Light It Up With The New SIG Sauer FOXTROT MSR Weapon Light

SIG Sauer has a new weapon light for long guns. The FOXTROT MSR combines a lot of the most popular features in current lights at a very competitive price point. Keep reading to see what SIG has created. 

Read more
TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #104: Andrew Wright with SureFire

The crew of Surefire LLC made their annual appearance at SHOT Show 2024 giving the TFB and TFBTV crews plenty of time to cover some of their latest products. While James covered the recent release of the Stiletto Pro II, I was able to get a closer look at the compact XR1 and XR2 rechargeable weaponlights that are finally being released for sale in just a few months. Pete meanwhile had a nice casual conversation about all of that and more with Andrew Wright who has been helping us get the latest details on all SureFire products for years now.

Read more
SILENCER SATURDAY #315: Flash Hiding With the SureFire RC3 Suppressor

Good evening everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the brand new YHM 338 Bad Larry Suppressor. Last week we jumped in the Delorean, put on our new AR googles, rubbed the crystal ball, or whatever future-predictors do and took some educated guesses at the next 20 years of silencers. This week, with the groundhog giving us a bit of a Spring preview, we get back out on the range to test the flash hiding capabilities of the SureFire RC3 suppressor. After the sun starts to drop behind the trees, I’ll be back with some results.

Read more
The SureFire XR1 & XR2 Pistol Lights Are Finally Here!

Luke C ( @BallisticAviation ) is checking in with Andrew from SureFire LLC to check out the release of the XR1 and XR2 rechargeable pistol lights. Teased throughout the last couple of years of the SHOT Show, the XR1 and XR2 have been some of the most highly anticipated pistol lights and today SureFire has confirmed their release in just a few months. The XR1 and XR2 lights are compact size lights that boast powerful output, and rechargeable batteries. In addition the the XR1 and XR2, Andrew also has a newly redesigned tape switch with hints at a new dual-lead switch on the way.

Read more
The Best EDC Flashlight (imo): Surefire Stiletto Pro II

James Reeves is at SureFire to see the new Stiletto Pro II. The Stiletto Pro is already James’ most favorite EDC light, so what does the Pro II bring to the table? Glad you asked: It adds a Multi-Output Dual Beam, USB-C rechargeable (finally), 1,500 lumens with a 500 lumens and 25 lumens setting (50% more than Stiletto Pro), and 35,000 candela (5X more than Stiletto Pro).

Read more
[SHOT 2024] New SureFire XR2 Weaponlight, Remote Switches, and Stiletto EDC Light

SureFire, known for its range of flashlights, weapon-mounted lights, suppressors, and other tactical equipment, has announced the release of its latest products including the Surefire XR2 weapon light, CSM-07 and CSP-07 remote switches, and a new Stiletto EDC flashlight. The XC2 is a compact, durable, and high-output concealed-carry handgun light that has increased lumens and candela over the previous versions of compact pistol weapon lights.

Read more
SILENCER SATURDAY #309: Bolt Action Rifles and the SureFire SOCOM556-RC3

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM R45 Multi-Host Suppressor. Last weekend we were on the range with the newest SureFire rifle suppressor. We wrap up the series today with the SureFire SOCOM556-RC3, against the SureFire RC2, and the SureFire MINI2 on a bolt action rifle in an attempt to discern any differences. How does the new, low-back pressure silencer sound on a closed action host? Let’s find out.

Read more
SILENCER SATURDAY #308: Barrel Lengths and the SureFire SOCOM556 RC3

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM R45 Multi-Host Suppressor. Last weekend we started off with an introduction to the latest SureFire rifle suppressor, Today we compare the SureFire SOCOM556 RC3 to the venerable SureFire SOCOM556 RC2 on different barrel lengths of gas operated carbines. Is SureFire’s next generation suppressor quieter than the RC2? Does barrel length matter? I think we all know the answer to that… but let’s dig in anyway.

Read more
SILENCER SATURDAY #307: The SureFire SOCOM RC3 Suppressor

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM R45 Multi-Host Suppressor. Last week we got a look at the Knight’s Armament QDC/MCQ-PRT 5.56mm rifle suppressor, This week we get a look at one of the most anticipated AR-15 suppressors in many years – the SureFire SOCOM RC3. Can the RC3 live up to the standards of its RC2 predecessor? We’ll find out in this multi-part series dedicated to the latest SureFire release.

Read more
Friday Night Lights: Wilcox Grips – Nightstalker PowerGrip & Ultimate Control Grip

It is Friday night and you know what that means here at The Firearm Blog, it is FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS! Earlier we took a look at an obsolete weapon-mounted laser that has gained notoriety in Hollywood sci-fi films. Well, today we look at some more antiquated and obsolete technology from Wilcox Industries. Specifically, Wilcox Grips like the Nightstalker PowerGrip and their Ultimate Control Grip.

Read more
SILENCER SATURDAY #305: Thankful for Great Suppressors

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM R45 Multi-Host Suppressor. Last week we spent some time shooting the AAC Element 3 rimfire suppressor. This week we take a pause to kickoff the holiday season – and because I have been sick most of the week and couldn’t get out on the range to finish my KAC QDC/MQT-PRT review. So I guess I am thankful for my returning health.

Read more
2023 Fall Buyer's Guide: Choosing Your Perfect Weapon-Mounted Light

In the world of tactical gear, a weapon-mounted light is not just an accessory – it’s a critical tool that can mean the difference between clear sight and obscurity, accurate identification and guesswork. Whether you’re a law enforcement officer, a hunter, or a responsible civilian who believes in the right to self-defense, the right weapon light can enhance your accuracy, identify threats, and even disorient potential attackers.

Read more
TFB Review: SureFire M640DFT-PRO Weapon Light - Part 2

This is the second part of the SureFire M640DFT-PRO weapon light review so if you have not read part 1 click here. 

Read more
TFB Review: SureFire M640DFT-PRO Weapon Light – Part 1

SureFire is a renowned name in the world of tactical lighting and firearms accessories, with a history that dates back to the late 1970s. The company was founded by Dr. John Matthews, a visionary engineer and entrepreneur with a passion for innovation in lighting technology and firearms equipment. SureFire’s journey began with a groundbreaking invention: a laser sight for firearms, designed to improve accuracy and target acquisition for law enforcement and military personnel. This pioneering product set the stage for SureFire’s future success and established the company as a trailblazer in the industry. As the years went by, SureFire expanded its product line to include weapon lights, flashlights, suppressors, and various other tactical tools and accessories. Their weapon lights, in particular, became highly sought-after by professionals and enthusiasts alike. Around six months ago Surefire sent me their new M640DFT-PRO Weapon Light to test and evaluate.

Read more
The New SOCOM RC3 – SureFire's First Low Back Pressure Suppressor

After what seems like an eternity, SureFire has finally released its first-ever low back pressure suppressor – the new SOCOM RC3. Much like the previous two suppressors in the SOCOM line, the new RC3 boasts industry-leading durability, and near identical specifications and features as the RC2 but with the added bonus of 60% less back pressure than the RC2 making it more suitable for shooting indoors, as well as reducing the overall amount of gas and toxins being directed back at the shooter. SureFire brought out a few media outlets including TFB to Ridgeline Defense in New Hampshire at an event they dubbed the RC3 Rally to get us all a chance to run the RC3 in various shooting situations to showcase its capabilities and durability. Today I’ll share with you my initial impressions of the suppressor and you can be sure that there will also be coverage on TFBTV from James Reeves and a future installment of Silencer Saturday from our Editor in Chief Pete.

Read more