GUN C.T.A.C. holster review w/ lots o' pics

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  1. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Ah, ok, so new to concealed carry -- permit is still 'processing'. :x:

    So in the meantime, I ordered a CompTac CTAC holster. I heard alot of good reviews between that and the MTAC. Chose the CTAC because I didn't kow how bulky the leather backing of the MTAC was... and it was a lil cheaper.

    So, this holster came with the 'new' style belt clips that are supposed to be a much needed improvement over the old ones. I have no experience with the prior, but these have a firm hold on my belt (1.5inch).

    I put on the tightest pair of jeans I own (the ass almost went out when I stopped over to pick up my magazine) to see exactly how well the holster fits.

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    The inside of the box!
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    WTF? They included candy? :hsugh:
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    Ok, this is where I was a little concerned. $75 for a holster that's made with paper thin plastic, a little leather, and some allen head bolts. :eek4: Someone was making a hell of a lot of money with this markup... :rolleyes:
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    Then it made sense, I slid my G19 into the holster and WAM. Like a glove. Now I could see the benefits of the slim plastic and the way the leather was attached to the holster. It makes for a very slim profile. Although then, the plastic was actually pretty strong and held snug against my glock.
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    I don't think the holster was designed for glocks with a enlarged mag release on the side. The plastic without tension is pretty close to the release. I was thinking that if you had tucked in your pants the release COULD be activated with one wrong twist of the body. Just holding the plastic tight around my glock was enough to eject my mag. It's ok, I wasn't a huge fan of it anywaz. Stock mag release to be re-installed.
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    Ignore the bathroom, and ignore the sloppy dress. It's West TN, the weather sucks donkey cock and this is typical wear when I don't give a rats ass. :bigthumb:

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    I left my keys in my right pocket for reference of profiling or printing.

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    T-shirt quickly tucked in using a half-assed one hand approach.

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    All in all, I'm very pleased with the way the holster fits -- and I havn't even chagned the cant or belt clips in any way. Once wedged between your side and belt, the holster clamps pretty firm on my glock and it doesn't deform after I draw. Re-holstering was easy.
     
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  2. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

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    Wow thats alot of pictures!

    Last time I ordered kydex I got 12x24" 1/8" thick sheet for $13. I imagine ordering in bulk has to bring that price down considerably. A 48"x96" sheet brings it down to $177
     
  3. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Well it's thin, but it's needed to keep the over all profile of the holster slim. I'm surprised how strong it really is.
     
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    :cool: Thought about ordering one to hold me over while I was waiting on my HNH Tailgunner, but went with a cheap OWB so that I could have something to OC with.

    How long has your permit taken? I waited 23 days from the day of applying (not fingerprinting).
     
  5. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    App and fees on Nov 16th, printed the following weekend.

    So 41 days since fee paid, and about 32 days since finger printed. :hsd:
     
  6. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Can you get away with just wearing a t-shirt?
     
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    for those of us that are less... in shape, the MTAC is much more comfortable than the CTAC, but is more difficult to reholster. The MTAC IS a tiny bit more bulky, but not overly so.
     
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    Gimik- where do you carry your mtac? I can't get it to conceal at all with my g30 unless it's @ SOB.
     
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    I carry it at 3 o'clock with a nice forward cant to it.
     
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    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Hey, listen here buddy, round is a shape. Got it?
     
  12. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    I think I could provided the shirt wasn't tight. I've got several tshirts right now that drape over fine.

    I think what's more important than the shirt draping over the firearm is the shirts inability to ride up. For me, hoping in and out of my car brings the tshirt over the pistol if I'm not conscious to adjust.
    A more baggy shirt would fix it

    Of course, I'm also hitting the gym kinda hard at the moment and I've made big gains in the past month so... clothing is getting a little awkward for me at the moment.
     
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    The butt of mine prints VERY badly @ 3:00 with the max FBI cant.
     
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    Gimik New Member

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    what are you carrying? maybe you need something with a shorter grip? I'm nice and wide, so I can conceal just about anything :mamoru:
     
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    G30

    I'm 5'11" 220.. im decently wide myself.
     
  16. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    6'1, 210 here.

    I'm gonna adjust the angle and the belt clips and see if I can get a better fit
     
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    hrmm... not sure, man. I got over 100lbs on you, so it's totally different :rofl: If I don't have it all the way up at 3 o'clock though, it prints a bit. Maybe move it more towards your 2?

    My friend who is probably a bit smaller than you concealed a USPct and a P2K/sk in the MTAC pretty easily. I didn't notice any print at 3 o'clock.
     
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    Do you mean October? Otherwise you've only been waiting like a week :o

    I took the course August 4th, applied August 7th, fingerprinted August 8th, got my permit on like the 30th.
     
  19. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    haha Yeah, my bad. Oct. 16th.
     
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    i carry my MTAC at about 4 o'clock with a 229R and have no problems with concealing. i'm thin too. that's weird that you have trouble concealing a subcompact pistol with it.
     
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    MTAC is designed to be worn at 4-5 o'clock.
     
  22. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    I'm 6'6" and around 230. I can conceal my glock 23 in my mtac at 4o'clock without any problems.
     
  23. Wave

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    I carry a g19 in ctac or a Sig 226 in an Mtac depending on the day. I've found basically the same thing as everyone else in this thread. The Mtac is slightly more comfy, but harder to reholster. I can carry either at 4 o'clock in a tshirt with no problems. I'm 6'3 250 BTW
     
  24. RonJeremey

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    CTAC @ 3oclock cru.

    With either a 19 or 26 in it
     
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    Just got my MTAC...uber-comfy :)
     

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