FLETC, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, is a facility in Georgia where over 90 federal agencies send their new recruits to be trained as law enforcement officers. That includes firearms handling, and is sometimes a recruit’s first time on the range. Needless to say the equipment and skills used and learned at this facility carry some weight with the new recruits, which is why the news that FLETC is now banning the use of Blackhawk SERPA holsters at their facility is so newsworthy.
I’ve spoken at length about why I think Blackhawk holsters are a terrible idea and need to be discontinued (and RF agrees) but for some reason people still use these holsters.
There are safer ways to carry a firearm. And while any holster is better than “Mexican carry” I highly suggest you discontinue SERPA use as well. If we’re at the point that even the Government realizes there’s a problem (the same people who brought you the Bradley Fighting Vehicle) then it may warrant some additional consideration on the part of civilians as well.