The Serpa Holster


This goes out to Luke at Triangle Tactical . Thanks for the motivation.

I’ve recently purchased the BLACKHAWK! Serpa holster for the Glock 22. Love it.

If you’re not familiar with this active retention holster, here’s how it works. When the pistol is inserted into the holster, it “clicks” into place. That click is the holster mechanism locking onto the front of the trigger guard. After the pistol is held in retention, it will not come out. Running, jumping, tree climbing, trapeze, nope. You can physically pull on the gun and it ain’t coming out unless you activate the release.

To draw the pistol, there is a “button” on the outside of the holster in the area where you would properly lay your index to keep it out of the trigger guard. If the trigger finger applies light pressure to that button, the holster easily comes out.

This does require some practice. I’ve probably drawn from the Serpa 100 times with an unloaded weapon. Once the muscle memory is there, you (obviously) don’t even think about it.

This particular holster comes with the belt loop (shown above) and paddle. Both are attached by a screw system on the back of the holster proper. For the way I use it, I prefer the loop.

If you wear a jacket or long shirt, you could probably get away with concealed carry, but I wouldn’t recommend it. Instead, I go with the open carry. In that capacity, this holster works well for me around the house and at the range.

If you are looking for a new holster for your sidearm, you may want to check out the BLACKHAWK! Serpa on Amazon.

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