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I used a drop holster with the Serpa lock in afganastan with no issues and i continue to use a level 3 serpa holster on duty in the states with no issues it all comes down to training and getting used to the gear you have

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I recently purchased this holster and will admit a little awkward at first with the release however, I like it and feel secure. I use it for off duty carry.

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I recently purchased this holster and will admit a little awkward at first with the release however, I like it and feel secure. I use it for off duty carry.



 


Many of our seasoned officers have said the same thing about being awkward. A couple had to stick with their old holsters, but most like the serpa much better.


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I am getting ready to purchase an M&P here shortly for on duty. And I am debating on getting a level 3 serpa for it. I have a level 2 serpa for the weapon I carry on duty now.And the only problem I have with it is, that my weapon moves in it a little bit.Which I don't like. It's probally just from being worn in,but still. So I wonder if the level 3 will do the same?

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I am getting ready to purchase an M&P here shortly for on duty. And I am debating on getting a level 3 serpa for it. I have a level 2 serpa for the weapon I carry on duty now.And the only problem I have with it is, that my weapon moves in it a little bit.  Which I don't like. It's probally just from being worn in,but still. So I wonder if the level 3 will do the same?



I currently carry a M&P on duty in a Serpa level 2 law enforcement (not CQC) model holster.  Mine also has a little "wiggle-roon" but some of that can be minimized by adjusting the retention screw so that it is a little tighter.

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Racn88 says ...



I am getting ready to purchase an M&P here shortly for on duty. And I am debating on getting a level 3 serpa for it. I have a level 2 serpa for the weapon I carry on duty now.And the only problem I have with it is, that my weapon moves in it a little bit.  Which I don't like. It's probally just from being worn in,but still. So I wonder if the level 3 will do the same?



I currently carry a M&P on duty in a Serpa level 2 law enforcement (not CQC) model holster.  Mine also has a little "wiggle-roon" but some of that can be minimized by adjusting the retention screw so that it is a little tighter.



I previously used a Serpa holster for a Glock 21SF, and when i switched to a S&W M&P 45 used the same holster as It was supposed to be cross compatable with the S&W.  Like you all, the S&W seemed to me  'looser' in the holster and while I had no problems, I switched to a Safariland holster, which I liked a lot better.  I believe my safariland holster is cross compatable as well, though now they make a holster specifically for the S&W M&P 45 as well as one for the Glock 21.

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I've been doing some research, and will continue to, for the time being. But I am leaning towards safariland also.And I am looking for light bearing.

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I've been doing some research, and will continue to, for the time being. But I am leaning towards safariland also.And I am looking for light bearing.

That is the one thing that I really don't like about the Serpa holster platform.  If you want to use a weapon mounted light, it has to be Blackhawks Xiphos light.  I understand that they want to push their own product but ignoring some industry standards like the TLR-1 or the X300 is a big mistake in my opinion.


What is the insentive to buy a new holster and light when you could just buy a new holster.


Still like my Serpa though and if they ever make a model that will take my TLR-1 I will more than likely get it.

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Racn88 says ...


I've been doing some research, and will continue to, for the time being. But I am leaning towards safariland also.And I am looking for light bearing.

That is the one thing that I really don't like about the Serpa holster platform.  If you want to use a weapon mounted light, it has to be Blackhawks Xiphos light.  I understand that they want to push their own product but ignoring some industry standards like the TLR-1 or the X300 is a big mistake in my opinion.


What is the insentive to buy a new holster and light when you could just buy a new holster.


Still like my Serpa though and if they ever make a model that will take my TLR-1 I will more than likely get it.



I heard a rumor that ATK bought out Blackhawk and that they are attempting to manufacture a Serpa holster that is compatible with the Surefire X300 and Streamlight TLR lights.  That was one of the reasons I bypassed the serpa holster for duty.  I really do not light the Blackhawk light.


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After I read this post, I started watching officers on the range who wear serpa holsters.  What I was seeing was scary.  Because of the position of the release, I saw that it is right inline with the trigger, coming out of the holster and officers were placing their finger on the trigger as they drew their weapon. 


This all boils down to mind control and practice when drawing from a serpa holster.  What it reallty amounts to is practice, practice, practice and get into the rutine of knowing where your trigger finger is at all times.  With a regular holster your trigger finger is not already extended, so it is a transition you need to practice.


It is not a faulty holster at at causing the problem, just a new way to draw your weapon.  We are creatures of habbit and change is not easy, unless you practice it.


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