Tagged With "Safariland"

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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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Custom HK USP Holster?

Lou91 ·
Anyone know if its possible to swap my WRS spring Loaded hood on too my Safariland 6004 holster..? Has it ever been done? I just like the spring loaded hood
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Beretta M9A3 Holster options... Safariland?

arbox1005 ·
G'day, Just after some help finding a holster for a Beretta M9A3, I am chasing a SLS model if possible, or a custom kydex maker that uses the SLS, doesn't have to be a safariland holster but that is what im using now for work so would prefer it for commonality in my training. I'm sure some holster made for other beretta models would work but i cant seem to get a straight answer on which would, and i have no interest in a Serpa or any other trash. thanks for the help!
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First Spear Crime Suppression Vest (CSV)

ShadeMtnArmory ·
I haven't been on here for a while, but I figured this the place to go. I work for a Sheriff's Office that is going to be purchasing soft armor external carriers. We already have plate carriers. Now we're switching to external carriers for the level IIIA soft armor everyone wears. We're debating between the Safariland Bothell carrier vs. the First Spear Crime Suppression Vest (CSV). We are all well aware of how the Bothell carriers fit and look. However, I can hardly find anything about the...
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Aftermarket plug kits that let your run threaded barrels on Safariland 6378 holsters

Thanatos ·
Hey guys, has anyone modified a Safariland 6378 (or similar...ALS kydex holster) to allow for a threaded barrel? I'm running a Glock 20 as my bear-country gun. I know 20s aren't super-common, and I'm not sure where to look for aftermarket parts. Are there people who make after-market "plug kits" (if that's the right term) that make enough space to run a threaded barrel in a Safariland ALS holster for the big-framed Glocks? I have to run a "match" barrel because my bear rounds are Underwood...
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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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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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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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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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Re: Comped Pistols and ALS Holsters PSA

Tropleo ·
anybody find a reasonable fix for this?
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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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Re: Safariland 7TS torture test.

TheTick ·
But alas, light bearing P229 holster is always last to arrive...
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Re: Safariland 7TS torture test.

micahSS ·
yeah... got a buddy who owns an XD after market shop. XD with a light? ha...
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Re: Safariland 7TS torture test.

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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Re: Safariland 7TS torture test.

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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Re: Safariland 7TS torture test.

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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Re: Safariland 7TS torture test.

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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Re: Safariland 7TS torture test.

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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Re: Safariland 7TS torture test.

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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Re: Safariland 7TS torture test.

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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Re: Safariland 7TS torture test.

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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Re: My Safariland Rotating Hood gets hung up on the gun on my duty holster.

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.

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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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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Re: My Safariland Rotating Hood gets hung up on the gun on my duty holster.

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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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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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

Chameleox ·
Huh. Small world- I used to work with that guy.
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Re: Safariland 7TS torture test.

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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Re: Safariland 7TS torture test.

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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Re: Safariland 7TS torture test.

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: Beretta M9A3 Holster options... Safariland?

hile ·
Would one for one of the other railed 92s work equally well? Perhaps you can put that into the holsterfinder at Safariland? Looks like HolsterOps has a 7TS ALS, SLS and SLS/ALS option. (7280, etc.) Here's a link to the one with the QLS fork: https://holsterops.com/collect...-holster-with-qls-19
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Re: Beretta M9A3 Holster options... Safariland?

arbox1005 ·
i think that will work well, thanks for the help. I find the Safariland holster finder misses a few options, I think anything for the M9A1 should work well. The real challenge is going to be finding one that is compatible with a TLR-1
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Re: Beretta M9A3 Holster options... Safariland?

arbox1005 ·
so far , all i can find is the 3280 which is discontinued
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Re: Beretta M9A3 Holster options... Safariland?

hile ·
Well fuck, that complicates things. On the plus side, most of the SL 6XXX and 7XXX holsters work for both the streamlight WML and the U-boat.
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Re: Beretta M9A3 Holster options... Safariland?

CWM11B ·
The 7TS with ALS for an M9A1 fits fine. I have one for my M9A3. No issues
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Re: Beretta M9A3 Holster options... Safariland?

arbox1005 ·
You got a light on that one mate?
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CWM11B ·
I do not, however I have no doubt the WML version will work. I'll probably get one at some point
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Re: Beretta M9A3 Holster options... Safariland?

Kiko ·
If you can't find it, well then have it made..NICK holsters and ANR holsters come to mind..they make options compatible with Safariland accessories and at the quality and cost comparable if not less than Safailand..
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Re: Beretta M9A3 Holster options... Safariland?

arbox1005 ·
Cheers for all the help fellas , i’ll Try to pick up a 7ts and also maybe order a custom from Nick or ANR , I’ll post what I get anyway!
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Re: Aftermarket plug kits that let your run threaded barrels on Safariland 6378 holsters

MOJONIXON ·
If you remove the disk at the bottom of the 6378 the G20 with threaded barrel may fit. Another option would be checking to see if they make a 6378 for the G40. A G20 with threaded barrel may fit the G40 holster much like my comped G19 fits a 6378 for a G34 perfectly.
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Re: Aftermarket plug kits that let your run threaded barrels on Safariland 6378 holsters

ggammell ·
Unless your running a light bearing model this is no plug and it will just stick out the bottom of the holster. If you have a light bearing model you may need a plug kit which is presently difficult to find with holster ops going offline.
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Re: Agency Arms forward serrations with Safariland's ALS

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: Safariland QD: QLS vs RTI

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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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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