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Posted: 2/25/2006 6:30:27 AM EDT
Anybody used this item?

It's basically a large strap with buckles that allows one to strap a light forward on a rifle.

Here's a link to the product:

http://www.specialforcesgear.com/store/customer/product.php?productid=26296&cat=303&page=1

I dunno if this item would provide a cheap and effective method of mounting a light on multiple weapons, or if its kind of hokey and is $14 better spent on more ammo.

Anybody have any experience with one of these?



Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:39:07 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:59:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:06:04 AM EDT
There are much better alternative methods to attach a light to your rifle. Methods that are sturdier and equal or close to the cost of that thing. Just my .02 cents.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 8:03:56 AM EDT
That is actually built by SOtech IIRC. The outfit you have listed just sells it. A friend of mine runs one on his Armalite midlength with both a Surefire G2 and a metal-bodied LED flashlight.

It works great with both lights, positions the light in an offset position below the 3 or 9 o'clock level of the handguards and is very secure. He has run his through a lot of training and a formal carbine course and is doing an intermediate carbine course with it this next weekend.

I'll disagree with QUIB strongly on this one. I don't know any other way to mount a light to normal handguards for $13.97 that will hold it as securely as this buckle will. In fact, I am buying one of those for my own midlength Frankengun that has CavArms C8 handguards. Even if you have a rail, you will be hard pressed to find an offset light mount for less than $14.

IMO, that light buckle and a Surefire G2 are probably one of the best values on the market (light mount + 65 lumen light capable of handling 5k rounds mounted to an AR for under $42).
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 8:10:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bartholomew_Roberts:
I'll disagree with QUIB strongly on this one. I don't know any other way to mount a light to normal handguards for $13.97 that will hold it as securely as this buckle will. In fact, I am buying one of those for my own midlength Frankengun that has CavArms C8 handguards. Even if you have a rail, you will be hard pressed to find an offset light mount for less than $14.



Try pricing a pack of 1” Weaver rings and a short section of Weaver rail. Bet you’ll come damn close to the $14.00 for that strap plus your shipping costs!

Not knocking the strap, just doesn’t look that secure to me. Guess I’m wrong based off “looks” only.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 8:16:54 AM EDT
One of the perceived benefits of the buckle rig for me is that I could move it to multiple rifles even if they don't have a rail mounting platform.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 8:19:31 AM EDT
I have three AR’s. Two with Weaver rails mounted to the CAR HG’s, one with the YHM four railed HG’s. I can mount my SF G2 on any one of those three weapons. I did it that way on purpose so that I had compatibility between the three.
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