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inexpensive flashlight and mount ideas

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by 02limitedwj, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. 02limitedwj

    02limitedwj

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    i just picked up my ar from work and i want to add a flashlight for my quad rail...ive looked at the surefire g2...are there any better options...what mount and flashlight combo would you guys recommend for say under $150...thanks for the suggestions
     
  2. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    A Surefire and a 1 inch scope ring. Bud I use my AR at work and still am an instructor at work. I have a couple grand in my AR with the best of the best. I have a 9p with a LED head and a click cap all held on with a 1 inch ring.:rofl:

    You can go crazy and spend several hundreds of dollars and not beat that setup.

    I would get a Surefire LED 2 or 3 cell light and try a scope ring first to see if it works for you too before you buy some 80 dollar mount.
     

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    ive got an LED surefire G2 in a CAA foreward grip. its plenty bright.

    the surefire was 50 or so and i think the grip was 40ish

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  4. 02limitedwj

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    i like the look of that setup and the price seems right...im still in school so on a college budget haha
     
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    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    I'm not familiar with too much CCA stuff so how do you turn on that light?
     
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    the grip is pretty cool, its got pressure switch recesses on both sides and its hollow in the middle, itll hold batteries, extra couple of rounds, cleaning kit, whatever you wanna shove off in their. its also got a push button safety so you can lock out the light so it doesnt come on when you dont want it to
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    I went with an $80 Fenix TK11 Premium and a $25 VTAC offset mount. Works great, wonderful light, two brightness settings, momentary and click-on tailcap.
     
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    caesar their is a push button on the back part of it, your thumb falls across it as your holding the grip
     
  9. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    I run two lights with the 9p and a secondary x300 underneath. Actually the x300 is a indoor light with good outdoor throw too, and the 9p is a outside light as it has a high output LED head. And if one fails as "stuff" always does I have another light to use rather than be sitting in the dark...........................
     
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    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    I get ya. Thanks
     
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    thanks for the options guys i have a good starting point to go from
     
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    thats what i like about this grip, if the g2 goes down it slides out and my stinger from my duty belt fits in.
     
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    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    I could see that, I just prefer the two lights always on the gun. One goes down finger hits the other one, no fumbling or searching. I ditch the rifle ...and I still have my hand held with me
     
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    Streamlight Polytac LED is 120 lumens and about $35. I used scope rings to mount mine.
     
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    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    I like the foregrip mounted light but since I had an extra M3 light leftover after I switched to the M6, I just slide it on the picatinny rail on the right side for use with my offhand thumb. Cost: ZERO.
     
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    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    a TL-1 can be had for 90 bucks.
     
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    Viking Tactics offset mount and Surefire G2.
     
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    This,.............. :thumbsup:
     
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    I love my OLight T20. Way brighter than anything else I have, including my SF Scout, and TLR-1. It's comparable to my P9 with Malkoff drop-in.

    They can be had for $60 online soem places.