Streamlight TLR-7 versus Olight PL-Mini Valkyrie

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.

Olight PL-Mini Review

“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.

Streamlight TLR-7 Review; Viable?

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.