Streamlight TLR1-S


To me at least, there never seems to be enough money to support all the wants and needs of my hobby.  So for me, the ability to have a multitasker that can perform on pretty much any piece of hardware I own Is huge.  This light is so versatile, it can be fitted to TLR1s-3anything from a compact carry gun to an AR-15. To think of it, pretty much anything that you can slap a Picatinny rail to, you can  add this light.  For my needs, a product that is so versatile, reliable and affordable, can’t be passed up.

Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points

Claim to Fame: Quality and affordability.

 Target Market: Home Defense and tactical Operations.



  • Durable LED lasting up to 50,000 hours
  • 300 Lumens LEDTLR1s-1
  • 10 year battery shelf life with 2.5 hours of runtime
  • Comes with “keys” for Glock-style, Picatinny, Beretta 90two, S&W 99 and S&W TSW
  • Strobe feature when you double tap the paddle
  • Incredible value
  • Waterproof to 1m for 30 seconds


  • Super bright
  • Easy to use
  • Durable

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?:  This product is also available in its original non-strobe model.  Product Page

What others are saying?:

 Price point :  I grabbed mine up for $100 on Amazon a few months ago, but now they are going for around $115-$130.

  •  MSRP = None listed on Streamlight site.
  • Retail = Amazon

 I need it now! Availability: Very common easily found online and in many gun stores.

Our Rating

+ Price + Construction + Brightness + Versatility

- Strobe activation on draw with trigger finger may take practice.

Score: 9.090

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Streamlight TLR-1s


Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points

Claim to Fame  Intensely bright, virtually indestructible tactical light, attaches/detaches to almost any gun in seconds.

Target Market Home Defense/Self Defense minded gun owners.

FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product) Untitled LED rating of 300 lumens Strobe setting (toggle or hold) 2.5 hour run time Compatible with various mount types using included rail keys.

Does it come in black? Black Only

What others are saying? Glock Pro

 Price point (MSRP versus actual retail) MSRP =  $202.98 (no MSRP given on streamlight's website, but listed on LApolicegear Retail = $99.99

 I need it now! Availability Local Gun Shops, Sporting Goods, LE Suppliers, Cabelas

 Our Rating + Controls are easily in reach when mounted on a handgun (paddles on either side of the trigger guard) + Robust construction and bottom is flush with Glock trigger guards. + Extremely bright, temporarily blinding with direct eye contact. +  Mounts fast and easy with thumb screw and spring loaded mounting jaws, easily swap between sidearm, shotgun, and long guns with picatinny rails present. +  Activation modes - light momentarily activates with pressure on the paddle in one direction, and toggles on when pressed in the opposite direction. -  Light protrudes over half an inch past the muzzle of a Glock 19 (Choice of firearms/light issue: Streamlight makes shorter models) -  Control paddle activates with slightest pressure, often flashes on when drawing from holster or setting down on uneven surface. -  May require a custom holster, light body is 1.375" wide where as most handguns are narrower, as well as holsters.

Score:   8.5 Great85


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The TLR-1s is a great light for those looking to forgo pressure switches and specifically mount to a handgun platform, although it works on shotguns and rifles decently as well.  The strobe's activation is a bit challenging to use in stressful scenarios, as it requires a rapid "double tap" of the paddle switch (easier to do with supporting hand's thumb as opposed to trigger finger on a handgun). The light does protrude over half an inch from the muzzle of my Glock 19, however it isn't too intrusive and the controls are exactly where they need to be.  I've used the beam as a spotlight numerous times, its deceptively bright for its size. Great addition to the 'truck gun.'