Florence, Italy that is. That holster makes for one heck of a drawstroke.
ONTARIO, California – Safariland® announced today the expansion of the 7TS™ Holster Series with new fits for the Glock 17/22 and 19/23 with the most popular lights, and new fits for the Sig Sauer P220R/P226R, P227 full-size/compact and the P229R. Quickly gaining popularity since they hit the market in 2013, 7TS holsters boast a proprietary nylon blend called SafariSeven™, which is impervious to extreme heat and cold, is non-abrasive to the firearm’s finish and features a special construction that strengthens the holster body. These new fits are offered in a variety of duty, tactical and concealment models.
“With the sales growth in this series since they made their debut last year, there has been an evident demand for 7TS models for firearms with lights,” said James Dawson, Category Director, Safariland Duty Gear. “We will be looking to satisfy the market with more fits for firearms with lights in the future.”
Six Safariland models available for Glock 17/22 and 19/23 accommodate the ITI M3, Streamlight TLR-1, and Surefire X200, X300, or X300U lights. These are the first fits to be introduced for firearms with lights in the 7TS series. Additionally, Safariland is releasing nineteen 7TS Series holster fits for the rail and non-railed Sig Sauer P220R/P226R, P227 full-size/compact and P229R firearms. These are offered in a variety of models with the ALS open-top, ALS/SLS, or SLS-only retention features. Safariland will continue to release fits for the H&K P2000 and P30, and will be available in the coming weeks.
Safariland patent-pending 7TS holsters are injection-molded, highly durable and are operational in extreme weather conditions from -50 degrees to +300 degrees, Fahrenheit. Constructed from a SafariSeven™ nylon blend, the 7TS is completely non-abrasive to the weapon’s finish. SafariSeven is also extremely lightweight and impact-resistant.
The 7TS holster models are priced from $49.50 – $199.00 and are available in Black and FDE Brown. For more information about Safariland holsters and other premium duty gear products, please visit www.safariland.com/dutygear.
About two years ago at SHOT Show 2013 I received an unexpected gift from my friend, Dave Reeder. At the time, it was a bit of a unicorn, a Legion Firearms LF-P40. It’s a unique .40 cal 1911 variant built specifically for Legion Firearm by STI. It’s a beefy gun with a double stack magazine, and lots of angles. I’ve never had a holster for it, until now.
Today, I was invited to visit High Threat Concealment to check out their recently expanded shop, and they asked me to bring the pistol along. While I was there, they made a custom Kydex holster for the LF-P40. As you can see from the images, the holster is a perfect fit, right down to Legion’s signature honeycomb pattern on the slide.
Andrew Bawidamann developed the Uber CC QD Horizontal Magazine Carrier as a unique and comfortable way to carry 1 or 2 spare pistol magazines. Made from Boltoron, the Uber carrier fits both 1.5 in and 1.75 in. belts. It utilizes a custom 1 in. wide Biothane loop for extra stability, which features a ‘PULL THE DOT’ snap. It can be reconfigured by taking it apart and reassembling, depending on user preference, with positive click retention. Mounts centerline for fast access.
Models are available for S&W Shield 9mm, SIG Sauer P238 .380, and SIG Sauer P938 9mm magazines. Handmade in the USA.
Until April 15th, use discount code PBRSTREETGANG for 15% off.
Previously, Bawidamann introduced the Horizontal Appendix Carry Mag Carrier, AKA the Chris Marshall. Now, he has unveiled the Denlinger Magazine Carrier.
Manufactured from .09 Black Boltoron, these are hand formed pouches. They are designed to fit both 1.5″/1.75″ belts thanks to the attachment system which may look familiar to those of you who use the PALS Universal Platform. This attachment consists of Dupont ST801 Nylon with a PULL THE DOT Snap to allow for simple adjustments. You don’t have to take your belt off to mount the pouch. Although, Bawidamann did mention that the PULL THE DOT Snaps are tough to break in.
In addition to the innovative attachment system, the Denlinger can be connected one to another.
Currently available for the single stack 1911, GLOCK 9/40 and M&P 9/40.
For a limited time, Bawidamann has been generous enough to offer a discount code “PBRSTREETGANG” which gives 15% off. This offer only applies to magazine carriers and MOLLE platforms only. Offer good thru April 15th.
In addition to a new website with improved navigation, Bad Company Tactical has introduced two new 18 series holsters; the Chapman and Curreri. We have some info on the Curreri.
The Curreri holster is named in remembrance of SSG J. Curreri of 1st Special Forces Group. It is a standard concealment holster that can be placed inside or outside the waistband and is based on the “less is more” approach with its’ simple design and level 1 retention.
During a recent trip to San Antonio we met with Toby Melville and he showed us a few other items.
Made from Kydex, the Universal Fitted Trigger Guard accepts a pistols fitted with the R2S Pistol Adapter. It is make and model specific for pistol and light as well as specific for either right or left handed users.
These Picatinny compatible R2S Rifle Rail Adapters come in two sizes, Regular and Long. Designed to support up to 200 lbs, these can be reversed Left or Right and the dovetail design slips right into the baseplate which can be attached to a load carriage platform or vehicle for transport, or a wall for storage.
Offered in both Vertical and Horizontal (seen above) models, BCT’s R2S Utility Adapters bring the dovetail attachment to other equipment than just small arms. You can use heavy duty zip ties to attach the Utility Adapter to your gear and mount the baseplate virtually anywhere. In the case below, it’s bolt cutters and Halligan Tool attached to a Jedburgh assault pack but, the applications are limited solely by your imagination.
A very specialized piece of equipment requires a very specialized holster. The Coded Small Lightweight Laser Marker or LA-10u/PEQ Handheld Laser Marker (HLM) from L3 Warrior Systems is used to designate targets. While it does resemble a pistol in its ability to point at a target, it is larger than many pistols. Bulldog Equipment has created a purpose built holster for the laser marker.
Manufactured from 500D Cordura, the holster is PALS compatible and padded to protect the laser marker. Offered in UCP, Black, Coyote, MultiCam, Mirage, OD and Ranger Green. Due to their specialized nature, these are manufactured when ordered and take several weeks of delivery so keep that in mind.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Right after Christmas we shared the Army’s announcement that they had awarded contracts to Military Hardware LLC and ADS Inc for the new Improved Modular Tactical Holster (IMTH) for the M9 pistol. The Military Hardware entry is a G-Code holster system consisting of the XST holster along with Duty Drop Leg, H-MAR adapter for vests and MOLLE belt mount. Although this article isn’t about them, and for those too lazy to read the original article, ADS is providing the Blackhawk! Serpa holster.
WILMINGTON, N.C., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Military Hardware llc announced today they received the U.S. Army’s primary IDIQ award to supply the new Improved Modular Tactical Holster (IMTH), a $49 million contract spanning 5-years. This watershed contract pitted two emerging small businesses against a multi-billion-dollar global aerospace and defense giant. The little guys won.
To win the award Military Hardware partnered with Edgeworks Manufacturing to provide the G-Code XST (Extreme Service Tactical) holster with four separate mounting platforms, exceeding the Army’s bid requirement. Both Military Hardware and Edgeworks are privately held small businesses located in Southeastern North Carolina.
Industry insiders credit Scott Evans, Founder and CEO of Edgeworks, as the original innovator of modular holster design. Military Hardware’s Founder and CEO, F. Scott Harry, said, “A decade ago when I saw the G-Code holster, I knew it was revolutionary. I wanted to be a part of the team that brought it to market.” They humbly credit the many Law Enforcement and Military personnel who have personally bought, used, inspired, and improved the products they offer.
Military Hardware specializes in marketing innovative small manufacturer’s products to the Department of Defense. They constantly collaborate with manufacturing partners and customers on product development. Retired Master Sergeant (USMC) Richard Cover, VP of Sales & Product Development for Military Hardware, is on a military base somewhere almost every day of the week and regularly brings ideas in from the field. Cover said, “We are all hands-on people. We work as a team and every person, from the factory floor to the front office, cares about what we do and who we do it for: the men and women of the U.S. Military.” It’s clearly this great dedication to the people wearing the gear that makes their products excel.
Mr. Harry also credits the North Carolina Military Business Center, a business development entity in the North Carolina Community College System. “I’ve worked with the NCMBC since it’s inception. Scott Dorney (Executive Director, NCMBC) has surrounded himself with knowledgeable people. Teresa Bouchonnet, in particular, has been indispensable to me.”
The IMTH can be purchased online at www.MilitaryHardware.US, by NSN through the Army’s procurement networks, and it will soon be available on GSAAdvantage.Gov. Contact Military Hardware for details.
Andrew Bawidamann is an artist, so when he does something different it gets my attention. For example, the PALS Universal Platforms that allow you to mount virtually anything via PALS. It’s a cool design and quite useful. Recently, he introduced the Horizontal Appendix Carry Mag Carrier, AKA the Chris Marshall, named after his buddy who came up with the design initially. Bawidamann liked it so much that he asked to make a run of them. As much as he likes the bullets up, horizontal, belt mounted design, he thought others might as well. For the past few weeks he’s been at work, hand building them. And he’s learned. by his own admission, the design isn’t optimized for mass production. Consequently, don’t get worked up over the price. These are more a labor love than a money making enterprise. Like Bawidamann says, “The price reflects the suffering.” Manufactured from Boltoron in Black. I’m not sure how long he’ll make them so if you are interested, you might want to get in on these sooner rather than later.
Currently, the Horizontal Appendix Carry Mag Carrier is available for several models of GLOCK, M&P, 1911 and SIG. Check the site for availability.