SERPA, it isn't "unsafe", the truth
This is a discussion on SERPA, it isn't "unsafe", the truth within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I think this has turned into other then the merits of the holster.
As to Serpa, it required more trigger finger control, but provides a ...
May 7th, 2009 02:21 PM
I think this has turned into other then the merits of the holster.
As to Serpa, it required more trigger finger control, but provides a wonderfully secure holster.
Its an argument alot like Boxers or Briefs. For some they just will not work, for others its the best option.
Any holster draw under stress can be dangerous and possibly cause a ND, we cant predict what messed up situation you might be in.
So can we please get back to merits, or drawbacks of the holster?
I know not what this "overkill" means.
Honing the knives, Cleaning the longguns, Stocking up ammo.
May 7th, 2009 02:31 PM
It is my understanding that there were 2 incidents which generated a lot of attention after an instructor determined it was the holster design and not the shooters. Subsequently many instructors have followed suit. It's their program, so they can do as they please.
Originally Posted by BAC
I agree. The problem is, we don't know rates.
2) OP safely drew his weapon from a SERPA under stress twice.
3) #2 is true, but anecdotal
and arguably statistically insignificant given the context of the discussion. Rates of NDs associated with use of specific holsters is what we should be looking at.
Fair enough. We're on two different wavelengths today (unusual).
4) No need to comment on. I'm fairly sure you misread my point, or that I didn't make my point clear enough.
"Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must." - The Duke of Wellington
May 7th, 2009 06:05 PM
In your original post you said you had to draw twice this year - I looked through the archives and couldn't find if you had written them up. I'm always curious about how those things go down. If you're able and comfortable with it I'd really like to read the stories behind those two events. Glad they seem to have gone well - since you're still here posting.
May 7th, 2009 10:51 PM
Allow me to clear this up. I have TWO uses of the holster under stress in a real world situation where I nearly had to kill someone both times.
Originally Posted by BAC
I have I would estimate over 1000 draws from the same holster in training situations where I was being timed, graded and in one class, drawing and firing in a shoot house with strobe lights and loud speakers blaring gun shot noise. I have trained in stressful environments. I have, to my great misfortune had to draw for real against real life bad guys. In all of these I had no ND's.
I was at no time trying to say that the fact that I had drawn twice under stress for real proved the superiority of the design.
The first I did write up here in great detail. The second happened less than a month ago and due to the possibility of legal proceedings related to what led up to the incident, I am unwilling to talk about it in detail right now.
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