BLACKHAWK! Debuts New A.R.C. IWB Holster

Blackhawk ARC IWBBLACKHAWK! has a new appendix carry holster debuting at the NRA Annual Meeting, which begins tomorrow.  Here are the details:

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – April 8, 2015 – BLACKHAWK!® announces its new Appendix Reversible Carry (A.R.C.) Inside the Waistband (IWB) Holster for civilian and law enforcement concealed carry. The holster’s design offers concealed carry users and professional operators who prefer the appendix carry position with a versatile and comfortable holster in one model. The new holster will debut at the 2015 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, April 10 to 12 in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Comfort is a top priority for someone who uses an appendix carry holster,” said Liam Yarbrough, BLACKHAWK! product manager for holsters. “The A.R.C. IWB Holster’s design gives the best fit for each individual. This gives our customers a variety of options with just one holster.”

The A.R.C. IWB Holster is designed to be as comfortable as it is versatile. The Urban Grey holster body is constructed of a soft, yet durable, injection-molded polymer material for all-day comfort. The fully reversible and ambidextrous holster accommodates left- and right-handed users and is packaged with two cant and ride height adjustment belt clips for 1.5- and 1.75-inch belts.

A passive retention detent with adjustment screw allows users to vary the amount of friction for personalized firearm security. The holster can be used in conjunction with pistols featuring rear-mounted red dot sights. The new A.R.C. IWB Holster presents both law enforcement and civilians with a deep concealment holster at an economic price.

The first models available will fit a variety of full-size and compact Glock pistol models and will be followed by holster models for the Smith & Wesson Shield and Glock 42. The A.R.C. IWB Holster is made in the U.S.A. and has a MSRP of $22.45.

Attendees of the 2015 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits are encouraged to stop by the BLACKHAWK! booth No.1524 (Vista Outdoor Inc.) to learn more about the new holster and other BLACKHAWK! gear.

BLACKHAWK! is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on BLACKHAWK!, go to

The material of the new A.R.C. seems to be the same gray injection-molded polymer used in their Sportster version of the Serpa.  It is less stiff, so that would be better next to the skin than the carbon fiber of the other.

I like appendix carry, especially when sitting in a vehicle.  It gives good access to the pistol and does not dig the gun into your back.  The only downside here is the lack of a sweat shield for the slide.

It would be nice if the holsters are popular and BLACKHAWK! expanded the line to include compact and subcompact carry pistols other than just Glock and S&W.


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