Double Barrel Shotgun Quad Rail

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LaserLyte has developed a Quad Rail for double barrel shotguns.

I think this product is an excellent idea. Double barrel shotguns are excellent defensive weapons, and being able to add a light and/or laser will only improve their utility in the home.

The LaserLyte Double Barrel Shotgun Quad Rail Mount sells for $79.95.

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Steve Johnson

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  • Tyler

    I’m not sure I’d consider a double shotty an excellent defensive weapon, or even an adequate defensive weapon. Long, heavy, and slow to reload. You’ve got a lot of hurt – but only two shots. One, if you’re doing it right ;-)

  • http://www.WeaponsCache.com Matt

    Reminds me too much of the tactical coach gun. If you have a double barrel, this may be good for you but I’d never recommend someone buy a double barrel for defensive purposes.

  • http://rockinaseaofchaos.blogspot.com/ Aaron

    Attach a light, and THREE Pistol bayonets!

  • j
    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/ Steve (The Firearm Blog)

      j, I LOVE that gun :) They are nice, very basic, the finish is not spectacular, but that is all most people need.

  • Mountainbear

    Hmmmm… I’m somewhat tempted to get it for one of my hunting rifles.

  • http://njfirearms.blogspot.com Mark Steele

    Saaaaweeeet!

  • http://weaponsrelated.com HB

    Perfect compliment to the NAA Mini Revolver Bayonet, Laserlyte is really on top of the practicality market

  • Beaumont

    The top rail seems to interfere with a proper sight picture of the front bead. I believe a “tri-rail” would be a better idea, since lots of folks would mount lights and lasers on shotguns, but relatively few will spring for an optical sight on a double-barrel.

  • Jonathan

    I like the idea, but the top rail makes this useless to me by completely blocking the view of the bead. if this was a tri-rail I think it would be wonderful.

  • Dangermouse

    Could this not also be used on a semi with a mag tube?

  • Austin

    Why are they practical for home defense? I can understand you don’t necessarily need more than two shots, but why take a chance?

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/ Steve (The Firearm Blog)

      Austin, they are very simple to operate and fairly quick to reload. They have been used for home defense for 100s of years.

  • Matt G.

    I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s an Excelent defensive weapon. Adequete yes, but when you can buy a 7+1 maverick 88(runs like a sewing machine) for 200$ and bring 4 times the firepower to the table, adequet is not an excuse.

    Side by sides and over unders are great weapons for foul, turkey, deer, and skeet, and when the money and care is put into them they can be masterpiece works of art, but putting oneself at a disadvantage in a life or death situation because you like your double or don’t want to buy a cheap pump is pretty lame.

    To eahc his own though I guess. I have to admit it doesn’t get much more badass than a sawed off double barrel.

  • andrew

    I agree with Steve, the double barrel shotgun can be a good choice for this purpose. Low capacity is a drawback, but then again, my 20″ side by side is about 4″ shorter than my 20″ pump action.

    I am concerned about this device blocking the front bead sight, though.

  • subase

    The double barrel is the equivalent of the revolver for home defense, basically a granny gun. (someone willfully clueless about guns) A double barrel, doesn’t need any maintenance or two hands for charging, the latter being quite an advantage in a very close defensive situation.

    I’m guessing the use of this rail adapter is that it enables someone to kit out the gun with further tactical devices like a touch activated laser and bayonet. Useful devices for those so clueless about guns, that shouldering the weapon is their A game.

  • Ryan

    Add that chainsaw grip to the top rail.

  • Tyler

    100s of years? If that’s your logic, I’ve got this awesome quad rail to sell you. Mounts right to your broadsword.

  • Charles

    If you need more than two shots quickly to dispell a quick situation in your home, chances are you’re not walking away from it, anyway. There are endless numbers of threads with experienced shooters suggesting SxSs for home defense. Basically, it’s quick, simple, and easy to understand. Grab it, point it, pull the trigger. Also, to say that a SxS is “long” is silly. My SxS is 18.5″ barrel, and the stock is just long enough for it to remain legal. That’s the same with almost any coach gun. Sit a Stoeger next to a Mossberg 500, I suspect one will always be more compact.

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=1728

    http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2959026

    As far as blocking the front sight, it has a mount for a laser. If you can’t hit something in close quarters with a laser, I’d recommend a home security system and a large dog.

  • Gunter

    Add a laser and 3 Saiga 12′s and its more than adequate

  • http://www.greenvilledragnet.com Rob Taylor

    Got to concur with the utility of the coach gun for home defense. They’re actually pretty quick to reload if you practice and one thing I like is to have two different loads ready to go at once. Slug in one barrel and buck in another. Nice for woods loafing too, if I’m in an area with coyotes or bears I can keep a heavy load in one and still hunt squirrel or birds.

    I have a Stoeger coach in 20 and a mossberg cruiser. I admit that I grab the coach gun when I hear a bump in the night. I agree that sporting dbls aren’t great for defense, but there’s something about the weight and handling of my coach gun that just makes it easier to get on target, and I’m more confident with it.

    That said I’m not sure about the rails. The bead site is perfect for fast acquisition, I’d want a rail that leaves it exposed.

  • Mechman

    You can keep the double barrels, I’ve got an excellent benelli pump in the closet.
    Plus, a pump makes barrel changes easier, letting you get a nice dual purpose hunting/defense gun.

  • Squidpuppy

    All home defense firearms are improved with a light, but for shotties, I’m not convinced about standard lasers. Now, what would be cool is a shotgun laser with an adjustable diffuser grid showing spread pattern!

    A coach gun is a reasonable home defender, just practice reloading. I asked Louis Awerbuck once about them, and he said he always has one readily available; that’s good enough for me. Still, my choice is a Rem 870, or a Benelli M2.

  • http://www.facebook.com/trucoverage Brandon Trujillo

    I would prefer a pump action for myself. I do like the idea that my wife could grab a double barrel if I weren’t home. She could get a second shot off, without having to struggle with an intruder to try and pump.

  • p

    Eh.. Not the “perfect” gun for HD but is one tool in the shed.

    Good gun if you have to leave it unloaded but want to go from empty to shoot fast. (And I’m good at tactical reloads of my Mossburg pump but in a side-by side race… I can get off 4 shots from my over/under faster than I can load 4 up the tube, pump,fire, pump, fire, pump, fire, pump, fire… And that’s assuming I don’t short-stroke and that the extractor doesn’t fail to eject or a scraped brass doesn’t catch on the feed etc.

    Have a coach gun in my truck. Locked in hidden case and empty. Takes a few seconds to open case, load two shells (can still do that sitting in the truck) and come out Literally ‘loaded for bear’. I have a small shoulder bag with a 1/2 box each of BB and 00 buck then a few #7′s and a few slugs. Then some survival gear. In that one package is defense and hunting everything from bird to bear. My “defense” is also good vs rats to raccoon (hard to hit with a pistol at night) wild cat, dog coyote, snake or…with slugs, person behind hard cover.

    Not my only HD gun and not a newb. Have my glock 22 with light for HD by the bed, 44mag for ranch carry, rifles for distance.

    But not one gun I have is so simple, so fail-proof and so versatile.
    (and if I miss twice, I can use it as a club!)

    That said I like this product’s idea, but why cover the top rail? No-go for me… darn…

  • Alan

    I can’t wait to order one for my double. I recently took an old s+s that was my grandfathers home defense gun, cut the barrel down, re-bed the receiver, and mounted a sling that holds 15 rounds. I used a laptop bag strap to connect the sling to the front of the barrel, but when I saw this, I fell in love. I do agree that a tri-rail would be better, but hey this is still a very sweet set up. A s+s is excellent for home, or truck defense. There fast to re-load (with practice) and really two shots of 00 buck is going to put someone down quick. I’m not knocking pumps, I own two and love them as well, but my s+s sits behind the headboard now.

  • Alan

    I can’t wait to order one for my double. I recently took an old s+s that was my grandfathers home defense gun, cut the barrel down, re-bed the receiver, and mounted a sling that holds 15 rounds. I used a laptop bag strap to connect the sling to the front of the barrel, but when I saw this, I fell in love. I do agree that a tri-rail would be better, but hey this is still a very sweet set up. A s+s is excellent for home, or truck defense. There fast to re-load (with practice) and really two shots of 00 buck is going to put someone down quick. I’m not knocking pumps, I own two and love them as well, but my s+s sits behind the headboard now. Oh, and ctd has them for only $54.