Folding Switchview Levers

MGM is the maker of the Switchview lever. It is a metal ring with a lobe that you bolt onto your scope magnification ring. It allows the shooter to apply leverage and quickly rotate the magnification ring. It really helps when you need to change magnification quickly or if you shoot with gloves.

One aspect of the lever is that it does stick out perpendicularly from the scope. For 3Gun shooters this can be a slight issue. Depending on where the Switchview is positioned, it can stick out like a sore thumb. Then when a shooter goes to ground their rifle in a grounding container, such as a trash can or 50 gal barrel, the switch view could snag on the rim. This could cause the switch view to possibly break or dislodge from the scope. Worse it could potentially cause the gun to bounce out of the grounding container. I have seen shotguns bounce out of 50 gal drums and causing the shooter to be disqualified.

Well MGM has updated their Switchview now with a folding lever. The lever will most likely be left sticking out but if it brushes up against something it will fold out of the way and possibly save a match for a shooter.

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The new fold down Switchview levers retail for $89.95. That is $30 more than the traditional Switchview. For more information check them out at

Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • Rick O’Shay

    Man, those switchviews are crazy expensive. Why not just use nylon coasters? You can get two for a little over $20 on Amazon.

    • MarcoPolo

      Nylon coasters? What’s that? Got a link?

      • raz-0

        literally just search amazon fro nylon coasters. You will see them.

        They are some sort of breakaway zip tie like thing for fishing. Not sure what their purpose is there, because I don’t fish.

        I’ve seen them used as scope levers. They work for most scopes, not all of them though.

        Biggest draw back is they may be TOO big. Longer levers can apply too much torque to the scope. They are long, but they will break away, just no idea if the point they do that at is too late.

        • MarcoPolo

          Found it. Thank you.

        • Rick O’Shay

          The lever torquing the scope is just as much an issue with the switchview as they are with the nylon coasters.

    • Ebby123

      I use the “Nylon Coasters” on every scoped rifle I own.
      Worth 4 times as much as they cost… easily.

      • Rick O’Shay

        And I feel like the flip-down “feature” really isn’t enough to justify an extra $30 on top of an already-overpriced product.

        • Sunshine_Shooter

          For a normal person, yes. But a highly competitive shooter would definitely benefit from the extra $30. Big matches can cost hundreds of dollars in entry fees, the first time it folds over it pays for itself. If a rifle were to catch on the lever and bounce out and get you DQed, you would lose hundreds in entry fees, hundreds in travel expenses, either an entire weekend or time off of work to go compete, and whatever you would have got off the prize table. Or you could spend an extra $30.

        • Ebby123

          For some it probably is, just not for me personally.