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How did you secure your unwieldy Laser/Light pressure switches?

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by JokerOne, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. JokerOne

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    I attached a UTG laser/light combo to my M590A1. Great, but with two pressure switches, the wiring is a mess.
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    Since this is on a pump shotgun, and the trigger hand is already busy with the trigger, safety, and release, that leaves the pumping hand.
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    The logical placement to me would be on the slide handle. What did you use, Velcro? How and where did you secure the wiring?
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    Thanks

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  2. JokerOne

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    I used some velcro for the buttons and velcro straps to manage the wires. not great, but ok.

    any other suggestions would be appreciated.

    thanks
     

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    My suggestion would be to get rid of the UTG laser/light and go with a quality light. UTG is an airsoft manufacture.
     
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    Simple, don't use pressure switches unless they're built into a Surefire fore-end.
     
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    The velcro seems to work well, and saved me a lot of of $$$.
     
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    thanks, but not so simple.

    That addresses the light, but not the laser, and cancels out using a bayonet, not to mention its half the cost of the shotgun itself.
     
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    Are you serious?
     
  9. MrMurphy

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    UTG=Airsoft.

    Bayonet= you must be on crack, unless you're on riot suppression duty at an embassy.

    Get a Surefire, get some training and stop wasting our time.
     
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    massad ayoob claims that studies show that people are more
    Intimidated by a pointed weapon than a gun. If I can persuade someone not to attack based on a sharp object, rather than filling them full of holes, I’ll do so.
     
  11. JokerOne

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    Sorry, didn&#8217;t mean to waste your time. Your crown of the boy with the most expensive toy in the closet remains intact.

    A simple, I have no idea how to secure the wiring would have sufficed.
     
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  12. JokerOne

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    thanks.

    I bought it based on the feedback of a few different websites. people claimed to have used it on Shotguns without issue. In fact it had a higher rating than some of the uber-expensive alternatives mentioned above.

    So far it works fine.

    I appreciate the comments.
     
  13. JokerOne

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    thanks scattergun.
     
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    I used double sided tape.
    So far so good
     
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    thanks! The velcro strips and sticky velcro seems to work fine. If the pump was an automatic then I could figure something else out more easily. Since the area where the switches reside has to move, it makes the wiring more cumbersome. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

    As far as the quality goes, I haven’t had any issues with it. Its 1/6 the price of the brand mentioned above yet addresses all my requirements. Is a Mercedes Benz better than a Kia? Probably, but Kia has a 60,000 mile warranty and a Benz only has a 50,000 mile one.. :supergrin:
     
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  16. MrMurphy

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    I don't own a Surefire fore-end. At the moment, i don't even own a shotgun. They make the product for a reason, because it works. Yes, it's expensive. But using a POS Airsoft product on a dedicated fighting gun is like running cheap tires in NASCAR.

    Nothing will really truly secure stuff to a pump since it has to move. Velcro works well enough as do heavy rubber bands. But if you ever do move through a building with it, expect to lose the band/velcro, as well as possibly the tape switch and the entire light if it gets caught. I've killed 6-8 tape switches for a PEQ2 or a IR laser aimer for an M203 quadrant sight doing the same thing. If you have to use a tapeswitch, the integrated fore-end is the way to go.

    Otherwise, a Ergo rail or Surefire rail with a solid mount and a G2 LED or new G2X would work well inexpensively.