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TLR-2 on a shotgun?

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by txpitdog, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. txpitdog

    txpitdog

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    After seeing hikok45's youtube video showing that you basically need to aim with a shotgun at home defense ranges, I'm a lot more concerned about being able to swing my 590 around and score the first hit should someone ever get in the house.

    I think my 590 is drilled and tapped for a scope base, and if it is, would a Streamlight TLR-2 be a good choice to mount on a piece of rail on top of the receiver? I would think the barrel would block a section of illumination from the light, but the laser would at least help ensure the first trigger pull is effective.

    What do you think?
     
  2. Victoriagotagun

    Victoriagotagun

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    I would put the TLR2 on the foregrip, use a CDM MT clamp, or a Laserlyte clamp.
     

  3. DaGroaner

    DaGroaner Anti-Socialist

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    I'd be more worried about obstructing your sight picture than anything else. I'm with Vic, mount it on the foregrip.
     
  4. method

    method

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    Mount it like that, and you won't be able to see the bead sight. Don't ever rely on any electronic sight as the one and only available sight on a fighting gun. I've got two shotguns with TLR-2s, but they're there mainly for the light, and they only back up iron sights.

    Sounds like the $250 would be better spent on ammo and range time.
     
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  5. FLglockdude

    FLglockdude

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    I would rather have a TLR-1 and a good set of ghost ring night sights.
     
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    cdog533 Zombie Killer

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    Big +1 here, get that light as close to the end as you can.
     
  8. TexasNativeDRJH

    TexasNativeDRJH 5th Generation

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    Not a tlr2 but you get the idea. This is mounted on a CDM Gear MT Clamp

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