home defense shotgun lights

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  1. doanehead

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    Looking for recommendations on a good quality light mount and led flashlight for use with a Winchester SXP Defender.
    Pics of any shotgun mounted light set-up are welcome though.
     
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    The one I have on my shotgun I really like, but they quit making them. :mad: It's a Gerber omnivore. You can use several different batteries with it, that's why I got it in the first place. I have read several reviews & seen a lot of guys in different forums that really like Olight. They make a wide variety of lights. IIRC they make a couple that are designed to come off/on easily so you can use it as a regular handheld light if you want to look around without pointing your weapon to see. Next weapon light I get, I am planning on giving them a shot. I don't know if that helps you, but it's the best I can do. :oops:

    Olight PL mini

    Olight PL mini 2


    https://olightworld.com/

    https://www.olightstore.com/

    https://olightworld.com/all-flashlights
     
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    It's hard to beat a streamlight or surefire. I also have a couple olights and they make good products. I wish I could give you an exact model for a shotgun but my HD gun is currently a pistol.
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    yeah, I have a few olight products and they're really good quality. I especially like the brightness of my PL-2 pistol light and considered getting one of those for my shotgun, but haven't figured out how I'd mount it.
     
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    15649405031441406861059.jpg Streamlight Protac 1L with a silicone wrist band & slice of inner tube mount.

    I also have a the Protac that takes either a 123 or AA. I really like that light. Its on my 357 carbine with a similar mounting setup
     
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    that one seems like a no-nonsense option..just wonder how easily I could find a light to fit it
     
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    Not the best but it works
     
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    Personally I prefer to hold my flashlight away from the gun some times .
    In the even the perp is armed, the light serves as the target.
    I don't need both hands to fire my weapon. and I can operate ambidextrously .
     
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    My thoughts exactly young fellar. joe
     
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    I set my house up to back light anyone coming towards the bedrooms. Curtains with valances to allow light from the street and night lights in strategic areas , light anyone that comes towards our sleeping area. Bedrooms are darkened as much as possible. As long as you don't come down the hall I will wait for the police to get here . Come towards my family you will not like the result. I know how I would react to a weapon light and expect a bad guy to do the same.
     
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    Not trying to argue but not if the light is bright enough. Just for grins let someone shine 1000 lumens in your eyes at in house type distance. I promise the edge goes to the guy behind the 1000 lumens.

    I was on your side of the camp until I let someone shine 1000 lumens in my face. My opinion quickly changed after.
     
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    It takes two hands to operate a long gun so that isn't an option!
     
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    simply to add to what @HoustonB77 said above.
    I can only imagine how disorienting it would be to get hit in the face with a 1000 lumen strobe or spotlight.
     
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    As I can't tell by the pic & don't know anything about that specific mount, I will say most tactical style flashlights, especially those specifically designed to mount on a weapon are usually made in a couple diameters & many mounts like that have a bit of adjustment in them to fit a couple of the more common sizes. Wherever you found that should say what diameter flashlights it's designed for.
     
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    pretty sure that mount I posted above is for a 1" diameter magazine and same size light. Looking at olight technical specs, a couple of their M series lights are either .96" or .98"..
    I think that's the way I'll go, unless someone posts something that I like better.
     
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    I needed to add a few bucks for free shipping so I threw this in the cart...

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    I use a Streamlight TLR1HL on my personal shotgun, and really like it, my work shotgun has a surefire fore end light on it and while it is a good light, I actually like the streamlight setup better, you don't get accidental activations with the streamlight which is easy to do with the surefire plus the way the surefire mounts you are constantly getting the sling tangled with the light, that is not a problem with the streamlight, I finally went with a single point sling to avoid this issue on my work shotgun but that brings another set of problems. But you are making a good decision to put a light on your shotgun, I feel every firearm used for home defense should have a light mounted on it, if you don't need it you don't have to use it but if you do need it, since it is mounted on the gun you will always have it. Plus with the weapon mounted light you are able to keep both hands on the firearm improving control, security, and effectiveness. If you do have to use one of your hands for another task you don't have to juggle a flashlight to open the door or whatever.
     
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    @sweet trav let me know what you think of that mount when you get it.
     
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    I prefer the dedicated Surefure forends.

    The second hand market is the way to go, otherwise they are very expensive.
     
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    I have the same mount on my mossberg 500 and it holds it solid and is pretty flexible to mount. The 1" diameter is a little tight for most modern flashlights but I made it work.
     
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    I’ve got a Streamlight TLR-1, with their mount, on my 870P. Works well for me.
     
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    This product works great...added my old fenix light to it.
     
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    Surefire with a choate(I think) mount, pressure switch.
     
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    The 1000 lumens points above are spot on. Technology in the flashlight field has evolved exponentially in the past decade, giving the end users affordable lights that can be used to literally stun the person on the receiving end.
    There's a lot to be said for having the ability to temporarily blind an attacker.
     
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