SureFire awarded $10 million military contract

The United States Special Operations Command awarded popular tactical gun accessory manufacturer SureFire a $10 million contract in September -- six years after the company initially secured a $23 million deal with the military that expired in 2016. (Photo: SureFire/Facebook)

The USSOCOM awarded popular tactical accessory manufacturer SureFire a $10 million contract in September — six years after the company initially secured a $23 million deal with the military that expired in 2016. (Photo: SureFire/Facebook)

The U.S. Special Operations Command awarded popular tactical accessory manufacturer SureFire a $10 million contract in September to provide an indefinite supply of muzzle brakes, sound suppressors, and blank firing adapters through 2022.

The Department of Defense announced the award Sept. 28. It’s the third military contract secured with SureFire since 2011, when SOCOM signed a $23.3 million deal with the company for sound suppressors and muzzle breaks that expired late last year. A $15 million contract for flashlights expired in September 2015, Guns.com previously reported.

SureFire, located in Fountain Valley, California, specializes in flashlights, muzzle devices and gun parts. The company formed more than 40 years ago primarily as a manufacturer of firearm laser sights. Its earliest clients included gun makers Colt and Sturm, Ruger and Co. and the Los Angeles Police Department’s SWAT Team. The latter spawned a trail of law enforcement partnerships that inspired the creation of the popular weapon-mounted flaslight, the SureFire Weapon Light, in 1986.

SureFire would spend the next three decades building its lineup of “rugged, powerful and compact illumination tools for tactical applications” until weak military spending forced the company to cut its labor force and product offerings in 2015.