BLACKHAWK!® Serpa® System Selected for Our Nation's Elite Warriors
BLACKHAWK! SERPA system selected by panel for Elite Warriors of SOF Commands
Norfolk, VA (Vocus) October 19, 2009 -- BLACKHAWK! Products Group™, the world leader in manufacturing
tactical gear for the military, law enforcement, industrial security and outdoor markets is proud to announce the
selection of the BLACKHAWK! SERPA retention holster system along with select accessory components for the
Elite Warriors of the United States Joint Special Operations Community.
In a head to head comparison conducted Q2 '09 the BLACKHAWK! SERPA system was selected by a panel of
active duty service personnel representing the various SOF Commands. Key to the SERPA selection was the
active weapon retention, system modularity, speed and commonality of training.
The basis of the system is built around the award winning SERPA Auto Retention holster which combines an
intuitive drawing motion when presenting the weapon with automatic engagement of the locking mechanism upon
re-holstering. The holster body is available in Concealment, Duty, Tactical, Level II, Level III retention models.
Mounting platforms include a traditional belt mount, drop leg platform and a MOLLE chest mount. Color
selection for all models and accessories include Black, Olive Drab, Foliage Green and Coyote Tan. Critical to all
agencies, the training time is reduced due to the commonality of training across all models and retention levels of
the SERPA system.
"The active retention of the SERPA Holster combined with BLACKHAWK!'s Quick Disconnect system allows
SOF to configure their equipment based on mission or environmental needs," stated Steve Matulewicz Executive
Director of Operations for BLACKHAWK! "The versatility of the Quick Disconnect system allows operators to
rapidly move their weapon from a thigh or belt mounted platform when on foot patrol to a vest mounted position
for easy access when on a vehicle mounted operation."
The SERPA holster system and components