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Gear Aid Carabiner Light Kit

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Gear Aid’s Carabiner Light Kit is a rechargeable LED light complete with mounting acessories.

This IPX4 water-resistant light
features four modes with runtimes of 1.5 to 4 hours: red (2 hours), low (3 hours), high (1.5 hours), and flashing red (4 hours). The Lithium Ion battery recharges in 40 minutes.


Streamlight Introduces New Models of TL-Racker Shotgun Forend Lights

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Streamlight Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting devices, has increased the lumen output of its TL-Racker®, an all-in-one shotgun forend light designed to fit on Mossberg 500®/590® and Remington® Model 870™ pump-action shotguns, to 1,000 lumens. The company also introduces two additional models of the light, including one for the Mossberg 590® Shockwave and a Less Lethal Orange model for Remington® Model 870™ and 870 TAC-14 pump-action shotguns.  All four models now deliver 1,000 lumens.

With its increased brightness and sleek design, the TL-Racker® is ideal for door breaching, close quarter maneuvers and other tactical operations. Featuring a large, ambidextrous switch pad it provides easy access for both momentary and constant on functions, and accommodates virtually any hand size.  The elongated switch pad allows for thumb or finger activation with no changes in grip; both left- and right-handed shooters can use it without having to make modifications to the light or gun.

“We’ve increased the brightness, reach, and run time of this lightweight, integrated shotgun forend light, while also offering a new model to fit popular Shockwave shotguns, as well as a Less Lethal Orange model for easy identification,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah.  “Each features our innovative, ergonomic design that maximises grip and switch access, while providing extremely bright 1,000 lumen light, all at an affordable price point.  It’s the ideal choice for use with Mossberg and Remington shotguns.”  

Powered by two included CR123A lithium batteries, the TL-Racker® features a customised optic that produces a concentrated beam with optimum peripheral illumination.  Offering a high setting only, the TL-Racker® delivers 1,000 lumens and 20,000 candela over a 283-metre beam distance, with a 1.5 hour run time.  It is available in several models, designed to work with either Mossberg 500®/590® with either a 6 ¾ or 7 ¾ action slide, or the Remington® Model 870™ and 870 TAC-14 pump-action shotguns. With a body constructed from super tough, impact-resistant engineered polymer that is virtually indestructible, the new model also now features an IPX7-rated design for waterproof operation.

Product Features:
Lumens: 1,000 lumens
Battery: Two CR123A lithium batteries
Size: 8” (20.32 cm)
Weight: 12.1oz. (343g)
Color: Orange or Black

For additional information, visit streamlight.com.

SCUBAPRO Sunday – Nova Series Lights

Sunday, May 17th, 2020

The SCUBAPRO Nova series of lights has long been a standard for recreational and professional divers around the world. SCUBAPRO has updated its range of underwater lights with the new Nova 850 and Nova 250 dive lights. All the lights in the series have been updated with new colors and features. All lights are available in a non-reflective matte black, blue accents aluminum body while still providing the same lightweight long-term durability.

The new Nova 250 is a versatile dive light that can be stored in the smallest BCD pocket or mounted on a helmet or the rail of a gun. It offers three modes: 100% power, 50% power, and Flash, it is also equipped with an over-pressure valve to release battery off-gassing, making it the safest small light on the market. Delivering 250 lumens of illumination, Double O-ring seals ensure watertight integrity. An extended light head shroud prevents the light beam from blinding other divers. They have over-pressure valve releases battery off-gassing – a safety feature not commonly found on dive lights of this size. A depth rating of 492ft/150m ensures worry-free lighting in virtually all diving conditions. It can be used with the Ops-Core single clamp. So, it can fit on any ACH Rail helmet.  

The Nova 850 series replaces the previous 720 models, with an updated lumen rating and brighter beam. The lights are available as either the Nova 850, which uses 3 C-cell batteries or the more compact 850R, which uses a single rechargeable lithium-ion cell. Both models are also available in a ‘Wide’ version, The Nova 850 Wide delivers the same illumination and offers the same features as the Nova 850 but is equipped with a wider 80° beam. All the models are constructed from heavy-duty aluminum, and depth-rated of 492ft/150m ensures worry-free lighting in virtually all diving conditions.

The powerful Nova 2100 SF (Spot Flood) multi-use dive light offers both a 65° wide beam and a 15° spot beam to perfectly match different diving situations. Five light modes plus an emergency signal mode provide lots of versatility, with one-button control for easy operation. Extremely reliable, the waterproof battery compartment is isolated, so even if the O-ring seal fails, water cannot reach the internal electronics. The Nova 2100 SF comes as a set with both a large and a small a Goodman handle, plus a pistol grip handle and a GoPro adapter. 

Dual beams include a powerful 2100 lumen 65° wide beam and 800 lumens 15° spot beam. Wide beam features 6 Cree XM-L2 LEDs; the spot beam features 1 Cree XPL LED. Five primary light modes: 100% Flood, 50% Flood, 100% Spot, 50% Flood + 75% Spot, and 25% Flood + 50% Spot. Hidden emergency signal mode offers a one-second blink interval or an SOS Morse code. Just push and hold the power button for four seconds to activate. Simple one-button control lets you power on and off, adjust brightness, and switch beam angle. It provides 55 minutes of burn time at full power and constant brightness. The light is depth tested to 328′ (100 meters). Corrosion-proof metal light head improves heat dispersion and increases durability.

Streamlight Upgrades Lumens of Popular TLR Models

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

TLR-1 HL, TLR-2 HL, TLR-2 HL G, and TLR-1 HPL Now Offer 1,000 Lumens

Streamlight Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting devices, announced it has improved the output of four of its TLR® high lumen (HL) gun-mounted lights, including the TLR-1 HL®; the TLR-2 HL®; the TLR-2 HL® G, and the TLR-1 HPL®.  Each model now delivers 1,000 lumens of blinding white light.

“Tactical users and outdoor enthusiasts alike will appreciate the increased brightness of these rugged, yet compact and lightweight TLR models,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “The TLR-1 HL®, TLR-2 HL® and TLR-2 HL® G are designed to provide full situational awareness, offering a wide beam pattern that is similar to a floodlight for a variety of tactical maneuvers such as clearing a dark room, searching alleys, or other outdoor uses.  The high performance TLR-1 HPL® also functions as a high lumen light, while delivering a brighter hotspot which puts more light on a target at a distance.”

In addition to their enhanced lumen capability, the TLR-1 HL®, TLR-2 HL®, and TLR-2 HL® G also now offer 20,000 candela and a 283-metre beam distance, while the TLR-1 HPL® provides 60,000 candela and a 490-metre beam distance. Each light has a continuous run time of 1.5 hours. The TLR-2 HL® also is equipped with a 640-660 nanometre integrated red aiming laser for long-range targeting, while the TLR-2 HL® G features a 510-530 nanometre green aiming laser to improve focusing on targets, particularly in daylight.

The upgraded lights feature the latest in LED technology, including a shock-proof high-power LED. All four models also feature strobing capability, offering the added benefit of being able to signal in the field or disorient targets. The enhanced TLR models can be quickly and safely attached to most weapons, without the need for users to put their hands in front of the muzzle. They mount directly to all MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rails and handguns with Glock-style rails, and offer highly accurate sight repeatability when remounting.  A key kit with six interchangeable keys is included to securely fit each light to the broadest array of rails. All of the models are fabricated from 6000 series machined aluminum, feature impact-resistant construction and have been extensively live-fired tested. They each use two included 3-volt, CR123A lithium batteries.

The TLR-1 HL® weighs 122.5 grams with batteries, while the TLR-2 HL® and the TLR-2 HL® G both weigh 138.3 grams with batteries; all three lights measure 8.6cm in length. The TLR-1 HPL® weighs 158.8 – 167.3 grams and measures 12.2 – 13.3cm with batteries, using a standard or remote switch, respectively.

The TLR-1 HL® and TLR-1 HPL® are IPX7 rated for waterproof operation to 1 metre for 30 minutes, while the TLR-2 HL® and TLR-2 HL® G offer an IPX4 rated design for water-resistant operation.

The TLR-1 HL®, TLR-2 HL®, TLR-2 HL® G, and TLR-1 each comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

For additional information, visit streamlight.com

SureFire Field Notes Ep. 58 – Aaron Cowan Talks Handgun Manipulations with a Flashlight

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Aaron began his career in the United States Army (11M) in 1999, serving 3 years active duty and an additional 4 in the National Guard (11M). During his time in the military he served as a rifleman, squad automatic rifleman and designated marksman; receiving training in small unit tactics, close quarters combat and ballistic and mechanical breaching. After leaving active duty, Aaron worked as a private security contractor both CONUS and OCONUS; conducting convoy security, close protection details, static security and relief security during natural disasters. Aaron joined the ranks of federal law enforcement in 2009 with the Department of Defense; serving as a patrol officer. Within a year, Aaron assumed the position of In-Service training officer. Aaron held the collateral duty of Special Reaction Team member in 2009 and was promoted to Special Reaction Team Leader in 2011. Aaron was responsible for Special Reaction Team training and qualifications as well as instruction and control of the SRT Sniper Section. Aaron is a member of the National Tactical Officers Association and the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors.



BE Meyers & Co’s MAWL Variants Explained

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Sam from TNVC created this video to explain the different variants of BE Meyers & CO‘s Modular Advanced Weapon Laser.

The SureFire XC2-IRC

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, wants to shed some light on the XC2-A-IRC. Before we get in to it, you should know this product probably isn’t for you. This product was designed for a specific end-user who had a requirement for an ultra compact infrared (IR) light & IR aiming laser combination. As such, the XC2-A-IRC is SureFire’s smallest, lightest dedicated IR light and laser combination. Its recoil-proof LED is focused by a multi-faceted reflector to create a broad, 850-nanometer infrared MaxVision Beam® that’s perfect for enhancing the capability and image quality of modern night vision goggles (NVGs). Its 845-nanometer infrared laser stands out when viewed with NVGs and, once zeroed, rarely needs re-zeroing thanks to adjustment screws that stand up to the effects of recoil. It can be powered by a AAA lithium, NiMH or alkaline battery, and its ambidextrous switching provides both momentary- and constant-on activation for ultimate controllability. Ultracompact, lightweight and rugged, the XC2-A-IRC is built to rule the night.


SureFire Spotlight – SF3P Three-Prong Flash Hider

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

SureFire Spotlight videos are a high level rundown of specific products. This one focuses on the SF3P Three-Prong Flash Hider.

The advanced SureFire SF3P three-prong flash hider features a patent-pending design that greatly reduces muzzle flash—typically greater than 99%—when compared with a plain muzzle. Boasting robust tines built to withstand the rigors of combat, the SF3P also serves as a rock-solid mounting adapter for SureFire SOCOM Series Fast-Attach® suppressors.