If you consider yourself a gun guy or girl at all, you’re already well aware that the US Army will be trading out their Beretta M9 handguns for modular SIG Sauer P320’s. Or, as the military will call them, the XM17 (full-size) and XM18 (compact version). But how will our men and women in uniform carry their new sidearms?
The Safariland 7TS holsters are lightweight, but rugged. Made from called DuPont nylon blend called SafariSeven, they can even perform in ultra-challenging environments, ranging from the Arctic to the desert. The holsters withstand extreme cold down to -50 degrees Fahrenheit and extreme heat up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and still perform.
Rain, snow or fog? Not a problem. These holsters can be submerged in water for weeks and will still perform.
As for retention . . .
When a shooter holsters the XM17 in the 7TS, the pistol is secured with Safariland’s Self-Locking System (SLS) and the ALS Automatic Locking System (ALS)
Providing enhanced safety, the design incorporates this dual locking system: both the ALS and SLS locking systems.
When a shooter unholsters the XM17, both locking systems can be released quickly with a single motion of the thumb of the firing hand.
When a shooter reholsters, the ALS locking lever helps to ensure the XM17 is secured. The lever automatically engages.
The XM17 is kept firmly in the 7TS holster with the thumb break locking lever. This also helps prevent snatching.