BlackHawk Style Serpa CQC USP Holster
DetailsSerpa CQC USP Holster Technology Features:
- Full firing grip for draw and immediate retention upon re-holster
- No thumb break or awkward middle finger release to slow down your draw
- Speed cut allows faster draw and easy re-holster
- The patented SERPA Technology lock
- Includes Paddle & Belt Attachments
The BlackHawk Serpa CQC USP Holster Combo design allows you to forget old-fashioned thumb breaks that slow your draw and complicate re-holstering.
The patented SERPA Technology lock engages the trigger guard as you holster the pistol and wonâ€™t let go until you release it. The release is made using your normal drawing motion, with the trigger finger beside the holster body. The perfect retention holster for concealed carry. The weapon canâ€™t accidentally leave the holster.
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I obtained this holster from Airsplat, who recently started carrying these holsters. They are currently carrying models designed for the USP, 1911, M9, and Glock handguns, all priced at $24.99 at the time of this review. The holster was shipped out the day after it was ordered, and I received it via UPS ground a few days later.
The holster comes packaged in a plastic pouch with a zippered bottom, which gives you a convenient place to store the various pieces when not in use. The packaging has contact information for Blackhawk, as well as some basic info on the company's core values.
The idea behind the current SERPA design is basically a polymer holster with an automatic locking system to keep the pistol from falling out. The lock is released by a push button release lever located on the right side of the holster. This lever is designed so that you can activate it with your trigger finger as you draw the gun from the holster. This leads to a smooth and easy draw, with extremely solid retention to prevent the pistol from falling out of the holster.
Holster, right side
Holster, left side (paddle mount installed)
The holster is attached to your choice of mount by three screws, and can be adjusted to five different angles of cant. The basic kit includes the paddle and belt mounts, and MOLLE, drop leg, or other mount designs can be purchased online.
For my testing, I will predominantly be using the paddle mount, as it offers the best blend of comfort, interchangeability, and easy removal in my opinion. The paddle mount slips over your pants, with or without a belt, and locks in using the seams of your clothing. It is more secure with a belt as opposed to without one, but the option to use it without a belt is there. The belt mount has two adjustment points for using it with different sized belts, up to about 2.25".
Now, how does this thing hold the pistol in place? It uses a molded outer housing that is roughly in the same shape as the gun to keep it from moving ar