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Thread: TICK Light Rail review

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    TICK Light Rail review

    You may use this thread to discuss the Tactical & Rescue Gear TICK Light Rail, reviewed in our E-zine.

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    Good review Hawk.

    I am surprised as well that this simple mount works as well as it does. Surefire had something similar a couple of years ago that they discontinued and I was hoping someone would bring it back.

    The holster thing would be a problem on a carry gun, but I see this as the ideal solution for someone who wants to convert their existing gun to a nightstand gun.
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    Great review, Hawk! I like this, it's simple and seems to work. Did you use it while shooting?

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    Yes, I did use it. I had read somewhere that somebody claimed it loosened up after shooting, so I felt I had to test that. I wanted to shoot a full 100-round box with the light hanging off it (Insight M3), but the range was closing and I only got about 90 rounds down-range before they kicked me out. But there was NO apparent loosening whatsoever.
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    90 isn't an extensive test, but it's enough of a test to decide if it will work or not.
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    Nice work Hawk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveohno
    90 isn't an extensive test, but it's enough of a test to decide if it will work or not.
    I agree it's not an extensive test, but the reality is that guns with lights hung off them are typically either carried or live in a nightstand, they aren't shot for thousands of rounds with the light attached. If the rail will go through 90 rounds, fired fairly quickly in a single session, without loosening, I think it's solid enough to hold up in the drawer of the nightstand.
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    That's what I thought, also. Unless one is practicing at a range, I wouldn't guess a pistol would get fired more than just a few rounds with the light on it, if ever. I might have to buy one of these. I've got a handgun light, but only one pistol it can attach it to.
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    Please note that TRG has just send us a new version of their TICK Rail. Hawkmoon put it through its paces and reports back to you with his findings here.
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    Getting more interested with the revised version so

    Although the unit seems a little pricey for a piece of plastic if the slide stop is really nice that's a good piece of change in itself. So is the slide stop really good?

    Any thoughts on the pistol with the extended slide stop but the rail unmounted?

    Any tendency to push the slide stop if used to index the trigger finger off the trigger? What's the measured OD on the shaft? Mim, bar stock or anything else known? Other finishes or materials?

    Is the slide stop dimpled? How far does it stick in compared to various bullet profiles? It's listed for .45 Auto only - any rumors of other cartridges from .22 to various .355/6 bore cartridges?

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