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arizona98tj
July 20, 2008, 10:06 PM
Before the days of rail mounted light systems, I've no doubt a hand held flashlight and a shotgun were used together.

I've trained with a hand held light and my handgun but was wondering what is the proper technique for doing the same with a shotgun?

Did a shearch but didn't find what I was looking for.

TIA for any help. :cool:

David Armstrong
July 21, 2008, 12:15 PM
Depends on the shotgun and the light. Some used to secure a light to the gun with tape or rubber bands. I liked using a Scorpion held in the forend groove of an 870. Some shotguns lend themselves to a hold that allows an end-cap to be pushed against some part of the gun.

arizona98tj
July 21, 2008, 07:36 PM
Thanks David for the response.

Do you know if any techniques used did not have the flashlight taped or rubberbanded to the forend?

grumpycoconut
July 22, 2008, 12:22 AM
If you use the plastic version of a surefire 6P and screw the cap down to where it almost/just about/nearly turns on and lay it in the fore end grove you can press on the side of the flashlight's endcap to turn it on. The pressure on the side of the flashlight bends the cap just enough to complete the circuit. Got that bit from a Surefire low light class. Takes a bit of practice to get the hang of but it works. Its also a whole lot cheaper than a dedicated fore end.

David Armstrong
July 22, 2008, 02:11 PM
Do you know if any techniques used did not have the flashlight taped or rubberbanded to the forend?
Yes, apparently I wasn't clear. "I liked using a Scorpion held in the forend groove of an 870. Some shotguns lend themselves to a hold that allows an end-cap to be pushed against some part of the gun." Those are both techniques that allow you to hold the light and not have it taped or otherwise attached to the gun.