Tag Archive | Surefire

SOFIC 2018 | SureFire

SureFire Scout Light Dual Fuel

SureFire V1-C Vampire (IR + Low red visible)

SureFire V1-B Vampire (IR + 250/5 Lumens white visible)

SureFire Scout Light M600V Vampire (IR + White light visible)

SureFire Tactician

SureFire EDCL2-T

SureFire Fury Tactical Dual Fuel

SureFire 6PX Tactical

SureFire XH30

SureFire XH55

SureFire X400V Vampire

SHOT Show 2017 | SureFire MasterFire Holster System

Masterfire Holster System

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The Masterfire is a holster systems that indexes off of the weapon light. The holster covers only the weapon mounted light and the trigger guard and therefore allows almost any size of handgun to be holstered. Since the muzzle of the gun does not intersect the holster, there isn’t any interference with accessories mounted on the gun. It is then possible to mount suppressors, RDS or other various accessories and mods.

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The Masterfire has a level 3 retention system and can be belt mounted. It works only with the proprietary line of lights, which includes 5 models (as of Feb 2017):

  • the XH 15 (with an entry level price of $150 and 350 Lumens)
  • the XH 35 (with a Max-Vision beam)
  • the XH 55 (with a Max-Vision beam and a Green Laser)
  • the proprietary X400 Ultra (with red and green laser)
  • the proprietary X300 Ultra H (with a Total Internal Reflection lens and 600 Lumens)

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The key feature of the holster is the way it interacts with the weapon mounted light, and therefore the lack of interference with accessories mounted on the gun (or any after market mods). On the Masterfire is placed a switch that interacts with the weapon mounted light when the gun is presented from the holster. When the switch is in the ON position the light, laser or light+laser combination will be turned on if the weapon is presented and turned OFF when the weapon is reholstered.

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The Masterfire interacts with the belt system with an adjustable belt loop.

For more info on the SureFire Masterfire please visit Surefire.com

 

MTEK | Flux Ballistic and Carbon Helmet

We have been following the developments of the MTEK company for quite some time. We believe that their products are able to better accommodate some of the operator’s need, especially in scenarios in which it is required to carry multiple items on the head (NVG, strobe, helmet-mounted comms, PL, lights, cameras…).
Here is a shot of the Flux ballistic helmet in Multicam Black.

MTEK Flux Ballistic Multicam Alpine

In the following photos are also a few of the new products from Unity Tactical displayed at the TNVC booth.

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Urban Survivor Loadout

Urban Survivor Loadout Suunto Traverse Alpha

  • Suunto Traverse Alpha
  • aLokSak w/ Medkit
  • Gerber Impromptu
  • Gerber Order
  • Oakley SI Detcord Cerakoted
  • S&S Precision Vlites
  • S&S Precision Manta Strobe
  • IR Chemlight
  • Smartphone with Magpul Case
  • LokSak ShieldSak RFID pouch
  • Steiner T824
  • Gerber GhostStrike
  • Glock 19
  • Streamlight TLR-1 HL Tan
  • SureFire E2D Defender Ultra

Urban Survivor Environments Defensive Loadout

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  • Glock 19 gen 4 equipped with Streamlight TLR-1 HL (800 Lumen) in Flat Dark Earth color
  • Two magazines with 15 rounds of defensive ammo
  • Gerber Ghoststrike combat knife with Cerakote finish
  • Gerber Impromptu tactical pen
  • S&S Precision V-Lite
  • Gerber Order folding knife with Cerakote finish
  • SureFire E2D Defender Ultra flashlight
  • Oakley Standard Issue Ballistic DetCord sunglasses with Cerakote finish
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 with Magpul Field case
  • LokSak ShieldSak RFID pouch

 

ShotShow2016: SureFire

This year at ShotShow SureFire has released an interesting new multi functional product: the FirePack 1500. This product attaches to the users smartphone and is connected to it via wireless comms. This allows to utilize the Firepack both as a 1500 lumen flashlight and as a flash for you smartphone camera, all through the app installed on the phone. It could also be use as an external battery to charge your phone. Shot Show 2016 Surefire FirePack 1500

The other EDC new product from SureFire is the Sidekick. This keychain-attached compact flashlight is able to deliver up to 300 lumen and will cycle through three brightness settings with the use a single button. The Sidekick will also come with a retractable string for secure use.

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Two very interesting product of the EDC line are the Titan and Titan Plus.  Shot Show 2016 Surefire Titan Shot Show 2016 Surefire Titan Plus

Surefire has extended the product line with the Intellibeam technology to the Fury, Lawman and Scout lights.  Shot Show 2016 Surefire R1 Lawman Intellibeam Shot Show 2016 Surefire P3X Fury Intellibeam Shot Show 2016 Surefire

As for weapon-mounted light there will be more models with the capability of White-IR LED. Shot Show 2016 Surefire M300V Shot Show 2016 Surefire X300V

The product that has revolutionized the market of CCW weapon-mounted lights is the XC-1. This light is mainly designed for weapon with a size similar to the Glock 19. At the show it was mounted on a 1911 from Wilson Combat, not too sure about that. Shot Show 2016 Surefire XC1 Shot Show 2016 Surefire XC1

The X-300 Ultra has now the mounting interface of the X-400 and has been powered up to 600 Lumens. Shot Show 2016 Surefire X300 Ultra Shot Show 2016 Surefire X300 Ultra

Arc’teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

Arc'teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

What you carry on your person everyday (or at least accessible close to you) may dictate the success or the failure of a difficult situation.

Whether it is a medical, practical or defensive scenario carrying basic or advance equipment is really important.

If you live in an urban environment and you are not always close to your vehicle it’s suggested to build an EDC kit in a backpack or a sling-bag.

In our opinion your self defense tools and equipment should be at all times on your person. We only use our backpack to store extra mags, but not our primary firearm. If the situation does not allow us to reach for our EDC backpack we sill have a concealed-carry handgun with mounted light and extra mag, a folding blade, a smartphone, a wallet, a tactical flashlight and a tourniquet. Keeping our EDC defensive tool in the same location will also provide efficiency and accuracy to the situation.

Arc'teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

We like to divide by priority and importance our daily-carry equipment into different levels.

Level 1: the EDC items carried on your belt and pant’s pockets.

Level 2: items in your bag directly accessible from the outside.

Level 3: items organized in pouches and dividers inside the bag.

Arc'teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

About the backpack:

One of the key features that we really like of the Blade’s design is its side-access. This allows us to open and extract the content without dropping the bag or revealing what’s inside. Arc’teryx has padded this bag like a tank, it is comfortable, light and extremely protective towards electronics or fragile items.

The Blade has many pockets, some visible and some hidden. On the top, next to the handle, there are two pockets: one specifically designed for eye wear and one for GP items. On the side there are three pockets: the admin pocket (with stitched organizers for admin tools), the main compartment and the laptop (or even ballistic plates) compartment. All the internal parts of the bag are made of hi-viz nylon for better efficiency. The hidden pocket is located on the lower back close to the body, and it is intended for documents, extra cash, copy of conceal carry permit or passport.

Even on the road this backpack is really handy, in case of an accident (especially at night) you can grab it, exit the vehicle and move towards a safe location without keeping any valuables in the car. In the admin pocket we have placed two S&S Precision V-Lites and a Manta strobe to mark our presence to other drivers or the authorities until we have access to roadside flares.

This backpack is efficient and feature-rich without screaming “tactical”. We like the adaptability of PALs webbing and we like Camo but in most urban environments it just stands out too much. The clean design of the Blade 24 allows to be “undetected”  or just not to stand out too much.

rc'teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

Bag, Pouches and Cases:

Arc’teryx Blade 24

Maxpedition Fatty Organizer

Maxpedition Mini Organizer

Salewa Med Pouch (With personal kit)

6×6 Pals Multicam Pouch

Thule 13″ Laptop Case

Items directly accessible: 

Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket

Outdoor Research Halberd Sensor Tactical Gloves

Princeton Tec Remix MPLS Headlamp in Multicam

AKG Headphones

Boker VAT tool

Princeton Tec Switch light

S&S Precision V-lite Green

S&S Precision V-lite Blue

S&S Precision Manta Strobe

Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen

Space Pen

Oakley SI Ballistic DetCord in Cerakote

Surefire E2D Defender Ultra

Pick Lock Kit with Tecnora and Kevlar Strings

Vapur 0.7 Water bottle

Items stored in pouches:

Pelican 1010 Case

Samsung 250gb T1 SDD

Storacell 123 Battery holder

Gerber MP1 Multiplier

550 Paracord

Gerber Shard Multitool

Surefire EP-1 C Ear Pro

Bic Lighter

Steiner T824 Compact Binoculars

Altoids Tin with basic Survival kit

Inforce 6vx backup Flashlight

Rite in the Rain notepad

Cyalume 6″ green

Samsung 13000mAh Battery Bank

Sharpie

Chargers for electronics

Med Kit:

1 x QuikClot Combat Gauze

2 x Gauze Pad (4″x 4″)

1 x Elastic Bandage

1 x Tourniquet

3 x Pharmaderm Antibiotic wipes

3 x BurnFree Gel

10 x Normal Band Aids

8 x Special Shape Band Aids

3 x 3M Steri-Strips

1 x Aluderm Gauze Pad (8″x 8″)

2 x Aluderm Gauze Pad (4″x 4″)

1 x 3M Micropore Tape

1 x Surgical Tape

2 x Sterilized Gloves Nitrile

2 x Ketoprofen

10 x Ioperamide

2 x Paracetamole

2 x Amoxilline (antibiotics)

4 x Aspirin

4 x Iburofen

1 x Fine-Point Metal Tweezers

1 x Space Blaket

Inside Altoids Tin:

3 x 3M Steristrips

2 x Bandaids

2 x Iboprufen

4 x Antihistamine

4 x Water tabs

1 x 3M Ear Pro Backup

1 x Pencil w/ 1ft of tape and 20 ft of floss

4 x Stormproof matches

1 x Exotac firestarter

1 x Clip Compass

2 x BurnFree gel

1 x Alchool wipes

 

SureFire E2D Defender Ultra

SureFire E2D Defender Ultra

SureFire is the leader in military-grade illumination tools. One of their most versatile products is the E2D Defender Ultra flashlight. This light is made in the United States and is designed to meet the standards of the military professionals.

The E2D Defender Ultra is a 500 Lumen compact multipurpose light designed both for everyday carry and tactical operations.

Like most other SureFire lights it also feature a lockout tail cap, which prevents accidental activation during storage or transport.

 SureFire E2D Defender Ultra

With a maximum output of 500 Lumens, the virtually indestructible high-performance LED and the Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens provide a level of light than can be effectively utilized to overwhelm an aggressor or identify a threat. In an outdoor environment this light can be effective for hundreds of yards. The TIR Lenses are designed to with versatility in mind. The 500 lumens LED combined with the lenses allow this flashlight to be effective both during tactical operations (for example entering a dark room) and for long-range urban/rural tasks or engagements. The light has both a very good throw and spill; the central hot beam has a very good range while still maintaining an optimal peripheral vision. 500 Lumens seem also a very good compromise between close quarters and long range engagements. You really don’t want to have more than that for CQB operations while still maintaining a punch for the great outdoors.

SureFire E2D Defender Ultra

Light beam at 90 yards

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Light beam at 25 yards

The flashlight has two output levels: 500 lumens high for maximum light and 5 lumens low for extended runtime and for admin tasks. This allows the E2D Ultra to be effective even in everyday outdoor applications. The low output setting is just enough to be able to see in the close proximity without interfering with our night vision.

SureFire E2D Defender Ultra

The light is built with heavy duty in mind. The E2D is made of aircraft grade anodized aluminium which feels solid and tough as soon as you grab it. Because of its aggressive design, the bezel can be used as a striking tool or even to brake glass, in case things go very south. The light is also provided with a built in two-way clip, for easier carry when a sheath is not available.

SureFire E2D Defender Ultra

For the pure tactical application (CQB, even weapon mounted) we prefer to have a momentary only switch. But this product still does a very good job for personal defense scenarios. In all these months that we have been using this product (and we didn’t treat is very well) we have never experienced a failure of any kind. We have accidentally dropped this light for quite some distance and everything was fine, and even underwater it worked magnificently.

SureFire E2D Defender Ultra

We recommend this light for its adaptability, and as soon as the sun goes down this light is in our pockets. The E2D Defender Ultra’s adaptability and versatility make it a tool you must have. The fact that you can utilize this light for personal defense, search and rescue and general outdoor/tactical applications definitely make this flashlight probably the best we have ever owned.

SureFire E2D Defender Ultra

We really think that if you are a professional or an enthusiast of the defense/tactical industry you must own at least one SureFire, and we think this could be the one. In the past years we have owned many SureFire flashlights; they are just the toughest! But even if they break don’t worry they are covered by a lifetime warranty.

This flashlight is made in the USA, MSRP $265. This is probably the best multiple-purpose illumination tool you can find on the market, but if you don’t want to pay this amount for a flashlight Surefire also makes some really interesting less expensive simpler models . 

For more information please visit the SureFire website: surefire.com/

Haley Strategic Partners | INCOG Shadow for SureFire XC1

Haley Strategic Partners has just released the new version of the INCOG Shadow Holster for the latest model of weapon-mounted pistol light from SureFire. The smaller 200 Lumen SureFire XC1 will allow the operator to better conceal the weapon even in low light conditions. The holster is sold both with or without the +1 mag caddy. The latest addition to the incognito line from HSP will start shipping in September.

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Please visit:

haleystrategic.com/xc1/

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