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 Post subject: Good /cheap flashlight & mount Mossburg 590
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:40 pm 
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Mossburg 590 tactical 6+1 ( yes changed guns )
Looking for cheap yet reliable flashlight & mount .
Also what to use on gun to carry a few extra rounds .

Thanks



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 Post subject: Re: Good /cheap flashlight & mount Remington 870 tactical 6
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:50 pm 
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"Cheap" is relative...I can recommend the L&M mag tube mount...

https://www.amazon.com/Single-Shotgun-Magazine-Tubes-Mount/dp/B003V0DANU/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=L%26M+sales&qid=1586742124&sr=8-2

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and Streamlight 88850...

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https://www.amazon.com/Streamlight-88850-PolyTac-Flashlight-Batteries/dp/B001S0IN46/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1RA6XFVOY60W7&dchild=1&keywords=streamlight+88850&qid=1586742235&sprefix=streamlight+88%2Caps%2C156&sr=8-1

makes for a very durable & useful old-school setup.


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 Post subject: Re: Good /cheap flashlight & mount Remington 870 tactical 6
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:12 am 
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Thanks. That is what I was looking for.

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 Post subject: Re: Good /cheap flashlight & mount Remington 870 tactical 6
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:55 pm 
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I don't have that same light, but I second the mount choice. It's a solid piece of hardware.


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 Post subject: Re: Good /cheap flashlight & mount Remington 870 tactical 6
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:52 am 
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I had a similar set up using a 1" barreled Surefire or Streamlight hand held light and a 1" diameter scope ring mounted on my shotgun. I replaced the push button tail switch with a pressure activated pad. It served me well for a decade or more. The shotgun has a rail mount which opens up options. It later made it to a carbine.

That set up was replaced with a Streamlight TLR-1 light a couple of years ago. I liked the greater reach and lighting the new light gave me. There isn't a problem of "too much light" in the dark. This is also a rail mount.

On a similar vein, I have a Streamlight Protact on a pistol cartridge carbine. It is reasonably priced at $100 and comes with light, rail mount, and pressure switch adaptor. I've only had it a year so don't have a lot of experience with it but I trust it enough it replaced the first option I mentioned above for the same reason - more light.


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 Post subject: Re: Good /cheap flashlight & mount Mossburg 590
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:14 am 
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This looks like a good choice. Streamlight TL Racker .
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https://www.streamlight.com/products/de ... /tl-racker

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 Post subject: Re: Good /cheap flashlight & mount Mossburg 590
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:18 am 
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62-10 wrote:


Almost exactly what I’m running. Very solid mount.

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 Post subject: Re: Good /cheap flashlight & mount Mossburg 590
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:00 pm 
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I've broken 2 polytacs on my 870. The manufacturer will tell you that they're not intended to be used as weapon lights. Unless something has changed in the last few years, I'd be surprised if you didn't have the same misfortune that I did. I know the desire to "find a bargain light/red dot/etc" but there's no such thing. They cost what they should cost typically. I have a ADE green dot on a shelf above my safe. Whether that $40 red dot survives under recoil or not, the build quality is poor and the dot will have a starburst effect in all but the brightest sunlight. As for bargain lights, the switches don't work as smoothly, the battery compartments don't stay closed, they eat batteries, or they just have the output you're hoping for. I'm not suggesting you go buy a Surefire X300 for the same amount the gun cost but look at a Streamlight TLR1HL or Olight PL2. My shotguns and AR share the TLR but my PL2 is in a committed relationship with my Beretta M9A1.


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 Post subject: Re: Good /cheap flashlight & mount Mossburg 590
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:03 pm 
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skar wrote:
This looks like a good choice. Streamlight TL Racker .
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https://www.streamlight.com/products/de ... /tl-racker


I've heard good things about them but they're ugly and more importantly, don't look comfortable at all. I could be completely wrong, I've never handled one but I remember the eotech forend light that failed from years back. I did hold one of them and hated it.


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 Post subject: Re: Good /cheap flashlight & mount Mossburg 590
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:35 am 
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I’m using the SureFire G2X in that exact clamp. No issues at all.

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 Post subject: Re: Good /cheap flashlight & mount Mossburg 590
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:09 pm 
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Sniper hog light mount is solid and won't let you down.
http://www.sniperhawglights.com/Shotgun ... p/srbm.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Good /cheap flashlight & mount Mossburg 590
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:50 pm 
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Streamlight TL Racker On order .
To many say the PolyTac won’t hold up to recoil .

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 Post subject: Re: Good /cheap flashlight & mount Mossburg 590
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:50 pm 
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I like the T L Racker because it is more streamline and less likely to snag on things or get turned on by accident than any mounted flashlight.

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 Post subject: Re: Good /cheap flashlight & mount Mossburg 590
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:04 pm 
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Ezra Smack wrote:
I like the T L Racker because it is more streamline and less likely to snag on things or get turned on by accident than any mounted flashlight.


Too bad they didn't call it the TJ Hooker :D

Certainly much less expensive than a corresponding Surefire, although I personally don't care for the pressure pad placement on the Racker...for one of the reasons you stated above :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Good /cheap flashlight & mount Mossburg 590
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:39 pm 
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62-10 wrote:
Ezra Smack wrote:
I like the T L Racker because it is more streamline and less likely to snag on things or get turned on by accident than any mounted flashlight.


Too bad they didn't call it the TJ Hooker :D

Certainly much less expensive than a corresponding Surefire, although I personally don't care for the pressure pad placement on the Racker...for one of the reasons you stated above :wink:



Ok I’ll bite.
You want it to snag and turn on ?

OK sarcasm I hope ?

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 Post subject: Re: Good /cheap flashlight & mount Mossburg 590
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:02 pm 
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skar wrote:
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You want it to snag and turn on ?

OK sarcasm I hope ?



Sarcasm as to TJ Hooker! (an 80's TV Popo series). :D

The price point is great & the relatively slim profile as a big plus.

The way Streamlight configured the Racker's activation pad, however...from my perspective, it is a bit too easy to inadvertently activate that light. Depending upon how you grip that Racker, that may or may not be an issue.

The Racker is rated at what, 850 lumens? No low mode, only full on locked (quick press) or momentary (longer press). Personally, I prefer less intensity & a programmable mode, & a two-step momentary on vs. locked on.

That said, if the Racker does what you want it to do, great! And I hope it does.


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 Post subject: Re: Good /cheap flashlight & mount Mossburg 590
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:25 pm 
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62-10 wrote:
skar wrote:
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You want it to snag and turn on ?

OK sarcasm I hope ?



Sarcasm as to TJ Hooker! (an 80's TV Popo series). :D


That said, if the Racker does what you want it to do, great! And I hope it does.

LOL
Ok I. Remember the show but never watched it .
Gun will be in the safe unless the SHTF .
Actually I sold my AR and wanted a back up besides my 9 mm ( bed side )
And hunting & clay guns .

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 Post subject: Re: Good /cheap flashlight & mount Mossburg 590
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:42 pm 
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Any time you have a button on the end of a flashlight, and have that flashlight sticking out on the side or bottom of a long gun, it can and will occasionally get turned on by accident. I have had it happen more than once when I put mine behind the seat of my truck or propped it up somewhere. If this happens in daylight and you don't notice it can get very hot and cause damage or at least drain your battery. The Streamlight TL Racker has a pressure switch along the side and it is very unlikely that it will get accidental depressed during normal use.

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 Post subject: Re: Good /cheap flashlight & mount Mossburg 590
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:16 pm 
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I bought my light mount from CDM Gear:

http://www.cdmgear.com/shotgunlightmounts.html


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 Post subject: Re: Good /cheap flashlight & mount Mossburg 590
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:59 pm 
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I went with a streamlight TL racker




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