Gear: BLACKHAWK Serpa Holster


BLACKHAWK Serpa Holster

BlackHawk Products Group
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Holsters
Price: $48.99
Average Rating:
(34 Votes)

This unique holster design allows you to forget old-fashioned thumb breaks that slow your draw and complicate reholstering. The patented SERPA Technology lock engages the trigger guard as you holster the pistol and won't let go until you release it. The release is made using your normal drawing motion, with the trigger finger beside the holster body. it has Full firing grip for draw and immediate retention upon reholstering No thumb break or awkward middle finger release to slow down your draw Speed cut allows faster draw and easy reholsterng

Member Reviews

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    FireDad, Sun, 27 Apr 2008 02:02:24 UTC.
    1st review

    I just got this holster the other day and is comfortable to wear. it automatically locks your weapon in the holster and will not allow it to come out until you press the button that is on the side. This holster is also light weight.

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    suhrdaddy68, Mon, 26 May 2008 21:34:07 UTC.

    I have this for my personal weapon. I have tried to get the gun out without pushing the button and it will NOT come out! Great holster!

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    onedartwonder, Sun, 06 Jul 2008 04:26:44 UTC.

    I LOVE THIS HOLSTER!!!!!! I initially had a Bianchi and took it back. This one is light weight and your firearm stays secure until you press the button. The weapon retention trainer had a time trying to get my gun; I won. :)

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    M1884, Sat, 19 Jul 2008 17:05:18 UTC.

    good holster gun come out very smoothe

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    Anonymous, Wed, 20 Aug 2008 16:57:51 UTC.

    I use this holster with my XD. The retention is great as well as the smoothness of my draw. When I carry with this holster people ask me why I don't have it strapped in and I tell them that I don't need a thumb break strap. When they find that out they try and pull my gun out and are dumbpfounded. They don't even see me push the button when I draw.Great holster

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    LT_PIG, Mon, 01 Sep 2008 21:00:30 UTC.

    Great holster, wouldn't carry any other way.

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    officer_63090, Sun, 21 Sep 2008 05:56:25 UTC.

    good product handles great in all types of weather

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    ryanwilson1979, Thu, 25 Sep 2008 04:10:46 UTC.

    awesome retention. worth the price.

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    PhillyBob65, Thu, 02 Oct 2008 14:53:41 UTC.

    great holster...keeps my weapon secure until it is needed

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    RoDawg, Mon, 06 Oct 2008 23:18:46 UTC.

    Nice holster, it may not be the cheapest out there, but the features speak for themselves. Very good value considering you'll need to buy two of the "cheapies" just to keep up with this one.

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    ml7033, Fri, 10 Oct 2008 01:11:23 UTC.

    Holds the weapon securely, comfortable to wear and quick to deploy.

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    andersonac, Wed, 15 Oct 2008 21:59:47 UTC.

    An excellent retention holster- keeps your firearm secure yet quickly accessable.

    Unholster is smooth and effective, reholster gives you peace of mind with the securing click.

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    Deaton443, Thu, 16 Oct 2008 17:23:52 UTC.

    I Love this holster! The gun stays secure until you want it. I use it with my Glock 35 and its a pretty sweet gig... The glock hangs out the bottom about an inch. Looks awesome !

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    Rigfennidhfianna, Sun, 26 Oct 2008 19:35:45 UTC.

    Easy to operate and a secure holster. I definitely recommend!

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    msgmarine, Sun, 26 Oct 2008 20:04:34 UTC.

    Too easy for the bad guy to disarm the officer. I have done several demonstrations for officers about how easy it is to get this gun out of the holster from many postions (front, rear and ground). Also, have not tried this yet - but will this gun come out of the holster after the officer is rolling around on the snowy ground and snow get packed inside the holster release button? Very difficult to access with your non-shooting hand should your dominate shooting hand get disable in a gun fight, etc.

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    wdoarjr, Thu, 06 Nov 2008 14:08:01 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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    TBL13x, Fri, 07 Nov 2008 16:44:10 UTC.

    I use this for off duty awesome gear

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    MP2, Sat, 20 Dec 2008 22:17:58 UTC.

    My off duty/court holster. You can't say enough about the product. The fact that Blackhawk gives you the ability to change from belt to paddle by simply unscrewing a few screws, and also includes the paddle and belt assembly is awesome.

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    pammiec, Sat, 27 Dec 2008 23:44:49 UTC.

    I've been thru hundreds of holster's and this is the one! Comfortable, lightweight. Very easy to use, the release button becomes second nature after just a few practice runs. Also, extrememly secure inside belt locking....I have trouble getting it off so I know the bad guy would. Also very durable, resist's scrapes and scuffs.

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    muddy_feet, Wed, 31 Dec 2008 15:51:26 UTC.

    Best on the market in my opinion. Very secure.

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    cpradel2683, Sat, 17 Jan 2009 06:47:47 UTC.

    This is a great holster that the only problem is that it is scuffing my gun a little in the front corners. I disagree that it is difficult to access with the non dominant hand BUT you do have to do a little manipulating to turn it from upside down to right side up with your other hand but +1 for me is that i am a little ambidextrous shooting wise. I have done training with my friends where they try to take my gun at random and planned times and its a little rough house but i always come out on top with my gun drawn. Only thing i need to work on is re-holstering it with-out looking. A talent i like to have ;].

    I have the paddel and if im in a rush i just slide it on and it stays put.

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    DPolk_528, Mon, 26 Jan 2009 16:32:02 UTC.

    love this holster, i just go one for off-duty carry and its great, not too hard to conceal, expecially with it being winter. Great retention and looks great too.

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    LUKIN4, Tue, 09 Jun 2009 04:30:16 UTC.

    It okay if you dont have to much running thru brush or around forn objects. the gun will come out quickly

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    jumen, Mon, 06 Jul 2009 19:38:14 UTC.

    I love this holster because I find it easier to get the gun in and out.

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    mwindle, Wed, 10 Mar 2010 01:33:18 UTC.

    Our department bought each officer one of these holsters in it's paddle version for off or light duty. Very secure holster easy to draw out of it. Worth the money.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 10 Mar 2010 16:48:45 UTC.

    Love it! I had a guy try to grab my gun thinking it was just sitting in the holster. It gave me enough time to take him down in handcuffs before he knew what hit him.

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    Blueblood1974, Wed, 06 Oct 2010 09:49:12 UTC.

    I have a Serpa Holster level 3 and works great! I love, very safe. I had a little difficulty to draw my gun at beginning but after working little bit on by pushing in and pulling out, now it works great! Great product!

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    jerry_desgranges, Wed, 15 Dec 2010 20:49:18 UTC.

    I have two of this type of holsters. One for my Glock 17 and the other for my Beretta 92FS. Works great for either on the duty belt or just on any 2 inch causel belts.

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    krakin_13, Thu, 30 Dec 2010 15:14:54 UTC.

    I use this for my everyday carry, easy to use, durable and reliable.

    To the people that claim your finger goes into the trigger guard when you draw it, you are supposed to lay your finger along the side of the holster pointing forward (Not curled) and press the release with the pad of your index, not the tip. this leaves your finger in a nice straight line along the slide of the weapon when you draw it.

    To the ones that claim they have seen seasoned operators not be able to get it out of the holster during stress... you can make that claim for every type of retention holster on the planet.

    As for getting mud and gunk inside it, not really an issue, i've carried this through the muddy and snow covered backwoods of NC during my Hunting trips and ended up with more mud on me than my truck, never had the release jam up.

    It is also very easy to reholster so you don't have to struggle with the Radio, Cuffs, Flashlight, Goblin and weapon all at once (And yes i still have to work on just dropping crap during a struggle and collecting it later, but i still don't want to drop my gun.)

    The downside is that it is easy to get the weapon out of the holster, which is a very bad thing when struggling with the local Heroin Troll.

    I hope this helps when choosing a Holster (For or against.)

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    Eaglestrike3007, Mon, 10 Jan 2011 02:12:25 UTC.

    I have one for my 1911 and my Glock 22. this is a great holster. I will be getting one for my SIG P226 soon. This is a very fast and secure holster.

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    joejack19, Wed, 23 Mar 2011 15:41:44 UTC.

    love it, got a couple with the quick disconnects to easily change out weapons. that way i can go from the tac harness to the belt loop holder.

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    TotalForceTraining, Wed, 06 Jun 2012 21:04:04 UTC.

    Again, this is a VERY unsafe design.

    Many AD's attributed to it.

    Banned in many shooting schools, including us, and FLETC.

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    zadaga1290, Wed, 17 Oct 2012 19:45:18 UTC.

    fantastic holster. only complaint is that it doesnt come in more variety with light attachments.

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