Thanks for that link. I like Ram Rod's setup. Nice and compact! Where's a good place to buy a magazine mount like that?Here's a few thoughts on the idea.
I was thinking the same thing about the Surefire option. The light is a dedicated shotgun light and can't be used for anything else. I think I'll opt for a magazine tube mount as well.While the Surefire dedicated forearms are nice, they add weight, are expensive, and IMHO aren’t as versatile as other options.
I use an Insight M3X on my Benelli with a magazine tube mount. It’s a solid light, lightweight and easily detachable, it also won’t break the bank as the cost is pretty reasonable.
I also have:
Surfire X300 on my Colt 6920
Surfire X200B on my Sig 220St
And a “spare” Insight M3
The best part about these type lights is the ability to move from weapon to weapon or remove quickly when not needed. They are equally effective on long-guns as they are handguns.
I would go with an LED option if available due to the extended battery life. My Benelli doubles as my muskrat/beaver control gun, so I get a lot of use out of it. I’m still on the same bulb after hundreds of rounds, but it will eat batteries. Anything in the 65-125 lumen range will work indoors, IMHO anything over 125 is too much of a good thing inside.