Holster Safety Warnings
CONSUMER WARNING: READ IMMEDIATELY
SAFARILAND™ Holsters and Duty Gear systems are designed to meet the demand for high performance police products. Close tolerances for holster/handgun fit require consistent handgun specifications and characteristics as well as extremely precise holster design.
For more than 40 years, SAFARILAND™ has produced products of quality materials with efficiency and safety in mind. For your protection and safety, it is strongly suggested that these warnings be read, understood, and adhered to prior to the purchase or use of any SAFARILAND™ product.
Although these warnings may not pertain to all SAFARILAND™ products, or all circumstances, they should be read prior to the purchase, sale or use of any SAFARILAND™ product.
Some SAFARILAND™ products have special and/or safety information that must be products have special and/or supplemental instructions and/or safety information that must be read prior to their use. Call SAFARILAND™ (800) 347-1200 for copies of these materials.
TRAINING AND PRACTICE
Use of a handgun under any circumstance may be dangerous. SERIOUS INJURY OR EVEN DEATH may result without proper training in the safe handling of firearms. Proper training should be obtained from an accredited firearms safety program conducted by competent, qualified instructors in the military, police academies or National Rifle Association affiliated instruction programs.
We strongly recommend a regular holster practice regime be utilized to assure the continued capabilities of both the SAFARILAND™ product and its user. Should you have any questions concerning your SAFARILAND™ products, call SAFARILAND™ toll free at (800) 347-1200.
PROPER HOLSTER FIT
NEVER PLACE A LOADED HANDGUN IN A HOLSTER WITHOUT FIRST TESTING FOR PROPER FIT WITH THE HANDGUN UNLOADED. Although SAFARILAND™ attempts to provide accurate information regarding which specific attempts to provide accurate information regarding which specific holster models were designed to accommodate a specifically identified handgun, or handguns. SAFARILAND™ does not does not warrant the accuracy of such information and specifically disclaims any responsibility or liability for, or consequences resulting from errors or inaccuracies in such information. Users are advised not to rely on such compatibility information but are advised to personally verify holster/handgun compatibility in each and every case using actual products.
Handgun manufacturers continually update manufacturing specification in their quest for better products. These changes may occur one or more times within a particular handgun model year, and make it difficult for proper handgun identification and holster fit.
The slightest change in handgun design can have a major safety effect on the SAFARILAND™ close tolerance products. These changes may not affect other holster brands that do not maintain the SAFARILAND™ high standards.
If the user has any questions or doubt concerning holster fit, contact SAFARILAND™ immediately as to which version immediately as to which version of a particular handgun you and/or your customer may possess and its compatibility with SAFARILAND™ holsters.
Be advised that it is the user's responsibility to periodically check his or her holster and related hardware for proper fit and function. Should any product, including a SAFARILAND™ product, become worn, loose, broken, defective or ill fit- product, become worn, loose, broken, defective or ill fitting, CEASE USE IMMEDIATELY.
OTHER VERY IMPORTANT WARNINGS
DO NOT use SAFARILAND™ holsters with custom or modified guns, broken, worn or inferior manufactured guns, including guns that are not of original factory specifications. DO NOT use after-market grips not manufactured by SAFARILAND™, grip adapters, target hammers, target triggers, or trigger shoes. After market handgun modifications may cause improper holster fit and ACCIDENTAL HANDGUN DISCHARGE. Never attempt to modify SAFARILAND™ products in any way.
Do not attempt to cock a handgun while holstered as such cocking can cause severe damage to either the handgun or holster, or both, and may cause an ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE.
Some users of certain handgun models insist on carrying the weapon in what is referred to as a cocked and locked condition (i.e., the gun is cocked with the safety engaged). SAFARILAND™ does not recommend or approve of any such practice, and advises against it. This condition for such handguns should be reserved only for the most advanced, experienced and skilled professional shooters under conditions that require the handgun to be drawn and fired under extremely short time constraints. Carrying a handgun in this condition INCREASES THE RISK OF ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE. It should only be used by those who have the training and experience to recognize the inherent risks associated with it.
It should be noted that NO HOLSTER IS COMPLETELY SNATCH-PROOF OR TAKEAWAY-PROOF. Therefore, the user must exercise extreme diligence at all times in any situation where another person may attempt to take the user's handgun. The handgun should be held in place by the user whenever vigorous activity such as running, jumping, falling or tumbling is encountered or attempted. ALWAYS keep safety straps snapped if the holster is so equipped.
Keep thumb on back of hammer or slide when inserting handgun in holster to help assure no movement occurs during insertion. Always keep fingers clear of trigger when drawing or replacing handgun in holster. Place index finger on outside of trigger guard to resist inadvertent strap or foreign object interference when re-holstering.