I am an Air Force JTAC and, while on a foot patrol in Afghanistan at night, we were hit with and IED that was followed by a complex attack from 270 degrees around us. We had two F18s flying overhead, but due to faulty IR strobes, they couldn’t locate our position. I immediately pointed my M4 rifle to the sky, turned my SureFire Scout Light® on, and started to wave my weapon around until the F18s found our position. After they had our location, we started to engage the enemy with guns and bombs. No “friendlies” were hurt in the firefight, but we decimated the enemy forces. Thanks to my SureFire Scout Light, about 35 soldiers, including myself, are alive to tell this story.
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I have one of your Scout Light® WeaponLights, and I also used a HellFighter® on my .50 caliber machine gun in Iraq. With the Scout Light, I used it to clear rooms and to find things in the dark. I still use one on my AR-15 at home to keep unwanted trespassers at bay. I loved my HellFighter in Iraq. Our motto was "put daylight on them without them knowing it." And we did just that, because we rarely took the infrared filter off.
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I'm a US Marine infantryman and was in Iraq last year with a military advisor team. We were dispatched to find some oil smugglers at about 2:00 a.m. and after some searching, we found them off the main route, blacked out. I dismounted my vehicle with two other marines. All of us were equipped with Colt M4 rifles outfitted with a SureFire Scout Light and Beretta 9 millimeter pistols with SureFire WeaponLights. As I approached the first truck on foot, a man with an AK-47 climbed out and began shouting. I ordered him to put his weapon down, but he began to walk toward me. So I brought my rifle up and hit the pressure switch on my Scout Light, blinding the suspect. He instantly dropped his weapon, and we took him into custody.
I'm convinced that my SureFire Scout Light® saved us from a deadly force confrontation. I have SureFire lights on all my personal firearms, and I trust my life to them. Thanks for a lifesaving product.
Sergeant Jonathan L., USMC
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