The French Armament General Directorate has contracted Blackhawk—a leader in the law enforcement and military equipment realm for over 20 years—to provide its T-Series L3D holsters for use with the Glock G17 Gen5 pistols recently selected for issue to that country’s army. The new handguns and accessories, including the Blackhawk, will begin distribution to the French troops within the first months of 2020.
As part of the contract, over 75,000 pistols, holsters and related accessories will be provided to the French Army over the next three years. The tender, launched in early March 2019, was open to multiple possible candidates who were asked to submit their entries for review. As part of the try-outs conducted by the French DGA, all equipment was subjected to a series of stringent tests to asses both the reliability and user-friendliness of the offered pistols and their accessories.
“The recent selection by the French Army to pair newly acquired Glock G17 Gen5 pistols with our T-Series L3D holsters is a tremendous validation of the innovation and durability featured in our new duty-rated holsters,” said Josh Waldron, president of Blackhawk. “We are extremely proud and honored to have been chosen by Glock to serve as the holster supplier for this tender. The French Army will be receiving our newest holster system that has been specifically engineered for compatibility with multiple platforms, making it one of the most versatile options available for military and police agencies.”
Developed with a low-friction, dual-density internal material, the T-Series holsters allow for a smooth and effortless draw, while its external design features a proprietary glass-reinforced nylon and soft-touch polymer lines for the upmost durability. Adding to its versatility, the T-Series L3D holster is standard with three different mounting options. Users can select either the S.T.R.I.K.E/MOLLE Platform, T-Series Duty Belt Loop or Blackhawk drop-leg, all featuring the patented Blackhawk Quick Disconnect System.
This unique and one-of-a-kind system allows the holster to be quickly and conveniently moved from one platform to another with no tools required.
Designed to follow Blackhawk’s Master Grip Principle, all T-Series holsters have been specifically developed to allow the user’s hand to land naturally where it should in order to deploy the sidearm. This efficient movement pairs with a sound-dampening, low-friction, dual-density internal material that translates into a smooth, quiet draw.