Gear: Serpa level 3 light bearing holster


Serpa level 3 light bearing holster

Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Holsters
Price: $100.00
Average Rating:
(18 Votes)

Level 3 retention fits the Blackhawk Xiphos light only.

Member Reviews

  • Goatface_max30
    Gtoli, Sun, 06 Jul 2008 19:21:54 UTC.
    1st review

    SERPA duty holster that works with a pistol light. The Xiphos weapon Mounted Light has solved the issue of blocking the trigger guard, you can get the Level 3 SERPA holster to wear with a light while you are on duty. Outstanding retention, extremely fast draw even under stress and immediate lock-in upon reholstering.

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  • Ec_max30
    ElizabethC, Sat, 26 Jul 2008 04:06:52 UTC.

    Awesome holster...WHEN you keep the Xiphos mounted on your weapon. Otherwise stick with the non-lightbearing model so that your weapon won't have "wiggle room" from where the light is supposed to be. Also, as mentioned before... if you have issues with your holster bumping the seatbelt when you are in the car, try the hi-rise adaptor plate that replaces the standard duty platform.

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    hpd712, Sat, 02 Aug 2008 20:30:46 UTC.

    This is a great holster. It is well made and holds up well. The light that comes with it works and has a good battery life.

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  • Goose_max30
    txdbltap, Fri, 29 Aug 2008 05:11:12 UTC.

    Fastest level 3 holster I have ever used. Excellent retention with the Xiphos light attatched and the hood wont lock you out like other brands.

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  • Working_hard__lol_max30
    rstroup, Wed, 17 Sep 2008 02:43:30 UTC.


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  • 233a_max30
    LawDawgg, Mon, 06 Oct 2008 19:15:32 UTC.

    This is an excellent product. It allows for a natural draw and the light is very effective as well.

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  • Razorback_max30
    JamesPolk, Thu, 06 Nov 2008 04:46:06 UTC.

    I like this holster, it take some getting use to. once you have the hang of it. Its a great holster

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  • Me_max30
    wdoarjr, Thu, 06 Nov 2008 14:08:20 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 09:22:00 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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  • Photo_user_blank_big
    Anonymous, Wed, 04 Feb 2009 23:27:55 UTC.

    I'm very pleased with this holster and the Xiphos tac light it came with. It rides a little lower on the hip for a more natural draw and is smoooooth. The Xiphos is an excellent light, very bright, easy to use, easy to mount, strobe feature... very nice!

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  • Demotivators_2010_2691103_1__max30
    taz22i, Fri, 06 Feb 2009 14:02:14 UTC.

    Great level 3 holster. All officers should invest in a level 3.

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  • Cot_max30
    hbg522, Sat, 07 Feb 2009 00:15:07 UTC.

    level 3 is the only way to go

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  • Picture_005_max30
    slow73, Sat, 18 Jul 2009 06:18:13 UTC.

    I have had this holster and light for about 8 months now. I love it. Learning to draw from it was quite fast. Several members of my department have them and they love them too. The only issue I had at first was the positioning on the belt. I was used to a mid ride and this is a low ride. I got over that fast. Check it out and you might love it.

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  • Me_max30
    TacticalMedic1215, Sat, 08 Aug 2009 07:51:30 UTC.

    I used this holster all the way through the academy very good quality holster good with retention good with fast and easy access for the officer light weight easy draw and fast auto lock return only issue was it came with a low ride positioned belt assembly it is good if you have long arms but if you have lots of room in the seat of you car but if you dont it digs in and lifts your belt up other than that i give it 5 stars plus it looks cool as hell

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  • Star_max30
    jkoz37, Wed, 26 Aug 2009 15:28:30 UTC.

    very easy to use and still secure

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  • Epd_patch_max30
    SBriggs, Thu, 24 Sep 2009 20:54:07 UTC.

    got the combo with the xyphos light, it is a great level III that is super fast.

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  • I_choose_to_lead_2_max30
    184SFS, Fri, 25 Sep 2009 12:12:40 UTC.

    I carry my GLOCK 17 w/TLR-1 in this rig & love how secure it is.

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    mitchelljh4, Sat, 25 Feb 2012 14:30:53 UTC.

    I had one for about a year an a half and loved it...the draw was easy, fast and smooth. Then in training the other day we were fighting and the holster got ripped right off my belt! The three screws that connect the spacer from the belt loop to the actual holster actually broke the plastic off the holster itself and sent the holster flying. My weapon stayed secured in the holster...but it was about six feet away. I had to go back to my Safariland. (Good screws though.)

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