HDS HDS SYSTEMS:mounting holes yes/no?

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Hey HOGO see that picture of the twisty?? See people still want them 😉😉 just saying. 😄
 

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Ok I thought about fyrstormers clip idea... I like it. Will this configuration work with different clips as in from oveready etc??? Or just this one? Maybe holes for clip in this location and filler screws or stop crews for those who don’t want to use the clip? Bezel down for me is best if I m using a clip... bezel down or up for holster. 🤔
 

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Remember the AR Anti roll screws? Think I ve almost cracked it.
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The threads need to either be resized and re threaded to 0-80f or the hole needs to be made a hair bigger for this to work.
Head height .0880 which is good, .135 head diameter which will work, 2mm hex.
No snag!
So I know there is a solution just need to work out the kinks. ImageUploadedByCandlepowerforums1548076940.409404.jpg
 

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Ok I thought about fyrstormers clip idea... I like it. Will this configuration work with different clips as in from oveready etc??? Or just this one? Maybe holes for clip in this location and filler screws or stop crews for those who don’t want to use the clip? Bezel down for me is best if I m using a clip... bezel down or up for holster. 樂
It should work with any clip that has a design similar to the McGizmo clip. Several brands use similar clips nowadays. You might need to shave a little material off the top edge of the clip so the rotary dial won't scrape against it, but that only takes a minute with a Dremel sanding drum and another minute with a piece of emery paper to make the edge straight and flat.
 

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I never understood why HDS doesn’t drill and tap for a clips on the new lineup. It worked just fine on older HDS lights.
 

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I am still for the option of holes or no holes.....in the new iteration. Options are good, a quick set of tapped holes that I personally would pay a slight premium for that set of properly aligned and tapped holes.
 

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This light is the one I would have loved to have bought from Turbodog. I was able to buy a 123 version of this light from him and it is by far my favorite HDS of all time BECAUSE OF THE CLIP. This bezel down configuration with the tapped holes (that take regular 4-40 screws) and this long stable clip just carries well. Yes, it the clip forces the light to carry a bit further from the body than if it were more of a traditional clip mounted on the tail, but for the HDS rotary, this is the best solution that I have found.
 

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If I remember correctly Henry is not a clip Person and the Holes would be also a weak point in the light Design.

For me it is fine as it is. If I neeed a clip I take a Clicky, if not I take a Rotary.
 

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If I remember correctly Henry is not a clip Person and the Holes would be also a weak point in the light Design.
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As far as weak point, nope. There is material specifically in the design for the clip holes. It's probably the strongest point in the light. When the holes disappeared, the material stayed in place... was not removed.
 

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As far as weak point, nope. There is material specifically in the design for the clip holes. It's probably the strongest point in the light. When the holes disappeared, the material stayed in place... was not removed.
~5 mm?

I remember there were X-ray photos around here somewhere, but they have pic on their website too.

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Yes. There's a solid piece of metal that the emitter sits on, a shelf.

IIRC, .41" back from the from of the TUBE. Simply look at the emitter and drill into the areas where it's clear of wires/etc. You can easily see where NOT to drill.

Note: this isn't a hack/mod. This is _THE_ way the lights were originally mfg'd. You're restoring a factory deletion.


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Duster1671

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Okay, I dropped the section view of the Rotary into CAD and scaled based on overall length of 3.7". The 1" OD matches up and I added a couple of relevant dimensions.

If I were to try putting #4-40 holes into that shelf that separates the LED board and the driver, I would want to make sure they were located very precisely. The shelf is more like .160" (4mm). This leaves only .024" on either side of the threads.

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