Weapon mount for Novatac flashlight?

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    Weapon mount for Novatac flashlight?

    Does anyone know if there is a weapon mount that will fit a Novatac 120 flashlight?

    I would like to use it with my SIG Sauer 226.

    EDIT: model on flashlight and gun.
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    Which Novatac ?

    Sig pistol or Sig rifle ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skygod View Post
    Which Novatac ?

    Sig pistol or Sig rifle ?
    Good question.

    Novatac 120T, SIG Sauer 226

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    Anyone know if this will fit the SIG Sauer 226 rails?

    CAA Command Arms BK2 Picitinny Flashlight Mount Black Color - CAABK2BK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig sauer View Post
    Anyone know if this will fit the SIG Sauer 226 rails?

    CAA Command Arms BK2 Picitinny Flashlight Mount Black Color - CAABK2BK
    I think it will fit on your rail, just not the most optimum light for a pistol in my opinion.

    I'd look at Insights M3 or the Surefire X300. Their more expensive but will work properly without hanging a handheld light off the front of the pistol.

    Your probably trying to save some money yes ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skygod View Post
    I think it will fit on your rail, just not the most optimum light for a pistol in my opinion.

    I'd look at Insights M3 or the Surefire X300. Their more expensive but will work properly without hanging a handheld light off the front of the pistol.

    Your probably trying to save some money yes ?
    Money is always good to have.

    But I'm also trying to carry as little equipment as possible. Therefor I don't wanna carry a pocket light and a weaponlight. Also my holster isn't designed for mounts equipped. I thought that I could use my pocketlight with the mount on it and attach it to the gun when I needed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig sauer View Post
    Money is always good to have.

    But I'm also trying to carry as little equipment as possible. Therefor I don't wanna carry a pocket light and a weaponlight. Also my holster isn't designed for mounts equipped. I thought that I could use my pocketlight with the mount on it and attach it to the gun when I needed it.
    That's the conundrum of weapon lights. All I can say is that you can use your handheld light in a Weaver technique or Harries for FBI with the off hand.

    If you use that mount on the weapon then you'd have to have a holster to accomadate that also. You'll probably have a hard time trying to find anything that would accomadate that unless your going to try and afix the mount and then the light to the weapon during a home invasion, which will only take up more valuable time.

    You don't have to run the light on the weapon when carrying but you could just run it on the weapon when in the home or asleep.

    Not all things can be accomplished with one weapon.

    I use a Surefire military series light on a new Surefire picitinny mount on an H&K USPf .40 Smith for home defense along with a Benelli M1 tactical with a Surefire replacement foreend light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skygod View Post
    That's the conundrum of weapon lights. All I can say is that you can use your handheld light in a Weaver technique or Harries for FBI with the off hand.

    If you use that mount on the weapon then you'd have to have a holster to accomadate that also. You'll probably have a hard time trying to find anything that would accomadate that unless your going to try and afix the mount and then the light to the weapon during a home invasion, which will only take up more valuable time.

    You don't have to run the light on the weapon when carrying but you could just run it on the weapon when in the home or asleep.

    Not all things can be accomplished with one weapon.

    I use a Surefire military series light on a new Surefire picitinny mount on an H&K USPf .40 Smith for home defense along with a Benelli M1 tactical with a Surefire replacement foreend light.
    I'm currently using this technique when using a flashlight (not me in the pic )



    But I was thinking when I bought my new Novatac 120 that is it so small compared to my other flashlight, so that it could actually fit on the gun.

    I prefer having to hands on the gun while searching in the dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig sauer View Post
    I'm currently using this technique when using a flashlight (not me in the pic )



    But I was thinking when I bought my new Novatac 120 that is it so small compared to my other flashlight, so that it could actually fit on the gun.

    I prefer having to hands on the gun while searching in the dark.
    That is the "Harries" technique with hand held light.

    Although this is a bit off topic, I'll add in some pros and cons of the "Harries"

    PROS

    *Works well with small or large flashlights.
    *Aligns the flashlight beam automatically with the weapon's muzzle.
    *Enables a steadier, two-handed support of the handgun prior to shooting.
    *Less fatiguing with large-bodied flashlight that can be rested on the shooting hand's forearm, enabling extended use.
    *Conforms well to the "low ready" position as taught at Gunsite.
    *Excellent ergonomics for use with the Weaver stance.

    CONS

    *Displacement of the beam from the muzzle during discharge of the weapon.
    *Proximity of hands increases the chance of a sympathetic contraction - resulting in an accidental discharge- and greater likelihood of "hand confusion."
    *Muzzle can sweep the flashlight hand or forearm during a hasty employment.
    *Leads to self-blinding when a right-handed shooter attempts to navigate a corner or wall on his right side. This not only reduces the shooter's vision substantially but also silhouettes the shooter and other team members to all threats in the area.
    *Light is located at the shooter's center of mass.
    *Poor ergonomics for anything but the Weaver stance.
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    I have found it to work best for me. It is also the standard way of using the flashlight with a gun at our department. We have tried a lot of different techniques, but most of us feel most comfortably with this one.

    Many thing on your CONS list will be reduced with proper training. However, there will always be things there are not to 100% satisfaction.

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