Streamlight Announces the TLR-7 X SUB Tactical Light for Subcompact Pistols

I’ve used Streamlight flashlights since I was a kid and all through my law enforcement career. When my old department finally authorized weapons lights I ran a TLR-1 on my GLOCK 23 and a TLR-1 HL on my SIG M400 patrol rifle. I later switched to a GLOCK 45 for duty use and went to a TLR-7 and that’s the light I still use today.

Well Streamlight just announced the new TLR-7 X Sub which brings a couple of new features to the table.


First off, it’s a smaller format suited to subcompact pistols. That’s a nice feature if you’re carrying a GLOCK 43X, SIG P365 or something similar. Second, it’s part of Streamlight’s newer rechargeable line of weapon lights, which use a common USB C charging cable most of us alreay have (one comes with the light). That will save you a ton on batteries and you don’t need a special charging to stay powered up. The light will also use a regular, widely available CR123 battery too, which is a nice backup option.


Output is an impressive 5,000 Candela and 500 Lumens, which is more than sufficient, especially for a cub compact light. Run time is 1 hour of continuous use with the rechargeable battery and 1.5 hours with a CR123.

MSRP on the TLR-7 X Sub is $265.66. My GLOCK 43X is an older one without a rail, but when I upgrade I see a TLR-7 X Sub in my future.  Check out the press release below for more details.

Streamlight Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices introduced an upgraded version of its popular TLR-7 sub weapon-mounted tactical light, featuring multi-fuel operation with USB or disposable battery options. Delivering 500 lumens, the new ultra-compact and low profile TLR-7 X sub is available to fit select GLOCK, SIG SAUER, Smith & Wesson, Beretta, Springfield Armory and Heckler & Koch railed subcompact handguns.

“We have re-invented our best-selling TLR-7 sub tactical light by giving users the choice of using either a cost-saving USB-C rechargeable battery pack or a disposable battery, depending on availability or user preference,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “Like its forerunner, the new TLR-7 X sub is extremely bright, compact and low-profile, and can be mounted on many railed subcompact weapons for maximizing visibility and targeting capability in tactical situations. It also has the same rear switches on the left and right of the trigger guard to allow for ambidextrous operation.”

The new light is available in four different models to fit the GLOCK 43X/48 MOS and 43X/48 Rail; the SIG SAUER P365 and P365 XL (closed rail systems); the Springfield Armory Hellcat; and select 1913 short railed subcompacts including the Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 subcompact, Beretta Px4 Storm subcompact, Springfield Armory XD-E, XD-S and Hellcat Pro, Heckler & Koch HK45 compact, and SIG SAUER P365 XMACRO.

The TLR-7 X sub features a white power LED that delivers 5,000 candela and 500 lumens over a beam distance of 141 meters. Its custom TIR optic produces a concentrated beam that provides both extensive range as well as optimized peripheral coverage. When using a 3-volt CR123A lithium battery, the light has a run time of 1.5 hours. With a Streamlight SL-B9 Li-Ion rechargeable battery pack inserted, the run time is 1 hour. The Li-Ion 850mAh battery pack can be installed or removed through the light’s face cap, eliminating the need to detach the light from the firearm. The battery pack charges within 2.5 hours via a USB-C cord and is rechargeable up to 500 cycles.

Like other lights in the TLR line, the TLR-7 X sub features a one-handed, snap on and tighten interface that keeps hands away from gun muzzles when attaching or detaching them. The light also includes a “safe-off” feature, locking it so it cannot be turned on accidentally. Each model of the TLR-7 X sub features a specialized clamp system for mounting to rails, using the provided key kit.

Constructed with 6000 Series machined aircraft aluminum with a black anodized finish, the TLR-7 X sub weighs 2.39 ounces using a CR123A battery and 2.64 ounces with the SL-B9 rechargeable battery pack. The light measures 2.51 inches in length.

With impact-resistant construction, the new light features an IPX7-rated design, making it waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes.

The TLR-7 X sub comes with a single CR123A lithium disposable battery, while the TLR-7 X sub USB model ships with a rechargeable SL-B9® battery pack and a USB-C charge cord; both models can accept either battery. The TLR-7 X sub has an MSRP of $253.66 and the TLR-7 X sub USB has an MSRP of $265.66. Both come with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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