Recommendations for BRIGHT light for Mossberg 500

Recommendations for BRIGHT light for Mossberg 500

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    Recommendations for BRIGHT light for Mossberg 500

    Just bought this lightly used Mossie 500 -



    I'm looking for a bright light with a pressure switch, maybe around $100. I'd appreciate any feedback from guys using something with about 80 lumens (or more), maybe even strobe effect.

    Another question - does it matter much about "spot" versus "flood"? I'm gonna use this in HD situation, so I would think a wide floodlight beam would be better than tight spot beam, but please correct me if wrong.

    I'd be extremely grateful for recommendations.


    I know many here do not like pistol grip, but that grip is staying put, as my house is small, with very tight corners and halls.

    Thanks

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    Check out the Tac Star WLS 2000.

    It's available at Midway and in your price range. It's only 70 lumens, but I've found it to be durable and have had no issues with about 50 rounds of 00 Buckshot, 50 rounds of 7 1/2 Birdshot and 20 Slugs out of my Home Defense Shotgun.

    For me the durability counts for a lot.

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    That looks like the set-up I recommended.

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    I have a Mossberg 590... There is a very nice set of add-ons available from the MAKO group Mossberg Accessories: Mako Security, Inc.

    I added
    1. PR-MO : Forward Grip with picatinny rail
    2. T-GripR : Tactical Foregrip with 1" Flashlight adapter w/ rear Activation

    The PR-MO has a full bottom rail and two short rails on either side, so I put the grip on the bottom with a Sure-Fire Flashlight. The rear activation of the light works perfect with the rear activation on the pistol grip (no little cord and pressure switch needed) The grip also has a safety to prevent accidental activation of the light.

    On the side rail, I put an inexpensive red laser that I have adjusted to be centered to the ghost-ring sights at 20 feet. The laser is one intended for a pistol mount, with a slide-type activation switch that would be just in front of the trigger gaurd (if on a pistol under-barrel pic rail) I can turn the the laser on/off with my thumb.

    The laser on a HD shotgun might seem a little over-the-top, but it allows me to shoot from behind cover or from the hip quite easily.

    Anyway, check out the Mako stuff to see if you like anything. The products are actually made in Israel by another company, but imported by MAKO.

    I'll try to get some pic posted of my HDSG rig when I get home tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight412 View Post
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    I'll try to get some pic posted of my HDSG rig when I get home tonight.

    Thanks for info, I'd really like to see a pic.

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    I have a Fenix TK11 220 lumens flashlight mounted with a Tacstar barrel mount on my Mossberg 500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razz View Post
    I have a Fenix TK11 220 lumens flashlight mounted with a Tacstar barrel mount on my Mossberg 500.
    The Fenix looks interesting. Do you have a pressure switch mounted?

    thanks
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    Here are some pics of the current Rig. I was considering options for the sling while I took these, and switched it to a single point on the back of the stock so I can make sure the light doesn't get blocked.

    The one with the sight picture is a little out of focus, but shows the laser on the wall. It's a lot closer than 20 feet in the pic, but gives the idea... I guess at that range, with a 12g, a couple inches off center won't matter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight412 View Post
    Here are some pics of the current Rig. I was considering options for the sling ........
    Great pics, thanks. A few questions:
    1) Does the light have a pressure switch built into the front pistol grip?
    2) How about the laser; does that have a pressure switch?
    3) Do you like the front pistol grip?

    I have a sling on mine, but honestly, I can't see any purpose at all for the sling in HD situation. Plus, when I practice grabbing the gun I notice the sling often times just gets in the way. I think I will take my sling off and simply keep 6 extra shells on the side saddle.

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    Another possible choice is a Surefire G2 LED, 80 lumens, and Tac Star makes a barrel mount that'll work and they also make a pressure switch for the G2.
    Or you can try the Streamlight TL-C4 LED at 120 lumens and they make a pressure switch and some mounts for it also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy-SS View Post
    1) Does the light have a pressure switch built into the front pistol grip?
    2) How about the laser; does that have a pressure switch?
    3) Do you like the front pistol grip?
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    1. The light is a Surefire G2 LED. It has a rear activation switch, like most other tac lights. The pistol grip has a built-in button on the back of it, that is enagaged by gripping the pistol grip (Very similar to how a rear activation laser-grip sight works) What happens is that when you push on the button of the grip, it slides a mechanical linkage that engages the switch on the back of the light. Works great.

    2. The laser has a slide type activation switch. As mounted, I push the switch up to turn on and down to turn off.

    3. I do like it.
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    how easy is it to get the front pistol grip off? It is illegal to have in NJ but i go to school in VA and i would like to be able to bring it home.

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    NJ won't allow you to have a pistol-grip shotgun, either. First chance you get, move to PA. We're still a free state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy-SS View Post
    The Fenix looks interesting. Do you have a pressure switch mounted?

    thanks
    I was going to install a pressure switch but I found that working the button with my left thumb worked fine.

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