I thought I’d write an update to my previous review of the Surefire Warden since there is still not much information on it. The good news is that people are starting to get their Wardens from Surefire and their dealers.
So far, I haven’t seen many end users place the Warden onto a 7.62 rifle. I decided to replace the Surefire WarComp flash hider with the MB762 Muzzlebrake on my FN SCAR 17s to take away a lot of the recoil. The WarComp works as advertised; it eliminates the flash signature and has comp ports at the top to keep the barrel flat, the byproduct is a significant increase in recoil.
The MB762 is a highly effective two port brake that works opposite of the WarComp. It takes away a lot of recoil but gives a huge blast signature and flash, especially with a 7.62×51 cartridge. Enter the Warden. It attaches easily and snug on the brake and effectively directs all of the blast forward. Having the Warden attached does negate some of the brake’s effectiveness, with a very minimal added felt recoil. What does this mean? You can now shoot indoors and around your friends or partners in a tactical environment depending on what you use it for without sacrificing too much of the recoil reduction from the brake.
Top right: MB762
Bottom right: MB762 with Warden attached.
I take advantage of the “Multi caliber” feature of the Warden. I switch it over from my M6A2 and SCAR 17s therefore I definitely got my money’s worth!
Our Second Amendment, in my opinion is our most important Amendment in our Constitution because it gives us the right to defend ourselves from our own government and enemies, foreign and domestic. It gives our First Amendment and the rest some teeth and protection.
With everything going on in the world currently, it is more important than ever. It is a known fact that the percentage of actual Law Enforcement Officers per population in the United States is grossly out of balance. Just numbers alone, there isn’t enough Law Enforcement personnel available to be everywhere all at once.
Even agencies with the most highly trained, best equipped officers still have to wait for a call and then respond.
It is just mind boggling how anyone can blame an inanimate object and hold it responsible for the actions of evil people. It has always been a people problem. People don’t blame cars for DUI related deaths etc.
Gun ownership is not for everyone, besides those who aren’t allowed to own one; there are people who cannot and will not take another person’s life no matter the circumstance. There is nothing wrong with that, that is a choice each person has to make for themselves. For those who choose exercise their Second Amendment Right to own firearms, who has the right to tell them how they should do it? It says, “Shall not be Infringed.” So technically nobody really has the right to do so. Sure there needs to be laws to prevent those who shouldn’t have them and background checks.
There’s the argument that the forefathers never intended to allow the rights to be extended to semi-automatic AR-15’s. How would they know? All the other rights including the First Amendment are able to adapt with the advances of technology so why are we singling out the Second? Did the forefathers expect the invention of the internet and social media etc? Didn’t think so.
All of the most recent mass shootings should be a reminder why it is important to have the ability to defend ourselves from evil people, and not blame the weapons they choose; weapons that are usually banned for them to possess in the first place.
Criminals and terrorists do not obey any laws. Why would anyone expect them to obey the gun laws and gun free zones?
The Second Amendment does not give anyone the right to commit murder or crimes. It is against the law to murder and do criminal acts with firearms last time I checked.
I support every law abiding citizen who chooses to defend themselves and utilizes their Second Amendment Right.
For those who are against guns, I leave you with this question:
Would you rather have the ability to defend your own life when there is a person standing over you about to murder you or ask for mercy?
Also know that having a gun doesn’t guarantee safety and success. It however gives you a fighting chance at tipping the outcome in your favor.
Surefire doesn’t really need any introduction, it’s reputation as a high quality flashlight and tactical equipment is second to none in the industry.
I’ve used their lights and equipment for over a decade starting from my time as a young Explorer. I still use their products daily on my duty weapon, belt and off duty. Everything they make is made to sustain the harshest condition and be reliable. If you ever break any of their products or it just happens to stop working, they have a no hassle guarantee. I’ve broken lights and other tactical gear from hard use and their customer service technicians have always taken care of me by fixing the problem or replacing it.
The main complaint I hear is that they’re so expensive! That may be true but I always say that you get what you pay for. I have bought other brands and they all have failed me at some point. The difference is that I’d have to replace it out of my own pocket. Surefire stands behind their products and they will take care of you as they have on many occasions with me. You are paying for a dependable, durable and peace of mind.
The technology has drastically changed over the years. Ten years ago, incandescent lights were the brightest while LED lights were durable but not nearly as bright. That is not longer true, LED technology has surpassed incandescents with brightness, runtime and durability. It’s truly amazing how many lumens you can get out of a single battery these days and the tactical run time has been getting longer and longer.
I have so many Surefire lights over the years and on a daily basis, I used multiple Surefire products on duty and off.
On my car keys, I have a Titan Plus that runs on one single AAA battery that puts out 15/75/300 lumens. It is always with me ensuring that I always have a light whenever I need it. Depending on my attire, I have a EB2 flashlight that gives me a blinding 500 lumens, and 5 for jobs that need less light. When I’m on duty, I have a GX2 Tactical on my belt the puts out over 300 lumens and an X300 Ultra that is mounted to my duty weapon, the HK VP9.
For home defense, I have a Fore End shotgun light that replaced my original fore end.
For tactical equipment, I have Surefire EarPro that fits my ears easily compared to the annoying foam inserts that like to fall out. I run Surefire Muzzlebrakes on both my M6A2 and SCAR 17s to eliminate recoil. To make the rifles more useful in CQB and to limit flash signature when employing a muzzlebrake, I have the Surefire Warden Blast Regulator which directs all of the blast and concussion forward. (see my review on the Warden in my previous post).
Overall Surefire is at the forefront of tactical technology that is always innovating and creating the best tools for almost any job that requires lights or tactical equipment.