Hey there Luke S.
No need to ruin a graflex by gouging out that slide switch.
The new adapters are meant to allow it to remain intact. If you want to tighten it up, put a small piece of
electrical or duct tape over it so it's not as Loose and will give it a smoother action when moved and keep it from
rattling or moving to easily when being used.
Adding the 2nd screw actually tweaks the graflex shell a bit and off sets the adapter to that side from my experience.
The adapters all get sleeved to some extent to ensure a tight and centered fit.
I used a Graflex with the new socket properly installed in it at C4 and dueled a bit against with Corbin with his killer penny.
We were using thick blades and we delivered some good hard whacks and it had no problems and never even came loose.
So if it's installed correctly it will work they way it's supposed to and the new chassis will absorb some of the inner component
shock so it all works together.
The following is mostly stuff you know as I've discussed with you before but I'll post it for others as well so
here's a little FYI for all you Graflex fans out there I still don't recommend Graflexs for thick walled use because the shells design it's self.
( although I've proven it can take a fair deal of punishment )
It is more vulnerable to being damaged if you drop it by having it knocked out of your hand, or hit the rabbit ears
with a thick blade etc...
A graflex is great for both dueling and display but not as a "bashing" saber in my opinion.
They just cost to much to bash and still are "converted camera flashes" so they will never be as strong as a solid machined stunt
saber, so... unless you have an extra Graflex especially for beating the crap out of it I'd stick with thin blades and good batteries
to get the most enjoyable experience you can from any Graflex. (especially a Vintage)
( on that note: even MHS hilts will lock threads if tweaked to much... so if you want to destroy something, get a solid
machined stunt saber )
Also the Thin walled blades light up much better and are even more noticeably so with the new adapter
Basically take care of your saber and it will reward you with years of performance and enjoyment