Safariland Schema IWB EDC holster
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When you think of Safariland, you think duty holsters. Rigs that ride on the hips of cops and members of the military with Level III retention. They’ve made EDC holsters — both OWB and IWB — for years, but they probably haven’t been top of mind for most buyers when it came time to buy a rig for their new everyday carry pistol.

They’re out to change that with a new range of EDC holsters, the first of which was announced today. Their new minimalist Schema IWB Holster is smaller and lighter than their earlier IWB models and made for everyday carry, particularly for those who tote a pistol with a red dot sight.

Here’s their press release . . .

Safariland, a brand of The Safariland Group, a leading global provider of safety products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets and one of Cadre Holdings, Inc.’s (NYSE: CDRE) (“Cadre”) key brands has announced exciting and much-anticipated news for the concealed carry market. Following the company’s success with retention-rated duty holsters, Safariland is expanding its everyday carry line. Schema—a new inside the waistband (IWB) holster—is the first of several new models coming in the next few months.

Schema is an optics-ready minimalist holster designed for subcompact firearms. As the namesake implies, the skeletonized outline of the holster frame has a smaller footprint than traditional IWB offerings to optimize concealability. This new model offers superior functionality with a reinforced mouth, allowing for seamless firearm holstering while the holster is worn. The firearm-specific design creates an exacting fit, which is further secured by Schema’s passive trigger guard retention.

Safariland Schema IWB EDC holster

“Safariland is thoughtfully expanding on our concealment line to offer consumers unparalleled quality and innovation they’ve come to expect from the brand,” said Eric Gasvoda, VP/GM of Duty Gear for Safariland. “Schema is the beginning of the revitalization of our EDC holster line, and I can’t wait to get it into the hands of our customers.”

Schema and the company’s new EDC line centers solely around responsible concealed carry. New models will incorporate passive retention, up-to-date fits and EDC versatility never before available in Safariland’s lineup.

Schema is currently available for the Sig Sauer P365, P365XL, Taurus G2C and G3C, Glock 43 and Glock 43X and Springfield Armory Hellcat. For more information on Schema and the inspiration behind its design visit

MSRP = $39.99


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  1. When I think of Safariland, I think of plastic.

    When I think of ‘duty holsters’, I think of basket weave black leather.

    Maybe that’s all really more about my age than anything else though.

  2. I use a Raven Concealment Vanguard on my Glocks. Same idea but even smaller footprint. It covers the trigger but not the slide. I like it because it’s comfortable and you can clear and chamber a round with the trigger covered at all times. I like the additional level of safety.

    I like the looks of the Safariland design (it might be a little more comfortable) and will probably try it out. It looks like the holster covers the ejection port so no clearing the gun with it on.

    • “It covers the trigger but not the slide. I like it because it’s comfortable and you can clear and chamber a round with the trigger covered at all times.”

      Hopefully when its not in your pants.


      • I haven’t done anything that stupid …..yet.

        I’ve never holstered my gun wearing the Vanguard I always take it off, put it on the gun, then attach it to my pants.

        I value my nuts too much. Plus I know a guy that blew one of his off at a gun show in Iowa.

  3. Should have seen it before but how much commission Mr ZIMMERMAN for selling utterly useless and unnessessry junk to idiot Dick-Wavers? I’d guess 25% Not that I blame you. Why give a sucker an even break?. It they’re stupid enough to get taken in I see no reason not to part them from their dollars. Serve’s ’em bloodyright! I wouldn’t mind a nice little earner myself. If, that is, I could get around my prickly concience.

    • Why the hate, Albert? Safariland makes good holsters. I have an OWB for my VP9. Nice holster, just a little too bulky for warm weather use. For the summer I just picked up a minimalist holster for my Taurus GX4 that I love. Seems to me the more choices the better. And how else are we going to find out about this stuff.

  4. “Prickly conscience”

    LMAO, coming from Vladdy boi, faking being a Brit, who lies continuously as a matter of course…

    Piss ant.

  5. I have several Safariland holsters. Started off using one as a reserve officer for my duty weapon. Loved that holster. Bought a couple more OWB styles for off-duty wear that concealed fairly well with all but lightweight summer clothing. I’m glad to see that they are planning more penetration in the conceal carry, IWB market. I realize that this is an early offering, but I do hope that they plan to very quickly and substantially expand the gun makes and models that these holsters will accommodate, and I hope that their rush to increase the variety of their EDC holster offerings doesn’t hinder this. It can be discouraging to learn of new holster introductions like this only to find that the guns they are designed for are very limited, and in the case of many holster makers, that doesn’t change much even after the holster has been on the market for a year or more.

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