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Blackhawk Holster Recall

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Post by WildBill » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:51 am

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 3,100 Blackhawk T-Series L2C holsters are
being recalled because the holster design can change the positioning of the safety switch, which could lead to
the gun firing if the trigger is unexpectedly pulled.

The holster was designed to be used with Sig Sauer P320/P250 civilian firearms that clip onto the user’s belt.
“2101213 A” is printed on the outside of the recalled gun holsters.

Customers should stop using the holsters and call Blackhawk at 888-334-7547 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET for a refund.
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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:36 am

How in the world does a defect like this get past pre-production testing?

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Post by Liberty » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:09 am

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
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How in the world does a defect like this get past pre-production testing?

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I would think it could be considered a feature by some, if it reliably kicked off the safety.
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Post by Vol Texan » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:32 am

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
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How in the world does a defect like this get past pre-production testing?

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Developers never think of all the ways a user could mis-use a product.

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Post by Rob72 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:41 pm

Blackhawk has not done well with holsters... :roll:

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Post by AJSully421 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:50 pm

Not surprised... our company already banned current Blackhawk holsters, I wanted to give these new thumb models some time in the field before authorizing them. Seems that was a good move.
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Post by C-dub » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:04 pm

Hmmm, only the Sig models? Are we sure it's the holster?
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Post by Liberty » Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:20 am

Rob72 wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:41 pm
Blackhawk has not done well with holsters... :roll:
I have one, (the Sportster) for my 92F Great holster love it, Folks knock the darned things but it is the only holster I feel comfortable to open carrying with. Snicking the safety off on a DA/SA isn't that big of a deal. Lots of people carry these guns with the safety off or even removed. Shucks, most guns sold these days don't even have safetys.
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Post by Rob72 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:18 am

Liberty wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:20 am
Rob72 wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:41 pm
Blackhawk has not done well with holsters... :roll:
I have one, (the Sportster) for my 92F Great holster love it, Folks knock the darned things but it is the only holster I feel comfortable to open carrying with. Snicking the safety off on a DA/SA isn't that big of a deal. Lots of people carry these guns with the safety off or even removed. Shucks, most guns sold these days don't even have safetys.
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If someone intentionally has a weapon with a given safety feature, they generally expect it to be operational. Granted, going weekend can-popping, no big deal, but if you need said defensive firearm, 2 seconds of, "Oh S***! Why is the safety NOT CLICKING OFF!" is way too long.

It's an issue because (yet again) BH designers have produced something that is inherently dysfunctional. I'm not trying to start an argument, but the Serpa design already has major issues with it's release design. There are several other maker's designs that have been well developed and have none of these issues, they just don't spend as much money on their product boosting. I know of two departments that thought Serpa was a great (cheaper) buy, had "a few" incidents, and are now back with Safariland.

The ALS is a best-of: https://www.safariland.com/als_landing.html If you really want to step up your retention, you can go full-on Level III, and all releasing features keep your trigger finger away from the bang switch. I have no association with Safariland, and don't use their products, but if I wanted a retention holster, I'd use the ALS, having had the opportunity to handle a few different options.


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Re: Blackhawk Holster Recall

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Post by K-Texas » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:39 am

The Canik TP9sa I bought 4 years ago came with a "Serpa Blackhawk Style" holster. Never concerned me enough to find out if Serpa was the OEM, but it's a ringer if not. No problems with it and it's fine for the range, but the release being on the side didn't inspire any confidence. I decided to improve that situation by ordering a Safariland model 578 and glad I did. The release lever is on the rear that is very natural for the user and not in a convenient location for anyone who might consider grabbing your gun from your holster. And, the price is pretty good, IMO. ;-)
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