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WeekendWarrior
07-15-2010, 12:01 PM
I have a full size USP 45, and I need a good holster to do some run and gun / transition drills with. I really wanted a CQC Serpa holster, but I just got off the phone with Blackhawk and they confirmed they don't make a Serpa (any model of serpa) for the full size USP 45. Apparently they only make them 9mm and 40 cal versions for some reason.

Also, I would eventually be interested in using the holster for competition as well, but I could always buy another holster down the line for that purpose specifically.

Please recommed a good holster in the same price range ($40-60)

Thanks!

-WW

ThePhantomGT
07-15-2010, 12:06 PM
http://www.midwayusa.com/browse/BrowseProducts.aspx?pageNum=1&tabId=4&categoryId=11277&categoryString=655***20788***20789***10778***


Take your pick

Bullwinkle
07-15-2010, 12:13 PM
I just got off the phone with Blackhawk and they confirmed they don't make a Serpa (any model of serpa) for the full size USP 45.
I was going to say Blade-Tech or Blackhawk, so by process of elimination....

http://www.blade-tech.com/SRB-Sting-Ray-Belt-Holster-IDPA-Approved-pr-939.html

WeekendWarrior
07-15-2010, 12:13 PM
Thank you for the link. I was really looking for someone with experience with these holsters to sway me one way or another. I was looking at the Fobus one that seems to be a good deal for ~$30 and has the same profile as the CQC. I just dont want to buy something that will brake or tends to mar the finish of the pistol more than other holsters would because of cheap construction or because its out of spec.

http://www.midwayusa.com/browse/BrowseProducts.aspx?pageNum=1&tabId=4&categoryId=11277&categoryString=655***20788***20789***10778***


Take your pick

WeekendWarrior
07-15-2010, 12:17 PM
I was going to say Blade-Tech or Blackhawk, so by process of elimination....

http://www.blade-tech.com/SRB-Sting-Ray-Belt-Holster-IDPA-Approved-pr-939.html

Now were talking! I like how this holster is IDPA approved, takes some of the guess work out of potential future use.

WW2Buff
07-15-2010, 12:43 PM
http://www.blade-tech.com/DOH-Dropped-Offset-Holster-w-Tek-Lok-pr-1032.html

This is what I use. I've been very happy with it and can be made IDPA legal if need be. I have used it for three gun and similar action shooting sports. Good luck with your search. -Ben

ETA: Stay away from Fobus. The one cheap holster that I have had a little experience with and thought was okay was Uncle Mike's Kydex series.

WeekendWarrior
07-15-2010, 1:53 PM
Ben, thank you for the recommendation. I was pretty sure Fobus was junk which is why i was looking for someone with experience, I think I will be going with a Blade-tech then. I appreciate your input.
-WW

http://www.blade-tech.com/DOH-Dropped-Offset-Holster-w-Tek-Lok-pr-1032.html

This is what I use. I've been very happy with it and can be made IDPA legal if need be. I have used it for three gun and similar action shooting sports. Good luck with your search. -Ben

ETA: Stay away from Fobus. The one cheap holster that I have had a little experience with and thought was okay was Uncle Mike's Kydex series.

theneko
07-15-2010, 2:16 PM
Tucker Gunleather STX Slient Thunder. Leather lined kydex....

Edit: sorry I didn't see your price range. I think this will run you a smidge over $90.

WeekendWarrior
07-15-2010, 3:05 PM
Well I would say my price range could go that high, I just knew if I posted $100 people would be suggesting holsters that cost ~$150.

HkFan416
07-15-2010, 4:07 PM
I went ahead with the bladetech holster as I ran into the same problems you did, except my selection was a bit harder as I have the tactical version (the front sight is tall, so holster selections are quite slim).

Bladetech makes awesome products. I used the USPt .45 for IDPA and for a sidearm when hunting and the holster is just awesome.

WeekendWarrior
07-15-2010, 4:12 PM
Nice,

I think you just sold me HKFan. Have you noticed a lot of holster wear on the finish of your USPt?

cmaynes
07-15-2010, 8:32 PM
have you considered the Peters Holsters? they are very good- http://www.shop.peterscustomholsters.com/category.sc?categoryId=2

AlliedArmory
07-15-2010, 9:33 PM
Bladetech is my choice

HkFan416
07-16-2010, 11:34 AM
Nice,

I think you just sold me HKFan. Have you noticed a lot of holster wear on the finish of your USPt?

The only wear I ever get is on the trigger guard, and its minimal at best. Since my frame is TAN, I can kinda notice where it rubs; but if yours is black, I'm certain you won't notice it.

Turbinator
07-16-2010, 9:48 PM
I think over time you will notice the holster rubbing the black frame. You'll see a slightly shinier spot on the trigger guard where the kydex interacts with the trigger guard for retention purposes.

Can anyone recommend any mag pouches to go along with the holster too?

Turby

winnre
07-16-2010, 11:05 PM
Uh, they do make a full size Serpa holster for the USP 45. I just got mine. It's a great fit. I got it from Allied Armory when they posted a coupon here. here is what they said on the order form:

1 x BlackHawk CQC SERPA Belt Holster Right Hand Black w/Carbon Fiber HK USP (BH410014BK-R)

The muzzle comes right to the end of the holster. Works perfect.

oddjob
07-17-2010, 10:32 AM
I use both Blade-Tech and a Serpa (without the trigger lock though) for my 1911's. Both are great holsters. I use a kydex outside waist band (owb) holster for my H&K USP .45 and it works fine. I got it off the H&K forums for a cheap price, but I can't find the thing now. Your gonna have some wear on your gun from the holster and there is really no way around it. But hey.....I think it adds character to the gun!

joelogic
07-17-2010, 11:55 AM
Thats BS about blackhawk not making one. I have one, maybe they stopped making it. I have a serpa belt, a galco leather paddle, and a kydex belt holster. If you are gaming get one with only friction retention and a front cut out. I like safariland with thumb release and hood lately for my SHTF training. Tell us a little more of what you want. Fast draw, concealment, or whatever. If you are in SF you can try my holsters out.

Black Majik
07-17-2010, 2:50 PM
I have a couple Comp-tac holsters for my USPs. The belt slide has been the best one, I prefer them over the Serpas, no button to fiddle with.

NiteQwill
07-17-2010, 3:52 PM
Comp-tac. Once you use one, you will never go to anything else.

tbhracing
07-17-2010, 4:08 PM
I am not an Expert in this area, but handled a Blackhawk! holster yesterday and was super impressed. Wow, great product.

sirgiles
07-17-2010, 4:12 PM
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1194122

this guy makes good holsters and mag pouches. turn around time is only a few days.
same quality as a comptac mtac or crossbreed supertuck for less. he can also place extra holes on the holster, so you can use it as an owb.

you made a good choice with blade-tech too.


ETA: Stay away from Fobus. The one cheap holster that I have had a little experience with and thought was okay was Uncle Mike's Kydex series.
i disagree. it may be cheap but works great. the retention system works better than most concealed owb.

I am not an Expert in this area, but handled a Blackhawk! holster yesterday and was super impressed. Wow, great product.
for me, this has the best retention system but it has delayed my draw times significantly.

if your in santa clara, pm me and i can show you all the different holsters.