For Immediate Release
January 22, 2018
Safariland Debuts Model 557 Open-Top Concealment Holster at 2018 SHOT Show
Designed to accommodate light-bearing handguns with or without the light
ONTARIO, California – Safariland®, a brand of The Safariland Group, a leading global provider of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, today announced the introduction of the Model 557 Open-Top Concealment Belt Slide holster at the 2018 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor and Trade) Show, January 23 to 26, booth #12762. Made specifically to accommodate light-bearing handguns, this holster boasts a two-in-one design, as it securely fits the firearm with or without the light attached, an excellent holster option for those that frequently carry light-bearing handguns.
“Typically, without a light, a concealed carry, close-to-the-body-designed holster may have wiggle room and the handgun could wobble around. The Safariland 557 eliminates this issue since it secures the weapon even without the light,” said James Dawson, duty gear category director at Safariland. “It’s the ideal holster if you’re on a plain clothes 12-hour shift and don’t want to change your holster once you remove your light.”
The Model 557’s low-profile makes it highly concealable, and the wide design allows for even weight distribution for a comfortable carry. An ejection port detent secures the gun once fully seated in the holster by gripping onto the ejection port. The gun can then be easily drawn by pulling through the detent. Constructed of heavy-duty hard shell SafariLaminate™ material, it fits securely with a 1.5” to 1.75” width belt.
With a market demand for a durable, secure light-bearing concealment holster that is reasonably priced, the Model 557 fits Glock 17/22, 19/23, 34/35, Heckler & Koch P30, Sig Sauer P320, Smith & Wesson M&P 9/40 and Walther P99Q handguns with TLR-1, TLR-1HL, Surefire X200, X300, X300U lights and red dot equipped handguns. It is available now in all Safariland STX finishes in Black, with an MSRP of $50.00 and will be on display at SHOT Show booth #12762. For more information, please visit www.safariland.com/dutygear.
Established in 1964, Safariland® has earned worldwide renown and a leadership position in the industry for its technologically advanced holsters and other gear to the law enforcement, military, concealment and competitive sporting markets. Safariland holsters, belts and accessories provide users with high-quality tools to perform their jobs safely and effectively. Safariland is credited for developing the first Level III Retention™ holster for the uniformed duty market. With a reputation for INNOVATION NOT IMITATION®, the Safariland brand continues its position as the worldwide leader in retention holsters. Safariland is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit www.safariland.com/dutygear.
About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, Med-Eng®, Safariland® Armor, Safariland® VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, PROTECH® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.
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