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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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Reston Group--- 2-Day Performance Gun Fighting - Mod 1 (LE/MIL)- 1-2 JUNE 17- Columbiana, AL

sabre07 ·
Reston Group Training--- 2-Day Performance Gun Fighting - Mod 1 Restricted to LE/MIL 6/1/17 8:00 AM----6/2/17 4:30 PM Shelby County SO Training Center, Columbiana, AL Participants in this course should have a core understanding of marksmanship fundamentals and strong weapons handling skills. Building on these fundamentals, participants will be instructed in high performance skills and will practice techniques to enable them to successfully perform in firearm engagements. Days are typically...
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sabre07 ·
Bay style bunkhouse available for $30 a night.
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Re: Comped Pistols and ALS Holsters PSA

BooneGA ·
You just drop the slide before holstering, then reload, and finally run the slide by whatever means you would during a one-handed malfunction clearance. Rick
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Tropleo ·
anybody find a reasonable fix for this?
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My War Belt Version 4.

RobertTheTexan ·
I'll warn you up front. This seems like a long post. I read that we should not just post pics but actually talk about why we are running the gear and how it's performing. So I'm trying to honor that. If it's too much, just let me know. This is my current war belt, Version 4. This was more like an overhaul though than introducing some improvements to the previous "base system". That base system was sold on the E&E and is long gone. The war belt has been a work in progress, for about the...
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RobertTheTexan ·
Thank you B0308. Honestly, I was trying hard to get it finished, it was about 0300 and I can tell from my many mistakes. On the McNett fixed blade. I picked mine up from OPTactical, but I believe Jon stopped carrying that item. They are another really solid gear company. You can contact them, it's possible they may have one not on the inventory books.
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RobertTheTexan ·
One of a few comments I left out. The DownRangeGear malice stabilizers really work well in this scenario because the backside as you see it, is the Velcro loop. So that attaches to the Velcro of the inner belt and overall adds to the security of the pouch. Chris @ DownRangeGear is a Marine veteran who does try to go above and beyond to provide good customer service. I've order a lot of buckles and webbing etc. from him because I like to try different things with my gear.
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aluminumfalcon ·
Run a 5k trail route with it. Stop along the way and do some burpees, squats, and pullups on a tree branch. That will give you a far better critique than anything you'll read on the internet.
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B0308 ·
Well written and nice pics. Sounds like you have refined it well to fit your mission/use. Will go check out the McNet knife, probably cost me money.
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lcpl1066 ·
Get suspenders. Especially if you add a radio and water to your belt. You can get Vtac or other tactical brands, but some guys get Husky or similar carpentry style options from the hardware store and they work reasonably well. Contractors spend a lot more time working, climbing, and crawling with weight hanging off their belts than we do. They don't get to say it is too hot or too cold to train.
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firemission4mortars ·
Well written post.While i am sure not everyone will agree with all your choices , at least you have thought them through. Only thing left is to run it hard and see what shakes loose or chafes the fuck out of you.
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Re: My War Belt Version 4.

sparky-kb ·
Have you looked at the new USGI tourniquet pouches? They are part of the IFAK II and are made by Sekri I believe. They are pretty nice and are a good way to keep your TQ out of the dirt and elements. They can be mounted horizontally with velcro straps or vertically with MOLLE. The pouch secures closed with velcro and a metal snap button. There is a pull loop to grab that allows you to in snap the button and then the velcro completely opens up along the front.
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Agency Arms forward serrations with Safariland's ALS

Thanatos ·
Hey guys, I just got a Safariland 6378 for my Glock 20 with the Agency Arms "Gavel" slide cuts. There are forward-slanting serrations on top of the slide from the ejection port all the way to the muzzle end of the slide. I'm not sure how to add pics on this forum yet, but if you Google "Agency Arms Gavel," you'll see what I mean. The cuts are super-functional for a woods gun (makes it way easier to rack the slide one-handed against most surfaces, including boot soles and tree trunks), but...
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Thanatos ·
So...solved via consultation outside lightfighter, but I thought I should post the solution here in case others encounter the same problem. It was a passive tension issue. My holster is the Safariland 6378 light-bearing (Surefire X300U) model for the Glock 20, but my gun is currently running an Inforce APL. The Inforce is much smaller than the Surefire, and this created a lot of empty space in the back of the holster that allowed the weapon to "rock" forward quite a bit. This forward...
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Re: My War Belt Version 4.

RobertTheTexan ·
Sparky, Talk about late to the party.... Thanks, that's a good option and I'm going to look into that. Does it deploy pretty quickly? I picked up a few of these to try from BFG, they call it "The Hammock" and it's working out ok. It mounts to the very bottom of your malice clips, so it may be limited in how you can mount it. I haven't tried it with my pouches that use webbing instead of malice clips, but it should still work. Jur y is still out but, the TQ does deploy pretty quickly, I'm...
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J_B ·
After a few months of agonizing over a “callout” belt for K9 callouts when deployed with our swatties, I went with a Ronin Senshi. I had an open spot,up front, between the buckle and my holster and went with the SoilEater beltmounted TQ holder. https://www.soileater.com/prod...urniquet-holder-bmth
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RobertTheTexan ·
That's not a bad design at all. I guess the velcro must be the cost difference. That BFG hammock is like $11 bucks, mil disc. But I like that you can mount it and it doesn't block any of the velcro that secures to your inner belt. That's pretty slick.
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Crazee357 ·
I've used both the IFAK II TQ holder and the BFG Hammock, both work well however as noted, the BFG is somewhat limited in how you can mount it (on the bottom of another pouch). As an alternate to suspenders if that belt gets unstable I'd recommend any of several belt systems that have a hook and pile tape inner and a MOLLE outer: I have one from G Code (Warrior Poet Society also has one) and I have found to be amazingly stable even with a full kit on it. mine has 2x each handgun and rifle...
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GTF425 ·
You can use zip ties to attach a Mayflower or BFG tourniquet holder horizontally to any belt. You can also girth hitch hair ties around a belt or through PALS channels and run a TQ through the loops if you don't want to buy a commercial holder.
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RobertTheTexan ·
Yeah, I noted the same limitation on the hammock myself. Most of my gear uses molle/pals webbing (with some belt hardware on my war belt being the exception) so I can usually find a spot for the hammock even if I need to bridge two pouches as I did on one of my chest rigs that have TT Universal mag pouches. I bridged two pouches and it works well but could present some issues if you're using belt mounting hardware. I like G-Code, their Operators Belt is the belt I chose for my war belt and...
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Crazee357 ·
Apologies, I was referring to G code’s belt, not their TQ holder.
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jumpermed ·
Also concern that TQs exposed to environment may have a higher failure rate according to a a 2011 article. BLUF ABSTRACT We hypothesize that an anecdotally observed increase in tourniquet breakage and decrease in effi cacy may be secondary to environmental exposure during military deployment. This was a study comparing effi cacy and breakage of 166 Afghanistan-exposed tourniquets to 166 unexposed tourniquets. Afghanistan exposure was defi ned as tourniquet carriage by fi eld staff in the...
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