New Streamlight TLR-4 G: Compact Green Laser/White Light

    TLR-4 G

    Streamlight broadened its line of compact laser/light units with the introduction of the TLR-4 G at the 2014 SHOT Show.  Like the prior TLR-4 models, the new light and laser unit is designed for compact handguns.  Unlike the prior models, this one uses a green aiming laser.

    Streamlight previously released a green laser version of the TLR-2.  While I found that laser to be extremely effective, I did find it to be somewhat limited by its operating temperature range (32° to 104° F).  I tossed mine in a freezer and found that performance was definitely hampered when used at sub-freezing temps.

    The new TLR-4 G fixes that with a much wider range of operating temps:  -20° to 120° F.

    The white light puts out 115 lumens and 5,200 candela, which should provide enough light for most self defense situations.  On a single CR2 battery, the unit will run the light and laser for a full hour.  Using only the light or the laser will significantly increase run times.

    MSRP is $400, though I have found the street price on Streamlight gear to be substantially less than suggested retail.

    Richard Johnson

    An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is