To evolve is to change. But change doesn’t happen in a vacuum—it comes as a response to real-world conditions. The evolution in Safariland holsters brings us to the 7TS™ Series, the result of countless hours of R&D, testing in the field, and most importantly—listening to what law enforcement and military professionals really need.

Donnie Myers, owner of 295 Tactical, heads out to the range to show us the 7385 7TS™ ALS® Tactical Holster and what this evolution looks like. With over 35 years of safe handling of firearms as a former police officer, SWAT Team member and instructor, Donnie’s experience brings a tactical operator’s perspective to the demo.

“This holster is equipped with Automatic Locking System, and it’s open top, which makes the draw a little faster and works with the three point mounting system—so all the drop-leg, the duty belt, even the chest rig mounts,” says Donnie. “You’ll be able to mount the 7TS whatever your application, whether it’s a sniper position, patrol, SWAT, canine—basically adapt to whatever job or specific needs that you have.”

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The 7385 7TS is constructed of SafariSeven™, a proprietary nylon blend that is completely non-abrasive to a firearm’s finish, has very high heat and cold tolerances (from 300 degrees F to -50 degrees F), and maintains its form, even if it gets wet. “This holster can be submerged for long periods of time,” says Donnie. “It’s not going to affect the performance or rigidity of the holster. There’s also standoffs inside the holster that actually create airspace. That way mud or debris can actually clear or dry from the firearm.” The standoffs also help to lessen friction between firearm and holster, creating a draw that feels effortless.

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The durability, protective features and adaptability of the 7385 7TS™ ALS® Tactical Holster make it the perfect response to the demands of real-world conditions. Donnie sums it up, saying, “The overall evolution of Safariland holsters has brought us to the 7TS; it’s lighter, stronger, faster.”

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About Donnie

Donnie Myers has over 35 years of safe handling of firearms, both during his tenure as a police officer, SWAT Team member and as an instructor. Myers has an Advanced Police Officer Certificate with over 1300 training hours from DPSS. He has a wealth of certified experience, and is a DPSST Unarmed Security Professional Instructor, NRA certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, Home Firearm Safety and Refuse to be a Victim Instructor, and Range Safety Officer (RSO).