Rob / USAF SF
I arm up with a M9 pistol almost every day for duty. We were issued the safarilands which became uncomfortable and complete garbage for the work do whether it be standing at a gate for 14 hours or doing dismounted patrols/vehicle patrols. I bought the BH Level 2 Serpa hands down one of the best gear upgrades I have made. comfortability, reliability, tactical, design, quality, appearance it has it all. I have nothing but confidence in this holster and recommend it to fellow Military and LE Officers.
Although I did not buy this platform from this site I just had to put in my 2 cents. I am currently on deployment and I have been using this holster ever since I got in country. I have used the safarilands and I wouldn't trade my Serpa for any other holster on the market right now. I have been suspended in the upside down position for a good amount of time and my secondary never moved once. I am planning on buying one of these holsters from Blackhawk when i get back for my personal carry. Great job Blackhawk. Keep the cool toys coming to all of us and I know your business will skyrocket.
Outstanding Tactical Thigh Holster.
I have used several different tactical thigh rigs over the years, and I can honestly say, this one is the best that I have ever seen or used. It is difficult to appreciate the hardcore design, quality, materials, and workmanship that has gone into this holster, until you see it in person. I have owned and used several of the Safariland 6004 Tactical Thigh Rigs, and while they are fine for urban jump out raids, they just do not compare to this holster. The photos do not do this holster justice. The holster and platform material is lightweight, yet very heavy duty. The Y-Harness works better than I could have imagined, and the weapon retention system is innovative, secure, and allows a simple fast draw. The thigh platform has a well fitting curve, and the two leg straps are semi-covered in a durable rubber compound that prevents them from riding up or slipping. Pair this rig up with one of Blackhawk's Tactical CQB Rigger Belts, and you will not be dissappointed. This rig is perfect for tactical urban law enforcement or hardcore military use. Excellent job Blackhawk!
Blackhawk continues to make the best gear in the market today. While on the range teaching I never am without it. Not only is it nice to wear but the draw is smooth and easy. The Serpa lock technology indexes you trigger finger to be in the right place everytime. A must for military and SWAT teams who need a great holster.
Now maybe we can get Blackhawk to make this to fit out lights as well.
I've been in Iraq for 8 months patrolling the Western Baghdad area. I've used the SpecOps and the Safariland thigh rigs and have been mildly disappointed. Blackhawk got this one right! Extremely comfortable and balanced due to the dual harness. The SERPA lock is very easy and secure. The rail system isn't a gimmick, and the CQC carbon fiber mag holders work seamlessly with this holster. I have NO reservations about recommending this to anyone that needs to wear an M9 all the time. Thanks Blackhawk. Thanks US Cav!