The Surefire XC1 is the perfect weapon light for those using most types of railed pistols. It is the smallest, as well as the lightest, light Surefire has ever produced. It features 200 lumens of white light in a smooth, even beam, with no bright spot in the middle, and little risk of blinding anyone in its range. But despite its small size, the XC1 is strong, durable, and weatherproof, and will last through more rounds than you can shoot.
One of the best features of this weapon light is the front-facing battery compartment, which means you don’t need to remove the light from your gun to change the AAA battery. The fact that this type of battery is also easy to find only adds to the convenience.
If a high-performance pistol light that fits nicely on a concealed-carry weapon, in or out of the holster, is what you need, the XC1 may be just what you’re looking for.
- Ultra-compact LED Handgun Light
- 200 lumens
- 5 hours battery life
- 1 AAA battery included
- 1 mode, ambidextrous side switch for both momentary-on and constant-on activation
- MaxVision Beam maintains situational awareness and helps identify threats at close range
- 6 ounces with batteries
- 375 inches in length, .375 inches in diameter
- Aerospace aluminium body that is hard anodized with a Mil-Spec finish
- 1 AAA battery included, or 1 AAA alkaline,
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Extreme durability
- Weatherproof, multifaceted reflector, gasket sealed, attaches to most Universal-rail-equipped handguns, countersunk crossbar switch prevents accidental activation
- First available in November 2015
The Surefire XC1 can be compared with another of the company’s models, the X300 Ultra, as well as the Streamlight TLR-6. As well as being compatible with numerous handguns, the X300 Ultra can also be used with multiple AR-15 type rifles.
It also has a 600-lumen output, which provides a longer reaching, tight beam, while still illuminating objects in your peripheral vision. Both lights are made of the same Mil-Spec anodized aerospace aluminum, but the X300 is bigger in both length and diameter, it is more than double the weight, and the price is the same as the XC1. The Streamlight TLR-6 can be used with more than 18 different brands of subcompact handguns, including Glock, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, and M&P Shield.
It weighs about the same as the XC1, includes a similar momentary-on and constant-on activation, and comes equipped with a red laser that can be used with the LED or on its own, but it only has a 100 lumen light output, and a shorter battery life at only 1 hour for its LED. If needing a light that can be transferred from a long gun to a pistol, the X300 is an excellent choice that has satisfied many of its customers, but for a compact handgun light for everyday use, the XC1 is the best alternative.
The Surefire XC1 compact weapon light has achieved a rating of 4.2 stars. Having the versatility to fit on many different types of pistols makes it flexible enough for any handgun enthusiast, while its concealability make it a must for those in law enforcement or anyone performing tactical field missions. Plus, it is durable enough to perform perfectly after hundreds of rounds worth of recoil.
This weapon light’s compact size means it will fit nicely in the holster with the gun, rather than needing removal between uses, making it the perfect light for those in situations that require speed and efficiency in all movements. These features, as well as this light’s reliability, durability, and high-performance mean that this weapon light is deserving of its high the price tag.
- Fits most universal-railed handguns
- Not for use with long guns
- Not rated for impact or waterproofing