Momentary, or forward Clicky?

techwg

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Which is better, a momentary tail cap like Surefire 6P and G2, or a forward clicky I personally like both, but my feeling is that a momentary has less to go wrong, because you tighten the tail to make it stay on.
 

Marduke

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Most forward clicky switches are also momentary, so you get the best of both worlds. That means they are like the switch on a Maglite. Slight press for momentary, harder press and "click" for constant on.
 

bouncer

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The momentary switch does have less breakage potential but if a clickie is well designed and made the difference is minimal if you need constant light and only have one hand it is easier with a clickie you can twist most momentaries with one hand though I have a bit a nerve damage in my left hand I have problems gripping and making twisting motions with my left hand so I use clickies my surefires need the occasional drop of lube and they work fine. if utmost reliability and minimal maitenence is your goal go with the momentary. I like tinkering with mine.
 

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Momentary twist has less to go wrong, usually has lock out tailcap and is quiet, but the downside is unless you use 2 hands or are talented you have to release the momentary on and then twist for constant on, where forward clickies you just push down more.
 

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exactly
two-handed or one-handed operation

think of f.e. a flupic driven light that needs 2 short on to come to the high as third level
(yes I know there are other MOs also, but I like it that way)
its nearly impossible to twist the momentary every time the light gets used in one of the several levels/modes without using the 2nd hand (at least its boring to do it, when a forward clickie can do this much better)
 
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