April 23, 2021

Spotter Up

In Depth Tactical Solutions

In this business, usually you see a new product being advertised so you put in your request and hope to be one of the lucky ones to receive one to Test and Evaluate.  If you have read my other reviews, you know that I am very fond of Streamlight products (Read my reviews on the TLR-7A and TLR-9) and now the Wedge is no different.  When I first saw the data sheet regarding the Wedge that was released around the time the 2021 SHOT Show should have been happening, I immediately knew I needed to check this out.  I was originally informed that there were no more lights available for T&E so you could imagine my surprise when an unexpected box from Streamlight showed up at my front door with a new Wedge inside.

Upon my first examination of the Wedge, it was obvious that this is nothing like I’ve ever seen before.  There are plenty of small “Pocket Sized” lights out there but the Wedge is totally different.  First off, it’s not a round casing.  The Wedge has flat sides with a metal belt clip which enables you to carry it in your pocket with the attached clip like a knife.  As a matter of fact, my 20 year old son was looking at it sitting on the counter and even commented to me that he thought I got a new knife.

Streamlight Wedge size comparison to tactical folding knives

I’ve been carrying the Wedge everyday, both on and off duty in uniform and plain clothes training attire since it arrived and I couldn’t be happier with it.  Having a small EDC light that switches from 300 to 1000 lumens that you can honestly forget you’re carrying is perfect for those moments alot of us used to switch our phones on for.

I spend most of my time now in 5:11’s and a Polo Shirt, so not having to rely on either a belt carried flashlight or my phone for those moments where I need to illuminate something is beneficial.

My main off duty weapon right now is either a Glock 43 or 48, neither one has a weapon mounted light.  I tested the Wedge in an indoor range with the lights completely turned out and was able to effectively identify a potential target out past 25 yards.  Carrying the Wedge everyday would therefore enable me to utilize a variety of handheld flashlight techniques with my weapon drawn if the need should arise.

I have found the Streamlight Wedge priced at anywhere between $84.00 and $95.00 online, depending on where you like to shop.

In conclusion, the Wedge exceeded all my expectations for a small pocket light and is now part of my EDC gear.  I highly recommend it to anyone in the market for a new smaller flashlight.

From the Streamlight website:

  • Features two lighting modes: Constant on and THRO (Temporarily Heightened Regulated Output) mode for maximum brightness
    • 300 lumens; 69m beam; runs 3 hours
    • THRO: 1,000 lumens; 110m beam; 35 second burst
  • Thin, ergonomic design fits comfortably in your hand and provides clean pocket carry
    • Grooved for a sure grip
  • Rotatable switch with battery level indicator
  • Deep carry pocket clip attaches on either side of light
  • USB-C rechargeable
    • Lithium polymer battery charges in 3 hours
  • Durable, anodized aluminum construction; tempered glass lens
  • IPX7 waterproof to 1m; 1m impact resistance tested
  • 5.46” (138.7 mm); 3.3 oz. (93.5g)
  • Limited lifetime warranty

 

Material Disclosure

I received this product as a courtesy from the manufacturer via Spotter Up so I could test it and give my honest feedback. I am not bound by any written, verbal, or implied contract to give this product a good review. All opinions are my own and are based off my personal experience with the product.

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