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NEW! Basket Weave Kydex Products from Comp-Tac

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

For Immediate Release – HOUSTON – Comp-Tac® a leader in high quality holsters for competition, concealed carry, and duty use, recently released new basket weave Kydex® variants of many of its most popular products.

Comp-Tac® has enhanced their products by imprinting a basket weave finish on their high-quality, air-craft grade Kydex® . Because the pattern is imprinted into the Kydex® it will not rub off or wear over time. It gives a long lasting visual as well as tactile feel of basket weave on the customer’s favorite holster, mag pouch, handcuff or tourniquet TACO® product. In addition to the basket weave finish, the stenciling of the item’s make and model has been moved to the back to maintain the clean look the basket weave offers.

“A large number of law enforcement officers are required to carry basket weave finish on their gear as part of their department regulations,” explained Bill Babboni, High Speed Gear® Vice President of Sales and Operations. “For many, this has limited their product choices. Now that Comp-Tac® can create a basket weave pattern on Kydex® products, we hope to expand those officers’ choices and allow them to carry the gear they need and want while still meeting their departments’ requirements.”

Available in black Kydex® only, basket weave finish is available for the International™ Holster, Warrior Holster, Single Magazine Pouch PLM, Kydex® Tourniquet TACO® and Kydex® Handcuff TACO®.

International™ Holster Basket Weave – SKU: C846 – MSRP: $77.00
Warrior™ Holster Basket Weave – SKU: C847 – MSRP: $85.00
Single Mag Pouch PLM Basket Weave – SKU: C848 – MSRP: $36.00
Kydex® Tourniquet TACO® Basket Weave – SKU: 11TQK0BW – MSRP: $43.00
Kydex® Handcuff TACO® Basket Weave – SKU: 11DCK0BW – MSRP: $41.00


Rampart Range Day 19 – Blackhawk T-Series Light Bearing Holster

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Last month, Blackhawk launched their new T-series line of holsters with its thumb actuated release mechanism. As part of a phased roll out of additional models, they just introduced a level 2 and level 3 light bearing holster.

Seen here is a level 3 retention model. What makes the introduction of this model even more significant is that it accepts the Streamlight TLR–1 light. Previous light bearing holsters from Blackhawk have only accepted the Xiphos light.

Blackhawk products are available in Canada from Rampart International.

Darley Defense Days 19 – M9A1 Light Equipped Holster from Military Hardware

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Manufactured by CJP Custom Concealment for Military Hardware in response to requirements for a level 2 holster for M9A1 pistol’s equipped with SureFire X300 lights.

As you can see, it can be configured for use with the G-Code RTI system.

Military Hardware products are available for unit and agency orders through Darley Defense.

NRAAM 19 – Limited Edition Mallard Active Bra Holster by Dene Adams

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. If the lady in your life concealed carries, you might want to consider the Limited Edition Mallard Active Bra Holster by Dene Adams.

This active bra features a forty-five-degree angled holster. However, it’s right hand draw only. Designed with Sub-compact and Micro single stack in mind (that’s pistol size guys).

Dene Adams offers a full line of clothing items with integrated holsters, for both women and men.


High Speed Gear Launches Sure-Grip IWB Holster and Quick Pocket Holster at NRA 2019

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

For Immediate Release – SWANSBORO, N.C. – Manufacturer of Battle Proven Tactical GearTM, High Speed Gear®, has launched the Sure-Grip® IWB Holster and the Quick Pocket Holster. The Sure-Grip® Holster is designed to provide the utmost in comfort for inside-the-waistband carry, combining the manufacturing techniques and materials HSGI® is famous for. The Quick Pocket holster offers superior grip to keep the holster pocketed even when firearm is drawn.

The Sure-Grip® IWB Holster is constructed of 1000D Cordura® nylon laminate and a neoprene backing. The neoprene backing creates a “gel-like comfort” while simultaneously providing a level of grip that will hold in even the most physical situations. The Sure-Grip® IWB Holster also comes with a removable belt clip that can be used to help secure the holster to your waistband and provide extra grip throughout daily situations.

Sure-Grip® IWB Holster

– Constructed with 1000D Cordura® nylon laminate – Neoprene backing provides grip and padding

– Injection-molded belt clip fits belts up to 1.75”

– Features double-needle edge binding on all edges – Available in three sizes

– Available in seven colors

The Quick Pocket Holster is designed to concealed carry a subcompact handgun in your pocket. The rubberized exterior grips the inside of the pocket, keeping the holster in place when drawing.

Quick Pocket Holster

– Fits most small (J frame) revolvers and subcompact semiautomatic pistols

– Rubberized fabric grips pocket interior

– Flared wing is designed to catch inside pocket to further hold holster in place when drawing – Features double-needle edge binding on all edges

– Available in black and coyote brown

“While many of High Speed Gear’s® products are used by professionals in the course of their occupations, we know that times the job doesn’t end just because you clock out. Products like the Sure- Grip® IWB Holster and Quick Pocket allow our customers to keep carrying their equipment even when they might be doing everyday activities,” explained Bill Babboni, vice president of High Speed Gear®.

Visit High Speed Gear® at the upcoming NRA show April 26-28 in Indianapolis to see the new holsters on display in Booth #805!

Blackhawk Launches T-series Holsters

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Blackhawk has just launched the first holster in their new T-series. Their holster team in Bozeman, Montana, started with a clean slate. This new line offers a new release mechanism and features dual shot molding techniques.


Right off the bat I’m going to tell you, this isn’t Serpa. I’d say it’s the opposite of Serpa. While Serpa uses the trigger finger to actuate the release from the holster, the T-series relies upon a downward press of the thumb, which then curls around the grip in presentation, their master grip principle. The holster features a channel which guides the thumb right down to the button.

In addition to the new release mechanism, Blackhawk has also introduced an industry first for holsters. The T-Series features dual-shot molding technology utilizing a supple liner for smooth, quiet draws and a glass-fiber reinforced exoskeleton for strength. Additionally, the liner keeps down wear on the firearm.

The launch consists of two models, The L2D and L3D, denote level 2 and 3 retention, focused on law enforcement, duty use. The level 3 model adds a retention strap over the back of the slide.

I recently had the opportunity to try out the T-series holster on the range. I fired 300 rounds through a Glock during the range session. While that doesn’t sound like a lot, the range master specified drills which required multiple draws and reholstering which offered some good experience.

Initially, I found myself reaching with my thumb for a lever at the top of the holster to release the pistol. I slowed down and my thumb followed the channel down depress to the button and the draw was very natural. Later, during timed shoots, I caught myself a few more times, feeling for that lever at the top, but my thumb easily found its way down to the button.

It’s different than other holsters out there, so when you get one, make sure you spend some time on the range as well as reinforcement with dry holster and presentation drills to reprogram your muscle memory.

Although the configuration I used during the range session was intended for duty wear with body armor, I like the holster. The thumb activated retention release is intuitive. Unfortunately, the indoor range setting wasn’t the best place to evaluate if it was indeed a quieter holster, so I’ll leave it up to their customers to make that determination.

I asked Blackhawk representatives if this meant they were discontinuing the Serpa series. Although the T-series is a new direction for Blackhawk, the Serpa remains immensely popular, particularly overseas. It is not going anywhere.

Naturally, the first T-series Holster is for the Glock 17, the most popular handgun in America. However, Blackhawk has a very brisk schedule through the end of the year, regularly introducing new models and accessories. This includes alternative mounting options along with compact, light bearing, and RMR compatible models.

Due to the initial focus of the T-series as an LE Duty Holster, it’s currently only available in Black.

Get yours at blackhawk.com/products/holsters-accessories.

Comp-Tac Releases Holster Fits for New CZ P-10 Variants

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

3/13/19 – Houston, TX – Comp-Tac® a leader in high quality holsters for competition, concealed carry, and duty use, has expanded many of their holsters to fit the new CZ P-10 Subcompact and CZ P-10 Full Size weapons including: The MTAC™, The eV2™ and The International™.

The MTAC™ Holster is hybrid holster with two layer leather backing and Kydex shell making this a comfortable concealed carry choice. The MTAC™ is tuckable allowing the user to tuck their shirt in over the gun. With interchangeable shells, customers who already own and MTAC™ holster can upgrade just the shell for their new either the CZ P-10 S or the CZ P-10 F.


The eV2™ is an appendix inside the waistband (AIWB) holster that is designed for casual EDC as well as deep concealment applications. The CZ P-10 Subcompact fit works well with the eV2™’s Kick which will hide the grip by pushing it into the body.

The International™ holster is an outside the waistband holster with a modular mounting system. With a belt mount, paddle mount and drop offset piece the International is perfect for range use and competitive shooting. The International has been the top used holster at the IDPA Nationals 7 years running and will allow owners of the CZ P-10 Full size the perfect option for using their gun on the range.


“CZ has come out with some very popular handguns in the past year. These new P-10 options give users more variations for applications like concealed carry and competition. Providing holsters for the CZ P-10 S and F help the whole process come together,” said Gordon Carrell, General Manager of Comp-Tac®


For a full list of the holster fits for the CZ P-10 Subcompact, Compact and Full Size please visit comp-tac.com.

IWA 19 – Blackhawk Rotating Belt Loop

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Developed for the Hessian Police in Germany by Blackhawk, this Rotating Belt Loop allows the wearer to drop the holster out of the way of body armor, yet not have to remove the holster and reposition it, when seated in a vehicle.

This is thanks to two rotating joints which move with the pull of a single lever. Below, you can see it mounted to a belt.

The next two images show it in use.

As you can see, the pistol remains accessible, forward of seatbelts.

The Rotating Belt Loop will work with a variety of holster.