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Duty Gear Press Releases

September 22, 2014

Safariland® congratulates team member Robert Vogel for his win of the Stock Service Pistol (SSP) Division at the 2014 IDPA Nationals held in Tulsa, Oklahoma early September. Using his Safariland Model 5199 holster, Vogel dominated the entire match coming in with the fastest overall time of 209.10, and defending his title against more than 400 competitors. In addition, Vogel finished as the most accurate competitor with just 10 points down after completing all 15 stages.

August 27, 2014
Safariland Adds 7TS Holster Fits for Glock and Sig Sauer Firearms

Safariland® announced today the expansion of the 7TS™ Holster Series with new fits for the Glock 17/22 and 19/23 with the most popular lights, and new fits for the Sig Sauer P220R/P226R, P227 full-size/compact and the P229R. Quickly gaining popularity since they hit the market in 2013, 7TS holsters boast a proprietary nylon blend called SafariSeven™, which is impervious to extreme heat and cold, is non-abrasive to the firearm’s finish and features a special construction that strengthens the holster body. These new fits are offered in a variety of duty, tactical and concealment models.

August 11, 2014
Team Bianchi Shooter Kenda Lenseigne Wins Big at The 2014 CMSA Western Championships

Bianchi® congratulates Team Bianchi mounted shooter Kenda Lenseigne in a nail-biting finale that sent the crowd leaping to their feet as she blasted across the finish line at the 2014 CMSA Western Championship in Las Vegas July 30 - August 3. Lenseigne beat out all other competitors, while alternating between gear, including her Bianchi Cattle Driver™ rig. After a close second Ladies Overall win in the main match while riding her novice horse, Lenseigne returned for the Double Down Finals wearing her Bianchi Limited Edition Smokechaser™ rig and riding her seasoned veteran horse, Justin, to post a blistering 12.4 second time. This outstanding finish earned her a total $3,700 payout for the weekend.

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.

March 13, 2014
Team Safariland’s Rob Leatham Hits Impressive Performances with Safariland ELS Rig at Two Western State Championships

Safariland congratulates Team Safariland Rob Leatham and fellow members for their outstanding performances at the 2014 Western States Revolver Championship (WSRC) and Western States Single Stack Championship (WSSSC) held March 7 through 9 in Mesa, Arizona. Rob Leatham took top honors again in the Revolver event at the WSRC and, with just seven points out, landed in 2nd place, at the WSSSC with his Safariland® ELS Competition rig.

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 26, 2014
Robert Vogel Wins the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship With Safariland 5199 Holster

Safariland congratulates team member Robert Vogel, for winning the Stock Service Pistol (SSP) Division at the 2014 IDPA Indoor Nationals held in Springfield, Mass. this past weekend. Vogel dominated the entire match coming in with the fastest overall time of 161.69, defending his title for the 7th year in a row.

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