Shooting Gear

SureFire UDR Dominator: 2,400 Lumens

SureFire UDR DominatorWith enough blinding power to peel the rotting flesh from the walking dead, the new UDR Dominator from SureFire throws 2,400 lumens of light. But, at what price does this power come?

According to the manufacturer, this handheld flashlight is the first LED-based torch to produce this much output before. But raw light output alone does not a good flashlight make. Let’s take a look at what this flashlight can do, what it will not do and what it might be well-suited for.

Optics and Sighting Systems

The New SureFire X400 Ultra WeaponLight – Laser

SureFire X400 Ultra weaponlight

SureFire announced the new X400 Ultra:  a white light, green laser combo unit for firearms.

The light mounts to a standard Picatinny or accessory rail and puts out a maximum of 500 lumens. A momentary/constant-on switch allows the shooter to control the light with one finger.  Remote switches are also available from SureFire.

The laser uses a green 505 nm wavelength light for improved visibility when compared to standard red beams.  This gives the shooter an increased ability to use the laser for aiming in bright light conditions.


Surefire Rechargeable 123A Batteries

There are a lot of white lights, lasers and illuminated optics on the market that use the small, powerful 123A batteries.  These batteries work great, but they tend to be expensive.

Surefire is now offering a rechargeable 123A battery kit.  The kit includes two rechargeable batteries, the charging unit and power adapters for both home (110v AC) and the car (12v DC).  MSRP on the kit is $29 and additional batteries can be bought for $12/pair.

Surefire Rechargeable 123A batteries

Rechargeable 123A batteries can be used hundreds of times, offering a significant cost savings over their lifetime.  However, the rechargeable batteries do not hold as powerful a charge, meaning that runtime is only about 50% of the normal runtime on typical non-rechargeable 123A batteries.