Posted on 26 November 2012
In the past week, I’ve received a couple of emails requesting information about retention holsters for off-duty or plainclothes use. In an ideal world, a holster with equal retention features to our duty holsters, but easily hidden and immensely comfortable would be easy to find. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world.
Posted on 11 November 2012
Since the advent of Active Shooter Response Training there has been an identified need to have a bag, pack, vest or SOMETHING in your patrol vehicle trunk that you can grab and go (with your gun) and be ready for the event at hand. Forward thinking administrators – and motivated patrol guys – have recognized that this need extends past active shooter events and have developed the concept of a “trunk go bag.”
Posted on 18 September 2012
All-in-all, this is yet another well thought-out piece of kit from 5.11, and you can see the input of a battery of experts in its design and features.
Posted on 31 May 2012
When it’s all said and done, Raven Concealment Systems offers a holster that is lightweight, looks good, fits good, is comfortable for long periods of time and allows excellent concealment while providing you with operational readiness by letting you carry your pistol with a light.
Posted on 26 January 2012
As a follow up to our series on the Ultimate Tactical Firearms, I thought that we should continue with a look a some of the better choices in tactical gear. I felt that the next logical discussion should be about holsters.
Posted on 20 December 2011
It’s comfortable, tough, and practical. I would recommend this holster to anyone looking for a holster that offers deep concealment, good friction retention, and quick presentation.
Posted on 22 August 2011
Just a couple weeks ago I was teaching a handgun course and there came a point on the range where I realized, looking down the line of students, that every one of them was wearing / carrying their handgun differently. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but the follow on was me examining each [...]
Posted on 12 July 2011
By Ralph Mroz Some cops have made the commitment to go armed off-duty every time they leave their residence, and some are a little less strict about it (but hopefully no one reading this has decided that it’s OK to be unarmed whenever they’re off duty). The fact is that in the course of a [...]
Posted on 12 December 2010
Way back in May of 2004 I wrote my first review of the (then) new SERPA holsters available in the CQC line from BLACKHAWK!. It recently occurred to me (as I was cleaning out my storage closet) that the holsters have steadily evolved across the years and that some readers / owners of those holsters [...]
Posted on 11 October 2010
By: Ralph Mroz In Part One I wrote that weapons and kit carry come in three varieties: obvious, discreet, and disguised. Obvious weapons carry means carrying your weapon or kit in something that obviously contains a weapon or tactical kit. Discreet carry means carrying your weapon or kit in something that’s only clear to people [...]