SureFire X300 Ultra LED Weapon Light Review
There’s probably no better way to make the perfect shot in the middle of darkness than equipping your weapon with a professional weapon light. My friend, an experienced shooter for many years, totally agrees with this statement.
Have you bought a professional flashlight for your weapon already?
If not, chances are, you’re not sure on which the best weapon light to buy. Apparently, many other people are suffering the same problem with you.
I thought that the only way to get your mind out of this mess of trying to figure out the best light to buy was to recommend SureFire X300 Ultra LED Weapon Light to you.
It’s a light that my experienced shooter friend has used since it hit the market. He can’t get enough of it. He’s not even planning to dump it for another light anytime soon.
What makes the Light the NO.1 option for many people, including my friend? Let’s answer this question by looking at the special feature of this weapon light.
Special Features and Benefits of Surefire X300 Ultra Weapon Light
Top Rated Performance
SureFire X300 Ultra LED Weapon Light feature a high-performance LED circuit system that generates a whopping 600 lumens. This is a stunning white light output ideal for carrying out all level of tactical missions. The LED is highly efficient and virtually failure-proof. It has a maximum runtime of 1.5 hours.
The ultra-bright output travels a very long distance in total darkness to give you a clear view of targets miles away from you.
With this light, you’ll successfully accomplish any tactical operation out there. The long distance (and hence long targeting) capabilities of this light are made possible by its special lens.
Next, we look at this lens in details.
Amazing Lens Performance
The lens subject the light produced by a total internal reflection process. This produces a high-intensity final beam that comes out of the device.
This is the ideal beam for making both close and long-range targeting.
100% Weatherproof Weapon Light
If you test the performance of this light in odd weather conditions such a fog, mist, heavy rains, etc. you’ll surely be happy to discover that it does not disappoint. In fact, you’ll return home ready to break the plastic flashlight you’ve held for years whose performance is vulnerable to different weather conditions.
For this light to stand from the other as a waterproof product, Sit was sealed by an O-ring by its manufacturer.
Any flashlight nerd will tell you that this is what any light needs to deter different weather conditions from messing with its functionality.
The entire body of this weapon light is made from the high-strength military grade aluminum metal. This is a ritual performed by SureFire in all its light.
The mounting system too bears this material. The result of using such a hard metal in designing this light is that it makes it a product of superior toughness.
Above this superior toughness, there stands a layer of the hardest black anodizing, also a military grade material.
The importance of this layer is that it resists all forms of corrosion and scratches. It also repels dust, making your light remain as shiny as new.
Impact Resistant Construction
The overall design of this light has a high impact resistant. Wait until the day this light hits a hard ground accidentally. You’ll close your eyes thinking that what you thought would be a lifetime investment is gone for good. And you’ll probably never trust a weapon light again.
But this isn’t so.
Open your eyes and look at your light after it has fallen. It remains unhurt. It has not been deformed. Activate it: it works as usual. And you’ve confirmed all your fears wrong!
The flashlight is made to offer you the highest level of impact resistance when it hits the hardest grounds. Its secret to resisting breakage lies in the polymer material and the coated tempered window incorporated in its design.
Perfectly Mounts on a Wide Range of Weapons
SureFire X300 Ultra LED Weapon Light was primarily designed as a mountable weapon light. It perfectly fits on almost any handgun out there, not forgetting that it works fine with the long guns as well.
Yes, you can securely and quickly attach it to any handgun or long gun via its improved T-Mounting system. In particular, this mounting system works perfectly well when attached to rifles with the standard 1913 Picatinny rail systems.
To give you the best experience when mounting it on your firearm, the light comes with Universal and Picatinny crossbar wedges as well. These enhance a simple, foolproof installation process.
Dismounting the light from your weapon is also a breeze.
Extremely Easy to Operate
SureFire x300 is a weapon light designed with all your weapon light mounting requirements in mind. One thing that you’ll like about this light is its simplicity. Satisfied customers are already expressing their joy on how they easily attach or detach the light to their handguns.
A user-friendly interface is another feature that makes this light the best option for you. It is activated using the intuitive, easy to use, ambidextrous switches.
The switches have been made a bit wider and shorter to improve their ergonomics. These switches are located in the rear body of the light for easy access when you mount the light on your weapon.
For momentary-on activation, simply press the switch on either side.
For constant-on operation, just flip the same switch up or down.
We also can’t fail to mention the Optional DG grip switches (used with handguns) and the pressure activated XT (used with long guns) that makes using weapon light a simple task. These additional features allow you to activate SureFire X300 remotely.
Made in the USA
The country that the manufacturer of the weapon light hails from affects its quality ratings… I know this might have caught you by surprise.
But it’s the sad truth. SureFire, a company, based in the Fountain Valley, California, America is behind the manufacture of this weapon light.
Surefire X300 Ultra is made from the best materials in America. The company also uses other high-quality materials sourced across the globe to make it a complete high-quality weapon light.
The light is made, tested, assembled, machines, and perfected in the USA making it a top quality model.
Comes with High Energy Batteries for Optimal results
SureFire X300 Ultra Weapon Light is operated using two CR132 batteries have excellent performance regarding power supply. These batteries are high power models that will stand beside your weapon light giving it the power it requires to light your world. The batteries have a whopping 10 years shelf life.
This means that they’ll take around 10 years, with regular use, to lose 50% of its original capacity rating.
SureFire packs this weapon light with the original 123A batteries. This gives you a narrow escape from the tiring task of hovering over different battery models trying to pick the genuine one.
SureFire X300 is Super Portable
The total weight of this weapon light, when loaded with the two batteries, is 4.0 ounces. This means that it does not add much weight to your weapon.
For such a low weight value, you’ll carry the light in your pocket easily when walking for a long distance. It will not make your pants go down, unlike the heavy lights you’ve used before.
When you look at its dimensions too, they are a clear indicator of the compactness of this light. The bezel diameter is 1.13 inches while the total length is 3.60 inches. The light fits everywhere!
Frequently Answer Questions
1. Does SureFire X300 Ultra work on the Glock-style systems?
Yes, it will work with almost all the rail systems available. It comes with both Picatinny and Universal rail systems that enable you to easily mount them on any rail system.
2. Does the weapon light come with batteries?
Absolutely! A complete package of SureFire X300 Ultra comes with 2 CR 123 high original batteries from the SureFire brand.
3. Can you use rechargeable batteries instead of the non-rechargeable ones that come with the light? If yes, which batteries should I use?
As you already know, the rechargeable version of CR123 is the 16340 model batteries. With these batteries, the light will work just fine as it will do with the original batteries.
4. Can I utilize SureFire X300 Ultra as a handheld light?
SureFire X300 Ultra is primarily designed to fit on the rail systems of various firearms. If you hold it in your arms, therefore, it might heat up sooner that you expect and probably burn.
There are many handheld flashlights out there that output a cool 600 lumens as this light does. Consider getting any of these if you’re looking for everyday carry light.
5. What type of beam does SureFire X300 Ultra output? Is it a focused or a flooded beam?
This device produces a two-in-one beam. It has a focused beam which an ultra bright white light at the center. The same beam has an outer ring of flooded beam. There’s no beam adjustment beam as it’s not necessary. It’s a ready to go weapon light at all times.
Surefire X300 Ultra Vs Streamlight TLR-1
How is the performance of Surefire X300 Ultra compared to that of Streamlight TLR-1, both from the leader weapon light manufacturers, when the two are put on stage? We decided to do some in-depth tests between the two weapon lights to find out the winner.
Here are our results:
When it comes to shape, size, and weight, the two lights are 99.9% similar. But Surefire X300 Ultra Vs Streamlight TLR-1 is slightly longer and can’t fit in most of the holsters that the Streamlight fits perfectly.
Streamlight has chrome ring unlike SureFire, making it appear a little tacky. Both are made in the USA.
Final Score: 99.9% similar. No winner here.
both lights run on two CR123 batteries. The two lights need to be dismounted from the gun whenever you want to replace their batteries.
Streamlight delivers a maximum of 630 lumens for 1.25 hours while SureFire outputs 500 lumens for 1.5hours.
Final Score: 99.9% similar.
The Streamlight uses a thumbscrew that loosens up on one side of the mount such that it snaps over a rail easily. Though this holds the light securely, it might loosen up with time.
SureFire on the other end utilizes an innovative T-mount design that secures it tightly on any weapon for the entire shooting process.
Final Score: SureFire is the winner here. It offers a tight-fit mounting, unlike the Streetlight.
Both lights come with a rotating tail cap switch, with two tabs that are 180 degrees apart. However, the SureFire is easier to use. It clicks ON whenever you turn it clockwise/counterclockwise, unlike in the Streetlight where clockwise means ON and counterclockwise means instant ON.
Final Score: SureFire deserves the trophy in this contest. A simple turning of the switch is all you need to do to put it ON and OFF. For Streetlight, it’s just too complicated.
Both lights differ in the way they output their light beams. Streamlight has a whiter light that looks more natural. SureFire light appears more yellowish.
The appearance difference is not easily noticeable unless you compare the two side by side. The SureFire has a primary focused spot and a wide secondary beam.
The primary beam has 8 degrees spread while that of the secondary one is 45 degrees. Streamlight has a single bright and solid beam with 20 degrees spread.
Final Score: There’s no winner in this case. The light beam depends on your personal preference.
Judging from the results, Streamlight TLR-1 is a cheaper weapon light option. But if you want a reliable and easy the to operate light, Surefire X300 Ultra is the way to go.
That’s it for our interesting Surefire X300 Ultra review. From the look of things, this is a first-grade weapon light that comes with all the properties you’d expect from a professional weapon light.
It gives you an exceptional light output performance suitable for both close and long distance target identification. The light is built super tough ad ready to stand many years of regular use.
You’ll enjoy the fact that you can use it in any weather. And of course, it will easily attach to any weapon you’re using right now, thanks to its new, innovative T-slot mounting system.
If there’s that one investment decision you’ll make today and never regret for the rest of your life, it’s buying Surefire X300 Ultra today.