August 18, 2022

Spotter Up

In Depth Tactical Solutions

Streamlight’s TL-Racker® is an all-in-one integrated shotgun forend light designed to reduce snag hazards by eliminating the need for remote cords.

Streamlight’s TL-Racker® is designed to replace the factory forend on Mossberg® 500® and 590® shotguns, including the Shockwave model.  There is also a model for Remington® 870 and TAC-14 model pump-action shotguns.  It will not fit Mossberg Flex models regardless of action slide length or Remington 870 Super Mag models.


Shown here on a Mossberg 590 Police Model, the elongated magazine tube and sling stud hang down into the beam a little.  A side sling adapter would be advisable in conjunction with this accessory.  The ambidextrous, elongated switch pads are designed with a momentary-steady function. Quick taps result in momentary function, while holding the switch briefly toggles the light on continuously.


The TL-Racker is constructed from textured, impact-resistant “Super tough” nylon.  It is available in black as well as orange for “less lethal” applications.  The battery compartment and lens are O-ring sealed IPX7 rated waterproof.

All the Lumens

The TL-Racker throws more than enough light for use on a scattergun. Shown here turning 50 yards of this ravine into daylight. Notice the V-shaped shadow at about11:30 from the elongated magazine tube.  This wouldn’t be an issue on short-barreled shotguns where the lens is a little closer to the muzzle, but even on this full-sized gun the effects can be mitigated with good technique.


Like all Streamlight products, this is a durable, quality-made item suitable for serious use.  Also like all Streamlight products, it is covered by their Limited Lifetime Warranty.  Installation of the TL-Racker is quite simple with the right tools, I recommend a forend wrench like this one from Brownells.The ambidextrous pressure pads are protected from a certain amount of inadvertent activation by the shape of the forearm. The pressure it requires to activate them is goldilocks (not too hard, not too soft).  It takes only a few minutes practice to master the dual mode (momentary/continuous) function.This is a great accessory for home defense or law-enforcement use, but it should be remembered that where this light points,  a weapon is also being pointed.  I strongly recommend some competent low-light training from a reputable instructor if incorporating weapon-mounted lights into your defensive strategy.


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