Read through all the replies here.... and thought that I'd never want a light on a shotgun. Over the years I've been in lots of situations and some very bad places - shotgun in hand, and never even considered having a light on one. The drawback is just this... while a light allows you to see downrange it does two things that you don't want... The first is that the moment you use a light - you lose your night vision - and there's lots of situations where your night vision might be more important than the weapon in your hand... The second downside is that the moment you show a light - any opponent not only knows exactly where you are - but might be in a position to do something about it.... It's been years since I went looking for trouble all too often with shotgun in hand and I hope I never have to do that ever again... Good night lights in strategic areas of a house provide you with enough light to be able to do what's necessary, but having a light on a shotgun? I'll pass.