If you run a light on a long gun, odds are you’ve wrestled with cable management issues before. Although these headaches can be circumvented by only using a clicky tailcap, or buying a Cloud Defensive OWL, these types of solutions won’t work for every gun or every shooter. Sometimes, you just need a remote switch – and that means cables. In the past, keeping your wires in place has often meant using velcro, tape, or zip ties. Unfortunately, most of these cobbled-together setups come with their own problems. Cloud Defensive’s REIN weaponlight actually provides a solid cable management solution built right into their remote switch’s mount. However, in most cases and with most other makes/models of lights, additional routing/securing hardware would be exceedingly useful in preventing snags or damage to your light’s wiring. Enter Arson Machine Co., with their WireGuide cable management system.
Oregon-based Arson Machine Co. has been making CNC machined aluminum parts for years. Some of their products include light mounts, sling QD attachments, and even GoPro gun mounts. They also do OEM manufacturing for other brands, like co-developing QD sling plates and castle nut wrenches for Forward Controls Design. Recently, Arson added a new product: the WireGuide System. These WireGuide cable-routing handguard attachments are available in both M-LOK and Picatinny versions, respectively $12 and $17 apiece, with multiple mix-and-matchable flavors. The low-profile WireGuide pieces allow you to secure your weaponlight’s exposed cabling with precisely the routing configuration that works best for your gun’s setup. Need to zig-zag your switch back, up, and over? No problem. Need to run excess length rearward and then u-turn it to a switch emplaced further forward? WireGuide can do. It looks like a solid system. An excerpt from Arson’s product description, for the M-LOK model, reads as follows.
M-LOK WireGuide ™ System
Our WireGuide™ wire retention system starts off on the bottom, just like us in the mornings when it’s time to check the Instagram feed. In this case however, we started with the M-LOK system to give it maximum versatility. From there we devised 3 separate parts of the system to allow for unparalleled routing and securing options. The first and most basic of the three is the Thru Guide™. This bad boy has 2 channels to feed wires parallel to the M-LOK slots. This is the work horse of the system. You can use multiples of these to both route as well as secure your excess wires in line to the back of your light. Next is the Right Angle Guide™. This bad boy is a sweet little mutt-tasker. It’s main purpose is to take the wire and do just like it’s name implies, and turn the wire 90 degrees. This way if you are running a switch on your top rail you can bring it off the 12 O’clock and tie it inline, behind your light with ease. It can also be used as a perpendicular pass through. The last piece to this puzzle is our End Guide™. This clamp’s main purpose is be used to stylishly pull the slack out of the wire if need be so that it becomes less of a snag hazard. The wire comes in, does a full 180 and comes out in the same direction that it comes in.
Much like the small, interlocking, plastic blocks children often play with but we can’t name due to not wanting to have to deal with their lawyers, our WireGuide™ System is every bit as modular as our light mounts and just as easy to use giving you many possibilities for cleaning up your handguard. You can use any number of the clamps in unison to create a zen like state for the wires on your gun. The sky is the limit. When combined, any 2 parts can sit in 1 M-LOK slot if needed. You can also place a single clamp anywhere with in the slot which allows for the maximum flexibility in your set up. All three Guides are made of domestically produced 6061-T651 aluminum that is Type III hard anodized in black for maximum longevity and durability. We also added some subtle Grip Rings on the top surface of each part to help with grip and help reduce visual signature. Plus it just plain looks cool, which makes you shoot up to 19.7% better*. And just so you know, all of our WireGuides™ are sold individually.