To clip or not to clip ..that is the question

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To clip or not to clip ..that is the question

                   Seems like many members are always clamouring for a clip .

          Do you have any tips about attaching a light to your person you'd like to share ..

                                        ANY  TIPS ON CLIPS ...?

 

I have one I'll share since it worked so well and is so simple it seems odd I'd never thought of it before .

#1 You need a short braided piece of paracord . Preferably one in a snake style  that looks like this :

#2 clip it to your small AAA flashlight ....in my case an E08 tank.. minus the carabiner

#3  Now the complicated part ...stick the lanyard in your shirt collar and let the light hang down .

Works so well...it's like magic ..

 

 

 

no clips no snaps  no headband no velcro no problems whatsoever ...try it .:P

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I've been doing almost the same thing for some time now except with a neck lanyard.  Tucks inside my shirt when I don't need it and will never fall off.  I hook my UF-H2 from it and the light shines forward instead of at my feet. It's the first thing I put on in the morning and the last thing I take off at night.

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Just went and took a picture of my Type 1 cord neck lanyard on my BLF Tank . It is connected with a larkshead and features double fisherman's knots so that the length is adjustable .

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That's the stuff right there, Jack! I keep a sliding knot on mine where it connects to the flashlight on mine.  It keeps the light centered on the cord and the knot on the cord from rotating around on my neck (a pet peeve) and if I take it off to use by hand the sliding knot lets me adjust it for my wrist so it does double duty.

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My deep cover backup

Piers said " ....but who wants enough light, when you have the option for far too much "

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I'm clipless! 

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O.K. Here's a clip tip

( Not really , I just had to say that )

My EDC light has to be AA sized and it has to have a clip .

I don't like anything at the bottom of my pockets . Weird maybe , but that's me .

In my right front pocket I clip my knife , in my left front pocket , I clip my light .

I like clips .

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My Hugsby clips next to an SRM 909 for EDC. I can't carry in the bottom of the pocket either. So many nice small lights I couldn't buy because of no clip.

Piers said " ....but who wants enough light, when you have the option for far too much "

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I have some strong nylon line (string) from diving (called cave line). It comes on a spool. I cut off a piece and tied a knot to form a loop and then used a match to seal the ends.

In the past I would just run the loop through the end ring of my ITP A3 (making a hitch). Now that I have the small spring loaded clip I posted about in another thread (from Photon) I just clip it to the loop.

I wear this necklace style under my shirt. It's not an EDC thing for me but if I'm out at night and don't want to carry anything else I'll usually slip it on.

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Light + knife combos with clips that make nice combos

Big: L2T (with "that" clip) + SRM 909

Medium: Hugsby P31 + Bee L02

Small : ITP A3 + SRM 605

I rarely use my lanyards as a "mounting device" and I wish that all lights+knives came with detachable clips. Lanyard holes and detachable clips should be mandatory on everything. Wink

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 What is your favorite clip to steal off of cheap lights and what do you put them on ..??

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/richuang-rc-7001-30-lumen-led-flashlight-with-clip-1-aaa-44168

I steal this clip and put it on the F-23  stainless steel

 

I steal these for tanks and black cats

  http://www.dealextreme.com/p/police-compact-1w-led-flashlight-with-clip-aaa-multi-color-2-pack-10720

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My original point in this thread was ....if the short 6 inch piece of braided paracord  has approx. the same weight as a small light then just that tucked in your collar will hold the light and keep it from falling out  or needing to be clipped . (works too well)

 

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I really like tight clips, its part of my requirement when buying a light.

 

Because honestly without a clip or a lanyard attached somehow the light will just fall out of my pocket and get lost.  Even my wallet fell out once, I should attach that with a chain or discreet cord to my belt.

 

It sounds stupid until you lose your wallet with all your cards and license and cash...or light, or expensive knife, etc...

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CLIP! Specifically the EX11 clip....on everything.

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Here's some that I'm using with good success.  I've also found that one of these clips works on my E21...I'll try to post a pic.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/6393

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think2x wrote:

CLIP! Specifically the EX11 clip....on everything.

Those are awesome, and I bought two myself.  The last one is actually for a D11 which appears to be identical but with the addition of a backing plate.

Funny thing is that when I had the EX11 clip sitting there it prompted me to go buy an EX11 Smile

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who has the ex 11 clip cheap ?

I've always liked the look of this clip  just heard the backing plate didn't come with it ..

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Cliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip! Wink

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almost had to tear my jeans to shreds to get my sipik unclipped, so now i just put it in my pocket Silly

 

 
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scheven_architect wrote:

almost had to tear my jeans to shreds to get my sipik unclipped, so now i just put it in my pocket Silly

+1

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Boaz wrote:

who has the ex 11 clip cheap ?

I've always liked the look of this clip  just heard the backing plate didn't come with it ..

I don't know if anyone has it cheaper than 7 or so bucks, but I got my last one at light junction. I ordered the D11 clip which looks identical to the EX11 clip, but the D11 clip came with a thin backing plate. I'm not positive because my other clip is mounted to my EX11, but I think the screws are different.

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I just ordered a 501a and 2 18350s to make a pocket rocket with an E1320 dropin .

Does anyone know of a clip that fits the 501a ?

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I've removed every clip on every light that had one, except my Caveman. I think I have about 10 sitting in a drawer somewhere...

There was one AA light (Akoray?) that the clip was basically a wire soldered to the end of the tube. That was more difficult to remove, had to sand down the sharp edges after cutting it off.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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Wow.  What a relief.  When I saw the title of this thread, I thought maybe my wife had started a thread asking if she should clip my nuts if I bought another flashlight.

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