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Posted: 2/7/2006 5:55:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 9:05:05 PM EDT by CubDriver]
I am looking to mount a light to my AR, I have been looking around at the various home brew jobs as I don’t want to/can’t spend a fortune on it. I came across an article on the LightFighter boards that described making a “Gangster Grip”. Looks intresting, and I am thinking about trying to make one, but I was wondering if anyone else had unique light mounting options that are big on function and lean on cost.



-David
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 6:23:13 PM EDT
That is ugly as hell, Might as well throw some wood grain on there too!
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 6:41:51 PM EDT
Lol.

You know what they say! Honesty is the best quality.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 6:43:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 9:05:55 PM EDT
So if this is bad, how would you mount a cheaper SureFire light such as a G2 or 6P?
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 9:11:26 PM EDT
i think that grip is just layed there and not actually mounted, at least i couldnt think of any way to reliably hold it to the scope ring.



look up gandrtactical or brightflashlights in the industry forum they have great options to mount lights.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 9:14:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 9:15:49 PM EDT by CubDriver]
If you read how it’s made, you cut the top of the grip so it is flat like shown, and then you drill/tap the scope ring and spacer for a 1/4-20 bolt. The unit itself is sturdy, but how the scope ring mounts to the gun would worry me a bit (need to get a good sturdy one).
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 9:19:34 PM EDT
if that setup survives being dropped down a flight of steps it might work.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:53:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CubDriver:
If you read how it’s made, you cut the top of the grip so it is flat like shown, and then you drill/tap the scope ring and spacer for a 1/4-20 bolt. The unit itself is sturdy, but how the scope ring mounts to the gun would worry me a bit (need to get a good sturdy one).




drill and tap the scope ring cap in which it still needs to hold the light? sounds like itll snap if you put a little force on it it.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 7:07:53 AM EDT
Cheapest and still good? - a $15 dollar M3 type rail mount and a $10 to $15 dollar scope ring used with a Surefire G2.

All depends on where you want the flash light and if you want a vertical grip.

Link Posted: 2/9/2006 7:29:21 AM EDT
brightflashlights has a $20 viking tac light mount that works pretty good. Will it survive a drop down a flight of stairs? No idea, but I'd bet it's fine for 90% of civvie applications.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 7:29:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 8:19:07 AM EDT
About as “big on function and lean on cost” as you can get. Two 1” Weaver rings mounted to a Weaver base bolted to the hand guards.

Link Posted: 2/9/2006 10:09:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CubDriver:
I am looking to mount a light to my AR, I have been looking around at the various home brew jobs as I don’t want to/can’t spend a fortune on it. I came across an article on the LightFighter boards that described making a “Gangster Grip”. Looks intresting, and I am thinking about trying to make one, but I was wondering if anyone else had unique light mounting options that are big on function and lean on cost.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/cagdboy/VFG005.jpg

-David



Wow... that is about the ugliest forward grip I have seen. I'm not really a fan of the forward grip the in the first place so IMHO I would just get a nice flashlight mount.

-C4-
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