2014 Duty Gear Press Releases
June 19, 2014
Team Safariland’s Voigt and Reese Make a Great Showing at the MGM Ironman 3 Gun Tournament with ELS Competition Belt Systems
Safariland congratulates Team Safariland members Mike Voigt and Maggie Reese for their sound performance at the MGM Ironman 3 Gun Tournament June 8 - 14 in Parma, Idaho. Both using their ELS (Equipment Locking System) Competition Belt System in the Open Division, Voigt took the High Senior title and second place overall, while Maggie was able to clench High Ladies. This match is one of the toughest and most physically challenging tournaments with each stage requiring more than 100 rounds and the use of three guns, if not four.
June 18, 2014
Bianchi Meets Agency Requirements for Leather Equipment With Affordable PatrolTek Leather Duty Gear
Bianchi announced today that it has released a new line of leather duty gear under its popular PatrolTek™ brand. This line of leather duty gear equipment for uniformed police officers includes a wide selection of pouches and belts to meet agencies’ demanding requirements. Similar to the traditional quality and construction of Bianchi’s leather duty gear models from years ago, this new line has both the quality and dependability of Bianchi Gunleather®, combined with the value of Bianchi PatrolTek nylon products. Now, with a total of 15 models available, all of the essential duty gear an officer needs can be found at a reasonable price.
April 28, 2014
Safariland Introduces Springfield XD Fits to its GLS Holster Series
ONTARIO, California – Safariland® announces today the release of two new fits to its GLS™ (Grip Locking System) holster line. Introduced earlier this year, GLS models continue to grow in popularity and all models are now available for the Springfield Armory XD 4" Service and the XD(M) model handguns. The GLS series combines security and an intuitive draw in a compact design with its patent-pending retention device which is disengaged only by drawing the handgun with a proper shooting grip.
March 25, 2014
Bobby McGee Wins Puerto Rico IDPA National Championship with Safariland Range Series
Safariland congratulates team member Bobby McGee for winning the Stock Service Revolver (SSR) Division at the 2014 Puerto Rico IDPA Nationals held at the RL Shooting Club in Caguas, Puerto Rico. McGee competed with the Safariland® Range Series - a line designed with IDPA sports in mind - wearing the Model 332 Range Belt and the Model 5187 Open Top Concealment Belt Holster for the S&W 686 revolver he used.
February 27, 2014
Team Safariland Michael Voigt Takes the Win at Florida Open Pistol Championship with Safariland ELS Rig
Safariland congratulates Team Safariland members, Michael Voigt for taking first place in the Men’s Open Senior Division and Maggie Reese for her fourth place finish in the Ladies Production division of the Florida Open Pistol Championship in Frostproof, Fla. hosted by the Universal Shooting Academy. Both Voigt and Reese competed using a Safariland® ELS rig which allowed them to reconfigure their gear for each course of fire.
February 11, 2014
New Safariland GLS Holster Line to be Showcased on Shooting USA
Safariland® announced today that the all-new GLS™ (Grip Locking System) holster series will be showcased on Wednesday night’s episode of Shooting USA. The hour long special features various new products launched at the 2014 SHOT Show. The GLS series is the newest line of holsters from Safariland, which feature a patent-pending retention device that securely holds the handgun in place and intuitive middle finger draw.
January 15, 2014
Bianchi Adds Traditional Belt Slot Holsters to its Allusion Concealment Line
The Bianchi® brand today announced the addition of two new Allusion™ concealment holsters at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show) January 14 - 17, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev. With a traditional belt slot carry, the new Model 126 Assent™ and Model 131 Confidential™ are worn close to the body for excellent concealability. The Bianchi Allusion series combines the best of both leather and synthetic technologies to offer a product with traditional good looks and long-lasting performance.
January 14, 2014
Safariland Introduces State of the art Grip Locking System Concealment Holster Series
Safariland® announced the introduction of the GLS™ (Grip Locking System) series of holsters at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show) January 14 - 17, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev. The GLS holster line features a patent-pending retention device which securely holds the firearm in place once holstered. The innovative retention mechanism is quickly and intuitively deactivated with the middle finger during the draw. Holsters with the all-new GLS retention provide weapon security with a very low-profile and ride close to the body, making them ideal for concealment.