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    Default Re: Vital Gear -"Mild to Wild"

    do any of y'all use FB2 bodies with an 18650 or is it not an 18mm body?
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    As Vital Gear bodies have an inside diameter of 17mm, a 17670 battery is best for single cell applications.
    Last edited by lightknot; 06-03-2014 at 07:34 PM.
    Seems like a Surefire type of night..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightknot View Post
    As Vital Gear bodies have an inside diameter of 17mm, a 17670 battery is best for single cell applications.
    gotcha, thanks!
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    Some seriously wild stuff there for sure!

    This is the only piece of Vital Gear I have! LOL. But have always liked VG stuff for having one of the shortest & smallest profiles around.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lightknot View Post
    Cerakoted Vital Gear FB1 x 2, by MikeSantor.


    Coyote Tan Cerakote - Vital Gear FB1 / Oveready E2C adapter / Surefire® Z44 / cren bezel


    Tactical Gray Cerakote - Vital Gear FB1 / TnC E2C finned adapter / Cryos head / cren bezel
    Please note the hex head cap screws on the tailcap.

    Loving the Cerakote, but I NEED a Snody Tanto, that is awesome.

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    Flashlight above is so nice looking. Is that an e1e head?

    Has anyone tried a protected aw 17670 in the FB2? I tried putting the aw 17670 in a quark tube and it ripped the cover off the 17670. I'm af4aid the protection circuit makes the aw wider than 17 mm.
    Last edited by recDNA; 03-07-2015 at 05:44 PM.

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    That is a Surefire head modified by the poster of that pic, TANA. His work can be found in his signature line, it is top quality.
    A 17670 battery will fit in the Vital Gear FB2, and it works quite well.
    Seems like a Surefire type of night..

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    I just wasn't sure if it is a c head or an e head. So hard to find a black e1e head.

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    Yes, it looks like a (modded) E1E-BK bezel
    ... is the archimedes peak

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    I confirm it is...

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    Just put this together today. Old E2D head with domed lens and a neutral 2 stage KuKu tower drop in. Having some switch issues but working through it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdboy View Post
    Just put this together today. Old E2D head with domed lens and a neutral 2 stage KuKu tower drop in. Having some switch issues but working through it.
    Recommend you take off the tailcap assy off the body, remove the switch/PCB board by unscrewing the retainer and add solder around the outer contact surface area. Then using isopropyl alcohol, wet the actual switch several times while cycling the switch and blow it out with pressurized air between drenchings. I had some very similar problems to yours with my FB1 bodies using modified E series heads. After many attempts to half azzed fix it I broke out the good ole multi meter and discovered the problem was contaminants inside the tiny switch. Probably solder rosin during manufacturing if I had to guess but I was not going to second guess the process. Lightknot has been very informative in assisting me AND he offers a higher amp drop in switch that users might want to consider. Cheers to a very good product and do not let my comments sway you from any of the Vital Gear bodies. My experience is just that. Mine.

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    jdboy A new switch is on the way. Please use primary CR123's. If you go to rechargeables, please consider the High Current switch mod. Price has been cut in half (2 for $6) for the HC switches (link in sig. line) due to difficulties encountered when soldering the (included) gold spring. This is covered in the "Vital Gear Switch Replacement Thread" Here's the link: Vital-Gear-switch-replacement-tutorial
    Last edited by lightknot; 10-13-2015 at 05:39 PM.
    Seems like a Surefire type of night..

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    I can't use primaries in my setup because it's a 4.2v drop in if I remember correctly. Sounds like I may need to purchase a high current switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m4a1usr View Post
    Recommend you take off the tailcap assy off the body, remove the switch/PCB board by unscrewing the retainer and add solder around the outer contact surface area. Then using isopropyl alcohol, wet the actual switch several times while cycling the switch and blow it out with pressurized air between drenchings. I had some very similar problems to yours with my FB1 bodies using modified E series heads. After many attempts to half azzed fix it I broke out the good ole multi meter and discovered the problem was contaminants inside the tiny switch. Probably solder rosin during manufacturing if I had to guess but I was not going to second guess the process. Lightknot has been very informative in assisting me AND he offers a higher amp drop in switch that users might want to consider. Cheers to a very good product and do not let my comments sway you from any of the Vital Gear bodies. My experience is just that. Mine.
    This worked perfectly, switch is 100% now!!! Thanks!

    EDIT: ordered the optional switch this morning, the original switch had became erratic.
    Last edited by jdboy; 10-29-2015 at 06:44 AM.

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    Malkoff MDC head on an FB2.
    Last edited by flashlight chronic; 11-21-2015 at 03:10 AM.

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    Default Re: Vital Gear -"Mild to Wild"

    Here is a mild one






    careful what battery you put in

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    Default Re: Vital Gear -"Mild to Wild"

    Whoa! Never saw an E to Mag adapter before.

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    Had to get it when I first saw it.FM made them and still has some for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashlight chronic View Post
    Whoa! Never saw an E to Mag adapter before.
    The head is a Mag?
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    Magellan, I like your sig line! And yes I believe that head is a modified Maglite head. Those E-Mag adapters are rare!
    Seems like a Surefire type of night..

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    Magellan, that used to be a Mag... now it's a fivemega m@g....


    Bought this...

    After reading this thread.

    So far...


    A P60 first.


    EB1 with a P60


    Then EB1c'd FB2.

    That's it for now.
    Back to stock incan for the FB2 and LED for the EB1c. But who knows what'll happen someday. The winds have whispered about the possible return of VitalGear...
    Last edited by bykfixer; 02-14-2018 at 06:17 PM.
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    Do you notice the gap between the head and the adapter? I have two vital gear lights and one of their adapters. No good. Oveready and Lumens Factory sell a much nicer looking one and it fits. In either finish. I use four of them. Besides the two vital gear, I use them on e1e and e2e. Slick.
    Check it out.

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    FB1 /Aleph Mule-This one is fun!

    Last edited by AVService; 01-07-2017 at 05:19 PM.

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    FB3 with 2aa and 3v E Head

    FB2 with C Adapter and M61nlll


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    Quote Originally Posted by AVService View Post
    FB1 /Aleph Mule-This one is fun!

    That's a nice setup you got there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyF View Post
    That's a nice setup you got there.
    Thanks I have one in aa too!


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    Default Re: Vital Gear -"Mild to Wild"

    Vital Gear FB1 HA and Surefire KL4 head.
    Seems like a Surefire type of night..

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    Incredibly rare Vital Gear on sale on the big 'Bay auction site right now:
    Seems like a Surefire type of night..

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