Top Retention Holsters law enforcement GWLE Feb 2015 lead
9 Top Retention Holsters For Law Enforcement

9 Top Retention Holsters For Law Enforcement

Some of the most modern duty retention holsters available for LEOs today!

Perhaps the only thing worse than being shot in the line of duty is being shot with your own weapon. While every call does not involve the use of a firearm, the responding officer brings at least one into the mix. That service pistol could be the focus of an attack should things go sideways.

While improved weapon retention training has contributed to saving many officers’ lives, there is little doubt that quality retention holsters can help keep the duty pistol out of an offender’s hands. Many duty holster designs have come and gone. A few classics are still with us. Here is a look at some of the current duty holsters that offer increased weapon protection.

 

BlackHawk Epoch

Top Retention Holsters law enforcement GWLE Feb 2015 BlackHawk Epoch

BlackHawk Epoch

Designed specifically to work with popular weapon lights such as the Streamlight TLR-1 and the SureFire X300, the BlackHawk Epoch holster has an internal locking feature that hooks on the ejection port for a high degree of grab resistance. For additional security, the holster uses a Pivot Guard that covers the back of the slide. When released, the Pivot Guard springs out of the way and will not accidentally snap back to prevent reholstering of the firearm.

It is available with a basket-weave finish in addition to plain and matte black finishes. The MSRPs for these holsters start at $108.

For more information, visit blackhawk.com or call 800-379-1732.

 

BlackHawk SERPA

Top Retention Holsters law enforcement GWLE Feb 2015 BlackHawk SERPA

BlackHawk SERPA

Another BlackHawk duty holster, the SERPA Auto Lock automatically locks a gun in and prevents its removal until the SERPA release is activated. The holsters use a Pivot Guard to lock the gun in at a second point. Even with both of these features engaged, an officer can draw the duty gun quickly.

The standard holster is available for most of the commonly carried duty pistols. For departments issuing the Night-Ops Xiphos weapon light, there is a SERPA holster that will accommodate that as well. Basketweave, plain and matte finishes are all available. The MSRPs for these holsters start at $108.

For more information, visit blackhawk.com or call 800-379-1732.

 

Blade-Tech WRS Level 3

Top Retention Holsters law enforcement GWLE Feb 2015 Blade-Tech WRS Level 3

Blade-Tech WRS Level 3

Known for high-quality concealment and competition holsters, Blade-Tech also offers top-notch duty holsters. The WRS Level 3 offers a natural draw that is not hampered by needlessly complex security devices. Using the company’s Tactical Modular Mount System, an officer can move the WRS holster from a duty belt to a tactical vest or thigh rig without the need to remove the pistol. The holsters can also be had in a variety of colors other than black to match a tactical team’s uniforms. The MSRPs for these holsters start at $125.

For more information, visit blade-tech.com or call 877-331-5793.

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