Surefire FirePak: Game-Changing Flashlight for Smartphones, New 9mm Suppressor — SHOT Show 2016

(Editor’s note: Jon is a tech geek and a flashlight aficionado. Please excuse his exuberance, but this still is a really cool light).

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What would make your smartphone better? Two things quickly come to mind: 1.increased battery life, and 2. the ability to take a good photograph or video at night.

I was shocked, surprised and filled with wanton desire when Andrew Wright with Surefire pulled his smartphone out of his pocket to show me the new FirePak. This game-changing accessory for your smartphone works with the new surefire cell phone case that they released earlier this month. It mounts to the back of the case in a notch and groove arrangement.

Surefire FirePak.

Surefire FirePak.


The FirePak will attach to your smartphone with the help of SureFire’s new phone case.

The FirePak is a combination of the following: a rechargeable battery pack, a flash for your camera and a flashlight. If you know Surefire, you know that they don’t do things half-ass and the FirePak is no exception. This bad boy is capable of providing, either through the manual switch or via Bluetooth, up to 1,500 lumens of death-blinding light!

Surefire provides you with an app that allows your smartphone to sync up with FirePak. This will provide more than enough light for flash photography or video recording. The USB connector is used to recharge the FirePak or power your smartphone. There is a manual switch that can be used to control the five light output settings from five to 1500 lumens.

The FirePak can produce some serious lumens.

The FirePak can produce some serious lumens.

The USB port on the FirePak.

The USB port on the FirePak.

The MSRP for the FirePak is $249.00.  It should hit stores in the next 30 days.  The phone case is sold separately, and that retails for $29.99.  It is currently available for the iPhone 6/S & Galaxy S5.


Surefire has actually come up with what I think is a money-saving idea and that is a modular suppressor. The Ryder 9 suppressor from Surefire for 9 mm pistols and rifles gives you the option to shorten the overall system, should you require less length and weight for the task at hand. When maximum sound suppression is a priority, simply add the modular component. This allows you to only have to pay one transfer tax and get the benefit of getting both a rifle and a handgun suppressor.

Surefire's new can.

Surefire’s new can, the SF Ryder 9M.  A modular suppressor.

The modularity makes it adjustable.

The modularity makes it adjustable.  When maxim sound reduction is needed, add the extra baffle.

SF Ryder 9M

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Weight: 8.5 oz (241 g) / 11oz (312g)
  • Diameter: 5.9″ (14.9 cm) / 7.9” (20 cm)
  • Length: 1.25″ (3.2 cm)
  • Construction: Titanium & stainless

Retail and availability for the SF Ryder 9mm is still to be determined.  We’ll keep you posted.

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Ben Dover February 6, 2016, 3:49 pm

    LED and lithium Technology Is not as expensive as it use to be. Stop overcharging us I own the X300 and love it but still don\’t get the price point. Surefire makes top quality items but I feel lately that\’s all these new equipment coming out at the shot show is over priced and it looks like there takeing advantage of gun enthusiasts like myself . This hobby is expensive enough and prices are going up for every new gun that is coming out. Sure fire is a great company but I hope that prices will be competitive with everything else in the market and this phone light is stupid and way overpriced. What will they think of next and overcharge you for.

  • Thomas February 3, 2016, 11:39 am

    Good article regarding Bugout bags 101.
    I “second” the recommendation, advising the purchase of used military backpacks. Our family purchase the Marine Corps backpack, capable of holding 120 pounds. Like the author of the article, I couldn’t dream of holding that much but it’s nice to have that availability. We purchase the assault pack that attaches to it as well as the Camelback Marine Corps hydration system. Previously, we had bought the cheap Chinese backpacks. Save it for a range bag. Maybe. But if you can’t even carry 20 pounds comfortably, why waste the money? Go with the real meal deal and buy military. The support system is far superior. I am NOT a young man, but it will allow me to carry more comfortably.

  • Jonathan February 3, 2016, 11:04 am

    That Surefire can looks alost like a dead wringer for the Inova LED flashlight that was released about 12-15 years back. It would be nice as a stealth sound reducer. That was back on the cusp of LED flashlight tech spendy at the time. Perhaps Niteize/Inova copied the design from Surefire…

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