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Surefire G2 in an offset mount or streamlight TLR3? Those are the ones I've been looking at. What do ya'll suggest? Good mounts? To pressure switch or not? I still haven't decided whether to put a VFG on the AR.
 

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I use an M3 for pistol and AR. It is high-quality and plenty bright. It has a quick mount system so it snaps into place on any rail. I don't use a pressure switch.



 

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I have an offset mount that works for a 6P or G2 that I'm not using if you want to go that route. It was a VLTOR Scout Mount IIRC. It's in my parts box. I can see if I can find out what I paid for it and get you a price if you are interested. I personally wouldn't be interested in cords and switches. It gets overly complicated quickly for something you don't really "need" for our uses. YOu need to work out what you plan to do with respect to VFG or angled FG before deciding on a light mount though. They all have to work together.

I have ran my AR without FG, with an VFG, and now have a AFG on mine. Not sure I love it yet.

Mounting something like a TLR-1 or similar on a long gun seems to be the new popular thing. It makes sense to me too since I don't take my AR out of the safe very often. It would be cool to just grab an extra TLR-1 or the one off my pistol and put it on. I personally will prob go this route if I decide to mount another light on my AR. I got my TLR-1s for $99 shipped so that isn't bad vs buying a mount and another flashlight and maybe even a switch.

Call me or e-mail me if you want to look at my mount. It's simple and I will sell it cheap.

EDIT: I think this is mine.
http://www.vltor.com/scount-mount-cge.htm
Price looks to be between $25-30 plus shipping. I'll let mine go for $20 FTF. It's a cheap option if you are unsure what you want to do. I am guessing you prob already have a SureFire that will fix it.
 

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Vol, I've been pretty lax about keeping a flashlight by the bed or anywhere useful. The only one I have is pretty big and it stays in the storage closet. I've been thinking about putting a light on my G30SF, but I like to carry it so maybe not. Anyway, I will get a flashlight for bedside use soon.

I tried an angled foregrip at Clydes and didn't really like it and will probably go with a short VFG if I have to have a foregrip.

I think where I can hang a light will be limited. I don't have any rails in front of the FSB. I am planning to mount a QD sling attachment on the end of the left rail and use a traverse strap in a 3-point configuration. That kind of leaves out the left side for anything. So, I can mount the light on the right side or bottom rail...unless there is something that will use the top rail and hang the light off to the side.

The TLR3 is lighter than a G2 with mount and I'm kind of leaning in that direction. I know I won't get as many lumens, but the TLR3 uses only 1 battery verses the TLR1 or M3. It costs about $25 less also.
 

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streamlight makes a pressure switch for their TRL-1. i know the TRL-1 is a fine tac light, i've had one for quite some time on my g19. not sure how well the pressure switch works, but it's worth checking into, as it's one of the more economical ways to go. optics planet sells it.
 

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the TRL-1 is brighter (twice as much candle power & lumens), and plus now it comes with the strobe feature.

i'm sure the trl-3 is nice too, plus it's lighter being smaller and made from polymer. :)
and the TLR-1s is brighter than the TLR-1, surprisingly. The s adds the strobe feature and I too believe that the strobe is more disorienting when it's shined in your face. If you don't believe me, shine one with the strobe on and see how you react to it. :)
 

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and the TLR-1s is brighter than the TLR-1, surprisingly. The s adds the strobe feature and I too believe that the strobe is more disorienting when it's shined in your face. If you don't believe me, shine one with the strobe on and see how you react to it. :)
I'll take your word for it. LOL
 
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