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Discussion in 'Pistol Caliber Carbines' started by Whoknows, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Whoknows

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    I’m looking for some suggestions on weapon mounted lights that’ll work on my Ruger PC Carbine. I was going to mount one of my Streamlight TLR-1’s on it but it makes hard contact with the handguard and won’t work. Anybody found a light that works on these guns?


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    Streamlight TLR-7 is the way to go.
     
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    I assume you are mounting on the 6o'clock rail section?

    Do you mind a offset light?
     
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    Yeah trying to mount at 6:00, I don’t think I’d mind an offset light, what are you thinking?


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    Have you tried one of these on the PC Carbine?


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    Sure have. It's what I settled on after trying a few different options. IMG_20190207_202226.jpg
     
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    Just curious why you said you are not a fan of metal light mounts.
     
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    The quote option only quoted the mount picture..

    So to your question about what I posted.

    I have seen time and time again on AR10/SR25/AR15 rifles when used as carbines a major heat transfer from a metal / alloy free float rail to a metal / alloy light mount, to a metal light or even a plastic light. This heat sink effect has killed more lights then any other way. Batteries melt, batteries drain power due to the heat "energy" moveing through them without even being used.

    When using a non metal / alloy light mount you add a barrier between the handguard and the light. I have had the same surefire light burn through 3 sets of batteries in a year on a metal mount, then move to the one posted and I am running the same set of batteries for a year.

    Oh second, if I need to cut, shape, mold a mount, its easy on plastic.

    I hope that helps.
     
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    Hey John, I had not even considered those factors you mentioned. I don't know what I don't know. Thanks for the education.
     
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    NP,

    See the idea of FF rails and all that have its place and its limitations. 99% of us only need 2-3 MOA in a good carbine. a MOE / Standard style plastic handguard has many functions beyond being cheap. The heat shield they provide is HUGE and if you use MOE/MLOK syyle you can gain alot of function, with them.

    Things to think about.
     
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    Streamlight HLX on an Arisaka Offset Scout Mount is hard to beat for the $
     
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    Probably what I am going to run on my AR9.
     
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    Love mine.

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    I like how close it tucks it to the rail. Just gotta decide if I'm going to do a cloud switch mount on top again or something else.
     
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    I just couldn't justify the cost. With a few mods the streamlight mount locks up nice and tight.