Due to an extraordinary vision at Mossie Tactics as well as actual field experience, mounting lighting to a rifle has never been simpler than right above the barrel itself! Considering US Military, Law Enforcement Professionals, Private Industry Specialists and Self-Defense minded Civilians, Mossie designed, patented and created a Military Type III Hard Anodized ‑ 6061 T6 Billet Aircraft Aluminum Mount that can plug on your front post and attach a weapons light in the closest and most dominant possible location (12 O' Clock) without hindering the barrel or muzzle itself. The most optimal position for a weapon light is directly in line with the muzzle assisting in "Minimal Barrel Shadow" when operating in the dark. Similar in concept and design with most handgun lights that are directly under the muzzle, take advantage of this rifle mount which helps place the light in the best possible vantage point. Keep in mind that moving the light off of your rail mount will help free up real-estate for other hardware, additional tools or simply provide grip leverage for ultimate weapon control. The Midnight Mount has a built in universal slot for quick-detach purposes and is compatible with most weapon-lights including popular manufacturers like SureFire, Streamlight and Insight.