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i have a mossy 500 w/16" barrel. Has an evil "barrel shroud" so you cant even really see the barrel:rolleyes:...or at least thats how its supposed to work according to many of the people running things right now:confused:. Back to reality, i have the pistol grip it came with and a knoxstock, along with a side saddle.

so i think i would like a railed "pump" section to hold a small tac light and stubby VFG.

i do have a dedicated VFG from surefire for one AR and like the simplicity. Is the Surefire dedicated forend really better in any other way than simplicity over a rail system? seems to me that the rails would allow for a super light weight light like the x300 that is also an LED and a bit more rugged.

so what says you? which way would you go, or would you go a completely different way? No ego here, just want the best setup and everyone here combines to know more about the reasons for and against than anything else out there! Plus i know most all of it is first hand.
 

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I hate VFG's on shotguns; look recockulous, but that's just me.

I'd get a Surefire forend with an integrated light and call it good.

(After ditching the heat shield and putting a fixed, short-length Speedfeed or Hogue stock on it...but again, that's just me...;)).
 

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I'm different I guess. I love a VFG on my pump and I have a tri-railed forend and have a grip and a light and I LOVE IT!! It works for me. It looks Mall Ninja but it works well and it's comfortable in my hands. I'll dig up a picture.



It's a Mako forend, you can find better quality but this works just fine and fits tight. I use a Streamlight TLR-1s on the left side rail and can actuate the light with my index finger perfectly. It's much cheaper than a Surefire forend but like I said, it works for me.
 

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there are several reasons that i would like a VFG. one is due to a slight disability that makes the VFG much more comfy than without. also would like the option of having one when i need it but removing it if not. if im really being practical i could care less what my weapon looks like, if it gives me ANY advantage ill take it, as im sure anyone else will.

i prefer to make each weapon as durable as possible. so i am not sure whether a polimer would hold up, but the metal adds weight.

while the autoloaders are great, i wouldnt want one unless it was a benelli combat model or a saiga. i prefer the reliability and agility of the pump.
 

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I have the surefire forend with light on an 870:
http://www.surefire.com/surefire/content/cat_shotgun_full.jpg

And yes, while it is expensive, it's built extremely well and I do not need to change my grip to actuate the switches at all.. I don't know if I would do it again but at the time I couldn't help myself. Overall I'm very happy with it.
 
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