New Surefire XC1-B Ultra-Compact LED Handgun Light

    Almost two months ago TFB wrote about the upcoming Surefire lights, and the mystery specifications of the Surefire XC1-B are now revealed.

    The development follows a well-known pattern. More lumen and some added features in a similar – or smaller – package, and who’s to complain about that?

    The new XC1-B has an output of 300 lumens from LED and is now capable of one-handed constant-on activation.

    The XC1-series’ focus is to be as compact as possible for those who carry concealed, while being capable of bringing a lot of light down a dark range.

    It seems Surefire has kept the overall size and shape of the previous model, you should be able keep your holster if you’re upgrading. The battery door is slightly larger, however this hasn’t affected fit in any of the holsters Surefire have tried.


    SureFire’s smallest and lightest weight WeaponLight has been upgraded to deliver more output and feature even more ergonomic switching. The new XC1-B was specially developed to equip compact railed handguns with a source of tactical white light, essential for concealed-carry and other applications. A special multi-faceted reflector shapes the high-performance, recoil-proof LED’s light into our wide, smooth MaxVision Beam™, which is ideal for closer-range identification of threats and situational awareness because this useful beam is also optimized for human vision.

    The XC1-B’s robust but compact body is constructed of lightweight, strong aerospace aluminum hard anodized with a durable Mil-Spec finish, making the XC1-B plenty rugged enough for everyday carry.

    Measuring less than 2.5 inches long and weighing in at under two ounces, the rechargeable AAApowered XC1-B won’t weigh down a handgun, either.

    Ambidextrous switching provides both momentary- and constant-on activation options. Momentary-on activation is achieved by placing your support hand thumb on top of either of the two rear downward-activated switches and pushing down. The XC1-B will stay in momentary mode for as long as either toggle switch is depressed and held in the on position beyond a fraction of a second. Constant-on activation is achieved by quickly tapping either one of the momentary switches. To turn off the constant on mode, quickly touch and release either toggle switch. It can also be achieved by using your support hand to push the center crossbar switch from left to right.


    • Lightweight and ultra-compact; ideal for concealed-carry use
    • Securely attaches to most Universal-rail-equipped handguns
    • High-performance LED generates 300 lumens of tactical-level light
    • Improved constant-on activation by tapping either one of the momentary switches. To turn off, simply tap either one of the momentary switches again
    • Integrated ambidextrous momentary- and constant-on switching
    • High-strength aerospace aluminum body is hard anodized with a Mil-Spec finish for extreme durability
    • Rechargeable AAA NiMH battery (included); accessed from front-facing battery compartment
    • Gasket sealed; weatherproof

    300 lumens, almost the same in US dollars. The price is 299 USD and you can find more information at Surefire’s dedicated page.

    Below: Sailent Arms International Glock with Surefire.

    I predict that the discussion is going to be about the amount of dollars not the amount of lumen.


    1000+ Lumens coming soon…

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. TCCC Certified medic.