Streamlight’s TLR-6 Subcompact Light Now Offered as Universal Kit

Streamlight, manufacturer of various weapon lighting and laser systems has announced that the previously introduced TLR-6 combination laser / light is now available in a Universal Kit. The new kit includes adapters for 18+ sub-compact handguns.

The Universal Kit includes housings for most of the popular sub-compact handguns on the market. The original TLR-6 was released fitting only the Glock 42 (.380 ACP) and Glock 43 (9mm) single-stack handguns. With the Universal Kit, Streamlight touts compatibility with a myriad of makes and models using six unique housings including:

  • Glock
  • M&P Shield
  • KAHR
  • Sig Sauer
  • Kimber

The TLR-6 is a combination light and laser systems that combines a C4 LED light (Rated at 100 lumens, 2,000 candela, and a beam distance of 89 meters) and a red laser (640 – 660 nm). The LED Light uses a reflector to balance beam and peripheral light (personal note – this is good, as subcompacts really dont have a need for beam-heavy lights).


The TLR-6 is rated to work in temperatures ranging from -20 F to 120 F or -29 Celsius to 48 Celsius for our readers outside the United States. The TLR-6 is powered from CR-1/3N lithium batteries that can be replaced while mounted to the firearm (thus never losing zero). The unit is IPX4 rated for water resistance and is rated as impact-resistant to one meter (typical drop height).

Individual light and laser modules are available for $175 each

Full pricing and details from Streamlight below:

The TLR-6 Universal Kit is available at an MSRP of $210.00. It includes one LED/laser module and six interchangeable body housings designed to fit the M&P Shield™ 40 and the M&P Shield™ 9; the Glock® 42 and the Glock® 43; the Glock® 26, the Glock® 27 and the Glock® 33; the Kimber® MICRO; the SIG SAUER® P238® and the SIG SAUER® P938®; and the KAHR® ARMS MODELS CT9, CW9, CM9, CT40, CW40, CM40, TP9, P9, PM9, TP40, P40, and PM40. –

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Zack

    Excellent. The first thing I thought when I saw the TLR-6 a while back was I want to put it on my G26. Time to raid the swear jar.

    • BattleshipGrey

      #$&%, you must swear a lot.

  • Sianmink

    I continue to be confused why these pistol laser designers seem determined to build them backwards, with the laser as far from the boreline as physically possible. Is it really that hard to make one with the laser on top?

    • Hensley Beuron Garlington

      I’ve always wondered the same exact thing!

    • Jon Baker

      Steiner finally did it the right way with their SBAL-PL, but it costs more than most of the pistols I would actually put it on.

    • AD

      I assume it’s an issue of the form factor, or something to do with the locations of the internal components being dictated by the battery compartments and controls? I agree that I would prefer the laser be closer to the bore-line, as long as it didn’t increase the bulk.

    • Nocternus

      Viridian C5L is pretty close to the boreline.

  • Harrison Jones

    I’d like to see the Walther PPS M2 offered but Walther probably won’t ship enough to create a following and take-up significant market share.

    • Rustle Wiltson

      Hold on now, the pps is the superior single stack 9mm. With the popularity of the ppq variants, I think we’ll be seeing more Walther pistols in holsters. Walthers mistake was using the paddles on the m1 pps and of course, the steep price tag didn’t help whatsoever. Hell, I would have bought an m1 4 yrs ago if it wasnt closer to 600$! Oh and the back strap system was a waste of engineering. Pps m2 however does pretty much everything right. My favorite attribute of the pps, aside from its slightly overall larger profile is the “gadget” that protrudes from the rear of the slide when pressing the trigger. Makes re-holstering much safer and should become mandatory on all striker fired pistols.

      Its difficult to take on the juggernaut, given her complete dominion over fanboys, but Glock isn’t quite omnipotent.

      And I’ll wait until the tlr-6 is closer to 100$. 175$ is a bit steep.

      • Harrison Jones

        I agree with you on everything except the gun being in more holsters. They’ve done everything right except having enough on the market. The original PPS had the same problem. Gun stores that pushed them made sold out a week after shipmen and then waited till the next batch was imported. Walther never sent enough.

        My local store in a small town that was a $450 gun and under town has started pushing FN FNSs, HK VP9s and other great different guns that aren’t glock or xd. They can’t get a PPS M2 to save their life. They could sell 7-10 every week if they could get them. While I’m sure this will get better I still think there will be periods where you can’t get the gun. For new buyers it’s often an impulse purchase and if a Glock 43, XDs or Shield is in the case that’s what they will go with vs waiting on a PPS M2.

        • Rustle Wiltson

          You have some good points, but this pistol just came out at the beginning of 2016. My shops have them and many more will in the near future.

          For me, it comes down to shield, g43 or Pps. The xd is heavier than it needs to be and the grip safety is a deal killer for many. Reliability has been questionable.

          Walther needs to promote it more aggressively. Guns and ammo did an endurance test for a bunch of single stackers and only the g43, pps and a Taurus (huh?) passed without a hiccup. Although this is an isolated test, you know how gun people are, they might be swayed from that article alone.

          G43 is too light which makes it snappy, yet too big for the pocket as well.

          The shield is too thin and the trigger blows.

          Pps m2 is big enough for all day shooting and small enough for all day carry comfort.

          We will see. I’m rooting for Walther and I will do my part to inform gun owners of its superiority over any other single stack 9mm.

      • Jon Baker

        I’ve seen a couple of internet retailers already offering these for $105-110, so I don’t think you’ll be waiting long.

        • Rustle Wiltson

          Yeah sometimes I forget about msrp vs street price.

          I’ve seen people modify their g26 to add a rail. This product would have absolutely killed 2 yrs ago! Still a great addition in today’s market.

  • kyle

    If it will fit a 26, will it fit an M&P9c?

    • Xeno Da Morph

      No that has a rail.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Sweet, time to update the P238.

    • Mickey R

      Yup! I plan on getting one for my 938 once they’re available.

  • Xeno Da Morph

    I wonder if the Glock 26 model will fit the Gen 2 17 and 19??

  • Robocop

    Here’s to hoping that they make a similar model but for the glock 19/23 a la Surefire (but at a streamlight price).

    • NoNamesOnTheNet

      The TLR-3/4 already exists…

  • Garmanarnar

    No Walther PPS? Boooooooo

  • iksnilol

    The feeling that pistol is fine = 175 dollars saved.

    • Lew Siffer

      Having used lights, lasers, and light/laser combos, I agree 100%. Depending on circumstances, maybe a light, but never again a laser. Waste of money and ultimately something else to fail or confuse during stress.

      • iksnilol

        I don’t mind lasers, they’re cool and good training aids.

        But having a light on my pistol is a bit silly,

  • Invictus

    Wish they’d drop the laser and cram a CR2/CR123 in there instead of the micro batteries.

  • Wingbert

    Sell this for $75 less without the laser and I’m in for one.