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Rottentofu
09-22-2015, 6:53 AM
I know there are probably better switches out there, but this is the only one I can find and I don't want to send another $50-$100 for a new switch.

http://i59.tinypic.com/2cnjtp5.jpg

Problem with this switch is that the tape is attached to my Magpul MOE handguard by a flimsy double sided Velcro adhesive. I doubt the adhesive would hold under high temperature and heavy recoil.

Any way I can better secure the switch tape without buying a new switch? Is there a stronger double sided adhesive I can use that could endure high temperature and heavy recoil?

Thanks for all your help!

hossb7
09-22-2015, 7:14 AM
Does your handguard currently get too hot to hold?

HooYah
09-22-2015, 7:14 AM
100MPH tape

Bluls1ss
09-22-2015, 7:36 AM
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/325934/magpul-moe-illumination-mounting-kit-fits-moe-handguards-and-forends-polymer-black


I think this would work. Wouldn't it?

rero360
09-22-2015, 7:41 AM
I don't know if they're going to make one for your type of handguard, but TNVC is teaming up with Unity Tactical to make the TAPS, from what I gather it's basically a metal housing that secures your tape switch to the handguard, I know they are coming out with a K-Mod and a M-Lok version. Should be soon though, I've been waiting since it was first announced back at SHOT show, should be some time 3rd quarter.

Rottentofu
09-22-2015, 8:43 AM
Does your handguard currently get too hot to hold?

It doesn't get too hot to touch, but it does get very warm. That could wear out the adhesive over time, add in the recoil and the adhesive will wear out even faster.

Rottentofu
09-22-2015, 8:45 AM
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/325934/magpul-moe-illumination-mounting-kit-fits-moe-handguards-and-forends-polymer-black


I think this would work. Wouldn't it?

I ordered it. Thanks for the link!

But I read it's Amazon reviews, the plastic parts aren't very reliable. I'll give it a shot anyways.

BarrettM99
09-22-2015, 8:47 AM
I used 100mph tape on mine...but that wasn't MY rifle ;)

You can also use rubber bands. For those not on a budgetary restraint, there is also a rail which has a built-in button for your light. Can't remember what brand it was now. But it's a google search away.

Shovel
09-22-2015, 10:19 AM
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/325934/magpul-moe-illumination-mounting-kit-fits-moe-handguards-and-forends-polymer-black


I think this would work. Wouldn't it?

+1 for this. It looks like your best option for the time being. Better than the adheasive for sure. If you find a metal part to hold the pad, you can always swap it out then. By that time, you may want to swap out the handguard for a free float rail. There are some good keymod options out there.

technique
09-22-2015, 10:57 AM
SOB Tactical IR Combat Bands
http://www.sobmanswag.com/collections/combat-bands/products/original-ir-combat-bands-pack-of-three

I use them on my suppressor, so heat is not an issue.

bsumoba
09-22-2015, 11:33 AM
2-part epoxy?

VictorFranko
09-22-2015, 11:49 AM
OP, I have a somewhat similar setup on my AR. I used small plastic wire wraps at each end of the switch through the vents in the handguard. Works like a charm.

Click Boom
09-22-2015, 12:12 PM
Zip ties?

strongpoint
09-22-2015, 12:33 PM
http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server2900/30a5c/products/363/images/1428/TAREINCO_Tape_Switch_Holder_BLACK__16032.142678597 7.1280.1280.png
http://www.tareinco.com/tareinco-tape-switch-holder-black/

https://dpbfm6h358sh7.cloudfront.net/images/123032/305589588.jpg
http://www.manta.us/products.php#!/Micro-Pocket-Switch-Holder-w-Button-BLACK/p/7528892/category=8235673

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/Surefire_mounts_015.jpg
Bicycle inner tube

http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y396/GreenGoose/DSC00707_zpskdyaitlg.jpg
Zip ties

FeuerFrei
09-22-2015, 12:34 PM
Permatex 82180 Ultra Black Maximum Oil Resistance RTV $6.00
Make sure you're happy with location first!
Rubbing alcohol to remove ALL sticky old tape crap from sw/hand gaurd and go then for it.

langss
09-22-2015, 12:45 PM
You will have to look for it, but there is "Velcro" that comes already on Double Sided tape that is not "Foam" backed. If you cannot find it then look for the Double Sided tape that is not "Foam" backed and then use your existing Velcro.

BrokerB
09-22-2015, 3:13 PM
Sheriff Of Baghdad Bands..like link above.....

sonofeugene
09-22-2015, 4:52 PM
There are different kinds of heavy duty Velcro. However, after seeing the zip tie approach, it's no where near as Mikey Mouse as I expected it to be, so I'd be very tempted to go that route.

Dannicus
09-22-2015, 5:43 PM
Cotton fabric adhesive athletic tape.

m850168
09-22-2015, 5:48 PM
Another vote for bicycle innertube.

Bigtwin
09-22-2015, 6:07 PM
Tons of good suggestions. But perhaps also use a rivot on the Velcro to the hand guard. Still detachable but no worry on the glue slipping!

micro911
09-22-2015, 6:08 PM
I use a Velcro strap.

jrpowell3
09-22-2015, 7:43 PM
I always just attached the pressure switch to my vertical pistol grip.

JamesY
09-22-2015, 7:59 PM
2-part epoxy?

+1 on this

Germz
09-22-2015, 8:04 PM
tape.

akjunkie
09-22-2015, 9:40 PM
Hot glue gun

CJJohn
09-23-2015, 10:21 AM
3-M tape. You can find an alarm company, or installer and I bet he has rolls of it. It's what is used on vehicle logos that withstand car washes, snow, ice, rain, etc......

Oh, and ClipDraw uses it as well. I've had one piece holding my Shield for over a year.

CaliDoc
09-23-2015, 10:28 AM
I used electrical tape on my service weapons. Worked great and its cheap.