GP PAPS® X LUX Edition v1.5
The shape of GP PAPS® X, especially the design of the switch, comes from the design of GP® Piccolo v2.5 which came out in December of 2012, while the prototypes had been made in October 2012. The GP PAPS® X as a project with extension tubes (X stands for eXtensions) and this button designed in August of 2012, after the discontinuation of GP PAPS® v2 and GP® Piccolo v2. In that period we decided to make a 16 mm, a 17 mm and a 23 mm version of this switch. The first 2 are known as GP® piccolo v2.5, v2.6 and GP® Piccolo v3, v3.1. Whatever we create is organically connected with the rest of our GP® Series mods in matters of design, materials, versions, shapes, functions, characteristics, etc.
The switch follows the design of the GP® Piccolo v2.5, improved and modified and with an extreme precise machining applied according to schematics with 0,01-0,02 mm tolerance in the moving parts, something that wasn't possible for the GP® Piccolo.
OD: 23 mm
It has 2 extensions sleeves with 15 mm and 30 mm length.
*We strongly recommend the use of IMR batteries solely.
It can stand upright unlocked and without firing issues in all modes.
The logo and the serial number are CNC engraved. The negative contact and the whole GPin including the internal spring have a silver coating of 15+ micron thickness.
The GP PAPS® X LUX Edition accepts Kick v1 & v2 in the following configurations:
o 18350 + Kick
o 18500 + Kick
o 18650 + Kick
We recommend AW IMR batteries only for use with Kick.
Due to varied lengths of Kick2 module and the difference in length of many IMR batteries, there’s is a possibility for a few combinations of Kick2 with certain batteries in certain size, to occur a small gap. This is something that is out of our control, although we did what is possible to minimize that. Moreover, we provide an additional silver plated spring which can be trimmed a bit for use with the GP PAPS X and a kick2 module in 18350 mode and a shorter pin as well. Therefore the use of a 18350 purple Efest flat top battery or trimming a coil from the spare GPin spring is the remedy in most of such cases.
The switch base, the main body, the short eXtension, the long eXtension, the AFC ring and the X ring are made from aluminium bronze, four times more expensive than the 316 SS with high percentage of copper. Admiralty brass has 71% Cu and naval brass has 60% Cu, while the aluminium bronze goes to 91% Cu plus 7% Al.
The small percentages of tin, aluminium, nickel, zinc and phosphorus that make up copper alloys degrade the electrical performance of the resulting alloy to a far greater percentage than their compositional percentage in the alloy. We chose aluminium bronze and not other ones with nickel or phosphorus as a more conductive, safer and harder material. Moreover the odour is less and the patina is growing slower from other copper alloys without being rusty and inconsistent, and retains a smooth feel. It is harder than brass, but it is softer than steel. The button, the locking square nut and the top cap are made from EU certified 316 SS.
It consists of:
o 1x Main body OD 23 mm with two male threads made from Aluminium bronze in polished finish.
o 1x Long eXtension OD 23 mm with one male and one female thread made from Aluminium bronze in polished finish.
o 1x Short eXtension OD 23 mm with one male and one female thread made from Aluminium bronze in polished finish.
o 1x X ring made from Aluminium bronze in polished finish.
o 1x AFC ring made from Aluminium bronze in polished finish.
o 1x button made from EU certified 316 SS in polished finish.
o 1x top cap made from EU certified 316 SS in polished finish.
o 1x locking square nut made from EU certified 316 SS.
o 3x brass springs of different hardness.
o 2x food grade plastic insulators.
o 1x silver plated brass negative post screw with 15+ micron silver coating.
o 1x silver plated brass GPin with 15+ micron silver coating.
o 2x food grade O-ring 19x1,2mm for the AFC ring.
o 1 GP® Fork
o 1x short silver plated brass pin with 15+ micron silver coating for 18650 IMR batteries with 64,48 mm length (out of specs).
o 1x 15+ micron thickness silver plated spring.
o 1x double GPTM Holster from cordura fabric 1000 den manufactured in EU by a company specialized in weapon holsters, made exclusively for Vapourart.
The GP PAPS® X LUX v1.5 comes in hand polished finish made by our experienced polishers.