SIG SAUER is now selling a weapon light designed specifically for handguns. The new light is called the FOXTROT1.

    SIG designed the light with touch switches on both sides of the body for ambidextrous activation. The light can be used in either a constant on mode or in a momentary mode.

    According to SIG SAUER, the output of the light in the brightest mode is 300 lumens. The company does not list any additional information such as beam distance, candela or run time at this output level.

    There are two lower output levels: 200 and 100 lumens. At the 200 lumen level, SIG states the run time is “over two hours.” A single CR123 battery powers the light. To swap the battery, the light’s bezel comes off with a 1/4 turn lockout. A battery is included with the light.

    The FOXTROT1 has various angles to the body that were specifically designed to break up its visual signature. While the angles on this small bit of gear are not likely to make a huge difference, SIG is carrying this stealth-like design inspiration to many of their new accessories.

    The light is IPX-7 rated, meaning that it has been tested to be submersible to 1 meter for 30 minutes.

    The suggested retail price of this new light is $189.99 which puts it in the same general range as offerings from Streamlight and INFORCE. When these lights become plentiful in the market, it will be interesting to see where the street price winds up and how it compares to the others already being sold.

    Richard Johnson

    An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is