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Anyone that has ever used a SureFire can tell you all about its extreme durability and intense light output. When I was in Iraq, primarily Fallujah, most of the guys had 6Ps—purchased with their own money, as we were issued decent but much less adequate lights from another manufacturer—mounted to their rifles. Gear is expensive, and certainly the Marine Corps has the lowest budget for it, but we all try to do the most with what we’ve got. Well, I took it upon myself to buy a dedicated infrared SureFire light that went with me on every convoy. It’s just as bright as any other SureFire, but those of us with NVDs (night vision devices) could see its beam.

One night, I was machine gunner for our convoy, which is a dangerous job, but a lot less dangerous with our SureFire’s lighting up the night. On this particular night, there was some small-arms fire from the locals at a nearby village, but it wasn’t directed at us. There was also some air support in the area. As we passed the village, all of the lights suddenly went off at the same time. Keeping my infrared light on, to enhance our night vision, our company commander spotted a glint in the roadway, illuminated only by my light, which turned out to be an IED. We stayed put—safe and sound—until EOD came out and cleared the way for us. If it hadn’t been for my powerful IR light, we probably would’ve driven right over that IED.

Thank you, SureFire, for keeping us safe.

James T.
Reynoldsburg, OH

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Back in 2004, my unit was deployed to Iraq. During the deployment, one of the trucks from our headquarters company was hit by an IED. After the explosion, the insurgents who laid the IED ambushed the truck and managed to get away with a few weapons

In 2006, my unit deployed again to the same area of Iraq, and while on this deployment, men from one of our companies got into a firefight with at least 10 insurgents. After the firefight was over, one of the dispatched insurgents was carrying an M4 belonging to our unit from the '04 deployment that was thought to have been destroyed. This rifle had a SureFire WeaponLight and a homemade wooden stock glued to the stock tube. This light survived an IED attack and still worked unfortunately, in the hands of the enemy. I wouldn't trust my life with any WeaponLight other than a SureFire. I have seen these blown up, shot, dropped, and burned, and they still work, just like you guys say they will.

Nathan R.
Wilmington, NC

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I set my M4 rifle on a tire of an M-ATV, in the wheel well, while prepping the gun truck to go out on mission. Under the pressure of the current situation, I completely forgot about my weapon and continued to drive off. Unfortunately for me, my M4, and my next month's paycheck, I destroyed a PEQ15 (day/night laser designator), the weapon, and a cheap magazine. On the bright side, the SureFire WeaponLight mounted to the M4 made it through with just a scratch. Thanks, SureFire. I'll use no other brand of light.

Sgt. Robert J.
FOB Fenty, Afghanistan

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