Buckshot in the Night: The New TL-Racker Shotgun Forend Light From Streamlight

Streamlight’s new TL-Racker is an 850-lumen forend light for Remington 870s and Mossberg 500/590 models. The sleek, integrated design eliminates remote cords and snag hazards. It’s ideal for shotgun breaching, close quarter operations or home defense.

The grip puts the hand at a perfect angle for recoil management and manipulation.

The body is built from “super tough” impact-resistant nylon and 6000 series machined aircraft aluminum with black anodized finish. The O-ring and gasket-sealed light is made using Borofloat high-temperature glass.

Powered by an 850-lumen, white LED, TL-Racker produces a 237m beam at 14,000 candelas. Two CR123 batteries provide 1.5 hours of run time.

The ambidextrous elongated switch pad provides maximum grip and easy access for virtually any hand size. The switch provides momentary and constant “on” functions.

Streamlight's TL-Racker is perfect for police duty guns or home protection. The night is dark and full of felons.
Perfect for police duty guns or home protection. The night is dark and full of felons.


  • 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 87011.08 oz (314.1 g)
  • Lithium Battery Notice under DOCUMENTS
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Assembled in USA

For more information visit Streamlight.com.  Real-world pricing of the TL-Racker is around $120.  

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About the author: Mark Miller is a former Customs Agent and a Green Beret who served in Afghanistan and a number of other live fire locations. A student of firearms and shooting, he is an FFL and a SOT. The guiding philosophy of his life is that terrain and situation dictate tactics and the enemy always gets a vote on any plan.

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  • Mark Novick August 9, 2021, 7:25 am

    Love this light. And the latest version does offer a red laser with the bright white light.

    • Mark Novick August 9, 2021, 7:26 am

      Mistake. My bad

  • The Millionth Counsel May 24, 2019, 7:38 pm

    I prefer two light settings. In other words have a switch to reduce it to a lower lumen setting . Going from pitch darkness to 850 lumen may temporarily blind a suspect but it might blind the shotgun operator too.

  • Tech Skills May 17, 2019, 6:16 pm

    I would gladly purchase one of these forend lights if they made a version or an adapter so that it would fit my Remington V3 shotgun.

    • Mark Miller May 18, 2019, 10:20 am

      If they make a light for the V3. I could put it on my TAC-13. Let’s hope the folks at Streamlight read your comment.

  • Dr Motown May 17, 2019, 1:16 pm

    Cool….Eliminates having to bolt a light to a tri-rail on the magazine tube. I suspect the next model will have a laser incorporated too

    • Michael Christensen May 17, 2019, 2:09 pm

      At close range, my best guess would be to just shoot where your light is pointed. Shouldn’t need a laser with a shotgun.

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