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Welcome to Gear and Equipment.

In this section, feel free to discuss all the items you have, want to have, or have heard about. If you have a question that we can not answer, then we will find out the answer and get back to you. Please do not feel that any question is a stupid question...that is how people learn. An item discussed in this section may save your life one day.

This section is moderated by myself and Catm2005. If any member has an issue, feel free to contact us through the site's PM feature. We adhere to the TOU, and violations will be dealt with swiftly and decisively. Chat room threads will not be tolerated in this section, we are reserved for actual technical discussions in reference to the equipment that you utilize throughout your career, both on-duty and off. Threads found not to belong in this section will be removed immediately and placed in a more appropriate place.

That having been said...Sit back, relax, and enjoy this little slice of the site.

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OK guys, I have the DPS Bushmaster, looking at a folding forward hand grip any thoughts good or bad?


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Why a folding one?

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I was at the range a swat guy recommended it. My days in swat was 15 years ago and we had MP-5s so the AR-15 is new to me.


Hello my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die.

"It's not a constitutional violation for a police officer to be a jerk." Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy -December 4, 2000

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I have a question about the Blackhawk Level 3 Duty SERPA Auto Lock Holster. I recently got to handle one for a few minutes at the SHOT Show, and I was not impressed. I carried the Safriland 070 SSIII holster for many years and had no problem with learning that draw. But the Blackhawk Auto Lock confused me and seemed way more complicated that was necessary. I know that many people swear by the Blackhawk products, but I was not impressed by this one. I have also heard that dirt and debris can get into the mechanism and jam up the locking device on the side of the holster. I’ve seen how much crap and debris can accumulate on and inside of duty gear just in routine duties. I had a friend on the USBP who spent most of his shift in the underbrush, and he had to clean his weapon & his gear after every shift, he got that dirty.

Dose anyone have personnel experience with this holster? How is it working for you? I have no problems with Blackhawk’s quantity and strength. Their other products are all first rate.

Thanks.

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I'm with grunt, the Safariland 070 III saved my life once and I'll never leave it. The button concern me on the Serpa.


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"It's not a constitutional violation for a police officer to be a jerk." Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy -December 4, 2000

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Well, i've got the standard serpa drop leg platform for my M9 over here.. the dirt does cause a problem after a while if you dont wipe it out every other day. Decent holster, not to good for the finish of the weapon. The only real qualm I have is that if anything touches that button even a bit.. you better have a pistol leash on it or else you maybe looking for your pistol.


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The Serpa reminds me of our old clamshell.


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"It's not a constitutional violation for a police officer to be a jerk." Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy -December 4, 2000

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jakesdad said:

I was at the range a swat guy recommended it. My days in swat was 15 years ago and we had MP-5s so the AR-15 is new to me.

I have a VFG on my M4, however it does not fold. I have never really understood the 'folding' concept, it is one more step that you have to take before getting the rifle into the fight. I have fired an M4 with one folded up under the handguard, and did not find it too incredibly comfortable, but to each his own. Here are a couple of links to some of the more reputable manufacturers of folding VFGs:

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/productdetail.aspx?p=21380&

http://www.commandarms.com/product.asp?pID=31&cID=12

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catm2005 said:

Well, i've got the standard serpa drop leg platform for my M9 over here.. the dirt does cause a problem after a while if you dont wipe it out every other day. Decent holster, not to good for the finish of the weapon. The only real qualm I have is that if anything touches that button even a bit.. you better have a pistol leash on it or else you maybe looking for your pistol.

Enough said! Thanks for you input.

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gruntdeputy said:

I have a question about the Blackhawk Level 3 Duty SERPA Auto Lock Holster. I recently got to handle one for a few minutes at the SHOT Show, and I was not impressed. I carried the Safriland 070 SSIII holster for many years and had no problem with learning that draw. But the Blackhawk Auto Lock confused me and seemed way more complicated that was necessary. I know that many people swear by the Blackhawk products, but I was not impressed by this one. I have also heard that dirt and debris can get into the mechanism and jam up the locking device on the side of the holster. I’ve seen how much crap and debris can accumulate on and inside of duty gear just in routine duties. I had a friend on the USBP who spent most of his shift in the underbrush, and he had to clean his weapon & his gear after every shift, he got that dirty.

Dose anyone have personnel experience with this holster? How is it working for you? I have no problems with Blackhawk’s quantity and strength. Their other products are all first rate.

Thanks.

I too have the horror stories associated with debris getting behind the release and locking the gun in, but have never experienced it myself. I carry a SERPA exclusively off duty and have never had a problem, but I can see where daily carry while on duty may give one some cause for concern.

I agree that the Safariland 070 is the finest duty holster available.

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Thanks GTS, the commandarms was the one he suggested. My rifle is in a bag in the trunk with a overvest so I have to take time to get it set up on an active shooter. Thats the problem with being a Dick, a coat and tie everyday.


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"It's not a constitutional violation for a police officer to be a jerk." Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy -December 4, 2000

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jakesdad said:

Thanks GTS, the commandarms was the one he suggested. My rifle is in a bag in the trunk with a overvest so I have to take time to get it set up on an active shooter. Thats the problem with being a Dick, a coat and tie everyday.

I remember the 'tie' days...YUK!

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Its not too bad, been doing 12 years and don't want to change.

They gave us the rifle because we are supervisors but I insisted on Outervests so we have POLICE on us and we don't get shot. I'm also looking at clone EOtech 551 for about $120. The $350 for the real one will be tough to swing but the PD may buy real ones next year.


Hello my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die.

"It's not a constitutional violation for a police officer to be a jerk." Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy -December 4, 2000

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Be careful of the clones. They are notorious for having substandard quality and not holding zero.

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Thats what worries me, I'll see how long before the PD buys them. Thanks for the info.


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jakesdad said:

Thats what worries me, I'll see how long before the PD buys them. Thanks for the info.

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GTS197 said:

Welcome to Gear and Equipment.

In this section, feel free to discuss all the items you have, want to have, or have heard about. If you have a question that we can not answer, then we will find out the answer and get back to you. Please do not feel that any question is a stupid question...that is how people learn. An item discussed in this section may save your life one day.

This section is moderated by myself and Catm2005. If any member has an issue, feel free to contact us through the site's PM feature. We adhere to the TOU, and violations will be dealt with swiftly and decisively. Chat room threads will not be tolerated in this section, we are reserved for actual technical discussions in reference to the equipment that you utilize throughout your career, both on-duty and off. Threads found not to belong in this section will be removed immediately and placed in a more appropriate place.

That having been said...Sit back, relax, and enjoy this little slice of the site.

Yall (GTS197 and Catm2005) are doing a Great Job in the G&E Section. It's much appreciated.

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DAWGS said:


GTS197 said:


Welcome to Gear and Equipment.

In this section, feel free to discuss all the items you have, want to have, or have heard about. If you have a question that we can not answer, then we will find out the answer and get back to you. Please do not feel that any question is a stupid question...that is how people learn. An item discussed in this section may save your life one day.

This section is moderated by myself and Catm2005. If any member has an issue, feel free to contact us through the site's PM feature. We adhere to the TOU, and violations will be dealt with swiftly and decisively. Chat room threads will not be tolerated in this section, we are reserved for actual technical discussions in reference to the equipment that you utilize throughout your career, both on-duty and off. Threads found not to belong in this section will be removed immediately and placed in a more appropriate place.

That having been said...Sit back, relax, and enjoy this little slice of the site.


Yall (GTS197 and Catm2005) are doing a Great Job in the G&E Section. It's much appreciated.


Thanks, DAWGS!

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Good day...
i own an AR 15 colt automatic rifle and a bushmaster

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SERPA   HOLSTER:


I have done many demonstrations for our officers on how easy it is to defeat the holster and disarm an officer.  Being an arrest control instructor, I have done this demonstration from several different positons and successfully disarmed the officer (I used an airsoft weapon that fits perfectly in the holster).  I have disarmed from the front, rear and ground.  I am definately not a fan of this holster.


One thing I have not attempted yet:  Living in Colorado, we get our fair share of snow.  I wonder if an officer happens to roll around on the snow packed ground and the snow gets packed in the holster, if the snow will prevent the officer from drawing the gun.  Has anyone else trie this "experiment"?  I'm not a fan of snow - but can't wait until it does snow to try this out.


Be Safe Everyone!


Brian


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NEED HELP FINDING A LEVEL 2 OR 3 DUTY HOLSTER FOR SPRINGFIELD XD-M .40 cal


Hello guys and gals. I recently purchased a Springfield Armory XD-M in .40 cal without taking into account acquiring a duty holster. I absolutely love this weapon, however as is common with new modles I am having little to no luck finding a level 2 or 3 duty holster. I contacted Safariland today and they offer one however will take about a month to receive for some reason and unfortunately we go to range in two weeks for requal's. If anyone has any information that could help I would greatly appreciate it.


 


                                                                                                                                     Thank ya'll in advance,


                                                                                                                                                                              KENDALL


                              


 

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Try here:


www.gtdist.com/SubCategory.aspx

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Thanks for having me.

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Great forum. Many opinions and experiences to dig through. Many topics I am interested in. I'll be back.

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im finally getting started in my le career and as a result my one friend is trying to teach me the basics of shooting so im not totally clueless, here is the problem I have really small hands and the two guns he has the whole gun is just too big, it makes it awkward therefore slightly dangerous.... all lessons have stopped till i find something, i dont want to just walk in to a gun store and pick up something small i need to know what might could be good.... i know nothing about guns..... a little advice?

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Please give me your opinion of the Safariland 295 holster. Compare to your favorite Safarliand 070. Thanks for your response.

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j_mrhoads1 says ...



im finally getting started in my le career and as a result my one friend is trying to teach me the basics of shooting so im not totally clueless, here is the problem I have really small hands and the two guns he has the whole gun is just too big, it makes it awkward therefore slightly dangerous.... all lessons have stopped till i find something, i dont want to just walk in to a gun store and pick up something small i need to know what might could be good.... i know nothing about guns..... a little advice?



Might be better if you do not learn bad lessons from someone who is not an instructor. Wait for the academy, they will each you everything you need to know about shooting.


You can't cure stupid.

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j_mrhoads1 says ...



im finally getting started in my le career and as a result my one friend is trying to teach me the basics of shooting so im not totally clueless, here is the problem I have really small hands and the two guns he has the whole gun is just too big, it makes it awkward therefore slightly dangerous.... all lessons have stopped till i find something, i dont want to just walk in to a gun store and pick up something small i need to know what might could be good.... i know nothing about guns..... a little advice



Try the S&W M&P in .40 cal it has different hand grips that you can try. The back of the grip is easily removed and another back strap is placed on the weapon. Great for any size hand especially small hands. I do have fairly small hands and the medium grip works great for me. Good luck and hope this helps.


also ajsdaddyCCSO has a vaild point don't let someone that is not a certified instructor show you how to shoot. They can mess with you and you can develope bad habits.


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