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Old 08-23-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Just got one of them "dangerous" Serpa holsters

So far I love it, and I'm not really sure how you can shoot yourself with one. When I hit the release, and draw the holster, my finger is resting ABOVE the trigger. I really don't see why some people are pissing their panties on the internet calling this holster a dangerous design. Correct me if I'm wrong, but people have shot themselves with all types of holsters...Use anything incorrectly and you can have problems.

I'm using it with my 1911 and so far I think I'd have to try pretty hard to have a negligent discharge.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:21 AM   #2
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I've got a leather holster for a 1911 that is materially the same as a Serpa holster. It's got a little plastic paddle that keeps the handgun from falling out. I inspected it, and came to the same conclusion that you did. I've not used it yet, but I wouldn't have any reservation about doing so. It seems to be a good holster.

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Old 08-23-2012, 11:39 AM   #3
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Like you said, they are doing it wrong. Theey are not pushing the button flat fingered, they are pushing it with finger tip. They are blaming equipment for their lack of training.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:36 PM   #4
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This should be listed in the "Rules of Chuck"
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:27 PM   #5
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The very moment some provides an "idiot-proof" product, Mother Nature provides a superior idiot.
I'll be borrowing this phrase to use sometime in the future, I hope you don't mind. If you want, I can give you a parenthetical to give you credit for the statement.

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So far I love it, and I'm not really sure how you can shoot yourself with one. When I hit the release, and draw the holster, my finger is resting ABOVE the trigger. I really don't see why some people are pissing their panties on the internet calling this holster a dangerous design. Correct me if I'm wrong, but people have shot themselves with all types of holsters...Use anything incorrectly and you can have problems.

I'm using it with my 1911 and so far I think I'd have to try pretty hard to have a negligent discharge.
I have a Blackhawk Serpa CQC holster for a 1911-A1. I love it! But I hate it.......

Beware when holstering your pistol! Evidently, I 'did something wrong' and the hard plastic scratched the shit outta the slide on my pistol (removed the finish down to bare metal). I checked for 'dirt & debris', but none was found.

Other than that, I LOVED that holster!

Here's a pic of the slide on that pistol.

The holster:


The slide:
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:22 AM   #7
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I used a SERPA for 14 months in Iraq. Its a great piece of kit. I guess some armchair tactikool commando's have problems with it though, they've even banned it from their high speed death dealing shootin' skools.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:12 AM   #8
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Derka! Derka! Derka!

oops...

That's, Serpa! Serpa! Serpa!


Nevermind me. I'm entertaining myself.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:12 AM   #9
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The Blackhawk Serpa is a dang nice holster. I don't have one though. My buddy had one for his Kimber 1911. And it was sweet.

I have the Safariland 6004 tactical leg holster that's issued by the US military.

I found a brand new left hand model at a gun show and I picked it up for $25.00. I'm going to take the holster off of the leg strap assembly an get the belt connector for it. I'll use it for my Beretta M9.

The one pictured isn't the Beretta M9 model, but it's similar.
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:52 PM   #10
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The Serpa looks good but I hypothesize I could bring enough fool to the equation to overcome the design. I have short fingers and I think I might forget to actuate the paddle on a Serpa.

I suppose I'll get a Serpa and test my theory, it does look to be more geared to concealed carry than duty carry like my current synthetic retention holster.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:00 PM   #11
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too borrow one from

"keep your damn booger hook off the damn trigger!!"
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:25 AM   #12
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I'll be borrowing this phrase to use sometime in the future, I hope you don't mind. If you want, I can give you a parenthetical to give you credit for the statement.

As we say here at the office:

We can design a machine to be idiot-proof. The problem is that someone is always building a better idiot.
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