Correct. The Alpha Shorty Body is a custom accessory sold only for use with a complete Alpha flashlight.I'd buy an 18350 Alpha if it was available as a complete light. I don't expect it ever will be.
That's great, what about my chances of scoring one of these shorty tubes?
I will ask Jason if they are on the RADAR , and update when necessary.I been waiting for a year and a half maybe now and nothing yet .... I hope soon or at least planned
Here's some historical information. Alpha Blue Label Custom lights were put on hold 11/30/2014. The Alpha Shorty Tube's are individually crafted based off of previous Blue Label designs/requests. The last run of these sold out in Dec. 2015. Since the last time these were made, there have been changes in the marketplace. The first was the introduction of the Higher Powered ICARUS led driver, and it's increased importance of battery requirement safety and need for the specific A&W 18350 cells safe output. Following this evolved a worldwide supply chain problem getting the A&W cells, for a short period of time. Now following that there have been newly added IATA shipping restrictions on A&W cells which have made affordable shipping of small stock orders very costly for distributors, small businesses, and consumers alike.
Below is Jason's first post from when these were sold last on the old web site during the new site's transition.
The Alpha Shorty Tube's safe use is dependent upon the required use of the A&W 18350 IMR cells quality, capacity, and output.
I too look forward to another possible run.
I get a lot of requests for "shorty" bodies for the Alpha. Typically they are special-order-only but I've decided to make a small run of 10 pcs for each finish: blasted & polished, stone washed, and full brushed. The shorty body is about 1" shorter than a full size light. It also requires a special battery. Details are on my site. Please read everything before you order! There are some important details you need to know.
Oh and these are "body only," not complete lights.