It can certainly become overwhelming when shopping for a rifle light setup, especially with all the various light bodies, tailcaps, and pressure pads that are on the market. Some come as a complete setup, and some require other parts for adequate use. This guide will hopefully give you the info you need to help decide what options will work best for your application/needs, as well as what tailcaps and pressure pads work with what lights and what the difference between the various components are.
Before you have decided on the light you are going to go with; it's important to understand what you can run out of the box and what requires a mount, tailcap, and/or pressure pad.
The Modlite Rifle Lights that we sell do NOT come with a mount or a tailcap. However, they will accept all the pressure pads, tailcaps, and light mounts that we sell. This gives the user the flexibility to choose what components they want to run with the light.
Modlite Rifle Lights that are purchased from us will require a Surefire Tailcap + Pressure pad or a Push-Button Tailcap.
The Surefire Scout lights (M600, M300, M300v, M600v, and M600DF) all come with a "push-cap" for activating the light and a Picatinny mount for attaching it to the gun. Although you can effectively run it out of the box with what's included, it might be preferred to upgrade the mount to re-position the light closer or further forward on the rail, and it might be preferred to upgrade to a pressure pad for easier activation.
We typically like to set it up with the Light and Tailcap mounted on either side of the rifle, and the Pressure Pad mounted on top. (Light + Tailcap + Pressure pad.)
Tail Caps (required for mounting pressure pad):
- Surefire Cap Host - Will allow you to plug in a pressure pad.
- Surefire Host – DS00 - Will allow to plug in a pressure pad in addition to having a manual push-button on the cap itself.
Surefire SR07 (Momentary and Constant Buttons)
Surefire ST07 Mini (Momentary Button Only)
Surefire SR09 (Dual Pressure Pad for NVG use)
Modlite Modbutton Lite 7" (Momentary Button Only)
T-REX Arms Lightbar (available in Picatinny, MLOK, & Keymod)
Arisaka Inline Mount (available in MLOK & Keymod)
Arisaka Picatinny Side-Mount (Available in Picatinny Only)
Arisaka 45 Degree Mount (Available in MLOK & Keymod)
If you have any further questions feel free to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org