SureFire Product Releases Announced At SHOT Show


Dual-Output 123A-Powered LED Wristlight
The 2211X is the newest member of SureFire’s innovative 2211® family. This affordable WristLight is powered by a single disposable 123A lithium battery and features a lightweight but rugged high impact- polymer body that secures to your wrist with an adjustable rugged nylon strap, so it’s always on you and ready for action. Its solid-state, dual-output LED is teamed with a precision, faceted reflector that focuses the light into our MaxVision Beam™ that’s wide, evenly dispersed, and has no discernible drop-off in output.
The 2211X is ingeniously designed so that this perfect beam projects directly onto an aggressor when worn on the support hand (non-shooting) wrist when holding a pistol in a standard two-handed grip. Like all 2211 WristLights, the 2211X features one-touch max-output switching—just press the pushbutton switch to unleash every lumen, or press and hold to cycle to the long runtime/ 15-lumen setting for a wide array of non-tactical close- to mid-range tasks. The 2211X costs less than its predecessors but is still tough enough for the streets.

M600 AA

SureFire M600 AA Scout Light®
The M600 AA is a versatile new member of SureFire’s best-in class Scout Light family. It features a recoil-proof, solid-state LED that produces 200 lumens of blinding white light focused by a patented TIR lens into a useful beam with plenty of reach and ample surround light for maintaining good situational awareness. It’s ideal for close- to longer-range applications. Adding to the M600 AA’s versatility is the fact that it can be powered by either AA lithium batteries—for maximum performance—or by AA alkalines, both of which are readily available in remote parts of the world. This low-profile light securely mounts to MIL-STD-1913 rails via an integral thumbscrew clamp and, thanks to its lightweight aerospace aluminum construction, it won’t bog down your weapon or sacrifice its maneuverability. The combat-ready M600 AA Scout Light is activated by either clicking its included pushbutton tailcap switch or by pressing its optional pressure-pad tape switch.

P2X Fury Intellibeam Vertical Final

SureFire P2X FURY® with Intellibeam™ Technology
This auto-adjusting version of our popular P2X Fury takes full advantage of the variable-output capability of one of SureFire’s brightest and most popular flashlights. Using our proprietary IntelliBeam™ Technology—an intelligent sensor and microprocessor-based system—to continuously evaluate and seamlessly adjust light output when needed, based on the scope and other characteristics of your surroundings, this P2X automatically delivers just the right light output. This cutting-edge technology also helps preserve dark-adapted vision by actually evaluating the environment before turning on, so it never activates on high in close quarters. If you’re in an open field and select IntelliBeam, you’ll get all 600 lumens, but if you’re prepping gear or loading a vehicle, it will dial the output down based on the feedback it receives. Just press or click the pushbutton tailcap switch to engage this automatically adjusting technology; to override it, return to off and press or click on again within two seconds to activate maximum
output—it automatically defaults to IntelliBeam mode when it’s off for more than two seconds. Everything else about this flashlight is pure Fury—a solid-state LED; a precision reflector that shapes a flawless, versatile beam; and a rugged, O-ring-sealed aluminum body with a tough Mil-Spec finish.


SureFire RM45 and RM45L Scout light Off-Set Mounts
The SureFire RM45 and RM45L off-set mounts are designed to offer a low-profile, lightweight, reliable solution for mounting your SureFire Scout Light models to Mil-Std Picatinny rails. All SureFire M300 and M600 models are compatible with the RM45 mount, while M620 models pair with the RM45L mount. Both are engineered to place the Scout Light in the 45 degree off-set positions between the rails. An anti-rotating rail cleat and captured adjustment screw permit secure attachment and ensure that no components will be lost during installation or removal. Precision machined from 7075 T6 aluminum and finished with Mil-Spec Type III hard anodizing, the RM45 and RM45L will stand up to the harshest conditions.

Titan 3-4 View Final

SureFire TITAN-A
The ultra-compact, dual-output Titan is a professional-grade keychain light—the first of its kind—that’s painstakingly designed to always be with you. Built to SureFire’s highest standards, this rugged light goes wherever you go and is ready to take on most any emergency, large or small. Its virtually indestructible LED is surrounded by a proprietary faceted reflector to create SureFire’s flawless MaxVision Beam™—a wide beam that’s evenly dispersed and perfect for closer-range activities and applications. An included rechargeable Enelooop AAA NiMH battery powers the light for hours on a single charge on Titan’s low 15-lumen setting; up to 30 minutes on its 125-lumen high setting. The LED is activated and the output level set with a simple counterclockwise twist of the head. A rugged aluminum body—which features a stainless steel ring attached to its tailcap to hold your keys—is only three inches long, making Titan highly portable and lightweight. It’s also very affordable, so you can prepare for the worst by carrying the best.


SureFire XC1
The XC1 is SureFire’s smallest, most compact pistol light. It features a powerful, recoil-proof LED that’s focused by a specially developed multi-faceted reflector to create our broad, 200-lumen MaxVision Beam™, perfect for illuminating and identifying threats—and overwhelming their dark-adapted vision—at close range. Measuring less than 2.5 inches long and weighing just over four ounces with its single AAA battery loaded, the XC1 won’t weigh down your handgun, making it a crucial addition to concealed-carry pistols. Its compact body is constructed of lightweight but strong aerospace aluminum that’s hard anodized with a tough Mil-Spec finish, so the XC-1 is rugged enough for everyday carry. Ambidextrous switching provides both momentary- and constant-on activation for precision control. The XC1’s unique combination of power, compactness, and durability make it an outstanding choice for duty and home-defense pistols alike.

Riflescopes: 4 Terms You Should Understand



The perfect kill shot on a white-tailed deer requires a steady hand, quiet stalking and good vision. The first two factors require repetition and a commitment to getting better with experience. The latter can be greatly improved with the right equipment. A type of scope you ultimately choose will come down to the type of firearm it’s attached to, what type of shooting you’ll be doing and of course personal preference.

An old rule of thumb is that you should pay about half the amount for the scope that you paid for the firearm. Red dot sights and scopes are perfect for beginners and veteran hunters alike because unlike iron sights, they lower the error margin significantly when aiming. They also magnify the target, making scopes an excellent addition to any firearm for older hunters or anyone with less than perfect vision.

There are a few details to consider before investing in what will become an important part of all your future hunting experiences.


There are two types of scopes as it pertains to magnification: fixed and variable power. The previous magnifies all images by a set amount, whereas the latter have ranges of magnification power. The numbers tell you the power and the objective lens size.

The Leupold Fixed Power Riflescope, as listed on the Cabela’s website, has either 2.5x or 4x magnification capabilities. The target will thus look two-and-a-half times larger though the scope than with the naked eye, or four times larger with the other option. Variable scopes provide a range of magnification. Thus a 2-4x scope can be adjusted to magnify objects anywhere from twice its size to four times its size.

The last number in the series, for example 3-9×50, tells the diameter of the objective lens. The larger the objective lens, the more light that enters the scope, which in turn produces a clearer image. Most deer are harvested at 25 to 40 yards, so a lower-powered fixed scope is perfect for this purpose. Those plinking prairie dogs and rabbits from 200-plus yards could benefit from a variable, long-range scope.


Simple reticles, also called crosshairs, were one of many invention of 17th century biologist Robert Hooke. Today there are several types of reticles, and the one you choose will depend on where and what you’re hunting, along with personal preference.

Duplex reticles are the most common and universal. These are the typical horizontal and vertical lines that intersect in the center to form the “target.” European-style reticles with the thick outer lines are particularly useful when dealing with shadows.

Mil-Dot reticles were originally developed for Marine snipers. The crosshairs have dots spaced one millimeter apart to help determine the distance an object is from you. A mil means mil-radian, or 1/6283 of a circle. It takes practice to quickly calculate distance based on the number of dots your target is touching through the scope, but gets easier with time. Illuminated and BDC reticles are two more advanced, and more expensive options.


The optical illusion created from the apparent movement of the reticle as it relates to your target is known as parallax. An easier way to describe parallax is looking at the hands on a clock from an angle other than being right in front of it. While the time may actually be 12:10, it may look like 11:55 to you while looking at it from a side view.

High-magnification scopes typically come with adjustable parallax. The more powerful the scope, the more margin for error there is when it comes to accuracy. Lower-powered scopes have error margins small enough that it doesn’t effect accuracy much. These scopes will come with pre-set parallax. Further, as long as the shot is right through the middle of the crosshair, parallax has little to no affect on the end result.

Twilight Factor

The accuracy of a scope in conditions where light is low is its Twilight Factor. This number is calculated by taking the square root of the magnification times the objective lens diameter. For example, a 10×40 scope has a Twilight Factor of 20. The higher the number, the better quality image you’ll get in dim light conditions.

Some veteran hunters question the validity of Twilight Factor and dismiss it as a mere marketing ploy. That’s because a cheap 3-9×50 scope has the same Twilight Factor as a $1000 3-9×50 scope. The quality of glass used in the lenses, and the manufacturer, are much stronger indicators as to how your scope will perform in dark conditions than the Twilight Factor alone.

Once you decide the type of scope you need and want, the best advice is to spend a little more on the next one up the ladder. It’s best to overdue than under-due with scopes, and you’ll thank yourself on your first hunting trip with it.

Crossbreed Claims Patent Infringement

It appears that MTC Holsters, LLC, (doing business as CrossBreed Holsters, LLC) has begun the process of going after other holster manufacturers for certain patent infringements.

Read the rest of the article: