Streamlight TLR-7A Released

Well, it looks like the Streamlight TLR-7A has been released, but it’s not on the market quite yet (give it a week). As many of you know, my biggest complaint about the TLR-7 was the controls. The light color is less than optimal in my opinion, but I’d take it over the Olight PL-Mini Valkyrie 10/10 times if the controls were better.

Well, now they are, and you get the choice of having high switches or low switches all depending on how you personally run your handguns weapon light. Price wise, I’m not sure what they will be coming in at, but I imagine the basic TLR-7A will be around the $130-$150 price point initially.

As far as holster availability goes I said a while ago that you would need a new holster. Now I want to hold my tongue on that. The light doesn’t seem to be widened at all for the new controls, but they do extended past the trigger guard.

Aside from the controls, it looks like almost everything is the same for the TLR-7A when compared to the TLR-7. It’s still IPX-7 rated, run time is 1.5 hours, output is the same, and the list goes on.

If you’re looking for a compact weapon light and already have a non-light bearing holster already, I’d hold out for the holster market to pick-up the TLR-7A. It far surpasses the Inforce APL-c and it now surpasses the Olight PL-Mini Valkyrie by a large margin.

Here’s my article comparing the Streamlight TLR-7 to the Olight PL-Mini Valkyrie 

Here’s my review of the Streamlight TLR-7.

Here’s my review of the Olight PL-Mini Valkyrie.

Here’s a small data sheet from Streamlight:

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