New slender fit for sub-compact pistols provides comfort and concealability
Safariland®, a brand of The Safariland Group, introduced the Model 571 GLS™ Pro-Fit™ Concealment Paddle Holster. Building upon the strong momentum of the Pro-Fit series, this new model is made specifically for sub-compact, single-stack pistols with Safariland’s micro paddle design. The GLS (Grip Lock System) retention features a unique device that securely holds the handgun in place and is released by the middle finger upon the draw.
“The Model 571 Pro-Fit holster meets the increasing demand for holsters to fit popular, smaller guns,” said James Dawson, category director for Duty Gear at Safariland. “Designed to be extremely slender, the holster is still rugged and protective. Our GLS technology provides secure retention in an open-top holster. The new micro paddle shares the same benefits that our standard paddle has, but in a much smaller package.
The compact design of the micro paddle includes a locking feature with a hook that slides under the bottom of the belt to keep the holster secure. In addition, the holster uses the same three-hole pattern found on other Safariland holsters to allow for all belt mount options in the Safariland line, including the larger standard paddle.
The innovative GLS automatically secures the handgun when holstered. Releasing is intuitive with a proper shooting grip; upon the draw, the middle finger rests on the GLS locking mechanism, and the firearm is released completing a simple, straight-up draw out of the holster. GLS models have low-cut sides, aiding in concealment, speed and re-holstering.
The Model 571 is available with fits for Glock 43; Springfield XDS 9mm, .40 and .45; and the S&W M&P Shield 9mm, .40, and .45. The 571 Pro-Fit holster body is constructed of durable SafariSeven™ Dupont blend 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 571 GLS Pro-Fit Holster is available in the SafariSeven™ Plain Black finish with an MSRP of $50.00.
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®, 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 www.safariland.com.