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Posted: 10/4/2014 6:05:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2014 6:06:41 PM EST by HellSpork]
I've been looking to mount my TLR-1sHP to my VZ-2008 without buying new furniture (I like the factory setup) and without breaking the bank.

My original plan was to bolt a rail directly under the handguard, but after mocking it up I decided that would get uncomfortable.

I then looked into clamp-on mounts, but they all seemed cheap and silly looking. So I said SCREW THIS, I can make one, MYSELF.

Then I did.

I had a piece of rail, left over from another experiment, that was already drilled and ready to bolt on.
I went to the hardware store and picked up two, 2-piece, steel collars. I ground a flat on the bottom of each, drilled and tapped, and screwed everything together.
I lined the interior diameter with some doubled-up electrical tape to prevent marring the barrel's finish.

Is it an elegant solution? Hall naw. Is it sturdy and functional? Damn skippy. I can't wait to throw some rounds downrange. The only detail I'm iffy on is how close that big, honkin' bezel is to the bayonet mount. It's like a millimeter of space, but nothing seems to want to flex so I think it should be good to go.

Thoughts? Criticisms? Suggestions for improvement? Showerings of praise?



Link Posted: 10/5/2014 7:06:03 PM EST
The only problem I see with it is where your pressure pad wire is. From the looks of it that gas block is gonna vent right onto your wiring and will be hot as hell after you pop off a full may or two.

Other than that I like it. I may do something like that myself. I've also though about pinning an AR railed gas block on the barrel upside down or off to one side to accomplish what you did.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 8:39:05 PM EST
Wow! Someone who uses the same weapon light as me!

Link Posted: 10/5/2014 9:47:53 PM EST
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Originally Posted By southerncross:
The only problem I see with it is where your pressure pad wire is. From the looks of it that gas block is gonna vent right onto your wiring and will be hot as hell after you pop off a full may or two.

Other than that I like it. I may do something like that myself. I've also though about pinning an AR railed gas block on the barrel upside down or off to one side to accomplish what you did.
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Originally Posted By southerncross:
The only problem I see with it is where your pressure pad wire is. From the looks of it that gas block is gonna vent right onto your wiring and will be hot as hell after you pop off a full may or two.

Other than that I like it. I may do something like that myself. I've also though about pinning an AR railed gas block on the barrel upside down or off to one side to accomplish what you did.


Yeah, kinda wish I could shorten it up. Once I do some test-firing, I may have to move it. More importantly, I might buy some Aluminum sheeting and make a heat-shield for inside the lower handguard. Couldn't hurt, right? Because she does cook...


Originally Posted By RevolverOcelot:
Wow! Someone who uses the same weapon light as me!


I'm surprised I don't see more people running these. I guess they're a little chunky, but the output is incredible.

This one used to be on my AR. Once I picked up the VZ, this became my general-use carbine and my AR is now set up with a scope for improved distance shooting and a bipod replaced the TLR. I did add a smaller, slimmer light at the 10:00 position, but no room for the TLR.
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