Father’s Day Wishlist: The Thyrm Switchback

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Father’s Day Wishlist: The Thyrm Switchback

by Old Man Hernandez. Who identifies as a dead sexy and witty old codger of unmatched virility and eloquence. 

Generally speaking, dads are guys. Generally speaking, guys like cool toys. So for a Father’s Day gift, what toy could be cooler than a flashlight ring that turns a Surefire into a weapon light for dad’s favorite pistol?

The Thyrm Switchback.

Sure, you could get dad a top-of-the-line precision rifle for $10k or so. But you’re so poor you’re considering giving $5 hand jobs on the corner, and dad would kick your ass for spending that much on him anyway. So get him a Switchback instead.

The Switchback is a simple heavy-duty plastic attachment that mounts on the base of your favorite tactical flashlight. It has a ring that helps keep the light secure in the off hand for regular search techniques, but it’s really made for use with a pistol. When the light is flipped on its ring, the shooter uses his thumb to push on a small projection on the ring that pushes the power switch against the shooter’s finger and activates the light. It’s simple, intuitive, and genius.

The Thyrm Switchback.

The Switchback comes in three sizes: one that fits many 1″ lights, and two models for Surefire Backup EB1 and EB2 lights with either momentary or clicking tailcaps. Each model costs only $19.99 (which you could earn in as few as two hand jobs, depending on your skill level). And if you have the forearm endurance, you could buy him the EB1 to go with it. That way dad could always have a good dual-purpose light in his back pocket to go along with his daily carry.

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The Thyrm Switchback.

The Switchback on a Surefire EB1 Backup, from Thyrm’s website.

On the other hand, if you just buy him the Switchback dad will have an excuse to buy a good Surefire light, which he wanted to do anyway. Guys like lights, and unlike many other tactical toys literally everyone can make use of a light. So go to Thyrm’s website and order him something cool. He’ll – finally – have a reason to love you.

You can check out my full review of the Switchback here.



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Chris Hernandez

Chris Hernandez may just be the crustiest member of the eeeee-LITE writin’ team here at Breach-Bang-Clear. He is a veteran of both the Marine Corps and the Army National Guard who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is also a veteran police officer of two decades who spent a long (and eye-opening) deployment as part of a UN police mission in Kosovo. He is the author of White Flags & Dropped Rifles – the Real Truth About Working With the French Army and The Military Within the Military as well as the modern military fiction novels Line in the Valley, Proof of Our Resolve and Safe From the War. When he isn’t groaning about a change in the weather and snacking on Osteo Bi-Flex he writes on his own blog.

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