Blackhawk is always introducing new products as it expands the company's diverse line of products. From holsters to tools, messenger bags to discreet carry and everything in between, there's a good chance the folks at Blackhawk carry something you need.
The company recently rolled out a number of new items at an event, and our Managing Editor was on hand for the release. Here are few standouts in the recent crop of new items.
Nicely combining enormous capacity with discretion, Blackhawk's Diversion Rolling Load-Out Bag lets you transport a lot of gear without drawing a lot of attention. Despite resembling a large piece of conventional luggage, the bag has a concealed, padded compartment that will securely hold an assembled carbine.
Further, there are S.T.R.I.K.E. webbing and loop panels for accessories. Made from 420-denier velocity and 1000-denier nylon fabric on an aluminum frame with urethane wheels, the tough, sturdy bag is easy to move with relatively little effort. Also incorporated are a padded shoulder strap, YKK zipper with lockable zipper sliders, and numerous handles.
The Diversion Rolling Load-Out Bag measures 36.5 inches long by 16.5 inches high by 16.5 inches wide. It is available in black/grey, black/red and blue/grey.
Want to head off to the range for some pistol practice, but prefer the neighbors and passersby not see you loading a "range bag" into your car? Blackhawk's Diversion Wax Canvas Messenger Bag may be the answer. Built of 10.1-ounce Army Duck Martexin Original Wax Canvas, it appears to be simply a practical, high-quality carryall. However, it contains a padded, loop-lined handgun and accessory storage compartment that can be expanded to increase capacity.
Other features include a padded quick-adjust shoulder strap; second, courier-style strap with removable pad; top-closure lid with quick-access waterproof zipper; a padded, loop-lined internal compartment for extra accessories or a laptop computer; ambidextrous handgun access through the back of the bag; Fidlock Buckles with magnetic closures; and pockets for a pen, cell phone and personal items.
Diversion Bags are also available in Satchel and Rucksack configurations and an Accessory Pouch is offered, too. Color choices are earth and slate.
If you're looking for a retention holster that doesn't look like one, consider the new GripBreak from Blackhawk. The three-slot pancake holster has a molded interior and automatic locking system that disengages by way of a release concealed next to the wearer's body. The GripBreak works for concealment, but is particularly well suited to open carry. It is available in both nylon and leather.
The open-bottom design allows GripBreaks to fit a variety of Glock and Smith & Wesson M&P pistols.
MSRP: $42.99 (nylon); $76.99 (leather)
More than a mere windbreaker, Blackhawk's Advanced Waterproof Jacket features a 100-percent polyester waterproof fabric, adjustable waist, front storm flaps, adjustable and removable hood, pop-out VELCRO flaps to attach badges, zippered side seams for ventilation, gusseted cuff openings and hidden pockets.
Available in black, green/citron and navy/blue.