Fact Sheet: SureFire M3 CombatLight


SureFire M3 CombatLight

The SureFire M3 CombatLight is a high-intensity incandescent flashlight for tactical, duty, or navigation use or conditions requiring an enhanced grip.  The M3 is somewhat similar to the M2 Centurion but slightly longer and nearly twice as powerful.  The ergonomic rubber grip ring allows the M3 CombatLight to be operated with a handgun, using the SureFire technique.

The M3 CombatLight features a shock-isolation system in the bezel which provides extra recoil and impact protection for the lamp filament and comes equipped with both the MN10 and MN11 lamp assemblies.

The modular design of the M3 CombatLight allows it to share many accessories with other SureFire lights.  The tailcap threads are compatible with other C/P/Z-series lights while the bezel threads match those found on the SureFire M4 Devastator and M6 Guardian.  As a result, the M3 can be assembled, without the use of tools, into a wide variety of configurations.

SureFire M3 CombatLight

Light Information – SureFire M3 CombatLight

Production Status:  Discontinued

Light Type:  Handheld

Body Type:  Combat Grip

Voltage/Source:  9V / 3 x Duracell DL123A Lithium Battery or 3 x SureFire CR123 Lithium Battery

Lamp Assembly:

  • Standard:  MN10 Hi-Pressure Xenon/Halogen (125 lumens)
  • Standard:  MN11 Hi-Pressure Xenon/Halogen (225 lumens)

Rated Runtime:  

  • With MN10:  60 minutes
  • With MN11:  20 minutes

Body Construction:  Aluminum

Body Finish:  Type III Anodizing

Primary Production Color:  Olive Drab (Type III)

Switch:  Tail mounted.  Press for momentary, twist for constant-on

Year(s) of Production:     – 2011

Length:  7.5 inches (191 mm)

Body Diameter:  1.0 inch (25.4 mm)

Bezel Diameter:  1.63 inches (41 mm)

Weight:  7.6 ounces (214 grams)


  • 2001 – $224.99
  • 2008 – $269.00
  • 2011 – $275.00

Ordering Options – SureFire M3 CombatLight

M3:  Box package – M3 CombatLight with 3 123A batteries, MN10 lamp assembly, MN11 lamp assembly, and lanyard system.

M3-CB:  Box package – M3 CombatLight with crenelated bezel.  Includes 3 123A batteries, MN10 lamp assembly, MN11 lamp assembly, and lanyard system.

Photo Gallery – SureFire M3 CombatLight

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Compatible Accessories and Optional Equipment – SureFire M3 CombatLight

Beam Modifying Accessories:

  • FM13 Infra-Red Beamfilter
  • FM14 Wide angle Beamshaper
  • FM15 Red BeamFilter
  • FM16 Blue BeamFilter
  • FM17 Protective Cover

Conversion Kits:

  • KL6 Conversion Head:  Converts M3 CombatLight into LED flashlight

Turbo-Head Conversion Kits

  • KT4-HA Conversion Kit:  Includes KT4 2.5″ turbo-head with MN15 and MN16 lamp assemblies

Carrying Accessories

  • V71 Combat light holster

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