GUN Placement of weaponlight on an AR

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Placement of weaponlight on an AR for a right-handed shooter?

  1. 3 o'clock (from shooter's perspective)

    23.8%
  2. 6 o'clock (from shooter's perspective)

    19.0%
  3. 9 o'clock (from shooter's perspective)

    38.1%
  4. Other

    47.6%
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  1. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Trying to figure out where to mount my TLR1 now that I have a remote switch for it.
     
  2. Razardica

    Razardica Active Member

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    wherever it is comfortable

    if you have a fixed front sight I would put it directly behind that
     
  3. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    and have the sight interfere with the beam and cast a big shadow?
     
  4. spankaveli

    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    mine is at about 1:30. i'm a lefty.

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  5. Razardica

    Razardica Active Member

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    not as big a deal as you'd think

    besides, unless you have a short barrel, it's going to cast a big shadow no matter what
     
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    Razardica Active Member

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    if you have an offset mount that'd be ideal though

    oh and I missed remote switch...I'd say you should definitely get an offset mount

    I put the TLR1 at 12 o'clock for ambidextrous use
     
  7. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    made a huge deal on mine. so many more options to have a clean beam
     
  9. Razardica

    Razardica Active Member

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    on a TLR1?
     
  10. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    the best spot? 12. but its also the most occupied spot with optics and such.

    get as close to 12 as possible :dunno:
     
  11. Willie J

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    i've done 1:30, 3:00, and 4:30. whatever suits your light.

    i have a thrower that i use at +50 yds so keeping the beam close to my POI is important. its mounted at 1:30.
    my flood was mounted at 4:30 for thumb access but now i have a pressure pad, so its been relocated to 3:00.
     
  12. Since I have a fixed FSB I can't use 12:00. I use 6:00 because it isn't in the way when holding off a barricade on either side, it doesn't get hung up on any gear, and it can easily be operated with either hand.
     
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    I mount mine at 10:30.

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    I run a tradtional style weaponlight because I did not want any wires. I can transfer the weapon light from platform to platform and I can hit the rocker switch with my thumb with my usual hand position. My shotgun has a simlar set up. Pistol, rifle, shotgun I use my left thumb to activate the rocker from my natural hand position.
     
  14. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    SoonDubu The most honest moment in a man's life is the five OT Supporter

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    dude you're like rambo :bowdown:
     
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    Ideally? Right in front of the FSB, if fixed, or on top of it if it's a low-pro railed model.
    Realistically, mine will probably go at 3 o'clock, or I'll get one of those offset devices, or FSB clamped rails, to get the light up about 1:30 or so.
     
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    This, will need to get a mount though. but this is where mine would be.
     
  21. Captain Haddock

    Captain Haddock Blistering Barnacles OT Supporter

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    I have mine at 6, but only because it's on a VFG. I don't like having extra shit on there constantly
     

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