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Tactical Light for Mossberg 590?-Advice

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by perpster, Mar 9, 2006.

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  1. perpster

    perpster Member

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    Going to be getting a 590A1 soon. THR has a Surefire group guy going until next week. Surefire has a replacement forend with light for the 590 (actually they have 2 models). Anyone have any thought on what's best way to put a tactical light on a Mossberg 590A1? Is the Surefire the way to go (it ain't cheap--over 1/2 the price of a new 590!)
     
  2. stiletto raggio

    stiletto raggio Member

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    The Surefire design is great but really designed for combat shotguns--guns that will be shot often and in bad conditions, not kept in a closet or under teh bed. If you have the money, the design is great, but you can get a suitable stand-in for less than half the money.
     
  3. perpster

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    What are the ones that cost less--do you have any links?

    This will be a SHTF or things go bump in the night weapon.
     
  4. southernwarrior187

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    I disagree. i find the surefire to be uncomfortable for long periods of firing...its too damn short. I much prefer the hogue overmold forend that compliments my knoxx compstock on my 590a1.

    I made a light mount using this
    http://estore.websitepros.com/829285/Detail.bok?no=17

    with the Dorcy LED flashlight available at walmart for $20

    The light is unbelievably bright for an LED and bright enough for its intended purpose.

    Took a little tinkering to fit the combo of said mount, light, and a 590a1grs but it was well worth it, and I now have a light setup that is strong, bright, inexpensive, easily removable, and doesn't crowd up my forend.


    Man do I love clones. Surefire can stick their prices where the sun dont shine.:neener:
     
  5. perpster

    perpster Member

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    I do prefer to leave as much original equipment in place as possible. The rail mount looks interesting (and less expensive!)
     
  6. justsurvivingincalifornia

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    Just wanted to mention that the surefire forend will contact the Mossberg 590 bayonet lug if not removed. That information comes from the Surefire site.
     
  7. Sactown

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    DOUBLE TRUE. My lug is fat and won't accomodate the surefire without some help from Dr. Dremel.
     
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