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Add a flashlight.... Photo Added

Gun.jpg I recently purchased a Ruger SR 5.56. My son was home over Christmas and said I could mount a Harbor Freight flashlight to my quad rail using 1" scope rings. Guess what it works....... So scope rings $8.00 Harbor freight flashlight FREE, great looking on my gun.

I tried to add a photo I hope it works. The flashlight turns on with a push of the button on the back of the flashlight easy on and easy off without loosing your front handgrip.
 

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Can you post a close up so we can see it?
 

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When adding a flash light to any weapon you need to think about a few things.
It must not get in your way at anytime , needs to be mounted so the weapon does not cast any shadow in you beam, It must be out of your line of sight . Momentary switch is a very good idea you need to be able to turn it on and off at will and not need to move you grip.
You should go 140 or more lunes. Cheap ones generally will fail you when you need them most. When mounted correctly the center of the light beam will be very close to strike point at close range.
Good ones made for weapons can be had from 59 and up.
Being creative and saving a buck is great and can often work out for some a bright LED light in the eyes at night makes it darn hard for a BG to target you. But a light you can not shut down quickly also make you an easy target.
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Sits below sights and scope out of the way No weapon shadow in the beam. Momentary switch, just another of 100's of ways to do it. On others that use iron front site post I mount it under barrel.
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Be careful what you use as a weapon light. It may work for a while, but true weapon lights are made to withstand the recoil pulse of a firearm.
I love the ingenuity!

I took my mossberg 500, and added a rail to the bottom side of the forend. To that i attached an extra streamlight tlr light
 

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Be careful what you use as a weapon light. It may work for a while, but true weapon lights are made to withstand the recoil pulse of a firearm.
I love the ingenuity!

I took my mossberg 500, and added a rail to the bottom side of the forend. To that i attached an extra streamlight tlr light
You are so right on that. This is on a Mossberg Model 88. You could beat a BG over the head with it and it will not come off and will still work.
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that pretty snazzy handy work, watercanlady! very nice mcgiver!


shit my burris rings we 80 bux. and i dint end up using them for nothing. and attatched to mah scope i want a burris prep mount.

last night at the gun store these two cats were so concerned about putting a laser on a gun. no..no... gotta have one i can do a laser with...
ya or you can learn to shoot...
 

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Thanks for all the help. It will work for my 7 yr. old grandson shooting in the back field....
Actually, this is a pretty good setup. B-Square, now owned by Safariland, has a 3/4" and 1" weaponlight mount they offer for $9.95 that is basically a scope mount. LEOs in my area use them.

In time, you might want to consider upgrading the flashlight to make sure it can withstand recoil, as Smitty901 correctly pointed out. Otherwise, this is a solid budget-minded solution.
 

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this guy needed to learn engrish first.
We don't speak English we speak American.

Having said that I found some cheap Chinese barrel clamps for a flashlight on line 2 for 5 bucks. Worked great to add 6 dollar led lights to the .22. Gives enough light to shoot 100 yards and lets me have more gun lights without breaking the bank. One warning thought this stuff is shipped on a sloooww boat from China so 60 to 90 days to arrive. I will see if I can find the link again.
 

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that pretty snazzy handy work, watercanlady! very nice mcgiver!

shit my burris rings we 80 bux. and i dint end up using them for nothing. and attatched to mah scope i want a burris prep mount.

last night at the gun store these two cats were so concerned about putting a laser on a gun. no..no... gotta have one i can do a laser with...
ya or you can learn to shoot...
Not to hijack the light thread but a laser used correctly and a bit or training with is a heck of a tool. This green laser mounted on a 12G you can fire on the run from the hip on the floor anyway you want at normal range long as the laser is on target you will hit it. And lets face it if your using a shot gun things are close already no time to be messing around. If your going to use a laser you have to know where to expect the mark to be. It works well wit hand guns and rifle for many. Mounted to the side so it does nit interfere with iron site
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Using scope rings for mounting lights is where the concept started. It can be a great cheaper alternative.

As stated just make sure the light is up to the task at hand. I have a couple of different set ups that I use. One is a Surefire VFG weapon light and I also use a Surefire Scout Light. They get pricey but they are worth it.



This also has a visible green laser attached to play with.
 

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One thing that has really been driving me nuts recently is the "if it doesn't cost a fortune, it must be crap argument." The fact of the matter is that while most of us are preparing for the worst, but in reality, none of us are ever going to be involved in a battle. Two questions are all that need to be answered for a piece of equipment that I am interested in adding. #1 - Does the product do what I want it to do, when I want it to do it? #2 - Does the product complete it's required/designed task safely? If the answer to both of these questions is in the affirmative, then I am a happy man. I don't need some gun elitist to tell me that since an optic did not cost twice as much as my AR, then it must be crap. That is ridiculous logic. That is the type of logic that drives our beloved Federal Government's annual budget woes. You go ahead and buy your EoTech. I have no doubt that it is far superior to what I am running, but just know that the difference in price for me went to practice rounds. I am glad that your optic can view me in HD clarity, but I have more rounds down range. Which is more important? Also, no offense to anyone, but I am so tired of the "in my experience, it will fail when you need it most" crap as well. Most of you have never had an equipment failure in a dire situation, but for those of you that have, honestly, how much had to do with user error? I would wager the vast majority of issues were due to users. Just sayin'. Now, I apologize, am vacating my soapbox, and am returning you to your regularly scheduled programming.
 

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I use Surefire G2s on both of my SCARs, and will probably get one for my 870 before too long. With a V-Tac mount, they're a good blend of quality, size, and price.
 
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