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LAPD Bans Use Of Blackhawk Serpa Holster

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Earlier this week, we began to hear rumors that the Los Angeles Police Department had banned use of the Serpa Holster. We now have confirmation.

On June 8, 2017, LAPD issued a directive to its personnel disapproving use of the Blackhawk Serpa holster as well as all auto-locking trigger finger manipulated holsters. The memo goes on to add, “These holsters violate sound weapon manipulation practices and may increase the likelihood of a negligent discharge.”

The Official version of the memo seen above has been disseminated throughout the Department and was signed by the Officer In Charge of the Police Sciences and Training Bureau and countersigned by a representative from the Office of the Chief of Police.

The LAPD is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the United States and a leader in the development of policies and procedures. They now join numerous federal agencies who have also banned use of the Serpa holster.

Blue Force Gear – ULTRAcomp Holster Now Available For M&P BODYGUARD 380

Friday, June 16th, 2017


Blue Force Gear has updated their ULTRAcomp Pocket Holster line with the addition of a S&W M&P BODYGUARD 380 model. The ULTRAcomp Pocket Holster is designed with Blue FOrce Gear’s proprietary ULTRAcomp laminate material, making it lightweight and thin. The M&P BODYGUARD 380 model fits all standard BODYGUARD 380 pistols, as well as models equipped with Crimson Trace lasers (except the Crimson Trace Green Laserguard).


High Speed Gear Is Dedicated To Building The Best American-Made Tactical Gear

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

High Speed Gear® is dedicated to building the best 100% Made in the USA, Battle-Proven Tactical Gear™. Our products are designed for the highest level of comfort, functionality, and versatility. Satisfaction is guaranteed for all of our customers, whether military, law enforcement or responsibly armed citizens. Our products are user driven and are designed based on the operational experiences of a wide variety of end users. You can see our 2017 catalog here.

Though we have made some product videos in the past, we wanted to stretch it out a bit and put a video together that highlighted how our products are used during your day job, your second job and when you are out doing your own thing. Yes, it was my idea to shoot our marketing guy (but don’t we all want to do that from time to time?). Additional videos will be released on SSD this Wednesday and Thursday.

Last Hurrah from High Speed Gear on Vimeo.

Our video does highlight a great deal of our traditional gear; plus, our latest line of Kydex holsters. You can check with your local dealer or online at www.highspeedgear.com to see the current weapons that we cover. HSGI’s® goal is to continue to expand the Kydex line to include IWB as well as light- and laser-bearing holsters. Not sure if many of you realize that our line now extends to over 1,200 SKUs.

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The HSGI® OWB Kydex Holster securely holds your weapon of choice. Precision-molded Kydex ensures a tight grip and smooth operation, while the adjustable, curved belt loops enhance concealment and comfort. This holster includes removable adapter pieces that enable it to securely fit both 1.5” and 1.75” belts. Additionally, the minimalist cut and precision mold of each holster prevents discomfort or “biting” when sitting or kneeling. These holsters also feature smooth outer surfaces for safe and sleek use. These holsters are currently available for GLOCK and S&W M&P models, as well as Sig Sauer P320 models (released today).

While we’re on holsters, High Speed Gear® just launched our Ambidextrous Nylon Holster (pictured below). Our PALS-mountable, 1000D Cordura® nylon holster was designed to work with most medium frame semi-automatic handguns. Designed for all shooters, it features a removeable bungee retention tab and adjustable thumb break, which can be configured for ambidextrous use. This holster may not be compatible with after-market attachments. It includes one long and one short HSGI® Clip for attachment to PALS. MOLLE webbing on the front and back allows the holster to be attached on either side, perfect for both left- and right-handed shooters.


This is day one of our three (3) day posting on Solider Systems Daily – look for us on Wednesday and Thursday as we share more videos and product.

Stay safe,

JM4 Tactical Releases New High-Ride Holster Line

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

After a “high” demand for a holster to sit higher on the waistline, JM4 Tactical does not disappoint by introducing two new options, the High-Ride QCC and the High-Ride


Abilene, TX – June 2017 JM4 Tactical, the leading innovators of magnetic tension holsters, recently deputed the launch of two new outstanding products: The High-Ride QCC and The High-Ride Tuckable. Customers inquired about a higher shooter’s grip for holsters and JM4 Tactical answered. Both the High-Ride QCC and the High-Ride Tuckable holsters were specifically designed to set up higher on the hip for easier access while remaining concealed. The High-Ride holster options are great new additions to the JM4 Tactical product line by allowing their customers the ability to choose a holster that better fits their individual lifestyle.


Consistent with the rest of JM4’s products, the High-Ride QCC and the High-Ride Tuckable are manufactured in the United States with top of the line Hermann Grade “A” steer hide leather. The premium leather allows the holsters to be durable and flexible for a long-lasting comfortable fit. The new additions will be available in tan, brown and black.


For more information about JM4 Tactical and their products visit jm4tactical.com.

SureFire Introduces New MasterFire Holster System

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, is proud to announce the launch of the all new MASTERFIRE™ Rapid Deploy Holster system. The MASTERFIRE™ is a one-of-a-kind retention holster that uses an open top design to securely retain almost any handgun or handgun configuration, including those with suppressors and red dot sights. A proprietary lug-and-cam system locks the weaponlight and handgun in place with Level III retention.

Unlike most holsters, the MASTERFIRE™ is indexed to the WeaponLight, so it can be used with virtually any handgun with a mounted H-Series SureFire WeaponLight. Its unique light-activation switch can be set to automatically activate the H-Series WeaponLight or laser when the gun is drawn, saving valuable time in high-stress situations and making one-handed manipulations easier. For more information, visit www.surefire.com/masterfire-holster

Operational Detachment Source Donating ALL Profits From Limited Run Raven Holsters To SOC-F During Memorial Day

Monday, May 22nd, 2017


High Speed Gear – OWB Holsters

Thursday, May 11th, 2017


SWANSBORO, North Carolina – Since SHOT Show, we’ve teased an assortment of new products, one of the most requested of which was our own line of Kydex holsters. We’re proud to announce that the first seven molds are now available online and with our many trusted dealers around the world.

These initial OWB holsters will fit a wide variety of GLOCKs® and Smith & Wesson® M&Ps®, with more makes and models to follow. (Please see our website for specific compatible models)


Just like every other piece of High Speed Gear®, our holsters are designed to be as versatile as possible. The minimalist cut and precision mold of each holster prevents discomfort or “biting” when sitting or kneeling, and the curved design of the holsters and belt loops provides a superior ergonomic fit, great for casual use or concealed carry. Additionally, the included belt adaptors allow our belt loops to easily convert from fitting 1.5” belts to fitting 1.75” belts.

These holsters are available now!


Made 100% in the USA, Battle-Proven Tactical Gear™. For more information, visit www.highspeedgear.com.

HSGI OWB Holsters from High Speed Gear on Vimeo.

For sales, please call 910-325-1000 or email sales@highspeedgear.com.

GunfightersINC releases new Solace Hybrid IWB Holster

Friday, May 5th, 2017

For Immediate Release:

GunfightersINC releases new Solace Hybrid IWB Holster


After years of requests from customers to build a Hybrid IWB Holster, we decided to put a new spin on it. Traditionally Hybrid IWB holsters suffer from excessive bulk and subpar retention. The Solace has tried to address both those issues through some unique design features.

Safe, Consistent Retention
The Solace IWB is designed to fully enclose the trigger guard of your firearm in Kydex, front and back. This is achieved through an inner retention tab that allows the firearm’s trigger guard to float in Kydex. This means the gun is securely retained and will not easily fall out of the holster.

The retention doesn’t change regardless of tension on the leather. This allows the holster to have the crisp snap characteristics that all other GunfightersINC products have. This eliminates the mushy and sticky feelings that many other Hybrid Holsters display.

It also means that there is zero gap around the trigger guard, preventing any foreign objects from contacting the trigger inadvertently.


Daily Comfort
The Solace is backed with a hand beveled 7oz American barrel dyed full grain cowhide. The leather is hand beveled and burnished for a smooth, comfortable backer finish. This leather will withstand years of sweat and wear. Leather backer is slightly oversized to the Kydex shell to eliminate the possibility of Kydex edges contacting the skin and causing discomfort.

Using CAD design we have biased the firearm to the front of the Kydex shell. This eliminates pressure points against the hip and makes for a smooth, bulge free profile against the skin. This also helps with maintain a consistent draw pressure, regardless of belt tension.

Compact Form Factor
The Solace was designed to be as low-profile and unobtrusive as possible. Unlike most hybrid holsters, the Solace has a footprint not much larger than the firearm, more in line with a “taco IWB” style Holster, like our Wraith IWB. We have shrunk the holster down to the smallest size possible, leveraging our ability to build our own CNC molds, allowing us to hold the tightest tolerances to the gun as possible.


Excellent Concealment
Either in the Appendix or 5 O’clock, the Solace is contoured to hold the firearm as close to the body as possible and minimize printing at all angles. Careful attention is placed on angling the grip of the gun so that it is pulled tightly into the body to reduce printing.

Available for Pre-Order now:
The Solace Hybrid IWB is available for many popular pistols at an introductory price of $52.00. gunfightersinc.com/shop/solace-iwb-holster-preorder