Way back in 2014 I ran an article where I spoke to the much missed Seraph, about how he direct mounted a Magpul MVG on a Geissele SMR style rail.

Seraph was at pains to point out that this wasn’t his idea, he was simply transferring knowledge. In the article he specifically referenced a post on SSD as his inspiration.

Anyway, in the past week I’ve had a couple of readers contact me, to ask about direct mounting a Surefire to an SMR.

Tan_Rifle is one fan of this method:

Again, this isn’t a new idea, but it’s one that’s currently in the community’s shared consciousness, not least because of Tan_Rifle’s HK416D, but also because DEVTSIX Silver Team’s upp3rz_d0wn3rz recently published a quick tutorial on IG on how to do it.

Needless to say, I linked up the guys who had asked to that very post.

Still, IG posts are ephemeral things, so I suggested to upp3rz that we record it on the blog – where it’s searchable.

Very much a Seraph for modern times, he agreed.

– Rich Norman

Words and Pics: upp3rz_d0wn3rz

Occasionally people ask how I’ve mounted my flashlight to my rail.

The flashlight is directly mounted to the rail using two small screws and two small washers as shown here.

This is something I learned from the @devtsix forum. I previously ran a few types of flashlight mount, but I like this setup best because of the low profile and because it looks great.

And, ironically, it costs only $0.10 at your local hardware store, making it a rare example of paying a lot less for a lot more.

I remember feeling a little bit upset when, after purchasing the S&S Low Pro Mount, I discovered this even more low profile, and vastly less expensive option.

Right now, it’s basically the only option as far as I’m concerned.

Catch up with DEVTSIX Silver Team’s interview with The Reptile House, here.

Read more from upp3rz_d0wn3rz:

DEVGRU-inspired lid

CAG-inspired HK416D

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