Rechargeable weapon lights can be super handy. These days you can charge them in your car, home, or on the road without much difficulty.
For most of us, a rechargeable light works well, but the fatal flaw is the fact you can’t just toss an extra battery in and go when the battery dies. This is why you rarely if ever, see rechargeable weapon lights being used by police and military forces.
In those professions, you need to be able to swap batteries and keep going. The new XR 1 and XR 2 lights are a mixture of both a rechargeable system and an easily swappable battery.
The rechargeable battery pops off the light and the user can simply throw another charged battery on the light and rock and roll. This blend of both a rechargeable system and the ability to swap batteries on the fly is an awesome combination.
Obviously the downside is that you have to buy more expensive rechargeable batteries. What’s cool is that you don’t have to remove the light or put your hand in front of the light and gun to swap batteries.
The XR1 is the light-only versions and the XR2 incorporates a laser with the light. Surefire makes some famously awesome weapon lights and the XR series is specifically designed to be compact and lightweight.
These would be great home defense tools and seem to be an awesome new tool from Surefire.