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MacDaddy
01-26-2009, 5:10 PM
Both have the same head and output the same 125 lumens with an MN10 lamp assembly or 225 lumens with an MN11.

The M910 with the included grip probably saves weight over the other design, and it eliminates loose wires. But it isn't as flexible of a setup. I wouldn't be able to mount a bipod for example. The M962 allows for a bipod, and a TangoDown grip could even hold extra batteries.

What do you guys think? I'm sure there are lots of you here with practical experience. Before you ask, this will be a toy for the range and a SHTF gun to protect my family after the meteor hits or Yellowstone blows -- whichever comes first.

M910:
http://www.surefire.com/surefire/content/M910_large2.jpg

M961:
http://www.surefire.com/surefire/content/M961_large2.jpg

MacDaddy
01-28-2009, 4:59 PM
:helpsmilie:

brando
01-28-2009, 5:08 PM
I ran a similar setup initially in Iraq in '04, but no matter how well I stowed the wire, it got worn out too easily, so I upgraded to the M910 and that solved the problem. The grip was hard to get used to at first because it's not that comfortable and the entire unit is a bit heavy. If I was going back tomorrow I'd just bring a TD Grip and an X300.

SuperSet
01-28-2009, 5:23 PM
You've got some expensive tastes, bud. SureFire is excellent but a little overpriced, IMHO. I wish Pentagon Light was still in business. :(

First, do you even have the option for the M910? The reason I ask is that it qualifies as a vertical grip so if you're running featureless then it's a no go. Secondly, I never did like tape switches, even if they are recessed like the M910. Have you seen the SureFire Suppressor Promo video where the guy has an light ND when he grabs the M900? That was my experience too.

MacDaddy
01-28-2009, 5:57 PM
brando, thanks for the tip!

SuperSet, I had no idea Pentagon was out of business. Even so, I got spooked on their stuff after reading a post from a guy who used their stuff in the sandbox. He said it was crap. You can read his comments for yourself here (http://www.sigarms556.com/viewtopic.php?t=671).

My SIG will have a bullet button, so as far as I understand, according to page 71 of the CA DOJ Assault Weapons Identification Guide (http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/awguide.pdf), I can have all the evil features I want, right? Am I confused?

Re the SureFire video, do you mean this? I didn't see what you were talking about.

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SuperSet
01-28-2009, 6:06 PM
1. You're correct, the BB allows you to have all the evil features you want. I was just saying that if you had the alternative, featureless build, VFG is a no go.

2. Not that video. This one (about 55 secs in):

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MacDaddy
01-28-2009, 6:19 PM
Sweet video!

Don't know what "ND" stands for. But I saw that he accidentally activated the light. Is that what you meant?

brando
01-29-2009, 8:39 AM
One of the things I like about the M900-series is the secondary light. Now obviously, this mostly applies to .mil folks, but when breaching a door it's really handy to have that low-powered red or blue light. Most folks in the conventional world have yet to learn that it's handy to mount a filtered light on your breaching shotgun to directly illuminate the lock area you're about to shoot. If everyone in your stack has white light, what do you do? You have smarty pants with his M900-series flood the lock area with the secondary.

Just food for thought

MacDaddy
01-29-2009, 9:46 AM
That makes sense. Thanks man.