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Safariland x Otte Gear: Aloha Poppies of War

Safariland already offers a series of professionals’ favorite duty-style holsters, as well as gear seen at all levels of the competition field. At the same time, Otte Gear continues to release new patterns invoking firearms and military history titled the Poppies of War. Now the two are have come together for a series of limited edition holsters.

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Safariland Announces Otte Gear Holster Collaboration

Best-in-Class design in an iconic pattern

Jacksonville, Florida – Safariland® Duty Gear, a brand of TheSafariland Group, a leading global provider of safety products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets and one of Cadre Holdings, Inc.’s (NYSE: CDRE) (“Cadre”) key brands, today unveiled the 6000 Series holsters Cordura® wrapped in Aloha POW Poppies of War, a signature print licensed to Safariland as part of a holster collaboration with Otte Gear.

“Safariland’s collaboration with Otte Gear is just the beginning for our new, unique line of holsters,” said Eric Gasvoda, Vice President and General Manager for Safariland Duty Gear. “Otte’s iconic ‘Poppies of War’ print from artist Andrew Bawidamann pays homage to the US Troops’ ongoing campaign in Afghanistan with weaponry images woven through picturesque poppies as an ode to the country’s rolling fields. We’re honored to be able to bring this homage to our holster wraps, and to Safariland’s customers.”

“The fusion of Otte Gear’s Aloha POW ‘Poppies of War’ print with Safariland’s best-in-class holsters has created a truly unique holster,” Zachary Stone, Marketing Manager for Otte Gear added. “We’re excited to be partnering with Safariland on developing new holster offerings that will take Safariland’s dynamic holsters to a new level of functional artistry.” 

Safariland’s collaboration with industry partners marks the brand’s next chapter in the commitment to providing customers with innovative, high-quality products. 

The Aloha POW “Poppies of War” print will be available as a Cordura wrap for two holster models: the 6304RDS and 6354RDS in both right- and left-hand options. 

The limited-edition holsters are only available on

About Safariland Duty Gear

Established in 1964, the Safariland® holster brand has earned worldwide renown and a leadership position in the industry for its technologically advanced holsters and other gear to the law enforcement, military, concealment and competitive sporting markets. Safariland holsters, belts and accessories provide users with high-quality tools to perform their jobs safely and effectively. Safariland is credited for developing the first Level III Retention™ holster for the uniformed duty market. With a reputation for INNOVATION NOT IMITATION®, the Safariland brand continues its position as the worldwide leader in retention holsters. Safariland is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit

About Otte Gear

It all started with the lofty goal of making the best clothing for the guys with the world’s most demanding job: American combat troops. We decided from the start that we did not want to be told how to make our gear, what fabric or designs to use, or which suppliers we had to buy from. We simply wanted to design for them – the door-kickers, soldiers, operators, pipe-hitters – using the best materials available anywhere. Everything we built had to have a purpose. For more information, visit

About The Safariland Group 

The Safariland Group, one of Cadre Holdings, Inc’s (NYSE:CADRE) key brands, is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland® Armor, Duty Gear and Communications, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Hatch®, Med-Eng®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives®”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

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