Understanding Safariland's (Simple) Retention Leveling System

I recently had the opportunity to attend a special event put on by the Safariland Group down in Florida. Just about an hour or so north of Orlando in the middle of nowhere lies Deep Woods Ranch – the home of form Navy SEAL Rich Graham’s training facility Full Spectrum Warrior. Full Spectrum Warrior is a firearms training and consulting outfit that offers both public and private classes throughout the year with course topics ranging from leadership courses, to land navigation and even precision rifle and reconnaissance courses. Safariland’s main goal in bringing us out to the FSW facility was to provide a clear understanding of their retention levels, how they work, and what those extra levels of retention can provide the wearer in terms of both personal and firearm security. Today my aim is to pass along that understanding in the hopes that it’ll clear up some of the recent confusion surrounding the “retention leveling system” that many holster companies have started to adopt for their own active retention holsters. In the next article, we’ll talk about why these retention systems are important.

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T.Rex Arms Reintroduces Raptor Concealed Holster

T.Rex Arms has reintroduced the Raptor holster, but now with some upgrades. The original model was discontinued in 2021. This new version is a simple, small-footprint holster that works for appendix or strong-side carry.

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Safariland Adds New IncogX Holsters For Smith & Wesson Models

Safariland has added new holster fits to the IncogX line for a range of popular Smith & Wesson pistols. The new fitments are for the M&P 2.0, Equalizer, Shield, Shield EZ, and Shield Plus. Safariland offers a variety of accessory fitments for popular red dot sights and weapon lights, as well as an optional spare magazine caddy.

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Absolutely Bananas Super Deep-Carry Glock 43 Holster

James Reeves visits Corvus Defensio to see this absolutely wild, ultra deep carry Kydex holster that Corvus has made for the Glock 43, Glock 43X, and Glock 48. See this Houdini of a holster in action in this video, and be sure to subscribe to TFBTV Show Time for full coverage of IWA and Enforce Tac 2024.

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T.Rex Arms Releases Ironside Hybrid IWB Holster

In a departure from their standard appendix and outside waistband holsters, T.REX Arms is now selling a hybrid holster for 4-o’clock carry. Unlike many other hybrid holsters, the  Ironside Hybrid holster fully encloses the trigger guard inside the Kydex shell rather than against the backer material. This design avoids the risk found in other hybrid holsters where the backer material can flex into the trigger guard and cause an accidental discharge when holstering up.

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N8 Tactical Introduces the Versatile MultiFlex Holster

N8 Tactical have introduced their MultiFlex holster for compact and full-sized pistols. N8 Tactical say that the MultiFlex can be adjusted to fit over 275 pistols. The holsters have a number of adjustable retention points which ensure that the MultiFlex can integrate and reliably retain your firearm. MSRP on the N8 Tactical MultiFlex is $49.95.

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TFB REVIEW: Safariland IncogX IWB Holster System – GLOCK 45 MOS

I was assured when I started carrying my guns in an appendix inside the waistband (AIWB) holster, that I would promptly shoot myself in a very important area. Four years later, I am happy to report that I remain completely intact and a moderate proponent of AIWB carry. My current AIWB holster for my GLOCK 45 MOS with RMR and a full-size SureFire X300 Ultra weapon light has been my favorite for more than a year. But today we are going to take a look at the new Safariland INCOGX IWB holster system, a collaboration with Haley Strategic Partners. How does the new Safariland INCOGX stack up? Let’s take a look.

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New Safariland Exclusive Kryptek Highlander Holster Pattern Available

The 6000 series of retention holsters from Safariland is usually the go-to holster for those looking for a solid outside-the-waistband holster that’s not for concealed carry. The 6000 series has tons of variations for specific handgun, light, and optic combinations, but also has a pretty wide variety of standard and exclusive camo patterns available. Safariland just announced the latest addition to the lineup, the new Kryptek Highlander camo pattern for the 3654RDS, 6304RDS, and 6354RDSO ALS holsters.

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SIG Sauer Published Safety Bulletin on Light Bearing Holsters
Shield Arms Releases Junk Sack Concealed Carry Fanny Pack

Shield Arms makes more than just Glock magazines with additional capacity. The new Junk Sack is a fanny pack designed specifically for concealed carry.  It can hold pistols up to the size of a Glock 19.

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Raven Concealment Producing Limited Summer Run Of Phantom Holsters

Raven Concealment is throwing it back to the early 2000s with a re-release of their Phantom holster. It was discontinued in 2015, but Raven is reintroducing it for select pistols this summer. Let’s take a look at the lineup.

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Safariland Announces Multicam Arid Holsters

Safariland’s latest special edition camo is Multicam Arid. This pattern has been long-awaited by desert dwellers and fans of unique camo. Let’s take a look at the various models.

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TFB Review: Raven Concealment Perun Light Compatible Holster

Raven Concealment is probably best known for their Vanguard minimalist holsters. However, they also make a full range of IWB and OWB holsters. Their Perun holster is designed for strongside OWB carry and is available in standard or light compatible versions.

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New Safariland Schema Holster Options

Safariland has announced several new holster fitments of their Schema IWB rig. The Schema is a minimalist holster with a very low profile. It also boasts a minimalist price tag. Let’s see what new versions are being offered.

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New Hybrid Black Leather Holsters from Mission First Tactical

Mission First Tactical (MFT) proudly presents the Hybrid Black Leather line. The Black Leather Hybrid holsters blend the precision and security of Kydex-style holsters with the unparalleled comfort and style of genuine American full-grain leather. Whether you’re an everyday carrier, law enforcement professional, or military personnel, these holsters are attempting to offer the perfect combination of form and function. The new Black Leather Hybrid holsters are versatile, being able to be carried AIWB, IWB, or even OWB depending on your carry preferences, and will be available from the start for both left and right-handed shooters and will feature adjustable retention.

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