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Introducing ARC WML Enhanced Switches Bypass PHLster


For years, serious shooters have been executing DIY modifications to their WML switches. Using JB Weld, putty, or epoxy, shooters have been improving their speed and consistency of WML activation by building up the small switch nubs on their lights. Drawing on those years of end-user experience, PHLster is excited to announce the launch of their ARC Enhanced WML Switches.


Shipping as a set of three pairs of switch enhancements, the ARC allows users to decrease the distance between activation fingers and switches, optimize their light for right or left handed use, improve speed and consistency of activation based on their preferred method, and reliably engage the WML switches with gloved or wet hands.


Each set of switch enhancements includes a Large, Extra Large, and Extra Large Blank set of switches. The L and XL are both aggressively textured and the XL Blank allows users to shape, carve, and stipple the switches to fit their specific requirements, while remaining within a holster-friendly dimension.


If you have short fingers, are tired of compromising your grip to activate the WML, dislike grip switches, need more reach to activate the switches when installed on certain pistols, or just want to make WML activation faster and easier, the PHLster ARC is a necessary upgrade.


Switch installation is easy and requires no permanent modification. The stock switch nubs are easily removed with pliers or a small screwdriver and the enhanced switch end- caps press on to the switch armature bar. And, the ARC switch enhancements fit pretty much every decent WML holster on the market, including Safariland and many, many others.


At launch, the ARC is available at PHLsterHolsters.com and BigTexOutdoors.com for $24.99.


6 Responses to “Introducing ARC WML Enhanced Switches Bypass PHLster”

  1. Mark says:

    Very neat idea..

    One thing that I have always disliked about the Surefire X series lights is that the switch mechanism is too stiff and too short for me to smoothly activate.

    Because of this, I primarily use the Streamligt TLR series lights.

    These new adapters, however, might have me revisiting some of my X series lights.

    • Casey says:

      You and me both! I use mostly Streamlight because the switch is much easier to activate without breaking my grip, but I do have a pair of X300s that will definitely be getting this upgrade and seeing more use if it functions as well as I hope that it will.

    • Payce says:

      Yep, the switches are why I went away from the X300 as well. I’m more excited than I should be for some small plastic pieces lol.

  2. Chucker says:

    PHLster, when will these be available? They are not on either site yet.

  3. LCSO264 says:

    This is something I’ve been looking for, for a very long time. My support thumb is just a tad too short to activate my X300 light without adjusting from my firing grip….. I will most definitely be getting one of these…