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Duty Gear Service Bulletins

August 02, 2013
GLOCK Gen4 Beavertail Back Strap - Holster Service Bulletin

Safariland® advises users that GLOCK beavertail back straps should not be used with any of the following Safariland holster / GLOCK gun combinations as such modification will impact the locking mechanism of the SLS.

August 22, 2012
Safariland Laminate Holster Reminder Regarding Direct Exposure to Excessive Heat

Safariland would like to remind all duty gear holster customers of the need to limit direct exposure of the Safariland laminate holster to excessive heat. Particularly, users are directed to not leave their laminate holsters in the car exposed to direct sunlight magnified through the window glass. Excessive direct heat exposure to Safariland’s laminate holster can cause deforming of the holster body that may impact its performance. Exposure to excessive heat can cause the gun to stick or jam due to the swelling action.

February 01, 2011
Safariland Service Bulletin for Bianchi Models 82, 83, 84 and 4584 Manufactured before February 2010

Re: Notice Regarding Potential for Undersized Dowel Pin in Bianchi® Models 82, 83, 84 and 4584 Manufactured BEFORE February 2010. Safariland would like to notify Bianchi holster customers of the need to inspect the Bianchi Models 82, 83, 84 and 4584 holsters for possible loose or undersized dowel pins in the housing system. This issue potentially affects those Bianchi holsters of the identified models that were produced before February 2010. Our testing of holsters shows that the handgun will insert and draw even without the dowel pin. Nevertheless, we are asking our customers to inspect their Bianchi holster for any signs of this issue. Please see pdf attached for details.

July 13, 2010
Use and Care of Safariland Holsters Exposed to Water Saturation

It is important to regularly take proper care and maintenance of holsters after exposure to excessive moisture, just like the care provided to your weapon.

February 26, 2009
Service Bulletin for ALS™ Holster Users

Safariland has been made aware of a situation where the Provo, UT Police Department experienced malfunctions while training with the 6360 ALS holster on the range. The range in question is covered with approximately 4-6” deep, loose pea gravel. The drills used called for the officers to draw, go to a prone position and fire, roll from one side to another and fire, and finally spin into a supine position and fire.

July 01, 2008
Safety Warning/Service Bulletin Safariland 6070 Raptor™ holster for SIG P220/P226 and SIG P228/P229

In June of 2008, an officer in Bridgeport Connecticut accidentally re-holstered a loaded SIG P229 pistol into a Safariland Raptor holster model 6070-744, with the hammer cocked in the single action mode. The pistol discharged in the holster resulting in a non serious injury.

October 21, 2005
Advisory for Handguns with Lights and/or Lasers Attached

Safariland® has been manufacturing holsters for handguns with lights mounted to them for over 10 years. The need for this application with the Law Enforcement, SWAT and military communities has grown into a requirement to include lasers as well as lights for duty applications.

May 23, 2005
Safariland® Holsters with injection molded belt loop, UBL, (Universal Belt Loop) manufactured before July 2002

This service bulletin pertains only to Safariland holsters using the injection molded UBL belt loop back piece manufactured between July of 2001 to July of 2002. This part is identified by not having a molded-in date plug on the back of the UBL, approximately ¾” above the bottom screw. All parts manufactured after July of 2002 have this date code and no failure has been identified with parts produced after this date.