Quick,easy and cheap.
This is a discussion on New shotgun, what's the best way to get a light mounted on it? Mossberg 930 HS model within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I opted for the basic "home security" Mossberg 930. It does not have an extended magazine tube. It does not have a rail. http://www.mossberg.com/images/Mossb.../NEW/85320.jpg What ...
I opted for the basic "home security" Mossberg 930.
It does not have an extended magazine tube. It does not have a rail.
What is the best way to get a light on it?
Quick,easy and cheap.
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I would look at getting a fore end grip with a rail on it and get a light that will mount on it.
I would highly reccomend the Surefire foregrip with the built in flashlight. I've tried mounting flashlights (even Surefires) using a flashlight mount. After a few rounds,the front of the light would come undone,spilling the lens and batteries all over the floor. And even if the light didn't come apart,the recoil actually slams the bulb against the lens,causing damage. Surefires are great lights,but as with any handheld light,are not made for the repeated stress of a shotgun's recoil. It is very expensive,costing as much if not more than a brand new Mossberg,but is well worth it to me.
I dig that setup there Yankeejib. Where did you pick those items up? That is exactly what I want to do with mine, which happens to be the same gun.
Gunshops have the mount. Or mail order. They're $15 or so. Sorry, I just deleted my post because I realized it didn't address the OP (he already has a mount). The deal with a shotty light is the batteries have to be isolated from the bulb/lens assembly, not up against it as most flashlights.
Here's the light: great piece for the money. I own three, and can't break them....
LIGHT-149 - Leapers UTG LED Tactical Flashlight 200 Lumens Includes Batteries Curly Cord Pressure Switch and Mount
What do you intend to use the shotgun for?
If it is your last line of defense once you are barricaded in your safe room, I don't think you need a weapon-mounted light. Your room will not be pitch black, and at that point, anyone who busts down the door is not there for any legitimate purpose. If the power is out, just turn your flashlight on, lay it on the bed, and point it at the door - serves as a diversion that way as well (you aren't where the light is).
If you intend to move through the home, I would recommend a handgun, as it leaves a hand free for other tasks (phone, light switches, grabbing kids, etc).
So really, unless you are on an entry team with your local SWAT unit, I don't see much need for a weapon-mounted light on a home defense shotgun.
The number of people killed because they didn't have "enough gun" is dwarfed by those who had none at all.
I second the Surefire shotgun series of weapon lights. Your simply changing out the entire forearm (pump) with a dedicated Surefire LED light system with momentary on/off and constant on/off applications.
I've had them on both the 870 Scattergun Tech and my Benelli M1 Super 90.
Don't go cheap. Do it right the first time with Surefire shotgun weapon lights series.
They are a bit pricey, but you'll thank us later. Surefire is the only light that should be on any weapon. Give or take a little from Insight Technologies that is.
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After some time, GG&G started making these Mossberg 930 slight and flashlight combo mount.
I bought one of those, and it works great for mounting a light. Good quality build. Feels solid.
It does, however, interfere with my existing cap sling mount if I put the GG&G mount on the left side (I'm right handed). I might get a hook adapter for my sling later, to see if that has less interference with having the GG&G mount on the left. I recommend checking out GG&G's 930 accessories, there's some very cool stuff.
The Magpul light mount kits work well and are reasonably priced.
I have one on my 870 express tac and have had no issues.
You have to have a forend with rail slots to use the magpul kits.
If you put a magazine extension on it, these two options are pretty bullet proof.
1)Elzetta ZSM. Low cost, high value, high quality mount. I had one on my 870 when I was in patrol and a bunch of other guys bought them too. Great mounts.
2) CDM Gear MOD-C or CDM Gear BMT mount. Another high quality mount. They usually cant keep up with demand and are almost always sold out, which says something about the quality of the mounts. I have one on my Benelli and it is SLICK.
CDM Gear shotgun light mount
As for flashlight, it could save your life, so I would rule out a budget Chinese light. The Streamlight ProTac rail mount is about as cheap as I would go. Even better, look at Elzetta, SureFire P2X Fury Tactical, or Malkoff MD2. Made in America lights that are bullet proof. A little expensive, but the quality is amazing. The Malkoff MD2 is perhaps the highest quality $100 flashlight on the planet and is highly recommended. All three flashlights have springs on both ends of the batteries so are shock resistant.
I have the Elzetta and some Cree LED light with a homemade pressure switch. Seems to work...