Home Forums Classifieds GT Store Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-19-2015, 17:37   #1
kyarcher
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 327
Surefire or EOtech Handguard?

I'm looking into putting a lighted handguard on my 590a1 so which would you go with? The Surefire or EOtech? The Surefire cost a tad more and from reviews I have read they both are good options.
__________________
~America~ Born July 4th,1776- Died, Election Day 2008
kyarcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2015, 20:00   #2
aippi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,688
I think your term hand guard confused some people so they have not answered. You are asking about a dedicated forend light for your shotgun.

Both will serve your needs. The EO-tect has some tacti-fool features you will never use like strobe so it is hard to take it seriously but it seems well built for the price. I don't care for the Surefire DSF but there is little chance they will bring the 318 and 618 serious back so if you want a new Surefire forend the DSF is the only one they make.
__________________
J.D. McGuire, Owner
AI&P Tactical, LLC

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

Remington LE Armorer
Mossberg LE Armorer

Last edited by aippi; 01-20-2015 at 20:02..
aippi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2015, 20:20   #3
kyarcher
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 327
Thanks Aippi! I agree that I made it a little confusing and a dedicated handguard light is exactly what I'm looking at. What is it with the DSF that you don't care for? I'd like to actually hold one of the EOtech's and Surefire's and check them out but my local GS's are pretty small and don't carry the handguards.
__________________
~America~ Born July 4th,1776- Died, Election Day 2008
kyarcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2015, 00:08   #4
aippi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,688
I used a Surefire 618 for my entire career and have them no on my 870's. The DSF has a different feel that I don't like. As a Surefire Dealer I have been after them for years to come up with a dual switch that was about 25 lumens on the low side and 200 on the high. So they come up with a 200/600. 200 is far to bright in side and I prefer the 60 lumens of my 618FA over the DSF.
__________________
J.D. McGuire, Owner
AI&P Tactical, LLC

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

Remington LE Armorer
Mossberg LE Armorer
aippi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2015, 08:47   #5
LongRifle75
Member
 
LongRifle75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 95
Ive got a Surefire light/forearm on my Benelli M2 and love it. Don't have any experience with the EoTech so I cant say anything about it.
__________________
LEO Firearms Instructor
NC Concealed Carry Instructor
Certified Glock Armorer
NRA Member
Glock 20, 21, 22, 29, 31, 33, 35
LongRifle75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2015, 17:11   #6
Star7
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 21
I use a magpull forarm and a short rail section with an inforce wml. Just me, but I actually prefer that setup and can say it is very durable.
Star7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 05:54   #7
MrMurphy
Lifetime Membership
*********
 
MrMurphy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Buried in the X-files
Posts: 31,718
The Eotech is no longer in production. That should be a clue.

I have no issue with a Magpul MOE and Fury combo, but the Surefire built in handguard light is the standard of the shotgun world for toughness. They're just not cheap.......
__________________
"And Shepherds we shall be. For thee, my Lord for thee. Power hath descended forth from thy hand, that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command. So we shall flow a river forth to thee and teeming with souls shall it ever be. In nomine Patris, et fili, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen."
MrMurphy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 08:38   #8
kyarcher
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 327
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrMurphy View Post
The Eotech is no longer in production. That should be a clue.

Really? I didn't know that! I have looked at the Magpul Handguard and like the looks of it and think thats the way I'll go.
__________________
~America~ Born July 4th,1776- Died, Election Day 2008

Last edited by kyarcher; 01-22-2015 at 08:40..
kyarcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 14:39   #9
Star7
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 21
I would never look down on a surefire product from a durability perspective. I got onto their bandwagon after several bad experiences with other brands. It is only recently (2yrs) that I started using inforce wml and apl on pistol and long guns and actually prefer them. The magpull forend on my 870 works well.....generally I'm not a magpull person but that one product has stood up well.
Star7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 21:56   #10
faceplant
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,005
Will the sure fire fit with the bayonet lug on your 590A1?
faceplant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2015, 00:01   #11
Jack Black
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Vegas Baby!
Posts: 1,090
Quote:
Originally Posted by Star7 View Post
I use a magpull forarm and a short rail section with an inforce wml. Just me, but I actually prefer that setup and can say it is very durable.
I have this setup and think it works great. But Magpul now has their M-Lok forearms. It'll be interesting if someone comes up with a light that will use M-Lok to fit even tighter without the rail section.
Jack Black is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 15:46.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds
GT Store


Users Currently Online: 1,086
308 Members
778 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,672
Aug 11, 2014 at 2:31