For more information, please visit the Black Rhino Concealment webpage.
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I recently changed my duty holster over from a Safariland SSIII to the Safariland Model 6360-832 Holster. After almost a decade of drawing a handgun from a SSIII holster and defeating the retention mechanisms one way, it took a few hundred drawing repetitions to change my “muscle memory”. The end result was well worth the efforts. Unlike some other holsters that require the draw to take on varying angles and twists, the ALS holster’s draw is straight up after retention devices have been defeated.
Additionally, the draw from a seated position, especially in a patrol car, is much more effortless than with the SSIII, which requires the handgun being rocked to the rear a fraction of an inch to defeat a level of retention, which usually means pressing it into the seat back.
A few of the benefits to note are the increased speed of the draw with the ALS compared to the SSIII as well as the security of conducting an immediate re-holster of the handgun. With the SSIII I had to get at least one of the snaps fastened to semi-secure the handgun, while with the ALS all I was required to do was to “drop” the handgun back into the holster until it “clicked” or locked into a secure position, or as some would consider the first level of retention.
The ALS holster is considered a Level III holster, though it is also available in a Level IV with the addition of an optional sentry installed. As viewed in the photo above, the first level of retention is underneath the hood with a “thumb break”, the second level being the hood, and the third being the hood guard, which looks like a shield to the left of the hood as pictured. The purpose of the hood guard is to help prevent a gun grab from the front of the individual wearing the holster. Not all body shapes are the same and some officers have found the hood guard to be uncomfortable. For them, we have installed a sentry as their third level of retention in lieu of the guard.
The finish that I chose was the STX Plain Black and has held up fairly well over months of use and abuse. There is one blemish that you can see on the bottom of the holster (pictured above), though in my honest opinion, it is just part of doing business. The STX Plain Black finish has held up better than the previously issued SSIII holster’s finish from the holster that was initially issued to me a decade ago.
Though in the above photo, the holster looks huge, I have not had any issues with the size of the holster. Additionally, I know that some will make mention about the HSGI Extended Pistol Taco Pouch holding the ASP Baton being too close to the handgun, effecting the draw. When worn, the holster and the baton pouch are spread out enough due to the curvature of my body and they do not interfere with one another.
As seen from below, the light is not covered and the bottom of the holster is not sealed off. I have had no problems with the light being damaged or even exposed to any hazards, however, with the opening, water and other minor debris cannot build up as it will drain out of the bottom of the holster.
For those who participate in NLTA (Non-Lethal Training Ammunition) Training (aka “Simunitions”), be mindful that the bottom of the interior of this holster has a “guide rod” that inserts into the barrel. This “guide rod” is to maintain the handguns proper positioning and security inside the holster when the light is not installed. With the majority, if not all of the available “Sim Guns”, the barrel’s opening is off-set as not to allow live “real world” ammunition inadvertently being chambered and having the firing pin strike the primer of a live round. That being said, the “guide rod” will not fit into the barrel of the “Sim Gun” and will not allow for a proper “seating” of the handgun in the holster. This has never proven to be a deal breaker, but something to be mindful of when you cannot completely holster and secure your handgun during training.
Overall, I am extremely pleased with this holster and would highly recommend it to any Law Enforcement / Military / Security personnel that require a secure and fast means of carrying their handgun in hazardous environments. The holster retails between $147-$217 depending on options. This is a fair price to pay considering the value of being able to retain your handgun when it truly matters.
For more information, check out the Safariland webpage.
Safariland Group has introduced a new line of holsters for 2014. The 7TS holster is available from a concealment model up to Level III. These injection molded Nylon-Composite (proprietary blend) holsters are lighter than standard duty holsters, are impact resistant, and have added an integrated lubricity from DuPont. The 7TS duty holsters passed the Safariland “pull test” with over 500 lbs of force using both standard belt loops and the QLS mount. The 7TS will be initially available for Glock, M&P, and some Sig Sauer and Beretta handguns. Check their webpage for specific holsters available. The 7TS will retail from $49.99 – $109.99, depending on model.
For more information visit, http://safariland.com/, or call 1-800-347-1200.
New for 2014, Safariland has released the GLS (Grip Locking System) Holster. The GLS is held closer to the body than the ALS system holsters due to the release mechanism being positioned for the use of the middle finger in lieu of the thumb. The GLS features a suede lining and is available for Glock in 9mm/.40, Smith & Wesson M&P compact and Shield, Springfield Armory XDS, and are working on additional models.
For more information visit, Safariland.com.
Blade-Tech has two new concealable holsters for 2014, the Ambi-Eclipse and the Ambi-Klipt.
The Ambi-Eclipse builds on the popular Eclipse holster and creates a 4 in 1 system that will allow for an inside the waistband or outside the waistband option for both right and left sides. The holster itself is not contoured and features sweat guards on both sides of the holster. The removable belt loops are flexible for better contouring on the body and both belt loops and IWB clips are included. The Ambi-Eclipse is available for Glock (including the new Glock 41 and 42, Smith & Wesson M&P, and 1911’s with more options coming soon. The Ambi-Klipt is an IWB holster with an adjustable and reversible polymer clip to adjust hand selection and height adjustment. The Ambi-Klipt was designed for compact handguns and is currently available for the Glock 26, Glock 42, and the Remington 51. Both of these holsters are 100% made in the U.S.A. For more information visit, blade-tech.com.