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Safariland Announces Otte Gear Holster Collaboration

Best-in-Class design in an iconic pattern

Jacksonville, Florida – Safariland® Duty Gear, a brand of The Safariland Group, a leading global provider of safety products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets and one of Cadre Holdings, Inc.’s (NYSE: CDRE) (“Cadre”) key brands, today unveiled the 6000 Series holsters Cordura® wrapped in Aloha POW Poppies of War, a signature print licensed to Safariland as part of a holster collaboration with Otte Gear.

“Safariland’s collaboration with Otte Gear is just the beginning for our new, unique line of holsters,” said Eric Gasvoda, Vice President and General Manager for Safariland Duty Gear. “Otte’s iconic ‘Poppies of War’ print from artist Andrew Bawidamann pays homage to the US Troops’ ongoing campaign in Afghanistan with weaponry images woven through picturesque poppies as an ode to the country’s rolling fields. We’re honored to be able to bring this homage to our holster wraps, and to Safariland’s customers.”

“The fusion of Otte Gear’s Aloha POW ‘Poppies of War’ print with Safariland’s best-in-class holsters has created a truly unique holster,” Zachary Stone, Marketing Manager for Otte Gear added. “We’re excited to be partnering with Safariland on developing new holster offerings that will take Safariland’s dynamic holsters to a new level of functional artistry.”

Safariland’s collaboration with industry partners marks the brand’s next chapter in the commitment to providing customers with innovative, high-quality products.

The Aloha POW “Poppies of War” print will be available as a Cordura wrap for two holster models: the 6304RDS and 6354RDS in both right- and left-hand options.

The limited-edition holsters are only available on

Editor’s note: I took this photo of the holster in the OTTE booth.

14 Responses to “Safariland Announces Otte Gear Holster Collaboration”

  1. Joe says:

    So glad we can put this product out but couldn’t be bothered to follow through on 5″ 2011s…

    • SSD says:

      You do realize this is just a wrap in an existing product? No new mold required.

      • Mike says:

        Some of us would rather they spend their time developing new products vs wrapping existing products in nylon, much less a nylon that is purely for fashion.

      • Joe says:

        Yes, and the 5″ 2011+RDS+X300 mold already exists with holsters in the hands of some “industry people.”

  2. Pete says:

    You know who never fails to disappoint?
    The Safariland Holster finder.

    Sweet Jesus – it is like cancer, it only gets worse with time.

    I love the POW pattern, which I already have in shirt and belt.
    However, interacting withe Safariland Holster finder is going require some chemical coping skill.

    • mike says:

      The catalog is a yellow pages phone book. It is preferable any day of the week to the holster finder website.

      Honestly your best shot is to find a Safariland rep and ask them. They all know and understand. They may not have the time or interest in helping (though historically they have whether I was in-industry at the time or not), but they will 100% understand the ask.

    • Front Line Trace says:

      I’ve had good luck getting Safariland holsters from OP Tactical. It’s much easier to find what you’re looking for. But I’m basic Glock/Surefire, I am not sure about ordering other platforms from them.

  3. Raul says:

    I’ve got nothing but great stuff from both companies, very cool to see this collaboration! I don’t know that I could pull it off though….

  4. Nate says:

    This is very cool, I’m glad to see the “poppies of war” design from Andrew Bawidamann becoming more widespread and Iconic for our era.

  5. MiamiC70 says:

    Wish they spent their time and resources fixing the atrocious SafariLand website and holster configuration portal which has been an absolute mess for over a decade.

  6. a dude says:

    ahhh, the acclaimed bawidamann, and his fairly priced art that always found on the e-clearance racks collecting dust

  7. Average Employed Gun Guy says:

    I have the Poppies of War jacket & it is absolutely amazing! Cant wait to grab one of these holsters!

    I also have a couple of the Hawaiian style shirts & belts

  8. KC Desert Rat says:

    Love their holsters if I could ever find one on their horrific holster finder portion of the website. I would even buy one of the Bawidimann types to match my shirt! Sorry Safariland. I just cannot manage to come up with a Sig pistol combo that matches any of your holsters according to the site. However, the P220, P226 and P229 are prevalent firearms and I even own several of your holsters for these guns…but when you try to use the holster finder? Sorry there are no holsters for these models. Even though I just bought one from your dealer for several of them. /Facepalm