I have two lights with short clips. They have different tension, one is easy to clip and remove from my pants pocket, the other is harder to clip, and remove.
The tension on clips is not always identical even when they are the same length.
What I love about the short clip is that it does not force me to hold the light in a specific orientation, whereas I find the longer clip problematic, as it forces me to keep it in a position that does not interfere with my operation of the dial
I had no problems ordering clips from Jetbeam. I ordered both long and short clips as well as some clips for a discontinued light. They even emailed me pictures of the clips to make sure they had the proper ones. I got 9 clips total for almost $15, shipping included. I got a tracking number from Jetbeam just a few hours after my PayPal payment was sent. Maybe something is getting lost in translation or something.
Anyway, try again with Jetbeam. You might get a better outcome.
Was this done recently? Did you inquire via email? If yes, what email did you use? I can’t find any reference to the new light or the old short and long clips they used to sell on either jetbeam site. It shows discontinued on all third party sites like Banggood.
However, you gave me a quick and dirty idea. A few pliers and a file later we have a short convoy? I guess I could heat treat it to a dull finish to better compliment the matte look of the original and ring.
Left to right: Stock long jetbeam, clipped and bent convoy, stock convoy
Not sure if this adds anything to the discussion, but here are mine RRT01, with the stock and a longer clip!
Although the longer clip feels sturdy and gets well on the jeans, it poses some more friction when rotating the head to take it out. It doesn’t scratch, but it is stiffier.