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Safariland Service Bulletins

October 21, 2013
Counterfeit Body Armor Identified by Florida Department of Law Enforcement

The Safariland Group has been notified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) regarding counterfeit body armor vests that have been confiscated in an investigation in the southeastern United States. Among the numerous vest models seized, the ABA® and Second Chance® brands were identified among the several counterfeit brands being offered for sale at gun shows.

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.

October 12, 2009
PRODUCT ADVISORY UPDATE - #1325 40mm Single Launcher Manufactured from October 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008

On February 18, 2009, a Production Advisory was issued for the Defense Technology™ Model #1325 40mm Single Shot Launcher, which had been purchased between October 2008 and December 2008. The trigger and hammer mechanisms on the single launcher occasionally produced a light hammer strike due to recent production modification.

September 25, 2009
PRODUCT ADVISORY UPDATE - #1325 40mm Single Launcher Manufactured from October 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008

On February 18, 2009, a Product Advisory was issued for the Defense Technology™ Model #1325 40mm Single Shot Launcher, which had been purchased between October 2008 and December 2008. The trigger and hammer mechanisms on the single launcher occasionally produced a light hammer strike due to a recent production modification. Part of this process included the use of a new molded hammer.

June 03, 2009
PRODUCT ADVISORY UPDATE - #1325 40MM Single Launchers Manufactured from October 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008

On February 18, 2009, a Product Advisory was issued for Defense Technology’s Model #1325, 40mm Single-Shot Launchers which your agency purchased between October 2008 and December 2008. At that time, it was determined that the trigger and hammer mechanisms on some single launchers were not operating properly and occasionally produced a light hammer strike. The issue occurred due to a recent product modification to the trigger and hammer assembly process.

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.

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