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EOTech Insight Forend with Integrated Flashight for Remington 870

26 January 201215 comments Accessories, Upgrades

Eotech Forend with Integrated Light

Eotech Forend with Integrated Light

Surprise! EOTech Forend with Integrated Flashight for Remington 870!

So, now we have two forends with integrated flashlights for Remington 870 available: one from Surefire and second one from EOTech. It would be really interesting to hear opinions when it will be available for ordering.

The price of EOTech Integrated Fore-end Light for Remington 870 Shotguns is $249, the price of Surefire Forend for Remington 870 is about $400. So new forend is more affordable. It is good to see competition on the market of tactical accessories because end users will benefit from this.

EOTech Insight Forend with Integrated Flashight for Remington 870

EOTech Insight Forend with Integrated Flashight for Remington 870

I always wanted to buy and test forend with integrated flashlight but price was too high. EOTech Forend with Integrated Flashight for Remington 870 is affordable and I really want to order it when it is going to be available.

The integrated flashlight has 120 lumen output, uses one CR123 battery which is enough for an hour and a half of runtime. It is waterproof to 1 meter and can handle 3,000 rounds with 12 gauge slug.

Also, I like that it is low profile and doesn’t stick out much like Surefire forend.

Here are specifications from the Eotech:
IFL LED Integrated Fore-End Light Specifications
Minimum Output: 120 Lumens (NEMA)
Minimum Run Time: 120 Minute (NEMA)
Operating Temperature: -10 to +50 °C
Storage Temperature: -30 to +70 °C
Dimensions: 8.6”L x 2.1”W x 2.8”H
Weight: 12.2oz (345.8g)
Drop Height: 48 inches (MIL-STD-810G)
Weapon Shock: 3,000 rounds with 12 gauge slug
Selectable Modes:
Waterproof: to 1m for 30 Minutes
Battery Power: 3 Volt Lithium, One (CR123)

Eotech Insight Forend is available for ordering:

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Comments

  1. s&J hardware January 29, 2012

    see here is the problem, it is still 386grams and it is only 120 lum.
    Fir the same kind of weight and less money you can buy a CDM gear mount and a 380lum weapons mountable led flashlight.
    The copy of the surefire concept is 20yrs to late.

  2. patmac February 1, 2012

    I agree. Too little, too late, too expensive. It’s just a chunk of machined delrin with an out of date led stuck on the front. Total cost to make less than fifty bucks.

  3. KMFoley February 2, 2012

    Thank you for increasing awareness of this product Vitaly. Personally I have always been intrigued by the quality and customer service associated with the costly Surefire brand flashlight forend. For me, the cost is prohibitive enough to completely disregard as a viable option. However, at this price point and name brand recognition, the Eotech option you speak to in your Blog is a serious consideration. However, as a left handed shooter reading the blog of a right handed individual, would you ever consider offering folks like me the same perspectives on products?
    Thanks.

  4. Tmender February 5, 2012

    As an Insight (L3) fan, I’m looking forward to this forend. It’s priced less than the Surefire 318/618 series and less bulk. Ease of controls makes this better than my current M3X LED Pistol model that I have currently.

  5. Vitaly Pedchenko February 7, 2012

    It is good to see many different opinions about this product.

    KMFoley, I will send you a message, I often receive question from left handed shooters but unfortunately I can’t help them. Maybe you will help me to make a post about Remington 870 for left handed shooters?

  6. CMeyer March 28, 2012

    I realize that this is a little late for the conversation, but those who are concerned about left-handed shooters may notice that the product page on EO Tech’s website lists this as an ambidextrous device. Indeed, if you check YouTube you can find videos of this product that clearly show that it has pressure pads on both sides of the grip.

    Best Regards.

    • Vitaly Pedchenko October 15, 2012

      CMeyer, thank you for your comment and useful information! Do you have Eotech forend on your shotgun?

      • CMeyer October 17, 2012

        Vitaly, at the time of my earlier comment, I had been looking for a forend for my shotgun. I decided to wait for this product to be released and repeatedly had a hard time find a reseller through whom I could purchase it. I have not yet purchased it, though I still may. If I do, I will certainly post my experience here.

        • Strapy November 11, 2012

          So have you bought and mounted this Eotech light yet? If so could you tell us how it is. Just built my wife a duty shotgun but I am leaving it up to her has to what light to place on it. She is serious about getting the Eotech. I just want to know how it works out for you and is it worth the $$$. Thanks, Strap

          • Vitaly Pedchenko November 11, 2012

            Strapy, I haven’t tested it yet but heard a lot of positive comments from readers of the blog and read one positive review on Brownells: http://tinyurl.com/b4r2k3a

            Please let us know what you think about it when you get it.

          • Vitaly Pedchenko November 11, 2012

            Oh, sorry, that was question to CMeyer, hope he will answer it soon.

          • CMeyer November 12, 2012

            I recently purchased a home so my spare cash to purchase items like this is extremely limited. I do not have any plans on buying it in the near future, though I am still interested in the product.

            Best Regards.

      • Strapy November 19, 2012

        Went to a gun range where they had both a Insight, (identical to the eotech), and the Surefire 618LMG. The Insight was not very secure. It was mounted on a Mossburg, but was very sloppy. The range guy told us it is from the low center of gravity. Meaning it hung lower then the a forend normally does. And it was plain to see that it does, from forward aft, it hangs low off the gun. The Surefire just felt more rugged and solid. The grip area has a rubber grip as tothe Insight was all poly-plastic. Hands start sweating and I could see a slip of the pump action. My wife has choosen to go with the Surefire 618LMG. Now you say that is SO much more exspensive then the Eotech/Insight, ($249 compaired to $400msrp). Well I found it at LApolicegear.com for $308. They have the 318LMG for $304. no brainer there. Type “LAPG” in the coupon code, and get 5% off. Shipped to the house $305.90. Ordered it last night will let you know what we think.

        • Vitaly Pedchenko November 20, 2012

          Strapy, thank you for your comment! That is really interesting. Could you please send me photos of Surefire and Insight side by side? That would be really appreciated and will help many readers of the blog.

          • Strapytkf November 20, 2012

            When we get it I’ll send a photo of it. Till then, pull up photo of a Eotech and one of a surefire. You can see that the surefire raises up behind the light. Both the Eotech and Insight goes straight back from the light. I am sure it is a great light and for the price and the lumes that it comes with, we almost bought it. But the surefire just felt more solid, and @ LAolicegear.com only $50ish more for the 618LMG. Nice 200lumens light on the front.

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