S & S Precision’s Holster Extender

S & S Precision is a product development and manufacturing company in Virginia Beach, VA.  I saw this on their show table at SOFIC.  It is a Holster Extender made for Safariland  patterned holsters utilizing the ALS system.  The actual extender is the aluminum-colored plate you see between the tan holster and black belt loop attachment above.

The extender is a simple sliding aluminum base with a large button on the front to let the holster drop into detents at 1.5″ and 3″ below the hip-riding holster position.  The aluminum extender is protected by a special ceramic coating that also subdues the finish.

S & S Precision caters mostly to the Military, and more specifically the Spec Ops community, hence the Virginia Beach locale.  According to S & S Precision, “Extraordinary customers require unique solutions.”  And further, “The crew at S&S precision eliminates the disparity between end user requirements and design/material/manufacturing expertise. We merge technical knowledge with real world experience to advance tactical equipment.”  I have another one of their products in mind that I will write about in the coming weeks.

The Holster Extender is built only for Safariland ALS holsters now, but S & S’s  Johnny Swan at the booth said they may be making another version for Blackhawk Serpa’s in the future.  A list of S & S distributors is on their website.

I could see this product being useful to the street cop who needs to lower his duty gun and holster when throwing on a rifle plate carrier for hot calls. This is another example of a good design which is then Made in the USA.

Randall

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9 Responses to S & S Precision’s Holster Extender

  1. M@ says:

    Interesting design.

    How easy is it to drop the holster down?

    It looks like a similar idea to the Safariland DFA (which I’ve been running for about a year and love), albeit a much more rugged engineered design.

    FYI, unless there’s a specific interface with the actual ALS system, the Holster Extender should work with all Safariland Holsters with the “Y” screw pattern.

  2. M@ says:

    Ok scratch that question about “How easy is it to drop the holster down?”.

    The pic of the release button didn’t load at first. I blame the rain.

    • Randall says:

      M@,

      I think it is a good design. I have some ballistic inserts in my plate carrier that make it ride down on the gun and holster, so something like this would suit my purposes.

      Randall

  3. M@ says:

    Ran into a situation this weekend where I could’ve used something exactly like this!

    High ride concealment holsters and Tac-vests do not mix well.

    • Randall says:

      M@,

      I was honestly surprised at how good an idea this was! Wish I could think of these things, and CAD them, and manufacture them, and market th…Oh, hell.

      Randall

  4. M@ says:

    Have you heard any updates about this?

    It’s finally listed on their website, but none of their distributors are carrying it.

    I really hope the price is not ungodly high. I understand the time and sweat that went into something like this, but if its more that $80, they’re gonna have a hard time pushing it to the LEO crowd.

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