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Blackhawk Introduces The Omnivore Holster

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.



22 Responses to “Blackhawk Introduces The Omnivore Holster”

  1. Brian says:

    That is a pretty cool design. It makes since to make holsters that retain off the light since they are on most duty guns now and you can make 2 or 3 molds to fit the big name pistol lights.

  2. willsew4kit says:

    Smart approach….

  3. Lasse says:

    Does it actually cover the trigger in any way or is it possible to pull the trigger while it’s holstered?

    • SSD says:

      It covers the trigger guard.

      • Lasse says:

        Let me rephrase, can I or anyone else, get their fingers into the holster and pull the trigger?
        I know that this has happened with some Safariland light-bearing holsters, and these holsters look a lot wider around the trigger guard.

        • Bob says:

          All light bearing holsters have that issue to some extent, the trigger guard area has to be opened up to allow for the light, which makes for more room around the trigger when the gun is holstered. Looks like there are some ridges molded in around the trigger guard on the inside on this one, probably to mitigate that issue.

  4. Nick says:

    So slightly more universal designed ALS. It’ll take a lot for me to be willing to use a BlackHawk holster. I’ve had there serpa fail me and their shitty circular buckles they use for the belt attachment on the replacement serpa I got.

  5. Riceball says:

    Nice idea but no good for those of us with older pistols that pre-date rails.

  6. mike says:

    I wondered why the research they were doing on light-bearing SERPAs never went anywhere. When HQ was still in Norfolk they came into the shop and bought a handful of lights for testing but nothing really came of it. This is a cool step and I’m willing to give it a try.

  7. Wow, sure looks and operates exactly like the Rapid Retention System from Bad Company Tactical. They might get a love note from Bad Company Tactical from their lawyer. Not cool, not cool at all.

    • SecondGradeMath says:

      Yeah, do that. Let us know how it works out.

      • Is that sarcasm or support sir?

        • Tacticoool says:

          I’m leaning towards sarcasm considering they are owned by a corporation with a team of lawyers who live for that stuff.

          • Thank GOD we have laws and my company has 3 patents on this very thing. Besides, why would we let those oppress or try to subvert law? As a retired and disable vet I know first hand what tyranny looks like. If they wish to subvert the law then we will do what is nessisary. Who knows maybe they are not infringing but it’s pretty bad according to councle.

            • Todd says:

              I’m going to be honest, it’s pretty hard to take your company seriously when your name is misspelled on the front page of your site.

            • Dave says:

              Good luck… Considering the attachment and retention devices do not look similar; I don’t see this going farther than a cease and desist letter that gets filed in the shredder.

  8. Bad Dancer says:

    I see it as a good first step of something more to come but I use my rails so no go for now. Liking the thinking though.

    • Sean says:

      Holster locks onto the light according to the post, so you should still be good to go as long as you use a compatible weapon light.

  9. Vince says:

    Made in Vietnam?