Blackhawk T-Series L3D MMR – New safety holster for service pistols and the military

Video: Blackhawk T-Series L3D MMR

Two safeties: Blackhawk T-Series L3D MMR holster for LE/military

The new Blackhawk T-Series L3D MMR holster with two independently functioning safeties. 

"MMR" stands for "Multi Motion Release" and describes that this open carry safety holster requires you to operate two safeties to release the duty pistol in the draw process (similar to Safariland holsters with combined SLS/ALS safety system). The Blackhawk T-Series L3D safety holster, made of injection-molded polymer, features a body-facing thumb-activated retention that, when activated, allows the safety cover to fold away and release the gun. This is joined by another secondary safety in the form of a second button that must be pressed down. When the service pistol is reholstered, safety level 2 is automatically established. If the pivot guard is pivoted back so that it covers the rear of the slide, level 3 is reached. When operating the independently functioning safeties, one never has to release the solid, firm grip of the firing hand on the pistol's grip piece, and according to the manufacturer, the fluid draw process is not slowed down significantly either. But the old rule of thumb applies here: each additional action costs about 0.25 seconds, so the drawing process is probably 0.5 seconds slower after all compared to a holster without any safety

However, with trained environmental awareness and early hazard recognition, a police officer in the field can of course reduce this additional time by unlocking the holster early. The new Blackhawk T-Series L3D MMR holster back is designed to be compatible with a full range of mounting systems, which includes the new Height Adjustable Belt Loop (HABL). The patented belt loop allows for three different height holster positions for office, car or street duty that can be quickly and conveniently manually adjusted without tools. HABL is compatible with any Blackhawk duty holster and is offered as a retrofit component for holsters already in use.

Versatile: Blackhawk TecGrip FormLok Moldable IWB Holster

Blackhawk: the height-adjustable HABL belt loop makes everyday police duty easier.
Nouvelle Cuisine: the recent Blackhawk TecGrip FormLok Moldable IWB is more or less "cooked" to custom fit the gun.

Much simpler, but no less ingenious in its versatility with regard to different carrying options, is the recent Blackhawk TecGrip FormLok Moldable IWB holster. To our knowledge, this is the first nylon holster for concealed carry inside the waistband (IWB) that can be individually adapted to the handgun being carried. For this purpose, the three-layer holster is closed in a prep bag included in the set and placed in hot water. A T-shaped tool included in the kit is then used to form the sight channel, which is protected by the tool during the molding process with the inserted gun. The exact fit alone allows the gun to be carried safely. The soft polyester lining of the thermoformable IWB holster, available in six sizes, ensures a smooth drawing process.

As with the Blackhawk TecGrip IWB holster, which we tested extensively in the past, the outer layer clings to any clothing material, so that no fixing mechanisms such as loops or carrying clips are necessary. This means that the entire system is less bulky (keyword: "printing") and the complete unit (weapon/holster) can be positioned on a different part of the body depending on the everyday situation. For tactical reasons you should always be very discreet, of course. These features make the Blackhawk TecGrip and TecGrip FormLok Moldable IWB holsters certainly very interesting for civilian operating forces. The Blackhawk TecGrip FormLok Moldable IWB is available for subcompact/compact pistols like Glock G43X, G26, G48, G19, SIG Sauer P365, P320 Compact and P229 or full-blown duty pistols like Glock G17 or SIG Sauer P320/P226 and many other makes. It is also offered for pocket revolvers such as S&W J-Frames (Chiefs Special, Bodyguard, Centennial) or Ruger LCR.

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