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Minotaur Hybrid Holsters

Discussion in 'Sponsor Showcase' started by G Garrett, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. G Garrett

    G Garrett CLM

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    Hello Gang,

    We are starting this thread for announcements on behalf of Minotaur Holsters. We are their only on line dealer now and Jack has come up with a couple of new products you might want to know about.

    Randy will fill you in as we go.

    Thanks for checking in and Happy New Year!

    Gregg
     
  2. NormalRandy

    NormalRandy Holstermaker

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    Here is a breakdown of the holsters offered by, and answers to some frequently asked or anticipated questions for Minotaur Holsters.

    At the time of this post, Minotaur Holsters offers two IWB holsters (the MTAC, and the Spartan) and one OWB holster (the Gladiator). Minotaur Holsters is a separate company with their own designs, and Comp-Tac is (at the time of post) the only dealer. Comp-Tac makes the kydex half-bodies and clips for all of the designs so far, and as of right now we're making the kydex parts at time of order and assembling the holsters (just like with our own kydex holsters). The MTAC, the Spartan, and the Gladiator all use their own universal leather backings, which means that the leather is one-size fits all. The kydex half-bodies, which cover only the outer half of the gun, are model-specific enough that the holsters still fit very well. The combination of leaher and kydex results in a very comfortable way to "Tame the Beast".
     


  3. NormalRandy

    NormalRandy Holstermaker

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    The MTAC and the Spartan are functionally very similar. They are both tuckable IWB holsters with offset clips to spread the bulk of the holster out, which keeps the holster tight against the body. They both use the Comp-Tac CTAC clips, which allow for easy cant adjustment over a wide range. They also use kydex bodies made by Comp-Tac, which gives the holsters a better fit than most leather holsters (though the bodies mount to the holsters differently, so the same kydex half-body can't be used for a Spartan and an MTAC).

    The Spartan was designed to be less labor intensive (and therefore less expensive) than the MTAC. The leather backing on the MTAC is double-layered (except the area that sits against the slide of the weapon, in order to reduce bulk). The additional layer of leather serves to keep the holster a little stiffer, to help with stability. It also covers the metal fasteners of the holster, with the smooth side of the leather against your body. The leather on the MTAC looks better, too--it's a chestnut-colored finish with stitching around the perimeter.

    The leather on the Spartan is a single layer. The metal fasteners are stainless steel to prevent corrosion, and they're not covered like on the MTAC (though you could easily cover them with a layer of Moleskin).

    <a href = "http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/images/Minotaur Inside.jpg"><img src = "http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/images/MTAC Inside Thumbnail.jpg" alt = "MTAC, Inside View"><a href = "http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/images/Spartan Backside Marble.jpg"><img src = "http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/images/Spartan Backside Thumbnail.jpg" alt = "Spartan, Inside View"></a>
    <a href = "http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/images/G19 Minotaur Marble.jpg"><img src = "http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/images/MTAC Thumbnail.jpg" alt = "MTAC"><a href = "http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/images/Spartan Marble.jpg"><img src = "http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/images/Spartan Thumbnail.jpg" alt = "Spartan"></a>
     
  4. Normal Randy

    Among other holsters you sell I have the Gladiator and first I would like to say it's really a nice concealable holster even just under untucked shirt. The one and only problem is it sits alittle to low for alot of shirts. My question is there a way to add something to it to make it adjustable to ride higher to accommodate shorter clothing? Or is possible you may be coming out with a high ride version?:dunno:
     
  5. NormalRandy

    NormalRandy Holstermaker

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    Most OWB holsters ride so that they place the trigger-guard lined up with the belt, and the Gladiator conforms to that standard. I will mention to the guys with Minotaur that there may be interest in a "high-ride" version, because I can see your point.
     
  6. Mcoupe

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    Great thread. I just started thinking today that I needed to purchase an MTAC. What clip type would work best?
     
  7. Very pleased with my new Gladiator, ........PERFECT!!!

    The Gladiator carries the G-21SF standard, close and comfortable.

    pipestone:thumbsup:
     

  8. Thanks Randy I'll wait to hear otherwise great holster.:rofl:
     
  9. NormalRandy

    NormalRandy Holstermaker

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    The Standard clips are my favorite. They're easy-on, easy-off. They're also very stable.

    The C-clips are less visible (with a shelf over the belt, and a hook under the bottom). They're not quite as easy to put on and take off, but they're stable.

    With the Standard and C-clips, a belt that is at least 3/16" thick and reinforced will help stability tremendously.

    The V-clips are invisible, when used with the right belt. A 1.5" belt with sewn-on velcro (which can be purchased from Comp-Tac, or several other reputable manufacturers) will hold these clips very stable, and will cover the clips, leaving nothing to be seen.

    I try to talk people out of J-clips at every chance I get. They're pretty concealable, but they put the weight of the gun on your pants and pull your pants down, which in turn allows them to become disengaged from the belt.
     
  10. Mcoupe

    Mcoupe

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    ^^ Thanks for the advice. I am ready to purchase an MTAC.
     
  11. I have a Gladiator for my G21SF: excellent holster! I like it so much I've ordered an MTAC for the same pistol.
     
  12. Cashman

    Cashman

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    I put my order in today for the Spartan . When it comes to a IWB thin is in for me. I also like the idea of being able to change out the kydex for different guns. You can also be sure that customer service will be top notch with Comp-Tac.
     
  13. Glockster27

    Glockster27 Lifetime Member CLM

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    I wear the MTAC with my G27 on a daily basis. It is by far the best holster that I own. Very comfortable and easy to get on and off. I only wish that I had bought this holster first, befroe spending all that money on other holsters that are collecting dust in a box.

    Thanks for a great product! I have recommended the MTAC to all my friends.
     
  14. BlenderWizard

    BlenderWizard President Evil

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    I just bought a used MTAC (sorry guys!). I bought it with the intentions of using my G27 in it, but as it is currently being refinished, and the holster arrived today, I decided to stick my G22 in it.

    I was not only impressed with the comfort, but with how well I was able to conceal the G22. Didn't really think that was possible.
     
  15. G Garrett

    G Garrett CLM

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    Dear BlenderWizard,

    No apology needed.

    That holster isn't used!

    Its "Field Tested".

    We are glad it works for you.

    G.
     
  16. Randy

    I had posted the question of being able to get a Gladiator that would ride a couple inches higher and you had said you would talk to the guys and see if that would be possible to come out with one of those did you get a chance to yet? I know your busy being short of help and all thats a great holster just need it to ride higher at times to conceal under shorter shirts ETC.
    Thanks:supergrin:
     
  17. G Garrett

    G Garrett CLM

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    Hello Alliance50,
    I was visiting with Jack at Minotaur today and he let me know that he has a new guy starting in a couple of weeks. He also has a shop expansion happening at the same time. He couldn't make any promises... but he listens.
    G.
     
  18. ICHI

    ICHI @#%* !

    Im interested in an adjustable Gladiator version. I'd like the option to raise and lower to conceal with different shirts untucked. Or an adjustable cant or both.
     
  19. Mr. Rx

    Mr. Rx has gone Dillon

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    Any chance of making a P99(c) or SW99 MTAC?

    I have CTACs for my P99c and 228, and love them both. I'd like to do some more business with you guys.