2021 Department of Defense Safariland Serpa Holster Meme Fit Chart
If you are like me you are looking for ways to keep your handgun safe and out of the wrong hands. That is why I have been researching the Serpa Holster as an alternative to the traditional gun holster. So far, it appears to be the best solution in terms of security and comfort. The Holster is created by Serpa, a company from Sweden that specialize in making gun holsters. After much research on the internet, I decided to order a Holster myself to see what it is all about and if it is for me.
The Holster comes with a strap that allows you to put the pouch into a carrying case. There is a metal strip in the middle of the pouch and this is where the cantilever which is a thin metal rod attaches. Most holsters usually reserve this strip for their malfunctioning cantilever so that when you take the gun out it does not damage the cantilever. In this case it is for functional reasons only.
The next thing that I noticed about the Serpa Holster is that it had a leather cantilever that did not match any of the other leathers I have seen from other companies. This is unlike some holsters where the leather is just a piece of grain. The cantilever in this product is made from synthetic material. I also noticed that the pouch is very wide and it is not as wide as the other duty gear I have seen from other companies. In fact, it was thicker than the duty gear.
It has a top strap as well as a bottom strap. Most other holsters do not have these because they do not use cantilevers. This makes the Holster easy to draw and put on. I especially like the snap on lid, since I cannot carry sti guns without them.
After I received my Serpa Holster Meme, I decided to compare it to other holsters from other companies. So I took a look at the Blackhawk, the Cotton Tree, and the Grass Hog. They all use the same pattern, but the materials are a little different. Here is what I observed about each holster:
o The Blackhawk has a heavy duty pdf that can be used for any of the three handgun styles. This is really nice since I do not want to carry around an unloaded firearm. I can put my cantilever on and draw the gun with the heavier pdf, and then remove it to take it out for another use. This is similar to the way a lot of concealed carry weapon holsters are designed. However, the Serpa holsters have a zipper at the top of the attachment point for keeping your handgun safe when you are not carrying it.
o The Cotton Tree is the smallest of the three, but it still has a very nice design. The front pocket even has a pocket where you can insert a credit card to pay for your purchase. The holsters will work with any kind of firearm, and will not interfere with the safety of the stored weapon. These holsters are similar to other cantilever attachments that are on the market. You can also carry it open, or close to your body.
All three of these attachments fit into the Serpa holsters, and the only difference is the size. So now I just need to decide which one I want to purchase. So if you are considering a Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permit in order to own your handgun, there is no better choice than the Serpa Holster MD Loaded pistol. Even if you are a little worried about spending a couple hundred dollars on a holster, you will be happy you chose to get a pdf that allows you quick access to your handgun, from any safe place. It will allow you to be prepared at all times, because your handgun will always be within easy reach.