Service Bulletin for ALS™ Holster Users
February 26, 2009
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.
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.
doing such drills on a surface as described above, substantial
amounts of gravel entered the body of the holster.
then holstered their weapons, and in some cases debris had lodged
between the body of the holster, and the ALS mechanism causing sticky
operation, and in some cases jamming when the recommended clearing
drill described below was not performed.
recommended course of action if you suspect large amounts of debris
may have entered your empty holster is as follows; 1) make sure the
holster is in a vertical position (stand or kneel). 2) Operate the
ALS relates lever several times, satisfying yourself that the
mechanism is free of debris and working properly. 3) Holster your
should be noted that neither Provo PD nor Safariland has been able to
duplicate this situation with a weapon in the holster.
there are several hundred thousand of these holsters in service
worldwide, and Safariland feels all users should be reminded to take
care with regard to their weapon and holster in the event they find
themselves in an environment where debris could enter the muzzle or
other parts of their weapon as well as their holster.
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