SureFire M300 Mini Scout Review

Specifications Of The SureFire M300 Scout Mini Light

  • Light type: White LED
  • Lumens: 500
  • Runtime: up to 1 hour
  • Length: 4.1 in.
  • Bezel Diameter: 1.125 in.
  • Weight: 4.1 oz. batteries included.
  • Battery: 123A
  • Mount: Picatinny/Weaver

Scout M300 Features

  • Hard anodized aluminum body construction material
  • TIR lens
  • Momentary/constant-on pushbutton switching activation

Pros

The M300 Mini Scout Light is an ultra-compact and powerful gun light that is easy and simple to mount on MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny Rails. Its luminosity output is helped by the total internal reflection (TIR) system generating an intensity of 500 lumens, powerful enough for short and medium-range applications, with a great peripheral reach that allows an ample sight in the dark. Also, its size and weight make the manipulation very easy, and we liked the aesthetic look of the light.

Cons
There is not much negative to say about the M300 from surefire. It is a really efficient item.

Verdict

Something we learned when we did the SureFire M300 Scout Mini Light Compact LED Weapon Light (Black) Review is that with its ultra-compact size and design, this flashlight frees you rail space (MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny) from your weapon, having an advantage and better mobility that is incomparable with other weapons lights. It has two different ignition modes, its Pushbottom Tailcap switch system and the click constant which are used by pressing softly for a momentary mode and clicks for the constant mode.

The SureFire brand is recognized for its excellent quality, high luminosity, and compact lights, and the M300 Mini Scout Light it is not an exception. The light is intended to be used by professionals that need the power of the light to uncover small areas in difficult situations. If you use a rifle to watch your property and need to illuminate the area of your home with a high-intensity light for a short duration, this is the perfect product for you.

Video-Unboxing The SureFire Scout M300

In The Box

  • 1 SureFire Scout M300 Light
  • Lightjunction Battery Case
  • 1 x Factory Installed plus 2 x EXTRA Surefire CR123A batteries which give you 10 years of shelve life

Performance of The Light

The shrouded click switch that is located in the tail cap,  performs exactly how SureFire says, and it is easy and comfortable to use. The position of it helps to avoid the accidental activation of the light and also the easy access to it.

Talking about luminosity this recoil-proof LED model comes with a bigger output of 500 Lumens of white light, that can be used up to 1 hour, otherwise older releases that displayed only 300 Lumens. The beam released by the Total Internal Reflection lens combined with 500 lumens of power is enough to achieve an adequate performance between close and mid-range, meaning that the peripheral vision is ample but also take care of the focus of the beam.

The durability aspect of the SureFire Scout M300 is guaranteed by the strong building material (hard-anodized aerospace aluminum), which is the same that is used in the aerospace industry. Beyond that, the light shows an optically coated tempered glass material.

The lightness of the product helps to minimize a possible negative effect on the weapon that is mounted on.

SureFire M300 Scout Brightness

To understand the brightness of the SureFire Scout is useful to have a look at what Lumens are. To make it easy to understand, Lumens are units of the quantity that measure the total amount of visible light from a light source. If the amount of Lumens released from a source of light is higher, then the luminosity rating is brighter. Also, the kind of light is related not only to luminosity but also to power consumption.

It is important to know that lights like the SureFire Scout that uses Led bulbs, implies a higher Lumens rating by consumption of energy. A nice way to put it is that to get the same output that you get with a 100 watts regular bulb you would need only 13 watts from a Led lamp. The reason behind this fact is that Led converts the energy to brightness to a greater extent, minimizing the portion of energy that is converted into heat.

The bottom line is that the 500 Lumens that the SureFire M300 comes with is a very respectable amount for a small light like this.

SureFire Scout M300 Light Mount

Q&A

Q: Which kinds of batteries this light use?

A: The light only can use 123A batteries

Q: Is the mount removable?

A: Yes, it is possible to remove it to use on another tactical mount

Q: Are Daniel defense offset mounts work with the light?

A: Yes, the Daniel Defense mounts work with the Surefire M300, and depending on the rail will mount to either side of the rail or on top.

Battery of the SureFire M300 Scout

The company especially advise against the purchase meant of fake or underpriced batteries, due that in some cases when using such products the light has become damaged and even in some scarce case the user has been slightly injured. The batteries offered by SureFire have been tested comprehensively to achieve the highest safety standards.

The battery that comes with the light and it is also offered by the company is the Surefire CR123A.

Buyers Opinion

Buyer 1

Even though I had some doubts before buying it now I think that the purchase is really worth it. Also if you add a side mount to your weapon, the light can be easily got by the thumb. Beyond that, the good news is that I have several friends that have different models of AR and the light works with all of them.

Buyer 2

Amazing light and there is no doubt that it is not cheap. But the point is that when you get such a quality of light with the add-on that is so easy to use and carry, you will not be disappointed, like when buying a cheap item. Strongly recommended.

Buyer 3

Strong mounts and looks that will last for a long while. Also, the strong brightness lets have a good sight at a very long distance. SureFire continued its great job with this reliable and compact light. Well deserved 5 stars.

Buyer 4

Much better quality than the cheap models that make you feel like you wasted your money after a couple of months. The light is strong enough to illuminate efficiently, without dazing you. The only drawback is that you have to spend more than usual. But what can you do? It is the price of quality.

Buyer 5

I would like that the light would be whiter, but overall it is a good product and I especially like that the weight is not too heavy, so the position of the weapon is stable.

Video Tutorial-Fake SureFire Scout Head And Body Recognition

Warranty

All the products from SureFire have the usual 30-Day Money-Back Satisfaction Guarantee, and in case that you are not happy with them, you can choose to return or change them with the only conditions that they have been not abused or damaged.

SureFire recommends browsing their technical question or product problem pages of their site, to make sure that the issue cannot be solved easily. In case that you couldn’t do it, you have to email them to [email protected] including your personal information. If they see that cannot do anything to solve the problem by phone, they are going to give you a Return Merchandise Authorization number and the instructions on how to proceed. The emphasis, that you should not return an item without such a number.

Also when you want to return a product you should call their customer service to ask for the aforementioned Return Merchandise Authorization number.

Final words of our SureFire M300 Scout Mini Light Compact LED Weapon

Light (Black) Review

SureFire has achieved with the Scout M300 a remarkable quality product, and users will not be disappointed when buying it.

It lightness and small size is the perfect complement to the powerful and focused beam that the light releases. Some people talk about the price of it, but most of them in the end recognize that with this level of quality, buying the M300 is a great deal.

The item is also easy to handle and allows them to be mounted in several ways, and its aerospace aluminum construction material makes us be confident that the light will have a long life.

Beyond that, the prestige of the company makes that when buying the light, the client can be sure that SureFire is a brand that represents the seriousness that is required if some issue about the quality of the product arises.