Originally Posted by Mjolnir
This is my guess for what happens next. I know nothing about the flashlight industry, nor do I have any connection with manufacturing.
Practically everyone who will purchase new EagleTac products and who follows this forum waits for the new revised models. The revised products have increased impact resistance from new head designs with retainers for the lens, add more adhesive to the reverse battery protection plates, and the tail caps have extra contact surface for enhanced conductivity.This plan may be happening now, since the new production batch has started shipping.
The factory sends the revised products to all dealers along with a dealer recall notice for all older units in dealer stock. The older units have the heads and tail caps replaced at the factory and are sent back to dealers as new stock.
For those who have already purchased the old versions, impact absorption pads that sit between the bezel and the lens are offered for sale at minimum prices. If the reverse battery protection plates fall off, they can be reattached by the owner with epoxy adhesive.