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JokerOne
01-30-2011, 13:28
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I attached a UTG laser/light combo to my M590A1. Great, but with two pressure switches, the wiring is a mess.
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Since this is on a pump shotgun, and the trigger hand is already busy with the trigger, safety, and release, that leaves the pumping hand.
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The logical placement to me would be on the slide handle. What did you use, Velcro? How and where did you secure the wiring?
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Thanks

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JokerOne
01-30-2011, 20:21
I used some velcro for the buttons and velcro straps to manage the wires. not great, but ok.

any other suggestions would be appreciated.

thanks

Victoriagotagun
01-30-2011, 20:34
any other suggestions would be appreciated.

My suggestion would be to get rid of the UTG laser/light and go with a quality light. UTG is an airsoft manufacture.

MrMurphy
01-30-2011, 23:54
Simple, don't use pressure switches unless they're built into a Surefire fore-end.

Scattergun1187
01-31-2011, 07:14
Velcro.

JokerOne
01-31-2011, 09:21
The velcro seems to work well, and saved me a lot of of $$$.

JokerOne
01-31-2011, 09:23
Simple, don't use pressure switches unless they're built into a Surefire fore-end.

thanks, but not so simple.

That addresses the light, but not the laser, and cancels out using a bayonet, not to mention its half the cost of the shotgun itself.

BBJones
01-31-2011, 11:48
That addresses the light, but not the laser, and cancels out using a bayonet, not to mention its half the cost of the shotgun itself.

Are you serious?

MrMurphy
01-31-2011, 11:50
UTG=Airsoft.

Bayonet= you must be on crack, unless you're on riot suppression duty at an embassy.

Get a Surefire, get some training and stop wasting our time.

JokerOne
01-31-2011, 11:57
Are you serious?


massad ayoob claims that studies show that people are more
Intimidated by a pointed weapon than a gun. If I can persuade someone not to attack based on a sharp object, rather than filling them full of holes, Iíll do so.

JokerOne
01-31-2011, 11:58
UTG=Airsoft.

Bayonet= you must be on crack, unless you're on riot suppression duty at an embassy.

Get a Surefire, get some training and stop wasting our time.

Sorry, didn’t mean to waste your time. Your crown of the boy with the most expensive toy in the closet remains intact.

A simple, I have no idea how to secure the wiring would have sufficed.

JokerOne
01-31-2011, 12:19
My suggestion would be to get rid of the UTG laser/light and go with a quality light. UTG is an airsoft manufacture.

thanks.

I bought it based on the feedback of a few different websites. people claimed to have used it on Shotguns without issue. In fact it had a higher rating than some of the uber-expensive alternatives mentioned above.

So far it works fine.

I appreciate the comments.

JokerOne
01-31-2011, 12:45
Velcro.

thanks scattergun.

jms123
01-31-2011, 13:44
I used double sided tape.
So far so good

JokerOne
01-31-2011, 13:58
I used double sided tape.
So far so good

thanks! The velcro strips and sticky velcro seems to work fine. If the pump was an automatic then I could figure something else out more easily. Since the area where the switches reside has to move, it makes the wiring more cumbersome. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

As far as the quality goes, I havenít had any issues with it. Its 1/6 the price of the brand mentioned above yet addresses all my requirements. Is a Mercedes Benz better than a Kia? Probably, but Kia has a 60,000 mile warranty and a Benz only has a 50,000 mile one.. :supergrin:

MrMurphy
01-31-2011, 14:01
I don't own a Surefire fore-end. At the moment, i don't even own a shotgun. They make the product for a reason, because it works. Yes, it's expensive. But using a POS Airsoft product on a dedicated fighting gun is like running cheap tires in NASCAR.

Nothing will really truly secure stuff to a pump since it has to move. Velcro works well enough as do heavy rubber bands. But if you ever do move through a building with it, expect to lose the band/velcro, as well as possibly the tape switch and the entire light if it gets caught. I've killed 6-8 tape switches for a PEQ2 or a IR laser aimer for an M203 quadrant sight doing the same thing. If you have to use a tapeswitch, the integrated fore-end is the way to go.

Otherwise, a Ergo rail or Surefire rail with a solid mount and a G2 LED or new G2X would work well inexpensively.