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I don't want to go all tacticool with my Saiga but a light would be a great addition and I'm sure very useful.
Mossberg 500/590 Handguards with RailsPrice:$64.50
so I can mount this
Foregrip with 1" Flashlight adapter and On/Off Trigger Price:$88.65
This unique tactical grip allows the operator to use his 1" Flashlight.
. The most ergonomically designed vertical foregrip.
. Has storage compartment for batteries, cleaning kit...
. A 1" flashlight mount is incorporated along with an On/Off Trigger located on the grip itself.
(No need for bulky and pricy pressure switches.
. Fits any weapon with a weaver or picatinny rail.
. Mounted using a quick release locking system with an additional locking screw as backup.
. No gunsmithing required.
. Molded from reinforced polymer composite.
. Super lightweight.
I use a Novatac™ EDC 120E $139 Because I liked the multi function plus strobe options, that is easy to operate with the T-Grip trigger, but any 1 inch flashlight will do.
I cut strips from a bicycle inner tube and used them like a rubber band to attach an led flashlight to my Mossberg.
It holds up well with the recoil and set me back about $15 for the light and inner tube.
I added one to my Ruger 10/22 with the Tapco stock we just got. One will be going onto the AR, both AR's if I win that debate. I think we need a .223 and a 308 the wife is unconvinced. Anyway back on topic. By far the best way to add a flashlight to any long gun there is IMO. For the shotgun I like the added benefit of pistol fore grip it give my a better hold to reduce muzzle rise and to run the pump.
An aside I would not just screw a rail into a stock for the reasons I stated above plus the risk on interfering with that pumps function. Especially not for something like the Mako T-grip. I can see you ripping the rail right off of the pump. Just buy the fore grip with the built in rail saving $65 is not worth risking your life
I am surprised no one suggested a side saddle and then get the adapter to add a light. It should work on pretty much anything. Of course one needs to feel comfortable with a side saddle.
Personally I can't see having a light on a shot gun to me it just means shoot here. I don't mean not having one but if someone coming into my house with a light on it just means shoot here. I'd rather have a light that I can hold off to one side. Just my opinion.
I will take my chances behind my light!!
Just because the light's there, doesn't mean you have to use it. You strobe and move, you don't leave the light on. In my house there's plenty of ambient light to navigate and discern a target, the light is to verify if it's a threat or not.
I guess it comes down to what's the greatest risk:
a. Misidentifying a perceived threat.
b. Running into an armed intruder that can manage to shoot at a 100+ lumen light and hit what he's aiming at.
Also, care to tell us how you manage a long gun with a handheld light that you hold off to one side?
The method I learned to fire a long-gun with a handheld light involved holding the light parallel to the weapon as if it was mounted.
Heres what I eventually ended up doing.
I'm planning to go with a top mount receiver mounted rail system on a 590A1...
...And add to that a top mounted weapon light with mount along the lines of a Black Bear.Quote:
M590 SAFETY RAIL - MPSR1104
For the Mossberg M590 pump shotgun. Extended Picatinny rail bolts on over receiver area and integrates with an oversized safety. Designed to readily be activated during times of stress from the top and sides. Picatinny rail extends over barrel to allow for mounting of reflex optics. Channel through the center allows use of rifle front sight. Extremely durable and smooth because of its integration with the supporting end of rail.
Source - Hahn Precision > M590 Safety Rail
As this gun will be a dedicated home defense tool I have no need for the OEM ghost ring slug sight nor to be able to see down the sight channel to the front sight as I will not be running slugs, and using the shotgun as a make shift pseudo rifle.
The light to be mounted akin to a rifle scope at a position forward as in a 'scout' position.
With weight being balanced to the rear rather than front the hold will feel more natural and be less unwieldy.
Additionally a light remote switch installed will allow the operator to toggle the light on/off at will so as to scan an area and confirm targets...or to leave the light active on during an Alamo type dug in stand whilst awaiting 911 response.
Basically activate the light, point the light at Deebo, click...repeat.
For those with a Remington or some other shotgun be it OEM drilled & tapped or not Hahn makes a generic top rail that can easily be adapted to same; http://www.hahn-precision.com/armory.../m590_rail.htm.