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shotgun light question

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by southernshooter, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Will a standard surefire polymer body flashlight stand up to the recoil of a shotgun? Or does it have to be a designated weapon light?
     
  2. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    As long as you are using a sturdy mounting system, and it is an LED model, then you should be OK. I would suggest one of the aluminum body lights over the Nitrolon series, though, for impact resistance.
     


  3. aippi

    aippi

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    Yes it will as long as it is LED. The G2L series is perfect for getting a light on weapon if you don't want the dedicated forend light. The G2X Pro is the one I am going to feature since you push the tail cap once for 15 lumens and then again for 200. Perfect for multiple applications.
     
  4. Jackalo626

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    I have one of the C4 cree module light from here on GlockTalk (Solarforce) on my 870 with an Elzetta mount and it is only a $30 flashlight that has help up perfectly to at least 80 or so 12ga rds and counting.
     
  5. DougW

    DougW Native Texan

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    Check out the new Scorpion PolyTac LED light. I have one on a Benelli M1 and an M4'gery.
     
  6. Brad737

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    JD,
    The G2X was slammed on one of the AR Forums. (Can't remember if its arf.com or m4carbine...the only 2 AR sites I'm on...) They said it goes off during recoil, then comes back on. I have no experience with the light, but reading that scared me off.
    HTH,
    Brad
     
  7. SCSU74

    SCSU74 St. Cloud Proud

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    i read that too, something about not having a weapon grade battery spring or something. I run a G2 LED (Not G2X) on my 870 and have never had a problem. Just bought a G2X for my AR, guess i'll find out during carbine school if it can hold up, if not ill just move the X to my 870 :)
     
  8. Well, once when going through a school they said I had to mount a light on my shotgun, so I took a standard Scorpion light and strapped it on with a bunch of rubber bands, and it worked just fine for two days. Then I took it off because the school was over.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2011
  9. Aceman

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    Surefire G2led has been working fine under my 500 for years.