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Disappointed with Comp-Tac Minotaur MTAC (it broke!) [UPDATE post #14]
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Well despite recommending this holster to people for almost 2 years, I have changed my stance on the Comp-Tac Minotaur MTAC holster. I'm not impressed with their customer service, and last night I went to unholster and discovered this:

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My fully loaded, chambered Glock 19 could have easily moved around while carrying it. I'm truly lucky that I didn't shoot myself.

This holster was NEVER abused. I wore it normally, on a daily basis, for just under 2 years.

The reason why I recommended this holster was because it is extremely comfortable, it conceals very well, and it allows for a very fast draw. It also holds the firearm very securely without letting it move around...until it breaks.

Normally I wouldn't post something like this without talking to the manufacturer first and giving them a chance to resolve the situation. But Comp-tac does not list an email address on their contact page which is a HUGE pet peeve of mine, and I also had another issue with this holster that they failed to resolve. That issue was with a retention screw that came loose, fell out and was lost within days of receiving the holster. I called them about it, and they told me flat-out that this will happen if no lock-tite is used on the hardware...and that is NOT done at the factory, nor is it in the instruction manual for the customer to do. Despite this, Comp-Tac refused to send me a replacement screw for my brand new holster without charging me for it. I should have abandoned them right when that happened, but I didn't feel like throwing an $85 holster in the trash. Now this happened, and I can say for sure that I'm done with Comp-Tac.
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#2
Serpa... lol I had to say it...


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#3
I dusted off my Galco FLETCH this morning and that's what I'm using now. I could tie a rope to my Glock and repel with it, and it wouldn't budge. A little slower on the draw though, and less concealable.
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bac0nfat;18089 Wrote:I dusted off my Galco FLETCH this morning and that's what I'm using now. I could tie a rope to my Glock and repel with it, and it wouldn't budge. A little slower on the draw though, and less concealable.

I have an ugly holster from Cleveland's Holsters. I went with horsehide (today, they only use horsehide) and a "combat cut". Once the leather breaks in, then it is a very comfortable holster and has the perfect amount of retention. I spoke to the owner over the phone before I placed my order because I had a question. He's a really nice guy, and I was happy to support his business. Just make sure you use locktite when you get your holster. I used a medium strength locktite at first until I found exactly the best spot to keep my belt clips on. Then I went back and used a extra strength locktite. Besides that, I have had 0 problems with my holster since December 2011.

Cleveland's Holsters
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OP, sorry to hear about your holster/experience. What are you thinking for a replacement?

GB
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Philadelphia Patriot;18123 Wrote:
bac0nfat;18089 Wrote:I dusted off my Galco FLETCH this morning and that's what I'm using now. I could tie a rope to my Glock and repel with it, and it wouldn't budge. A little slower on the draw though, and less concealable.

I have an ugly holster from Cleveland's Holsters. I went with horsehide (today, they only use horsehide) and a "combat cut". Once the leather breaks in, then it is a very comfortable holster and has the perfect amount of retention. I spoke to the owner over the phone before I placed my order because I had a question. He's a really nice guy, and I was happy to support his business. Just make sure you use locktite when you get your holster. I used a medium strength locktite at first until I found exactly the best spot to keep my belt clips on. Then I went back and used a extra strength locktite. Besides that, I have had 0 problems with my holster since December 2011.

Cleveland's Holsters
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Looks good, but that holster is basically the same design as the MTAC. I wonder if it's an inherent weak spot in the design, or if there was something wrong with the Kydex used in my MTAC? I'm nervous about using this style holster now. Especially since I didn't get a warning; it was perfect one day, and completely broken the next.

GreenBlood10;18128 Wrote:OP, sorry to hear about your holster/experience. What are you thinking for a replacement?

GB

Right now I'm sticking with my Galco FLETCH. But I'm strongly considering the holster in this thread:

http://www.pa2a.org/thread-one-of-the-be...wb+holster
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#7
I will say it again: Whenever possible, i vastly prefer horsehide or leather holsters.

They don't fall apart like Kydex holsters do....and top quality leather rigs give decades of good service.

I have a couple Kydex rigs, but only because it was the only realistically priced option on my budget for the guns in question.
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Valorius;18145 Wrote:I will say it again: Whenever possible, i vastly prefer horsehide or leather holsters.

They don't fall apart like Kydex holsters do....and top quality leather rigs give decades of good service.

I have a couple Kydex rigs, but only because it was the only realistically priced option on my budget for the guns in question.

So for an IWB holster for a Glock 19, you would go with something like this, but choose the horsehide model?

High Noon Holster Down Under Clip
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#9
If a belt clip style is what you prefer, yep.

I have a Galco horsehide 15 degree forward tilt inside the belt holster with dual snaps that i have had for almost 20 years, that still works great. I'm sure I will get another 20 years out of it.

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Galco RG267 Horsehide (For 1911, they make it in all kinds of models i would suspect)

It looks like they cost $100 online nowadays. They are well worth the money.

I cut it down to the same barrel length as my HK P7, and use it for that nowadays. Because of the rail on my P7, the gun fits really nice and snug in there. I just snapped a few pix of mine with my P7 in it. I'll upload and post em in a few minutes.

Edit, here goes a couple pix of mine:

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20 years later, about 5 of those years as an EDC rig, and still going strong.

I put the second set of chicago screws on it to make it ride a little higher, and more firmly fit a standard size belt. Did that probably 15 years ago, still as strong as the day i did it. You can see the black plastic galco label popped off of one of the snaps, but the snap still works perfectly, so i don't care.
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#10
I've been given a lot of recommendations for Comp-Tac Holsters. They seem to be affordable and readily available (I think I saw a rack of them at Cabelas the last time I was there).

When I purchased my Glock 19, I wound up going with Concealment Solutions for a Hybrid Holster. Over the past couple of months it has been great and I hear good things about them long term.

I have a Crosbreed for a Springfield XD, which has been good, but I wanted something a little different for the Glock.

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