I first noticed that the item lacked finish work. None of the edges had be ground down and thus it had metal burs and sharp edges which cut into the barrel of the shotgun as well as the shotshell tube and would have certainly scared a flashlight had I been able to mount one. Unfortunately I was not able to use the clamp to mount a flashlight due to the fact that the stated sizes on the manufacturers packaging was not consistent with the clamp in that packaging. I found the sizes to be inaccurate with multiple clamps. The product itself was very strong though; I attempted to bend the clamp in order to allow it to accommodate a one inch flashlight to no avail. It seems as though the metal was heat treated which made it very strong. In an attempt to make the clamp more universal the manufacture provides two sets of screws. The longer set of screws would have allowed it to clamp a greater variety of one inch items (i.e.- barrel, shell tube, flashlight, etc.) however, the additional screws were only a few millimeters longer and provided no additional help. I wish I could say that Ive used this clamp in the field for a number of months and this is my conclusion however, I was unable to even get the clamp to mount properly or securely. I have used other barrel clamps that were polymer based (and half the price) and have had great success over the years but would not trust my life to the TacStar clamp.
1081114: TacStar Universal Barrel Mount (UBM-4) 3/4 to 1 Barrel x 1 Light
8 yrs and counting of military service
Pros: Strong metal, quality hardware, good design
Cons: Product does not preform well (see comments)
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.