Blackhawk’s German distributor, Helmut Hofmann, has been awarded a contract from the Niedersachsen Police Department in Germany for new duty holsters from Blackhawk’s T-Series Holster line. The purchase allows the Niedersachsen Police Department, which includes the entire Lower Saxony state police, to complete a full agency conversion from another brand.
The department, which is comprised of 8,000 sworn officers, is the second-largest European contract for Blackhawk T-Series L3D holsters. The French Army selected the line last year for its Glock G17 Gen5 sidearms and ordered 75,000 in an agreement that runs into 2023. The versions destined for Niedersachsen officers are thumb-operated Level 3 Duty (L3D) T-Series to accommodate the agency’s issued Heckler & Koch SFP9 service pistol.
“We are honored that our T-Series holster has been selected by the Niedersachsen Police,” said J.D. Dulaney, Blackhawk vice president and general manager. “This agency, along with multiple other European allies, have been strong advocates of our products and we are proud to support these men and women with a holster designed to meet the highest standards for performance and reliability.”
Developed with a low-friction internal material, the T-Series holster allows for a smooth and effortless draw, while its external design features a proprietary glass-reinforced nylon for durability. This combination has been reported by adopting agencies to improve qualification scores by allowing for a smooth, fast draw, and promote safer handling of the sidearm.
The T-Series L3D holster comes standard with the Jacket Slot Belt Loop and has three additional mounting options. Users can select either the S.T.R.I.K.E/MOLLE Platform, or one of Blackhawk’s two different drop-leg platforms, all of which can make use of the new patent-pending Blackhawk second-generation Quick Disconnect System. The system allows the holster to be quickly and conveniently moved from one platform to another with no tools required.