I recently upgraded my P320 Compact with the newer X-Compact frame and it created a problem, the dust cover of the rail is a bit shorter. Making a full sized WML unable to mount.
I reached out to Streamlight and they sent me a TLR-7, one that isn’t quite out yet.
Streamlight will be updating their line of TLR-7 series of mini Weapon Mounted Lights with the addition of the TLR-7A.
Many people weren’t pleased with the position and function of the current model’s switches as it requires the user to break a high thumb forward grip to activate. Looks like Streamlight was listening.
They sent me an advanced copy of the TLR-7A with the low paddles. They’re a huge improvement over the current rubberized buttons. It is easy to manipulate, however I’d rather have the switches higher up. I told them that the switch needs to be the opposite and they gave me some good news, there will be a model with the high paddle buttons.
All of the other features will be the same as the current models.
The bad news…from what I understand, you not be able to retrofit a current TLR-7 with these new switches, you’ll have to buy a new A model.
As for fitment, it comes with multiple key inserts and for the X-Compact frame, the 1913-3 works perfectly on it.
The release will be soon, I am waiting the high switches, which will be swappable with the low ones that I have.
Standby for more as I will update this as I get the high switches. In the meantime, here’s a quick overview video:
Some more good news, I got in two kydex holsters that were molded with the existing TLR-7s and it fits the TLR-7A perfectly so you won’t need to buy new holsters if you’re switching over.
AIWB by www.cascadiaconcealment.com
OWB by www.candgholsters.com