GUN How are Comp-Tac paddle holsters?

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  1. Radicus

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    for OC you might want to look at retention YMMV :dunno:
     
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    YMMV?
     
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    your mileage may vary.

    i would recommend a serpa CQC holster by BLACKHAWK

    cheap and works well. you can adjust the cant as well as switch from a paddle to a belt loop configuration
     
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    your millage may vary

    meaning, you might not want or need retention.
     
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    LOL @ Serpa

    if you want an OWB retention holster, get a safariland als. it's activated with a flagged thumb instead of your firing finger.

    do the math.
     
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    This is for my SR9... so options are limited. Looks like Bianchi has some decent retention holsters...

    I understand the argument against open-top holsters for OC though...
     
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    seriously, there's nothing wrong with the serpa
     
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    Seriously. That's why several of the top training groups don't allow serpas in their classes.

    That's why I've heard first and second hand accounts of people shooting themselves with sim and live rounds and more accounts of serpa holsters have to literally be cut or broken open to get a gun out when a little pebble gets stuck behind the release lever.

    then again, there's never the chance of that happening, right?

    the ALS allows you to release the locking mechanism with your thumb naturally flagged, the same way it should be whenever you bring it up to meet your off hand.
     
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    As far as quality of construction with a kydex rig, comp tac is good to go. Houston, Texas wants your money. Get an mtac or ctac ordered up as well. :bigthumb:
     
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    Never had an AD/ND while i had mine. :dunno:

    and have never heard of anyone else having one, either.
     
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    I might just get a uncle mike's nylon holster to tide me over while I wait for a Comp-Tac IWB and my CWP.
     
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    I suppose that's where the term "statistical significance" comes into play.

    IOW, your statistics have no significance when compared against top tier training schools.
     
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    tier

    i never quoted any statistic. if you'd like, i could make up a number out of thin air.

    i just don't think that the serpa deserves as much internet hate as it gets.

    it's a fine/cheap holster.

    the serpa costs $40 compared to the Safariland's $100
     
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    It's late.

    It seems like it should be common sense to me that there would be a reason why a lot of the big schools don't allow them.

    Gabe Suarez might know a thing or two

    Also, I know Paul Gomez personally and know he knows what he's talking about

    http://www.warriortalk.com/showthread.php?t=49242&highlight=serpa

    From Tactical Response's FAQ:
    Is it really worth the risk?
     
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    while i appreciate the time it took to copy/paste all that, i'll go ahead and buy another serpa for my next gun.

    i just don't believe i'll be rolling around in the dirt that much.
     
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    Fair enough.
     
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    By the way, you said you've never shot yourself. That's a statistic. :o
     
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    i used that holster whenever I OC'd.

    if i was going to anticipate rolling around in the dirt, i would use something else.

    but it was nice to see some actual words describing why it was bad, etc.
     
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    But BS had one for like 2 months and never shot himself man, how can you say they're flawed?

    :hsugh:
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    since it's a commonly used holster for open carry, i searched OCDO and have found no instance of ND/AD from using a serpa.
     
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    That must mean it's never happened. I'm going to go buy one tomorrow.

    How much do you want to bet that there is a VERY small amount of people on there that have taken any Force on Force type classes?

    I'm not saying it happens all the time. I'm saying it has happened. It can happen.

    If it's worth the risk to you then by all means...
     
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    I'm just jealous I can't open carry :wtc:

    But I'll still never own a serpa.
     
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    but i don't think that the issues it had then are issues that are relevant now. it had a safety recall and now the issues are fixed.
     

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