Gear: Blackhawk SERPA Level 3 duty holster

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Blackhawk SERPA Level 3 duty holster

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Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Holsters
Price: 85.99
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Description:

Model # 44H100BK-R: Level 3 retention holsters have long been the standard for law enforcement duty use. The problem has been that many holsters that provide this level of protection are clumsy to operate and can prevent the officer from drawing his/her weapon rapidly under stress.The Level 3 SERPA Auto Lock holster uses your natural drawing motion to release the weapon. No unnatural motions or complicated sequences to remember, just grab and draw!SERPA Auto Lock system provides a quick, natural draw with immediate security upon re-holstering to increase officer safety.Injection molded carbon fiber composite construction provides incredible strength.Extremely lightweight.No snaps or hoods to accidentally open. Weapon stays secured until you decide to draw.Ease of training, same drawing technique for undercover, tactical and duty operations.

Member Reviews

  • Thugfife_max30
    ten20life, Wed, 14 Nov 2007 20:49:09 UTC.
    1st review

    After usingthe Safariland 070 level holster for the past 8 years, I recently purcahsed the Blackhawk SERPA level 3 holster for my Glock 22. The holster is OUTSTANDING! I wish it had been developed sooner. The level of confidence is instantaneous, the learning curve to carry is extremely fast because of the natural draw. It also accomodates my Ameri-GLO ghost ring sights that are installed on my Glock. They also have a version to accommodate the tactical lights.

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    vbpdaco, Tue, 04 Dec 2007 16:25:04 UTC.

    Our dept. just went to this holster, not bad. I would like to see them redisign the top keep, open faster, but all and all not bad.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 23 Feb 2008 19:19:53 UTC.

    I have used this with a Glock 17, and it is amazing. At first i was concerned that the third level (the top lock) would slow down the draw, but it didn't at all. Nothing i did could get the pistol out of this holster, we took an older Glock 17 that already had several issues with it (he pretty much gets payed to put guns through torture tests) and put it into the holster (unloaded of course) and threw it off of the second story of my house onto the concrete sidewalk, it bounced, but the Glock never came out of its resting place. This is a great duty holster, your gun will stay in place, other people cant get your gun from you (it happens), and its fast! Worth every penny.

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  • E19d297fc386c8cc1750f7b9ab6365bc_max30
    opticalserenity, Mon, 17 Mar 2008 12:17:06 UTC.

    Good duty holster, I like the speed I can draw the firearm at. Only thing I don't like is that it doesn't bolt down very well on your outer belt. I find it tilting back a bit from when I sit in the car and the holster gets pushed up on the front a bit.

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  • Badge_max30
    gearhead, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 06:03:01 UTC.

    This is well thought out. It is simple to use for a level 3 holster. All of the retention releases are in line where your hand grips your weapon.

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    ScottBurke, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 12:42:54 UTC.

    I buddy of mind has one and He love's it, just waiting to have the money to get one.

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    JIMROC, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:34:13 UTC.

    great product looks great to

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  • Giants_blue_max30
    JLib72, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 22:55:32 UTC.

    I love this holster! For me, it's just as quick as a level 1. The draw is very intuitive and easy to learn. I had the SSIII for a couple of years, and the Raptor Level III for a couple as well, and this is by far the best holster I have used.

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  • Big_mo_max30
    mcho, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 14:59:47 UTC.

    My dept just went to this one w/ligjhts and its great. i also have one for my thigh rig. a lot easier to use than safariland level three.

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  • 1cop18-med_normal_max30
    12345678900123, Sat, 12 Apr 2008 21:55:30 UTC.

    I just got one and so far it has worked great...Easy to draw and reholster...

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  • Warrior_max30
    SkoolCop49, Mon, 14 Apr 2008 08:03:21 UTC.

    I HAVE THIS HOLSTER WITH THE XIPHOS TACTICAL LIGHT. IT WORKS GREAT ESPECIALLY ON GRAVES AND THE ELEMENTS YOU ENCOUNTER DURING THAT SHIFT

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    mxracer, Sat, 10 May 2008 19:27:31 UTC.

    I have had the uncle mike duty 2 and the safariland raptor holster but they don't compare to the easy and security i have found in the use of this holster. It is by far in my opinion that this is the best holster money can buy.

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    Chapel590, Thu, 22 May 2008 08:13:08 UTC.

    i used the safari land for 4 years i know have this one and its great i like the natrual draw and the security it provides

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  • Hunter_max30
    Two21, Sun, 13 Jul 2008 21:31:52 UTC.

    This is my replacement for the Safariland 6280. My 6280 loved my Glock so much, I was having a lot of trouble drawing. I love this holster and tried everything I could do to brake it, but I got tired of trying. It's a level 3 that doesn't feel like one. Also, note, I was VERY skeptical about these holsters when they first hit the market, but I love em' now.

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  • Ec_max30
    ElizabethC, Sat, 26 Jul 2008 03:55:25 UTC.

    Excellent holster! I've had 100's of LE customers changing over to the Serpa Level 3 in the last year. - light bearing and non-lightbearing model equally popular. For those who do not like the lower ride of the standard duty platform (such as issues with it bumping seatbelt) there is a "hi rise" adaptor plate available that will eliminate the problem. Priced between $7 & $10 depending on where you buy it.

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    mpd165, Tue, 05 Aug 2008 17:21:56 UTC.

    Hands down the best holster I"ve ever used. It's ease of use and durability make this holster a winner. The level 3 holds your weapon secure, however the draw is quick and effortless when your ready. There are no un natural moves or twists required to draw the weapon. Just follow your natural motion.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 13 Sep 2008 04:10:15 UTC.

    I have had one for several days now. I purchased it after using the CQC SERPA for about a year. I am very happy the ease of drawing. It is well bulilt and I look forward to using it for a long time.

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  • Working_hard__lol_max30
    rstroup, Wed, 17 Sep 2008 02:40:53 UTC.

    Great Holster....quick draw....and so far no problems

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  • Me_max30
    Saber8g, Mon, 22 Sep 2008 04:14:04 UTC.

    The best duty holster I have used. Coming from the Safariland SS 3 holster to this one was very easy. The light / holster combo costs less than $200 which is probably one of the cheapest on the market. Only problem I did have was sometime during a pursuit / bailout / foot chase the spring on the thumb release button broke or fell off. Although this did not render the holster inopperative, it made me manually push the button in after closing the hood. I called Blackhawk and they replaced it with no problem. I'm switching to an HK USP and Blackhawk doesn't have a level III holster made for those yet.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 07 Oct 2008 22:18:42 UTC.

    I switched to this holster a few months ago and must say that I think it is by far the best on the market. It has the secuirty of a level three, but actually compliments your draw rather than hinder it. It is very fast and reasonbly priced. About the only drawback is the fact that it does not have a lining so it can show wear on your gun after numerous draws and reholsters. Not only have I switched to this for duty carry, but also plain clothes and off duty as well as my taser holster. Can't recommend enough....!

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  • Tup101_max30
    BigCountry123, Sat, 11 Oct 2008 20:57:04 UTC.

    This is the best holster anyone has ever came out with. Locking and easy removal. What will they think of next....

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    BuffaloSoldier, Sun, 26 Oct 2008 01:02:13 UTC.

    Nothing comes even close to this holster, nothing.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 26 Oct 2008 02:05:08 UTC.

    Nice equipment to have on duty.

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  • Me_max30
    wdoarjr, Thu, 06 Nov 2008 14:06:52 UTC.

    The Serpa is a poorly designed but well marketed holster that has a user to press in with the finger tip as they draw their pistol.

    Some times the finger ends up right on the trigger pressing inward well before it would be safe to do.

    I have also seen seasoned operators unable to draw from a Serpa holster under stress. I have also seen debris accumulate under the release button and "lock" the holster.

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  • Love_the_tie_max30
    jcsd2407, Sun, 21 Dec 2008 08:22:47 UTC.

    I will admit I was skeptical of the Serpa Level 3 as it began showing up around my department. Currently four carry it, two light-bearing, two without. One went back to his SS III because it was what he was used to, so I bought his Serpa and light. I have owned and used a Gould &Goodrich Astro, Uncle Mike's Pro 3, and Safariland 6280 and 070 SS III. Out of all the holsters I have used the Serpa feels the most intuitive for me when it comes to drawing. It takes my favorite features and combines them into one holster, like securing the weapon automatically upon reholster. While the issue of dirt jamming a release is a concern, one must realize that any piece of equipment you own is worth taking care of, and that means routine maintenance, checking that the holster is free and clear of debris.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 05 Feb 2009 12:18:30 UTC.

    Ive been using this since it came out with me M&P and my old Glock and I love it. I also have a Safariland 6365 that I swap in and out from time to time.

    This is the fastest Level 3 holster out there.

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  • Demotivators_2010_2691103_1__max30
    taz22i, Fri, 06 Feb 2009 13:57:11 UTC.

    Awesome holster. Our Department will issue these soon.

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    Y13, Mon, 16 Feb 2009 19:17:20 UTC.

    I have been using this holster with the light for over a year. I carried a Glock 17 for several months and loved the holster. I transitioned to a Glock 21 and purchased and continued to use the Serpa. The only draw back of the set up is the light. I hope that in the future, Blackhawk is able to develop a brighter light.

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    patrolman_kcso, Wed, 25 Mar 2009 15:42:12 UTC.

    BEST HOLSTER I HAVE EVER USED......I HAVE THIS HOLSTER AND USE IT WITH MY SMITH AND WESSON M&P AND I WILL NOT USE ANOTHER HOLSTER EVER AGIAN. BEST ONE EVER

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  • Bp_badge_max30
    azborder, Fri, 27 Mar 2009 20:05:51 UTC.

    By far the best duty holster I’ve used. My agency issues the Safariland level one. We’ve had more agents loose their pistol than you could imagine. The draw stroke is also fairly awkward. The Blackhawk is so superior to our issue Safariland in my opinion that even though I do not own stock in Blackhawk, I carry one and fully recommend it to all agents. The downside to this holster is if you want a pistol mounted light you have to buy Blackhawk’s light (it is a good light). Not really an issue for my agency since we are not allowed to carry lights on our pistols anyway.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 27 Apr 2009 09:44:41 UTC.

    I use this for duty and have never gotten caught up or had to fumble with my pistol. Excellent choice for duty!

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    Anonymous, Sat, 02 May 2009 17:11:04 UTC.

    One of the most intuitive and smoothest holsters I have ever used in 20+ years on the road. The releases are designed to be where your fingers are already supposed to be when gripping a handgun. The hoster provides for extremely rapid draws while having excellent weapon retention. I bought the version that allows for my tac light to be on the gun while holstered, it is smooth as silk and the light is very bright and user friendly. I expect this will be the last holster I will ever own. I am VERY please with this excellent product and highly recommend it to anyone on the job.

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  • Deputy_1_max30
    hcsd694, Sat, 02 May 2009 22:16:23 UTC.

    I have used other duty holster and nothing stands up to this holster. It is smooth and easy for you to take your weapon out, but hard for anyone else to get out. I have told other officer how to remove the weapon and it is almost inpossible for them to get it out. I love this holster

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    taecop, Mon, 04 May 2009 23:18:20 UTC.

    Best holster ever! I have a Glock 22 with the Blackhawk Tactical Light, it fits nicely and is a smooth quick draw from the holster and as soon as you re holster it automatically goes to level 2.

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    William6624, Wed, 06 May 2009 14:50:25 UTC.

    I love mine. it is on me every duty day and is great with the tac light. They stand behind the product and get items repaired or replaced ASAP and back to you ready for duty.

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  • Babies_day_out2_007_max30
    mconnolly, Mon, 01 Jun 2009 06:50:04 UTC.

    i bought this hoster and it works great. was able to use straight out of the box the same night when i went on duty. it offers some of the best security i have seen in a holster. its comfortable and was able to fit my duty belt with ease. went to the range with it and my range officer thought i was going to have problems with nusing such a new holster but i was able to out shoot every one on my shift. i reccomend this for all officers. now that other officers on my department have seenthe ease of use and the security( on the range one of my fellow officers testing it to see if it realy worked tried to get my weapon out but was unsucessful in both attemts until i showed him what he had to do.) they have all went and gotten one.

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    JRich81, Tue, 25 Aug 2009 21:51:37 UTC.

    This is it...!

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    chad1020, Sat, 12 Sep 2009 02:51:52 UTC.

    Awesome Love this thing with a passion..

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    Anonymous, Mon, 05 Oct 2009 15:19:15 UTC.

    This is the sweetest holster ever. Yes it is a level III but, unlike most level III holsters there are no bulky snaps twists etc it is an all natural grab to draw your weapon. So basicly in a nutshell if you are drawing your weapon as you are supposed to the weapon will fall right into your hand but is next to impossible for anyone else to get it from you. Also it is dual retention so reholstering in a struggle is not a problem and you know that your weapon is secure I prefer the SERPA with the thigh rig myself. Kudo the Blackhawk for this awesome holster!!!!

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    Anonymous, Sun, 20 Dec 2009 17:48:27 UTC.

    After using this holster, both drop, and hip for the past year and a half, I have concluded that these holster have great draw time, durability and has way more retention than the previous holsters I have used i.e. Safariland(s). If you are an active LEO or Military I suggest the Serpa Lvl 3.

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    slimm01, Tue, 16 Feb 2010 05:16:38 UTC.

    my brothera fellow officer suggested this holster to me . I believe iam goinng to try this one . If you have any opnion on this let me know thanks

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    Anonymous, Tue, 16 Feb 2010 14:06:57 UTC.

    Overall, I like the holster. The only concern I have is it comes loose from the platform. One of my coworkers actually had the whole thing, gun and all, come off his belt because the screws that mount the holster to the platform came loose. Get some lok tite and drive on...

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    mwindle, Wed, 10 Mar 2010 01:28:44 UTC.

    Our department bought each of our officer is holster in it's tactical version, Very secure, and easy to operate. We love the holster, worth the money.

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    Scurge, Mon, 29 Mar 2010 18:18:19 UTC.

    Not impression with the duty model. I like the 'concealment' model. The duty model needs some improvements before I'd wear it to work.

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    Rocco0311, Fri, 11 Jun 2010 20:38:26 UTC.

    I first got introduced to this holster for my Beretta while serving in Iraq. I immediatley fell in love with it and as soon as I got back stateside I got one for my duty weapon and got the drop holster and swear by it on duty. Iv even gotten other guys in my department and surrounding ones wearing this too.

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    officerdrew, Thu, 24 Jun 2010 17:17:22 UTC.

    Great product. Keeps gun secure simply moving body without even guarding holster can keep suspect from getting a hold of weapon. Also when drawing still very quick for level 3 holster.

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    draco1823, Thu, 01 Jul 2010 20:58:02 UTC.

    Its a very natural draw ,fits on a duty belt nicely and sits a little lower than some holsters which i feel puts it in a more natural position

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    ppd_308, Fri, 02 Jul 2010 06:48:49 UTC.

    This holster is by far the best holster on the market for law enforcement. if you are a firearms instructor or supervisor and you don't consider this holster for your department then you are doing your agency an in justice.

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    insideout34, Mon, 31 Jan 2011 23:43:06 UTC.

    Dependable and secure. The only two things that matter!

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    PTL010, Fri, 18 Feb 2011 22:57:59 UTC.

    Easy draw compared to my last, the screws loosened up just before shift, just one thing have to keep an eye on. Overall I like it.

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    gunslinger830, Sat, 06 Aug 2011 18:46:54 UTC.

    This is a good quility duty holster,

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    alwayslivefree, Thu, 24 Nov 2011 22:36:17 UTC.

    During weapon retention training cadets were not able to release my sidearm from this holster. I am pleased with its durability and how quickly I can draw and fire with the level of protection it offers me.

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    cghand43, Sun, 25 Mar 2012 10:50:46 UTC.

    Great Product, Simple to use yet awesome strenght and durability!

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