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Old 04-05-2013, 18:16   #1
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blackhawk holster for g23

Ok right now I'm using the black hawk sportster .with mag holder. I'm looking at the serpa sport holster has any one used them before. And do they scracth the pistol. And do you have to use a belt. Any recommendation. Would be great. Just looki g for a smaller holster for open carry
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Old 04-05-2013, 19:48   #2
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Blackhawk holsters are ****...


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Old 04-05-2013, 19:54   #3
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Dude I ask for advice not a smartass. And I don't care what ya think
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Old 04-05-2013, 19:59   #4
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I filed down the bottom hook since I'm not a LEO. Made it much simpler removing the paddle holster. I like the SERPA for OWB. For IWB, Bianchi 100 professional. Don't worry about stay open capability; figure if the **** hits the fan, I'll keep it unholstered until the cop takes possession.
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I bought a gen3 G23 in March 2007 and a Blackhawk Serpa to go with it at a gun show. I used the holster for a while but I had two problems with it. It protruded a little too much which made me have to be real careful when entering and exiting my car so that it did not contact my leather steering wheel (it also interfered with my seat belt latch). The other problem was the one that really concerned me.

I practice in my home with trigger discipline drills and draw and fire scenarios... obviously all with an unloaded gun. I found that perhaps 10% of the time, maybe a little more, I failed to depress the release button enough on the holster to remove my gun. Yes, this can be corrected to near 100% with training, but I was just not of the mind to take this any further because the last thing I would want is to have my gun remain in my holster in an extreme encounter.

Other folks swear by them, but I found it not to be one that worked for me.

Hope this helps.
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Old 04-05-2013, 20:22   #7
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I have a serpa that I used at the range 2x. Its an ok holster I wouldnt want to carry it in harsh environment or as an edc. Scratching idk only used it twice. For carry I would get a good stiff gun belt designed for carring a gun/holster.

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Old 04-05-2013, 20:28   #8
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Been carrying a G23 in a Serpa for many years. No scratches or wear anywhere on my pistol. It's an excellent hoster in my opinion.
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Old 04-05-2013, 20:29   #9
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I have one and it doesn't scratch the gun. as far as a belt goes you need one, if not to carry the weight at least for the draw. I use it for woods carry, I have a fear of loosing my gun cause of all the other gear I carry hunting. although you could miss and not get the gun released training will overcome that. for open carry I would have to have some kind of security holster and a Serpa would do nicely.
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Old 04-05-2013, 21:22   #10
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This is a wonderful holster for someone who knows how to use it! You can't fix stupid! I have 3 & they are great no scratches & hold you for ever. Just use a good belt like you would with any rig set up. I met with 8 LEO this week & they all used the Sepra. They where all SPC OPT unit & they have not shot there legs off!
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:12   #11
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Look on Ebay in hunting

I have a Serpa that i use for edc. It does not scratch the finish.

Ebay has them for alot less than the stores. I carry G36 in it and i like it.

A good belt to consider is a Bladetech Looper, it has a Kydex insert that runs the length of the belt.

It is firm, and it will also hold up your "Pants"

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