eat it, haters - USMC to adopt SERPA holster

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The Marine Corps is ditching its 1980s-era nylon pistol holsters for new high-speed polymer gear used by U.S. special operators and law enforcement personnel, but the model chosen is the subject of a vigorous safety debate among tactical and professional shooters.

moar: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2011/09/marine-serpa-dangerous-new-holster-092611w/

does anyone from last month's pin shoot at NLRG have a picture of me with the warning tag that i wrapped around my glock in my SERPA holster? that would complete this thread.
 

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moar: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2011/09/marine-serpa-dangerous-new-holster-092611w/

does anyone from last month's pin shoot at NLRG have a picture of me with the warning tag that i wrapped around my glock in my SERPA holster? that would complete this thread.

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I had two of them and sold them. They just didn't work for me. Kudos to the Corps for trying to upgrade their equipment, thumbs down for their choice.
 

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They've also carried in useless mushy nylon abominations for years... Not exactly the final word in tactical gear... [wink]

Actually as a combat holster it was not too bad. Only thing I did not like about it was that options to mount it anywhere else besides the belt were limited. "Tactical" does not necessarily equal good for a soldier in a combat environment, and personally I do not think they are synonymous anymore.
 
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Actually as a combat holster it was not too bad. Only thing I did not like about it was that options to mount it anywhere else besides the belt was limited. "Tactical" does not necessarily equal good for a soldier in a combat environment, and personally I do not think they are synonymous anymore.
Tactical now just means "black or camo and costs more" [laugh]
 
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As long as they're trained to call their parents if they shoot themselves in the leg I think it's ok.
they come with a pamphlet that has a Q&A:

Q: I've negligently discharged my firearm into my thigh, what should I do?
A: Call your mother and apply pressure to the wound(s) until emergency medical care arrives.
 
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they come with a pamphlet that has a Q&A:

Q: I've negligently discharged my firearm into my thigh, what should I do?
A: Call your mother and apply pressure to the wound(s) until emergency medical care arrives.

i could really throw this thread into the full retard zone as i have a picture of me cleaning a litterbox with my 92FS in a SERPA holster (WTF, i know, right? fiancee did it)... i don't know if everyone has has enough fun with the thread yet though.
 
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i could really throw this thread into the full retard zone as i have a picture of me cleaning a litterbox with my 92FS in a SERPA holster (WTF, i know, right? fiancee did it)... i don't know if everyone has has enough fun with the thread yet though.
It's already full-retard... You could only take it to "HeadShot" or "Bowling with Barry" from here... [laugh]
 
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i could really throw this thread into the full retard zone as i have a picture of me cleaning a litterbox with my 92FS in a SERPA holster (WTF, i know, right? fiancee did it)... i don't know if everyone has has enough fun with the thread yet though.

Challenge accepted!

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