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Lanyard for a Surefire or similar flashlight

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When I got my Surefire from ebay, i was very happy with this tool of illumination, though not very happy with the price of its equipment.
So i thought about some ways of not spending all my money on gimmicks but using my brain first.

Look at what happened!

Step 1: What you need:

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- a Surefire or similar lamp
- some weldingg wire
- some (combination) pliers (not in this Picture)

Remove tailcap and batteries.

Step 2: Step 2

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Bend the wire around the lower part of the lamp, below the rubber gasket or grommet-thing.

Step 3: Step 3

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Bend one end about 90 degree and cut the other one off, so that it looks like shown in the picture below.
Now you may need the pliers or at least a multitool.

Step 4: Step 4

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You can now remove the ring and blacken it with a lighter or paint it the color of your lamp.

When done, attach it to the lamp again and adjust it, so that it fits tight!
depending on you're lamp and the diameter of your wire you may need to flatten the ring with a hammer, in order to turn the lamps permanent light mode on.

Step 5: Step 5

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Take some paracord, cordstoppers and two nice knots and you have a nice and cheap lanyard, looking quite the same as the ones you get at the Surefire website.
You can also leave out the stoppers and only knot away, mabey with some monkeyfist at the end...

Attach it to the ring on the lamp, as shown below.
Yout might need the help of the plier again!

Step 6: DONE!

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Thats it, a nice and easy to handle lamp always at hand and unlosable, too!

Have FUN!
 
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jrewing3 years ago
You could solder the ends with tin
emclean6 years ago
is the tail cap still water tight?
Ubbo (author)  emclean6 years ago
Yes. There is no change in design. If it was waterproof before, than it is still know. I just found a way to do it myself, than to order it from the U.S.
3366carlos6 years ago
nice idea. will the hook open up if the lamp gets stuck somewhere? maybe a risk for losing your flash light.
Ubbo (author)  3366carlos6 years ago
I think the paracord is tough enough to painfully remind you of a stuck lamp, before you bend up the ring wide enough to let it slip. And a crash thats hard enough to break the wire would damage the lamp too, so be careful! :-)
theburn76 years ago
How good is that flashlight
the lights are very good, the customer service is better.
Ubbo (author)  theburn76 years ago
I do like it very much. Its bright, its handy and its very lightweight, due to the nitrolon hull. A guy from the German Military Police told me its "one of the best lights available for small money." It gets the job done!
LinuxH4x0r6 years ago
How is this green?
the color, duh
Ubbo (author)  LinuxH4x0r6 years ago
it saves a purchase from the web, thus saving an airmail package to Germany, thus saving a lot of fuel and by the way: all items are recycled, except the flashlight!
LinuxH4x0r Ubbo6 years ago
Meh.