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Tactical Light with a Pressure Switch on the Cheap

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In this Instructable, I will show you what you need to assemble a tactical light for your air soft gun, for under $10.

 
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Step 1: What You Need

Picture of What You Need

Materials

LED light from Harbor Freight (http://www.harborfreight.com/3-1-2-half-inch-nine-led-flashlights-2-pack-97036.html   or    http://www.harborfreight.com/35-inch-9-led-mini-flashlight-65020.html) Look for cupons that let you get these for FREE!!!

1 inch Weaver style scope rings. Any 1 inch ring will work, high or low profile. I am using NCStar rings (http://www.airsoftgi.com/product_info.php?products_id=9972)

Automotive cell phone charger or cable with 2 wires in it or two wires in heat shrink.

Thin piece of plastic (credit card)

Aluminum foil

Heat shrink tubing

Stick on Velcro

Electrical tape or Scotch tape

Epoxy (optional)



 

Tools

Wire strippers and cutters

Soldering iron

Screw driver and allen keys

Exacto knife

Scissors

Lighter

Step 2: Light Assembly

Picture of Light Assembly
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Loosen the top of the scope rings and slide the light into them and tighten the rings. If the light is too loose, wrap a little electrical tape around the light and try it again. Do not tighten the ring too tight at the end with the screw on cap or you wont be able to take the cap off to change the batteries. You can stop here and mount it to your gun if you do not want a pressure switch.

 

glarive1 year ago
I don't quite under stand the construction of the button wouldn't the tin foil stay bent completing the circuit after the first time you used it? Please explain
tobster9103 (author)  glarive1 year ago
It works trust me. I wouldn't have posted it if it didn't work. The plastic card piece separates them enough that the circuit does not stay closed when you release the button.
Loved the guide, but, HOW COULD YOU!?!? Using a Powercard!
tobster9103 (author)  Henry Jones1 year ago
Sacrifices are sometimes necessary!
thing 22 years ago
I salute you.
ilpug2 years ago
I think I might make this for my Kirenex.
zack attack2 years ago
what gun is that?
tobster9103 (author)  zack attack2 years ago
That is a DBoys MK17
darkbunny272 years ago
epic.
Aron3132 years ago
Nice!!!!!!