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!