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Flashlight mount AR-15 without rails

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by GreenTN, Dec 9, 2009.

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  1. GreenTN

    GreenTN Member

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    Whats the best way to mount a flashlight on a weapon without a rail system?

    Self defense rifle, keeping it light and simple...

    Options look like a bayonet lug mount or a section of rail attached to the handguard.

    handguard has the "double heat shield" if it makes a difference.
     
  2. briansmithwins

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    Surefire makes a light that clamps onto the front sight base. No rails needed. BSW
     
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    I think Midwest Industries makes a decent one for the FSB.

    Another option, not too bad of cost, is to put a set of Magpul MOE handguards on it with a section of Ergo/Falcon rails on it. That's the option I chose, because I wanted something other than the CAR handguards. $26 for the handguards, $20 for the rail.

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  5. Balrog

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    There is also a picatinny rail that slides onto the bayonet lug. This is what I use. It makes the bayonet lug actually useful.
     
  6. briansmithwins

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    Found my pics of the Surefire light. BSW

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    Streamlight makes a cheap rail for the standard handguard, I use it with a G2L and its mounted just forward of the mag well so it can be activated with my knuckles, this is on my beater KISS AR. My other AR....well its got stuff all over it ;)
     
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    suprised nobody mentioned duct tape:)
     
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    I made a bayonet lug light mount out of a piece of 1/8" mild steel, a Weaver scope base, and a 1" ring.
    It's held on the bayonet mount by two little allen-head screws.

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  11. briansmithwins

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    You did see how the tape switch is secured?

    BSW
     
  12. Mr. Happy

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    Midwest Industries MCTAR-01 front sight rail ($35), VLTOR SM-G mount ($35), and Cree LED Surefire G2 (Q5-LAMP-G2 from TNVC $78). Instant, intuitive thumb activation of 220 lumens - no tape switches, no fumbling. Interesting Surefire shown above, but its not on their current website. What was the model, BSW?
     
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  13. John Parker

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    Beat me to it! Remember back in the day when guys would tape lights to their handguards with 90 MPH tape? We've come a long way!
     
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