blackhawk serpa for open carry?

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  1. kyboy4u

    kyboy4u XDTalk Member

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    Just ordered a blackhawk serpa level 2. is this a good option for open carry? Thumb release work well? Thoughts?
     
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    I think a great choice for OC. Got one of these myself.
     
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    Cool. Is the button release designed well? Id like it to be very secure.( im Very active and would be worried about my weapon coming out. But of course id like a quick draw as well
     
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    As with anything, there is a training curve. But it all seems to work fluid and natural. After pressing the button and drawing, your index finger falls right along the slide lines. Exactly where it suppose to be.

    It's a little bulky, and is not carried as close to your body as other OWBs would, but retention and security are first class.
     
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    I use the Blackhawk Serpa for when I carry cross draw
    trigger finger release is perfect and effortless
     
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    Sounds perfect. I ordered one last week and begun questioning myself for not studying more. Still "being processed" acording to their website so hopefully theyre get in gear and get it shipped to me
     
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    OP, I think you might be confused about the model you're getting. The level two doesn't have a thumb break, only the index finger release. I have one, and will soon be upgrading to a level 3 for work(armed guard).

    Also, be aware, if you are ever on a crowded street, it isn't difficult to snap the holster right off the mount with the right leeverage. A buddy of mine almost lost his piece to a crackhead at a concert.
     
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    Yup I OC with mine.

    If you pack the button with mud or snow, it won't work, but I have not rolled around in mud & snow while wearing mine.

    It's secure.

    Yeah, it's a little more bulky than some other options.

    It's ugly, but hey, I'm carrying an XD in it, not a stainless 1911 or a 357.
     
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    I suppose your correct. The level 2 cqc I ordered is an index finger release NOT a thumb break. Sorry for the misunderstanding. Either way I believe its a good option for me
     
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    I carry both my XD40 and XD45 in them..love it! Especially since I have to secure in my car at work, it makes putting it on when I get off work super easy.
     
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    Many instructors do not allow them in self defense classes due to the risk of negligent discharge. They have a reputation for it.

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    Wow ive not heard that before...interesting
     
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    This is a misconception. The reason these holsters have been blamed for NDs in the past is due to misuse. If you use the holster according to it's purpose, you will never accidentally shoot your firearm because of it.
     
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    From the stories I have seen it was a ND upon reholster due to a shirt or draw string getting caught in the trigger guard during reholster. I am just a nurse with no actual training bit if your going to reholster make sure your holster is clear and your finger is off the trigger and function check your equipment before you use it and I daily carry with a black hawk
    Furthermore if you want a bit different style check out safari land or the 5.11 thumbdrive or even the raven holsters
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    ^^^This. I have had my shirt catch in between my firearm and the holster when I holster my weapon. Safariland makes excellent holsters, they're used by law enforcement around the country.
     

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