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Old 09-10-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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Blackhawk holsters

Can you give your input on them, good and/or bad?
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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I have the blackhawk ambi holster with attached mag pouch. It is nylon and got it at wally world for under $20. Very comfortable to wear all day long inside the waistband. Fits my 2022 like a glove.
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I have a Serpa 2 for my P226.

It came with the paddle and belt attachment. It is very well constructed and the gun locks in safely. It has adjustable screws to help you position the gun, forward, center, backwards (tilt) if you want to use this term.

However... I am using it when I go to the range only. This is because the 226 when loaded becomes heavy and the grip separates from my body making the silhouette pretty visible when I try to conceal.

But other than that. I would rate it 8 out of 10. Good quality product.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:54 PM   #4
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Hey Dozer,

Let me go back at this for a second since it is under the Conceal Carry Section.

If you are looking for options to buy a holster for concealment, take a moment and look at DeSantis, particularly Speed Scabbard.

I have once for my SP2022 and is awesome for concealement, even with regular tshirts.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:12 PM   #5
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I like the Blackhawk Serpa CQC holster... I own several... Its secure yet fast to draw. I've tried other brands and the Blackhawk is my favorite.
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Im not a fan of Blackhawk holsters myself. If its for concealed carry, most kydex holsters stick to far out away from the body hence making if hard to conceal and also uncomfortable if driving with the holster on. I would say for police work etc it would be fine since you have no need to conceal. For everyday comfortable carry I dont think you can beat all leather. Most hold the gun tight to your body and they become molded to you so comfort is almost always assured. For IWB or OWB ya cant go wrong with a High Noon, Mernickle or Crossbread holster. Might cost a bit more but the easy concealement, comfort and all around use they cant be beat. Just my .02
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I really like my Blackhawk Serpa CQC holster for my car. It was very easy to modify and fit directly in to my center consul. I pretty much screwed it right and it works great. Not a huge fan of them for regular conceal... I usually go with a soft armor sleeve for my bag.

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Im not a fan of Blackhawk holsters myself. If its for concealed carry, most kydex holsters stick to far out away from the body hence making if hard to conceal and also uncomfortable if driving with the holster on. I would say for police work etc it would be fine since you have no need to conceal. For everyday comfortable carry I dont think you can beat all leather. Most hold the gun tight to your body and they become molded to you so comfort is almost always assured. For IWB or OWB ya cant go wrong with a High Noon, Mernickle or Crossbread holster. Might cost a bit more but the easy concealement, comfort and all around use they cant be beat. Just my .02
+1

That is exactly what I mean.
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Aren't Serpas banned from certain LE schools because the index finger caused negligent discharges because of the proximity of the release button to the trigger?
I also think the famous "I fxxx shot myself" video was a serpa issue, but not sure.
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Thanks for the input.

I like the idea of it locking the gun in, I would guess that the Sig holster that has the release button would be similar?
I'm a little guy... 6' 6" 275lbs., will that make a difference in the way it sticks out from the body and maybe less noticable? I can open carry so that's not a problem but, I prefer to conceal as much as I can.

I will look at some of the suggestions given.
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I personally would think that the large you are the MORE uncomfortable the Blackhawk would be and the FURTHER it would stick out, and it may be really a problem when sitting if you have to much side meat.....I really would guide you towards a leather belt slide. About the most comfy way to go
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Dozer...as someone else who is 6'6" and 265 with the spare tire...I find the SERPA sticks out a bit...not the end of all things but I prefer the straight drop scabbard like the Askins Avenger/Bruce Nelson Professional/Milt Sparks 55BN/Lou Alessi DOJ/Nightingale Harrier type holster...just forward of my hip pointer...I comfortably carry a SiG P Series, SiG Pros, GLOCK pistols, 1911 pattern pistols...you name it...

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Dozer...as someone else who is 6'6" and 265 with the spare tire...I find the SERPA sticks out a bit...not the end of all things but I prefer the straight drop scabbard like the Askins Avenger/Bruce Nelson Professional/Milt Sparks 55BN/Lou Alessi DOJ/Nightingale Harrier type holster...just forward of my hip pointer...I comfortably carry a SiG P Series, SiG Pros, GLOCK pistols, 1911 pattern pistols...you name it...

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6'6" 291 pounds

and yes, the Serpa will stick out.
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Aren't Serpas banned from certain LE schools because the index finger caused negligent discharges because of the proximity of the release button to the trigger?
I also think the famous "I fxxx shot myself" video was a serpa issue, but not sure.
I would like to add some clarity to this issue.

Yes, the holster in the video where the guy shot himself was a Serpa 2.

Yes, he blames the Holster.

Yes, he was using a 1911

BUT

The Serpa 2 holster releasing mechanism is made to be depressed with the pad of your finger (lying flat) against the surface of the holster. Not pushing the button with tip of the finger. Lack of training with this holster is highly prone to cause NEGLIGENT DISCHARGES.

Of course, when there is a video in YouTube showing how dumb you look when shooting yourself in the leg, is very easy to blame the holster.

Even more when people don't take some time to read that little booklet titled "users manual"

Please watch this video.

You may also find dozens of videos and information from armorers, stores and reviewers who will always point to the same conclusion. Releasing the gun while pushing the lock, and consequently, the finger goes straight into the trigger and boom. (yes, the holster is unsafe)

I don't intend to troll on anybody, just to add some info to the thread.


Edited: Tex was using a 1911

There is another video from a fire range where the user had a Glock, but I can't find it.

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my SERPA for my GLOCK 21 works just as it is designed and I have never had any issues...the SERPA holster has fallen out of favor with LE but that doesn't mean they are flawed...there are still many more who have used them (Military) in adverse conditions without issue...

I had what I thought were issues with my SERPA for a SiG P220 (P226 and P228) but I bought the holster used and it had a deep scratch and burr inside I didn't see that was causing my issue...it was difficult to remove from the holster...so I don't throw the baby out with the bathwater...the SERPA is pretty secure but it is not my favorite holster...

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