Level 3 holsters have long been the standard holster for everyday law enforcement duty use, but often present problems by preventing a quick draw for the officer under stressful combative conditions. The BlackHawk SERPA Auto Lock Level 3 features a Pivot Guard that keeps the weapon secured until the officer chooses to draw. There are no snaps or hoods to accidentally open. The combination of the SERPA Auto Lock and the Pivot Guard offers the officer the ultimate in weapon retention in the event of a struggle. The SERPA Auto Lock Level 3 duty holster uses the natural drawing motion and finger alignment to release the Pivot Guard as the index finger presses against the SERPA Auto Lock. As the weapon is drawn from the holster the index finger is already aligned along the slide and no "regripping" needs to occur. The Pivot Guard will not lock your weapon out of the holster and once reholstered, the weapon is immediately secured, increasing officer safety. The Level 3 SERPA Duty Holster's extremely light weight injection molded carbon fiber composite construction provides incredible strength coupled with security. The SERPA Auto Lock Level 3 duty holster's modular design works with multiple platforms including Belt Loop, Paddle, Thigh Platform, Shoulder Harness and MOLLE/S.T.R.I.K.E.™ systems. Currently available for the Glock 17/19/22/23, with other models, including the Tactical version, due later in 2006.