Gearscout has scouted-out two new products from SureFire that look like sure fire hits. The $790 X400 rail-mounted light now comes with a green laser. “In addition to being highly visible, the five-milliwatt (505 nanometer) green laser of this new X400 Ultra is generated by a green-laser diode, making it more reliable over a wider temperature range than double YAG green lasers on the market.” ‘Cause operators operating operationally need both arctic and equatorial reliability. In terms of actual operation, try this [from the SureFire product page] at home . . .
Activating the X400 Ultra is done via ambidextrous switching located at the rear of body, providing one-finger control — press the switch on either side for momentary-on activation, flip up or down for constant-on activation. A separate switch at the rear of the X400 Ultra allows you to (1) activate white light illumination only, (2) activate white light illumination simultaneously with the laser sight, (3) activate the laser sight only, or (4) disable the entire X400 Ultra. See illustration above.
Now try that with people shooting at you. Or while scanning for bad guys – but not muzzling – in a room with friendlies. With people shooting at you. Just sayin’. Meanwhile, check out the $140 XM-style tailcap for SureFire Scout lights . . .
The new set-up gives shooters activational redundancy. If the pressure pad fails, he or she can press the back of the light up their lives. Works for me, only I don’t like wires hanging off my gun. I’d like to try it when serving a warrant thought. Know what I mean? [h/t MP]