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Posted: 10/18/2003 9:52:16 PM EDT
just a few questions about the 500 A

are there any disadvantages to this light

how much can i expect to Pay

who would have the best price

any pix of your Rifle with it installed

thanx
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 4:06:45 AM EDT
Over heats rifle. No free float. No vertical grip. Heavy. Has issues with fit if you use an ARMS 38ex rail. Check the equipment exchange for the best price.
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 6:05:53 AM EDT
ok Devl what do you reccomend in a light i didnt know there were so many bad points about this light system
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 6:28:06 AM EDT
There will be a list of disadvantages to any light you might get. These are just ones for the M500. Its not to say it is a bad system, it isnt. But what Dev says is true. If you dont want a free floating rail system or forward grip, the M500 is a great set up. The FF rail system plus light does offer advantages, but also cost a lot more in total. So everything is a trade off...
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 6:35:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/19/2003 6:42:23 AM EDT by bsbg]
The 500A is a convenient, no wires set up that is always with the gun. For daylight prectice and to save a few ounces you can remove the batteries and lamp module and put in the supplied plug. If you do not want a vertical grip, it is not a bad system and costs a lot less than a RAS plus a separate light. The dual heat shielded handguards do retain a lot of heat, but if you are firing only semi auto, it probably is not an issue. Here's the one I just sold: [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=6380[/img] [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=17793[/img]
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 6:55:05 AM EDT
it will be on a semi only rifle but i will go through around 600-1000 rounds in a shooting session with my buds im not sure i want the vertical yet i have mixed feelings about it what i should do is buy another carbine and put a RIS on it have one vertical and one w/o :)
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 8:05:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Bult4mud: what i should do is buy another carbine and put a RIS on it have one vertical and one w/o :)
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Now you are starting to learn... [;)]
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 2:04:05 PM EDT
Yeah, he is catching on real fast!!!
Link Posted: 10/20/2003 5:39:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/26/2003 12:35:57 PM EDT by FireDog]
I've got one of those for sale. Surefire M500A forearm light for the Car-15/M-4. Box, Red lens filter, 1 set of batteries. $350.00
Link Posted: 10/20/2003 6:22:41 PM EDT
The M500 isn't that heavy. I would also suggest removing one or both of the heat shields on the upper handguard. That will increase airflow signifigantly. I have my M 500 mounted so the light is on the lower handguard.
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 3:14:46 PM EDT
I agree the M500 isn't that heavy.My AR did weigh a ton when I had that and a Redi-Mag installed.It is great if you don't use a vertical grip or like to hold the front of your lower receiver.I sold mine only because I still prefer to use the vertical grip.You can find them new on the E&E for about $325 or about $280-$300 used.
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 5:05:06 AM EDT
Here's one: [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=25&t=184029[/url]
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 5:45:23 PM EDT
The M500 is not heavy at all and I have had no overheating problems. It is an excellent, single unit light. No external wires or pressure switches to mount. I shot close to 1000 rounds a day in my qualification course for my PD and had no complaints with it at all. I would highly recommend it. I bought mine at a local shop when I got my Bushy and it was around $375.
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