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Old January 31, 2000, 11:16 PM   #1
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Any ideas on a laser for a Mossberg 590? (AOW actually.) Seems to me that one could be nicely built into the magazine cap.
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Old January 31, 2000, 11:31 PM   #2
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I'm working on a modified bayonet that will have 3 weaver bases built onto it. I thought about mounting a laser sight to one of the bases and a tactical light on the other. I tried to order a laser sight with a wireless pressure switch, but Natchez was out of stock.

I do like the idea of the laser mounted in the cap though. Maybe all you need is a sleeve thats about the diameter of a 12 gauge shell. Just stick the laser sight in the sleeve and stick the whole assembly into the tube after the spring. Spin the cap on to lock the whole thing in place.

Of course a laser sight on a firearm that deploys multiple projectiles would be kind of a waste. (Unless you plan on mounting 9 to 100 laser sights!) Of course it would probably come in useful for shooting slugs, but I don't think the endcap setup would hold its zero too well.

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Old February 1, 2000, 04:48 AM   #3
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My query is, WHY? One doesn't acquire a lazer dot any faster than a peep sight and it's expensive, fragile and complicated. I note few pros use them.
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Old February 1, 2000, 11:42 AM   #4
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A laser on a shotgun is kind of pointless. If you want to add some accessories, maybe think about a surefire forearm. A good tactical light on a shotgun will do a lot more for you than a laser would. Of course, far be it from me to get in the way of a man parting with his money As always though, just my thoughts....
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Old February 1, 2000, 02:45 PM   #5
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Yea... Get the light, forget about the laser.

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Old February 2, 2000, 04:10 PM   #6
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Yeah forget about the laser get a good flashlight with a beam about the same a the pellet spread. Hell it's a shotgun not a sniper rifle you just spray and pray.

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