Front Line Holsters
We Americans tend to be ethnocentric at times; sort of an “If it ain’t invented here, we’re not interested” way of thinking. Don’t get me wrong, I like to buy “Made in the USA” as much as the next person, but sometimes we close our minds to options that are still sound, and might support countries we could call friendly to us, at the same time. A friend of mine introduced me to an Israeli holster company, in business since 1961. Basically, in Israel (and in much of the world) if you carry a holster, it’s made by Front Line — and I’ll bet you never heard of them. Let’s fix that.
Front Line makes a comprehensive line of police duty gear, and if you’re interested in that, you can check them out. There’s lots of innovative gear in that category, especially SWAT-type modular stuff. But we’re going to concentrate on their leather and synthetic concealment gear. Leather is available in tan or brown, and the multi-layer synthetic is black. Leather holsters can also be suede-lined if you like. Our test gear showed solid workmanship and design, with many designs very classic in appearance and construction. There’s a reason for that — why change things that have worked for decades? I like solidly constructed leather holsters, especially models and designs I’ve known for years. Having said that, they also offer an astoundingly wide range of fits. According to Front Line: “Every make and model of gun has a fit designed for it.”
Kydex rigs are available, as well as shoulder rigs, excellent belts, a multitude of accessories, load-bearing vests made to a customer’s specs and even ankle rigs. Israeli military and police organizations use Front Line, and last time I looked, those organizations can pretty much hold their own with anyone, so I doubt they would settle for second best in anything. For more info: www.americanhandgunner.com/front-line or (907) 317-8440
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