NORFOLK, Va. – The BLACKHAWK!® line of premium made holsters was recently named the 2012 ‘Holster Brand of the Year’ as part of the annual OpticsPlanet Brilliance Awards. This marks the second year in a row the BLACKHAWK! brand has received this honor. After a full year of extensive testing, monitoring, selling, and supporting well over 190,000 items, the expert staff at the online retailer reported their customers have officially selected BLACKHAWK! holsters based on their innovative designs and diverse product offerings. In addition, OpticsPlanet’s Expert Pick Award for ‘Best Concealed Carry Holster’ went to the BLACKHAWK! SERPA® CQC® Carbon-Fiber Holster.
Holsters for Every Application
The BLACKHAWK! line of high quality holsters offers a multitude of carry options for shooting enthusiasts, law enforcement members and military personnel. As the only manufacturer offering complete injection-molded, leather and nylon holster lines all from the same source, BLACKHAWK! leads the industry in product innovation. The Brilliance Award for “Holster Brand of the Year” has singled out the company for its inventive designs and reliability in action.
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NORFOLK, VA – BLACKHAWK!® holsters and accessories offer an innovative solution to weapon storage and protection. Whether on or off-duty, BLACKHAWK!’s advanced line of carry and storage options are known throughout the shooting community for their convenience and practicality.
Protection While You Sleep
The new BLACKHAWK! Bedside Holster answers the long-time question of firearm accessibility during the night. With its unique design, the holster’s mounting platform slips securely between a mattress and box springs. The holster’s universal-fit makes it a viable option for most any home-defense handgun, making it readily available when time is of the essence.
Compliant for both revolvers and semi-auto pistols, the bedside holster features HawkTex™ material for extra stability and its ambidextrous platform is easily used on either side of the bed.
On the Go Concealment
Designed to offer a practical solution for firearm concealment and protection, the new BLACKHAWK! Day Planner Holster is a creative solution for on-the-go carry. With the external appearance of a full-size or small day planner, the new holster’s simple design eliminates bulk and fits multiple firearms. The day planner includes options for spare magazine storage and the double zipper allows quick access. Available in both large and small/medium sizes, the new holster easily conceals personal protection firearms for discreet carry.
The BLACKHAWK! Taser® Side Mount Plate offers a convenient solution for saving room on duty belts. The side mount plate is easily installed, allowing officers the ability to mount the Taser X26 Cartridge Holder to their Taser X26 Holster.
The unique front side positioning provides for a fast reload and the mounting plate also works in conjunction with a MOLLE vest. Compatible with duty belts up to 2 ¼ inches, the Taser side mount plate is ideal for small-waisted officers and is available for both left and right side positioning.
BLACKHAWK! Bedside Holster
BLACKHAWK! Day Planner Holster
Small/Medium, MSRP: $64.99
Large, MSRP: $69.99
BLACKHAWK! Taser® Side Mount Plate
Blackhawk! SERPA Light Bearing duty holster Safety notice and replacement program. Please click the below links for more details.
BLACKHAWK!® Dynamic Entry® now offers the Mini Deployment Kit. This compact and portable entry kit was created based on the unique demands patrol and tactical entry officers face today-including ever-increasing active shooter callouts.
Fast, Effective Entry
The Mini Deployment Kit™ consists of the Mini Deployment Bag™ with individual tool compartments for reduced noise signature and a secure carry of the Mini BoltMaster™, Mini Breacher™ and the Micro ThunderSledge™ entry tools.
The Mini Boltmaster is a compact and durable boltcutter featuring heat-treated cutting jaws with a 3/8″ opening and a tension adjustment for fine tuning. The Mini Breacher gets teams in fast with its tempered, stainless steel wedge. Counter-angled friction ridges grip breaching surfaces securely and provide stability. It weighs less than five pounds and is just over a foot long-perfect for close-quarter situations.
The Micro ThunderSledge gives operators an effective tool that is compact and versatile. Its sure-grip handle system and lightweight design (4.6 lbs) make it an integral tool in any breaching kit.
The Mini Deployment Bag can be worn over the shoulder and secured by thigh straps for added stability during extreme body movements. The shoulder strap has quick-release buckles for an immediate dumping of the kit if necessary. All three tools feature handle systems that are electrically nonconductive to 100,000 volts AC.
The BLACKHAWK! Dynamic Entry Mini Deployment Kit can be easily stored in the trunk of a patrol or rescue vehicle and accessed quickly and easily when needed. The Mini Deployment Kit has a MSRP of $499.99.
I wanted to say thank you for designing a top notch retention holster. I am a police officer with the Tampa Police Department and purchased the SERPA Level III holster for my Sig Sauer P226. I purchased this holster a while ago when they first were offered. I wanted something which offered more security and was very glad I did.
Approximately a year ago, I became involved in incident where the subject tried, several different times, to disarm me. I encountered him after he fled from officers. I caught up to him behind a garage and confronted him. As I attempted to arrest him, the fight was on. During this struggle the subject attempted, several different ways, to unholster my gun. I used several different techniques to stop his actions however he continued. At one point, he was able to flip the hood up. The second retention feature kept the gun locked in place. The holster, absolutely, did its job. It prevented all his attempts to disarm me and I owe my safety to its retention. Two fingers to his eyes eventually stopped the fight and, in the mean time, the holster kept the firearm locked in place. I recently got issued a firearm with a light attached. I am hoping that Blackhawk
makes a holster to fit it. The issued Safariland holster is nice however I swear by the SERPA! Thanks for designing a holster that assures the safety of police officers.
Officer Shane Gadoury
Tampa Police Department, Fl
NORFOLK, VA – BLACKHAWK! Products Group™, the world leader in manufacturing tactical gear for the military, law enforcement, industrial security and outdoor markets entered the knife market in 2003 when Masters of Defense® joined BLACKHAWK! Since then BLACKHAWK! has applied MOD’s design philosophy to expand the selection of high-quality tactical tools trusted by armed professionals around the world. For 2010, three new knives make their appearance; the CQD® Mark I™ Type E, the CQD Mark II Type E™ Manual Folder, and the CQD Mark II Aluminum Handle Manual Folder.
The CQD Mark I Type E is functionally identical to the original manual award-winning CQD Mark I. Featuring the same high-strength button-lock mechanism and secondary safety, recessed seatbelt/cord cutter, and carbide glass breaker, the CQD Mark I Type E has all the performance of the original but priced for every budget. The handle is made from precision injection-molded reinforced nylon mounted to a 420J stainless steel frame making the Type E super light weight. Its spear-point AUS8A stainless steel blade boasts improved edge geometry for increased cutting performance with a low-profile black PVD-coated finish. Available with a plain or partially serrated edge and a pocket clip for right or left-side, tip-down carry, the CQD Mark I Type E knife retails at $99.99.
The CQD Mark II Type E Manual Folder is identical to its original version of the Mark II and features the same high-strength, plunge-lock mechanism and carbide glass-breaker, yet by having the handle constructed out of a precision injection-molded reinforced nylon mounted to a 420J stainless steel frame, the Mark II becomes an affordable performance tool. The spear point AUS8A stainless steel blade in either plain or partially serrated edge type now has an improved edge geometry for greater performance and the plunge-lock mechanism has been re-engineered to enhance its strength and durability. The CQD Mark II Type E Manual Folder can be carried right or left-side, tip-down for $79.99 retail.
The BLACKHAWK! CQD Mark II Aluminum Handle Type E Manual Folder is a small, more concealable version of the award-winning Mark I and features the same high-strength milled-aircraft aluminum construction, a 440C stainless spear point blade, state-of-the-art plunge lock mechanism and secondary safety lock. The rubberized, non-slip, ergonomic handle crafted of aircraft aluminum houses a carbide glass breaker for breaching windows while a reversible spring-steel clip supports convenient left or right-side tip-down carry. Available at retail in plain-edge or partially serrated edge for $199.99.