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ADMIN:  Well got the Streamlight TL Racker in for the 870.  Very light and feel of the grip feels OK.  Left side is a pressure pad for intermittent light and on the right side one to turn it on for constant light.   I don't like the 850 Lumens for Home Defense but would for a duty gun.   Not sure why they put a light that reaches out to 1,000 ft on a weapon with a range of under 100 yards but buyers want more power I guess.   I would have preferred a dual switch with 25 indoors and 250 lumens outside.   The price is from a half to a third of the Surefire models.  Here is some more info:  Oh yea, I have them on my store http://www.tacticalgunslings.com


Integrated and Sleek 850 Lumen Shotgun Forend Light  for the 12ga 870 Remington shotgun

You asked - and again - we listened! With the TL-Racker, we present an all-in-one integrated shotgun forend light. It features a sleek design that eliminates the need for remote cords and reduces snag hazards. Ideal for shotgun breaching, close quarter operations or elevating your home defense options.

  • Click here for Data Sheet
  • White LED produces 850 lumens; 237 meter beam distance; runs 1.5 hours
  • Elongated switch pad accommodates virtually any hand size
  • Ambidextrous switch with momentary and constant on functionality
  • Ergonomic design provides maximum grip and easy switch access
  • “Super tough” impact-resistant nylon body; virtually indestructible
  • IPX7rated design for waterproof operation
  • Uses two CR123A lithium batteries (included)
  • Length: 8” (15.24 cm)
  • Weight: Mossberg 500®/590® 10.78 oz (305.6 g); Remington 870™11.08 oz (314.1 g)
  • Lithium Battery Notice under DOCUMENTS
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Assembled in USA
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Timing is good.....I'm about to outfit yet another 870, and the co$t of the Surefire is getting really up there, and some have said that their durability isn't what it used to be. Time will tell. Thank you for the notice.
Looks like another forum member has already done some work with this one....
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Yes, he bought the TL Racker and SB tactical Brace and appears he is tricking out an 870 Tac-14.  I asked for pictures and hope he sends them.  He forgot the Wilson one shot extension.
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.....Looks like another forum member has already done some work with this one....


Yeah, but that article is gone. Best wishes guys!
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Thank you, and I'd like to say again how helpful your forum has been.  I refer folks to it whenever someone credible has a question or wants some background info on the workings of combat shotguns.  The forum seems to me as the definitive, no-nonsense source of good info without a lot of clutter.SplitHoof
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Which article is gone?  If someone posted something and removed it I won't be able to get back.  Might be a way to do that but I'm to stupid to figure it out.
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Which article is gone?  If someone posted something and removed it I won't be able to get back.  Might be a way to do that but I'm to stupid to figure it out.


Lol, don't worry about it. I posted a review with pictures several days ago. I ordered mine at the SHOT Show and have tested it quite a bit.

It got zero views here so I removed it so that I could post it elsewhere with no conflicts. This review is great, thanks for a great page.
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Well, leave it up as people want to see and will.  Slow time of year as mowers, boats, campers and home repairs are cutting into guys gun time.
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I received a TL Racker over the holidays. It’s been to the range with me 3 times now. A very nice light for the money. I was concerned about the higher lumens being a problem indoors but I’ve decided it is not at all. Yes, I would prefer an adjustable output version but it works fine and it’s not nearly as bright as it sounds. It puts out more of a flood pattern rather than a spot beam. This tends to make the brightness tolerable in my opinion. I’ve gone through the house with it during the dark of night paying attention to reflections, blind spots, etc. I’m very impressed with it overall.
Still trying to get used to the grip. It’s stings my hand after repeated shots. I’m convinced that the problem is my shooting technique. I think I’m putting too much forward pressure on the cutout while firing. Should be able to iron that out with a few more trips to the range.
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Good move keeping it on the weapon at the range.  A lot of guys will take them off, especially when taking a training class.  Makes no sense to me as you should train with what you are going to use in a defense situation and a training class is just more trigger time with your defense weapon.

I have never lit one off inside but after the game I think I will pull one out of the box and try it.  I have noticed it is a flood lamp and I would prefer a defined hot spot as that is your aiming device at night.   I think I will play around with putting a small black out dot in the center and see what that does.  I like to tinker when I get bored so next time I have a project.

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I tried mine or the  first time this past weekend. My hands are not small and so the 'cutout' behind the light beats the 1st joint of my index finger pretty good with 00. It became uncomfortable enough that it was distracting. I'm sure my technique is probably not the best, but how many ways are there to grip a forend? Also had issues touching off the light by accident with 00. Again long hands, I can't avoid staying off the switch. That alone might make this thing end up on the shelf, which I hate.

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I think that KDC415 is correct, it does depend on your individual grip and technique! I have huge hands (size 17 boot) and I find the TL Racker far superior to the original forearm and very comfortable.  Still when it gets slippery, I would like to have a forearm strap, but I have not come up with a clean way to rig that yet! Try and try it, before you buy it though. YMMV...
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You must have bigger hands than mine, how do you stay off the pressure switch?

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Several of my employees and friends have added these to their guns.  I read this post and asked a couple of them about this.  One has first baseman mits for hands and another normal.  Neither have any issue so I am not sure how to answer.  I have what Arnold would call girlyman hands so I have no problem using this forend.  I guess the only thing I can recommend is get a box of target loads and experiment with the grip.  Try a full grip on the rear section of the light and see if that the slamming on your hand.   As for the pressure pad issue I would try backing the battery compartment cap off a little during practice so the light would not come on.  Of course be sure to tighten it after the practice session.

 

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How do I avoid the pressure switch? I think it is because my hands rap all the way around the grip and put pressure on the edge right underneath the barrel.
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