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Flashlight for shotgun home-defense

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by deadmeat08, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. deadmeat08

    deadmeat08 SE PDX Member

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    hey everyone,
    i'm looking for an inexpensive flashlight to mount on my HD shotgun. Any suggestions?
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  2. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    I just bought a Fenix TK11. They are 320 lumens, rechargeable, and under $50 for a whole set. You can't beat that. Then you can buy a clamp and an activator switch to attach to your foregrip. At a fraction of the more expensive brands!
     
  3. deadmeat08

    deadmeat08 SE PDX Member

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    where'd you find the good prices and accessories? i can't seem to find those for less than $75...
     
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    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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  5. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    I remember now. I went back to eBay where I bought them. The reason the Fenix's are more expensive than the price I quoted was that I bought a Solarforce L2 from itc_shop. They are made in Hong Kong (and shipped to my door within a few days...amazing).

    I did a Google search and found a review of the Solarforce rating it somewhat higher than even the Surefire.

    I'm happy with it. It is just a flashlight and I didn't feel like spending 100's on a Surefire.
     
  6. The Cheese

    The Cheese somewhere special Member

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    talk to scott at Fort Moe Arms. He deals in Fenix lights and he can hook you up. Plus he is just out in milwaukie. Super good guy.
     
  7. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Schwabdl Hillsboro Active Member

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    +1 on the fenix tk11 from fortmoe the light output is almost double of the g2 at the pr night match last december the tk11 were amazing compared to the surefires
     
  9. deadmeat08

    deadmeat08 SE PDX Member

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    awesome, thanks everyone!
    GlockGuy - how do you like the vertical foregrip? is it worth it?
     
  10. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    i liked it... it worked good for me...
     
  11. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Used to have a surefire, but its not in your inexpensive realm, but a very sturdy piece
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    but times changed and I wanted a VFG as part of my forend and this is what I came up with
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    I have a Fenix Tk11 on there, haven't really done much with it or shot it since I've gotten it coated early this year. But hopefully it holds up, feels pretty solid on the mako aluminum tri-rail forend.
     
  12. ARod206

    ARod206 Seattle area New Member

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    Found this. Not sure if its in your price range but its definitely a price break and I'm sure you can negotiate a better price too.

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  13. numbnutz

    numbnutz molalla Active Member

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    Hey look up skydiver he's a member here, he had some fair priced lights that were really bright. I believe he has an ad in the classifieds.
     
  14. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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    Skydiver and i did a side by side comparison of the TK11 and his light,will say i was surprised at how close they are.
    The TK11 is a whiter light,while the one Skydiver has is more of a bluish,but the focus and range appears to be similar.
    For the price,Skydivers is a smoking deal especially when you add up the charger and batteries compared to the TK11.
    That said,i like my TK11 and it has served me well.
    RK
     
  15. stitchclimber

    stitchclimber St. Louis Active Member

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    I now own this surefire and I love it.

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  16. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Gangster music^^^^^^
     
  17. stitchclimber

    stitchclimber St. Louis Active Member

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    Whatev. What side saddle are you running on that?
     
  18. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    It's the 6 round mesa tactical one, its beautiful, spring loaded shell holders, I used to have a mossberg 500a with those BS plastic shot holders from ATI, they break under stress, since the rounds squeeze out the plastic holders each time you use them, I might be selling mine to get the vang comp version, which is the exact same system as the mesa BUT the shell holder mounts onto the receiver, so when your empty, on the saddle, just swap out the empty plate for a full shell holder plate and your ready to go, instead of sitting there and reloading each round back into the saddle.