Safariland introduced two new holsters to the marketplace at SHOT Show this year. Well known for their duty holsters with level 2 and 3 retention, Safariland recognized the need to bring some of that to the CCW marketplace and they did it impressively.
The first holster is in the Safariland series and it is the model 575. The 575 looks like a simple inside the waist band holster (IWB) but it has two unique features that set it apart. The first thing that you might notice on this holster is the adjustable belt hooks. According to Bobby McGee, Director of Research and Development at Safariland, this hook “adjusts to fit 1.25, 1.5, and 1.75 inch belts.”
The second thing that will you will notice is that the holster has level 2 retention, meaning the gun will not just fall out of the holster. According to McGee this is “the GLS or Grip Locking System that keeps the gun inside the holster.” This comes in very handy for those who carry smaller guns appendix style in keeping them from falling out when bending over.
The Model 575 from Safariland is available now and covers most of your small CCW style handguns including the Sig P365, Glock 43, and M&P Shield. It is available in left or right and draw and cost around $52.
The next holster that was introduced is under the Bianchi brand, part of the Safariland group, and is called the Prevader. The Prevader appears to be a simple nylon pancake style holster, but inside it is hiding the Bianchi Pinch Retention Device or PRD. These two little fingers lock onto both sides of the trigger guard of the firearm and provide level 1 retention similar to what you get from a standard Kydex holster. You even get an audible “pop” so you know your firearm is secure.
Perfect for those who have to dress professional and want to have their sidearm a bit more secure without the bulk of a kydex or injection molded holster. The Prevader is available for a number of full size firearms including, 1911, Glock, Ruger and Smith & Wesson. The Prevader will cost $38.00.
To learn more about these holsters and other new products from The Safariland Group, visit www.safariland.com