It’s a good idea to have a quality weapon-mounted light on your handgun. Of course, they’re not all created equally. The Streamlight TLR-8 Sub and TLR-8 G Sub aren’t just lights, they’re lasers, and they’re designed with self-defense in mind. Having a good light and laser combo is a must, and the team at Streamlight has you covered.
Streamlight provides details of the lights:
…[T]he ultra-compact and low profile TLR-8 sub, a 500-lumen weapon-mounted tactical light with red laser, and the TLR-8 G sub with green laser. Designed for use with railed subcompact weapons, both are available to fit select GLOCK, SIG SAUER, Springfield Armory and many 1913 short railed subcompact handguns.
Each of the new lights is available in four different models to fit the GLOCK 43X MOS/48 MOS and the GLOCK 43X Rail/48 Rail; the SIG SAUER P365 and P365 XL; the Springfield Armory Hellcat; and select 1913 short railed subcompact handguns including the Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0, Beretta Px4 Storm, Springfield Armory XD-E, Springfield Armory XD-S and Heckler & Koch HK45.
The TLR-8 sub and TLR-8 G sub feature an LED that delivers 5,000 candela and 500 lumens over a beam distance of 141 meters. The lights’ custom TIR optic produces a concentrated beam that provides both extensive range as well as optimized peripheral coverage. Both lights offer three lighting modes – LED only and LED/Laser combined, each with a run time of 1.5 hours, and Laser only with a run time of 60 hours (red) and 11 hours (green). Both are energized by a single 3-volt CR123A lithium battery.
Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah said”
The TLR-8 sub and the TLR-8 G sub take the popular TLR-7 sub to new levels with the addition, respectively, of an integrated red and green aiming laser, to improve focusing on targets. Like other models in the TLR line, they have a high-power LED that provides extreme brightness for maximizing visibility and targeting capability in personal defense and other tactical situations. And each features interchangeable rear paddle switches that allow you to customize the TLR-8 sub to your shooting style.
Features of the lights include:
- 500 lumens; 5,000 candela; 141m beam; runs 1.5 hours (LED only or LED/Laser); runs 60 hours (Laser only)
- User-enabled strobe function
- Custom optic produces a narrow beam with optimum peripheral illumination
- Uses one CR123A lithium battery (included)
- Durable anodized machined aircraft aluminum construction IPX4; water resistant
- 2.51” (6.38 cm); 2.77 oz (78.53 g)
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
- Rail clamp system securely attaches/detaches quickly and safely with no tools and without putting your hands in front of muzzle
MSRP for the Streamlight TLR-8 Sub and G Sub are $389.55 and $477.00, respectively.