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Safariland’s New “Automatic Locking System” (ALS™) Introduced in Best Selling Tactical Line

January 01, 2006
Ontario, CA

Safariland has added two new tactical holster models that employ their evolutionary new Automatic Locking System (ALS™). The new Model 6304 and Model 6305 include all the features of the standard 6004/6005. While both models utilize Safariland’s time-tested Self Locking System (SLS), there is one key addition: the ALS™ internal locking device that retains the weapon in all directions when the primary device is open, providing Level II Plus Retention™, which can also be elevated to Level III Plus Retention™ with the addition of the Sentry.

The ALS™ Models 6304 and 6305 with Detachable Buckle come with the Hood Guard installed and offer three distinct design differences from previous models. First, once the weapon is holstered, it “locks” into place via the ejection port, providing an extra measure of security from standard Level II Retention™ holsters. Second, once the SLS is released, the holster is completely operable with the thumb, making it very instinctive to use. And finally, once these retention devices are released, the weapon can be drawn straight out of the holster with no twisting or other motion required.

The inclusion of the SLS rotating hood system is ideal for today’s tactical situations. This design allows a smoother single-motion draw and great protection against attempted takeaways and provides reliability in the unpredictable conditions that occur during tactical operations.

The Model 6304 offers comfort and stability with its double leg strap. MSRP is 175.00 for the STX Tactical™ finish and $190.00 for Camouflage. The Model 6305 additionally features a Detachable Buckle on the vertical leg strap for added versatility. MSRP is $184.00 for the STX Tactical™ finish and $199.00 for Camouflage. Initially available now in 8 popular semiautomatic to fit the most popular semiautomatic pistols, with additional fits to be added throughout the 2006 year.

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With an industry reputation for INNOVATION, NOT IMITATION®, Safariland® has earned worldwide renown for its holsters and accessories. Safariland® Duty Gear manufactures holsters, belts, magazine and handcuff cases for law enforcement, military and sporting good markets worldwide. For more information go to

About Armor Holdings

Armor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AH) is a diversified manufacturer of branded products for the military, law enforcement and personnel safety markets. Additional information about the Company can be found at

Safariland AHPG Contact:

Hope Bianchi Sjursen
Project Manager, AHPG
Tel: +1 951 676 5621 X100

Armor Holdings Products Group Contact:

Lucy Reep
Director, Marketing Communications
Tel: +1 904 741 1750

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