Danger Close Consulting Surefire G2 Light Mount

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  1. USMC03

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    This review is very picture heavy. Instead of posting all the pics here a full review with pics can be seen here:

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    Danger Close Consulting Surefire G2 Light Mount:


    About a month ago on www.lightfighter.net Jon (aka M4Guru) announced his company Danger Close Consulting would be offering three different low-profile light mounts for the Surefire G2, Surefire 6P, or Surefire "E" series.

    I have been running the Danger Close Surefire G2 mount for a few weeks, and I've been very impressed with the design and the quality. I have tried the light mount on several different rail systems. I had no issues fitting the light mount onto LaRue, Daniel Defense (Lite, RIS II, and Omega X), Vltor VIS, PRI, or KAC free float rails. Even though the specs and shapes of each of these rail systems are a little different, the Danger Close light mount fit each rail without issue, and kept the light very close to the rail.

    Features:

    - Solid one piece design
    - Simple
    - Rugged
    - High quality
    - Cost effective ($45)
    - Light weight (Surefire G2 mount is 1.4 ounces)
    - Very low profile, puts the light where it's easy to activate (even for guys with small hands)
    - Can be mounted in several different postitions
    - Fits a wide variety of different rail systems
    - Solid nylon tipped set screw won't mar your rail system


    The Danger Close Surefire G2 mount weighs 1.4 ounces. The G2 mount with Surefire G2 (with LED bezel, aluminum clicker tail cap, and two CR123 batteries) weighs only 6 ounces. As a frame of reference, I've always considered the Surefire x300 on a LaRue Tactical mount to be a lightweight weapon light. The x300 in LaRue mount weights 5.6 ounces.

    Below are a series of pics showing the Danger Close G2 mount on several different rail systems. Note that the bezel of the Surefire G2 does not contact any of the rail systems.

    Danger Close G2 mount on a PRI rail:

    Daniel Defense Omega X rail:

    Knights Armament Company Free Floated RAS:

    Daniel Defense RIS II:

    Another shot of the Danger Close Surefire G2 mount on the Daniel Defense RIS II. This shot shows how close the light and mount sit to the rail without either the mount or light bezel touching the rail system.

    Daniel Defense Lite Rail:


    Vltor VIS:

    Front profile of the Danger Close Surefire G2 mount on the Vltor VIS:


    A few different angles on a LaRue Tactical rail:

    Note the hole or window in the mount that allows you to see which rail you are at:

    Many rail systems have holes in the slots between the rails. The set screw on the Danger Close G2 mount is located high enough that the holes don't interfer with securing the light mount:



    I am a Police Officer by trade, and one observation that I have made during my career is that cops are cheap. Most police departments don't have "deep pockets", and in a large majority of agencies the individual officer has to provide his own patrol rifle. Most LEO's probably already own a Surefire G2, 6P, or E2 series light. Even if the individual officer doesn't own one of these Surefire lights, he could get the light, the mount, and rail for under $100.



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  2. NeverMore1701

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    Looks nice, how does it compare to the VTAC offset mount?
     

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    I use the VTAC as well. The Danger Close light mount sets the light much closer to the rail.
     
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    Is it so close that it's Danger Close??
     
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    Not your best work...
     
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    As usual 03, your reviews ROCK. Looks like a great mount option, and they are very moderately priced.
    Thanks.
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Looks like you'd be stuck with ladder rail covers, if any, by the head of the light? Trying to visualize it on my rifle, by comparing your pics with what I've got (VTAC).
     
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    Looks like a great mount!
     
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    After close comparison (well, best I could do comparing something in-hand to a picture), it looks like it would do better with an AFG or no additional forward grip at all, as opposed to a traditional VFG. Will keep in mind for next build.
     
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    Looks very interesting.
     
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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    Good looking setup.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words :cool:

    Correct, it sits so close to the rail that it does interfer with some rail pannels. That doesn't mean you can't use rail pannels, just can't use them where the light is located.

    This depends on your personal preferences. Keep in mind that you can mount it several different ways (ie. 3, 6, 9, or 12 o'clock rails ... and if mounting on the 3 or 9 o'clock rails you can mount it as I did in the pictures above or you can turn it around so the light is between the 3 and 6 o'clock rail or between the 3 and 9 o'clock rail. You can also mount it on the 6 o'clock rail). A few pics of different configurations:


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    I like this thread.:supergrin: Just got me a G2 yesterday, along with a VTAC mount.
     
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    I have mine set up like your last pic there, but with a TD stubby. Easiest place for me, falls right where my thumb likes to go. Really should try an AFG though, I think it would suit me more.
     
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    M4Guru posted the following info / pic about an updated version of the Surefire G2 Light Mount in another forum. I'm really impressed with the looks of the new mount, and by skeletonizing the mount not only does it look better but it's lighter weight as well:

    "In other news, they're lighter now! I got a big run back from the anodizer today and the new cuts helped a lot. It went from 1.4oz to 0.8oz and you can tell them apart from the 1" model."

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    I like this ALOT.
    I just ordered one.:bluesbrothers:
     
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    The new version looks sweet, and .8oz is pretty amazing, especially for a metal mount.
     
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    Does Surefire make a lite more powerful than the G-2...

    That would fit in this housing?
     
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    The 9p will fit fit in it.