Light and mount for AR


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atomd
March 13, 2014, 06:18 PM
My next purchase is going to be a light for an AR I recently built. The idea is simple, lightweight, no frills compact package, and nothing crazy expensive. Going to go on a midlength Moe handguard. Don't care about strobes, programming, anything over say 200 or so lumens etc. I also only really care about momentary on for the switch but I will consider changing tail caps if needed.

Contenders:
1. Inforce WML
2. Surefire M300 (kind of expensive)
3. TLR-1
4. Surefire/Streamlight flashlight (most likely cheaper option depending on light I guess)

I like those IWC mounts but if I were getting the inforce or the M300 I might consider a magpul mount or something else.

What do you like?

I'm sort of leaning towards the inforce. It's pretty inexpensive and I like the button on it.

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Monkeybear
March 14, 2014, 07:38 AM
http://i.imgur.com/s1Z0vyvl.jpg

I use the WML on a MOE midlength handguard with the cantilever mount. I think it works great.

https://4b1e874935ea5d25a97e-f099844d0e354c7ab50c55a966be6870.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/product/resized/Xmag437blk.jpg

atomd
March 14, 2014, 08:35 AM
Thanks for the pic Monkeybear. Does the back of the light fit flush up against the handguard or does it leave a gap in-between?

Monkeybear
March 14, 2014, 11:15 AM
There is a gap but its pretty easy to hold the rifle on target and push the button. For me at least.

SwissArmyDad
March 17, 2014, 10:49 PM
Elzetta mount (Mine was the ZFH1500)
http://www.elzetta.com/Webpages/faq.htm

Fenix e21 light(bought mine locally for $35-40ish)
http://www.amazon.com/Fenix-E21-154-Lumens-Flashlight/dp/B0041NE8TG


Thats what i did on my AR and it was great. U need an a2 front sight for the mount i went with , but ithink they have other models, too.

OpticsPlanet
March 18, 2014, 04:56 PM
I use this mount on my MOE handguard:

http://images1.opticsplanet.com/755-405-ffffff/opplanet-magpul-moe-scout-mount-right-black-mpimag403-rt-blk-usage-3.jpg

http://www.opticsplanet.com/magpul-moe-scout-mount.html

It will accept a licht in a ring, or a TLR-1 will attach directly to it, as well. I like that the mount allows me to index my hand on the handguard.

On the other side of the MOE handguard, I use this to attach the pressure pad:

http://images2.opticsplanet.com/755-405-ffffff/opplanet-magpul-moe-illum-kit-black-mpimag402blk-tool-v1.jpg

http://www.opticsplanet.com/magpul-moe-weaponlight-mounting-kit.html

Mark H.

atomd
March 21, 2014, 01:11 PM
I'm going to order the Inforce WML. I got a moe cantilever mount I'm going to try it with first and see how that goes. I'll get it from your site opticsplanet since you posted on this.

kbbailey
March 21, 2014, 01:52 PM
I put a streamlite with an offset mount on my forward rail. My left thumb easily touches the tailcap button. I love it. Plenty good for 100yd shots with the 6x scope.

For a rifle that might be used for 'things that go bump in the night'....it's a must-have.

PS
For a rifle that might be used for 'things that go "OINK" in the night' too!

strambo
March 27, 2014, 10:32 PM
All good choices. I have an X300 and a TLR1. The WML looks good as does a trusty old G2 LED (also have on an AR) or Streamlight Poly Tac LED in the mount of your choice.

OpticsPlanet
March 28, 2014, 11:34 AM
atomd, we appreciate the order.

If you don't mind, please post pics and let us know how you like the WML, I've been eyeing one for myself for a while now. Employee discount is a dangerous thing.

Mark H.

atomd
March 31, 2014, 08:46 PM
If you don't mind, please post pics and let us know how you like the WML, I've been eyeing one for myself for a while now. Employee discount is a dangerous thing.


Here's a quick review with pics

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=748450

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