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Understanding Holster Retention

Posted by Diana Pratt on

The Blackhawk! SERPA CQC Concealment holster features that company’s Level 2 retention. Passive retention is provided with the adjustable detent screw on the side for tightness, while the SERPA Auto Lock release on the side represents the active retention element. Holster retention is an important concept to grasp, whether you open or concealed carry. Here is a look at some general concepts on holster retention. Friction Leather scabbards have the innate ability to retain the handgun by good ol’ fashioned friction. Passive retention, as it’s sometimes called, is enhanced by the scabbard being molded to your make and model of...

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Home Defense: AR vs. Shotgun

Posted by Diana Pratt on

Which is the better choice for home defense? Choosing a weapon for home defense is a serious matter, and as far as I’m concerned, a handgun should be an integral part of any home defense plan. Why? Unlike a shotgun or an AR, handguns are easy to keep with you at all times. With a long gun, you’ll have to go fetch it when the balloon goes up. A handgun, however, does not constitute a comprehensive home defense plan. Handguns are personal defense weapons, and while one might very well be needed during a home protection scenario, if a long...

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