Safariland Introduces Model 17 and 17T Inside-the-Waistband Concealment Holsters at 2018 SHOT Show

For Immediate Release

January 22, 2018

Safariland Introduces Model 17 and 17T Inside-the-Waistband Concealment Holsters
at 2018 SHOT Show
Builds upon IWB holster product momentum with new lightweight SafariLaminate designs

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 17 and 17T inside-the-waistband (IWB) concealment holsters. Ultra-thin and flexible, these holsters are lightweight for comfort, yet very durable for everyday wear. The hard shell SafariLaminate™ thermo-formed construction ensures sturdiness, and they are designed to maintain their shape indefinitely. The Model 17 and its tuckable version, the 17T, will be on display at the 2018 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade) Show, booth #12762.

“Building upon the momentum we are seeing with IWB holsters, these models will be a top choice for those looking for minimalist, lightweight concealed carry options,” said James Dawson, duty gear category director at Safariland. “Featuring a trigger guard detent, as well as extreme thinness and flexibility, these holsters offer security and comfort for appendix or rear hip carry inside the waistband.”

The two models are offered to accommodate a variety of attire: The Model 17 has a spring steel belt clip to securely anchor to belts and trousers, while the Model 17T features a cant-adjustable J-Hook attachment that makes it tuckable, further minimizing visibility. Both are constructed of hard shell SafariLaminate material which allows the holster to stay open for easy re-holstering. Further, the deep contouring in the trigger guard provides a detent that helps retain the handgun, for a secure holster fit. Both models fit up to a 1.75” width belt.

Available in black STX finishes with an MSRP of $38.50, the holsters are available starting January 2018 with fits for Colt, Glock, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Springfield and Ruger.

The Model 17 and 17T will be on display at The Safariland Group booth, #12762, throughout SHOT Show 2018 from January 23 to 26. 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®, 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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For further information, please contact:
Angie Mathews
(714) 768-1140

For product sample inquiries, please contact:
The Safariland Group
Kelsey Reddoch
Brand Marketing Manager
(909) 923-7300 x101260


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