Jason Gleason: I agree both holsters are great. The one thing you did not mention though
is that the Blackhawk light bearing holster will still work properly
without the light attached where as the safariland holster will not.
Urban Cohort: From the guys I know who buy gear, the general consensus seems to be that
Safarilands offer a bit more security for your gun, whereas SERPAs offer a
slightly faster draw. Also, stay frosty and come home in one piece man, I
have a few friends out in A-stan and Kuwait, myself.
Cobrey92: I really like the Safariland Holsters. I had more difficulty with the SERPA
than I did my 6005. With the 6005, my hand always falls where I want for
gripping it. Both holster's need training and I personally thing the
rotating hood is the better system.
SuperBobbster: Is it possible to mount the safariland holster onto the blackhawk thigh
rig? The single strap system on the safariland isn't as good as the dual
hocadidilyocutt: Check out the safariland 3084.
collegeboy391: Hey man, does the gun and mag holster come with the serpa thigh holster
when you buy it?
benbangui: nice video man :) i like both for different reasons too :) blackhawk had a
better long term comfort. they are the only one with 2 belt straps. i have
used multiple single belt strap platforms and they always move around
different possitions on my leg and its irritating as hell! i cant stand
that. where you set the blackhawk up on your leg, stays in they possition.
so for me that comfort is hands down better then all the other thigh rigs.
i also have grown to love the xiphos light...
benbangui: @bensharmak i think that is it :) nice looking forward to watching it :)
MrDewey85: From watching your video I really liked the sound of the Safariland where I
really didn't think I'd like it at all..... however, I don't like the sound
of the light sitution with that holster. So not cool of them to make you
use their lights for that.
tsgt1171982: If your looking to not have the safariland slide around on your belt check
out the safariland drop flex adapter. Really helps when running a heavier
FAT LOLO: Lefties Have Rights Too =>
Ben Sharmak: @AdoreYouInAshXI they might. i haven't checked. i know they make the
holsters that have the lights attached to them, but i haven't seen any that
are for 1911s without the light attached. they might fit in the standard
otakurj: Alright! A south paw!
blacknight19832: Does your h&k work good with out the light and what type of light are you
using on it
Ben Sharmak: @MrDewey85 they both feel the same. it ultimately boils down to how much
gun you're willing to carry. the 1911 weighs down a lot more than a polymer
SonOfTheDawn515: Although I will say that the Blackhawk thigh rig was more comfortable than
the safari land and I wore both at 8-12 hours a day.
Joshua Bellard: What 1911 is that?
Ben Sharmak: @CohorsUrban thanks bro! much appreciated!
Boondee007: What kind of pistol mag pouch is that attached to that blackhawk platform?
Can't find it on blackhawk website???
BLS4Health: get dirt in that serpa and you will have a stuck gun
MrDewey85: If I can find someone to put a rail on my 1911 so I could have the light
I'd so carry that. But right now it's just up in the air. I'm just doing
research and day dreaming so when I get the chance I have a better idea of
what I want.
FDNY101202: There is a level 3 serpa which seems closer in retention to the safariland.
AdoreYouInAshXI: Does safriland make a holster that will work with the springfield operator
1911 with light rail?
benbangui: the other thing though, if you dont like the xiphos then safari land is the
way to go. i prefure there locking mech too :) but for me the comfort over
wieghed the locking mech and better choice of lights :)
doc86military: @GhostAirsoftUnit I've seen guys use the Serpa leg platform with a blade
tech holster mounted on
LeMilicien: Nice job Ben, I was looking at those two rigs for a 1911 and will be going
with the Blackhawk thanks to your vid.
Ben Sharmak: @ZombieTactics thanks bro!
Ben Sharmak: @LeMilicien glad you enjoyed the vid!
Ben Sharmak: @benbangui if you're talking about the g-code holster, i have that already
lol. i use that as my uspsa rig. that vid is currently in the works :P
Lou G: Great video man, not made of money so I ask people that know before I drop
so much on a holster.
An0nym0us9001: Would have got a BlackHawk Tac holster but they don't offer for my handgun
which is a FN Five seveN, so I went with the Safariland Tac holster. Good
MrDewey85: In your opinion though which one is more easier to carry / wear all day?
Ben Sharmak: @theArmedJanitor that's on my shortlist of videos to make. i'll do it when
i come home from deployment
gooferman609: thing not addressed in this video is the level 3 SERPA holster. that is a
super secure holster, retention, the locking on the trigger frame and the
cap over the rear of the gun
aznazguy: Where can I get one of those USP diagram pads?
Ben Sharmak: @benbangui i agree with the comfort on the blackhawk. if i'm buying a
holster for a gun without a light, i'd definetly go blackhawk.
aznazguy: Have you seen the G-Code RTI accessory for the 6004? It's a quick
disconnect that looks pretty interesting.
dc pinner: Hey thanks for this review. I really needed to see this. Would you say
there is significantly more play/swing when walking in the safariland than
the blackhawk because of only one "pivot" point on the belt where as the
blackhawk has two? Thanks!
benbangui: @bensharmak ive thought about using the leg platform on the blackhawk and
then mounting other holsters on it :) check out chanderson1 he has some
holster reviews of a company that has a simular style holster as the
safari. but its a nicer actual button push that throws the stap forward.
again, great vid! :)
BruceBufferFTW: @bensharmak I was just checking out this vid (airsoft related) and I
realised you're a real hero serving his country. May you come home safely
Blackhawk Airsoft: Safariland is better
SonOfTheDawn515: I've worn both types of thigh rigs myself. The safariland gave me more
piece of mind as far as the sense of security goes but the SERPA has its
place as well. It depends on what you're more comfortable and effective
ZombieTactics: Nicely done CalGun brother!
safariland 6004 vs blackhawk serpa thigh rig4.9
out of 5