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Old 04-16-2012, 04:37 AM   #1
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Default Flashlight mounting options, looking for opinions here.

Hey everyone,

What are your thoughts on using a remote switch for your flashlight on your rifle? Do you use one, and why or why not?

I have a remote coil on the streamlight TLR-1 on my HD shotgun but no light on the ar15 yet. I just can't make up my mind on the light, of I want to go streamlight or sure fire, what I can afford, of I want to go push-button or remote switch. This is complicated by my inexperience shooting (bought rifle, assembled, made it to range once, had surgery, waiting to be able to shoot more) and I have both the magpul vertical grip and angled grip and can't decide which feels better, or what style I want to shoot with. Since that's still up in the air, so is my hand placement.... Which makes this question hard for me to answer.

So I want to know how YOU rock and roll. Tell me how you shoot too, just help me get an idea what's out there. I have seen a ton of photos already while researching, now I want to hear the logic behind some of them.

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Still experimenting, I've purchased a couple low profile 1" scope mounts for some UF 502b torches I bought. I'm considering getting a UTG qd scope mount, but I have this thing against utg...dunno if I can get past it....

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BTW run some drills and swap out the AFG and VFG a couple times. You should be able to tell pretty quickly which one you like better. Freehand slowfire isn't gonna tell you much.

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BTW run some drills and swap out the AFG and VFG a couple times. You should be able to tell pretty quickly which one you like better. Freehand slowfire isn't gonna tell you much.
Oh, I'm looking forward to that day! I cant wait to get out and shoot again. On I get the hand positioning down, which I'm looking forward to, I'll get the weapon light. I really WANT to use the AFG, I like the idea behind it and the logic makes sense, but when just standing and holding the rifle, the vertical is more comfortable to hold... Plus it offers a conveniently simple place to mount a remote switch.
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I use a AFG on my AK with a push button surefire.

I chose a flashlight mount that holds the light away from the mount about 1/2 inch further than a normal mount. The two mounts work together to fit my hand perfectly.

Only problem is that I am left handed so others complain about the light being on the wrong side... I remind them: "Its mine, get your own." Geesh... kids today.

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check out MidwayUSA. they have a lot of different options in mountings for the AR platform. their prices are reasonable and service is great, and they have fast shipping. i have bought a few things from them for my AR and buy a lot of my reloading supplies and equipment from them.

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Still experimenting, I've purchased a couple low profile 1" scope mounts for some UF 502b torches I bought. I'm considering getting a UTG qd scope mount, but I have this thing against utg...dunno if I can get past it....
UTG moved its manufacturing plant to Michigan and most of their products are being made in the USA. Their parts are being designed now to be stronger and lighter for AR/Tactical use rather than for airsoft/paintball use as they were previously.
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UTG moved its manufacturing plant to Michigan and most of their products are being made in the USA. Their parts are being designed now to be stronger and lighter for AR/Tactical use rather than for airsoft/paintball use as they were previously.
I've got a UTG vertical foregrip on my AK, good solid quality and it's not too heavy. The threading on the storage compartment is a little rough but a couple minutes with a file smoothed it right out.
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Fine, I'll check them out......

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Gear Sector makes an AWESOME light mount.

I used to use a switch but now run lights on the left side and activate them w/ my thumb.

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