I don't quite know whether to put this thread here or in the Rifle forum, so mods feel free to relocate it if it would be more appropriate there.
In a couple of months the Polite Society group I shoot with is planning a night shoot, and last weekend we were talking about including a carbine stage. This has inspired me to get off my duff and get serious about adding a weaponlight to my rifle. However, I'm somewhat at a loss as to what exactly I should get.
I really like my Surefire flashlight, but their weaponlight seem awfully pricey. Other manufacturers generally seem to run a little cheaper, but I don't know if they're as good. Most pistol lights seem to be less expensive than ones intended for a rifle, is there any disadvantage to using a pistol weaponlight on my rifle? The cheapest option out there seems to be to get a mount and a tailcap pressure switch from Brownells and just clamp a regular old Surefire 6P to my rifle, but I don't know how well the flashlight would stand up to that.
So, I want something cheap, durable, reliable, and bright. I'm not asking for much am I? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.