A lot of readers of the blog ask about the best shotgun laser. Personally, I don’t use them on my shotgun but tested several of them. So let me share my experience with two of the best lasers for shotguns.
It is extremely important to have flashlight on your shotgun. You can’t shoot if you can’s see a target. I have tested many flashlights and decided to make a new post. This post has information about old flashlights and new ones.
I was surprised that some of the inexpensive flashlights are really good, reliable and bright. I still prefer Fad Defense Speedlight because of its compact size and brightness but you may choose one of the other flashlights.
Chief Brody posted test of his Remington 870 with Streamlight TLR-1 on Remington 870 Forum:
Meant to do this a long time ago, and wish I could do a better job – but anyway this’ll give you a good idea of how this particular light works. My camera wasn’t really getting the job done with the apartment any darker than it is, but you can see – the Streamlight is plenty bright with the lights ON. I’m a righty, and I have the TLR-1 mounted on the right side of gun, with Streamlight’s magazine tube mount. I can easily manipulate the switch using my left index finger, without shifting the rest of my hand on the forend. I took these holding the shotgun with my right hand and the camera with my left – that’s a workout!
Steve has posted nice pics of his Remington 870 with Streamlight TLR-1 Flashlight on Remington 870 Forum. I’ve had a review about Streamlight TLR-2 Flashlight some time ago. I have recommended getting a TLR-1 as a less expensive alternative. I don’t think that laser sight is necessary for a shotgun.
This is review of a very good tactical upgrade for Remington 870 shotgun: Streamlight TLR-2 Flashlight/Laser combo. I have installed it using CDM Gear BMT clamp with picatinny rail. I think this is the best way to attach Streamlight TLR-2 or Streamlight TLR-1 to Remington 870.
I really like this flashlight/laser combo, it is lightweight and easily attaches to a rail. TLR-2 is low profile and doesn’t stick out much. Streamlight TLR-1 which doesn’t have laser is even smaller.