- Ian T. Mena-Wieland
Gear Review - Thyrm Switchback
*Written from personal experience from this point in time. If necessary, updates will be written.
This item is an enhancement to your daily carry flashlight. As a description, I will simply call it a round index finger ring that attaches to the button portion of your flashlight. I have owned and carried a flashlight with this addition for nearly a year now.
The Thyrm Switchback offers generous room for your finger and indexes the flashlight the same way in the hand every time. It allows a more secure grip on the flashlight and allows an easier draw from the pocket or pouch. It also allows the shooter to maintain the flashlight in the hand when performing a reload.
While the Switchback offers a pocket clip attached (large flashlight models only) it is designed to be carried in the front pocket, which may not work for some. The method of using the flashlight in a 2 handed grip has a steep training curve, and does not seem to be a viable method for my use. The Switchback piece itself can have a tendency to rotate out and print if carried in a pouch on the belt. Finally, the rotation of the part on the flashlight can be overcome with some rubberized tape on the flashlight cap, but is annoying.
The downsides to this part has not made me quit carrying this part of my flashlight and it has been a very useful tool for what I need out of it.
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