First off, Inforce is moving back to aluminum for all of their lights. For about a decade, they had gone to polymer, but starting with these two new weapon lights, the 9ZERO and FOURTY5, the bodies will be manufactured from aluminum. Specifically, they are 6061 aluminum Type III hard coat anodized.

The construction of the two lights is similar with the 9ZERO a 90 deg offset and the FOURTY5 a 45 deg offset.

Additionally, they feature an Aluminum cased activation button as well as a magnetic tape switch.

Relying on a 18650 or 123A battery, the light will offer 1200 lumens for up to 90 minutes. Final specs will probably be higher, but that’s where they have measured so far.

The 9ZERO will begin shipping in January and will run $219 with the FOURTY5 later in the Spring at $239.

SureFire Shipping NEW 1000 Lumen Stiletto Pro!

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products is proud to announce the new SureFire Stiletto® Pro is in stock and shipping. 

A sleek, radically shaped pint-sized powerhouse that takes the Stiletto’s already legendary performance to the next level, the Stiletto Pro features an all-new aerospace aluminum body with Mil-Spec hard anodizing for tremendous durability. The Stiletto Pro also delivers phenomenal performance to match its cutting-edge form factor. Utilizing a new proprietary MaxVision Beam® reflector, it provides 1,000 lumens in high-output mode. This increased output combined with the new reflector results in a 233% increase in candela, which equates to an 82% increase in distance performance! The Stiletto Pro also offers the added versatility of a 300-lumen medium output and a 25-lumen low output to suit a variety of tasks. Lastly, the Stiletto Pro has a Melonite®-coated, reversible heavy-duty spring steel pocket clip which allows for bezel-up or bezel-down carry.

Power is the key, and SureFire’s trademark dependable switching adds to the Stiletto Pro’s tremendous versatility. Featuring the same primary switch as the Stiletto, it can be easily programmed to activate the three light levels from low to high or vice versa, while the tactical tail switch always provides instant access to full power with a single press. The tactical tail switch can be programmed either to function as a constant on/off switch or as a momentary switch that turns off when the switch is released. In the momentary mode, press three times and hold to unleash a strobe feature that’s useful for disorienting the night-adapted vision of any attacker.

Fitting comfortably in any pocket, the Stiletto Pro can be drawn like a knife and activated with ease. With an IPX7 waterproof rating, it can withstand being submerged in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. Easily rechargeable via its MICRO-USB port, the Stiletto Pro is on the cutting edge of illumination.


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Dallas SWAT Selects LWRCI IC-A5 Surefire, Aimpoint, B.E. Meyers For Their New Rifle System

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

Elite Tactical Unit fields first completely new weapons and components upgrade in departments’ history.

Cambridge, MD (November 8, 2019) –  LWRC International, the leader in piston driven carbines and rifles, is honored to have been chosen, and fielded as the duty carbine for the Dallas, Texas SWAT Team.

In an official statement released today- ” The Dallas Texas Police Department SWAT team has selected and fielded the LWRCI IC-A5 carbine. The entire carbine setup was the first time in the departments history to obtain factory new weapon and components, identified, tested and selected by its team members, and delivered as a complete kit.”

Dallas SWAT Team members conducted long and rigorous testing on each component from several companies over a nearly 2 year review process. At the end of that process they chose the LWRCI IC-A5 Individual Carbine in a 10.5″ barrel configuration as its issued carbine for their elite tactical unit.

The IC-A5 is built on the patented LWRCI short-stroke gas piston system that offers unparalleled reliability and easy maintenance. Dual Control fully ambidextrous lower receiver includes bolt catch and release, magazine release and fire control access from both sides of the IC-A5 make it a versatile option for any operator. A low profile 2 position adjustable gas block allows the operator to compensate for running a suppressor.

Key accessory components were also included in the testing process. Dallas SWAT chose the Aimpoint CompM5 red dot as their primary sighting system, a Surefire SOCOM Mini II suppressor, the Surefire M622 Ultra SCOUT Light and the MAWL-DA visible / IR laser aiming and illumination device from B.E. Meyers to complete the package.

The team members who tested and chose the system issued this statement to those who made this possible.  “Thank you to the citizens of Dallas who donated the funds to the Team foundation that ultimately paid for the purchase. This outstanding rifle package was entirely privately-funded and donated to our Dallas SWAT officers. We cannot thank those outstanding civic leaders and their associations enough for their enthusiasm to support us and make this rifle a possibility.”

“At this time, we are going leave these special donors remain anonymous, but you know who you are.” They also wished to express their gratitude to the Fort Worth SWAT team who had suggested the LWRCI rifle and components that they had tested and selected two years prior. Thanks as well to DSG Arms, an Authorized LWRCI Law Enforcement Distributor who won the procurement contract and managed the logistics to assemble the kit as delivered.”

Upon receipt of the carbines, Dallas SWAT went through several weeks of new equipment familiarization and training, contracted and provided by Victory First and the manufacturers to increase proficiency with the new technology and benefits of the components. After several long training cycles and qualifications, Dallas SWAT began their operational deployments with new equipment.

For more information on the rifle and components chosen by Dallas, Texas SWAT click the links below:





Sneak Peek – Streamlight Syclone

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

The Syclone is a compact work light, debuting at this week’s Automotive After Market Products Expo in Las Vegas.

• USB Rechargeable work light, up to 400 lumens
• Rotates 360° in magnetic U base
• Spot: Bright Cool white LEDs; Flood: High CRI LEDs with Color-Rite Technology™
• Magnetic base and stowable hook

For more information about the Syclone click here.