Are you both a swimming and a firearms enthusiast? Maybe a Navy SEAL? Do you live in a pineapple under the sea? Ever been scuba diving and find yourself squaring off with an unruly cuttlefish at eighty feet sub-surface? Of course you have – we’ve all been there. Thankfully, next time you need to go swashbuckling in the ocean, swab some decks while singing shanties as a professional seaman, or take a dip in your local lake, Seahorse Protective Cases has your handgun needs covered. Stay responsibly armed when you get wet with the Seahorse P17 waterproof holster.
Amphibious Firearms @ TFB:
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- POTD: Swedish Combat Divers
- Soviet AG-026 Prototype Underwater Machine Gun
- POTD: Marine Corps Combat Diving Supervisors Course in Japan
The Seahorse P17 official product description:
When closed, the Seahorse P17 Waterproof Gun Holster provides continuous protection for your handgun from harsh elements. The P17 is a Level 2 retention holster. This holster features an outside casing made of a durable high impact-resistant polycarbonate and an inner non-abrasive nylon sleeve holsters the handgun. The P17 contains stainless steel springs and screws that are corrosion resistant. The P17 drop-leg holster attaches to the user’s belt with two quick release belt attachments. The quick release is adjustable for 1″ – 2″ belts. The dual leg straps minimize the holster’s movement during walking and running.
The P17 meets and exceeds the IP67 rating, making it dustproof and submergible in fresh or salt water for a depth of 1 meter (3.3 feet) for 30 minutes. The holster contains desiccant packs that will ensure a moisture-free environment. The automatic pressure purge system allows the holster to open with ease after descending from altitude or disembarking a plane.
The P17 is handgun specific. The internal sleeves are manufactured for the specific handguns only. If a different handgun is placed in the unit, it will not function correctly. Inner sleeves are interchangeable to fit the desired handgun model.
What do you think, readers? Is the Seahorse P17 waterproof holster a useful piece of kit, or not? Why or why not? Worth the $180.00 MSRP? In what circumstances could you see yourself using one? Do you own any of Seahorse’s more conventional product offerings, and if so, how do you like them? What other firearms-related products should be adapted for amphibious use? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! See you at the range (and possibly under the sea)!