First Look: Streamlight TLR-7 Sub Weapon-Mounted Light

posted on January 27, 2021

Streamlight Inc. is now rolling out the new ultra-compact and low profile TLR-7 Sub, a weapon-mounted tactical light with an ergonomic on/off position rear switch. The new light is designed to work with select Glock, SIG Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Beretta, Springfield Armory and Heckler & Koch railed subcompact handguns.

“The latest addition to our popular line of TLR-7 weapon lights is an extremely compact and low profile model that can be mounted on railed subcompact weapons,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “Like other models in the line, it has a high power LED that provides extreme brightness for maximizing visibility and targeting capability in personal defense and other tactical situations. And its rear switch on the left and right of the trigger guard allows for ambidextrous operation.” 

The new TLR-7 Sub is available in three different models to fit various types of small pistols. One version fits the Glock 43X MOS/48 MOS and the Glock 43X Rail/48 Rail with slim mounting rails. Another is designed for use with the SIG Sauer P365 and the SIG Sauer P365 XL, and the final version works with select 1913 short railed subcompact handguns including the Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Subcompact, Beretta PX4 Storm Compact/Subcompacts, Springfield Armory XD-E, Springfield Armory XD-S and Heckler & Koch HK45 compacts.

The TLR-7 Sub features an LED that delivers 5,000 candela and 500 lumens over a beam distance of 141 meters and is powered by a single 3 Volt CR123A lithium battery. Its custom TLR optic produces a concentrated beam that provides both extensive range as well as optimized peripheral coverage. The light offers two lighting modes, LED only or LED strobe, each with a run time of 1.5 hours.

The new TLR-7 sub features snap on and tighten interface that can be done with one hand. This attachment system keeps hands away from gun muzzles when attaching or detaching the light. The light also includes a Safe Off feature which locks the light so it cannot be turned on accidentally. Each model of the TLR-7 Sub also features a specialized clamp system for mounting to rails using the provided key kit. 

The impact-resistant TLR-7 Sub weighs 2.39 ounces and measures 2.51 inches in length. It is constructed from 6000 Series machined aircraft aluminum with a black anodized finish and has an IPX7- rated design, making it waterproof to one meter for 30 minutes.

The TLR-7 Sub has an MSRP of $225.75, and more information on this item and other products from Streamlight can be found at


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