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Safariland’s 015 Open Top Competition Holster Features Streamlined-Strength, Custom- Feel, and Best-in-Class Secure Retention

Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Compact design offers optimum micro-adjustability and ride height options


Jacksonville, Florida – Safariland®, a brand of The Safariland Group, a leading global provider of safety products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, today announced the new Model 015 Open Top Competition Holster. Available for most steel and polymer frame pistols, the 015 provides a minimalistic, intelligent design for custom-fit and easy modification options for competitive shooters in open, limited and 3-gun divisions.

“This is a very well-made competition holster,” said Bobby McGee, Vice President of Engineering for The Safariland Group duty gear division and Team Safariland member. “Machined from billet, a raw block of virgin aluminum, the 015 has superior stabilization and little resistance for a secure fast draw. Paired with a stainless-steel ball joint on the holster, it allows for lots of clamping force securing fine-tuned positioning throughout the life of the holster, unlike aluminum ball joints that can cause positioning to skip with adjustments.”

The Model 015 incorporates an instinctive rotating lock for secure retention without the use of a nose piece and the advanced design significantly reduces the chance of unintended release during draw. By rotating the lever towards the rear of the firearm, the trigger block is unlocked providing a fast and efficient draw during the natural gripping motion.

Ideal for Open and Limited divisions where the most minimal design is desired, the ball joint system allows freedom of movement and easily accommodates thumb rests, red dot sights and additional modifications to limit interference. For 3-Gun competitors or others looking for even more stability when moving around objects, Safariland offers a supplemental muzzle adaptor for additional support and protection that is fully adjustable for barrels from 4″ to 7.5″.

The 015 features a special safety detent for retention even when the screw is removed and a stainless-steel spring allows for worry-free disassembly. Further, the holster and belt loop can be separated for ease of travel, while maintaining the user’s set position. The holster is designed to be used with 1.5” and 1.75” width competition belts with the use of a preinstalled belt shim. The belt loop works for a variety of belts and tightens to ensure no movement between the belt and belt loop. Additionally, the adjustable cant and round thigh-pad offer added comfort.

The Model 015 Open Top Competition Holster comes in black, red, or blue and is available for most 2011 steel and polymer frame pistols. MSRP is $223. For competitors who want additional muzzle support, they can purchase the 015A Muzzle Adaptor as an optional accessory. MSRP is $100.00. To purchase the 015 with the Muzzle Adaptor attached, order Model 015XL, MSRP $323.00.

ePIG Group – GCLIP from Bullmann Tactical

Monday, December 28th, 2020

Germany’s Bullmann Tactical has introduced the GCLIP, a bikini-style cover for trigger guards of Glock pistols which they are touting as a safety device.

Made in Germany, the GClip includes two wings which click into place to encapsulate the trigger guard. It is removed by pushing forward on the front hook. Unlike other, similar devices in the market, it does not include a tether to pull the GCLIP free during presentation. However, it’s made form plastic so a hole could easily be added.

ePIG Group has created a video to showcase the GCLIP and demonstrate its use as an EDC device for concealed carry.

Offered in high visibility yellow, green and black.

You’ll note the video declares “paid promotion.” We weren’t compensated in any way for the video, or the article; ePIG Group was. It’s their video and we share it out of interest of seeing such holsters in Europe.

Blackhawk Presents – Your Right 2 Protect

Saturday, December 5th, 2020

Blackhawk builds holsters and has launched the Your Right 2 Protect (YR2P) initiative to provide education and guidance for new and experienced gun owners alike. Their goal is to help you and your family feel confident, prepared, and protected by sharing carry techniques and associated holster options.

Here’s an example of a carry technique that many use:

Jeans T-Shirt Casual Carry

Casual carry on the go. Whether you are going on a weekend road trip or just headed to the grocery store, often times you’re going to find yourself in just plain ole’ Jeans and a T-Shirt. To address the need to carry in this environment, Blackhawk has several options to meet your need; including, but not limited to: Blackhawk A.R.C., TecGrip and Junk Drawer holsters.

They’ve condensed the basics of each technique and holster options in this chart.

You can download a copy of this chart by clicking here.

Read the rest of the techniques by visiting blackhawk.com/your-right-2-protect.

Raven Concealment Systems Launches 2 New VanGuard 2 Models for SIG P320 Pistols

Friday, December 4th, 2020

Raven Concealment Systems announced today the release of two new models of their popular minimalist holster, the VanGuard 2 for use with the SIG MHS and P320 X-Carry .

The first new model fits both models of the Modular Handgun System, the M17 and M18. This model features a two-tone color scheme, with a black overhook and modular claw, which contrasts nicely with the trigger guard cover that is color-matched to the Coyote Tan frame of the M17/M18 family. These M17/M18 holsters are available here: a.brmc.link/rcsp320

The second new model fits all P320 X-Frame pistols, and has a black trigger guard cover to allow it to be easily distinguishable from its MHS-compatible brother.  These X-Frame holsters are available here:  a.brmc.link/rcsp320x

This project was the result of close collaboration between the design teams at both SIG SAUER and Raven Concealment Systems. This collaboration allowed RCS to provide support for the entire diverse family of P320 pistol variants with just two variants of VG2.

Combined with launching these two new VG2s, RCS is also debuting their innovative new modular claw for the VG2 product family. This new claw is much more streamlined than its predecessor, and can be configured for both left- and right-hand as well as offering two different options for ride-height.

The collaboration between SIG and RCS extends even to the release of the new products, as Sig is participating front-and-center in the retail launch of these concealed-carry holsters by being the first to offer the VG2 Advanced Kits (which include the new modular claw) for sale on their new e-commerce site.  By clicking HERE you will find all of the RCS products currently being offered by SIG.

“As a holster manufacturer, it was an exciting experience to work so closely and directly with a pistol manufacturer – especially one as large and influential as SIG SAUER – to bring these holsters to market. Unveiling our new modular claw — in conjunction with the debut of the VG2 for the MHS — just seemed like the perfect opportunity to introduce the world to this innovative product,” said Michael Goerlich, owner of Raven Concealment Systems.  “The support we received from the Sig design staff made it possible to produce these holsters to such high standards, and the e-commerce team at SIG helped us ensure that the whole Sig customer base had access to these brand-new products on day one.”

These new products supporting the SIG pistol line are available today on the SIG website as well as the RCS website, and in the coming days, through the entire RCS dealer network.

PHLster Enigma

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

-Available late November, 2020.

Compatible with non-light-bearing holsters which have a Modwing, Darkwing, RCS Vanguard wing, or other concealment claw/wing with a 5/8ths on center hole spacing below the trigger guard of the holster.

-MSRP $85, holster shell not included.

Enigma isn’t a holster. Or a belt. Or a belly band. Or any other device you’ve encountered. 

It’s so different, in fact, it’s in a whole new category of its own. Enigma is the world’s first concealment chassis, giving you unparalleled concealment, stability, and performance. Using high tech materials, it turns your favorite Kydex holster into an ultra-low-profile concealment system that’s completely independent of your clothing. 

Enigma’s chassis means you can train hard, fight hard, and live how you want, with confidence that your gun will stay put. Every part of Enigma was designed with performance in mind. Made from an ultra-light, high-strength woven polymer laminate, the heart of Enigma is the winged faceplate.  It stabilizes your gun while adding zero bulk to the front of the holster. 

Train safely with Enigma’s secure retention and stable platform.  It stays in place during repeated draw/reholster cycles, thanks to its unobtrusive adjustable leg-leash.  And your kydex holster shell stays open, allowing for safe one-handed reholstering.  

While it’s optimized for the PHLster Pro Series, Enigma is modular.  It will also fit other AIWB holsters that use a Modwing, Darkwing, Raven Concealment wing, or other IWB concealment wing with a 5/8ths on center hole spacing. 

Enigma is unmatched in concealment and performance. 

We’re all used to hearing advice like, “dress around the gun,” or, “get a better belt,” or, “try a smaller gun” when dealing with the challenges of concealed carry. Bellybands and other alternative carry methods don’t conceal well, aren’t secure, and require constant adjustment. 

Enigma is a no-compromise concealed carry solution.  Its 12-point adjustable platform allows you to fine-tune concealment in ways that aren’t possible with conventional carry methods.  Once you adjust Enigma for optimum concealment on your unique frame, you simply set-it-and-forget it with the quick-latch Fidlock magnetic buckle.  Just click and go.

From the gym, to the team room, to the board room, Enigma stays put and stays with you.

Fine tune your concealment by adjusting grip tuck and grip rotation.

Set a natural grip angle.

Eliminate muzzle poking and printing.

Grab and go with the secure magnetic-assisted buckle.

Train safely with Enigma’s secure retention and easy reholstering.

Stay cool and comfortable all day with Enigma’s low profile, lightweight, minimalist platform.

Enigma Tech 

Using the latest in high tech materials and manufacturing, the heart of Enigma is the winged face-plate. Made from an ultra-light, high-strength woven polymer laminate, it stabilizes your gun while adding zero bulk to the front of the holster. Enigma’s chassis is stronger and stiffer than any comparable textile, yet it’s ultra-thin and unobtrusive. It holds up to high stress applications and can withstand repeated flexing without cracking, fraying, or breaking. And we’ve laser-cut it to be more flexible where it needs to be, while still providing structural support and stability where required. 

The Enigma concealment system is modular and will attach to non-light-bearing, AIWB holster shells that use a ModWing, DarkWing, Raven Concealment wing, or other IWB concealment wing using a 5/8ths inch hole spacing. 

The Enigma belt is comfortable and durable, made from mil-spec 17337 webbing. Once you’ve sized the belt to fit your waist, you can set it and forget it. Don and doff the Enigma quickly and easily using the included Fidlock magnet-assisted buckle, which provides both security and convenience. There’s no need to thread and adjust the belt every time you put it on.  Securing the latch is easy and intuitive, even if your garments obscure your view of the buckle, or if you have limited mobility or hand strength. The Fidlock buckle basically locks itself, and unlatches with an easy-to-grip fob.

The buckle attachment to the face-plate is lined to help prevent direct contact between the buckle and the body. The buckle attachment also allows you to hot-swap the Fidlock for your choice of buckle and will accommodate any 1.5 inch buckle you prefer, including Cobra buckles. 

Enigma Story 

Dive deep enough into high-level concealed carry and you’ll find Runcible Works. Known for their experimental and obsessively innovative holster systems, Runcible Works creates bespoke, self-contained concealment systems for carrying in any attire.  They combine high tech materials with sophisticated, ergonomic design principles to build deep concealment gear with the lowest possible signature.  Runcible Works pioneered the concept of building the belt, holster, and accessory carriers into a single platform that functions in any environment from yoga class to entangled ground-fighting and grappling. 

After years of operating in the same circles, we reached out to Runcible Works to help bring their concepts and expertise out of the mad-science laboratory and to the masses.  Together, we developed a streamlined and minimalist execution of their renowned, yet often difficult to obtain, systems. 

For two years, we explored materials, strategies, and executions, going back to the drawing board several times and starting from scratch. Enigma is the result of an intense and relentless collaborative process, the output of which is a unique and unprecedented piece of concealment technology and a patent pending. 

With our final drafts in hand by the summer of 2020, we knew that the Enigma required a special manufacturing partnership. Known for their materials and process expertise and innovation in the tactical equipment space, AXL Advanced was the obvious choice to help us get over the finish line and make the Enigma a reality. Their capability to produce durable, low-profile equipment for hard use applications, using the advanced materials required makes them the ideal candidate for the job.


True North Concepts, LLC Announces the “Early Bird” Holiday Sale with the Introduction of Two New Products

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

True North Concepts recognizes that this holiday shopping season will rely heavily on online shopping, with shipping delays a likely, if not probable side effect of overcommitted package carriers. TNC has decided to kick “Black Friday” off a few weeks early, to help ensure customers receive their purchases well before the rush. With the popularity of the Modular Holster Adapter, TNC has received numerous customer requests to expand the MHA’s compatibility past those only using Safariland® 3-hole pattern holsters with additional common holsters. The first such additions are for G-Code® and Blackhawk® holster configurations.

T-Series Adapter

The new MHA Blackhawk T-series adapter plate allows shooters to use the True North Concepts Modular Holster Adapter with popular holsters such as the Blackhawk Omnivore. This adapter bolts onto the holster, and then onto the MHA. An added benefit of this adapter is that it will allow T-series holster users the ability to attach the proven Safariland QLS quick detach system for use in conjunction with the MHA. Each T-series adapter is made from the same rugged USA produced 6061 T-6 Aluminum as the MHA and is MILSPEC Type 3 hard coat anodized for superior corrosion and abrasion resistance. Simply mount the lightweight adapter with the included hardware to the holster and then mount the assembly to the MHA. This set up provides all of the same height and cant adjustment advantages the standard MHA provides over other systems.

• MILSPEC Type 3 Hard coat anodized black finish
• 6061 T6 Contruction
• 0.5 oz weight
• Assembly hardware kit included
• Made in the USA

MSRP: $25.99

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G-Code Adapter

The G-CODE Holster RTI Adapter Plate allows shooters to use the popular G-CODE RTI quick detach system in conjunction with the TNC Modular Holster Adapter.  Each RTI adapter is made from the same rugged USA-produced 6061 T-6 Aluminum, as the MHA and is MILSPEC Type 3 hard coat anodized for superior corrosion and abrasion resistance. Simply mount your polymer RTI wheel onto our lightweight adapter with the included hardware, and then mount the assembly to our MHA. Enjoy the all of same height and cant adjustment advantages the standard MHA provides. Increase the flexibility of the MHA system with the addition of our RTI adapter plate.

• MILSPEC Type 3 Hard coat anodized black finish
• 6061 T6 Construction
• 0.7 oz weight
• Assembly hardware kit included
• Made In the USA
• RTI wheel not included
• MSRP: $25.99


The True North Concepts holiday sale begins at 1200pm EST November 6th, and runs until midnight Thursday, November 12th. Customers can use the code: EARLYBIRD to enjoy 10% off with free shipping, storewide. For more information, visit www.truenorth-usa.com

1791 Gunleather Holsters Available for New Optic-Ready Glock G43x and G48

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Miami, FL – Optic ready firearms are not a new concept and manufactures today continue to expand existing models as well as bring out several new firearms that are optic capable as well as OEM equipped. There is a major shortage in quality holsters that perform at the highest standard for today’s variety of optic ready firearms. At 1791 Gunleather we identified that shortage and challenged it head on with now over 20 holsters that fit over 100 models of optic ready firearms. We are excited to introduce 2 more optic ready holsters for the popular Glock G43x and G48.

Glock first introduced the slimline G43x and G48 in July of 2019. Since then the slimline frame and 10-round capacity firearms have become incredibly popular with shooters of all shapes, sizes, and skill levels. Now, Glock has introduced a new feature to these two popular models, a Micro Optic System (MOS) configuration, and 1791 Gunleather has holsters ready for the new versions of these sidearms.

“We will continue to create new designs and modify existing models to meet the needs of armed America,” said Alex Toussieh, COO of 1791 Gunleather. “Leather is a very obliging material and our leather working artisans are the best in the world.”

The new design is a great feature for the two, already popular, firearm models. Many shooters have come to love the MOS-style optics for self-defense and other close-quarters shooting scenarios. The quick target acquisition and improved shooter accuracy are benefits that shooters of all skillsets can enjoy. With 1791 Gunleather, users of these new models have premium quality holster options offering the perfect blend of comfort and functionality.

For more information on holsters for the new optic-ready G43x and G48, visit www.1791gunleather.com.  

1791 Gunleather Welcomes New Regional Sales Manager

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Miami, FL, U.S. – 1791 Gunleather is pleased to announce the addition of George Vilarino as the new Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast and Great Lakes regions.  George joins the team with a wealth of experience leading sales and customer service efforts all around the world.  In this new role, he will oversee sales efforts for 1791 Gunleather in the NE and Great Lakes territories.

1791 Gunleather has experienced tremendous growth recently thanks to continued innovation in leather holsters, handgun accessories, and other premium leather goods for sporting and outdoor enthusiasts. With that growth comes demand for additional team members to service and support our expanding customer base. “We are excited to welcome George back to the team at 1791 Gunleather,” said Alex Toussieh, CEO of 1791.  “He has a decorated resume and has even spent some time at 1791 previously so he brings knowledge of our industry and products that will allow us to continue serving our customers in his territory very well.”

George brings to 1791 a wide range of skills that will help the team continue delivering incredible customer service and sales all while maintaining the high standards 1791 Gunleather customers have come to know and expect. As with everything we do at 1791 Gunleather, we’re keeping our amazing customers in mind and believe adding George to the team will add tremendous value to our customer base in the Northeast and Great Lakes areas.