US Army Begins Issuing Safariland M17 Holster System

Photo credit: Primary & Secondary

Back in December of last year, we reported that a version of the Safariland 7TS holster had been selected to serve as the Army’s new issued M17 holster. Photos of an issued unit have surfaced in the Facebook group Primary & Secondary that not only show the manual, labeling it as the “Army Modular Handgun Kit,” but also a good look at all the components that a soldier can expect to receive.

Photo credit: Primary & Secondary

It appears that the kit will include several QLS Adaptors that allow the soldier to quickly reconfigure their holster setup without tools. Also in the holster kit is a low ride Safariland UBL with a QLS mount attached, what appears to be a belt mounted QLS mount, and a QLS mount on a drop leg with a thigh strap.

The kit obviously will include a version of Safariland’s 7TS holster in either tan or black based on information in the post.

Photo credit: Primary & Secondary

An additional holster may be procured later to accommodate a light or light/laser unit. A holster that’s compatible with the Leupold DeltaPoint Pro may also be necessary as the M17 and M18 are further kitted out.

The contract awarded to Atlantic Diving Supply is a $49 million firm-fixed-price contract for the M17 and M18 handgun holsters.

Find more information about the Safariland lineup on the Safariland website.

comments

  1. avatar Joe R. says:

    Never used better. Never seen better.

    Even over shoulder-holsters. And that’s saying something.

  2. avatar Joe R. says:

    Wright-Paterson AFB homies ok?

  3. avatar Ralph says:

    I liked my old M9 and Holsters i used.. where can i find the surplus stores that sell them? Id like a great long served military arm like the M9 over this expensive thing .. but this Holster system chosen is a decent design and good system, will be pricy replacing all older systems and at least they are trying.

    1. avatar anonymoose says:

      You can buy ye olde M12, or you can buy a SERPA. You can get all kinds of stuff for the M12 and its Safariland-branded, Mexican-made descendants like the UM84 and UM92, including thumbstraps, drop-leg adapters, modular QD plates, ammo pouches…
      https://www.safariland.com/products/holsters-and-gear/holsters/tactical-military-holsters/belt-slide/model-m12-universal-military-holster-10879.html

      They also make a black-only version of the M9/M1911-sized M12 with the thumbstrap instead of the flap, a “compact” sized versions for 4″ autos, and even a version for 4″ medium-framed revolvers.

  4. avatar David says:

    Safariland holsters are great gear.

  5. avatar MIO says:

    I’m glad to see they got around to issuing what we have been building and using finally

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