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Posted: 1/4/2005 9:40:29 AM EDT
I'm looking at picking up a Surefire Millenium weapon light and wanted to hear opinions on whether to get one with the thumbscrew or throwlever mount. I will be attaching it to an KAC RAS on my M4gery. Comments, advice, pros & cons welcome
Link Posted: 1/4/2005 10:15:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2005 11:53:25 AM EDT by wes1]
I sold all my ARMS products, tired of loose fit.I use the screw mount,at least until Larue's mount is available.
Link Posted: 1/4/2005 11:01:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2005 11:02:53 AM EDT by AR_Shorty]

Originally Posted By wes1:
I sold all my ARMS products, tried of loose fit.I use the screw mount,at least until Larue's mount is available.



I was leaning towards the thumbscrew mount because of similar compliants I've heard here. I'm not sure if there are any cons to going with the thumbscrew or not?

Edited to add that I do have an ARMS mount for my Aimpoint and haven't had any "looseness" issues yet.
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[Last Edit: 1/7/2005 3:27:08 AM EDT by jar3ds]
if i can i'll choose a larue throwlever... and crank it onto my rails hard as heck...

if i have the choice to use a arms throwlever vs. screws... i'd pick the screws...

edit

oh... duh... i forgot which forum i was in.... for lights... screws all the way
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 3:40:54 AM EDT
Can you sufficiently hand tighten the thumb screws or do you need to use a quarter & pliers, screwdriver, etc.? I know the throwlevers don't require tools for mounting / dismounting.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 4:09:58 AM EDT
The thumbscrews have a 'slot' that you can insert a coin or similar flat device to aid you if more than hand-tightening is required.

Al
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 5:20:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Size15s:
The thumbscrews have a 'slot' that you can insert a coin or similar flat device to aid you if more than hand-tightening is required.

Al



+1


although i have not had any problems with just hand tightening
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Link Posted: 1/7/2005 2:59:28 PM EDT
Yeah Grant...Where the heck are they? I need to switch my ARMS throwlever over to the Larue.

How come you have one and we don't????

Tack
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 4:56:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
WELL?? Where are they?



You didn't get yours yet???


C4




hey grant i didnt get mine either.


so they are available now?
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 5:01:59 PM EDT
Grant, I need one for the M900. So do a lot of others (hint hint...)
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 6:02:00 PM EDT
*Shrug*

I use the ARMS lever mounts and I couldn't be happier. Mine all fit tight.
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Link Posted: 1/7/2005 7:59:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2005 7:59:48 PM EDT by Duffy]

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
You suck.


I want out of the tribe.




Gotta drink the special Kool Aid first!


C4




Link Posted: 1/8/2005 10:15:28 AM EDT
What about a mount for using classic-series weapon lights?
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 2:02:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wyv3rn:
What about a mount for using classic-series weapon lights?



+10,000,000
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 5:08:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2005 12:41:55 PM EDT by Pat_Rogers]
Mark originally wanted to make the mount for the legacy lights. I spent a long time on the phone dissueading him from this.
The reason is simple. His mount business is founded on and primarily used by the military.
There are few legacy lights used by the military, and those units using those older lights will not normally be interested in purchasing offset mounts.
He agreed, bought an M9XXXX from Grant and made the offset mount. I have been using mine for 5+ months now, and love it.

There will be an article in next month's SWAT re Weapon Mounted White Lights (read M910 and M9xxx here) and if the editor agrees with my photo choice, there will be some pics of the mount/ ight on a working gun. It will discuss the issue of thumbscrew/ throw levers also.

Blame me for the Offset mount being for the newer lights rather than the legacy lights, but there are priorities at work here and the user community is pretty well defined.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:01:38 AM EDT
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