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Thought the subject was mounting your light not holding it. And my point was if it's mounted it kinda gives away where your body is located. Holding a light in one hand away from the body is great if you are using a pistol but not so good for a rifle or shotgun.
 

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Thought the subject was mounting your light not holding it. And my point was if it's mounted it kinda gives away where your body is located. Holding a light in one hand away from the body is great if you are using a pistol but not so good for a rifle or shotgun.
I get your point, but think you're missing mine. A taclight has disadvantages, but an intruder in the dark doesn't know what weapon I'm holding and makes an assumption about a light source at his peril.
 

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Anyone have experience with the WML and an offset mount on their KSG? If so, what offset mount did you use?
I was going to ask if anyone had tried this option from Hi-tech? It only shows up in their KSG-NR sections, but it says it fits the regular KSG too. I was curious how this would position the WML light that SusieQ has compared to other options.

https://www.hitechcc.com/product/HTC-109_NR.html
 

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I like that right angle rail. I bought the HiTech version but it might be too much in the way. They don't cost much so I have one in my cart for the next time I check out on Amazon. I did play with the placement of what I think yours will give me and it might be better. I'll find out. Not exactly the same as yours since I have a KS7.
BJK, did you get the Hi-Tech 90 degree rail on their KSG-NR page (this one), or are you talking about their side rail that mounts to the front strap loop (this one)? I'm interested in the first option myself.
 

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BJK, did you get the Hi-Tech 90 degree rail on their KSG-NR page (this one), or are you talking about their side rail that mounts to the front strap loop (this one)? I'm interested in the first option myself.
The first one is a hand stop. I'm betting you didn't want to link to that. I bought this (below) for mounting a light.

https://www.hitechcc.com/product/HTC-109_NR.html

I bought it for a KS7 and it fit after I modified the pump handle. A small amount of the upper front corner needed to be ground off. I have no idea how it'll fit on the KSG.
 

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The first one is a hand stop. I'm betting you didn't want to link to that. I bought this (below) for mounting a light.

https://www.hitechcc.com/product/HTC-109_NR.html

I bought it for a KS7 and it fit after I modified the pump handle. A small amount of the upper front corner needed to be ground off. I have no idea how it'll fit on the KSG.
Yep, that's the one I meant. Interesting that you had to modify the handle since it says it also fits the KS7.

Functionally the only difference between the KSG and the KSG-NR (that Hi-tech shows it pictured on) is a different barrel length, which means it should fit fine on the KSG.

Looks like a good light position for the Inforce WML since it appears to put the light right about at the crease of the lower tubes and upper barrel (see red lines).

mount_comp.jpg
 

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I was going to ask if anyone had tried this option from Hi-tech? It only shows up in their KSG-NR sections, but it says it fits the regular KSG too. I was curious how this would position the WML light that SusieQ has compared to other options.
https://www.hitechcc.com/product/HTC-109_NR.html
I like it. Good quality. I slipped it on from the back of the pic rail because the muzzle plate gets in the way up front.

Here are some photos of the HTC-109_NR Hi-Tech Custom KSG-NR/KS7/KSG Mini-Side Angle Rail (Left or Right) on my KSG.

I have a question - can blast force shatter the taclight lens if I mount it too far forward? I shattered a plant pot and patio table glass top once with just a 10/22 when I was shooting at a squirrel from my deck.
 

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Thanks SusieQ, that's helpful to see how that mount looks on the gun.

My KSG finally arrived today so it's time to start outfitting.
 

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Mounted a shell deflecter today. Doesn't make it appreciably harder to load imho. Does its job. May keep it on.
 

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Mounted a shell deflecter today. Doesn't make it appreciably harder to load imho. Does its job. May keep it on.
I swear we must be doing almost identical builds!

I have a Holosun 510 (can't tell what model yours is?) on the way and already have the WML light.

Planning to get the cheek rest and probably the shell deflector (looks like you have the Primary Machine version?).

Undecided on a muzzle break yet. It would be as much for aesthetics as function. But also want to keep the gun as short and maneuverable as possible.

I need to decide on a grip and hand stop. I'm used to a default hold on my Mossberg 500, but the KSG is so stinking short that it feels awkward and definitely needs an angle or vertical grip. With the setup shown, can you reach the light switch with your hand on the grip? Ideally, I'd like to be able to operate my light without changing my grip.
 

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I swear we must be doing almost identical builds!

I have a Holosun 510 (can't tell what model yours is?) on the way and already have the WML light.

Planning to get the cheek rest and probably the shell deflector (looks like you have the Primary Machine version?).

Undecided on a muzzle break yet. It would be as much for aesthetics as function. But also want to keep the gun as short and maneuverable as possible.

I need to decide on a grip and hand stop. I'm used to a default hold on my Mossberg 500, but the KSG is so stinking short that it feels awkward and definitely needs an angle or vertical grip. With the setup shown, can you reach the light switch with your hand on the grip? Ideally, I'd like to be able to operate my light without changing my grip.
Yup, we're nearly twins!
I'm using the Holosun 510C.
It is a PM deflector - I hate the shells hitting my arm. The deflector made me change the way I pick up the KSG so it doesn't bite into my wrist. It's a little in the way if I want to hold the gun one handed with the muzzle in the air and buttstock resting outside my arm. Occasionally it will deflect one to my chest. I'm sticking with it for now, but time will tell.
I got the kydex cheek rest recoil pad from MCARBO. I really like it. I slipped it over the end of the Hi-Tech decelerator pad thinking it will help keep the pad on, in case that's a problem. I had to push the cheek rest up a little to install the deflector, but there's no interference after install.
I placed the taclight so I can rotate my thumb to activate it while the rest of my hand is virtually stationary and pressing on the VFG. I want to try shooting with my thumb that way to see what happens.
I have MCARBO's choke adapter and a Briley cylinder and IC choke, but haven't installed them. I like the idea of moving the business end further from my hand and playing with chokes is a bonus. That said, the gun is 8.8 or 9 pounds unloaded now. That's a chunk to me, but the choke adapter is a lightweight addition. Anyhoo, between my brain, choke adapter, Kriss handstop and VFG, I should be able to keep my hand behind the muzzle.
 

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Last thing to do is the choke adapter and there's no way on God's green earth that I'm breaking that barrel nut with a ratchet - so I splurged on an impact wrench today and finally completed my removable vise grip mount. Hoping those and MCARBO's barrel nut wrench will do the trick because I sure don't have the muscle. Bonus: I can get tires off now without a cheater bar and cussing.

I was going to clamp down on the barrels behind the forend or on the receiver, but just now ordered MCARBO's vise block instead.

Wait, maybe the choke adapter isn't the last thing. Toying around with the idea of a single point sling mount. Thinking about this one:
https://www.wingtactical.com/firearm-accessories/shotgun/slings-and-sling-mounts/kns-precision-ksg-push-button-take-down-pin-qd-sling-swivel-adapter/

And maybe a pair of aluminum followers. Gawd, will it ever end.
 

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Last thing to do is the choke adapter and there's no way on God's green earth that I'm breaking that barrel nut with a ratchet - so I splurged on an impact wrench today and finally completed my removable vise grip mount. Hoping those and MCARBO's barrel nut wrench will do the trick because I sure don't have the muscle. Bonus: I can get tires off now without a cheater bar and cussing.

I was going to clamp down on the barrels behind the forend or on the receiver, but just now ordered MCARBO's vise block instead.

Wait, maybe the choke adapter isn't the last thing. Toying around with the idea of a single point sling mount. Thinking about this one:
https://www.wingtactical.com/firearm-accessories/shotgun/slings-and-sling-mounts/kns-precision-ksg-push-button-take-down-pin-qd-sling-swivel-adapter/

And maybe a pair of aluminum followers. Gawd, will it ever end.

Personally the stock plastic followers work perfectly in mine so since it ain't broke, I'm not going to fix it.

I also prefer a 2 point sling. Single point has a tendency to slap you in the junk while you're walking/running. May or may not be an issue you want to consider.
 

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Personally the stock plastic followers work perfectly in mine so since it ain't broke, I'm not going to fix it.

I also prefer a 2 point sling. Single point has a tendency to slap you in the junk while you're walking/running. May or may not be an issue you want to consider.
Thanks. Sometimes mine stick, so I may change them out. Plus it would be nice to have a bright color. I'll think about the sling, but I don't have any junk.
 

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Personally the stock plastic followers work perfectly in mine so since it ain't broke, I'm not going to fix it.

I also prefer a 2 point sling. Single point has a tendency to slap you in the junk while you're walking/running. May or may not be an issue you want to consider.
You could always wear a tactical cup ;)

I was also thinking about a single-point QD sling, but I might have to rethink that. I don't typically use slings anyway.

Susie Q, you and I need to see if we can get volume pricing since we seem to be moving in lock-step. Fortunately, my dad also has a KSG, so I get to borrow his special tools for getting it apart.
 
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