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Posted: 2/27/2006 2:22:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/27/2006 2:23:29 PM EDT by arfn]
I have a standard Bushmaster carbine (by standard I mean it doesn't have any fancy rails on it or anything). I want to have the capability of mounting a standard AA maglite to the handguards. They are not the M-4 type, just standard carbine handguards. I want something that is easy to attach/detach from the handguards themslves. Bushmaster sells something like I THINK i need, but I'm not sure. What would I need to attach the Maglite - seems like most of the stuff out there is geared toward Surefire type lights, and I think they are a little thicker in diameter.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 2:25:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By arfn:
I want to have the capability of mounting a standard AA maglite to the handguards.


No you don't

Mini mags are neither bright enough nor tough enough. The bulb is only held in by friction and recoil will cause the bulb to change focus then go out. Add in the fact the Maglite tape switch is junk then you have something that you cannot rely on.

Go spend the extra $30 for a Surefire G2 and it will serve you MUCH better.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 2:25:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Forest:

Originally Posted By arfn:
I want to have the capability of mounting a standard AA maglite to the handguards.


No you don't

Mini mags are neither bright enough nor tough enough. The bulb is only held in by friction and recoil will cause the bulb to change focus then go out. Add in the fact the Maglite tape switch is junk then you have something that you cannot rely on.

Go spend the extra $30 for a Surefire G2 and it will serve you MUCH better.



+1 to that. I was about to say the same, but he beat me to it.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 2:31:04 PM EDT

Can someone reccommend a good mount for a AA Maglite?


No.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 2:43:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WilsonCQB1911:

Originally Posted By Forest:

Originally Posted By arfn:
I want to have the capability of mounting a standard AA maglite to the handguards.


No you don't

Mini mags are neither bright enough nor tough enough. The bulb is only held in by friction and recoil will cause the bulb to change focus then go out. Add in the fact the Maglite tape switch is junk then you have something that you cannot rely on.

Go spend the extra $30 for a Surefire G2 and it will serve you MUCH better.



+1 to that. I was about to say the same, but he beat me to it.



+2
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 2:50:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 3:05:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/27/2006 3:06:32 PM EDT by goodmedicine]
I went with this one on the cheap. $99.99

I'm happy with it. Every thing you need included.

Thunder Ranch Urban Rifle
Illumination System



Thread on this light here

GM


Link Posted: 2/27/2006 3:13:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 3:13:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 3:13:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:
I went with this one on the cheap. $99.99

I'm happy with it. Every thing you need included.

Thunder Ranch Urban Rifle
Illumination System

us.st11.yimg.com/store1.yimg.com/I/opticsplanet_1885_39049252

Thread on this light here

GM





+1 .... played with one of these this week. Looks like a nice unit.

Link Posted: 2/27/2006 3:16:09 PM EDT
"Can someone reccommend a good mount for a AA Maglite?" - Oxymoron.

Link Posted: 2/27/2006 4:48:09 PM EDT
Funny, but back when you could only get MagLight mounts for shotguns etc. (no such thing as a SureFire light then) I bought a barrel mount for a 12ga. 870 and a tape switch years later, though I don't know what brand. I have put at least 200-300+ rds of 2-3/4 #4 buck and high brass #5 shot down the 20'' barrel with no problems with the maglight set up. The only thing I changed, was to put in a LED blub in place of the old style blub, taped the lens bell to the focus point I wanted so it would not rotate and change focus under recoil. I also change out the batterys once a year. I have one of the new SureFire type lights for use on the job and it is brighter. However the MagLight set-up on the 870 will stay that way. It is dependable, light, and bright enough for my primary HD weapon needs. I don't see how .223 recoil would shake things in a MagLight set-up worse than a 12 ga. would. The new lights may be better / trender than a maglight but the MagLight works for me in the role I use the weapon for. M2C
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 4:49:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bushwacker85:

Originally Posted By WilsonCQB1911:

Originally Posted By Forest:

Originally Posted By arfn:
I want to have the capability of mounting a standard AA maglite to the handguards.


No you don't

Mini mags are neither bright enough nor tough enough. The bulb is only held in by friction and recoil will cause the bulb to change focus then go out. Add in the fact the Maglite tape switch is junk then you have something that you cannot rely on.

Go spend the extra $30 for a Surefire G2 and it will serve you MUCH better.



+1 to that. I was about to say the same, but he beat me to it.



+2



+3

heck, my maglight lasted ~4 weeks in my pocket....

check out Brightflashlights in the EE for a G2 w/ shock isolated bezzel and mounting set up for a affordable price
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