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Old 02-24-2013, 06:16 PM   #51
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Sorry, I recommend Blackhawks holsters because the release button naturally puts the trigger finger outside the trigger guard. The button secures the weapon and prevents someone else from removing the gun. The serpa allows for a very quick draw. You can use the paddle or attach to a belt. The holster is very cheap, but well made.
Yes the Blackhawks are very nice holsters and the lock/release system is fantastic. Bought my brother in law one for his birthday.
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This is a thread where the OP asked for an advice on a holster. He's not asking what anyone's opinion is on open carry. Let's keep this thread on target.
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Uh Winds- The title is "Open Carry"
I changed the title of this thread so it is clear that the OP is asking about a holster for open carry. Sheesh...........

Why should anyone care if he open carries or conceal carries? It's his personal choice......and that's okay.
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I changed the title of this thread so it is clear that the OP is asking about a holster for open carry. Sheesh...........

Why should anyone care if he open carries or conceal carries? It's his personal choice......and that's okay.
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Title alone was why i commented
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Sorry, I recommend Blackhawks holsters because the release button naturally puts the trigger finger outside the trigger guard. The button secures the weapon and prevents someone else from removing the gun. The serpa allows for a very quick draw. You can use the paddle or attach to a belt. The holster is very cheap, but well made.
I second that, i carry my 1911 in a blackhawk serpa 2 paddle. I love it.
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I changed the title of this thread so it is clear that the OP is asking about a holster for open carry. Sheesh...........

Why should anyone care if he open carries or conceal carries? It's his personal choice......and that's okay.
Thanks, Winds. Wasn't thinking when I started the thread.
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The Blackhawk Serpa holsters are pretty available. I like that the retention mechanism works really well for retention. I've also read some online discussion and seen some YouTube videos showing a downside to that design.

If you pull up on the gun an instant before hitting the release, you can't push the release button. That in itself sounds like a really good thing in terms of retention. But when it's YOU trying to get the gun out, bad things can happen. In haste and frustration the natural response is to push harder on the button. To do so, the hand naturally curls the finger to apply more pressure. If this process is successful, you will draw the gun with your finger pointed in towards the trigger guard and applying pressure in that direction. That should sound like a recipe for a "whoopsie", and it is.

It's easy to say the person just didn't know what they were doing. But at least one of the YouTube videos shows an experienced professional pistol shooter making exactly this mistake and wounding himself in the process. I agree, the holster did not make the mistake, the shooter did. But, IMO, the ergonomics of the Serpa increase the chances of a shooter making this mistake. I make enough mistakes on my own. I don't need help of that type from the equipment.

If the Serpa is working for you, great! Practice with it a lot to minimize your chances of AD/ND.

I'm still looking for other options. So far in this thread, I've seen Safariland ALS, Mako, Galco and a couple others. Thanks for the suggestions. Any other suggestions are also welcome!

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I've gone over the complete thread, so if I missed this advice, I apologize. Get yourself a good vehicle vault. Sometime, somewhere some business is going to see your gun and ask you to remove it or yourself. I usually just go somewhere else, but there are times you need what they have. And if I have to put it back in the vehicle I want it as secure as possible. Just my opinion.

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Good point, Missouri. I have a Gun Vault in the car since my workplace does not allow guns in the building. But pretty much everyplace else I go, I carry.

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My brother in law broke a primary rule when he was bragging about his CCW permit at work, after 2 years of carrying there. Word got back to the boss and now it's locked in his truck, instead of tucked in his pants, where NOBODY would have known if he kept his big mouth shut.

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Yeah, my employer has a zero tolerance policy on that kind of thing. Not worth ending a 30+ year career over. And as an open carrier, I think someone might notice before 2 years!

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