The X300 Ultra WeaponLight is ideal for use on service-sized pistols and long guns. The X300 Ultra outputs 600 lumens of white light that’s focused by a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens to produce a high-intensity beam with extended range (more than long enough for use on long guns), yet it provides significant surround light for peripheral vision in close quarters. The X300 Ultra is waterproof and dustproof, and the aluminum pieces are Type III hard anodized.
The X300 Ultra runs on two SF123A batteries. Tactical-level run-time is about 90 minutes, and of course the LED will output lower levels of light for many hours when replacement batteries are not at hand.
The X300 sits flush with a Glock 34. If you run a Glock 17 or 19, then you might prefer the XC1 for your handgun weaponlight if you can accept the reduced output or actually prefer the reduced output because of indoor use.
The X300 Ultra's switches have been redesigned and are now shorter, wider, and less pointy than they were before. The switches are now easier to use than the previous design, and the X300 Ultra will not hurt your fingers so much when you use it on a shotgun.
Switch activation remains unchanged from the previous X300s. There are two switches, one on each side of the trigger guard. For momentary activation, push either of the two switches forward. Release the switch to turn off the light. To push either switch, you can use your support thumb,
or your trigger finger.
For constant-on activation, toggle either switch up or down. Return either switch back to center to turn off the light. The X300 Ultra has very intuitive and positive switching.
The new X300U-B features a new mounting system that is similar to that found on the XC1.
There is knurled and slotted screw on the starboard side of the body.
The slot may be turned by a small coin, key, or real screwdriver,
and the unit may be attached and detached easily to Weaver and Picatinny rails.
This is hardly recommended, but in a pinch the mounting screw may be turned with pliers.
SureFire set out to create a handgun weaponlight that would produce more lumens than the original X300, yet would fit flush or smaller on a Glock 19. At first the design goals seemed impossible, but the XC1-A is the result.
On the X300, only the body of the weaponlight is slightly longer than the Glock 19 and the X300's lamp protrudes beyond the Glock 19's muzzle.
The XC1-A fits flush with the Glock 19's slide and dust cover,
and is actually shorter in height than the Glock 19's trigger guard. The XC1-A now permits true EDC (Every Day Carry) of a weaponlight. Before, only very dedicated people or interweb daydreamers EDC'd a weaponlight.
The XC1-A offers ambidextrous momentary- and constant-on switching. For momentary-on activation, use the support hand to press either one of the rear-facing switches downward. For constant-on activation, use the support hand to press the cross bar switch from left to right.
The XC1-A produces 200 lumens. The multifaceted reflector creates a very wide and smooth pattern without bright spots or halos. The XC-1 runs on a single AAA battery and weighs only 1.6 ounces with the battery installed. Tactical runtime is 1.5 hours, and the XC-1 will run with lower output for many hours.
Changing the battery is as simple as unscrewing the cap with a coin and then replacing the old battery with a fresh one.
The XC1-A features aluminum construction with black Type III hard anodized finish. All joints are gasket-sealed and the unit is weatherproof.
Just as is the XC1 changed the handgun weaponlight market, the Titan Plus will change EDC flashlights. No other EDC flashlight currently on the market offers what the Titan Plus does in terms of size, power, and carry options.
The Titan Plus is smaller and more powerful than previous EDC flashlights. It is small and light enough to be a keychain light, yet it can output 300 lumens of white light. Battery type is also different than before. Before, Surefire lights ran on the proprietary CR123A batteries. Titan Plus runs on a single AAA battery, and can run for up to seven hours before it needs a new battery. The included AAA NiMH battery is rechargeable. When recharging isn't an option, you can run your Titan Plus on a standard AAA battery, which is available anywhere.
Titan Plus is an EDC flashlight, and offers a myriad of different carry options. SureFire has managed to give us these options without making the Titan Plus feel bulky, diluted, or stupid. There is no single or "best" way to EDC the Titan Plus.
Some will choose to EDC the Titan Plus using the pocket clip. The pocket clip is similar to those found on pocket knives, and Titan Plus carries just like a very small pocket knife.
If you are never going to remove your Titan Plus from your keyring, you can eliminate the second keyring and run your keyring through the eyelet on the Titan Plus' tail cap.
If you are going to run your keyring through the Titan Plus' tail cap, then you might consider removing the pocket clip as well. With pocket clip and second keyring removed, the Titan Plus is very clean and that much closer to being just another key on your key chain. Whatever method you choose, EDC your Titan Plus. You will need it one day.
For your auxiliary lighting for your vehicle, we both use and recommend Hella Auxiliary Lights because we believe they are the best of their kind. Photo by Wicks Walker.