mqondo wrote:Don't forget to do a review on the Safariland. I have one ordered to try out. Not gonna give up the Serpas though.
I think that’s a great idea, and I will try and keep an updated review going on the new Safariland holster. I definitely want to put it through it’s paces before I completely trust my life to it.
To test it further, I took my safariland out shooting for about 4 hours on Saturday, west of Utah lake. We set up multiple silhouette targets and did a lot of drills. We even did a couple shooting drills laying down in the dirt (lying on our backs, as well as prone with the long guns). I don’t think much dirt got directly into the holster, but it did end up dusty. Through all of the drawing and shooting drills, the holster worked great, with zero malfunctions of any kind.
I must say that I am much more used to the retention release on the SERPA than the Safariland. The Safariland holster uses a thumb release, and it definitely takes some getting used to after using the SERPA for years. Other than that, the holster seems extremely durable and the retention release seems really solid and functions very well. So far, I have been very impressed with the Safariland.
As for the SERPA, I don’t think I’ll ever consider it a bad holster. I think if I were to still use one, I would be much more vigilant about keeping it clean. From what I’ve seen now though, for the same price, the Safariland seems like it’s better quality and has less potential for malfunction. For those of you who have ordered a Safariland, I’m curious to hear how you like it. Keep us posted.