Streamlight TLR-2s Laser/Light Review

The Streamlight TLR-2s Light/Laser Combo comes in a very compact package and mounts on most firearms with a rail (handguns, rifles, shotguns). Installation is a snap and is completed in just a few seconds. The TLR-2s model features C4 LED technology with 160 lumens peak output, 25 lumens more than the regular TLR-2, and includes a strobe feature that is excellent for disorienting an attacker. The white light will run for up to 2-1/2 hours on 2 CR123A batteries (included). In addition to the light, this model also features a high power laser which will run for up to 45 hours. The body of the TLR-2s is constructed of rugged aluminum and is water, shock and dust proof. The TLR-2S is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Specifications (from manufacturer)

The same great features as the TLR-2, now with strobe function!

  • Powered by two 3-volt CR123A lithium batteries with 10-year storage life
  • C4® LED with blinding beam (TLR-2: 135 lumens, TLR-2s 160 lumens) with optimum peripheral illumination – will not break or burn out!
  • Strobe model with user programmable strobe enable/disable
  • Up to 2.5 hr. Run Time (laser-only mode runs 45+ hrs.)
  • Rail grip clamp system securely attaches/detaches quickly and safely with no tools and without putting your hands in front of muzzle
  • Machined aluminum sealed construction with black anodized finish
  • Dustproof
  • Ambidextrous momentary/steady on-off switch, Double tap of momentary paddle within 0.4 seconds activates strobe. (TLR-2s® only)
  • Highly accurate sight repeatability when remounting
  • Fast, adjustable, secure side mounting. Includes Rail Locating Keys for Glock style, 1913 Picatinny, S&W 99/TSW, and Beretta 90two
  • IPX4 rated design for water resistant operation
  • Weight: 4.72 oz.
  • MSRP: $488.00
  • Manufacturer’s Website: Streamlight TLR-2s
  • Available accessories: TLR-2s Accessories

The Good:

  • Compact design – light/laser in one small package.
  • Quick and easy to mount.
  • The strobe function is a great additional feature that is not found in many other competing firearms mounted light products.
  • Reasonably priced especially in comparison to other comparable products available on the market.
  • Two CR123 batteries are included.

The Bad:

  • Remote activation switch requires replacement of battery door (compared to ready to plug in design, this is really only a minor issue overall)




Whether installed on a handgun with a rail or your favorite AR-15 rifle, the TLR-2s is an excellent light/laser combo at an affordable price (depending on where you purchase yours, it can be picked up for significantly less than the listed MSRP – MidwayUSA is an example – and quite a bit less than competing products which usually don’t include the strobe feature). The 160 peak lumens light is strong enough to blind an attacker or light up any room. I highly recommend this product! It offers excellent features and great value.

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  1. Wow, looks like Midway has it on sale for $245 – until the end of the month, very tempting for home defense. Thanks for alerting me to this product!

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