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SureFire is a story of what can be accomplished with light. In 1969, an engineer with a Ph.D. from Cal Tech, Dr. John Matthews founded the Newport Corporation to harness the power of the laser for industrial applications. Over the next decade, the Newport Corporation grew to become a leader in the laser field, pioneering a host of industrial uses for the laser. Patents were issued, contracts were won, business boomed. Focusing his mind on his passion, John wondered if a laser could be adapted to serve as a sight on a firearm. In 1979, John's concepts became reality as he designed and patented a laser sight. Further refinement of this laser sight technology would have required the board of the Newport Corporation to approve substantial investments outside its core business interests, so John, along with several key members of Newport's technical staff who shared his vision, approached the board with an offer to buy the laser sight business. Now John could devote all of his energy toward the commercialization of laser sights for guns. A handgun sight for a Colt Trooper was the company 's first product. A laser sight for a Ruger Mini-14 soon followed. Then, in 1984 the LAPD SWAT team requested to use some of the company's laser-sighted shotguns to use for security during the Olympic Games. In the following years the company developed a weapon-mounted flashlight, the SureFire WeaponLight and low-light law enforcement and military operations would never be the same. Laser Products went on to establish itself as the leading manufacturer of rugged, powerful and compact illumination tools for tactical applications - from weapon-mounted lights and laser sights, shield lights and baton lights to hand-held lights powerful and bright enough to qualify as "force-option" tools that could temporarily blind, unbalance, and disorient a threat. Eventually the SureFire name became so synonymous with excellence in hand-held illumination tools that the company name, Laser Products, was changed to SureFire LLC.

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