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 Best way to mount a light on a pump-action shotgun?
Plinker-MS  [Member]
1/8/2007 8:53:31 AM EDT
I'm looking for a way to mount a light to a pump-action 12 gauge, like a Remington 870 or Mossberg 500.

Intended use is home defense or things (like possums, racoons, skunks, and coyotes) that go bump in the night around the farm. The light does not need to be detachable.

Surely someone else has done this already. What works and what doesn't?
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LgAnimalVet  [Member]
1/8/2007 9:02:58 AM EDT
Surefire forearm light works the best from what I have used.
Plinker-MS  [Member]
1/8/2007 10:08:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LgAnimalVet:
Surefire forearm light works the best from what I have used.

The Surefire forearm light looks like it would be ideal. Unfortunately, it looks like it might be cost-prohibitive. I can't justify putting a $250 light on a $200 shotgun. Or is there a place where you can get them for a lot less?

I think my feasible choices right now are:

A. Clamp a G2 (or do I need to upgrade to something more recoil resistant?) to the mag tube (or is it better to clamp to the barrel?) with a plain but sturdy mount, like this one:
(or is that one not sturdy enough?)

B. Put a rail on the gun, (mag tube?, Barrel?, forearm?) and mount an M3 on it. This would be more expensive, but more flexible, as I could use the M3 with pistols or an AR.

C. Something else???
wolfpak  [Member]
1/8/2007 12:22:10 PM EDT
Here are a few nice light mounts for shotguns.


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Boxer745  [Team Member]
1/8/2007 8:05:37 PM EDT
I thought I saw one on Crimson Trace website. Lasermax has one too that looks alright.

PoopyPants603  [Member]
1/8/2007 8:50:56 PM EDT
You could buy a Stream Light mount then slap on an m-3 light. I used one of these for years with no problems. The mount fits between your mag tube and extention, and has a small rail for the m-3. The mount allows you to position the light at 9, 6 or 3 o'clock and only costs about $12.00. I paid 12 for mine If I remember correctly. Hope this helps.
BrightFlashlights  [Dealer]
1/9/2007 8:25:10 AM EDT
Light Mount Tech' has a great mount for std. 1" bodied lights that would be an excellent choice. Here are pics of a customer's setup (Pentagon X3-BK):

For the best reliability I like using/recommending LED lights such as the Pentagon L2 3w (& others) for most shotgun setups like the above over std. incandascent lights. This mount & a Pentagon L2-HA would be right at $100.00.
madecov  [Member]
1/9/2007 5:11:42 PM EDT
I've been running the lite mount tech mount on my duty shotgun for 2 years. it's rock solid and never moves.
best designed mount you can get.
PALADIN-hgwt  [Team Member]
1/11/2007 5:07:19 AM EDT
80 lumens, 90 minutes regulated run time, bright white output, tight hot spot and generous sidespill, and no filament to break. What's not to love? The Streamlight TLR-1 and Remington 870 make a great HD system when paired with a handheld light.

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