A little context here is useful. In July, SIG SAUER issued a statement after video showed a a Connecticut police officer’s P320 discharge in his holster during a scuffle. After reviewing the video and determining the pistol wasn’t fully seated in a Safariland light-bearing holster, SIG then issued another statement cautioning those who carry in Blackhawk and Safariland light-bearing duty holsters.
That caution was motivated by the fact that holsters for light-bearing handguns naturally have larger openings and are more prone to objects working their way inside near the trigger (see the video in this post as an example of that).
That’s the background surrounding Blackhawk issuing this statement regarding its T-Series holsters . . .
Blackhawk, a leader in law enforcement and military equipment for over 20 years, has released the following statement as a reply to safety concerns that have been issued from firearms manufacturers on the associated use of light-bearing holsters.
“While Blackhawk appreciates handgun manufacturers cautioning holster users about light-bearing holster safety, we feel bound to point out that Blackhawk is unaware of any of these numerous uncommanded discharges with light-bearing holsters to have involved a Blackhawk T-Series holster. Our designs are weapon-light model specific and greatly minimize the gap found on the other generic weapon-light model design holsters.”
As the world’s first thumb driven, dual-injected molded holster, the T-Series is Blackhawk’s premier duty-rated holster. Designed to follow Blackhawk’s Master Grip Principal, all T-Series holsters are specifically developed to allow the user’s hand to land naturally where it should in order to deploy the sidearm. To date, the T-Series has been chosen by more than 3,200 law enforcement agencies as their duty holster of choice both in the U.S. and abroad.
For more information on the T-Series holster from Blackhawk be sure to visit www.blackhawk.com