Looks like the Army is rolling Safariland deep on new holsters

It increasingly looks like the Army’s solid choice for their M17 Modular Handgun System is Safariland’s Level III 7TS holster, as evidenced by a $49 million contract that bubbled up last week.

Funny that Safariland shows it with a Glock…

An active retention holster that is a lot more complicated to work than the old leather flap holsters and the Bianchi UM84s of the Beretta-era, the Army has been flirting with the 7TS for a minute, and issue it with the M9 currently for MP use. On the bright side, your gun is a whole lot less likely to fall out in one of these, although there is a -distinct- learning curve in getting it dialed in.

In other news, Uncle is also ordering smaller quantities of IWB light-bearing holster from a Florida company that I am talking to for more info. It seems they are for the more compact M18 version of the MHS and the first users are at Bragg. Watch this space.

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