Safariland has unveiled a new line of holsters. / Safariland
TAMPA, FLA. — Safariland has released its new 7TS Series holsters. This next-generation injection-molded holster design is constructed of SafariSeven material, a proprietary nylon blend from DuPont that is completely nonabrasive to the weapon’s finish.
Virtually impervious to weather, the 7TS holsters are operationally and structurally cold tolerant to at least -50 degrees Fahrenheit and heat tolerant to at least 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
“Safariland has always been the leader in innovation,” said James Dawson, category director Safariland duty gear. “And this new series continues to push the boundaries of holster design and function. After numerous extreme condition tests and intense impact testing, the Safariland Research and Development team was able to draw from the holster smoothly and easily as if it had just been removed from its packaging.”
From the press release:
Adding to its numerous features and functionality, the 7TS line was engineered to ensure strength and rigidity by incorporating certain “corrugated” patterns into the holster’s interior. This design also features built-in “risers” inside the holster specifically to ensure minimal contact of the weapon while in the holster, creating air space around it, allowing dirt and moisture to quickly clear any contact with the firearm. Since the SafariSeven material is nylon only, and does not contain any other filler material, the holster actually becomes stronger in water, and can be submerged in water indefinitely and still maintain shape and function. And finally, the matte finish decreases reflection and can be cleared of scratches with a simple scouring pad.
Initial models offered consist of three concealment holsters and two tactical thigh rigs. These 7TS holsters incorporate the proven ALS internal retention system, which provides excellent weapon retention and offers an ergonomic, simple straight up draw once the release is deactivated. These models are compatible with all Safariland holster mounting options.
All models are available in the SafariSeven Plain Black finish and are currently offered in two fits for the Beretta 92 and Glock 17/22. Additional fits and models that include ALS uniformed duty holsters, SLS duty & tactical holsters and ALS/SLS duty & tactical holsters will be available in the near future. MSRPs for the newly released models are as follows:
■ 7377 ALS Open Top Concealment Belt Slide Holster $45.50
■ 7378 ALS Open Top Concealment Paddle Holster $52.00
■ 7379 ALS Open Top Concealment Belt Clip Holster $45.50
■ 7384 ALS Open Top Tactical Holster $139.50
■ 7385 ALS Open Top Tactical Holster w/Quick Release Leg Strap $149.50
Rob Curtis writes for the Military Times GearScout blog.