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July 01, 2006  |  by - Also by this author

Your sidearm is a vital part of your arsenal as a police officer. You train with it, you care for it, and you come to feel as if it's a part of you and your uniform. But don't discount the importance of your holster in this equation.

Without the holster that best fits both your gun and your personal preferences you can't be as effective on the job. You owe it to yourself to make sure the holster you use on duty meets your needs

A.E. Nelson's model 806TL in basketweave.


The model 806TL leather duty holster is A.E. Nelson's newest. It accommodates most pistols with tactical lights. Featuring all-leather construction, the holster is fully lined, has a sight path, open bottom with a rubber stop, rapid-release thumb break, and a 2.25-inch reinforced belt loop with a deluxe belt lock system. There are several options to choose from, including different belt loop cants; finishes including basket-weave, plain, or Clarino; right- or left-handed models; and color choices of black, cordovan, brown, and natural.

A.E. Nelson also offers off-duty holsters that accommodate pistols with tactical lights. Click here to visit A.E. Nelson online.


The "Blue Line" was developed to meet the demanding requirements of a major U.S. federal agency. The Blue Line Drop Loop 118 is a Nichols-designed holster made of suede-lined cowhide. It features a heavy-duty leather overlay that reinforces the holster at key points.

Because it is fitted with a thumb-break retention strap that is backed up by an adjustable tension screw at the trigger guard, you can choose the speed and retention level that's right for you. Inside is full-length SightStrip patented sight protection.

The "Blue Line" is attached to the 2.25-inch-wide equipment belt with a steel-reinforced leather drop-loop hanger. It is available for most semi-autos. Click here to visit Aker Leather online.

SpeedBreak Holster by Bianchi.


Bianchi's SpeedBreak Holster offers multi-retention that's easy to use, fast to draw (one step), and quick to secure. The contoured KnuckleBreak enables the user to release the thumb break in one smooth downward motion. As the weapon is holstered, the exclusive Auto Retention feature is engaged, and the patented FingerLok internal locking device provides excellent retention.

The SpeedBreak holster's injection-molded jacket slot belt loop with ErgoTek comfort pad adds stability and comfort, while user-adjustable Tension Bars keep the holster securely in place on the belt. The holster features AccuMold trilaminate construction with ballistic outer material and a Coptex polyknit lining. The holster fits up to a 2.25-inch duty belt. A low-ride version is now also available. Click here to visit Bianchi online.

Blackhawk's Level II duty holster


BlackHawk Products Group has created a molded Cordura ballistic nylon duty gear line with great molded looks, built-in Cordura toughness, and a superior ballistic nylon appearance. The Black- Hawk Law Enforcement Duty Gear line incorporates the highly successful SERPA Auto Lock Technology into a Level II duty holster.

The BlackHawk Law Enforcement line of duty gear also features a variety of accessories including double magazine pouches, a handcuff pouch, a flashlight pouch, a latex glove pouch, a radio case, two chemical agent holders, a silent key holder, and baton carriers. Click here to visit Blackhawk Products Group online. 

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