God bless the free market! Consumers demanded a better retention holster, and Blackhawk delivered. If you want active retention built right into your outside-the-waistband (OWB) holster but do not like the way the Blackhawk Serpa holsters require you to use your index finger to release the firearm, you will love the company’s new T-Series line!
In the T-Series, the retention actuator is moved to the back side of each holster, where the user can operate it with the thumb of his or her shooting hand. Polymer ears also prevent the user from accidentally engaging the release. This placement greatly reduces the risk of a negligent discharge because of trigger-finger placement. But trigger-finger discipline is still required.
Each T-Series holster has very solid retention and includes a retention screw below the trigger guard to “fine-tune” the amount of pressure it takes to get the gun out of the holster. T-Series holsters are OWB and come with a standard belt loop and a belt clip that is adjustable for three different belt widths. These are solid holsters that will work for duty or concealed carry use.
As mentioned above, just because the new T-Series holsters offer an improved retention system does not mean you can forget about trigger-finger discipline. Always keep your finger out of the trigger guard and away from the trigger until you have made a conscious decision to shoot.
About Kevin Michalowski
Concealed Carry Magazine Executive Editor Kevin Michalowski is a fully certified law enforcement officer, patrolling the mean streets of rural Wisconsin in his spare time. A Certified Trainer through the USCCA and the NRA, he has attended training across the U.S. as both a student and an instructor. Kevin is passionate about the concealed carry lifestyle, studying the legal, ethical and moral aspects of the use of force in self-defense.