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Blackhawk Issues Recall For T-Series LC2 Holster When Used With Modular Handgun System

In typical media fashion, word went out from the Consumer Products Safety Commission that Blackhawk had issued a recall for the new T-series holster. Crazy stuff was said, making consumers concerned it would make the a pistol on its own. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The issue is simple, but the explanation somewhat complicated.

If you’re using a Modular Handgun System pistol (M-17/18 variant of the SIG SAUER P320), don’t carry it in a T-Series L2C holster.

This affects a very small number of people.

First off, there aren’t that many M17/18 in private hands. These aren’t carry guns; it’s mostly collectors. Because of this, collectors want the holster that is issued with the MHS, which is from Safariland.

Second, unlike the commercial P320, MHS has an external safety. The first run of the LC2 holster has a model for the P320. Holster literature templated that to extend to the M17/M18. Due to a tight cavity, intended for the commercial P320, the first run holsters would move the external safety on MHS models from the safe position. The pistol wouldn’t fire on its own, but the safety may not be in the safe position when the pistol is drawn.

Blackhawk has already made changes to the LC2 holster to accommodate the external safety.

This was never an issue with either the L3D and L2D versions of the T-series holsters.

Below is Blackhawk’s official statement on the subject.

Official Message Regarding T-Series L2C for Sig P320-M17/M18 Variant

In an effort to clarify misinformation reported by some media outlets, we would like to take this opportunity to further explain the recent recall of the T-Series L2C that specifically affected the Sig Sauer P320-M17/M18 variants.

To showcase the limited scope of this recall, we’ll outline the levels of specificity you have to go through before someone would be affected in this situation. First, we have the overall family of T-Series holsters, which includes the L3D, L2D, and L2C variants. Next, we’ll drill down a layer further to only the L2C variant of the T-Series. Another narrowing of the focus takes you to the specific L2C Sig P320/P250 fit. One more step, and we arrive at the M17/M18 variant of the Sig P320. If you are one of the few people who owns a Sig P320-M17/M18 and you specifically purchased the L2C version of the T-Series, only then does this recall apply to you.

Thanks to the new nature of this holster as well as the relatively new nature of that handgun being made available to the public, the great likelihood is that there are very few people out there who would meet both criteria of owning a T-Series L2C as well as the M17/M18 variants of the Sig P320.

This recall only affects the T-Series L2C model for the Sig P320/P250-M17/M18, and affects no other models of the T-Series family of holsters. If you are using an M17/M18 variant, the concern is that the added safety mechanism of the firearm could potentially be disengaged during the holstering of the firearm. The holster will in no way actually cause the firearm to discharge.

This issue has since been rectified, so all new T-Series L2C Sig P320/P250 fits will now also work with the M17/M18 variants. Curious to know if you have the “new” or “old” version? Look at the part number on the back of your holster – if it’s stamped with an “A”, then that is the old version. If it is stamped with a “B”, that is the updated version. To return your holster for a refund or if you have any questions, please contact us here: blackhawk.com/contact-us

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9 Responses to “Blackhawk Issues Recall For T-Series LC2 Holster When Used With Modular Handgun System”

  1. Amer-Rican says:

    Blackhawk’s first three paragraphs of their official statement are totally unnecessary and are only meant to deflect and do damage control. The pertinent information starts in paragraph four- “This Recall only affects the T-series L2C model…”.

  2. Tcba_joe says:

    Not a lot of M17s? There are a lot of them out there.

    Easy enough to say “these were not designed with the manual safety models in mind, and the holster will disengage the safety of used with one”. Awful lot of words to say that.

    • SSD says:

      Not in private hands and that is who this is directed at. MHS is issued with a Safariland holster. Limited numbers of the Blackhawk T-series have been purchased, but they are level 3 holsters and not the level 2 which has been recalled.

      • Alex says:

        There are. Sig makes a P320-M17 model that’s pretty readily available, the controls are black instead of tan.

        • SSD says:

          Yeah, but they aren’t selling many. Like the article says, it’s more or a collector’s item rather than a carry gun. And if your collecting, then you want the issue holster.

          • Amer-Rican says:

            The p320-m17 pistol runs about $649 and they’ve sold well. It’s the m17 Commemorative pistol that’s limited edition and about $1,000 or more.

            Of the many p320-m17 posts I’ve seen all over the ‘net, I’ve never heard of that BH holster for it, and BH’s press release gives the impression very few of those holsters were actually bought, so their holster would be the rare item in this equation.

            As soon as I saw this SSD post, I googled it to see what the internet buzz was, and to my surprise the only things listed were the actual CPSC notice, a few local-ish news sites that just reposted it, and the one for SSD. Nothing at any of the other gun community sites. At that point it appears the “misinformation” claimed by BH- didn’t actually exist, hence my first post about BH’s tone in their press release.

          • jack says:

            It’s in the top 5 guns SIG sells.

            You’re confusing the commemorative gun (M17-COMMEMORATIVE which was limited to 5,000 units & sold out in hours) with the P320-9-M17-MS which is the most popular 320 model sold. There are tens of thousands out there.

  3. Brian Harris says:

    Copy, another poor design and poor holster from Blackhawk.

  4. Justin says:

    If a company like raven concealment or safariland issued this same press release, people would be gushing about them getting out in front of the issue and what a great company they are. Blackhawk has a compatibility issue with a distinct configuration of one gun on what is arguably a decent holster system, and they are the worst company in the world. Blackhawk had to write the press release the way they did because of the double standard that gets applied to them when something goes wrong. For the record I own zero blackhawk holsters, and probably 30 safariland holsters, so I have no dog in the fight. It’s both funny and frustrating to see people lose their minds over their own confirmation bias.