The TLR-7 from Streamlight really changed things up. It was the first light of its kind that blended small size with decent power. The TLR-7 was aimed at the compact pistol market. It would sit flush with the frame of your Glock 19, your CZ P-10C, and the like. It succeeded, and from there, the TLR-7 became one a mainstream Streamlight weapon light.
Streamlight TLR-7 SUB
by Travis Pike
They utilized the TLR-7 design to build several lights, including the TLR RM 1 and RM 2, as well as the TLR-10, TLR-9 and now it’s returned to form as the TLR-7 Sub.
Small Guns and Small Lights
Sub stands for Subcompact, and the TLR-7 Sub aims to bring compact power to the subcompact platform. More and more small guns are coming equipped with rails. The SIG p365 and P365 XL both come with rails. As does the Hellcat, the G43X/G48 MOS, and the Taurus GX4. Sadly, subcompact weapon lights were rather weak.
Power and Specs: TLR 7 Sub
Streamlight did an interesting shakedown to the TLR 7 when creating the TLR-7 Sub. Before we discuss that, let’s look at the numbers.
Lumens – 500
Candela – 5000
Battery – CR123
Battery Life – 1.5 hours
Length – 2.51 inches
Weight – 2.39 ounces
Let’s start with size, and I’ll taunt and tease about power for now. Compared to the TLR-7, the TLR-7 Sub is actually a fair bit longer. The TLR-7 is only 2.2.15 inches long. However, it’s a fair bit chunkier and wider than the TLR-7 Sub. In fact, it’s wider than the frame of most single stack and micro compacts. To absolve the light of some bulk, they lengthened and stretched it out.