Tagged With "Safariland"

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Safariland 7TS torture test.

micahSS ·
I've been meaning to do this for awhile, finally got around to making a video with my wife's iPhone...  Safariland claims the 7TS holster is impervious to heat, cold and water essentially and has sent it out to testers in a case of water with...
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4track ·
Thanks, micahSS . That is kind of what I was wondering about, since I use Glock 19s with extended barrels and weapon lights. So if I understand you correctly, you are recommending that I should use a Light Bearing Glock 17 7TS holster, if I have a light mounted on my Glock 19 with extended barrel, and just use a regular Glock 19 7TS holster, if I do not have the light mounted?
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Armyscoutman25 ·
Slightly off topic, but I'm assuming the nub mod will not work with a hood? If it does where do I get one?
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DirtySanchez ·
Has anyone figured out how to make the light bearing model work with a DG switch?
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Bones357 ·
Originally Posted by Armyscoutman25: Slightly off topic, but I'm assuming the nub mod will not work with a hood? If it does where do I get one? That's what I gathered from the Nub thread a while ago. Plus, the Nub makes it easier to deactivate the ALS (it's also mentioned in the above video). Not something I necessarily want in a retention duty holster, but that's just me. And I love my 7360.
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Armyscoutman25 ·
Originally Posted by DirtySanchez: Has anyone figured out how to make the light bearing model work with a DG switch? Thanks Bones, that's kind of what I figured. Dirty- I currently run a G22 on duty with a U-Boat and DG in a 7360. I had to dremel out the rear lip where the DG switch sits while holstered. If you look at that lip there is a significant chuck of plastic right in that spot so I didn't think it would ruin the integrity to remove some of it. The only downside I've come across is...
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Bones357 ·
Armyscoutman25, Something I've done to all my ALS holsters, including the 7360, is stipple the releases. It helps with regular and support hand draws.
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micahSS ·
Originally Posted by 4track: Thanks, micahSS . That is kind of what I was wondering about, since I use Glock 19s with extended barrels and weapon lights. So if I understand you correctly, you are recommending that I should use a Light Bearing Glock 17 7TS holster, if I have a light mounted on my Glock 19 with extended barrel, and just use a regular Glock 19 7TS holster, if I do not have the light mounted? Yup, your glock 19 with barrel extended is same barrel length as the 17 essentially.
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Re: Safariland 7TS torture test.

micahSS ·
Originally Posted by Armyscoutman25: Slightly off topic, but I'm assuming the nub mod will not work with a hood? If it does where do I get one? I'm currently having the Nub mod for the SLS (hood) level 3 holster worked up. It will be shaped a tad different and require you to remove the hood mechanism, add a small washer to the top screw to give it a bit of stand off, but still have most of the same benefit. It will come with a wrench for the holster, a washer or two, and the nub kit. A few...
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TheTick ·
But alas, light bearing P229 holster is always last to arrive...
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micahSS ·
yeah... got a buddy who owns an XD after market shop. XD with a light? ha...
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Rob_Frey ·
My friend had to have a kydex holster custom made for his FNX-9 with a light. Another gun that Safariland doesn't accommodate.
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4track ·
Thanks for sharing this information. The gun that you had the extended/threaded barrel on….was that a 19? If so, did it fit in the 7TS holster made for the Glock 19, or did you have to use a Glock 17 holster to fit the extra barrel length? Nice oven mitt, by the way.
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micahSS ·
thats my favorite mitt.... Yes that is a Glock 19, the 19 holster has a hole out the bottom so an extended barrel works fine. Suppressor would not. The only difference between the Glock 17 and Glock 19 light holsters are the length of the barrel plug. I believe I have just 17 light holsters and can run the 19 in them just fine with the light on. Without the light they work but has some play.
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jnc36rcpd ·
Any further opinions on this holster? The firearms training coordinator wants to transition to them and is looking for input. Of course, they don't make one for the FNS9 with a light....
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rkb3119 ·
I really like them, lightweight and slim. I use both light and non-light versions, but I am using the common plastic gun.
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FourNinerZero ·
Whats the model # for a railed 1911 with x300? Is there one? Ive searched but so far no luck
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Re: Safariland QD: QLS vs RTI

montgomerygentryFan ·
I agree with XTCBX, although I definitely have not put mine through that kind of use as he has. The brief time I had G-Code's RTI system the first thing I noticed was how loose the holster to the mounts was. Even when the pistol was not in the holster it would rattle. Maybe that play didn't affect retention, but I didn't like it that loose. At the time I had bought every from the holster, belt and MOLLE/PALS mount and all were equally loose. From there I switched to the MLS and never looked ...
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XTCBX ·
I use the Safariland QD system for all my Safariland holsters. They are very strong, I've rolled around on them, gotten in a fight with a gun grab attempt and fallen down cliffs with them. No issues at all, they add about a 1/4" of standoff to the holster and I didn't even notice it when in switched to them. It's a good system.
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K.O.A.M. ·
I use the Safariland quick release stuff on all my holsters. I have had no problem with daily use on a duty belt and through multiple classes and multiple holsters. YMMV, but my experience over multiple years has been uniformly positive.
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XTCBX ·
If the receiving plate has the locking tabs you really need to slam the fork in for it to seat / lock... If that isn't done, well, it'll come right out on a draw. Not saying it was user error...just sayin'...
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sixtop ·
I've used both for holsters and equipment. The Gcode was a good concept, but eventually failed. It (the holster) got snagged on a fence I was diving under and broke. Failed at the connection point. Pistol was moved to a mag pouch on the chest and holster was tossed into the camelback for the duration of that track. Upon contacting Gcode for warranty I was not given any help because I had purchased the components through Natchez and not directly from Gcode. I'll admit that left a sour taste...
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Safariland QD: QLS vs RTI

Ironman8 ·
Im looking for a "QD" option for my Safariland holster. I would need it to go between a 2" belt (UBL type setup to clear PC) and a molle belt (Kifaru pack belt). I've looked into the Safariland QLS/MLS and G-Code RTI systems and they both look like nice options but haven't found a definitive answer for what I'm looking for. Basically I just want to know which one is more durable (better mount interface) and which one is lower profile (minimize "stack height" between components). Any other...
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Plasman ·
Just a note, for light bearing holsters you may have to shave down one of the locking nubs about half way on the QLS-22L plate to make enough clearance for the locking fork to come up and over it. I didn't have this issue with other light bearing holsters till I got my P320 and VP9 holsters in a month ago.
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CWM11B ·
We have had contrary experience. On numerous occasions we have had holsters come unclipped, and on one occasion a teammate drew holster and gun together on a vehicle takedown. These were on early versions that admitedly had longer locking forks. The reputation was sullied with a lot of our folks, but some like them. A common complaint I hear is the stacking/protrusion. Several guys have gone back to using separate gunbelts with a dedicated holster. I have used both, and prefer the RTL with a...
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Ironman8 ·
Thanks for all the replies fellas. Looks like the QLS is the way to go.
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CWM11B ·
XTCBX posted: If the receiving plate has the locking tabs you really need to slam the fork in for it to seat / lock... If that isn't done, well, it'll come right out on a draw. Not saying it was user error...just sayin'... Understood, but not what happened. Plenty of our guys have and like them. Just as sixtop's experience soured him on G Code, so did our guys when they had their issue. Admittedly, this was on the earlier designs with longer locking forks. The latest version seems to be less...
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Tropleo ·
XTCBX posted: If the receiving plate has the locking tabs you really need to slam the fork in for it to seat / lock... If that isn't done, well, it'll come right out on a draw. Not saying it was user error...just sayin'... To piggyback on that, "push/pull" doesn't only apply to mags. I take mine on and off quite often due to having to lock up weapons when entering certain secure areas ie: jails, booking, lockups. This gives me the ability to secure the entire holster with handgun. When I...
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SoTex ·
I would also use the QLS. Check out difference between LE version and MIL version. MIL version is meant to break away at a certain poundage in the event you get stuck on something. LE is meant to survive gun grabs and never come off. I also do the push/pull that @Tropleo mentioned to make sure everything is legit.
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Re: My Safariland Rotating Hood gets hung up on the gun on my duty holster.

K.O.A.M. ·
Silly question, but are you sure you've installed the light properly? Something's not allowing that weapon to seat properly in the holster so that the hood can be properly manipulated. I'd start there before carving things up. If it is properly installed, I'd contact Safariland.
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Re: My Safariland Rotating Hood gets hung up on the gun on my duty holster.

TURNz ·
It does it without the light.
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My Safariland Rotating Hood gets hung up on the gun on my duty holster.

TURNz ·
I bought the 6360 for my Springfield XD with TLR-1. The holster has the SLS hood, the ALS and the Hood guard. Well the rotating hood (strap) hits the corner of the rear of the slide and stops. I can muscle it past, but it hangs up almost every time, so it's putting a glitch in my draw. I tried heating the strap up and shaping it, but it's not the kind of plastic that holds a shape. I'm not sure where to go from there. Any thoughts?
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XTCBX ·
I think I've got a non lightbearing Safariland laying around for a 5" XD...I can send it to you if you want to canabalize it for the hood? Are you authorized for ALS only? I just made the switch from the same setup you're running to an ALS only w hood guard and don't miss the extra layer of retention...PM me if you want the holster, I have no use for it.
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Re: My Safariland Rotating Hood gets hung up on the gun on my duty holster.

El lobo del desierto ·
Swap it out for an ALS only if you can.
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Doug Mitchell ·
^ Really the answer if possible. I have small hands for my size, and the draw with both the SLS hood and the ALS was too slow. The move to make the hood go forward put me in a shitty position to hit the ALS release. I have a different holster that is ALS only and have no issues of that nature.
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Re: My Safariland Rotating Hood gets hung up on the gun on my duty holster.

TURNz ·
My current, or rather previous holster is ALS only. I wear it on a single strap leg panel with the flex adapter pulled all the way up. The hood is about even with the belt. I always felt that just the ALS seemed like not enough retention in a gun grab because it's lower on my body. I can't go back to a belt mounted holster, so I figured when I went with the light, I'd go all out. I've got a couple ideas on how to cannibalize a strap to make it work. DOUG, as for the draw and the shitty...
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Comped Pistols and ALS Holsters PSA

Riafdnal ·
Jim Dexter found an issue with his comped duty pistol and his Safariland ALS duty holster. Placing the pistol into the holster for one handed manipulation with the slide locked to the rear requires the ALS system to be deactivated twice. The first deactivation unlocks the weapon for draw, the second release is required to allow the comp to pass through the locking mechanism.
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Re: Comped Pistols and ALS Holsters PSA

Riafdnal ·
The issue seems to be with the space between the slide and comp when the slide is locked back. The shoulder of the comp locks into the mechanism of the ALS.
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Re: Comped Pistols and ALS Holsters PSA

M. Wilson ·
Is there anyway to get a different profile on your comp or perhaps some electrical tape to cover the comp ports until it is fired?
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Chameleox ·
Huh. Small world- I used to work with that guy.
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