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Looking for a pressure activated light for my SBR. I had a Streamlight HLX- rail mount, but it seemd much too long for the profile of a 10.3" barreled upper. Also, I felt that it stuch out much to far off of the rifles body, drastically increasing the rifles width. Are there more compact versions of lights out there that anyone might recommend?
 
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The new Surefire dual fuel M600 Scout is pretty sweet. 1500 lumens.


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I use surefire exclusively on serious guns. I normally use the scout versions as I want white and IR light. These are a bit long for very short forends so I have gone with the X300 version on a couple of guns. I think its about as compact a setup as you can make work.


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Tape switches are garbage, failure points.

Use a Surefire scout 300 with an Arisaka mount, and use the stock tailcap switch.


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X300V or U at 12 o'clock, tried but hate tape switches. I'll use smaller scouts at 10:30 but again use the tailcap.
 
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Surefire mini with their dual switch. Can zip tie it down. I use it on a few rifles including my work rifle. If not that, then an x series at 12 or offset is my preferred.
 
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Tape switches are garbage, failure points.

OK on the second point. But its not a new failure point. All lights have a switch system. I've had dozens of surefire lights and never seen a pressure switch fail. But of course I have seen a tailcap switch fail.


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Tape switches are garbage, failure points.

Use a Surefire scout 300 with an Arisaka mount, and use the stock tailcap switch.


You still have the tail cap switch if the tape switch fails.


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Surefire mini with their dual switch. Can zip tie it down. I use it on a few rifles including my work rifle. If not that, then an x series at 12 or offset is my preferred.


This one is my favorite so far
 
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I also admit I find tape switches uncomfortable to use - I prefer the forward pressure with my thumb to some of the Surefire Tapeswitch solutions I’ve tried.
 
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I have the Streamlight PROTAC® RAIL MOUNT HL-X LONG GUN LIGHT that is dual fuel as well. It is 1000 lumens. It is reasonably priced and a lifetime warranty.
 
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I have the Streamlight PROTAC® RAIL MOUNT HL-X LONG GUN LIGHT that is dual fuel as well. It is 1000 lumens. It is reasonably priced and a lifetime warranty.


I use these on range guns and Surefire on my home defense guns.....not because I think one light is superior to the other but because the pressure pad on the Streamlight is shit compared to the Surefire switch.


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You should also consider getting a Cloud Defensive pressure pad mount. Slowly getting them for all my light bearing rifles that have pressure pads.

Ive fond that on the pistol and SBR, I prefer the tail cap over the pressure pad.



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I ended up picking up a Crimson Trace CWL-202 for $50 during the Midway sale. For $50, I am very impressed with it, and it was just what I was looking for.

https://www.crimsontrace.com/p...tical-lights/01-8770
 
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