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Hand Guard Light Mount Options

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by copenhagen2001, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. What are my options for a light mount, mounting them on my colt 6920, I have the Car Hand Guards. Really dont wanna get the magpul handguards.
    I thought I saw a mount some where for those type hand guards.
    I would have posted this in another section...but I think I opened a bee's nest in another thread, concerning where I bought the Colt at.
     
  2. WoodenPlank

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    IWC offers several light mounts that will fit to either the A-frame or to the standard round handguards on your Colt. By all accounts, they make a solid product.

    Edit to add: They have both rail-type adapters (if your light has an integrated picatinny mount), ring mounts for Surefire 6P-sized lights, and even a few specialty mounts for the Surefire Scout lights that replace the removable picatinny adapter.
     

    Last edited: Feb 28, 2012

  3. thanks WoodenPlank...thats what im looking for. Im gonna use my surefire 6P, no sence buying another light. Thanks Again.
     
  4. WoodenPlank

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    Are you going to be using an LED model? If not, I'd suggest looking into one of the newer 6PX LED models, as they handle the recoil better than the older incandescent models, and give better battery life. Avoid the polymer-bodied lights for a rifle, as they can crack when dropped.
     
  5. MrMurphy

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    Never had an issue with that on my G3 Plank, and that included a full speed running dive on top of my rifle (on accident, i didn't see a guy on the ground in the dark).

    I personally prefer aluminum but the G series lights hold up fine for most weaponlight uses.
     
  6. WoodenPlank

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    I've seen tailcaps on no less than two of the G-series lights crack and/or detach from the light body after a quick trip to the concrete. I'd use one for a car/truck/house light, but personally I will stick to 6P, X, and Scout series lights.
     
  7. WoodenPlank

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    I'm not a fan of mounting anything to the barrel, gas block, or bayonet lug that doesnt HAVE to be on there. Heat transfer can cause issues in some cases, and more direct barrel contact can affect accuracy even more than having it attached to a non-free float handguard. Plus, some of those mounts are less stable, and can cause your light and/or laser to have a bit too much play in it.
     
  8. FriscoCHL

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    will these work for the hand guard on the MP sport. I know its a little "slimmer" than that of the Colt... also do you know of any "quick" disconnect type mounts that will hold a handheld type flash light? My TLR is my deticated night stand pistol light and I use my strion everyday, all day at work but need a mount if I were to need it.
     
  9. WoodenPlank

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    Nothing truly QD for a handheld, unless you don't mind leaving a 1" scope ring permanently attached to the light body. Might be time for you to buy a Surefire 6P or similar as a dedicated light.

    The carbine handguard compatible IWC mounts should work fine with the Sport handguards, but I'd shoot IWC an email to be sure first.
     
  10. Steve in PA

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    I run the Elzetta mount on my rifle and there is no issue with accuracy or heat affecting the mount. I've been through several instructor schools and training events with a lot of rounds fired and there are no issues with the mount.
     
  11. Teecher45

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    Hey WoodenPlank, I'm also looking at the IWC for my 6920 with factory handguards. I've only had my handguards off once but I swear there weren't any holes in the inside (aluminum) part of the handguards. Would I have to drill holes in my second layer to make these work?
     
  12. WoodenPlank

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    Not 100% sure, but I believe they bolt to the plastic, not the inner aluminum heat shield. Toss IWC an email, and they can tell you.
     
  13. Teecher45

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    Thanks WoodenPlank, I did. Haven't heard anything as of yet. I'll update when I do in case this answers any questions the OP may have.