Streamlight TLR-7A

TLR7-A
TLR7-A
Sig Sauer P320 Compact with X-Compact frame, TLR7-A

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.TLR-7A

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:

Update 10/22/19

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

Cascadia Concealment
Cascadia Concealment AIWB

Cascadia Concealment

 

OWB by www.candgholsters.com

C&G Holsters OWB

4 thoughts on “Streamlight TLR-7A

  • November 11, 2019 at 8:54 am
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    Is there going to be a tlr-8a also?

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    • November 15, 2019 at 9:12 am
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      I haven’t heard that from Streamlight yet

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  • November 14, 2019 at 10:31 pm
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    How does it fit on a Glock 19? It looks like the TLR-7A protrudes our farther than the original TLR-7. Can you show an image of the two side by side as a comparison? I’m not sure I trust that the light will work with my existing Tier1 Concealed Axis slim set up. Please don’t take any offense to this. Just simply observing objectively. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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    • November 15, 2019 at 9:13 am
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      I don’t have a 19 but I do have a SIRT trainer in a 19 size. I’ll do that when I get a chance!

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