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light slides up the barrel when shooting

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by aufevermike, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. aufevermike

    aufevermike Well-Known Member

    I have a police 870 and am using a light mounted to the barrel via a mag extension clamp. However, no matter how tight I clamp this on after 2 shots the light and clamp work it's way to the end of the barrel. Has anyone had this happen and what remedied the problem. I thought about placing some plumbers wire mesh used to clean pipe before it's soldered but if it doesn't hold I'm sure to mar the barrel. Any ideas???

  2. Arkie

    Arkie Well-Known Member

    Just a thought, how about coating the inside of the clamp with Silicone. The kind of Silicone for either Automotive repair or fish tanks. Just smear it on and let it dry before reattaching it.

    It will make it rubbery and not slip.
  3. 357wheelgunner

    357wheelgunner Well-Known Member

    Buy a proper surefire forend weaponlight.

    I had a clamp on light for about a day, I realized it was a hackjob and wouldn't hold up.
  4. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

    Electrical tape inside the clamp.....
  5. rodregier

    rodregier Well-Known Member

    Skateboard/non-slip tape under the clamp. (It functions like coarse grip sandpaper with self-adhesive backing).
  6. eng23ine

    eng23ine Well-Known Member

    a piece of bicycle innertube inside the clamp did the trick for me.
  7. Markbo

    Markbo member

    Ditto on the innertube... it won't mar the gun or mount and is a little sturdier than silicone, which you will NOT be able to spread evenly unless you clamp it down onto the gun while still wet.
  8. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Well-Known Member

    +1 on the bike inner tube.

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