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    I wanted a guard ring for the switch on my A2 and I couldn't find one for sale, so I made my own and a few extra while I was at it. These replace the rubber boot retaining ring on the rear of the A2/L1/L2 switch and have a knurled tube that extends up far enough to guard the button. This allows holster carry without having to "lock-out" the switch and allows you to stand the light on the switch end.

    If you are looking for cosmetic perfection, please don't buy one. These were made on a wood lathe and while the knurling and threading came out nicely, I can guarantee that there's a tool mark of some sort on each one, usually in the chamfer that surrounds the button. I tested each one on my A2 and they all worked just fine. If it doesn't work on your light, you can send it back for a refund.

    Prices are shipped in the US via first class mail with delivery confirmation. I can accept payment by cash, check, or money order.

    I have (Sorry, all gone) available in black delrin for $20-now $15 and (sold) available in brass for $35-now $25.

    First "I'll take one" (or more) here gets them. PM for snail mail address.

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    Default Re: FS: A2/L1/L2 Switch guard rings

    Can you show us any pics?

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    Sorry, no digital camera...or scanner...

    But I'll make the following offer: If you are worried that the ring will be so ugly you won't want it on your light, send me a small padded envelope SASE and I'll send you one. If you like it when you get it, send me the price less the $5 I would have spent on the envelope/shipping. If you hate it, mail it back to me. This will probably not work as well for international mail, but we can work something out.

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    Default Re: FS: A2/L1/L2 Switch guard rings

    I'll take a delrin one and post pictures for you. PM coming! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bumpit.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: FS: A2/L1/L2 Switch guard rings (price drop)

    I received my guard ring from Mahoney today so here's some pic's:

    This is with the guard ring installed on my A2.



    It requires removal of the retaining ring with a pair of needlenose pliers.



    And here's some side by side comparisons of what you are removing with what you are replacing.





    The guard ring extends just a mm or so past the end of the rubber boot....



    ...which allows my A2 to stand on end!



    And the extra length fits just fine in my V20 holster.



    Conclusions: Mahoney's guard ring for A2, L1, L2 tailcaps is a great addition. There's less worry about my light turning on by itself in my pocket. I really like that it can stand on end. It's a little added protection if it were dropped. The threading was a perfect fit. There are some grooves left from the tool work, but I don't really notice or mind. So get one while you can, and thanks, Mahoney, for a great mod! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: FS: A2/L1/L2 Switch guard rings (price drop)

    I would like (3) of them please.

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    Leukos: Thank you for the pictures and the kind words.

    This is Nascar: PM me and let me know which three you want (all delrin or delrin and brass) and we'll work out the details.

    There are still three left if anyone else is interested.

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    You should see about making these in aluminum and getting the HA3'd. I bet there would be some good demand. I'd take about 5.

    Thomas

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    Default Re: FS: A2/L1/L2 Switch guard rings (price drop)

    I'll take 2 in black delrin. PM sent.

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    Default Re: FS: A2/L1/L2 Switch guard rings (price drop)

    leukos: Thank you for pictures I want to see.

    mahoney: PM sent.

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    Default Re: FS: A2/L1/L2 Switch guard rings (price drop)

    I'd be interested in two HA-3 Aluminium also.

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    TiN and christrose: PMs replied.
    cnee: email replied.

    At this point all the Delrin are gone, but the brass one is still available. It looks just like the pictures, but in brass.

    I'm making these on a wood lathe with hand tools, so a run in HA-3 aluminium ain't gonna happen from me. I will freely share dimensions with anyone willing to take that on. Besides, the black delrin color matches the rubber button, HA-3 almost never color matches anything.

    I can't take credit for the original idea for this mod either. McGizmo has a description and pictures of one he made on his website.

    If people are interested in more delrin rings, I can do another small run. I've had one on my A2 for a while now, and I wouldn't carry it without one.

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    Default Re: FS: A2/L1/L2 Switch guard rings (price drop)

    Mahoney,

    I would be interested in another delrin guard ring if you do another run. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: FS: A2/L1/L2 Switch guard rings (price drop)

    If you later have additional delrin units, I would buy one or two of them. Send me a PM if you do [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    Will

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    Bump. The brass one is still available and with a small additional price drop, now $28 shipped.

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    Default Re: FS: A2/L1/L2 Switch guard rings (price drop)

    I would also buy two if you make any more of the delrin units.
    Jerry

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    One last [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bumpit.gif[/img]

    The nice shiny brass ring is still available with a final price drop to $25. I won't be making any more in brass, it was much harder than making the Delrin ones. As for more Delrin ones, if I get some "spare time", I might make a few more.

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    Default Re: FS: A2/L1/L2 Switch guard rings (price drop)

    While I am still interested in some Delrin ones, if you still have the brass one, I'll take it. Please PM or email me as to what payment method you prefer.
    Jerry

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    PM on it's way.

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