Note: We are currently sold out of the “Broken Crayon” Blems. We don’t expect to have any more available until sometime in 2022.
What is a “Blem”?
During the course of production, the majority of parts produced are worthy of our logo. And then… there are those that fall just short of this honor. These parts are commonly referred to as “Factory Seconds” or “Blems” in most industries. What saves these parts from reaching the scrap bin or trash can, is just how flawed it might be. “Will it still work, despite being ugly?” is the standard by which it is judged, and if the answer is affirmative during the quality control inspection, it might be saved from a terminal fate. These parts slowly accumulate over time, and eventually end up as a small batch of cosmetically blem’d MHAs.
We wanted to offer these factory seconds for sale, but also to let our customers know that these Modular Holster Adapters do not represent the level of quality that True North is known for. Some might be lightly scratched, or dinged, some have imperfect machine marks, some have a slightly wonky anodized finish… but all are fully functional for their intended purpose. Once properly set up on your gun belt, the small faults are barely noticeable, if at all. They all work just fine, it’s just that they aren’t going to win any tactical beauty pageants.
A broken crayon still works…
The new “Broken Crayon” logo will be used moving forward, to mark any and all True North Concepts factory seconds that we release into the wild. These blems will be sold at a reduced price, but do not hold the same “No questions asked” warranty that all other TNC products carry. Returns will only be handled on a case by case basis. They cannot be returned or exchanged because you don’t like the trivial differences, cosmetic flaws or superficial nature of the small blems, color tone, or if it doesn’t meet your “personal preferences”. We do however standby all of our products for their reliability, durability and longevity, and will honor warranty claims in regards to any issue related to actual function.
We only have a limited number of these specially engraved MHA’s in both Black and Earth Brown, when they are gone they are gone! If you have been on the fence about checking one out, here is the opportunity to try our proven system, while saving some money.
Bonus: Every blem MHA comes with a limited edition “Broken Crayon” logo sticker
THE MODULAR HOLSTER ADAPTER (MHA)
The Modular Holster Adapter was specifically designed to eliminate the unwanted movement, flex and sliding common to factory polymer belt adapters. The Modular Holster Adapter is made from rugged, non-ferrous DFARS grade 6061-T6 aluminum and is Type 3 MIL-SPEC hard coat anodized.
It supports the popular “Mid-ride” mode of carry to lower the pistol below the shooters belt line, allowing their holster system to clear body armor and pouches. This adapter fits all “three hole” pattern Safariland™ type holsters, and other brands of holster that use this proven method of attachment. It also supports the use of many commonly used quick detach holster systems such as the QLS, MLS, ELS, and others. Holsters mounted to the Modular Holster Adapter will accommodate 10° of forward cant and 10° of negative cant for a total range of 20° degrees. The adapter holds three height mounting points, set 1/2″ apart, descending from the top mid-ride mounting point. This allows the user to custom configure their holster’s cant and height based off personal preference and body size/type.
Rigidity is key:
The adapter includes two belt mounting bars which are sized and spaced for use on MOLLE type battle belts, by threading each bar through the belts PALS webbing. This application works extremely well on the current narrow, minimalist type battle belts used throughout SOCOM and other communities, such as those belts from GBRS Group, Blue Force Gear, AXL, Ronin and Tyr Tactical. Alternatively, these mounting bars can also be directly bolted onto any standard trouser belt or gun belt up to 2 ¼”wide. When properly installed on your gun belt, the adapter will not move. All unwanted movement, slipping and sliding of the holster system has been removed from your system by adding a MHA. The Modular Holster Adapter also includes top mounting points for using a wide array of popular quick release belt mounts such as the Tek-Lok™ and polymer MOLLE type hardware, such as the MALICE clip. Each Modular Holster Adapter comes with a complete hardware kit of various sized screws, posts, spacers and threadlocker for mounting. Note: Please confirm placement of your holster and location on your belt, and once satisfied with the configuration, USE THE INCLUDED THREADLOCKER on all screws to ensure everything stays put. Extended travel in aircraft produces vibration known to back out screws on weapons, the MHA is no different. USE THE INCLUDED THREADLOCKER, especially if you are in the profession of arms.
The adapter is available in Black, Dark Earth, and Olive Drab green anodized finishes. Because anodizing color/shade varies batch to batch, it is impossible to color match to other manufacturers accessories.
- Lightweight 6061 T6 ( 2 ounces heavier then the UBL)
- Milspec type 3 Hardcoat anodized finish
- (2) color matched MOLLE/belt attachment bars
- All hardware to directly attach to Safariland “3-hole” pattern holsters
- All hardware to attach QLS type quick detach plates
- 3 Vertical holster height adjustment points
- 20 degrees of holster cant adjustment
- Leg strap compatible
- Available in Dark Earth, Black and Olive Drab green