Safariland has three cool new products. First is the 7000 series Injection Molded ALS holster. This process provides a tighter tolerance for weapon fitment and eliminates the internal suede fabric that many do not like due to the potential for water retention. Additionally, the injection molded nylon is more tolerant to high (300 deg F) and low (-60 deg F) temperatures than Kydex. I am very impressed with how smooth the pistol is stored and presented and the ALS button seems to be more smooth as well in the sample I tried out today. They are already available for Glock 9mm/.40 frames.
Second is an entirely new prototype, Kydex IWB holster. It’s so new that it doesn’t even have a name or model number. Even though it’s thin, it still features active retention. The loop is adjustable for height and cant. Available this Fall.
Finally is the Low Roll Distraction Device Simulator. It is the same weight, size, and shape as the actual, live device but designed specifically for training. It’s going to give you a noise level similar to a .38 round but there is no flash, heat, or over pressure. It comes in a kit consisting of a standard CO2 tank, filler, 4-6 bodies and safety levers and pins as well as box of diaphragm reloads. Since its made from a steel body, you can toss it through windows but you are looking at around $7-10 per shot compared to over $60 for a real device plus the safety considerations.