[SHOT 2016] What’s new at Quantico Tactical

5 light LZ kit w/steel stakes.  Thos are individually wrapped batteries in the middle

5 light LZ kit w/steel stakes. Thos are individually wrapped batteries in the middle

Swinging by Quantico Tactical (who are apparently big fans of TFB by the way, thanks guys!), I noticed what I thought a first were chem lights, a fairly common military item.  Upon closer inspection, it was a unique and versatile “modular light system” called Lazerbrite.  When I say versatile, I truly mean that these lights cover a ton of bases for civilian or military needs.  The inventor of the system was at the booth, and was kind enough to take the time to walk me through the systems functions.  Here a sampling of what it can achieve:

  • Emulate a chem light when paired with a glow tube
  • Function as a wide angled light
  • Separate into two lights
  • Chain together to create a light baton
  • Focused spotlight
  • Vehicle marker
  • Traffic control
  • LZ/DZ marker
  • Signal/morse code light using a very neat iris tube
  • Slow (as to not emulate small arms fire) or SOS strobe
  • Can attach/mount via helix loops, threaded endcap loops, micro-magnets, clip lanyard, steel or aluminum stakes
  • Can run for up to 150 hrs on one set of 2 CR2032s, batteries are included
  • Fully waterproof

The lights come in a variety of kits for either civilian or military use.  Something I found the most interesting was their map kits that have a light window so your light is not seen by anybody but yourself.  The lights come in white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and IR. They are American designed and the inventor took great pains to have them made with almost 100% American components in America.  Early Cuyler himself would be impressed.

On another table, I saw a small, lightweight AR magazine carrier made by Limitless Gear that held the magazine very securely, yet still had a smooth draw.  Called the Opfor MC-R, it weighs only 2.3oz, and is stackable as well.

back of the magholder, the MOLLE version is on the left, belt loop version on the right. belt loop option as well

Back of the magholder, the MOLLE version is on the left, belt loop version on the right

Front of the mag holder

Front of the mag holder

Quantico Tactical also informed me that they are the sole US distributor of the FN expert system.  You can read my colleague Patrick R.’s article on that system here.

Thanks to Quantico Tactical and Lazerbrite for their time! 



Rusty S.

Having always had a passion for firearms, Rusty S. has had experience in gunsmithing, firearms retail, hunting, competitive shooting, range construction, as an IDPA certified range safety officer and a certified instructor. He has received military, law enforcement, and private training in the use of firearms. He is fortunate enough to have access to class 3 weaponry as well.


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  • Evan

    That light system seems like a whole lot of junk to carry around, and that mag pouch is ridiculous. Pass.

    • Steve

      The light system has a ton of configurations, and has been in use by the military for years. I personally bought one of the older gen models for backpacking a couple years back; it works well as a replacement for ChemLights.

    • Southpaw89

      I would see the lights as something to keep in my truck, seems like they would have a lot of potential uses in a vehicle, from illuminating parts for field repairs, to lighting a campsite, to signaling for help. So while I agree that the whole pack is a bit bulky for carrying on your person, I’m still inclined to look into them.

    • Rusty S.

      They can be had in single light configuration, the kit pictured is for marking a whole LZ

      • Evan

        That sounds a lot more reasonable. I’m still not 100% convinced that it’s a better solution than stuffing a handful of chemlights in your cargo pocket though.

        • Bill

          It’s more cost-effective than chemlights, has a loner runtime, longer shelf life, and there aren’t wrappers and depleted chemlights to dispose of. I don’t think that they are “new,” or there’s a nearly identical system on the market I’ve used for a number of years, but I don’t remember who made it and it got “borrowed.”

    • Ned Weatherby

      But the mag pouch is only 38.48 for a single pouch at Amazon. I can get a functional 3 or 6 mag carrier for about the same price. If a single mag pouch seems pricey to me, perhaps I’m in the wrong business….

      • Evan

        Single mag pouches are stupid no matter what, they take up space on your gear while providing half as much function as a double mag pouch. $40 for a mag pouch is absurd. And I like soft pouches anyway, and ones that can be secured.

        • Bill

          They aren’t stupid if you are working in soft clothes and have to hide it under a jacket or shirt. While the rifle is a dead giveaway, I use singles during surveillance and overwatch. I don’t typically need to carry a patrol’s worth of ammo on the job. If it comes to that, I’m finding a different place to work.

  • Blake

    150hrs on a single CR2032 is pretty awesome; those tiny things run bike lights about 1/10th that long.

  • These require 4x CR2032 to run, not one. 150 Hrs on 4x CR2032 batteries is still impressive, that’s about 840ish mAh.

    • Rusty S.

      My mistake, it takes 2 batteries per head. Still, pretty darn good.

  • jcitizen

    No more chem lights for me!