The GLS (Grip Locking System) Holster line is similar to the popular ALS (Automatic Locking System) design, in that the weapon is automatically locked into place once holstered. However, the new GLS locks onto the trigger guard of the gun, rather than the ejection point. As the shooter draws the gun with a proper shooting grip, his or her middle finger (rather than the thumb on the ALS) releases the locking device, allowing for a straight-up draw from the holster.
There are three hip carry models in the GLS series: the Model 5378 Paddle/Belt Loop Combo which comes with a paddle and changeable belt loop, the Model 5377 (belt loop only) in four widths (1.5” (38mm), 1.75” (45mm), 2” (50mm) and 2.25” (58mm), and the Model 5379, which has a patent-pending belt clip that works with belt widths from the 1.5” to 2.25” (38mm – 58mm) range. All three models come with STX finishes in a number of different colors.
In addition, the GLS series is available for the Glock 17/22, 19/23, 26/27, Smith & Wesson M&P 9/.40, M&P 9/40C, M&P SHIELD, and the Springfield XD-S. MSRP for the Model 5378 is $53, MSRP for the Model 5377 is $46.50, and MSRP for the Model 5379 is $46.50.
“Safariland continues to explore innovative ways to produce secure holsters that are both easy to use and compact,” said James Dawson, Category Director, Safariland Duty Gear. “With the new GLS series we’ve achieved just that and created a low-profile, secure design with the easiest, most intuitive draw available.”
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