Streamlight’s New TL-Racker Integrated Shotgun Weapon Light

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    The Streamlight company recently announced their new TL-Racker shotgun forend which is compatible with Remington 870 or Mossberg 500/590 shotguns. The TL-Racker forend has an integrated weapon light and boasts 850 lumens with one and a half hours of run-time. Streamlight is marketing the TL-Racker for military and police operations and home defense.

    This is Streamlight’s first dedicated weapon light for shotguns and already appears to be available for purchase. Streamlight stated that they were responding to consumer requests for a shotgun light that wouldn’t snag or have remote switches requiring external cords. Streamlight’s new shotgun weapon light is among the few such offerings currently on the market. The Streamlight iteration also appears to have the lowest MSRP compared to competitors.

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    The TL-Racker has a long built-in pressure switch pads on both sides of the forend to accommodate right or left-handed users. The long pressure switches give users a variety of different ways to hold the forend with the ability to still activate the weapon light. The specs from Streamlight are listed below:

    White LED produces 850 lumens; 237 meter beam distance; runs 1.5 hours

    • Elongated switch pad accommodates virtually any hand size
    • Ambidextrous switch with momentary and constant on functionality
    • Ergonomic design provides maximum grip and easy switch access
    • Super tough” impact-resistant nylon body; virtually indestructible
    • IPX7rated design for waterproof operation
    • Uses two CR123A lithium batteries (included)
    • Length: 8” (15.24 cm)
    • Weight: Mossberg 500®/590® 10.78 oz (305.6 g); Remington 870™11.08 oz (314.1 g)
    • Lithium Battery Notice under DOCUMENTS
    • Limited lifetime warranty
    • Assembled in USA
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    Image from TL-Racker mounted on a Remington 870.

    The MSRP for the TL-Racker forend is $225. For those of you that have used integrated shotgun forearm lights, how do you think this iteration will hold up? If this is something you’ve been wanting for your shotgun(s), does this product interest you?

    Doug E

    Doug has been a firearms enthusiast since age 16 after getting to shoot with a friend. Since then he’s taken many others out to the range for their first time. He is a husband, father, grandfather, police officer, outdoorsman, artist and a student of history. Doug has been a TFB reader from the start and is happy to be a contributor of content. Doug can be reached at battleshipgrey61 AT gmail DOT com.