GUN HD Shotgun Weaponlight?

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  1. bait

    bait New Member

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    I picked up a mossberg 500 persuader for a home defense shotgun. I'm looking to get a light for it... I need advice. I've googled and can't come up with much in the way of comprehensive guides, so I'd like to draw on practical experience you guys may have. I was looking at the surefire forend and can get one through the surefire group buy for ~175 but I really don't want to spend that much - I'm a college kid and only get to work about 3 months out of the year. I was looking at the possibility of using one of the universal clamps that clamps onto the barrel and the light. Are these practical? I can get away spending 50-60 bucks that way with a pretty good light. If I did that with a compatible cord/flashlight cap switch to locate the switch to the stock forend, would that be just as good?
     
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    Buy once, cry once. Get the surefire forend
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    I agree. I saved up for the SF on my 870 when going to school. It bought it a couple years ago and it's still going strong. Also, is the persuader the pistol grip only version?
     
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    For a pump gun surfire is the way to go. On a semi auto you have more options.
     
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    Captain Haddock Blistering Barnacles OT Supporter

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    I just got my surefire from the group buy. Threw in a cheap dealextreme cree drop in and it is fantastic
     
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    18.5in barrel, interchangable pistol grip or stock. I like how easy it is to conceal the pistol grip, even though I know it's not ideal for accurate or repeated fire. Concealment is important to me :hs:
     
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    Why are you worried about concealing a hd shotgun?
     
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    Wait for next group buy, shotgun forends will definitely be up for grabs.
     
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    People are in and out of my room often. I don't want it in plain sight so people know I have a gun and where to find it. My gf is a tad uncomfortable with the idea as well, so I like to keep it out of sight, out of mind for her sake.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Either way, if you want to hit what you aim at, keep the stock on it. Easy to conceal somewhere, harder to secure (since you mentioned people around). Corner + golf umbrella and it's hidden from sight.
     
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    Surefire + stock = the win and I'm far from a surefire fanboy

    Another suggestion for an accessible but concealed gun is to get one of those over the door coat hooks. Put a sling on your gun and cinch it up tight, hang gun from hook, put a coat over it. You'd never have any idea my ar is hanging out under my fall jacket. Of course under the bed, standing in the inside corner of a closet, or on pegs above the inside of the closet door are also common places to stash a gun out of sight.
     
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    My HD gun stands next to my bed. 870 with knoxx stock, and surefire forend.
     

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