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Shotgun weapon light

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    Shotgun weapon light

    How can I get a good light on this, without having to buy this
    GUN CONTROL IS USING BOTH HANDS

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    Use this

    Just kidding. To get something like that you can dish out that money for it or just go to ebay and look for a clamp example:

    This one, Or this one and add your own light Or this one Just go to ebay and look up shotgun light. I cant speak for the quality since I dont have one.

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    I use a similar system to Ram Rods on my Benelli, and I prefer it to a dedicated forearm.
    I own:
    SureFire X300, X200B
    Insight M3X, M3.

    I like these types of lights due to the lightweight, and ability to move from platform to platform if you need to. I can swap mine between my nightstand pistol, Benelli or my AR as needed, or remove quickly if I want to practice.

    If you do decide to mount a light, don't try to go too cheap. The 12 GA recoil is a killer.

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    the problem Im seeing (maybe Im wrong) is that on alot of the magazine tube mounted lights, the shotguns (such as Ramrod's) have plenty empty space on the magazine tube. On the mossberg tactical cruiser and other 18.5in barrel mossbergs, it seems like there is very little room for mounting much of anything

    see what I mean?
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    I see. What you could do is find a mount that is close and cut it down so that it fits besides that you might have to get a different forgrip with rails and attach a light that way.

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    I prefer the picatinny rail type forearm mount myself instead of the coiled cord pressure switch or the tube mount thumb activated light. That being said I am still using the tube mount light while looking at various picatinny rail forends. As far as I can see I would only be mounting a white light on my SG so there is a lot of wasted rail on the forearms that I have looked at. I am looking at just attaching a short piece of rail to my existing plastic forearm, but it is down the list on my priorities right now.

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    i used the idea of another forum member and made my own. though...i have a little bit more room on my mag tube than that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mercman View Post
    I am looking at just attaching a short piece of rail to my existing plastic forearm, but it is down the list on my priorities right now.
    That sounds ideal because I really like the factory mossberg forearm with the strap on it. Would it be possible to just buy a piece of picatinny rail, attach it to the forearm with a couple screws, put a light mount on it, and call it done? Would that stand up to 12 Guage recoil?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post

    I like this idea. Would mounting it to the barrel (Saiga 12) be a bad idea? I've got a small rail on my handguard to mount a flashlight but this mount seems less obtrusive. Where can I get that exact mount?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bal_g23 View Post
    That sounds ideal because I really like the factory mossberg forearm with the strap on it. Would it be possible to just buy a piece of picatinny rail, attach it to the forearm with a couple screws, put a light mount on it, and call it done? Would that stand up to 12 Guage recoil?
    I haven't done this, but you made me think about it.

    I have the same forearm that you do (I have the SP tactical w/stock), I removed the strap - and found it had just been screwed into the plastic with pilot holes.

    Why not get something like this:
    AR15 parts, rifles, magazines, receivers, kits: HANDGUARD RAIL WITH COVERS, ACCESSORIES


    Then go down to the hardware store and buy some suitable screws to attach it to one side of the existing forearm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuban11182 View Post
    Good find. No need for the extra 3" of rail if it's just going to hold a light.
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    solved all these issues by buying an 870 today

    will post pictures soon
    GUN CONTROL IS USING BOTH HANDS

    I believe its a shoulder thing that goes up - Carolyn McCarthy (D)

    The muzzle end of a .45 pretty much says go away in every language.
    -Clint Smith

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