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Weapon Mounted Tactical Lights/Lasers

Discussion in 'Flashlights and Weapon Lights' started by DHonovich, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. n4aof

    n4aof Copper BB

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    Re: Weapon Mounted Tactical Lights

    I looked at the Surefire forend for my 590 a while back, but I didn't get one because it seemed a bit too pricey (as does everything with their brand on it) and because it only worked on the 590 if you first hacked off the bayonet lug.

    Personally I doubt I would ever need to mount a bayonet on my 590, but I still don't like the idea of hacking it off just to clear a flashlight.

    Recently the factory has started shipping 500's and 590's with an integrated flashlight forend -- which looks better integrated than the Surefire (which is more of a flashlight stuck on the front of the forend). Apparently the light/forend that Mossberg chose is made by Insight but I can't seem to find any information about it either from Mossberg or Insight.
  2. m24shooter

    m24shooter .270 WIN

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    SF now has a light that will work around the lug.
    As for price, yes they are expensive. But they are pretty much the top of the line, always going to work, have great customer service, and there are few lights that work as well and as reliably. Also, they are hell for tough. I banged the muzzle end of that SBS against a metal door frame, a concrete Jersey barrier, and all kinds of other stuff. I knocked the Big Dot off of it, have lots of white paint around the muzzle and even on the SF light unit itself, and the light has yet to break or even falter. I have knocked lights off of foreend rails of other people's shotguns.
  3. SeaScout

    SeaScout .270 WIN

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    m24shooter,
    OT I was curious as to what type of tool that was behind your pump gun laying on what looks like bed liner.
    Thanks
  4. m24shooter

    m24shooter .270 WIN

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    Scout, it is a Dead On Tools hammer. I have a several of their tools. Great, hard work items.
    I'll get a pic of various items.
  5. SeaScout

    SeaScout .270 WIN

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    m24shooter,
    Thanks...always looking toward to new and cool gear. Been that way forever... Thanks for all you do around here.
    Best....
  6. m24shooter

    m24shooter .270 WIN

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  7. Nakakazu

    Nakakazu .22LR

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    Does the streamlight polytac c4 fit with the cdmgear mtc mount?
  8. Yankee

    Yankee Copper BB

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    Light for a 500, 6 round, 18.5"barrel...

    I'd like one that mounts directly under the barrel and in front of the magazine tube and doesn't extend beyond the barrel. In other words it would basically fill the space from the end of the magazine tube to the front of the barrel.

    Anyone have a setup like that?

    Thank you in advance.
  9. Spdu4ia

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    Surefire G2X on a basic aluminum rail mount on a tri rail. Not the super high end Surefire but still a Surefire so you know it's quality. Perfect spot for me since I can activate the push button with my thumb while still grasping the weapon. Also have the quick disconnect with the thumb screw so you can take it off the rail if needed .

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  10. TreeDoc

    TreeDoc Copper BB

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    Re: What is the best tactical light and/or laser?

    I'm your camp, +1
  11. mikeberg500

    mikeberg500 .22LR

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    Can anyone tell me if the LaserLyte tri-rail will work on a Mossberg500 with a heat shield already installed?It kind of looks like the thin bolts it comes with would go all the way through and hold together the front of the heat shield also.I hope I made sense.
  12. DHonovich

    DHonovich Founder Staff Member Administrator Sponsor "Philanthropist"

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    Yes it does fit. Here is mine.

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  13. aksavanaman

    aksavanaman Work In Progress... Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    I didn't see the 4Sevens mentioned anywhere so I thought I'd do a little review on this. I was first introduced to this flashlight while watching the Nutnfancy review on this Quark 123 Turbo. Since I was in the market for a weapon/duty light, I gave this a try over some of the other options like Streamlight and Surefire. With the discount code he provided in the review (mind you this was 2 years ago) I was able to get this direct from 4Sevens for $69 with free shipping.

    My first thoughts were pretty enthusiastic, A. since I had never spent more than $5 on a flashlight in my life and B. the quality and construction on this light were on par with some other more expensive options I've used and handled. I mounted it on my Kel-Tec SU16C (which I'm no longer in possession of) and that's where it stayed for about a year, pretty much unused and just played with here and there, I used the gun a lot, but never really used the light.
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    Fast forward to my birthday last year. It was Nov 16th, 2011... around 10pm at night, 14F and about 2 feet of snow on the ground. I was on duty that night and got called to respond to a boat sinking at the pier at one of our remote boat launches. I made the 45min treck out there to find the owner and a couple of his buddies using strap wrenches and chains to keep the rest of the boat (the stern was fully submerged with about 5 feet of the bow remaining out of the water) from sinking. Since one of my jobs is pollution response, my main concern were six 50gal drums of diesel fuel strapped to the back of the boat, underwater. The diver at the scene said he would be able to get the drums off, but didn't have a light with him at the time. ;) "No worries dude, I've got you covered" and I handed him the 4Sevens Turbo I had grabbed off my gun before I left my house. This light survived 1.5 hrs of water that was starting to freeze over, at a depth of about 25' (definitely more than it was rated for!). Needless to say, we got the drums off, secured the boat, kept the environment safe and went about our business.

    Since then I've bought 2 different 4Sevens lights, all of which have served me well, in all conditions and certainly some abuse from me. Hopefully I can find a way to run this light properly on my 500 (Pics should follow :D ) in the meantime here are the specs off of the 4Sevens website:


    Specifications

    Powered by: 2 CR123A batteries (included)
    LED Emitter: Premium Cree XP-G R5
    Voltage range: 3.0V ~ 9.0V
    Dimensions
    Length: 4.9 inches
    Diameter (Body): 0.86 inches
    Diameter (Head): 1.2 inches
    Weight: 2.8 ounces
    5 Current Regulated Output Levels
    3 Flash modes: Strobe, SOS, Beacon
    Momentary Activation
    Level Memorization
    Square threads for lifetime smooth operation
    Type III Hard Anodized finish
    Fully knurled
    Removable Clip
    Flexible & secure hand grip accessory
    IPX-8 Waterproofing
    Impact-resistant glass lens with Dual-coating - sapphire coating on the outside and anti-reflective coating on the inside for optimal efficiency and durability.
    Reflector: Highly polished smooth reflector
    T-6061 Aircraft-grade Aluminum Body
    Reverse-polarity protection

    Typical Output Levels and Runtimes + (LED drive current)

    Moonlight: 0.2 lumens for 30 days, (1ma)
    Low: 4 lumens for 5 days (10ma)
    Medium: 22 lumens for 20 hours (50ma)
    High: 85 lumens for 4.5 hours (250ma)
    Max: 230 lumens for 1.8 hours (990ma)
    Strobe: 230 lumens for 3 hours
    Beacon: 0-230 lumens pulse for 23 hours
  14. Tw1st2k

    Tw1st2k Copper BB

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    Hi All,

    I'd like to mount a light on my 500 Blackwater edition, standard 18.5" barrel and breacher tip, and stock foregrip. I really like the Coast TX40 light and think that's the one I'm going to end up buying, now as for mounting the light.... I was thinking CDM Gears "MTC" which is only .500" wide so I think that will fit in my limited space. Anyone have any other suggestions? Or Experience with a 500 Blackwater/Flashlight mount?

    NOTE I've also found a single ring mag tube mount made by L&M http://www.mountsplus.com/AR-15_Accessories/AR-15_Scope_Rings/123-LMS-LM.html that looks perfect for my application. Now I've heard that the Mossberg 54123 (500 Blackwater w/18.5" breacher barrel) has the same mag tube as the 590A1, Can anyone confirm this? If so, I should order the 25mm tube that fits the heavy mil-spec barrel?

    Any help is appreciated! Thanks :D
  15. 72guy

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    Surefire X400 vs Streamlight TLR 2 Review

    Surefire X400 vs Streamlight TLR - 2S
    I've been looking at these two lights and came across this review. For those that haven't come across this in their searches, it's a good read.
    http://www.weaponevolution.com/forum/sh ... gn-Summary
  16. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    aksavanaman~

    That's a helluva account of what it means to be a trained and professional rapid responder and having professional grade equipment ready in a moments notice.

    That's a lot of run time and submersion~~~~~ !!!!!!!!!!!
  17. Spdu4ia

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    Surefire light on an offset rail mount (the old standard straight mount i had put it in a wierd place that I had to move my hand off the foregrip to activate) on an Aimtech warhammer

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  18. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Man, I love that whole setup!
  19. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Well, guess I'm gonna play. This is my personal 590 50663 that I take to work with me and bring home at the end of the day.

    ElZetta ZFL-M60-LF2R and ZSM-T mount. I carry the light on my belt and can mount it to my long gun and snug it down with a twist of a thumbscrew in three seconds. iPhone pics don't do it justice. Built tank tough and with a silky mil-spec finish. I'm really proud to own this marvel. I even had my name put on it!

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    If I ever win big in the lottery or something, I'm gonna hand out one of these lights to all my friends far and wide.

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    Incredible
  20. jimmycrackcorn

    jimmycrackcorn .270 WIN

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    Hey, M24..
    What's been up buddy? I got a question for you, hopefully you got an answer.. or anyone else knowledgeable for that matter. =)

    Your SF forend. Its a 621 right? Made specifically for the 14" with the shorter forend slide tube, right? Well Im seeing a basic 14" SF forend w/momentary & constant on, for $163. The ones that fit my model (18") & the 20's are WAY more. $300-400. In your line of work, have you seen the differences in between the two models? Seeing as they are polymer, is it something simple a dremel could fix?

    Also does anyone think it would be possible to run the smaller slide tube to get one of these to work on a 18"? I mean the slide tubes are cheap enough @Halvin just to replace & buy the cheaper SF forend if the config would work. I don't see why it wouldnt, unless the action bars are shorter on the smaller slide tube? But I would imagine Mossy makes the action bars all the same size cuz the receiver is all the same as far as I know. I think its just the slidetube, maybe the forend too that was shortened because it ends up running into the barrel lug on shorter 14". So my thinking is, they (the slide tube & forend) are probably swappable through the models but only if coming off a shorter barrel length to a longer barrel lenght. Make Sense?? Or am I off the reservation? :lol:

    Also, no bayo lug to work around on mine.

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