The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Tactics and Training

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 20, 2008, 10:06 PM   #1
arizona98tj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 10, 2007
Location: Arizona
Posts: 946
SD shotgun and handheld light

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.
__________________
stu-offroad.com
Largest Jeep TJ project site on the web!
(now with guns)
arizona98tj is offline  
Old July 21, 2008, 12:15 PM   #2
David Armstrong
Junior member
 
Join Date: January 24, 2005
Location: SW Louisiana
Posts: 2,289
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.
David Armstrong is offline  
Old July 21, 2008, 07:36 PM   #3
arizona98tj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 10, 2007
Location: Arizona
Posts: 946
Thanks David for the response.

Do you know if any techniques used did not have the flashlight taped or rubberbanded to the forend?
__________________
stu-offroad.com
Largest Jeep TJ project site on the web!
(now with guns)
arizona98tj is offline  
Old July 22, 2008, 12:22 AM   #4
grumpycoconut
Member
 
Join Date: March 14, 2008
Location: Kalifornia
Posts: 77
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.
__________________
"To spit on your hands and lower the pike; to stand fast over the body of Leonidas the King; to be rear guard at Kunu-Ri; to stand and be still to the Birkenhead Drill; these are not rational acts. They are often merely necessary." Pournelle
grumpycoconut is offline  
Old July 22, 2008, 02:11 PM   #5
David Armstrong
Junior member
 
Join Date: January 24, 2005
Location: SW Louisiana
Posts: 2,289
Quote:
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.
David Armstrong is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07539 seconds with 9 queries