View Full Version : Where to mount flashlight?

04-16-2012, 9:25 PM
Well my mounting rings arrived today (thank you China), and I was wondering where does everyone mount their light? Is it personal preference, or does mounting in a specific location mess with your accuracy?



04-16-2012, 9:28 PM
personal preference

04-16-2012, 9:36 PM
mount it in a place where your support hand will have to move the least to operate the light.

04-16-2012, 9:41 PM
I like it under

04-16-2012, 9:47 PM
I like it on the right side.

04-16-2012, 9:58 PM
I like it on the left side close to my vertical grip. Actually just look at my sig lol. Thats how I like it so i can just reach up with my thumb.

04-16-2012, 10:23 PM
I don't have a remote, so I have to run mine on the left or bottom. After adding a sling, I run it on the bottom for two reasons. Nothing poking ya and my sling mounts from the side and would get hung up.

far from tactical
04-17-2012, 1:13 AM
There's no right or wrong answer what ever it feels right to you and where its easy for you to turn on and off

r8dr rider
04-17-2012, 7:27 AM
I have mine mounted on the left. Best way to operate it with my thumb, while using the vert grip or not. I have a similar set up to yours.

04-17-2012, 7:45 AM
Just wondering if the most practical setup (assuming you don't have a remote switch) would be to place the light in a position where your support hand's thumb can access the on/off? Seems like that would make the most sense, but I don't have any experience with an actual light mounted on any of my rifles.

04-17-2012, 7:49 AM
mount it to ur head, that way whatever you look at gets illuminated.

04-17-2012, 7:51 AM
Mine is usually at the end of my bayonet.

04-17-2012, 7:58 AM
Yeah, it is whatever is easiest for you to operate. It will not affect accuracy in any way. It also depends on if it has a push button on the back... I mount my sure fire to the right side as a right handed shooter, just forward of my vert grip. I can actually reach the button easier this way with my thumb, and it keeps it out of my **** when slung.

04-17-2012, 8:37 AM
Mine is on the right side, but I run a remote.

04-17-2012, 9:41 AM
I use the thumb over technique with a two point sling so mine is on the right so it doesn't interfere with my grip. Depending on how you shoot mount it so it will not get in your way.