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Posted: 2/9/2017 3:05:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/7/2017 3:07:01 PM EDT by TNVC]
Link Posted: 2/9/2017 4:04:42 PM EDT
Yes!
Link Posted: 2/9/2017 4:25:26 PM EDT
Shut up and take my money!
Link Posted: 2/9/2017 5:51:48 PM EDT
so what does the taps (non pro) switch do when the battery dies?
Link Posted: 2/9/2017 6:53:33 PM EDT
Ok, so I've been a little confused. Obviously you can slave a DBAL & a surefire 600V together with this. But with the Pro, is it possible through its circuitry, to fire the laser & surefire in IR mode and then without manually manipulating either, fire them in vis mode with the other button? No fiddle fucking with any switches, pulling on any light heads, just one button is IR, the other vis, no matter what setting the 600v is on?
Link Posted: 2/9/2017 7:48:54 PM EDT
TAPS does not have a battery. It functions as a momentary / momentary switch only.

Thanks
Link Posted: 2/9/2017 7:50:14 PM EDT
Not yet, we are working on a VI's over-ride add-on cable that will allow this. Of course it will only work with lasers that have a vis-override function.

Of course you could use the insight / insight cable version for the laser alone.
Link Posted: 2/9/2017 8:14:02 PM EDT
Totally Awesome!
Link Posted: 2/9/2017 9:01:19 PM EDT
Will taps be available in tan?
Link Posted: 2/9/2017 10:11:20 PM EDT
Orders no longer ship the same day if made before 1400 PST?
Link Posted: 2/9/2017 10:15:45 PM EDT
is this narrow enough to fit in the 1:30 and 10:30 spots on the Gissele M-Lok SMRs?
Link Posted: 2/10/2017 12:04:22 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/10/2017 1:14:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/10/2017 1:21:07 PM EDT by sardo_67]
dammit!!!!!!


TAPS on order

thanks



edit.....
ok didn't go thru right, going to call after work.
Link Posted: 2/10/2017 3:10:12 PM EDT
Looking forward to when the A3 cable comes out.
Link Posted: 2/10/2017 4:47:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/10/2017 4:58:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/10/2017 4:59:16 PM EDT by TheGunslinger]
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Originally Posted By TNVC:


Hey Zoomie, were checking on this and a few other HG's from Gissele.
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Originally Posted By TNVC:
Originally Posted By ZoomieFoosh:
is this narrow enough to fit in the 1:30 and 10:30 spots on the Gissele M-Lok SMRs?


Hey Zoomie, were checking on this and a few other HG's from Gissele.

Also eagerly wanting to know this bit of info, especially with the Mk4  
Link Posted: 2/11/2017 1:17:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/11/2017 1:56:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/11/2017 2:03:57 PM EDT by ZoomieFoosh]
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Originally Posted By TNVC:


We checked and it will not fit in those positions, TAPS is a smudge too wide for these.
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Good thing I know a guy, who knows a guy, who owns a Dremel!

Thanks for checking, guys!
Link Posted: 2/11/2017 2:26:04 PM EDT
I have a TRL-1, an Elzetta Z60 or whatever, and a Inforce WML HSP.. what other hardware do I need to make this work?
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Link Posted: 2/13/2017 6:36:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TNVC:
We thought from the beginning a good instruction video is always welcomed and has not really been done before in our community. On top of that, most males do not read instruction manuals in the first place.

Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKETVv6TmMg
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So... who else kept turning the volume up? 

Perfect timing, my first one shows up tomorrow, and no, I'm not patient enough to make an unboxing video. 
Link Posted: 2/13/2017 6:58:41 PM EDT
Slightly confusing features; can the TAPS Pro accomplish this:

Button 1 - Momentary on Surefire light/double tap for constant on
Button 2 - Momentary on laser device/double tap for constant on
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:15:03 AM EDT
Yes, both modes are just "double tap for constant"

This is what you are looking for.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 10:10:20 AM EDT
So, the TAPS is just a dumb switch, but the PRO is the one that I can do double-tap on my M620v?
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 12:50:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By awptickes:
So, the TAPS is just a dumb switch, but the PRO is the one that I can do double-tap on my M620v?
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Correct
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 4:34:09 PM EDT
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Correct
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Thank you for that clarification. I was about 95% sure that I wanted the PRO, but now I know for a fact that's the one for me.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 6:10:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 3:18:58 AM EDT
Finally got my taps switch in, took about 2hrs to figure out how to program it just the way i like it.....
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 12:11:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:22:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 8:02:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2017 11:04:26 PM EDT by contax_shooter]
According to the directions, I cannot set the lead/button 1 to be a double tap constant on?

I am trying to set the following:

Button 1 = white light - Notch on the underside is set to lead 1
Button 2 = ATPIAL

I want Button 1 for momentary/double tap constant on for white light (or by the description on the packaging: hold button for momentary, quick release is constant on)
and Button two for momentary only for ATPIAL (acknowledging that the laser unit is already set to double tap = constant on from factory)

Edit: Looks like the bottom plate bows out in the center after tightening down the two securing screws. It gets even worse when the picatinny adapter is installed. Perhaps the battery isn't seated correctly after everything is installed. I've even placed some tape under the battery to ensure it's seated no matter what, it still will not work. The initial constant on for the light intermittently works and then is back to momentary. Programming never works, regardless how many ways I try after following the directions. Sometimes I'll have both devices flash a total of 8 times.

After a while, the switch reverts back to as if no battery is installed or the battery connection is loose. Button 1 will only be momentary for white light and the button 2 will be momentary/double for constant on.
Link Posted: 2/17/2017 9:15:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2017 9:41:30 AM EDT by goteron]
Contax Shooter,

You can set button 1 to be double tap constant on. And you are on the right track, but judging from your description of the installation, we need to get the O-Rings to seat fully first. Your assessment is correct, the battery is not fully seating.

You can use some light non-harsh oil to lubricate the O-Rings to get them to seat properly. When properly installed you should be able to push the body and base-plate together and not have the O-Rings push them apart (This means that they are fully sealing inside the glands). Please give that a try and report back. You will find that is the entire issue.

One way to quickly check if improperly seating O-Rings are the issue is to assemble the unit without them and try to program it.



To program what you are looking for (Once the light works in constant on mode... O-rings installed correctly)

Test that the battery is installed correctly by pressing either button, they should come on in constant on mode.

To Program button 1.

1. Press Button 1
2. Press programming button - Wait for 3 flashes
3. Press button 1 - Wait for 1 flash
4. Press button 1 - Wait for 1 flash
5. Press button 1 (2x) times quickly - Wait for 2 flashes
6. Press button 1 (2x) times quickly - wait for 2 flashses
7. Do nothing - Wait for 5 flashes (These will come immediately after the 2 flashes in step 6)

To program button 2

1. Press Button 1
2. Press programming button - Wait for 3 flashes
3. Press button 1 - Wait for 1 flash
4. Press button 2 - Wait for 2 flash
5. Press button 1 - Wait for 1 flash
6. Press button 1 (2x) times quickly - wait for 2 flashses
7. Do nothing - Wait for 5 flashes (These will come immediately after the 2 flashes in step 6)

Thanks!
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Link Posted: 3/9/2017 8:11:39 AM EDT
Finally finished the LaRue BuildAR 2.0 upper build. The TAPS was a very nice addition for light/ laser management. Never been much of a fan of tape switches in the past due to history of failures, but the TAPS system is solid. Looking forward to many years of use. Here are a few pics:

The final build:





Close up of Left side with TAPS unit. Front button (no. 2) programed for momentary M600V light (either white light or IR illumination)

Back button (no. 1) slaved to both SF M600V and DBAL D2 for momentary white light from M600V/ visible green laser From DBALD2, or IR illuminator from M600V and IR laser designator with or without additional IR illumination from DBAL D2 depending on switch positions for both devices



Close up of wiring for DBAL D2:



Close up of M600V wiring:



I used LaRue Hand guard clips on the upper picatinny rail sections for securing the control wires.
Tried mounting the TAPS unit on the top rail first, but it just felt more ergonomic on the left hand side of the Key Mod hand guard.
The red, white and blue hand guard clips on the right front picatinny rail section were initially used to route the M600V control wire as part of the top rail mounting TAPS mounting position.
It looked so good I decided to leave it on after remounting the TAPS to the left hand side.
Thanks again Vic and crew for another top notch product.
Link Posted: 3/9/2017 9:49:11 AM EDT
Is the plug on this compatible with Streamlight lights/lasers?
Link Posted: 3/9/2017 5:46:46 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/20/2017 4:53:41 PM EDT
Just received my poor people's version of TAPS from Unity Tactical. Form factor looks great. Function is 100.


Screws are just a fraction of a millimeter too short to allow the locking nut to turn on an SLR Solo. They are (according to the paperwork) the proper screws.

I went to Home Depot and snagged some 10-32 screws that are slightly longer.
Link Posted: 3/22/2017 11:18:35 AM EDT
If you offer a Streamlight plug in the future, I'll be the first to order one!
Link Posted: 3/22/2017 5:58:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/22/2017 8:28:59 PM EDT
Are the Pro switches on backorder?
Link Posted: 3/28/2017 8:08:10 AM EDT
TNVC, what's the inside scoop on the TAPS Pro switch status?
Link Posted: 3/28/2017 3:50:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2017 5:06:03 PM EDT by TNVC]
Link Posted: 6/7/2017 2:34:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/7/2017 9:05:40 PM EDT
TNVC, would it be possible to get the Pro model with two Surefire connectors?
I have Surefire "tails" on both my IR/VIS light and IR laser.

Thanks in advance
Link Posted: 6/8/2017 1:59:11 AM EDT
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