Streamlight for 12 gauge boomstick?

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by TruthTellers, Sep 7, 2015.

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  1. TruthTellers

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    I'd like to know which Streamlight tactical laser/light is better for mounting on a shotgun: the TLR-2 or the TLR-4? The mounting is standard picatinny rail.

    Now, I prefer the TLR-4 because it's smaller, lighter, cheaper, and I don't need a super high amount of light being output, just enough to see what I'm aiming at. I just don't want the light to fly off from the recoil of a 12 gauge, so which is going to stay on during shooting or is there another brand better suited for shotguns?
     
  2. dogmush

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    I use TLR-1's on shotguns. They're fine.
     
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    I have TLR-1's on an AR, AK and a 12 gage pump. They work. Spend the extra $15 to get the HL version; you don't think you need 638 lumens until you use it outside and compare it to the standard version. Night and day, so to speak.
     
  4. TruthTellers

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    Does anyone think Streamlight's laser/light combinations are worth the extra cost?
     
  5. Mannlicher

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    I like the Elzetta mount, and use a Surefire G2X Tactical 320 lumen light. It has proved to be rock solid.
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  6. OpticsPlanet

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    Love my TLR-1 (both of them) but for a laser, I think this is a great idea - the dot pattern spreads with distance - just like shot:

    https://youtu.be/AAXXq4YQfow?t=196

    And - being a shotgun, the precision of a single dot is sort of... overkill, if you will.

    Mark H.
     
  7. TruthTellers

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    Looks like a good piece of hardware, but I'd imagine it must drain the batteries quickly. Also, as you shoot a shotgun at various distances, you'll get an idea about the spread.
     
  8. dogmush

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    That looks a LOT like the laser that is on my Fluke IR thermometer.
     
  9. aubie515

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    I would get the TLR1. I wouldn't get a TLR2...I wouldn't trust the laser with 12ga recoil.

    I used to work for Streamlight and I highly doubt that their quality has increased. The only reason why I own Streamlights is because I got employee pricing. I'd never pay retail for any Streamlight.

    If you can afford better...I would recommend going with another company.
     
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