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To anyone using the SERPA with a belt loop......

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by dobanion, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. dobanion

    dobanion North Portland, Oregon Member

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    STOP! Use the paddle. Damn it feels SOOO much better. The belt loop just didn't secure it well enough. Now it's tighter to the body and doesn't flop outwards anymore.
     
  2. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    I use a Blackhawk with the paddle as well. It is very secure but I found the belt slide just as secure with a heavy duty belt. The paddle is quick to take on and off and I can use my normal belt without it sagging.
     
  3. smithmax

    smithmax here Member

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    I've tried the belt loop a few times, but the paddle just feels so much more stable.
     
  4. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Care to give the specifics of the rig you're using? I'm looking into the Serpa and a couple of others and am interested in anyone's prior experience. :thumbup:
     
  5. dobanion

    dobanion North Portland, Oregon Member

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    At the time it was a 1911 in a Serpa. Carried at 3 o'clock, straight up. With the Serpa, you can adjust cant quite a bit.

    In the end, I switched to a different gun and system. The Serpa just stuck out too much, and the 1911 was too heavy, couldn't keep my pants from drooping on the carry side.

    Now I use a Berreta PX4 in a Don Hume "open top" leather OWB holster, at about 4 o'clock. It has a I think 15 degree cant to it. This works MUCH better for me. I can't say enough good things about the Don Hume "open top."
     
  6. mattt

    mattt Salem Or Member

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    +1 for the paddle. The belt loops let the gun flop outward too much.
     
  7. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Was the switch AFTER the adding the paddle to the Serpa or before? Sounds like the paddle cured? the "flop-out" problems you mentioned with the belt loops but I don't want to assume.
     
  8. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    I wonder... is it possible to use a Serpa with BOTH the belt loops and a paddle (to lessen belt-loop "flop")?? OR is it an either/or type of setup?
     
  9. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Zero, what belt flop are you referring too? Do you have a 1.5" or 1.75 double thick belt? A good wide thick belt is critical to your system assuming you do not have one.

    Also run the two belt loops in between the belt loop on your pants to prevent it from moving back and forth.

    DAno
     
  10. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    I was referring to the OP's comments about "flop" in post #1. And yeah, I definitely need to get a much better belt. :thumbup: