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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Open Carry Holster Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by spartakis252 View Post
    A SERPA?!? We’re all gonna get shot!!!
    12 years and counting. Neither I, nor anyone else has been.
    Attention NRA Life and voting members - LPRGCFRANK running for NRA board of directors

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    Default Re: Open Carry Holster Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by lts1ow View Post
    Well, ordered a 7378 but may have goofed. They only offered it for SR1911 5in model, but I have a commander, should be interesting if it works.
    It will work, but will be unnecessarily long. I'd see if you can get the order changed.

    Order for a Colt 1911 commander - they will all be the same

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by jthrelf View Post
    It will work, but will be unnecessarily long. I'd see if you can get the order changed.

    Order for a Colt 1911 commander - they will all be the same
    Yea, was clicking to fast and didn't check hard enough that Ruger did make a officer version.

    Ah well, should be here tmmr and I will see how bad it is. Worst case I call and ask to return/exchange.
    Una Salus Victis Nullam Sperare Salutem

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    safariland ALS
    Member: NJ "undocumented" Felons Club. NRA Life Member

  5. #15
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    I'm not the regular serpa hater... most are caught up in the illusion that the release mechanism will result in negligent discharges. I bullshit to that.

    That said, having used a serpa in FoF training, I found that the weapon gets stuck in the holster when the user is trying to draw at emergency speed. When I first got the serpa, I did hundreds of dry-fire practice draws in the basement, as quickly as I could. I wanted to be fast, and in that circumstance, the holster did not disappoint. I was able to get very fast and efficient draws from the serpa without a single issue.

    Then presented with the stress of force on force training, and the visceral impluse to 'really' go as fast as I can... It's too easy to begin the draw before pressing the serpa release button. When that happens, the pressure on the retention mechanism effectively locks the button, and the weapon is stuck until downward pressure is applied to the gun, then the button is attempted again... precious moments...

    That said, I am not saying any retention holster is better or worse... but, I wish I would have known about the issue, and would not have if not for having the opportunity to pressure test it numerous times. I was a serpa fan-boy, and I tried to adapt past the limitation, but it proved to be problematic time and time again. I would only use a serpa if the pistol was a tertiary weapon.

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    I like my serpia.
    "Cives Arma Ferant"

    "I know I'm not James Bond, that's why I don't keep a loaded gun under the pillow, or bang Russian spies on a regular basis." - GunLawyer001

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    Default Re: Open Carry Holster Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by gnbrotz View Post
    12 years and counting. Neither I, nor anyone else has been.
    Let us know when it happens.
    The Gun is the Badge of a Free Man

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Open Carry Holster Suggestions

    As an update, holster is pretty nice, fits my 1911 great. Granted its a tad too long but such is life.

    Now, to get brave enough to do some OC in PA
    Una Salus Victis Nullam Sperare Salutem

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    Default Re: Open Carry Holster Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by lts1ow View Post
    As an update, holster is pretty nice, fits my 1911 great. Granted its a tad too long but such is life.

    Now, to get brave enough to do some OC in PA
    So you DID escape PRNJ. Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightshift View Post
    So you DID escape PRNJ. Congrats.
    Sadly not yet.

    But with my UT and NH permit I was under the impression that I was legal to open carry in PA
    Una Salus Victis Nullam Sperare Salutem

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