The Firearms Clearing Holster (FCH) is an Australian designed and manufactured ballistic weapon clearing holster which has been in use with Australian Law Enforcement Agencies since 2001.
The FCH was originally designed and manufactured for the AFP and Sky Marshalls as a bullet proof brief case. After testing and acceptance, the brief case model was used successfully by these agencies. It has since been improved and evolved into a portable firearm clearing holster providing the same level of protection and safety for all unloading operations.
The FCH is constructed from a bulletproof material and has been tested to NIJ standards 0108.01 Level 111-A (44 Magnum; Submachine gun 9mm).
The FCH was designed to facilitate the safe unloading of pistols in operational environments, and can accommodate popular semi auto pistols, all Glock models and S&W M&P models with light.
The molded holster is designed to fit specific handguns to ensure that the barrel is aligned so that an accidental discharge is aimed at the centre of the pad and precludes any chance of the projectile striking the seam junction.
It is widely used across Australia by multiple AFP and Police personnel in each state.
- NIJ standards 0108.01 Level 111-A
- Custom molded to fit various type of handguns
- A strap is placed around the grip to secure the hand-gun during operation. Optional handle can be added for better grip during operation
- Vented design to deflect any discharge gasses from the user.
- Service life of 10 years