Safariland holsters are well-known worldwide and the company offers carry solutions for every conceivable situation. In my opinion the key to their success is the quality of their products; the fact that many of the holsters can be adjusted to custom
fit your particular handgun and carry position; and their security systems, locking handguns in place inside the holster.
The 578 (paddle and belt holster) and the 575 (inside waistband) both fitted with the Grip Lock System (GLS) are prime examples. Both lock the pistol securely in place with a retention latch through the trigger guard, and when you grip the handgun a lever is pushed forward to release the pistol.
Retention is deactivated with the middle finger upon a standard shooting grip on the weapon. This is a very effective and simple method, intuitive with a normal draw from a holster.
The 575 IWB model will fit most popular compact and sub-compact pistols, is height and cant adjustable as well as for belt width. I ordered one for a Glock 19 and found that my CZ 75 Compact fits perfectly. I only needed to tighten a grip screw with a supplied Allen key to ensure a tight fit.
The body is SafariSeven™, a proprietary nylon blend that is non-abrasive to a firearm’s finish and maintains very high heat tolerance as well as low cold tolerance. It’s low-cut and compact design makes concealment easy while also allowing for a quick draw. I found the IWB holster very comfortable, even with my ‘wider than normal’ middle, while carrying the pistol on my hip and in appendix mode.
The multiple adjustments (with the help of 3 spacers) certainly helped with attaining the right fit for my body shape.
The paddle holster (the paddle slips in behind the belt against the body) is simply one of the best samples of this sort I have come across so far. It’s very comfortable and excellent
for daily carry or sport shooting. Being carried more openly on the hip the ingenious grip lock provides added peace of mind. An additional injection moulded belt loop attachment is supplied for those not wanting to use a paddle. With the belt attachment a
variety of custom positions can be used to change the position of the holster. Currently more than 225 handguns will fit securely in the holster. These holsters are high quality products suitable for professional use that will ensure all-day comfortable and safe carry. Both have become favourites with me.
I found the 575 online for R1 135 and the 578 online for R1 265, which is good value for money. For stockists please contact ECM Technologies on 012-329-4116.