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Raven Concealment Systems Introduces “Roland Special” Phantom Holster Variant

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

This version of RCS’s Phantom LC holster was created with direct feedback from Presscheck Consulting, to ensure that the weapon and holster are perfectly suited for their intended application.

In addition to its unique, aggressive looks, the Roland Special Phantom LC comes with a brand-new belt-attachment accessory: The Drop/Offset kit. This kit consists of a drop-bracket and a spacer, which allows the shooter to add drop, offset, or both to the ride of the holster. This makes the holster configurable for more direct-action roles.

The kit also comes with a set of 1.5” Pancake Wings, which, when attached directly to the holster body, pull the weapon in tight for optimal concealed-carry roles.  Additionally, this kit includes a set of Quick-Mount Straps (QMS) which allow rapid donning and doffing of the holster.

This holster fits the following variants of Glock 19 pistols with Surefire X-300 U/A/B:
ATEI Roland Special
Glock 19 MOS
Glock Gen 3 G19
Glock Gen 4 G19
Agency Arms G19
Zev Tech G19
Fowler Industries G19
WOTG Tomahawk G19
Boresight Solutions G19

Barrels that fit the above configurations:
Stock G19
Threaded G19
KKM Comp Barrel
Texas Black Rifle Company Comp


For those of you unfamiliar with Presscheck Consulting’s “Roland Special”, my buddy Chris Mudgett wrote about it over at Guns and Ammo.

Raven Concealment Systems – Copia Magazine Carrier

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

The Copia is an injection-molded pistol magazine carrier, developed to fulfill a government contract requirement for an ambidextrous magazine carrier that would accept magazines from multiple handgun models. They are now available for retail consumers.

Inspired by our original Kydex modular magazine carrier design, the new Copia carriers feature:

– Funneled mouth for easy magazine insertion

– Unique cavity and adjustable retention design allows the Copia to accommodate double-stack (both steel and polymer) magazines from over 100 different models of handguns chambered in 9/40/357, (including Glock, Sig, Beretta, FN, etc). Adjustable retention also allows magazines to be inserted facing forward or rearward.

– Short and tall body variants (short have a smaller profile and only work with three of our modular belt attachments, and tall are compatible with all of our IWB and OWB modular belt attachments)

– Body-hugging contour is more concealable and enhances comfort

– Available in single or double configuration, but additional units can be joined together to make larger configurations

Singles are $39.99, and doubles are $74.99. They are in stock and shipping now from RCS and RCS dealers.


Some Words Of Wisdom from Raven Concealment Systems

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Raven Concealment Systems posted this to Facebook. It’s spot on, so read and heed.

Winter is coming.

The gun industry has ups and downs that are tied to the seasons, and this year, we should ALL begin preparing for winter now.

As far as market trends go, summer is historically the “slow” time of year for the firearms industry. For most consumers, buying guns and accessories takes a back seat to family vacations, opening up the pool, putting the boat in the water, and buying back-to-school supplies.

Then, come late September and early October, sales start to pick up as those other distractions draw to their natural close. By Thanksgiving, people are buying guns and gear like they’re allergic to money and trying to rid themselves of every dollar.

This year, the perception – perhaps accurate – that changing political leadership might result in the banning of certain types of weapons and magazines, combined with a feeling that civil unrest is making people unsafe in their communities, will drive new buyers to acquire their first firearms, and current gun owners to “stock up.” And this surge of demand has the potential to make the 2008 “Obamageddon” panic buying frenzy look like a slow day at the gun show. 

If you’re looking to buy your first AR-15 or Glock, now is the time to do it. If you need to stock up on extra magazines or ammo, don’t wait. If history is any indicator, come November, you’re going to see dramatically higher prices in the gun shops. By Inauguration Day, you’re going to see the shelves of gun shops looking like the shelves of a Venezuelan grocery store.

Right now, you might be thinking to yourself: “Oh look…the gun industry guy is telling us we need to buy stuff now. What a surprise.”

True. I am part of this industry, and maybe that makes me biased. But I make holsters, and I’m here telling you to buy guns, magazines, and ammo. Besides, panic-buys don’t benefit holster sales. In fact, the last time the gun industry had a buying frenzy, the only thing that wasn’t completely sold out in gun shops was holsters. Hell, when gun shops run out of pistols to sell, that actually *hurts* holster sales.

Panic-buys are bad for everyone. They block new people from getting into shooting because prices skyrocket. They block shooting enthusiasts from getting resupplied on ammo and magazines because shelves get stripped bare. Buying now will help you avoid suffering the high prices and scarcity of a panic.

Perhaps the worst impact is on the people who you’d think were actually benefiting: Your local gun shop owners. Although it might seem counter-intuitive, panic-buys are bad for your local gun shop. They force store owners to make the no-win choice between getting accused of “price gouging” because they raise prices to match the surging demand, or keeping their prices at pre-panic levels and getting cleaned out by speculators (only to watch guns they just sold at pre-panic prices get listed hours later by their customers on Gun Broker for 300% mark-up) only to discover they are unable to get more inventory to sell because the manufacturers are backlogged till spring. And that’s the real problem: When a retail business can’t get more of the primary product it sells in a timely fashion, how are they supposed to pay the rent, electric bill, and their employees?

Basically, you can’t go wrong stocking up now. If the panic hits, you’ll be glad you bought before P-Mags skyrocketed to $40 apiece, and while you could still find AR’s behind the counter at the local gun shop. If the panic doesn’t materialize, there’s no harm in having an extra case or two of ammo for training classes, or another dozen Glock magazines.

Don’t wait till the frenzy is in full-swing, and then whine about how your local gun shop is “price gouging.” Help your wallet, your gun safe, and your local retailer by buying now.

SHOT Show – Balor Mount by Raven Concealment Systems

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016


Designed to fit any 9mm or .40 double stack GLOCK, the Balor is a two-piece design that requires no gunsmithing or alteration of your slide other than removing the rear sight and backplate.


One component slides into the rear sight dovetail and the other takes the place of the factory backplate. Once emplaced, the two components are automatically centered in order to bolt together. The result is a strong clamp-like effect on the slide. Steel construction means that it won’t fall apart through thousands of rounds.


Another really cool feature is that it incorporates back up iron sights across the mount itself. The rear is a line that can be filled in by the user and the front is a GLOCK sight.


Available for the Aimpoint T-1 and Trijicon RMR. Shipping 1 May.



Adam Pini Joins Raven Concealment Systems As Outside Sales Rep

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016


Amidst all the chaos of SHOT Show 2016 preparations, we forgot to let everyone know about an exciting development:

We are proud to announce the addition of Mr. Adam Pini as our new Outside Sales Representative. Adam comes to us with extensive sales experience in the black-rifle market, having previously worked for excellent brands like LWRC, ADM, and WarSport.

He’s also a heck of a shooter, and has hair like a movie star. Be sure to look him up at the RCS booth (#8606) at SHOT and let him show you how RCS can help your gun shop or gear store make great money!

He can be reached directly at: a.pini@ravenconcealment.com

Raven Concealment Systems – VanGuard 3 Holster

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

VanGuard 3

The VanGuard 3 is the latest iteration of Raven Concealment’s line of minimalist IWB holsters. The VanGuard 3, or VG3, is designed to accommodate a weapon light, covering only the light and trigger guard of the weapon. The VG3 is ambidextrous, tuckable, and can be worn anywhere on the waistline excluding the small of the back. Currently, the VG3 is available only for use with the SureFire X300 Ultra A/B weapon lights, and a wide variety of commercially available pistols.


Have A Very Glocky Christmas With This Special Edition Vanguard 2 From RCS

Friday, November 27th, 2015



Raven Concealment Systems Announces New Holster Available Black Friday

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

North Ridgeville, Ohio — Friday, 16 November 2015Raven Concealment Systems has released images today of a new inside-the-waistband holster called the Morrigan, which they will be releasing on Black Friday.

Named after a war deity from Irish mythology, the Morrigan is quite different from the products that customers are accustomed to seeing from Raven. “Historically, RCS is known for extremely modular, multi-functional designs,” said John Chapman, CEO of Raven Concealment Systems. “With the Morrigan, our goal was to create a much simpler design that was very application-specific. The Morrigan is designed to have a small, streamlined profile, and serve optimally for those who carry on or behind the hip, inside the waistband. It does this remarkably well, without requiring a bunch of extra parts and time spent assembling it.”
The Morrigan is ambidextrous, and has adjustable cant and adjustable retention. Other than attaching the soft-loops, it comes ready for use right out of the box. The holster body is very trim, and contoured for comfort for both right- and left-handed shooters. Of particular interest is the innovative “tourniquet-style” retention system, which uses a band of low-profile Velcro to “cinch” the retention down on the weapon, instead of the more traditional retention screw. This gives a much greater range of adjustment, while also eliminating the tendency for retention screws to back off and loosen over time. It also makes the retention setting more repeatable, since one need only mark the strip with a paint pen to indicate where “just right” is.  

Also of great interest is the price-point of the holster: MSRP is just $49.99. “We wanted to make a solution for the daily-carry market that was highly-functional, but still fit within the budgets of departments and families who need top-quality concealment holsters,” said Scott Wilson, Director of Sales at RCS. “The Morrigan embodies all the quality and innovative design you expect from Raven, just simplified.”

The Morrigan will be in stock at RCS dealers starting on Black Friday, and will be available for the following pistols:  

– Glock 17

– Glock 19

– Glock 43

– Smith & Wesson M&P Fullsize (9/40/357)

– Smith & Wesson M&P Shield

Raven Concealment Systems Debuts Vickers Signature Series

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

This is big news from two great great brands.  LAV has been using Raven holsters for years, so it was a natural fit. I’m looking forward to checking out what they’ve come up with.

Vickers Signature Series Launch

North Ridgeville, Ohio — Thursday, 29 October 2015

Raven Concealment Systems announced today the release of their Vickers Signature Series of holsters and magazine carriers.

The Vickers Signature Series is a collaboration between Raven Concealment Systems and Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical.

The Vickers Signature Series is the first in a new family of products Raven Concealment Systems will be bringing to market over the next several months. Signature Series products are limited-run production batches of gear designed to the personal specifications of some of the most respected gunfighters and shooting instructors of our time. These Signature Series items promise to be both highly functional and visually striking.

“As one of the first adopters of the Raven Concealment Systems Phantom holster, I’ve always been a believer in the design’s exceptional comfort, concealability, and speed of draw. Over the past decade, I’ve seen and experienced the unparalleled durability, quality, and consistency of Raven’s products,” said Larry Vickers. “It was a pleasure to work with Raven’s professional design team on this project. We tailored the Signature products to reflect the functional and aesthetic attributes I was seeking in a holster and magazine carrier optimized for outside-the-waistband concealed-carry.”

The Vickers Signature Series is only available in one of four “shooter’s pack” configurations. These shooter packs are only produced for the pistols which LAV views as his “go-to” handguns: The Glock 17, Glock 19, Heckler and Koch VP9, Beretta M-9, and of course, the M1911 A1 pistols. Every item is tastefully emblazoned with the Vickers Tactical logo, and is produced to the same exacting standards of fit and finish that customers have come to expect from both RCS and Larry Vickers.

“As an organization, Raven Concealment Systems could not be more proud that Larry collaborated with us to design and manufacture the inceptive products in our Signature Series.” said John Chapman, CEO of Raven Concealment Systems. “Working with Larry is predictably pleasant due to his professionalism and clear vision of the excellence required to fulfill the needs of expert end users.”

The Vickers Signature Series is available exclusively through the Raven Concealment Systems website and a limited number of dealers specially selected by Vickers Tactical.



Raven Concealment Systems Appoints Matt Edwards As Military Applications Specialist

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Matt Edwards Press Release pic

North Ridgeville, Ohio — Friday, 25 September 2015

Raven Concealment Systems officially announced today the appointment of Mr. Matt Edwards to the position of Military Applications Specialist.

Matt joins RCS from Surefire, where he worked as a Military Tactical Applications Specialist on and off from 2010-2015. Prior to joining the tactical industry, Matt retired from a 20+ year career in the United States Army, during which he served in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom with the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and as a Ranger Instructor at 6th Ranger Training Battalion in Eglin, Florida. Matt’s career culminated as a Rifle Company First Sergeant.

Matt will support Raven’s sales and design departments; leveraging his extensive military experience to assist military end-users in selecting the best products for their needs from the RCS line, as well as helping to drive new product development via capabilities assessments and direct feed-back from military clients.

“I’m happy to have been invited to be part of the Raven team,” said Edwards. “I’ve used and trusted their gear for years, and this position will allow me to help shape new evolutions of RCS products to make them more beneficial for our military clients.”

“I like working with Matt almost as much as I like sweet tea and cigarettes” said John Chapman, CEO of Raven Concealment Systems. “Having Matt’s special combination of experience, personal integrity and dedication to the individual combatant strengthens our already robust sales and design teams.”


RCS is putting together a bunch of rockstars! Congrats to Matt, he’s a great guy!