IGB rail adapter

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by madecov, May 8, 2005.

  1. madecov

    madecov Active Member

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    Steyr USA has it listed as Picatinny

    IGB lists it as Weaver.

    I purchased a Picatinny tac light and the mount is indeed weaver. The mount will have to be modified.

    Just to let everyone know.

    Ok, I guess yahoo won't allow linking to images
    I uploaded the pic here on the board under Styer handguns. It should be there after moderator approval
     
  2. Ripped

    Ripped New Member

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    linky no workie.. :)
     

  3. madecov

    madecov Active Member

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    Lets see if this works

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  4. turbodude

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    how did you modify it?? How is the fit? Does the tac light feel secure?
     
  5. madecov

    madecov Active Member

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    I had to open up the dovetail in the rail using a file.
    The light is rock solid.

    Notice that the light is a bit lower than it should be. This is due to the thickness of the mount. The paddles that operate the light should straddle the trigger guard rather than be at the lower edge.
     
  6. Noocyte

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    Yeah, what is up with that ruttin' thick adapter!? Does it really need to be that thick? Are there any lights which are slim enough that they would at least be flush with the lower edge of the trigger guard?

    Related question: Is there a holster in all creation which would accomodate such a bad-ass-looking but gargantuan contraption?
     
  7. RangerM9

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    holster issue

    I bought a thigh rig holster for mine that is designed with extra space in mind for a tac light....that said...i have no light yet...no idea if it will fit....
     
  8. madecov

    madecov Active Member

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    I doubt anything will fit. The Tac light I have is very small.
    The adapter is very larbe. About the same size as the light 8O
    I think there could have been a better design. I've seen an adapter for both a Walther and H&K that are near flush with the dust cover.
     
  9. yayarx7

    yayarx7 New Member

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    can you still buy the adaptor from Steyr?

    Is it still $60?

    tia

    Scott
     
  10. madecov

    madecov Active Member

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    late today, I'm meeting with a machinist. We are going to see if the mount can be modified further to be as small as possible.

    Steyr USA still lists it as available at $50.06 (what's up with the $0.06 :?: )
     
  11. turbodude

    turbodude New Member

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    if you can make a smaller rail that would awesome and iw ould def be up for that!!
     
  12. Noocyte

    Noocyte New Member

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    I seem to be the guy who blunders on with unconventional and/or questionable work-arounds for various issues....

    What do folks think of the notion of somehow mounting one of these...

    http://www.photonlight.com/products/photon_3.html

    ...on the underside of the frame? I'm thinking particularly of the "covert" version, which would minimize light spillage to the sides (and thus prevent giving away one's location, and prevent loss of night vision). They're surprisingly bright for their size, casting a nice smear of light within customary pistol-use ranges, and could be affixed to the pistol with much less increase in its profile than some of these honking-big tac-lights. They're tough as nails, and water resistant, to boot. Plus, with simple squeeze activation (and dimming/strobing functions for any signalling applications) it should be pretty user-friendly in tactical situations.

    I imagine it would be a pretty simple matter to devise a secure improvised mounting system with available materials, or to machine a simple bracket if one is more ambitious/mechanically adept.

    Thoughts?
     
  13. RangerM9

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    I wouldn't do it...but it is your call

    I think you will find that while it is much smaller, it is also not going to be bright enough for you, and will require two hands to turn on and off once it is mounted on the gun. I would suggest that you just invest in a good surefire, Streamlight or ASP tactical light...for your left hand, and shoot resting your right on your left for support. Nice thing about those tac lights....if it is dark and you need light to see....then light can also be a weapon and blind your bad guy...that little LED is not going to give you enough punch, it will just give the bad guy an idea where to shoot.

    Not knocking the LED lights...i carry one all the time.....but it is just not bright enough for a tactical situation....IMHO.

    that said....mounting an Inova X1 (it is longish, but not very big around, and very bright and focused for an LED...and only uses 1 AA battery) on a shotgun or something...sure i could see doing that...you could even put it on a long barrel pistol as well.