Streamlight Weapon Mounted Lights: Spotlight on the TLR-1, TLR-7, and TLR-6

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Streamlight Weapon Mounted Lights: Spotlight on the TLR-1, TLR-7, and TLR-6

When it comes to enhancing your tactical gear, choosing the right weapon-mounted light can significantly improve your readiness and performance in low-light conditions. Streamlight, a trusted name in tactical lighting solutions, offers a range of robust and efficient lights that cater to different firearms and scenarios. In this article, we'll dive into the features and benefits of three popular models: the TLR-1, TLR-7, and TLR-6, available at Ammunition Depot.

Streamlight TLR-1: The Versatile Performer

The Streamlight TLR-1 is a high-lumen, rail-mounted tactical light designed to fit a wide range of weapons. It's renowned for its brightness and reliability, making it a favorite among law enforcement and civilian users alike.

Key Features:

  • Lumens: 300 lumens standard (TLR-1 model) with up to 1000 lumens of bright, white light optional (TLR-1 HL model).
  • Battery Life: Approximately 1.75 hours of run time.
  • Build: Machined aluminum construction with an anodized finish, making it both lightweight and durable.
  • Water Resistance: IPX7 waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes.
  • Ease of Use: Ambidextrous momentary/steady on-off switch.
  • Optional laser-equipped variants (TLR-2).

The TLR-1 is particularly useful in situations where quickly and accurately identifying a target can make all the difference. Its wide beam pattern lights up large areas, ensuring no detail is missed.

The author's old duty-issued Glock 34 MOS with 300 lumen TLR-1 mounted.

Streamlight TLR-7: Compact and Powerful

The TLR-7 is a more compact model designed for use with pistols and smaller firearms, perfect for concealed carry applications. Despite its smaller size, it doesn't compromise on power.

Key Features:

  • Lumens: 500 lumens that deliver a powerful beam.
  • Battery Life: 1.5 hours of continuous run time.
  • Build: Ultra-lightweight and compact, adding minimal weight and bulk to the firearm.
  • Customizable: It features a rail grip clamp system that securely attaches/detaches quickly and safely without tools and without putting your hands in front of the muzzle.
  • Activation: The side switch interface provides one-handed operation and easy access to the light functions.
  • Optional laser-equipped variants (TLR-8).

The TLR-7's compact design makes it an ideal choice for concealed carry, offering an excellent balance of power and portability.

In the author's everyday carry rotation, the 4.25" Springfield Prodigy with TLR-7 is a great pistol for both carry and home defense!

Streamlight TLR-6: Tailored for Subcompacts

The TLR-6 is unique in that it is designed specifically for subcompact handguns. It's a versatile tool that combines a light and a red aiming laser for maximum accuracy and visibility in critical scenarios.

Key Features:

  • Lumens: 100 lumens of light to illuminate targets without affecting night vision.
  • Battery Life: 1 hour
  • Compatibility: Available for a range of small pistols including models from Glock, M&P Shield, and SIG SAUER.
  • Design: Contoured housing securely attaches to the trigger guard.
  • Optional laser-equipped variants.

For those who use subcompact pistols, the TLR-6 is an invaluable addition, enhancing both targeting and illumination capabilities without impacting the firearm's concealability.

The author loves his Glock 43 with TLR-6 for pocket carry. This package has proven to be very practical given Florida's hot, shorts wearing weather.


Streamlight's TLR series offers some of the market's most reliable and efficient weapon-mounted lights. Whether you're a law enforcement officer, a home defender, or a concealed carrier, there's a TLR light that meets your needs. At Ammunition Depot, we stock these top-quality Streamlight models, ensuring that you have access to the best tactical lighting solutions. Enhance your tactical readiness and safety with the right light for your firearm—explore our collection and find the perfect Streamlight model for you today.

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