First Look: Thyrm SwitchBack DF

posted on July 31, 2020

The Thyrm SwitchBack turns your compact flashlight into a flexible, tactical tool. Attaching a SwitchBack to your tactical flashlight allows you to use your handheld light while still maintaining a two-handed grip on your handgun. Traditional flashlight techniques require you to hold the light and pistol separately. Obviously you will be faster and more accurate, particularly under stress, if you have both hands on the firearm. That’s where the SwitchBack comes into play.

Since its introduction in 2014,The Thrym SwitchBack has been the flashlight accessory of choice, providing a ring to facilitate retention, deployment, and other manipulation during searching and shooting. The original SwitchBack was designed to fit the majority of SureFire handheld lights like the G2, 6P, P2. Unfortunately, the SwitchBack did not fit the new DFT (Dual Fuel Tactical) light. SwitchBack fans were outspoken in their desire for a DFT model and Thyrm has answered with the new SwitchBack DF.

“Demand for this product has been high. Through our extensive R&D process, we’ve developed a SwitchBack that checks all the boxes,” said Andrew Frazier, CEO. “As with our other gear, we are proud to design and manufacture the SwitchBack DF in the USA.” 

SwitchBack DF Features

  • Finger ring that releases under heavy force/torque.
  • Pocket clip that also works with MOLLE/PALS webbing and is positioned to allow for slightly deeper carry than the original SwitchBack Large.
  • A tubular portion that is cut lower to allow grip on both sides of the tail-cap during installation.
  • Wide thumb rest with traction features.
  • Small crush ribs on the SwitchBack DF’s lip create a custom fit.

The SwitchBack DF Flashlight Ring has an inner diameter of 1.12 inches, so it can fit tail caps of this size on some larger lights. MSRP for the Thrym SwitchBack DF is $19.99, and more information is available at


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