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Posted: 2/4/2011 7:27:30 PM EDT
This is my first post but this forum seems professional so here goes...

I've been toying with a Colt LE 6920 I want to buy off a family-friend with Mako drop-in rails and a Surefire M961XM07 rail-mountable flashlight. The problem I have is that the Surefire, when mounted on the rails, is loose, even when trying the light on all 4 sides of the rails and ensuring that the light's screws are completely tightened. There is a non-Mako gangster grip already on the rails that secures tightly. What rememdies are out there, short of replacing the rails, light, or picking a different weapon, in order to securely mount the light on the rails?
Link Posted: 2/4/2011 9:13:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/4/2011 9:14:04 PM EDT by m4pointman]
I have a Surefire M951 which is similar to your light and it's hard to imagine it wouldn't tighten up on a quality rail. Between the two, Surefire flashlight and cheap Mako rail, I'd bet the rail is your problem. You could place a piece of material in the channel of the light mount when mounting to take out some of the wiggle room for a temp fix. Pictures of the rail and light /mount would be helpful.
Link Posted: 2/5/2011 7:07:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/5/2011 7:09:39 AM EDT by Lindy_Hoppin_Gun_Nut]
Did you tighten the thumb nuts using your fingers only or did you use a quarter (or other tools that is harder than your fingers) to tighten them? Are the treadings on the screws OK?

ETA: just like m4pointman said, if all failed, a shim is your friend - at least for a temporary fix.
Link Posted: 2/5/2011 9:00:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/5/2011 9:10:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/5/2011 12:40:26 PM EDT
The packaging identifies the rails as:
aluminum quad rail
handguards for AR15/M4

It does not however look like any of the 4 posted pictures
Link Posted: 2/5/2011 12:53:46 PM EDT
Given your suggestion, I tried a quarter on the Surefire's thumbscrews. While I did get another quarter turn out of the screws, the light is no tighter on the mount. Currently searching the house for shimming material...
Link Posted: 2/5/2011 8:25:02 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/6/2011 8:42:37 AM EDT
It's the smaller photo on the right, with the shark's dorsal fin on one end.
Link Posted: 2/19/2011 7:57:11 PM EDT
Hey Mako- any plans on getting back to me....?
(emailed techhelp@makosecurity.com a while ago and didnt get a response- was that the right address to write to?)
Link Posted: 2/19/2011 10:23:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/19/2011 10:30:23 PM EDT by MakoDefense]
Link Posted: 2/20/2011 5:20:23 PM EDT
Okay great because I was worried that after our dialogue slowed that the issue was forgotten about. Definitely check into the discounted deal on your NFR model, because with great one-on-one customer service like this I'm not about to give up on Mako products.
Link Posted: 2/20/2011 5:43:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/2/2011 5:32:25 PM EDT
hey there, any word yet?
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