Here is a pic of my shortened jailbird. We had it reduced from 2 inches down to 1 3/8 it doesn't sound much but the visual appearance is quite dramatic. When I opened it I thought that there was no way it would fit and it was way too short. My wife laughed and said she didn't think it would be a problem. The fit is perfect. Definitely go shorter than you think. I started off with a queens keep 2 1/4 in length. Delusions of adequacy my wife called it. Mature metal have been amazing, I have sent both devices back for adjustment and the customer service has been fantastic. I think I have found the perfect fit as I'm spending the rest of my life locked.