Gear New: SureFire Backup MaxVision and Aviator Industry News March 21, 2017 0 COMMENT A couple brilliant new thingamawhatsits have emerged from Fountain Valley, CA over the last few days – both of them flashlights, both of them from SureFire. The newest version of their Backup (properly the E1B-MV Backup) throws anywhere from 5 to 400 lumens on command, and is small enough to keep in a small pocket or even on the ball of a cap. The updated Aviator, for its part, is also a compact EDC light with four color options that don’t require a filter — red, blue, amber, and yell0w-green. Here’s what we know. Industry News: SureFire Backup MaxVision and Aviator SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, is proud to announce the launch of the new E1B-MV. The sleek, compact E1B-MV backup is an outstanding everyday-carry light for most any application. Its virtually indestructible LED delivers 400 lumens of blinding light on high and five lumens of useful light at its low setting. The MaxVision reflector produces a wide, smooth beam optimized to your field of view. Its hard-anodized aluminum body features smooth styling and a two-way pocket clip that allows the light to be carried bezel up, bezel down, and even attached to the bill of a baseball cap for use as a headlamp. Its tailcap switch features SureFire’s patented lockout feature and is programmed to deliver high output on the first press or click. [SureFire LLC is also proud to announce] the launch of the all new Aviator. This SureFire classic—originally developed for pilots—has been reinvented to feature a dual-output white primary LED and secondary colored LED in one sealed head, both focused by a TIR lens into a user-friendly beam with ample reach and surround light. The Aviator can be easily switched from white light to colored light, even on the fly, with a simple pull and twist of its self-locking bezel selector switch—no filters required, which can break or accidentally open at inopportune times. The rugged, ultra-compact Aviator is available with secondary LEDs in one of four useful colors: red, blue, amber, and yellow-green. All of these colors help preserve night-adapted vision and prevent eye fatigue as well as, depending on the color, cut through fog, help locate blood trails or hydraulic fluid leaks, improve contrast, or even integrate well with night vision devices Industry News. What are you seeing here? Just as the tagline reads — industry news. This is a product (or service) announcement. It is not an endorsement. It is not a review. It is not an advertisement. Posts on RECOILweb.com labeled as Industry News are advisory notifications only. Information contained therein is likely provided by the individual manufacturer (or service provider), provided to RW and passed along to our readers as a notification only. Such articles do not represent our tacit approval, nor (unless labeled SPONSORED) were they paid for. RECOIL publishes not just for a fraction of the gun-owning community, but all of it. Individual editorial staff member opinions are not the sole arbiter of what news we present. What one person derides, another will extol. One of RECOIL’s responsibilities is to inform readers of new products or services from manufacturers, training organizations, and the like. RECOIL readers have made it very clear this is something they want to see, and frequently. Some of those products will be chosen for further coverage or evaluation. Some will not. Some may have great promise or potential. Others will do nothing but prove the old adage, A fool and his money are soon parted. Readers should form their own conclusions, if appropriate. Rest assured if a member of the RECOIL staff is providing an opinion, you will know about it. If you are aware of a new technology, product, or service you think is worth us passing along, reach out to RECOIL@enthusiastnetwork.com with details.