Posts Tagged ‘Blackhawk’

Blackhawk Introduces The Omnivore Holster

Friday, September 30th, 2016

I got to check out the new ‘Omni’ during Modern Day Marine and I am impressed. It’s nothing like the Serpa, a holster which is synonymous with Blackhawk. Named because it will accept virtually any pistol you put in it, the Omnivore offers Level 2 retention ans fits more than 150 styles of semiauto pistols. Unofficially, it will fit almost three times that, but right now they are only claiming 150.

The secret sauce is their proprietary Rail Attachment Device. The Omnivore’s active retention mechanism locks onto RAD, not the frame of the handgun. It doesn’t wear the pistols frame or slide. A 3-position adjustable height thumb release disengages the locking mechanism when drawing the handgun. In the case of lightbearing models, the holster locks unto the weapon light.

This graphic depicts the three initial models. Light bearing versions include the Streamlight TLR-1/2 and the SureFire X-300U.

One final note; the Omni is designed to acceot all of Blackhawk’s holster mounting options.

BLACKHAWK! New Apparel Line Available In Stores

Friday, July 29th, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – July 28, 2016 –BLACKHAWK!’s new apparel line is now available in stores. The line features 14 new clothing styles and 10 new headwear options – everything needed to feel comfortable and confident while performing at the highest level.

“BLACKHAWK!’s line provides function, style and durability while staying true to the military roots it came from. We are really excited to provide a diverse line with such a high level of quality to our customer base,” said Jamie Lindberg, BLACKHAWK! Senior Manager of Apparel Merchandising.

With two distinct categories, the new apparel line has something for everyone. Durable ripstop fabric, waterproof technology and a new pocket system show that the garments are designed for operators who demand quality in both form and functionality. Everyday concealed carry will be more comfortable for the customer with non-printing casual shirts and polos made from fabrics with well-designed features.

Warrior East – Blackhawk Specops Gen III Shotgun Stock

Friday, July 15th, 2016

This is the third iteration of the popular Specops Stock for shotguns. It integrates the Knoxx Recoil Suppression Technology which is a spring in the stock to mitigate recoil.

It comes with with an AR-style stock (with the new honeycomb padding), forend with removable Picatinny rail and tools for mounting.

NRA – Blackhawk Launches Suppressor Line

Friday, May 20th, 2016

That’s right, Blackhawk launched a line of seven new weapon suppressors today, ranging in size from .22 all the way up to .338 Lapua.

Models include:

  • Pulse Rimfire
  • Smoke Stack .45 Pistol
  • Mini Boss 9mm and .300 Blackout
  • Barrage 5.56 Rifle
  • Gas Can 7.62 Rifle
  • Carnivore .300 Win Mag
  • Wraith .338 Lapua Mag 

BLACKHAWK! Releases New 3-in-1 Concealed Carry Holster

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – May 16, 2016 – BLACKHAWK!’s new Leather Tuckable Pancake Holster offers maximum versatility and the ability to adapt to most popular carry configurations.

The design allows civilians and law enforcement officers to choose from inside-the-waistband, tuckable or belt-mounted wear. The holster combines premium leather and injection-molded plastic to offer comfort, security and rugged durability.

The Tuckable Pancake Holster features a three-slot design for strong-side, behind-the-hip, appendix and cross-draw carry on belts up to 1.75” wide. It offers tension-adjustable retention and a trigger guard for safety and security. Adjustable cant and ride, along with a built-in shirt shield, add comfort and a moisture barrier between the user and firearm.

“We know that our customers rely on their equipment to keep them safe, and we are excited to offer such a multifaceted holster,” said Jarrett Beck, BLACKHAWK! Product Director. “This new holster offers personal adjustability, safety, convenience and value in an all-in-one package.”

BLACKHAWK!, a Vista Outdoor, Inc. brand, is constantly researching, refining and perfecting every detail to provide tactical gear that won’t let you down. For more information, visit

SHOT Show – Blackhawk

Friday, January 22nd, 2016


This is Blackhawk’s new TecGrip IWB Holster. The TecGrip is made of a proprietary gripping material which allows for clipless IWB carry, and it can be washed with soap and water (apparently, the material is also great at exfoliating skin). The TecGrip is also ambidextrous for left or right-hand carry. The TecGrip comes in multiple sizes, for carrying anything from small, double-action revolvers to 5″ barrel large auto handguns.


This is the TecGrip Pocket Holster. It’s pretty much the smaller cousin of the TecGrip IWB, intended for in-pocket carry, but with all the same features. As expected, the TecGrip Pocket comes in multiple sizes which also supports smaller handguns, from small .22/.25 autos to most subcompact 9/.40 auto handguns.

Blackhawk Closes Norfolk Headquarters

Monday, April 6th, 2015

It was the mid-2000s and business had never been better for tactical gear manufacturer Blackhawk. The real estate market was booming as well. After moving the company a couple of times around the Tidewater of Virginia during the 90s, Founder Mike Noell purchased a prime piece of real estate right next to the Norfolk International Airport in an industrial area. Fortuitously, the Norfolk Police Department’s training facility was just around the corner. With a fully stocked ground floor pro shop showcasing Blackhawk’s latest products and an inhouse design team, it became a tactical mecca for those visting Hampton Roads.

The plan was to raise two buildings on the property. The headquarters building would house the company with an entire extra floor for lease to outside businesses in order to help offset the bank note. The second building would be another source of additional income. It was never built. By the time the HQ was complete, the housing crisis began to take hold. Not long after, Noell sold Blackhawk to ATK.

Since then, ATK has tried to use the space as much as possible, moving various business units in and out. Last week, ATK’s Utah-based Vista Outdoor Inc closed the facility.

According to Vista Outdoor spokeswoman Amanda Covington “The decision to close this facility was made after careful consideration of the facts and benefits to the business, customers and stockholders.”

This closure affects 43 employees. About a quarter of them were laid off and the remainder reassigned to other facilities in Virginia Beach or Overland Park, Kansas to Vista’s outdoor-products segment.

SHOT Show – Blackhawk! GripBreak Leather Holster

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Blackhawk! introduced the GripBreak Leather Holster at SHOT Show 2015. The idea here is that it’s for the folks who won’t / can’t use the Serpa holster. Instead of your trigger finger to release the pistol, you use your thumb.