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blackhawk serpa

why i don't use one... among other reasons

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um... Yeah, good reason to not use one!
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I have never had a problem with mine and I live in AZ.

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Why was the pistol blue? Was it a safe/training gun? If not they could sharpen up their handling skills a little. Did you see the guy back out of the way when the dude started swinging it around?




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I live in NM and have several SERPA holsters; paddle type, belt type and leg mount tactical rigs. The range I go to is an outdoor range with plenty of dirt and sand where I have spent very large amounts of time shooting from a number of positions in all types of weather. Many times that included being on the ground and yet in all these years I've not had such a problem with any of my SERPA holsters.

I'm not saying that the video is bullshit or that such a thing can't happen. I'm just saying that somehow I've not experienced it myself. It does make a good case for also carrying a backup of some type though.

I gotta be me cause everyone else was already taken.
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Why was the pistol blue? Was it a safe/training gun? If not they could sharpen up their handling skills a little. Did you see the guy back out of the way when the dude started swinging it around?




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Looks like they might be using simunition?
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I live in NM and have several SERPA holsters; paddle type, belt type and leg mount tactical rigs. The range I go to is an outdoor range with plenty of dirt and sand where I have spent very large amounts of time shooting from a number of positions in all types of weather. Many times that included being on the ground and yet in all these years I've not had such a problem with any of my SERPA holsters.

I'm not saying that the video is bullshit or that such a thing can't happen. I'm just saying that somehow I've not experienced it myself. It does make a good case for also carrying a backup of some type though.
I have buddies who are law enforcement and others who are fed agents. and one that was former blackwater.

all of them strongly urge not to use a paddle holster. i've heard more than one story about drawing a pistol and having the entire holster go with it.

sounds funny till you realize how serious it is.

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On the rare occasions that I OC, I use a Serpa with the paddle mount. That thing is SOLID and honestly a pain to remove. Not only do the hooks grab the belt, but there is a 3rd hook that grabs the inside of your pants. I usually use a the belt mount when I shoot IDPA though, it's a little more comfortable.

There aren't any cool classes around here that'll get you in the dirt so the retention lever has never been an issue for me. I've heard about it, just never seen it. I know a few training schools (FrontSight is one) don't allow the Serpa holsters, for either that reason or for the ND risk. As a side note, I just got back from the range doing some holster practice and just realized didn't even think about the lever. I've been using that holster for a couple years now, but it's so intuitive...

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Truthfully though, I have been considering switching over to Bladetech holsters anyhow so that I can leave my TLR-1 attached on some of my pistols.

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Truthfully though, I have been considering switching over to Bladetech holsters anyhow so that I can leave my TLR-1 attached on some of my pistols.
why not do a quality holster like raven concealment or kt-mech. all of which can be ordered with whatever light you like.

kt-mech is basically a really really good copy of the raven.

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I used to use a Serpa till I discovered Sig Roto tac.
Range work only though. For EDC I still prefer leather.
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