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JonM 09-04-2013 12:52 AM

serpa auto lock
 
picked up a serpa hollster with the autolock. not sure i like the lock but i want to remove it and see the difference without destroying the lock in case i like it better that way and i want to be able to use it when im out hunting with the lock. anyone know how to do that??

mountainman13 09-04-2013 01:16 AM

Never thought about taking it apart. I just stippled the release. It looks like the pin it pivots on is inserted from the bottom.
Taking it apart is probably a bad idea. If you figure a good way to do it, I'd be interested in learning.
BTW I love the holster. It's my edc and it's great for good retention and fast drawing. Only minor issue I have is it does wear the finish more than leather.

JonM 09-04-2013 01:18 AM

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Originally Posted by mountainman13 (Post 1357260)
Never thought about taking it apart. I just stippled the release. It looks like the pin it pivots on is inserted from the bottom.
Taking it apart is probably a bad idea. If you figure a good way to do it, I'd be interested in learning.
BTW I love the holster. It's my edc and it's great for good retention and fast drawing. Only minor issue I have is it does wear the finish more than leather.

finish wear on a carry gun isnt relevant to me. rust from sweat soaked leather is worse.

i can remove it with some pliers and a bit of muscle heh.

mountainman13 09-04-2013 01:20 AM

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Originally Posted by JonM (Post 1357263)

finish wear on a carry gun isnt relevant to me. rust from sweat soaked leather is worse.

i can remove it with some pliers and a bit of muscle heh.

Same stance I have.
Looks that way. Getting the spring back in probably won't be fun.

johnr1943 09-04-2013 01:30 AM

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Originally Posted by mountainman13 (Post 1357269)
Same stance I have.
Looks that way. Getting the spring back in probably won't be fun.

Try wedging the "button" open with piece of rubber garden hose gasket. It works for me, but it is only "slipped" in though. :)

JonM 09-04-2013 02:05 AM

looks like it is pinned in permanent. once its in there it aint coming out without force being used.

its a really nice extremely comfy holster other than the lock being a little annoying.

i think im just gonna take some machinery to it and make it a perma mod.

i know they make these without the lock but i had frequent flier coupons for store credit and it was the only 1911 holster in stock that looked fun.

JonM 09-04-2013 03:23 AM

ok here is what i did. i chucked up a 1/16 drill bit in the drill press and drill a hole in the opposite end of the holster so i could drive the pin out with a punch.

http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/1928/qa8a.jpg

first hole i slightly missed so i took a second attempt and got it right. the hole on the left is the correct position. ill clean it up with a file tomorrow.

now i can remove it at will.

after trying it sans lock i dont think im going to carry it without the lock. it feels like it would fall right out at the slightest brush in the wrong direction.

anyway if you want to diy it 1/16 drill bit will do the trick. the other end the pin is a little larger so it wont fall out under use. the spring is just springsteel bent over itself real easy to get it all back in place


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