A LOT of people are looking for a comparison between the TLR-7 and the PL-Mini Valkyrie. These two competing lights don’t offer a whole lot that I’m super enthusiastic about which sucks. Right off the bat, this is like when you were forming teams for dodge-ball in elementary. You’re looking at the last two kids, one with extremely thick no-see-ums on, and the other being a tanker unit.
I got the Dr. Scholl’s idea from a post on YouTube which I ended up watching a video of on YouTube. Me, being the lazy individual I am, saw it as a cheap/low maintenance alternative to a foam wedge. I ended up going out and picking up the women’s heel insert (fearing the men’s might be too large for the holster), went home, and got it attached as soon as possible.
In the month that I’ve used it, I’ve logged over just at 200 hours of wear time….
“TacCat, do you like anything about this light…like at all?”
Yes! I do! The rim around the lens helps decrease the amount of fouling on the lens. It helps so much so that it didn’t have any fouling after 500 rounds in one sitting.
The low battery indicator, even though it’s necessary, is a really nice feature that I wish other companies would implement.
Light color, I love true white/white colored beams of light. They appear brighter and take more time to adjust to on the receiving end.
And finally, the controls. They aren’t the best by any stretch of the imagination, but using them is a lot easier than the TLR-7 and APL-c in my opinion.
LOX Black Diamond Skin Salve Alright, if you follow me sorta closely on social media, you know I picked up the LOX Black Diamond Skin Salve for aftercare on my newest tattoo. My friend AJ told me about how well it’s worked out for him and sent me some pictures of his older tattoos…and I’ll…
Glock 19x Review A Love Hate Relationship The Glock 19x is one that I thrashed when it came out on the market. I saw no value in the design…why would someone want a a compact slide on a full-sized frame? Well, slowly but surely, my curiosity got the best of me. Between talking to a…
Spyderco Tenacious Review It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, Nope! It’s a KNAFE! I held a Facebook poll to see which review everyone wanted first for knives…the Tenacious took the lead, so here we are! The Tenacious is a knife that I had picked up slightly before the Ontario Rat 1…I liked it too much……
The CRKT Ripple is a knife that I find to be extremely attractive. From the blade shape, the design of the serrations, even the 66 holes dotting the scales, and the 22 dotting the stainless steel pocket-clip. I really wanted to love this knife, especially for a lightweight gentleman’s carry…but it didn’t live up to my expectations.
The Streamlight TLR-7 hit the market in 2018 and gained traction like wildfire. I was one of the people that was highly anticipating it due to it’s size to output ratio. When I got it in for review I already began seeing issues with the light, not in performance, but in function. Below I’ll be going over the specifications of the light and a summarized review of what’s in the YouTube video.
Shortly after giving a friend my Streamlight Stylus Pro, I realized that I was missing an important part of my EDC, a not-so-bright light that I can just pull out fast for inspection purposes. I had already been looking at the MicroStream due to it’s size and price; for $15 and Streamlight’s reputation how could one go wrong?
This knife is truly the epitome of a “meh” knife and I love it (Meh: Bland as all get out). The ergonomics on it aren’t top notch, blade steel is “eh”, and the pocket clip kinda stinks. That said, for a non-assisted folder the action is fast and smooth. Despite beating on this poor knife for a few years now, the blade still comes out extremely smooth.