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Posted: 8/25/2004 1:28:46 PM EDT
Curious how individuals on the forum have chosen to hold down their tape switches for their lights. I am most interested in systems using a rail KAC type forend with the light mounted onto the rail. Photos if possible please! Thanks in advance...
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 2:04:08 PM EDT
The best answer is to get the Tango Down VFG, as it has a slot for the Surefire tape switch. The other common way is to use a piece of a bicycle innertube, also sold as "Ranger Bands".
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 2:08:43 PM EDT
I bought some velcro by the roll at Wal-Mart. It has sticky on one side and velcro on the other. It is cheap enough that when it gets old, it's easily replaced. It sticks really well and I haven't worn out the first piece I put on my shotty.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 2:11:31 PM EDT
Thanks folks, any photos?
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 2:16:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 2:17:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2004 2:17:36 PM EDT by mcgrubbs]
Try the Tactical LIght Switch Keeper from The Wilderness

The Wilderness

They make one for handguards, and one for VFGs. Third and fourth items down.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 2:20:16 PM EDT
Duct tape & Krazy Glue.........j/k
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 2:26:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 3:11:42 PM EDT
I use velcro but that is just me...
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 3:12:51 PM EDT
I too use Velcro. I have one rough piece on the pressure switch, one soft piece on my vertical grip, and one soft piece in the forearm between the rails so that I can have the switch on the grip when I want to use it, but when I'm at the range I just put it on the side of the forearm and it's tucked nicely out of the way.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 3:14:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 3:26:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
I secured mine in a work bench drawer after I replaced them all with click-switches.

Tape switches SUCK!

Link Posted: 8/25/2004 3:40:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 4:23:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2004 4:25:07 PM EDT by triburst1]
I didn't like my tape switch until I played around with the placement a little. I found that if I place the switch toward the back of the grip in the 5 o'clock position it works much better. Now I love it. It is quicker and much easier to turn on and off without changing my grip.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 4:54:07 PM EDT
Have mine on a TD VFG.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 5:15:38 PM EDT
Innertube user here.

Link Posted: 8/25/2004 5:33:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2004 8:12:46 AM EDT by RAMBOSKY]
They can be secured but not fool proofed for acidental activation. In other words, they "suck".

A piece of bicycle inner tube could help.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:07:44 PM EDT
Hey Lumpy, you wanna trade your tape switch for my clickie switch for an MU series?
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 8:19:57 AM EDT
Good replies, thank you. QUIB, what is the little tube that the wire is running through before it goes down the vertical grip. Never seen that before. Nice set-up by the way!
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 11:18:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2004 11:19:59 AM EDT by BrightFlashlights]
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 11:21:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 11:31:11 AM EDT
I just wound electrical tape around mine.

I like the inner tube idea though.
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