I’ve been on the hunt for a new concealment holster for my Glock 17. I’ve used a Galco Triton IWB holster for quite some time and wanted to try an OWB concealment holster. I recently received a Safariland 7378 concealment holster to test and evaluate. Safarilandhas been making law enforcement, military, and concealed-carry holsters for quite some time and has established a solid reputation as one of the best holster manufacturers in the market.

Note: A key component when using this holster or any other CCW holster is a good sturdy belt. Without a sturdy belt, it doesn’t matter how good the holster is; it will flop around and not stay tight and secure to the body.

Design:

A beneficial design feature is the use of “risers” on the inside of the holster for minimal contact with the firearm. This lack of surface area contact translates into air space around the gun, allowing dirt, debris, and moisture to quickly fall free from the weapon and holster. Maybe this is one of the reasons why some of our military SOF units like Safariland holsters.

Safariland Concealment Holster
Holster interior design allows for debris and water to drop through the holster and not hinder holstering the weapon.

The Safariland 7378 system allows for multiple attachment methods. Included in the 7378 package is the Quick-Locking Holster Fork. Use of this receiver plate allows for the quick transfer of the holster between attachment points such as a belt loop, tactical leg shroud, or other stable mounting platform. You can even attach this directly to MOLLE webbing provided you have two rows of MOLLE available. The attachment also allows you to mount this holster in your vehicle by using the receiver plate.

Safariland Concealment Holster
Components of the Safariland Holster system.
Safariland Concealment Holster
Using the receiver plate for a vehicle mount.

This holster makes use of the Safariland Automatic Locking System (ALS), which is among the best retention systems I’ve ever used. It’s passive in nature as long as the sidearm is fully seated in the holster. The handgun can’t be removed from the holster unless it’s drawn correctly. Even with the holster turned upside down and violently shaken, the gun remains locked in place.

The paddle holster is comfortable for all-day wear, even while seated or driving. It was also easily concealed and simple to draw from while standing, seated, kneeling, or prone. The paddle portion of the holster is appropriately rigid, yet flexible enough to conform to the body of the person wearing it.

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Safariland Concealment Holster
The holster is easily worn and accessible while seated in a vehicle.

Features:

  • Designed for quick access
  • ALS® secures your weapon and allows a fast draw
  • Rides close to the body for easy concealment
  • Comes with paddle attachment, injection-molded belt loop, and the Quick-Locking System Holster Fork
  • Non-abrasive SafariSeven™ Nylon-blend material protects firearm finish
  • Raised internal stand-offs allow dirt and moisture to clear quickly
  • Tested and structurally sound from 300 to -50 degrees F

Gun fit:

Beretta 92 | Glock 17, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26 | H&K P2000, USP, VP9 | Sig Sauer P226, P229 | Smith & Wesson M&P | Taurus PT100 | Walther P99 & PPQ

MSRP:

$56.00 to $71.00

Bottom line:

I’m going to continue to wear this holster and use it at the range to see how it performs over time. If you’re looking for a reputable manufacturer of concealment holsters for your handgun, take a look at what Safariland has to offer.

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This article is courtesy of The Loadout Room.