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onequickshift
11-12-2009, 1:37 PM
Anyone have a nice cheap mossbery 9 shot from big 5 sporting goods? With a light mounted? I was looking at cheaper than dirt for the top mounted pic rail, that goes from front barrel to body on the top, I guess a x300 or tlr-1 could be mounted at the end, but anyone else have any other solutions to mount a light?

Images would be helpful of your setup.

Primarily home defense is the goal for my husband, just looking for ideas and examples.

rsandovaljr
11-15-2009, 8:15 PM
cheap & nice are hard to put in the same sentence. In the past I have ended up spending more money buying cheap because the cheap breaks and you have to replace it or it ends up looking stupid. You cant go wrong with a surefire rig but it will set you back 350 bucks.

or you could buy some cheap scope mounts and mount a light to it that way.

gunrun45
11-15-2009, 11:24 PM
I highly recomend getting a simple universal flashlight barrel clamp and a P6 or P9 flashlight. Run the optional pressure switch if you must, but they work fine and are super reliable and durable.

I have run Surefire dedicated flashlights on several guns for LE work for years. I felt really stupid when I saw a small town cop show up with a "simple" (read KISS) system that did 99% of what my more systems did for hundreds less... I ended up selling my 618FGA's, M900A's, 628F's and M500A's to go with P6's, P9's and some pressure switches. I will never go back.

SixPointEight
11-15-2009, 11:49 PM
Tag. I have the same gun and have been leisurely looking for one.

Edit: this will do for me:
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/11646-1.html

prc77
11-16-2009, 5:24 AM
Clamp and rail, you can mount a sling swivel on one side a light on the other.
Great quality, great service http://www.cpwsa.com/nordic_components.htm
Light. TLR-1 great light http://www.opticsplanet.net/streamlight-tlr1-weapon-mounted-flashlight.html

rrr70
11-16-2009, 5:56 AM
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb149/roma1970/IMG_0440.jpg
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb149/roma1970/IMG_0443.jpg

SixPointEight
11-16-2009, 8:02 AM
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb149/roma1970/IMG_0440.jpg
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb149/roma1970/IMG_0443.jpg

Is that the above setup?

rrr70
11-16-2009, 8:32 PM
Is that the above setup?

I used this (http://www.cactustactical.com/osc/tac-star-barrel-flashlight-clamp-1234-inch-barrel-inch-light-p-1780.html).

krazykracker
12-26-2009, 1:57 AM
Anyone have a nice cheap mossbery 9 shot from big 5 sporting goods? With a light mounted? I was looking at cheaper than dirt for the top mounted pic rail, that goes from front barrel to body on the top, I guess a x300 or tlr-1 could be mounted at the end, but anyone else have any other solutions to mount a light?

Images would be helpful of your setup.

Primarily home defense is the goal for my husband, just looking for ideas and examples.

Surefire makes really nice foregrips. You can get them for around $200.
Go for the LED though. It can take more abuse.

Hope this helps.

maxwellca21
01-16-2010, 2:28 PM
Anyone have a nice cheap mossbery 9 shot from big 5 sporting goods? With a light mounted? I was looking at cheaper than dirt for the top mounted pic rail, that goes from front barrel to body on the top, I guess a x300 or tlr-1 could be mounted at the end, but anyone else have any other solutions to mount a light?

Images would be helpful of your setup.

Primarily home defense is the goal for my husband, just looking for ideas and examples.

nice avator...post more picture of her.

caoboy
01-16-2010, 4:12 PM
nice avator...post more picture of her.

I think that IS her.

G60
01-16-2010, 5:43 PM
I'm waiting for these to be back in stock:

http://www.candewman.com/mossberg.html

till44
01-25-2010, 8:54 PM
Here's a cheap and solid fix for mounting a tac light. I bought a set of scope mounts that were the mirror image of each other. I think they were for a Savage or something, cost was $6. Picked up a set of stainless machine screws and two nuts at Home Depot for a total of $1.50. Placed the scope mounts on the bolts with the back facing each other and threaded the bolts just enough so they would not come off. I then wrapped the bolts with a bit of electrical tape, primarily to keep the threads from scratching the barrel. Removed the barrel nut and slid the two bolts between the barrel and the mag tube. Tightened the barrel nut, placed a drop of lock-tite on each nut then tightened them snug. Then attached the light. Total cost was about $8 and took about 10 minutes to put together. I've had no problems with it either. Stays in place, no rattle, and much cheaper than the alternative. Here's a few pics.
http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz287/jasontillberg/Gunpics202.jpg
http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz287/jasontillberg/Gunpics201.jpg
http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz287/jasontillberg/Gunpics205.jpg

SixPointEight
01-25-2010, 9:08 PM
Got a link to those rails? That looks like a good solution for me. All I'd have to find is a ring or mount for my light.

This is the closest I can find, but they don't quite look like what you have:
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0012864711359a&type=product&cmCat=froogle&cm_ven=data_feed&cm_cat=froogle&cm_pla=1710601&cm_ite=0012864711359a

On second look, it doesn't look like the holes on those would line up. But these look like they'll work:
http://www.amazon.com/Weaver-Silver-Savage-Action-AccuTrigger/dp/B000Z30K3O/ref=sr_1_19?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1264483336&sr=8-19

till44
01-25-2010, 9:23 PM
Head to walmart, sports authority or big 5. They should have something. The important thing is that the holes line up like you stated. I picked mine up from Walmart in the clearance section but something like this will do: http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_55490?cm_mmc=froogle-_-425-1-1-_--1-_-38-883-650-01&hvarAID=froogle&mr:trackingCode=E97514AB-E881-DE11-B712-001422107090&mr:referralID=NA

SixPointEight
01-25-2010, 9:28 PM
Head to walmart, sports authority or big 5. They should have something. The important thing is that the wholes line up like you stated. I picked mine up from Walmart in the clearance section but something like this will do: http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_55490?cm_mmc=froogle-_-425-1-1-_--1-_-38-883-650-01&hvarAID=froogle&mr:trackingCode=E97514AB-E881-DE11-B712-001422107090&mr:referralID=NA

Ohh, I didn't think about WalMart. I'll have to check them out

Shawn6589
01-26-2010, 1:27 PM
awesome idea

dohboy
03-14-2010, 11:11 PM
A little hard to see...I have a tri-rail barrel/magazine clamp. It's pretty cheap...20 bucks I think on EBay...but it works well with my TLR-1. The switch on the TLR-1 is easily reacheable with my left hand on fore-end. It is aluminum. However, be sure to really tighten it down. I took a shotgun class and by the end of the day some of the screws were getting loosend up.
http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/dohboylfe/mossberg%20590A1/DSC00131.jpg


Anyone have a nice cheap mossbery 9 shot from big 5 sporting goods? With a light mounted? I was looking at cheaper than dirt for the top mounted pic rail, that goes from front barrel to body on the top, I guess a x300 or tlr-1 could be mounted at the end, but anyone else have any other solutions to mount a light?

Images would be helpful of your setup.

Primarily home defense is the goal for my husband, just looking for ideas and examples.

TKM
03-15-2010, 12:29 AM
Cheaperthandirt for gun owners is like AOL for computer owners.

vinny_land
03-15-2010, 10:51 AM
all this talk about light setups makes me wanna finish my 982. that nordic setup looks very nice with a TLR-1 but i still prefer something mounted on the magazine tube only.

1xoutlaw
03-19-2010, 9:27 AM
best bang for the buck is the tacstar wls2000... way cheaper than most tactical lights

Wherryj
04-01-2010, 5:53 PM
cheap & nice are hard to put in the same sentence. In the past I have ended up spending more money buying cheap because the cheap breaks and you have to replace it or it ends up looking stupid. You cant go wrong with a surefire rig but it will set you back 350 bucks.

or you could buy some cheap scope mounts and mount a light to it that way.

I agree about the Surefire, but add about $50 if you decide to go LED...

Wherryj
04-01-2010, 5:59 PM
I just managed to grab a new 623LMG on a speical order for about $400. 200 Lumens, disable switch and Surefire quality build. I'll try to post a pic when it arrives.

romeomikelima
04-01-2010, 6:21 PM
*****

candewman
04-25-2010, 9:07 PM
It's a little more money than some of the thinner walled aluminum clamps or the cheaper Tacstar but not as much as some of the premium cost clamps. There are advantages to the MT clamp that nobody else has. One screw holds it together and it threads into a steel insert instead of threaded aluminum. Steel is naturally a better option because it won't strip out and you can really crank it down without fear of stripping the threads. I'm sure someone, somewhere in the world has stripped out a helicoil or similar threaded insert, but you gotta know that it's still better than thin walled stamped metal clamps or threaded aluminum. You can also reach the screw without taking any of the rails off. There is an access hole in all rails to be able to do this. You can get 3 slot or 6 slot picatinny spec rails. The 6 slot rails can be mounted in 2 positions. You can also mount a push button sling swivel when you mount an optional dock on one side. For 8 shot Mossbergs and Winchesters, this lets you mount a sling above the forearm instead of off the end of the mag tube. This mount will also work on the 590A1 mag tube (shown). Lights are mounted optimally for natural finger drop on a TLR-1 or tail cap clickie flashlight. The mount puts the light right where your fingers would end up on the forearm. No need to shift your grip to turn a light on like you would on an under mount. Flashlights need scope rings to mount but you can double up your scope rings on the 6 slot for a rock solid setup that won't move under recoil. You can even use the mount as a recoil stop for a heat shield. Oh, and they weigh in at about 1.5oz! That's the beauty of aircraft quality 6061 aluminum.
It's not everybodys option, but from duct tape, plastic and stamped metal to a premium cost clamp, you can't beat the quality, price and thought that went into the design. Below are some customer pics. More at the website.
http://www.cdmgear.com/cust590small.jpghttp://www.cdmgear.com/5902sml.jpg

noob_tube
04-27-2010, 3:19 PM
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll208/narkotikchaos/CopyofDSCN0015.jpg

SixPointEight
04-27-2010, 3:30 PM
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll208/narkotikchaos/CopyofDSCN0015.jpg

Does your FO sight pop off? Mines a beotch and keeps coming off.

noob_tube
04-27-2010, 3:39 PM
Does your FO sight pop off? Mines a beotch and keeps coming off.

It doesn't pop off, but it does move a little and I have to readjust it every few shots.

S11o
04-28-2010, 12:35 AM
Tri Rail Mount.

http://cgi.ebay.com/UTG-MOSSBERG-500-590-SHOTGUN-BARREL-TRI-RAIL-MOUNT-5-/350149593133?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51868ac82d

UTG 200 Lumen Light (It still works!)

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/LIGHT149-1.html

something like that. here's my setup. I don't need it to look nice, i just need it to work. Being Cheap is a Plus.

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/959/dsc01699y.jpg

Hope that Helps.

dark_ninja
05-01-2010, 12:35 PM
Tri Rail Mount.

http://cgi.ebay.com/UTG-MOSSBERG-500-590-SHOTGUN-BARREL-TRI-RAIL-MOUNT-5-/350149593133?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51868ac82d

UTG 200 Lumen Light (It still works!)

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/LIGHT149-1.html

something like that. here's my setup. I don't need it to look nice, i just need it to work. Being Cheap is a Plus.

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/959/dsc01699y.jpg

Hope that Helps.

Is that a 500 or 590? What kind of heat shield and forearm do you have there?

S11o
05-01-2010, 9:58 PM
Is that a 500 or 590? What kind of heat shield and forearm do you have there?

Mossberg 500 'Security' from Big 5

forend is a Blackhawk Forend, i just shaved some material at the bottom and installed my own rail and forend.

http://cgi.ebay.com/MOSSBERG-500-590-TACTICAL-BLACKHAWK-FOREND-NEW-/150438748462?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2306d9212e

I think the heatshield is brandless, another product from ebay, fits very nicely

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mossberg-500-590-835-Heat-Shield-Tactical-Shotgun-/110516209118?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19bb4785de

dark_ninja
05-02-2010, 9:40 AM
Mossberg 500 'Security' from Big 5

forend is a Blackhawk Forend, i just shaved some material at the bottom and installed my own rail and forend.

http://cgi.ebay.com/MOSSBERG-500-590-TACTICAL-BLACKHAWK-FOREND-NEW-/150438748462?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2306d9212e

I think the heatshield is brandless, another product from ebay, fits very nicely

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mossberg-500-590-835-Heat-Shield-Tactical-Shotgun-/110516209118?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19bb4785de

Right on,looks sick BTW!

Oh BTW,your avatar creeps me the **** out!

S11o
05-02-2010, 1:57 PM
thanks, but most of that usually comes off when i'm shooting birds or not running simulation courses with my friends.

and that avatar was me as a baby ;)

dark_ninja
05-03-2010, 7:41 PM
thanks, but most of that usually comes off when i'm shooting birds or not running simulation courses with my friends.

and that avatar was me as a baby ;)

... yeah?
... freaky...

glock21fan
05-10-2010, 6:14 PM
i have a mossberg 500 that was a big 5 special, It came with the collapsable pistol grip and i added a surefire fore-end. i have had tlr's on my handguns that broke apart when i fired plus p loads, so i dont know how well a TLR1 or 2 would hold up to the abuse of a 12 gauge especially with magnum ammo (anyone have experiance with this setup? ) the surefire was 275 and worth wile expense as it will be reliable if i need it.....

Wherryj
05-17-2010, 11:34 AM
Surefire makes really nice foregrips. You can get them for around $200.
Go for the LED though. It can take more abuse.

Hope this helps.



The LEDs should take a lot more abuse, and the new ones put out 100 lumens (323 single cell) or 200 lumens (623 dual cell). The 323 easily clears the bayonet lug on a 590. The 623 barely clears it. The bezel sticks out beyond the lug by a few mm, but it is slim enough to just clear. I'm hoping to not have to replace the bezel due to recoil damage, but I'm willing to risk it for the extra 100 lumens.

http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx238/wherryj/IMG00029-20100421-191054-1.jpg

Wherryj
05-17-2010, 11:41 AM
http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx238/wherryj/IMG00031-20100421-191157.jpg

Glackowitz
05-26-2010, 10:53 PM
I dont have a Mossberg but I did just add a light to my Tristar Semi

I found this clamp:
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d152/glackowitz/mount.jpg

and this flashlight:
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d152/glackowitz/light.jpg

along with a pressure switch and a new reflector and Lens
as well as rechargable batteries and charger for around 40.00

Will get some pics of it, working on mounting it up now

Glackowitz
06-09-2010, 8:51 PM
Ok, here are the pics of it mounted up...sorry so dark, flash wouldnt work for me tonight

http://thumbnails14.imagebam.com/8392/ff725183914105.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/ff725183914105) http://thumbnails10.imagebam.com/8392/3a5fb283914108.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/3a5fb283914108) http://thumbnails26.imagebam.com/8392/db937183914112.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/db937183914112)

CelticRanger
06-10-2010, 2:47 AM
Here's a cheap and solid fix for mounting a tac light. I bought a set of scope mounts that were the mirror image of each other. I think they were for a Savage or something, cost was $6. Picked up a set of stainless machine screws and two nuts at Home Depot for a total of $1.50. Placed the scope mounts on the bolts with the back facing each other and threaded the bolts just enough so they would not come off. I then wrapped the bolts with a bit of electrical tape, primarily to keep the threads from scratching the barrel. Removed the barrel nut and slid the two bolts between the barrel and the mag tube. Tightened the barrel nut, placed a drop of lock-tite on each nut then tightened them snug. Then attached the light. Total cost was about $8 and took about 10 minutes to put together. I've had no problems with it either. Stays in place, no rattle, and much cheaper than the alternative. Here's a few pics.
http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz287/jasontillberg/Gunpics202.jpg

I actually really like that. Simple and clean. I might try to couter sink the screws a bit and paint the heads black though. But you get props for this set up.

It's a little more money than some of the thinner walled aluminum clamps or the cheaper Tacstar but not as much as some of the premium cost clamps. There are advantages to the MT clamp that nobody else has. One screw holds it together and it threads into a steel insert instead of threaded aluminum. Steel is naturally a better option because it won't strip out and you can really crank it down without fear of stripping the threads. I'm sure someone, somewhere in the world has stripped out a helicoil or similar threaded insert, but you gotta know that it's still better than thin walled stamped metal clamps or threaded aluminum. You can also reach the screw without taking any of the rails off. There is an access hole in all rails to be able to do this. You can get 3 slot or 6 slot picatinny spec rails. The 6 slot rails can be mounted in 2 positions. You can also mount a push button sling swivel when you mount an optional dock on one side. For 8 shot Mossbergs and Winchesters, this lets you mount a sling above the forearm instead of off the end of the mag tube. This mount will also work on the 590A1 mag tube (shown). Lights are mounted optimally for natural finger drop on a TLR-1 or tail cap clickie flashlight. The mount puts the light right where your fingers would end up on the forearm. No need to shift your grip to turn a light on like you would on an under mount. Flashlights need scope rings to mount but you can double up your scope rings on the 6 slot for a rock solid setup that won't move under recoil. You can even use the mount as a recoil stop for a heat shield. Oh, and they weigh in at about 1.5oz! That's the beauty of aircraft quality 6061 aluminum.
It's not everybodys option, but from duct tape, plastic and stamped metal to a premium cost clamp, you can't beat the quality, price and thought that went into the design. Below are some customer pics. More at the website.
http://www.cdmgear.com/cust590small.jpghttp://www.cdmgear.com/5902sml.jpg
But for store bought systems, that is hella cool. I really like the sling stud.

Stupendous_Man
06-11-2010, 2:17 AM
If you are looking for a 0 dollar solution, I read on here that you can use that clamp that they stuck your extra barrel on with to hold a light, just find an LED light the same width as your extra barrel. Seems to work fine to me, albeit very ghetto...

I'm not a fan of lights attached to the gun, seems to me like if the assailant is armed they would just shoot at the light, and if they're unarmed, then what the heck am I pointing my mossberg at them for!?

armedoffroader
06-11-2010, 1:36 PM
Nice setups gang...Im kind of torn on which direction to go with my lighting options, on the one hand I REALLY like the easy on/off of a pressure switch on my forend, but am concerned about the wiring getting caught up in the cycling process. Has anyone had this happen, or is it an irrational concern?

armedoffroader
06-11-2010, 1:44 PM
If you are looking for a 0 dollar solution, I read on here that you can use that clamp that they stuck your extra barrel on with to hold a light, just find an LED light the same width as your extra barrel. Seems to work fine to me, albeit very ghetto...

I'm not a fan of lights attached to the gun, seems to me like if the assailant is armed they would just shoot at the light, and if they're unarmed, then what the heck am I pointing my mossberg at them for!?

I saw the clamp option on here too and agree thats a good cheap option, but quality clamps are cheap enough. I agree with you on the idea of giving up your position by shining your light and that was always my reason for not having one, but my marine buddy who was a team leader in Iraq gave me a good speech one night with the reasons for doing so and Im now compelled to agree with him. At the end of the day, the ability to illuminate the room and see everything youre up against is more of an advantage than your night vision cause you have to consider they have the same advantage when it comes to that, and noone said you HAVE to use the light, so to me, I see it as a good option to have should it ever come to that.

Reductio
06-11-2010, 1:47 PM
I went with a Fenix TK10, and the UTG rail mount on my big 5 combo... and actually, I really like it. The Fenix is pretty dang bright, and it allows me to remove it if I head out to shoot some clays. I didn't got for a pressure pad, it's not that hard to use the button, and you don't want it getting tangled, or worse, ripped, on anything around.

On high output, the flashlight i have is more than bright enough to illuminate the room by just pointing it at the ceiling or wall. I haven't figured out how you're supposed to carry the light, and the shotgun, point the light, then shoot quickly if you need to. Just drop the flashlight, or fire one-handed? I just attached my light to my gun, done. =P

kemper
06-21-2010, 5:50 PM
If you are looking for a 0 dollar solution, I read on here that you can use that clamp that they stuck your extra barrel on with to hold a light, just find an LED light the same width as your extra barrel. Seems to work fine to me, albeit very ghetto...

I'm not a fan of lights attached to the gun, seems to me like if the assailant is armed they would just shoot at the light, and if they're unarmed, then what the heck am I pointing my mossberg at them for!?

that may be true, but you'd want to identify your target some way before blasting it right? how would you know if they were armed?

rrr70
06-21-2010, 8:46 PM
I'm not a fan of lights attached to the gun, seems to me like if the assailant is armed they would just shoot at the light, and if they're unarmed, then what the heck am I pointing my mossberg at them for!?

Have you tried to look directly at 100 lumen light?

kemper
06-21-2010, 10:37 PM
reductio...love your sig man!