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SHTF Gear Changes Name to Black Arch

The holsters are the same great holsters but the name has changed. SHTF Gear is now Black Arch.


Logan, UT – April 12, 2016 – SHTF Gear LLC, a manufacturer of hybrid holsters for concealed carry, announced today that it has changed its name to Black Arch Holsters. “With current growth and plans for new products, the timing was finally right to act on plans to change the company name” stated Clay Moultrie, president and founder.

The new name makes reference to the towering stone arches that are unique to the company’s home state of Utah. These natural arches were carved out of sandstone over thousands of years and are among the largest in the world. The name Black Arch pays homage to these silent giants who stand defiantly against all opposition and inspire greatness in design.

This change in name follows just weeks after the company announced that it had increased the size of its production facility by 33% in order to make room for new R&D equipment and a product showroom. This new equipment will allow the company to continue developing its current line of holsters while also pursuing new products.

Expansion of its facility and development of new products won’t affect current lead times, stated Moultrie. Black Arch remains committed to producing the highest quality of holsters and offering a lead time of only 3-­5 business days. Additionally, the lifetime warranties of all SHTF Gear branded products will be honored.

About Black Arch

Founded in 2010, Black Arch Holsters (formerly SHTF Gear LLC) was launched to produce custom hybrid holsters for concealed carry. Black Arch continues to grow and develop new holsters and other products with the same focus on innovation, quality, and efficiency. The company’s name makes reference to the towering stone arches of southern Utah that inspire greatness in design. They can be found at BlackArchHolsters.com or contacted at (435) 261­-2231.


SHTF Gear Spring Sale

shtf gear ace-1 gen 2

SHTF Gear is having a Spring Sale with some serious savings and even free gear. The sale runs through the 11th, so you will have to act fast.

  • All HMC horizontal magazine carriers are $14.95 (50% off, while supplies last)
  • One free HMC with each holster purchased (While supplies last)
  • $10 off select holsters while with coupon code SPRING-10 (see below for list)

When SHTF Gear says “select holsters”, they don’t mean holsters for weird, off-beat handguns that no one wants. There are some great holsters for common handguns on this list.

Select Holsters (ACE-1 Gen 2 unless specified otherwise):

  • Beretta Nano with Centerfire Lasermax laser
  • Beretta PX4 Storm Subcompact
  • Beretta PX4 Storm Compact
  • CZ 75 P-07
  • CZ 75B
  • FN 5.7 Mk II
  • Glock 19
  • Glock 26
  • Glock 30S
  • Glock 42
  • Glock 43 (Left and Right handed available) (Protos and ACE-1 Gen 2 available)
  • Glock 43 with Crimson Trace LG-443 laser
  • Ruger SR9C
  • Sig P238
  • Sig P239
  • Sig P2022
  • Sig P239
  • S&W M&P 9/40 Compact
  • S&W M&P 9/40 Full Size
  • S&W M&P Shield (Left and Right handed available) (Protos and ACE-1 Gen 2 available)
  • S&W M&P Shield with Centerfire Lasermax laser
  • Springfield XDS 3.3 (Left and Right handed available) (Protos and ACE-1 Gen 2 available)
  • Springfield XDS 3.3 with Crimson Trace LG-469 laser
  • Springfield XDS 4.0
  • Springfield XDM 4.5
  • Springfield XD 9/40 Mod 2 (4 inch)
  • Springfield XD 9/40 Mod 2 (Subcompact)
  • Walther CCP

Check out SHTF Gear while the sale is still on!

SHTF Gear Protos Holster Updates

SHTF Gear continues to improve their Protos Holster and broaden the selection of compact handguns for which it is offered.


You may remember when this holster was introduced because of its clever trigger guard treatment. Kydex holsters (non-light bearing) typically retain on the trigger guard and this is what gives them their “click” in and “click” out. Kydex/leather hybrid holsters only retain on the kydex side of the holster which leaves them without the strong, tactile click of an all kydex holster. The Protos Holster solves this by wrapping the kydex completely around the trigger guard. This gives the strong retention of an all kydex holster and the comfort of a hybrid.

The Protos Holster is now available for three new models in addition to the original Walther PPSM2: Glock 43, S&W Shield, and XDs 3.3. SHTF Gear has also added a suede backing option for additional comfort.


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