Nebo Shotgun Light and iProtect Light Mount

I recently set about “rigging out” a pump shotgun for a home pest control gun. What spurred this decision initially was an “attack” on a bird feeder at our woods property by a bunch of ‘coons who seemed to want to destroy the feeder, not just rob it of its contents. To me, this falls under the category of vandalism, and cannot be tolerated. There is also the comfort a shotgun could give in the case of a home invasion. My only current shotgun was an old Mossberg 500, but it currently wears a muzzle loader barrel. Fortunately, I found a “once fired” Mossberg Maverick 20 gauge for sale, at a very reasonable price. The gun has an adjustable, folding stock with a “real” pistol grip and a 5 shot magazine. It also is set up for adjustable choke tubes, with a modified choke tube in place.

Since coons usually raid at night, I wanted a light attached to the gun, and preferably not with duct tape. A company named Nebo markets many items for “home protection” guns – I have a Nebo light on the rail of one of my 1911’s, and like it a lot – and my research showed they make a shotgun light mount that attaches to the magazine tube of a pump by means of a clamp that is adjustable and requires no tools. The cushioned mount is made of aircraft grade aluminum, and is very easy to operate. When I first got the mount I tried it with a light much bigger than the Mossberg magazine, and it worked well, although a bit snug. I later found a light with a smaller diameter barrel (made by Smith & Wesson), that works better. Several shots to try it out failed to cause the mount to loosen.

Later I found that Nebo also makes a “shotgun Light” kit that includes a multi-bulb LED light with a red laser, and with the same mount. This setup also includes a pressure switch that can be remotely located, and the light has settings for light alone, laser alone, light and laser, and flashing strobe. The packaging says this is “only” a 26 lumen light, and since my other light is 200 lumens, for now I mounted both to the gun for evaluation. There is plenty of room for the action to be worked, and it appears this combo on the Mossberg pump 20 will be making our bird feeders a lot safer!

Test Notes: Have now fired the shotgun with this mount/light setup, and observed that the red dot “co-witnesses” very well with the dot on my red dot scope, but is difficult to see in bright daylight – not that I would need it in bright daylight!

The Nebo iProtect shotgun light mount clamps lights of varying sizes to a pump shotgun magazine tube

The Nebo iProtect shotgun light mount clamps lights of varying sizes to a pump shotgun magazine tube

The Nebo iProtect shotgun light has settings for light alone, red laser alone, light/laser, and flashing strobe light. It includes the Nebo shotgun mount at no extra cost.

The Nebo iProtect shotgun light has settings for light alone, red laser alone, light/laser, and flashing strobe light. It includes the Nebo shotgun mount at no extra cost.

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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