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    MOE Carbine handguard light mounts

    Wondering what yall recommend..Im having a booger of a time finding any I like. Ill be using Surefire 6P's, btw.
    Looking for preferably 11:00-1:00 mounts, but Ill consider 9:00 & 3:00 also.

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    I use the Vltor Scout Mount on my MOE Handguards. It holds my 6p at about the 9:30, position.

    http://www.vltor.com/scount-mount-cge.htm

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    That looks like a better option for me.

    The Vltor works well. But I think I would like the light a little farther forward. Like this one;
    http://www.impactweaponscomponents.c...ht-mount-1-00/

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodandsteel View Post
    That looks like a better option for me.

    The Vltor works well. But I think I would like the light a little farther forward. Like this one;
    http://www.impactweaponscomponents.c...ht-mount-1-00/
    I just got it and am very happy with it.

    Love the forward position and how closely it mounts to the guards.

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    I've been using this mount with a Surefire G2 at 1 o'clock (using a MagPul bolt on rail):

    http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/Vikin...nt%20black.htm

    It's inexpensive and lightweight but I am exploring other options. The only thing I definitely didn't like about the Viking mount is that the inner sleeve is a bitch to get out without scarring it.

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    Thanks very much for all the answers so far.
    I had not seen some of these before.
    Keep chiming in all you want fellas.

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    I was using the Midwest Industries FSB rail with a VTAC mount. It worked, but positioned the light too high.

    I have since went to using a MOE hand guard with the IWC mount-n-slot light mount. This positions the light (Surefire G2x) at the right location for my off hand thumb. When I look through my Aimpoint T-1, I don't see the light in my field of view. The mount is solid yet simplistic in it's design. I am currently using this setup on my Patrol Rifle at work. Put a dab of blue loc tite on the threads when installing the mount and you're good to go.

    I was shocked when I first tried the MOE hand guard. I really like the things. For a non-free floating hand guard, it's hard to beat the price of the MOE. For mounting a light to the MOE hand guard, I'm totally sold on the IWC mounts.

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    I have one of the Impact mounts also and have had no problems with it as of yet. Good setup.

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    Take a look at the Elzetta ZFH1500 mount. YMMV

    Works great with SF 6P and MOE handguards.


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    I'm another convert from the Midwest Industries FSB mount to the IWC mount. Lighter weight and I like the positioning of the light tail cap better.
    - Jeff

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    mrbieler-
    Thats a sweet looking set-up, Im gonna really look into this for my rifle. Thanks for the great pic!!

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    I have the same as mrbieler, and would say it is pretty much perfect.
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    any problems running a G2X on an AR? just got the IWC mount w/ G2X and i'm going to be upset if the G2X doesn't hold up to AR recoil...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCSU74 View Post
    any problems running a G2X on an AR? just got the IWC mount w/ G2X and i'm going to be upset if the G2X doesn't hold up to AR recoil...
    Check out Surefire's warning on the G2X/6PX package (lower right):

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    dang it.... guess i'll run it till it breaks, only $60 any way

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    The IWC mount is a solid product. I just cant stand having the light in the 10:00 position. I cant seem to get my eyes to adjust to it.

    I tried the Elzetta mount on a .625 diameter barrel. No go. It wont mount solidly on that barrel.

    I ended up putting the light in a figure 8 mount from M&A parts. I used a shim to fit it to the barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCSU74 View Post
    dang it.... guess i'll run it till it breaks, only $60 any way
    Dang bro, I bought the IWC mount and saw the specs on the G2X and thought "Can't go wrong with a Surefire.". Never even noticed the warning on the back. I have about 120 rounds using the light on and haven't had any problems yet, but sorry for the bad advice on the light.
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    So far, I've only got about 750 rounds through my gun since I mounted a G2X in a IWC light mount. So far, the light is still working.

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    I've had my G2L mounted in a very cheap (under $20) GG&G G2 flashlight mount and love it. only fired a few hundred rounds with it mounted in the last year but held up PERFECT and weighs next to nothing. *very nicely made*

    (I do take my light off for like daytime range shooting but i added a 3 slot MOE rail so it just pops on and back off with a twist of a screw)

    http://www.gggaz.com/ar-15-m4-access...ht-mounts.html

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