First Look: Bianchi Prevader Concealment Holster

posted on January 23, 2019

Built from the ground up for concealed carry, the new Bianchi Prevader holster features a low profile, making it highly concealable and comfortable for everyday use. The internal Pinch Retention Device (PRD) in the holster is formed of a durable high-tech polymer which allows the user to feel when the handgun is fully seated in the holster. The Prevader holster rides high and close to the body for comfort and the open top design has a reinforced opening, making one-handed reholstering easy and efficient.

“By incorporating Bianchi’s PRD retention, this model offers a super slim holster body and added security with an instinctive draw,” said James Dawson, category director for Bianchi. “The growing concealed carry market, along with the demand for quality yet cost-effective holsters with retention capabilities led us to expand upon our hugely popular ballistic weave Evader model. The new Prevader holster does just that.”

The new Bianchi Prevader has a durable trilaminate construction featuring a 1050-denier ballistic weave exterior, a closed-cell foam center and a nylon lining for a smooth draw. The closed-cell foam allows the holster shape to “set” in the holster, providing a confident and secure fit for a variety of pistols. Once the firearm is removed for a day or so, the holster material relaxes and resumes its natural shape, allowing for a good fit with a different handgun model.

The Prevader holster attaches to a belt with dual snaps for easy on/off access and fits up to 1.75 in. (45mm) belt widths. The Prevader is initially offered in three sizes to fit a variety of Glock and S&W M&P models, as well as Commander-sized 1911 pistols, the Ruger SR9/SR40 and the FN FNS 9mm and .40 calibers.

Available in black, the Bianch Prevader has an MSRP of $38.00. More information is available at Safariland's website here.


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