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Safariland and Bianchi Collaborate with Springfield Armory for Holsters to Accommodate the New XD-E 3.3” Single Stack Handgun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 28, 2017

Safariland and Bianchi Collaborate with Springfield Armory for Holsters to Accommodate the New XD-E 3.3” Single Stack Handgun

Several Holster Fits Available Now for XD-E Model

ONTARIO, California – Safariland® and Bianchi®, brands of The Safariland Group, today announced the availability of a variety of concealable holster options for the newly introduced Springfield Armory® XD-E™ 3.3” Single Stack pistol. These holster models will be on display at The Safariland Group booth #2142 at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, April 27-30 in Atlanta.

“We’re excited to unveil 11 new holster fits for the new Springfield Armory XD-E,” said James Dawson, category director, Safariland Duty Gear. “One of the biggest challenges for consumers in purchasing new guns is finding a corresponding holster that is immediately available. We’ve met that challenge with our wide range of options from Safariland and Bianchi.”

Safariland models for the XD-E handgun include the GLS™ (Grip Locking System) Pro-Fit™ series. From the top-selling Model 578, which includes a paddle and belt loop, to the 576, 577 and 579 clip-on and belt loop versions, these models feature GLS retention for excellent security in an open top holster. An ergonomically placed lever on the top of the holster is released by the middle finger as the user takes a firing grip on the gun, resulting in an easy and natural draw. Upon re-holstering, the gun easily locks into place and is secured. Constructed of Safariland’s proprietary Safari-Seven™, a DuPont nylon blend material, it is virtually impervious to the elements – heat, cold, water – is scratch-resistant and won’t scratch a firearm’s finish.

Bianchi offers several types of holster models for the new XD-E 3.3” in premium grade, full-grain leather construction and AccuMold® 100-denier ballistic weave fabric. Traditional leather offerings include open-top and thumb snap belt models, a paddle model and the compact Foldaway™ holster that rides flat on the belt when the holster is removed. Also available is a ballistic weave model, the 4584 Evader™, with FingerLok™ retention and two AccuMold contour-molded models – the 7001 Thumbsnap belt model and the 7500 paddle version – both ideal for concealment and comfort.

From Bianchi’s full-grain leather to Safariland’s proprietary technology SafariSeven™ material, and full complement of models, users have a wide variety of holsters to select from for their new XD-E 3.3” Single Stack firearm.

Models now available for the XD-E 3.3” Single Stack:
Bianchi
Model Description MSRP
57 Remedy™ Belt Slide Holster $56.00
58 P.I.™ Belt Slide Holster $58.00
59 Special Agent® Paddle Holster $84.75
101 Foldaway™ Belt Slide Holster $18.50
4584 Evader™ Belt Slide Holster $31.75
7001 Hip Holster with Thumbsnap Closure $42.00
7500 Paddle Holster $59.25

Safariland
Model Description MSRP
576 GLS™ Pro-Fit™ Holster (w/ hi-ride 1.5″ belt width belt loop) $50.00
577 GLS Pro-Fit Holster (w/ 1.5″ – 1.75″ width belt loop) $50.00
578 GLS Pro-Fit Holster (w/ Paddle) $55.00
579 GLS Pro-Fit Holster (w/ Belt Clip) $50.00

About Bianchi
Bianchi® has been a leading producer of holsters and accessories for the concealment, sporting, law enforcement and military markets worldwide for almost 60 years. From premier leather products including Bianchi Cowboy, to the ruggedly durable AccuMold® and PatrolTek™ lines, Bianchi products are known for their time-proven designs, quality and longevity. Bianchi is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit www.safariland.com/bianchi.

About Safariland
Established in 1964, Safariland® has earned worldwide renown and a leadership position in the industry for its technologically advanced holsters and other gear to the law enforcement, military, concealment and competitive sporting markets. Safariland holsters, belts and accessories provide users with high-quality tools to perform their jobs safely and effectively. Safariland is credited for developing the first Level III Retention™ holster for the uniformed duty market. With a reputation for INNOVATION NOT IMITATION®, the Safariland brand continues its position as the worldwide leader in retention holsters. Safariland is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit www.safariland.com/dutygear.

About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, Med-Eng®, ABA®, Second Chance®, VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com.

For further information, please contact:
CGPR
Kristen Bujold
(781) 639-4924, Ext. 115
kristenb@cgprpublicrelations.com

For product samples, please contact:
The Safariland Group
Kelsey Reddoch
Brand Marketing Manager
1.909. 923.7300 x31260
Kelsey.Reddoch@safariland.com

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