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katew 12-03-2010 04:22 PM

SERPA Holster for Revolver?
 
Hi all, my apologies if this should go somewhere else but I have a question regarding holsters and I haven't had any luck finding what I'm looking for, if it in fact exists.

At any rate. I bought my husband a S & W 686P 2 1/2" 7rnd and I'm looking for a holster, he loves the SERPA holster he has for his Glock and was hoping we could find one for the 686P. However, the only revolver frame I see the SERPA for is J-frame, and the 686P is an L frame. Does anyone know if there is a SERPA holster out there for the larger frame revolvers? Or if there is a holster comparable to the SERPA for them?

Thanks so much in advance for any help!

hcso617 12-03-2010 05:53 PM

Try Fobus, I know they make a holster for K and L frames Smiths in 4" (I have one).

Fobus Holster

Good Luck!

katew 12-05-2010 03:06 PM

Thanks, I think we may have found a winner. I'll update with how it works out. :)

dp509 12-15-2010 10:16 PM

I have the Serpa for my J frame and love it.

SecPro 12-15-2010 10:17 PM

No to Serpa all together!

katew 12-16-2010 05:25 PM

SecPro, could you elaborate on that statement please? Is there something wrong with them that I need to be concerned about?

SecPro 12-16-2010 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by katew (Post 404137)
SecPro, could you elaborate on that statement please? Is there something wrong with them that I need to be concerned about?

Everyone has there opinions and thoughts on the Serpa all together. I will just give you my .02

The Serpa is a very well designed holster to an extent. It provides positive retention as needed but if you grab on the firearm well enough while holstered the mechanism may fail. This doesn't occur all the time but sometimes is enough for me.

Also when you look at the Serpa you can see the slots or little groves made around the button to press. Just imagine for a second now you end up on your back or go through thick brush and a branch; pebble, or something gets in there. Now what? You cannot access your firearm and depending on the situation you're SOL on **** street. Only way to get it out may be to break the holster...

It is my understanding that the original design of the Serpa came from this product here I'm not a 100% positive on this but check it out:

Video

This is also an outstanding product but suffers the same issues. If a rock or even some spare change fell in that whole now what?

This is just my .02 as far as the holster is concerned. Some people love it some hate it. It's all a matter of preference. I own one for my XD9 and haven't really used up until these past few weeks due to the cold weather in FL. I needed a good OWB holster and didn't have anything laying around but this.
In the end its on you.

HKSlinger 12-17-2010 01:03 AM

I will say this. I had a Serpa for my Springer. The fit was great, and liked it a lot. So much so I picked one up for my USP. I don't like the one for the H&K near as much. The fit is loose and it rattles when I walk. I'll be looking for something else. Not because of the lock-up design,but the fit.

SecPro 12-17-2010 04:00 AM

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Originally Posted by HKSlinger (Post 404392)
I will say this. I had a Serpa for my Springer. The fit was great, and liked it a lot. So much so I picked one up for my USP. I don't like the one for the H&K near as much. The fit is loose and it rattles when I walk. I'll be looking for something else. Not because of the lock-up design,but the fit.

We had the opposite problem at my gun shop. We were trying to fit a Berretta for a Deputy into a Serpa, but it was too tight for some reason. We loosened the screws and the smith even filed down some of the side parts but it was still a no go.


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