Safariland Expands 578 GLS Pro-Fit Concealment Holster Series and 086 Shotgun Shell Holder Collection for Competition Market


January 11, 2017

Safariland Expands 578 GLS Pro-Fit Concealment Holster Series and 086 Shotgun Shell Holder Collection for Competition Market

GLS Pro-Fit Series now fits more than 250 pistols, with adjustment for a more customized fit

New sizes for 086 shotgun shell holder accommodates different hand sizes

ONTARIO, California – Safariland®, a brand of The Safariland Group, today announced it will introduce the Model 578 GLS™ Pro-Fit Concealment Holster in a new ‘narrow fit’ at the 2017 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade) Show, booth #12762. The narrow fits are designed for a customized fit for the most popular concealed carry single-stack guns. In addition, Safariland will debut the updated Model 086 Shotgun Shell Holder, now offered in a fourth size to hold two 12-gauge shotgun shells – making it easier for competitive shooters with smaller hand sizes to grab multiple shells at one time.

“The new narrow fit for the Model 578 Pro-Fit holster meets the needs for the rising number of users purchasing smaller firearms,” said James Dawson, category director for Duty Gear at Safariland. “With a simple adjustment, the avid gun collector can easily switch from a Glock 43 to an M&P Shield or a Walther PPS to a Springfield XDS without changing out their holster.”

The Model 578 GLS Pro-Fit holster features the innovative Grip Locking System (GLS) technology that automatically secures the handgun when holstered. Releasing is intuitive; with a proper shooting grip, the middle finger rests on the locking mechanism, allowing it to sweep over the GLS releasing the firearm with a simple, straight-up draw out of the holster. GLS models also feature low-cut sides, aiding in concealment, speed and re-holstering. It’s the only holster on the market that can fit a wide variety of handguns with a secure and easy-to-use internal locking system. The 578 Pro-Fit holster body is constructed with the durable SafariSeven™ material. This lightweight, state-of-the-art nylon blend is completely non-abrasive to a gun’s finish, tolerant of extreme high and low temperatures, and easy to maintain. The Model 578 GLS Pro-Fit Holster is available in SafariSeven™, Plain Black and FDE Brown finishes with an MSRP of $55.00.

“Along with our Team Safariland professional shooters, we realized the demand for shotgun shell holders to accommodate varied hand sizes,” said Dawson. “We’ve always been a leader in providing top-quality equipment in the Three Gun Competition world and this newly upgraded Model 086 further proves our ability to lead with a competitive edge.”

The newest Model 086 Shotgun Shell Holder sizes offered are two and six 12-gauge shotgun shell combinations. Originally offered in two sizes for four or eight shells, the expanded fits are ideal for the competitive shooter to determine which is best for their hands. With a patent-pending retaining plate, the Model 086 keeps the shotgun shells from dislodging and allows the shells to be quickly removed a few at a time or all at once. The Model 086 Shotgun Shell Holder allows for adjustment of ride-height and cant and a wide variety of shell lengths. Available in black or red with the ELS 34 Locking Fork or 744BL Belt Clip, the Model 086 Shotgun Shell Holder is now available with MSRPs between $53.00 and $113.00.

The Model 578 GLS Pro-Fit Holster and Model 086 Shot Gun Shell Holder will be on display at The Safariland Group booth, #12762, throughout SHOT Show 2017, from January 17 to 20. For more information, please visit

About Safariland
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

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®, ABA®, Second Chance®, 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.

For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit

For further information, please contact:
Chris Goddard
(781) 640-8387

Angie Mathews
(714) 768-1140

For product samples, please contact:
The Safariland Group
Kelsey Reddoch
Brand Marketing Manager
(909) 923-7300 x31260


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