2014 General Press Releases
September 09, 2014
The Safariland Training Group Conference Heads to the West Coast
The Safariland Training Group announced today that their bi-annual law enforcement training conference will be held for the first time on the west coast in Reno, Nevada next week. After more than 30 years on the east coast, the demand for this conference has led to the addition of the west coast event. The widely respected Safariland Training Group offers a full spectrum of law enforcement training classes and specializes in a hands-on approach to law enforcement training with an emphasis on small group instruction and real-world application in its course offerings. The 2014 Western Safariland Training Group Conference offers exclusive lecture programs and is still open for reservations.
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 18, 2014
The Safariland Group Names Scott F. Harris Chief Financial Officer
The Safariland Group (The “Company”), a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, announced today the appointment of Scott F. Harris as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). As CFO, Harris will be a member of the Company’s executive leadership team and will oversee the global finance and accounting operations of the Company. Harris will report to Scott O’Brien, President.
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.
July 15, 2014
Safariland/Kona Patrol Bike Selected by Los Angeles Area Law Enforcement Agency
Safariland announced today the recent sale of Safariland®/Kona 29er patrol bikes to replace a Los Angeles area law enforcement agency’s current fleet of patrol bikes. After much consideration and the opportunity to test the 29er bike, the agency selected the Safariland/Kona 29er as the most suitable patrol bike for their rigorous daily operational needs.
July 09, 2014
Local Employer Provides Community with Safe Work Environment
Defense Technology, a significant employer in the Casper area since 1992, continues to provide a safe work environment for its associates after being named as one of America’s Safest Companies by EHS Today under its parent company - The Safariland Group. Collaboratively with its partnered brands in The Safariland Group, Defense Technology has proven itself as a safe manufacturing site with comprehensive training programs and controlled material handling regulations.
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.