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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.


Learn more: www.surefire.com/illumination/flashlights/stiletto-pro

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.

AUSA 19 – LMD Pistol Enhancer For Glock

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

LaserMaxDefense manufactures the Pistol Aiming Laser (PAiL) for the US Army’s Modular Handgun System.

The switches are designed to be operated while wearing gloves and both the white light and IR illuminator (while using gen III Night Vision Devices) are designed to provide positive weapons ID at 40m.


WHITE LIGHT: 175 lumens (typical) of white light
IR ILLUMINATOR: 175 mW (typical) of 850nm illumination
IR LASER: 850nm 0.7 mW max (class1) eye safe aiming laser

Length: < 2.8″
Height: < 1.4″ (not below trigger guard)
Width: < 1.5″
Weight: 2.6 ounces with battery

The Pistol Enhancer offers two hours of continuous use with a single CR-123 battery, which can be changed without removing the device from the weapon.

LMD took a look at the market and decided to create a version for use with the Glock. Because the trigger guard of the MHS is so large, they had to make a new version, with a different housing. Functionality of this prototype is the same as the original model, but experimentation has shown that it will fit a wider variety of pistols.


Brigantes Presents: Silva Explore 3 Headtorch Tactical

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Silva Sweden AB is a company, best known for their high-grade compasses and other navigational equipment.

The Explore 3 is a waterproof headlamp, with a very generous 55 hour burn time and multi attachment options. It offers a choice of three led colours; a 350 lm white one, a red one that preserves your night vision and an orange one that’s optimal for map reading.

It is small and compact with a weight of 73g, lighter than other headlamps with a similar spec and is built for using in any condition and over any terrain and has therefore been designed to withstand even the toughest of weather conditions with the ultimate water resistance.

It can be used to light up a tent, or boat by placing it inside the included storage bag and has a specially developed light which creates a wide beam which also produces a long beam ahead of you.  In addition it is compatible with MOLLE and can be clipped to any equipment using this system.

As this torch has excellent cold weather performance, with much longer battery life than its competitors, it has been recoloured to be more suitable for military use.

For more information contact warrior@brigantes.com

For international enquiries: international@brigantes.com

TNVC New Product TAPS SYNC and TAPS Standard In-Stock

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Tactical Night Vision Company, Redlands, CA –

TNVC and Unity Tactical are very happy to announce the launch of TAPS SYNC, as well as the newly upgraded TAPS Standard! TAPS Standard now in-stock and available for order! TAPS SYNC is currently in stock and shipping to dealers.  

For years the industry has struggled with standard pressure switches functionality and modularity. The TAPS and TAPS SYNC have changed the way end-users think of remote device switches. Previously, end-users had to struggle to attach and maintain delicate and finicky pressure switches to their weapons that were poorly designed to be attached to the weapon where the user needed them to activate their devices. The original TAPS broke through these long standing barriers with a user-centric paradigm shift to create a modular and ergonomic remote switch system; a complete one point command and control system for all weapon-mounted force multipliers such as white lights and IR aiming lasers and illuminators.

The TAPS SYNC has added new functionality to the TAPS design, adding one of the most-requested features to the TAPS–simultaneous device activation, allowing both the light and laser to be activated by a patented single button (the other button will still activate one device separately).

The TAPS SYNC comes in 4 variants for customers to choose which configuration best suits their chosen light/laser combo, and comes with one 9” Crane-style lead for devices using the Crane connector (L3Harris ATPIAL, B. E. Meyers MAWL, Steiner DBAL, etc.) and one 9” Surefire-style lead for Surefire weaponlights.

TAPS SYNC also introduces numerous other small improvements and upgrades that have also been integrated into the TAPS Standard as well, including a new and improved Crane-style connector which features a more universally accepted stem that more solidly seats in ports from L3Harris (Insight/EOTech), Steiner, B.E. Meyers, and Wilcox. The outer portion of the connector also features a recess that increases purchase with fingers during removal.

The Surefire style connector has also been improved, with an angled plug that pushes the cable back towards the weapon.  This decreases the overall “footprint” of cable/connector on the back of the light, reducing snag hazards.

The new 9” leads on both the TAPS Standard and TAPS SYNC allow more flexibility for end-users to place the remote switch in their desired location, accommodating a wider range of devices and mounts (Streamlight leads will remain at 7”).

Finally, new hardware interfaces decrease the amount of hardware required for mounting the TAPS and TAPS SYNC to Picatinny rails by removing the threaded sockets previously required for rail-mounted configurations, while the polymer back-plate is now recessed for M-LOK fasteners.

Lifetime warranty.

Introductory Price

TAPS SYNC: $158.00

TAPS: $145.00


Reptilia TORCH

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Introducing the TORCH Light Body with Integral M-LOK® Mount. Machined from aircraft grade billet aluminum with Milspec Type III Hardcoat Anodized finish, the TORCH is optimized for use with the ATPIAL/PEQ 15, NGAL, and other top-mounted aiming laser devices. Featuring an integral unibody M-LOK interface, it is not only simple and low profile, but provides the most robust M-LOK weapon light mounting solution on the market today. Available immediately in both left and right hand variants, the TORCH 3V/CR123 is compatible with SureFire® M300 Scout bezels and tail caps. 6V/CR123, 18650, and 18350 versions coming soon.

TORCH was designed at the request of a European military customer who wanted the lowest profile, strongest M-LOK light mount possible.

• Machined from Aircraft Grade Billet Aluminum
• Milspec Type III Hardcoat Anodized Finish
• Compatible with SureFire Scout Bezels and Tail Caps
• Includes OEM Magpul M-LOK Mounting Hardware

Black are available immediately through dealers, and we are offering a limited number of contract overrun bodies in the “Tobacco” color direct through www.reptiliacorp.com.

PHLster – ARC Enhanced WML Switch

Friday, September 27th, 2019

For years, serious shooters have been executing DIY modifications to their WML switches. Using JB Weld, putty, or epoxy, shooters have been improving their speed and consistency of WML activation by building up the small switch nubs on their lights. Drawing on those years of end- user experience, PHLster is excited to follow up their Surefire X300 Switch Enhancements with a set of switches for the Streamlight TLR-1s and TLR-2s.

Shipping as a set of two replacement switch paddles, the ARC allows users to decrease the distance between activation fingers and switches, optimize their light for right or left handed use, improve speed and consistency of activation based on their preferred method, and reliably engage the WML switches with gloved or wet hands.

Each kit includes two switches, both longer than stock. One switch is symmetrical and the other is asymmetrical. Users can choose between having equally long switches on both sides or having one side longer than the other, depending on their preference.

Switch installation is easy and requires no permanent modification. The stock switch paddles are removed and installed with a single screw, using the included hex key. And, the ARC switch enhancements fit pretty much every decent WML holster on the market, including Safariland and many, many others.

At launch, the TLR ARC is available at PHLsterHolsters.com and BigTexOutdoors.com for $24.99.