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Old 01-22-2018, 2:53 PM
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Default Tactacal Lights

Could some please recommend a Tac light for my Shotgun, and AR?
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Old 01-22-2018, 2:55 PM
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I just ordered one of these for my shotgun (Rem 870):
https://www.botach.com/steiner-mk7-b...d-weaponlight/

Haven't got it yet, pretty excited....

That being said, Surefire and Streamlights are the most popular.
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Old 01-22-2018, 3:06 PM
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Default Lots of choices

Streamlight TLR
Surefire X300
Olight PL1

Are all dedicated weapon lights for rail attachment.

They are pricey but Surefire makes a replacement hand guard with X300 built into it.

Personally I like this setup for my Mossberg 590 from Magpul:

https://www.brownells.com/shotgun-pa...prod73379.aspx

I added a rail section and attached my Surefire X300.
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Old 01-22-2018, 3:06 PM
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I am a streamlight guy.

TLRs for the handguns
Protacs for the Rifles.
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Old 01-22-2018, 3:14 PM
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Not sure how much your willing to spend, the above options are all good. If money is tight try a cheap one to try before finding what you really want and spending big $.


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Surefire.

On my shotgun, I use their forend light. Rugged, intuitive controls, reliable.
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Surefire, or go home.
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Old 01-23-2018, 8:59 AM
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I have Streamlights and Surefires. Using them both and comparing I prefer the fit and ruggedness of the Surefires. I am buying one of those Steiner's for by Mossberg 500 - great price.
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Surefire, yes they are expensive, but last forever. Look for a used Surefire dedicated fore-end for the shotgun, and you can always upgrade the lens assembly LED ect...They can often be found for around $100.
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Yeah, buy Surefire - outdated technology at a premium price. After the s**t they've pulled the last few Black Fridays, lying to customers, etc, many have sworn never to spend a dime on their products.
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Old 02-26-2018, 1:05 PM
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Yeah, buy Surefire - outdated technology at a premium price. After the s**t they've pulled the last few Black Fridays, lying to customers, etc, many have sworn never to spend a dime on their products.
A few rounds of sh*tty customer service/screw ups isn't a reason to toss out Surefire's product track record which IMO still exceeds everyone else, YMMV. Every weapon light I own is Surefire, lost count, but I'm at at least 4 scouts, 2 X300U-Bs, 1 590 DSF, and several "budget" G2X/P2X lights that just keep on trucking which are mounted on a variety of firearms (AK's, AR's, a Benelli M4, a Mossberg 500, few others I'm sure I'm forgetting.)

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I would recommend Streamlight first for value to money ratio, and a Surefire if you can get a deal.

For the AR, look at Streamlight's Protac series which comes with a rail mount and switch.

For the Shotgun, a recommend a CDM mount with the hand held light of your choice. They are extremely light weight and low profile.

I personally advise AGAINST the Surefire DSF series forends. I thought they were the coolest thing until I actually bought one and put it on my 870. Overpriced. If you tighten the forend nut down too tight the front end pinches down on the magazine tube and the gun won't cycle. It is also heavy which throws too much weight to the muzzle. I have a 28" hunting shotgun with all that barrel weight and it doesn't cause the awkward pinching in my elbow that the Surefire forend did on my 18.5". Not worth it.

I also have had Surefire's customer service not respond to my inquiries regarding random extra charges on orders from them.
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:25 AM
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I have an old Surefire Scout light, got it in 2008, and its been to both Iraq and Afghanistan with me. Granted its mounted on a 5.56 and not a shotgun but that thing is beastly. Robust, tough, and its like a small nuclear bomb goes off when you turn it on.
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I have the Surefire X300 and it kicks *** it's 600 lumens so plenty of brightness for a shotgun. I have this one: http://amzn.to/2F2BxUd
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Streamlight Protac rail mount with pressure switch.
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Stream light Poly Tac. I have them on all my rifles/shotguns. And house and truck and car. Great light for the price
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Hard to go wrong with a Surefire or Streamlight TLR series. I've own a few that were used for testing and evaluation (6k-10k rounds of various calibers each) and zero issues whatsoever. Plenty of torture tests between the two online. Decide on the lumens you want and the mounting preference then go from there.
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If you have a rail to mount a light then take your pick from: Surefire, Streamlight, and Inforce.
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I have an Inforce WMLx on my 870. Great spread and easily activated.
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