Blackhawk serpa holster?
This is a discussion on Blackhawk serpa holster? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Well I picked up the serpa "concealment" model,and upon trying it on wearing a Tshirt and an unbuttoned shirt over that it conceals a lot ...
December 9th, 2010 03:42 PM
Well I picked up the serpa "concealment" model,and upon trying it on wearing a Tshirt and an unbuttoned shirt over that it conceals a lot better than I thought it would. I've always liked the paddle holster concept and the comfort level is great as well,I may have to invest in a Kramer MSP paddle rig for this gun.
I hear these are closest riding leather paddle rigs on the market and also conceal the best as well. Can anyone here who owns a krammer msp paddle rig confirm this?
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December 9th, 2010 07:09 PM
I have one for my H&K P-30. I found it on E-Bay for $30.
I don't carry the P-30 but I couldn't pass it up. Retention is good. It's got the finger release which works just like you expect.
What did surprise me was how tenacious it is on my pants. I expected to slide it off, (I wanted that) but I couldn't get the darn thing to turn loose.
I had to release my belt, unsnap the clasp, then work the holster back and forth to remove it.
The paddle has these little hooks, which don't look like much, but they resist upward movement, and I'm not kidding.
At the end of the day, I prefer leather.
December 9th, 2010 07:31 PM
Ive got one and I HATE it for the same reason. There aint no gettin that holster off your belt without undressing. It holds my gun to far away from my belt and prints like crazy. Thanks for reminding me to put my Serpa on E-bay.
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December 9th, 2010 08:10 PM
i use mine for my 1911, XDM, and soon my Bersa Firestorm, I love those holsters for OC, but they are horrible to conceal reliably due to their bulk
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December 9th, 2010 09:39 PM
I'm going against the grain here, I think they are junk. Just a step up from a Fobus, they might be OK to get you by in a pinch.
December 9th, 2010 09:57 PM
I have them for my G19/26, S&W 642 and XD40sc/45. I really like the paddle feature. I use them for cc if I'm wearing a cover garment, instead of just a t-shirt. As others have said they are great for range and field use, too... Never had any issues with the trigger lock mechanism...
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December 9th, 2010 11:32 PM
Cheap, bulky, useless if the mechanism breaks or jams, a debatably dangerous design... What isn't to like? But they are fast, and affordable. Safariland's concealable ALS is everything the Serpa wants to be, by the way, but at a necessarily higher price point.
December 9th, 2010 11:50 PM
I have one for my G27 and another for my Beretta 96. They are great holsters. I really like them when I OC, usually riding my bike, but I can cc also with a sweater or jacket. I think every gun owner should at least get one for their favorite carry gun.
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December 9th, 2010 11:55 PM
+1 on the Safariland system. I have a Serpa and will not use it. Bulky. There are several Gun Schools out there that will not permit them due to the rocks, dirt and jamming issue along with the perfect presentation of your trigger finger on the trigger at the draw. I am dumping mine in the garbage as I speak.
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December 10th, 2010 12:28 AM
Anyone who has one that fits a G23 and doesn't like it, I'll give you $25 for it. Blackhawk Serpa CQC Concealment RH.
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December 10th, 2010 09:28 AM
I like them for when OC'ing. Fobus for when CC'ing for me.
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December 10th, 2010 10:27 AM
Agree with sixto on this one. Bought one on sale at USCav for way cheap. Decided I couldnt go wrong, for the price. It was for my P228. The theory of how they work is great in principal, they are definitely not concealable which I knew before I bought, but the gun rattles around loose, and is the paddle is very uncomfortable and hard to situate. I think I would rather have a Fobus, honestly.
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December 10th, 2010 12:02 PM
My Serpa is one one my most carried holsters in cooler weather where it is easily concealed under a vest or jacket. I have one for a Glock 19/23 that works for all my Glocks...19, 22, 23 & 27. All my other holsters are leather open-top, which work well when concealed, but if I'm open carrying...it's the BH Serpa.
Hey Blue Thunder...PM me and I'll give you my address to send me your unwanted Serpa...I can always use a back-up.
December 13th, 2010 12:18 PM
A few posters have mentioned finger dropping into trigger well upon release. Really? I dont get it or maybe my training has paid off. I just picked one up. The release is aboe the trigger well, so upon release and as you begin to present the weapon, your trigger finger should be resting above the trigger well, on the frame. Maybe just me, but I dont see an issue there at all.
As for the holsters fit, I wish it was a little tighter and Im not referring to the retention screw. It seems to rock a bit back and forth on my 19. I checked the holster twice and its marked for the g19. Anyways, just my 2 pennies.
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December 13th, 2010 02:09 PM
Originally Posted by leathernuts
The problem is usually those who haven't trained, especially those relatively new to carrying. They pop their fancy new gun in their whiz-bang holster, go to draw for the first time with a loaded gun, and BANG!
This effect can be exacerbated by the Serpa. Thus, I don't recommend it on general principle. I have no idea what any giver person's level of competence is, except my own. Why tempt fate?
Those who know the dos and donts of carry and drawing usually don't have a problem, but it's best to be aware of the possibility.
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