Serpa for concealed carry?

Serpa for concealed carry?

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    Serpa for concealed carry?

    I have a Glock 22 and am concedering a blackhawk SERPA holster for wintertime carry.

    Has anyone tried it? Tips?

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    A Serpa holster will work fine for concealed carry if you're wearing a coat or at least an over-sized sweater.

    They're popular for their natural draw motion and retention. I like them for winter time carry and open carry.
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    works great for me in wintertime .
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    Personally, I think there are much better choices.
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    I only use my Serpa at the range. It is way to bulky to conceal easily. Think brick stuck on your hip. I can conceal it if I wear a vest but that doesn't happen too often. Of course I don't have much use for a winter coat in Florida!
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    Yeah, but there may be snow up in the U.P. of MI by now. To add , I cannot conceal my Serpa under a t shirt well, but any light coat or sweatshirt usually works quite well. I found the shoulder rig system works o.k. and the paddle attachment makes the SERPA ride closer to the body than the belt slide attachment.
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    I really like my wife's Serpa for open carry or range carry. I haven't tried it for concealed winter carry yet, but it seems to stick out from the body quite a bit. I don't think it will conceal easily, but again, I haven't tried it yet.
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    Serpa is Ok for range or OC, but, even with the paddle, it is fairly noticable. A heavy coat is going to do the job, but if you look around you will probably find something that will fill the bill better.

    Good luck.
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    I have a SERPA holster and found it to be just too bulky for my liking.

    Besides I have a fondness for leather.
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    I know I'm gong to ruffle a few feathers (again) but the Serpa's are junk. Sorry.

    I'd look else where for a holster. CompTac makes a similar but much better designed product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    Personally, I think there are much better choices.
    Agreed!!!
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    when i had my 1911 I had a serpa set up in a cross draw configuration and it was amazing, I could wear a Who Dey jersey or a button down shirt with a few bottom buttons buttoned and I was good to go
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    They are tough to conceal under a t shirt. I need a 2xl long to CC a G19 in a serpa. I'm sure I will use it more in the winter with a jacket. Looking for a OWB leather paddle to fill that gap. They are great for OC though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I know I'm gong to ruffle a few feathers (again) but the Serpa's are junk. Sorry.

    I'd look else where for a holster. CompTac makes a similar but much better designed product.
    So what is junk about the Serpa holsters? How are comp tac better?
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