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Cheap way to attach a surefire G2 to my mossberg 590

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by DAVIDSDIVAD, Jun 24, 2009.

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  1. DAVIDSDIVAD

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    Hi everybody, I have been meaning to get a light for my 590 for a long time, but I just don't want the surefire fore-end (doesn't mix well with knoxx stocks, I've heard), nor do I want any rails besides the ones inside my receiver.

    Are there any types of clamps or other cheap ways I can attach a surefire G2 to my shotgun?
     
  2. RX-178

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    I can't really imagine the surefire forend having any effect on the knoxx stocks, but I CAN understand not wanting it. It is expensive, and heavy, and jagged metal that's easy to tear your hands to shreds on. And your average vertical foregrip designed for an AR-15 can break off under 12 gauge recoil. Speaking from personal experiences here.

    Look for clamps that attach to the barrel and/or magazine tube, and make sure you can get REALLY tighten them around the light. 12 gauge recoil has a habit of jiggling flashlights out of their rings with a few shots otherwise.
     
  3. ScareyH22A

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    UTG shotgun tri-rail is like $20-$25 and you'll need some basic 1" rings. Ugly? Yes. Will it get the job done? Definitely.
     
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    Duct tape. Worked well for years before people started making the thermoplastics! :-D
     
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    only thing cheaper that blends in is black electrical tape!.......:what:
     
  8. candewman

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    Gorilla tape is black and holds as good or better than duct tape. Thick too.
     
  9. DAVIDSDIVAD

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    wow, your stuff looks pretty awesome, Candewman!

    I think I might have to throw the "cheap" idea out the window!


    By the way, the banner at the top of your website causes an error unless you click the actual words in the picture
     
  10. candewman

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    Yeah, I gotta work on that error. It's because I use an image map but I'm getting away from that. Thanks for the compliment on the parts, they've been a long time in development to get them right. You'll be able to get the one pictured below for under $40 when it goes on sale in July. You can get one that holds a laser too for the same money. Other options are even less.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Cool, there's definitely a market for what you're selling, this question tends to pop up. I think it looks pretty sharp, too!
     
  12. ScareyH22A

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    That's slick! But is there a version with the light spaced away from the barrel/magazine for fatter headed lights? In that picture it looks really close. Ofcourse it looks better that way but I've got a light with a big head on it.
     
  13. candewman

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    Yeah, you can use the railed section to add a TRL-1 or any other clip on light or laser. You can add rings to the rail if you want for larger heads lights. We put together a little sample set up to show what can be done if you want to. You don't have to go that big, but you can. There are so many different ways to use these you'll easily find something that works.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    candew you sir are a godsend in a world of overcomplicated crap i finaly see a KISS design for shotgun lights

    i was heavily pondering a mesa tactical design but you may see a check coming your way
     
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    Dang, someone beat me to it.;)
     
  16. DAVIDSDIVAD

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    Wow, is it like a grand opening sale or something?

    That is great; remind me to bump this thread when July rolls around
     
  17. candewman

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    Yup, I want to get a bunch out there and let people see what's available. It's a one time deal. I'm also doing a waiting list by email from the website. The waiting list gets shipped first. No up front money either, just a list, free to cancel if you change your mind.
     
  18. DAVIDSDIVAD

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    Lol, I got really excited, and even made a note in my planner to buy this clamp when it became available.

    So I get to the order page today, and read:


    LOL! How could you overlook the 590?
     
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    I get requests for the 590 and the 500 and the Winchester 1300, all of which have a little different spacing. These are, essentially, a custom fit to the particular shotgun. The exception being that the Remington 870, Mossberg 930 and the Benelli M4 and variants are very close to having the same barrel and mag tube dimensions. I plan on having models for these in September or early fall. There are tooling costs and issues with each new model and I just want to get the 870's out there right now because they are the most prevalent and will pave the way for the rest to follow. I'll keep you posted.
     
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    Thanks for the quick response.

    Yeah, I understand about the tooling and stuff, I was just a little disappointed because I had the new gadget buying giggles, hahahah. :)
    I'll still keep an eye out.


    Honestly, I'd rather not slap a plastic clamp like that on my shotgun, but I guess I don't really have a choice.
     
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    Just mounted my Dorcy flashlight on this thing. Had to glue some rubberband pieces on the magazine tube side of the clamp and it holds wonderfully. I'll post pics when I get home. For the price, decent piece.
     
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    Going through this exact situation myself. Very helpful thread.
     
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    The duct tape reminds me of the first time I saw it done years ago.

    I think it was actually Clint Smith from TR.

    I almost died laughing. He was talking about having a light, and I was totally expecting some expensive tacticool wizbang with a $200 light and some activation switch, and boom he pulls out his shotgun with the tape and a cheap light. Busted up for five minutes. But you know what, all the saved money can be used to buy shells and get more practice.
     
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