These new tactical flashlights provide a uniform 200-lumen output for professionals who require simplicity of operation while maintaining situational awareness. The 6PX is constructed from aluminum, while the G2X has a non-conductive polymer Nitrolon body. Both use the SureFire tactical tailcap switch that can be twisted for constant illumination or pressed for momentary-on or strobing, which can be essential for clearing a dark structure. Two CR123 batteries power the 6PX and G2X for up to 2.5 hours of runtime, and the G2X comes in foliage green, tan, yellow and black. Surefire.com.
DRS THERMAL SIGHT
DRS Technologies’ AN/PAS-13D(V) Light Weapon Thermal Sight (LWTS) utilizes DRS’ 320×240, 25-micron uncooled thermal-imaging technology. With a weight of less than 2 pounds, the LWTS provides superior range performance with a man-sized target detection range of at least 550 meters. The LWTS features a 2X electronic zoom and a field of view extending from 18 by 13.5 degrees to 9 by 6.75 degrees. Best suited for close-quarter combat and reconnaissance, the LWTS features simple, one-touch controls with a tactile, four-button interface. It is designed to be used on the M16/M4 as well as the M136 Light Anti-Armor Weapon. (drs.com; 888-377-7782)
SKYDEX X-TREME DUTY KNEE PADS
SKYDEX’s X-Treme Duty Knee Pads combine the SKYDEX Rez-Flex outer shell with inner twin-hemisphere cushion padding. The X-Treme Duty Knee Pad addresses the four knee pad problems identified by operators. Firstly, it has a soft outer shell to prevent the unsteadiness of a rounded, hard shell. It also has an inner covering designed to grip the knee so that the pad does not shift down to the ankles, and it’s supported by a breathable mesh backing to prevent moisture buildup. Lastly, the X-Treme Duty Knee Pad has non-slip straps for a secure fit without over-tightening, which leads to behind-the-knee tenderness and sore spots. (skydex.com; 866-732-7462)