Blackhawk Serpa holster review

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Re: Blackhawk Serpa holster review

Post by Mister Freeze » 16 May 2011, 18:47

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Sorry for the delay. The plate can be reversed for a drop rather than a rise.

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Re: Blackhawk Serpa holster review

Post by PursuitSS » 24 May 2011, 20:21

I am now carrying a 5.7 as my duty weapon. The problem, no one offered a duty holster I liked. I have been carrying a Glock 34 in a Blackhawk Serpa Level 3 holster and I REALLY liked it.

Blackhawk does NOT offer a Serpa as a Duty holster. After a close inspection of my Glock Serpa Holster and a Serpa Level 2 belt holster for a FN 5.7 it APPEARED that I could remove the Duty back off of the Glock Level 3 holster and install the front off of the FN 5.7 belt holster.

Holster back to be removed:
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FN 5.7 Serpa front installed on Duty belt back:
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Gun in holster:
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I did have to use different screws to install the holster. For some reason the FN belt holster uses smaller screws than the duty holster did. I had to go to the hardware store and get three washers and three 8x32 3/8" long screws.

NOW I have a duty holster I like for the 5.7!!!

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Re: Blackhawk Serpa holster review

Post by Rapier1772 » 24 May 2011, 21:37

Thanks for moving your post PursuitSS. Looks like the holster worked out pretty well, do they sell the duty back by itself?



On an extra note: I've moved some of the review type comments from the holster source thread over to this one. If y'all notice a strange comment or something which seems out of order, that is probably the reason.
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Re: Blackhawk Serpa holster review

Post by bpdenverco » 04 Sep 2012, 19:08

I am looking at the thigh rig, I do not see it on the blackhawk site. Was this custom made, if not what's the part number thanks...

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Re: Blackhawk Serpa holster review

Post by Rapier1772 » 04 Sep 2012, 19:19

bpdenverco wrote:I am looking at the thigh rig, I do not see it on the blackhawk site. Was this custom made, if not what's the part number thanks...
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It's not "custom" but you do have to assemble it yourself. Separately purchase the holster & the "Tactical holster platform"
This thing-> http://www.blackhawk.com/product/Tactic ... 14,112.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(Can check ebay as well, they still sell that stuff)

Then just put it together...
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Re: Blackhawk Serpa holster review

Post by blueorison » 04 Sep 2012, 23:27

I would not, and cannot recommend using the SERPA holster for any kind of serious application.
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Re: Blackhawk Serpa holster review

Post by Mister Freeze » 05 Sep 2012, 03:28

Explain. My SERPA+riser has worked quite well

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Re: Blackhawk Serpa holster review

Post by bpdenverco » 05 Sep 2012, 05:04

Thanks,got it.did not see the platform model

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Re: Blackhawk Serpa holster review

Post by blueorison » 05 Sep 2012, 09:46

For range and casual use, it works great.

The mechanism for unlocking the trigger guard out of the holster has jammed 3 times in the past 3 years of use.
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Re: Holsters

Post by zoomie » 07 Dec 2012, 21:18

MCP wrote:Just wanted to contribute to the holster thread.

My serpa hoslter on the blackhawk thigh rig.

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Hope this helps some of you.
That is exactly what I am looking for. If you still have the specifics, can you list the exact make/model/purchasing location/etc of the rig? I don't usualy play copy cat... but I cant think of anything that would make that fit what I want any better (and the carbon fiber accent makes is look even more sweet)

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Re: Blackhawk Serpa holster review

Post by Advincula » 24 Jun 2014, 18:35

Hello,

I was wondering if the handgun shown in those pictures on the first page are of the MkII version; I am about to purchase the same blackhawk! holster and want to be sure the holster can accommodate the thicker slide of the MkII.

Thank you for your help!

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Re: Blackhawk Serpa holster review

Post by Rapier1772 » 24 Jun 2014, 22:06

Those are the older USG models; the pics were posted in 2011, the MkII was released in 2013.
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Re: Blackhawk Serpa holster review

Post by Middian » 25 Jun 2014, 04:44

I tried the holster with my MKII and it did not work well. (extremely tight) I ended up selling it and buying a custom kydex holster.

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Re: Blackhawk Serpa holster review

Post by Advincula » 11 Jul 2014, 11:41

Thank you for your reply.

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Re: Blackhawk Serpa holster review

Post by FNGuy » 10 Aug 2014, 09:35

Middian wrote:I tried the holster with my MKII and it did not work well. (extremely tight) I ended up selling it and buying a custom kydex holster.
How "custom" is the Kydex custom holster? What did they, or you do to it to make it fit your MK II?

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Re: Blackhawk Serpa holster review

Post by PursuitSS » 20 Nov 2016, 13:42

Resurrecting this thread from the dead....

Blackhawk FINALLY offered a Serpa for the FiveseveN MKII, they produced 300 units and then shut production down.

By the time I found out about it the only source I could find was a reseller on eBay. I wound up paying almost $120.00 for a holster that should have cost around $40.00

If you think you have found a Serpa for the MKII, look on the back, it should CLEARLY be marked REV D

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Re: Blackhawk Serpa holster review

Post by blueorison » 20 Nov 2016, 19:28

PursuitSS wrote:Resurrecting this thread from the dead....

Blackhawk FINALLY offered a Serpa for the FiveseveN MKII, they produced 300 units and then shut production down.

By the time I found out about it the only source I could find was a reseller on eBay. I wound up paying almost $120.00 for a holster that should have cost around $40.00

If you think you have found a Serpa for the MKII, look on the back, it should CLEARLY be marked REV D
HOLY COW, SERIOUSLY?!!!

That sucks... I use a Serpa for my USG at biathlons . Oh well, at least I still have my USG for biathlons. I'll probably get a custom kydex done after I get the MkII with the extended bbl+shroud. I didn't even hear about the Serpa's for the MkII... thanks for the headsup... 120$ is a ripoff for a $25 holster.
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