Earlier today Elzetta Design announced a new addition to their product lineup, the Elzetta Bones Flashlight. The Bones is priced at $145 and appears to have the same performance and general physical dimensions as the more expensive Elzetta Bravo (review).Continue reading
Streamlight continues their support of breast cancer research with the release of a pink version of their Siege AA lantern ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. A donation of $2 will be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each pink Siege sold, adding to the nearly $583,000 Streamlight has already donated in support this worthy cause.Continue reading
It’s become an annual tradition at Elzetta to issue a limited edition of one of their production flashlights and, for 2015, it’s the little Alpha that gets the royal treatment. The Limited Edition Elzetta Alpha boldly stands out from its tactical black brethren with a bright “electric” yellow Cerakote finish and different bezel ring.
SureFire has announced the upcoming release of a special commemorative edition of their P2X Fury celebrating the 25th anniversary of Freedom Alliance. Founded in 1990 by Lt. Col. Oliver L. North USMC (Ret) and the late Lt. General Edward J. Bronars, Freedom Alliance is an educational and charitable organization which sponsors numerous activities aimed at supporting and honoring our US service members and their families.Continue reading
Today SureFire announced the availability of the new M600 AA Scout Light, their first weapon light to be powered by AA lithium or AA alkaline batteries. Like previous Scout Lights, the M600 AA uses an integral thumbscrew clamp to allow quick attachment or removal from any MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rail. (Stock photos courtesy of SureFire, LLC)
Streamlight had several new products on display at this year’s SHOT Show® as well as upgrades to some existing flashlights. The changes and updates affect nearly every portion of their tactical flashlight lineup, including the TLR weapon lights and ProTac, Stinger, and Strion families of handheld flashlights.
FOURSEVENS is known for pushing the envelope and not being content with simply producing “more of the same” when it comes to flashlight design. If the company’s history is any indication, it would seem that nothing has been off limits with regard to the materials, user interfaces, or the LED technology used in their lights. Naturally I was looking forward to checking out their booth at the 2015 SHOT Show®, meeting David Chow, and learning about what’s coming next.
Like many companies, SureFire uses the annual SHOT Show® to showcase their diverse line of products to prospective buyers and users. The bulk of their booth space is devoted to displaying their current offerings including illumination tools, tactical equipment, hearing protection, and training services.
However, it is the circular display counter at the center of the booth that arguably draws the most attention. Arrayed with the newest products planned for the coming year, this is where visitors can lay their eyes and hands upon the next generation of SureFire flashlights. Judging from the size of the crowd around this display, there was no shortage of people who were interested in seeing what SureFire has been up to.
Last week at the 2015 SHOT Show®, Elzetta Design introduced two more additions to their lineup of American Made products. The Mini-CQB is a compact weapon light system produced in conjunction with Impact Weapon Components and can be used with Mil-Standard 1913 Picatinny, KeyMod, or M-LOK rails. This cross platform compatibility is accomplished through the use of two adaptable base plates which will be available as part of a complete weapon light kit or separately.
The 2015 SHOT Show® got off to a roaring start this week and the first day is in the books. I’ve been battling computer problems which have hampered my ability to post updates but I do have a few quick hitters I can share from Day 1.
As soon as I entered the show, I ran into the Brite-Strike booth and received a great overview of their product line from Beth and Glenn. The Plymouth, MA based company manufactures a full line of tactical flashlights as well as numerous products intended to assist in law enforcement functions. One such product is their APALS (All Purpose Adhesive Light Strips) system, a nifty LED alternative to chemical light sticks that provides 80+ hours of operation. Pretty cool stuff!