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.

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New SIG Sauer FOXTROT2 Programmable Weapon Mounted Light

Building on the success of the original FOXTROT WML but now featuring more power and more versatility, the new SIG Sauer FOXTROT2 Weapon Mounted Light has just been announced by SIG’s Electro-Optics division. The new flashlight boasts 130 more lumens of total light output,13,000 peak candela, and 3 different user-programmable activation modes. The new light is intended for use with the SIG P320 and all of its variants, as well as 1911s, SIG SP2022, P220, P229, P226, MK-25, M17 and M18.

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New 1,200 Lumen TWM-30 & TWM-30F Handgun Lights from Nightstick

Nightstick is proud to announce its two newest weapon-mounted lights for handguns – the TWM-30 and TWM-30F. Both sporting 1,200-lumen beams and capable of illuminating objects nearly 200 meters away, the TWM-30 and TWM-30F are set to provide the industry with a weapon-mounted lighting solution that is 30% brighter and runs 11% cooler than Nightstick’s previous iterations of their pistol mounted weapon lights.

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New Micro Scout Light Pro – SureFire's Latest Weaponlight

Made from the same durable materials and using the same reliable hardware found on the rest of SureFire’s lineup, the new Micro Scout Light Pro is Surfire’s smallest, most compact, and lightweight weapon light ever brought to the market. Weighing in at just 2.08 ounces (59 grams) and having an overall length of just under 4-inches, the new light can better conserve space and weight on your weapon platform while still providing you with close quarters illumination.

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Adaptive Tactical Reintroduces the EX Performance Shotgun Light Forend

About 6 years ago, Adaptive Tactical introduced their EX Performance Forend and Stock for Remington and Mossberg shotguns. The at the time new forend used a high-strength polymer that was equipped with a 2″ section of Picatinny rail so that a light or laser could be attached. Now, Adaptive Tactical has reintroduced a redesigned version of the EX Performance Light Forend that includes a 300-Lumen light powered by two AA batteries.

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Firefield Unveils new Rival XL Foregrip Laser Combos

Firefield is very well known for creating a line of well-made foregrips, bipods, bayonets, weapon lights, and lasers. Firefield has just announced the release of their new Rival XL Foregrip Laser combos that are intended to save weight and space on your rifle’s limited M-LOK space. The new grips are made from composite and metal materials and use a single CR123A battery to power the laser and integrated 150-lumen flashlight.

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Clairvoyance Solutions Introduces Weapon Mounted Light Cleaning Solution

Clairvoyance Solutions has just introduced its flagship product, a weapon-mounted light cleaning solution that works in just a couple seconds without damaging your weapon-mounted light. As an added bonus, the cleaning solution is made from 100% safe chemicals for the skin and is non-toxic.

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Is Your X300U-A Too Loose? Here Is How To Fix It

Notice there are two cross sections that also came with the light marked P and U. P again stands for Picatinny and U stands for Universal. I chose the universal and it worked well for my Glock 19 lower. Add the crossbar as shown and press the mount into place.

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Friday Night Lights: Olight PL-PRO Valkyrie

Our Editor in Chief Pete asked some of us to honestly review some Olight lights. No this was not a request direct from Olight. As Luke C. had mentioned in his Olight S2R Baton review, this is a non-shill review. I had already bought some Olights on my own with my own money before Pete asked us to.Yeah. Normally we request loaner guns and gear on a test and evaluation basis directly from the manufacturer. As you may know me by now, I like weapon lights and the Olight Valkyrie lights were priced reasonably with decent performance on paper. As the title states, we will take a look at the PL-PRO Valkyrie pistol light.

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Viridian FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Cameras – MSPCE

This week between August 13-14, Viridian Weapon Technologies will be featuring the FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC™) at the  Midwest Security and Police Conference Expo (MSPCE).

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: EDC Illumination
POTD: DBAL LAM For Your Pistol

Steiner Laser Devices makes the infamous line of DBAL laser designators. DBAL stands for Dual Beam Aiming Laser. They have both visible and infrared lasers. They also make a DBAL-PL for hand guns. It is a bit bigger than your typical pistol light but it is packed with lights and lasers.

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Surefire XC1 WML

Surefire announced their XC1 at Shot Shot last year. Sometimes some of their offerings become vaproware. But not in this case. They are pushing their new weapon light and will be shipping them out in less than 30 days, according to their Facebook post.

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New Weapon Lighting System

That is the actual name for this product. New Weapon Lighting System is an integrated light built into a free float AR handguard. They also included an integrated red laser at the 12 o’clock position of the LED array.

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Streamlight TLR-1 HPL

For 2015, Streamlight is now selling a new weaponlight called the TLR-1 HPL. This unit is an evolution of the TLR-1 line and a direct upgrade of the TLR-1 HP light.

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