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Streamlight TLR-6 first impressions
« on: January 17, 2020, 10:19:52 PM »
Won’t be a long, detailed post, just my initial thoughts after mine arrived earlier.

Initially, I’m very impressed with it! Not bad for only 100 Lumens and 2,000 Candela. Here’s a few quick pics from outside before I mount it on my pistol (Gen 5 Glock 26).

1. Very compact.



2. The corner of our barn at about 15 yards.




3. About 20-25 yards to my car.




4. About 40-45 yards to this tree.



Weather permitting, I’ll probably try shooting some with it tomorrow evening, and will probably zero the laser on it for 15 yards, even though I plan on keeping it set for light only.
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Re: Streamlight TLR-6 first impressions
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2020, 05:26:56 PM »
Love my TLR -4 170 lumens "light / Laser" combo on my bedside CZ P-07

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Re: Streamlight TLR-6 first impressions
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2020, 07:18:29 PM »
Love my TLR -4 170 lumens "light / Laser" combo on my bedside CZ P-07

Nice set up! I’ve got a couple of TLR-7’s on the way that are going to see lots of time between pretty much all of my compacts; P-07 DAO, Glock 45 (and 19), PX4 Compact DAO, and one of them will go on my P-09 MHS.

My apologies for not including a picture of that little TLR-6 on my G26:


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Re: Streamlight TLR-6 first impressions
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2020, 05:13:33 PM »
In general, I love Streamlight.  I do have a TRS-1 weapon mount, but what really turned me on (after trying many alternatives) is the ProTac 2 AAA. really long life LED, decent brightness, everyday carry that fits in the shirt pocket with the phone.  Hopliphobes don't freak out when I pull it out so my aging eyes can read small labels, etc.  I now have a backup of the same model including quite a few others, such as the Intrinsically Safe Dual light, both rechargeable and 3 AA battery version -- IMO, every vehicle should be outfitted with one of these.  Most of their products are covered by lifetime warranty (exludes the "key chain, usb rechargeable LED, but I also like them).

It's somewhat painful to rid of perfectly working, old tech flashlights,  but LED versions from Streamlight will pay back in cost of batteries before too long.

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Re: Streamlight TLR-6 first impressions
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2020, 10:30:02 AM »
I am a big Streamlight fan as well. They have excellent customer service. When I was into the Sig P320 I contacted them about getting a P320 key for the TLR-1 and they sent me a couple new kits for free. Then recently my TLR-1 back cover broke while firing at the range. Once again they sent me a new part no questions asked.

Now, with the TLR-6, I installed a brand new one on my Shield 9 M.20 and I am not getting the same results as you, Cyanide. Mine is dim at best. I will try to post some photos, but I am not impressed so far. I wonder of the batteries that came with it are old.

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Re: Streamlight TLR-6 first impressions
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2020, 12:38:16 PM »
Now, with the TLR-6, I installed a brand new one on my Shield 9 M.20 and I am not getting the same results as you, Cyanide. Mine is dim at best. I will try to post some photos, but I am not impressed so far. I wonder of the batteries that came with it are old.
Might very well be degraded batteries. Took another pic a few nights ago with the front of our barn for reference, since those doors are about 12’ high

With normal ambient lighting:



Using phone’s camera flash:



With TLR-6:



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Re: Streamlight TLR-6 first impressions
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2020, 03:12:06 PM »
Finally got time to put the TLR-6 and TLR-7 side-by-side. Nice thing about the 7 is that it’s included adapter mount for Gen 5 Glocks is the same one to use on my CZ P-07 (and the P-10 C). Hopefully these upload in decent quality!






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Re: Streamlight TLR-6 first impressions
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2020, 01:19:42 AM »
For better reference of the target tree in that third picture comparing the 6 & 7, here’s my 75 pound GSD beside it earlier.


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Re: Streamlight TLR-6 first impressions
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2020, 07:44:00 PM »
For better reference of the target tree in that third picture comparing the 6 & 7, here’s my 75 pound GSD beside it earlier.



That picture would make a good Christmas Card.
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Re: Streamlight TLR-6 first impressions
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2020, 12:31:12 PM »
That it would! Have tons of pictures like that from the back 40, most of them as I’m playing with the big puppy!