Just figured I'd post an update in case anyone else had a similar situation. I called Safariland and they said the M&P w/ Surefire X200 will NOT fit the 6280 for the M&P w/ M3/M6 or TLR-1/TLR-2. She said they have the new ALS model 6360 available to fit the M&P with the above mentioned lights as well as the X200. I'm not sure how I feel about the ALS system. Anyone here have any experience with it so far? Care to comment? I've never been real big on level 3 holsters, but the woman I spoke with said the 6360 is a level 2 plus since the ALS lever is not actually another safety level. Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks again.
It was a bit difficult trying to get an idea as to how the ALS system on the holster was disengaged while drawing the weapon just by watching the video on Safariland's website. I went down to the officerstore, tried it, and loved it. Personally, I HATE level 3 holsters, but surprisingly, this being a level 2+, it's very easy to use. I placed an order with Safariland for the 6360 for the M&P w/ X200, STX Tac finish. They're not available at any retailers yet as far as that particular model for the M&P, so you still need to order it from Safariland until they are. Thanks for the help Breech.
We considered the Sentry, but ultimately rejected it. I'm certain one could make it work with sufficient training, but I did not envision most officers putting that much effort into lpractice. I envisioned officers either not using the Sentry at all or fumbling with it on presentation. I also suspect we would have officers who would be selective regarding when the Sentry was engaged (e.g.: off for car stops, on for domestics) which would inevitably result in not really knowing what condition the holster was in.
The ALS does seem a simple to use and effective system. I'd like to transition to that, but I don't think new holsters are in our budgetary future right now.
I have an offduty ALS. I like it I ordered a duty one for my MP. I wish I would have known about the one with the light. I dont like the 6280 for security. That being said/typed I think with the hood and ALS that will be a good combo. time will tell
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