I saw a photo of a modified Titanium tailcap on the Zodiac Engineering website back in November and e-mailed Ken about doing the modification for me. I shipped him a Ti clicky tailcap directly from 4Sevens and 7 days from his receipt, it was out the door and on the way to me. He was also kind enough to take some Work-in-progress photos for us all to drool over. The white background photos are his.
I’ve been using it for several days now and I love it so far. The switch is completely recessed and it’s nice not having to worry about accidentally activating the light when I sit down.
The modification does widen the contact/resting surface and shorten the flashlight a little. Both characteristics make the light more stable during tailstanding.
The pictures may make it look a little bulky, but the clicky tailcap actually only adds ~10% extra length(Preon 1).
- Regular static tailcap – 76mm
- With modified clicky tailcap – 83.5mm
The tailcap width is the exact same as the head(no extra width) and the extra weight is negligible(it’s Ti).
Obviously, every flashlight is a personal decision, but for me, the clicky tailcap is worth the small increase in size.
I can honestly say that I can’t notice a difference when carrying it, even when I’m trying.
In my opinion, it was totally worth the $16+shipping. It made my favorite little light even better.
So what do you think?
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