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Eh, I would avoid anything with remote switches/wires. Don't want to give your gun something to get snagged on (also, if the wire were to somehow get cut, there goes your light). Here are some other options I would consider:

CDM Gear MOD-C and BMT clamps - This one replaces your factory clamp (if you have a magazine extension) and uses lighter-weight metal. It fits any 1" flashlight. Also, you can order them with your choice of a sling swivel or 3-6 slot rail.

Another option is the LaserLyte Shotgun Tri Rail Mount, that would work great with any of the Streamlight TLR series tac lights (TLR-1 and TLR-3 preferably).
 

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Buy once , Cry once. Cheap lights will not last on a shotgun. I've tried to be cheap over the years and replaced 4-5 different lights. Cheap mounts eventually break and cheap lights eventually break as well. Switches aren't a problem with a solid light. Lots of folks, me included, run them on ARs and various other rifles and the goal is to be able to activate the light without changing your grip on your weapon. I highly recommend a good light over the ebay cheap stuff. If you go that route, take your shotgun to the range and run 5-10 rounds throught and then get your money ready to replace it.
 

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LaserLyte Tri Rail and Streamlight TLR 1 is a good solid combo,its the set up I have on my Maverick.A person can turn the light on and off without moving a hand off the pump.
 

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Defense lights

I my friend am seriously boggled by this dilemma also lol. I think it comes down to two things.. Picatinny or barrel clamps. These two choices are driven by cost.

Choice # 1 is a barrel clamp light which is way way cheaper. You also will only shoot it a few times with the light as it's a HD weapon that's gonna sit in your closet or next to your bed for 10 years. I wouldn't go below 40 bucks for the set though as you tend to get what you pay for.

Choice #2 is a Rail mounted light/laser and this option is for people who will regularly be shooting the weapon with the light attached. Extremely good tactical choice for a light but will cost you from $150 up-wards of $400. In most cases this is the price or double the price of the average beater HD weapon itself. Therefore this option probably isn't for you, me the average poor Joe looking for a HD set-up that will basically be a last line of defense that's never used (hopefully).
 

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I my friend am seriously boggled by this dilemma also lol. I think it comes down to two things.. Picatinny or barrel clamps. These two choices are driven by cost.

Choice # 1 is a barrel clamp light which is way way cheaper. You also will only shoot it a few times with the light as it's a HD weapon that's gonna sit in your closet or next to your bed for 10 years. I wouldn't go below 40 bucks for the set though as you tend to get what you pay for.

Choice #2 is a Rail mounted light/laser and this option is for people who will regularly be shooting the weapon with the light attached. Extremely good tactical choice for a light but will cost you from $150 up-wards of $400. In most cases this is the price or double the price of the average beater HD weapon itself. Therefore this option probably isn't for you, me the average poor Joe looking for a HD set-up that will basically be a last line of defense that's never used (hopefully).
i agree this is for HD use only and is never shot, i dont want to spend a lot for something that i hope i never have to use. but i do want a pressure switch so i dont have to take my hand off to activate the light.
 

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Strikeforce has a forend with rails on it for like 40 bucks. Then you would have to find a decent light for it that is attached using the rails. You could also go with tacStar which would not need rails and would use a ring type mount that comes with it. Those run about $85 bucks I think. Browse Midwayusa they have some decent products then you can compare prices of an item you find that you like on the web to see if there's a better deal maybe. bass pro shops and cabbellas (sp)both also have decent products but less of them I think. Take your time and look at alot of stuff you'll not only find exactly what you want but you'll get a better price than if you rush and buy something fast. I tend to take a month to buy anything at least lol but then again I' am kind of a Scrooge :<).
 

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i agree this is for HD use only and is never shot, i dont want to spend a lot for something that i hope i never have to use. but i do want a pressure switch so i dont have to take my hand off to activate the light.
The lights/mounts I recommended allow you to activate the light without taking your hand off the pump. Search Youtube, you should be able to get an example of how they work.
 

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i agree this is for HD use only and is never shot, i dont want to spend a lot for something that i hope i never have to use.
As I said above I adamantly disagree. My 2nd or 3rd attempt to be cheap was the UTG barrel clamp from eBay. It took three shots before it was on the ground. I tried three times and the third time I got it to stay on but it cracked on the first magnum round. Three attempts later and I now have a Surefire.

You don't know how many rounds you will need if you have an encounter so you need something that you know will stay on whether it's 1 round or 10. It doesn't have to be a $400 light just something that you know will work. The Streamlights, Surefires, and other recommendations are good lights. Hell I couldn't justify the Surefire foreend so I bounted a spare Warne pic rail to the bottom of the foreend but used good rings to mount a Surefire light then went to the range and put 30 Magnum rounds through it to be sure. In the end, you are betting your life on it so you better be sure you have good equipment.

BTW - I've gone through two of these Tac Star switches.

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I've been using Streamlight's TLR-1 for a good while on my S12.
The remote switch with pressure pad is great.
Use the TLR-1 on my AR, and TLR-2 on my XD.

Streamlight is a well proven product.
 

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Yes but he's looking for an affordable weapons light those are $100 for the light alone which is probably half the price of his SG. Also Loctite works wonders on threads :<). I do think led is the way to go on a heavy recoil weapon though. It's just a matter of finding somthing in the 40-80 buck price range which is tough.
 

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i will deff. be using LED and it looks like i will go with a stream light. i work for the fire dept. and i have had the same stream light for over 6 years now and it had been through hell.
 

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is the cheapest forend set I could find. I also heard that BMT makes a good mount but you'd have to buy a light seperqatly the m ounts liike 56 bucks it's nice look it up.

I saw this page thought u might like. It has alot of differant packages giving more ideas.

Tactical Light Package 2
 

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I just recently bought the Mossberg 500 dual barrel, after reading here on XDtalk about a sale at Big5. It came with a nice light holder - actually it is a steel bracket used to ship the second barrel so they don't clang together in box. It fits over the short barrel, is nice smooth solid steel with rubber padding on contact areas, holds a standard one inch LED flashlight perfectly, and even tightens with a nice carriage bolt and wing nut. Not fancy like switch on forestock, but hangs the light down far enough that I can hit pad switch on backend of light by sliding hand forward on forestock. Works for me. If I had set out to make something, I would have made this bracket.

For OP, I wonder if stores routinely toss those little brackets - might be worth asking.
 

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Peddle your wares some place else, SPAMMER. Reported.
LOL Awsome bud grats :<)... As for Chaos lol dude get a grip.
I'll tell you in case Chaos does not get on here soon - he was not referring to your post. He was referring to a spammer after your 14Sep post, spam posted 7Oct. Spammer's first post here on forum to advertise a $70 gadget (basically a very simple set of hooks) to hang shotty on bed mattress. Yea right. Chaos reported the spammer, so post was removed. Good on Chaos, but you could not see the connection.
 
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