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kpuscg04
06-20-2010, 13:48
Does anyone have any recommendations for a weapons light system for an 870?

I think I want a system that is attached to the mag extension, but if the experts say attached to the forend is better, then I could be convinced.

The purpose is for home defense. I'd rather not spend over $150, and I want something that is pretty simple to use as the wife is not all the experienced.

Thanks

faceplant
06-20-2010, 21:19
Streamlight Polytac LED $45 in a barrel clamp $15. Similar to this. If your not a door kicker who needs a surefire forend this will work. The light on there is a $15 incandesant that has seen hundreds of rounds fired with no issues. My surefire had the bulb break in less than 50. The Streamlight is very bright and has a 2hr burn time

DHart
06-21-2010, 23:23
kpuscg.... you should consider the Streamlight TLR-1 for about $105 on a rail from here http://www.cdmgear.com/

Or the Mod-C clamp from cdmgear to clamp a basic Surefire 6P or clone.

NICE! All for under $150.

faceplant... that's a nice, economical set-up! What is the barrel clamp and where did you find it?

I recently bought a Streamlight TLR-1 and there's no way I'd spend the extra $$$$ for the Surefire forend when the TLR-1 on a simple rail is so simple, so effective, and less than 1/2 the price. The TLR-1 really is a fine weapons light. It's on my 21SF at the moment and I love it!

I have a couple of shotguns I want lights on, though, and I have the flashlights already, so I'm thinking I will bag a Mod-C clamp or two.

faceplant
06-22-2010, 18:42
Picked up the clamp from a gunshow vendor.

22highcaps
06-22-2010, 18:55
Any thing that clamps to the mag tub complicates take down and reassembly. If you must clamp to something, clamp to the barrel. I prefer this and a TLR-1:
http://www.riflestock.com/catalog_page.cfm?queries_index=index10&ProductCode=23&ProductSubCodeID=161&NewProduct=0

It should easily fit your budget.

Dirk Pitt
07-02-2010, 14:41
I got the Surefire replacement forend for my 870. My wife gave it to me for a Christmas present. Wasn't a big surprise as I gave her all the info. Anyway at over $300 it wasn't cheap, but it is SWEET. I am not sure the model number but the light on it runs on 3 of the 123 batts. Before I mounted I put the batteries in and played with it in the backyard. I figured it was easier to point a forend around than the whole shotgun:supergrin: Anyway on a dark night it lit up my yard like daylight I was impressed. It's all mounted now with no issues.

RatDrall
07-02-2010, 15:35
The Surefire weaponlight is the only way to do it properly. You need BOTH constant on/off and a pressure switch, to properly move about in the dark without broadcasting your location to anyone wanting to hurt you.

Wasn't a big surprise as I gave her all the info. Anyway at over $300 it wasn't cheap, but it is SWEET.

They're expensive but worth it. I have one for sale, in like new condition, for $200 delivered in the accessories section....

Rusty Shackleford
07-02-2010, 19:08
The Surefire weaponlight is the only way to do it properly.

Nonsense.

Z71bill
07-02-2010, 20:50
You don't need a light on a HD shotgun - but if you want one and don't want to spend $100.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/z71bill/gun%20pics/P1000244.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/z71bill/gun%20pics/P1000245.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/z71bill/gun%20pics/P1000246.jpg


Dark garage - it works

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r128/z71bill/gun%20pics/P1000247.jpg


good for 1 shot before it breaks. :cool:

MrMurphy
07-02-2010, 23:58
Done "right" the Surefire fore-end is the Rolls Royce of shotgun lights, and there's a reason for that.

The Picatinny rail handguards with a good LED Surefire on it work as well, though they're not as handy.

Your wife needs professional training, even at the local level, as wife+husband=bad training in most cases. I didn't train my wife on basic riflery for this reason, despite the fact I have done so for many people, the relationship can get in the way.

beancounter81
07-03-2010, 07:34
Streamlight TLR-1 using a Streamlight mag tube adapter.

bullw
07-03-2010, 12:35
Streamlight TLR-1 using a Streamlight mag tube adapter.

This is what I use but with a TLR-2. Works great...

RonboF117
07-14-2010, 01:49
Take a look at GG&G out of AZ. They make a nice polymer forend with a short picatinny rail on the right side that works nice for mounting an X300. I have one and I think it is a very good solution.

NightFighter
07-14-2010, 02:23
I use the Streamlight TRL-1 mounted on my Scattergun Technologies extended mag. tube with the factory Streamlight mount. I then use a Streamlight pressure pad with coil switch that attaches to a railed fore-end.

This is a Watch III police shotgun, and the coiled wire has never caught on anything and works with a sling.

I have seen the SureFire weapon lights mounted on our drug unit shotguns. They throw a bad shadow with the extended mag. tubes. I like the Streamlight TLR-1.

The pressure pad mounts to a long gun back plate on the TLR-1. It also has a back-up half toggle switch. The beam pattern is perfect with my ghost ring sights on a Remington 870P model 24449.

Steamlight makes great products at good prices.

Lampshade
07-14-2010, 12:33
Streamlight TLR-1 using a Streamlight mag tube adapter.

Is this product available for a Mossbeg 500?

NightFighter
07-14-2010, 14:41
The Streamlight product number is 69903. It is only about $15. It will work with a Mossberg, as long as it has an extended magazine tube. You will beed the TLR-1 and a long gun kit that includes the back plate and coiled switch tube. You also need a railed front stock or drill it and mount a short section of rail to hold the pressure pad in place. The rail mount holds tighter than the adhesive pressure pads.

Lampshade
07-14-2010, 23:53
The Streamlight product number is 69903. It is only about $15. It will work with a Mossberg, as long as it has an extended magazine tube. You will beed the TLR-1 and a long gun kit that includes the back plate and coiled switch tube. You also need a railed front stock or drill it and mount a short section of rail to hold the pressure pad in place. The rail mount holds tighter than the adhesive pressure pads.

I have a Mossberg 500 Mariner, 6 shot.

Am I SOL?


Something like the followin would be all I would need, correct?

http://www.riflestock.com/catalog_page_detail.cfm?recordno=1&Product_CatalogID=2721&ProductNumber=02-02-22&ProductCode=23&ProductSubCodeID=161&NewProduct=0

Along with the TLR 1, backplate and pressure switch?

RatDrall
07-18-2010, 07:33
A hand light clamped, tied, or taped to the tube/barrel isn't good enough. You end up with having to keep it constantly on, and broadcasting your position, or using your thumb to put pressure on the switch, and having your light go out when you need to pump. Not to mention that most bulbs won't handle 12 gauge recoil.

The only way to do a light properly, on a pump action shotgun, is the weaponlight forend. So far Surefire is the only company that makes one.

A pump shotgun is nothing like an AR15, which has minimal recoil and allows you to keep pressure on a tailcap switch with your thumb while you fire followup shots.

aippi
07-18-2010, 10:28
Go to www.gdmgear.com (http://www.gdmgear.com) and check out those mounts. Add the light of your choice.

Victoriagotagun
07-18-2010, 10:56
Go to www.gdmgear.com (http://www.gdmgear.com) and check out those mounts. Add the light of your choice.

Wrong link. Go to http://www.cdmgear.com/