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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Anybody have an easy way to mount a SF flashlight to the front of my AR without getting a railed forend or using the Bayo lug? I have searched and searched, but nothing.
DaFUnk
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Anybody have an easy way to mount a SF flashlight to the front of my AR without getting a railed forend or using the Bayo lug? I have searched and searched, but nothing.
DaFUnk
They have a mount that attaches to the front sight A frame.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Surefire still makes the weaver ring and base that tightens onto the barrel and you can use the end cap or install a pressure switch. I have a couple of extra pressure pad switches if you need one. I think they are six inch. The cost is about $200 for the mount, light and switch from Surefire.

I highly recamend the 9 volt with 205 lumens lamp module, the P91. It's perfect for most situations and has plenty of output.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Well you can add a rail like these:

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/mountssi_biih.htm

Look at the top of that page

Then get a Viking or even CAA mount if you want and put it on that, or go with one of the FSP mounts that work fairly well. If you do the FSP mount, get a tape switch, other wise you're stuck with on or off setting or an incredibly bad grip.

Calvin at BrightFlashlights.com has a few G2 and G3's setup with options for the tail cap/tape switch and shock isolated bezels. The G2 is going to for the most part be more than enough for typical weapons light use, but hey if you want to drop $2-400 on a high end SF light, take pictures and let us know how you like it... I'll be sticking with my Calvin Specials and blinding bad guys when ever needed for under $100 :)
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Well you can add a rail like these:

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/mountssi_biih.htm

Look at the top of that page

Then get a Viking or even CAA mount if you want and put it on that, or go with one of the FSP mounts that work fairly well. If you do the FSP mount, get a tape switch, other wise you're stuck with on or off setting or an incredibly bad grip.

Calvin at BrightFlashlights.com has a few G2 and G3's setup with options for the tail cap/tape switch and shock isolated bezels. The G2 is going to for the most part be more than enough for typical weapons light use, but hey if you want to drop $2-400 on a high end SF light, take pictures and let us know how you like it... I'll be sticking with my Calvin Specials and blinding bad guys when ever needed for under $100 :)
You mention "blinding badguys." I'm curious what lumen level do you feel is required to do this. I have seen the G2's, (I think) and they're running like 65 lumens or something, right? I could be mistaken, but that seems to be not very bright. Thoughts?

joe
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
I got a Midwest Industries bolt on rail that just bolts into the holes that I mounted my 951 on to. Only thing is that it isn't long enough for the surefire and VFG.
You mention "blinding badguys." I'm curious what lumen level do you feel is required to do this. I have seen the G2's, (I think) and they're running like 65 lumens or something, right? I could be mistaken, but that seems to be not very bright. Thoughts?

joe
I used to think the same way. After I bought my 1st surefire though, I've learned that 65 lumens is bright enough:

After I got this light I was playing around with it (it came before the gun did) when my roomate walked in and got flashed with it. We'll say that 65 lumens is definitely effective enough.:)

ETA: http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=744914 That's what I've got. I only wish it were about 1-1.5" longer.
 
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I dont remember where I got mine but I picked up a screw on rail that bolts right to my handgaurds and then a .45 degree offset. I then put my Surefire G2 in a 1" scope ring and mounted it. It works great and if I remember right, I have less than $30.00 in it.
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
this is a new mount available from Brightflashlights.com
Elzetta ZFH1500 hooks up to most flashlights and costs less than 30 bucks.
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
I wouldn't want to be in pitch dark and have 65 lumens shined into my eyes if I were a BG.
Exactly... I've shined one across the room in the dark for shiggles and accidentally hit the mirror. Yup, that'll mess up your night vision for sure :)

Look, I like SureFire, they make a great product and they believe that as well, their prices tell you so. I'm not crazy about spending a hundred (much less 2-400) bucks on a friggen flash light. But I gotta say, I love the SF lights I have and all those maglites I've bought over the years are sitting in a storage bin or kids toy box because of the G2's.
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
You can "ghetto" rig it with some plastic zip ties. (black ones, of course to match your rifle)

I mounted my streamlight on a quad rail and that works too. ;)
 
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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
I don't really know anything about ARs, but in reading the link about the ILM posted by Stu, the positioning of the light seems to be the most logical for the reasons given. It certainly seems better than having it on the left or right side.

I would think it would be more important for the reasons given, for a SWAT team or military, but hey, who knows what will happen to the "common" civilian in certain situations.
 
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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
I've made it a point to have at least one light mounted on one AR for the last geezzz 9 years. I've tried a few different configurations and for me, mostly because of the way I sling my AR's, I found that a forward, right side rail mounted light works best. I don't like the leftside (inside for me) mounting because it tends to snag on things more when I don't have hands on the weapon and it's hanging free on the sling.

Ah well, that won't work the same for all and this is the wonderful thing about the AR.. options, options, options :)
 
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