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I needed a holster for my new gun so I decided to give Comp-tac a try. I just got my Infidel in with the newer version of the belt clip. I purchased it along with one of their kydex mag belt holsters.







First impressions: Well built, good retention with plenty of adjustment (both the gun and mag holster).The holster fits the gun as it should and there is no worry about it falling out. It was actually very tight when I got it and I needed to turn the screws out about two turns.





 

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Wearability: So far so good. Granted i've only had it on for a few hours. Like most new holsters it is putting pressure on certain parts of my body im not used to so it seems a bit uncomfortable. With wear, I think this will go away mostly. I also think it can be attributed to the fact that it is being used with my P229 Elite Stainless which is very heavy.

It is most comfortable to carry just behind my hip. The problem is that the grip on the SIG is very chunky so any amount of bending at the waist and you can see it. The camo shirt is a size Large and a bit too tight to wear this setup out in public. I think if your looking for it you would know what it was, but most people would be oblivious to it. One size up should be fine.

NOTE: SHOT IN MIRROR SO PHOTOS ARE REVERSED. IT IS INDEED A RIGHT HAND HOLSTER.









I'm using a Wilderness Tactical Instructor 3-stitch belt and it is holding the holster in place without issue. The new belt clip seems much better than the original. They stay tight to the body of the holster and it is hard to accidently remove the gun with the holster.
Being kydex, the holster stays open once the gun has been removed. It is very easy to reholster your weapon with one hand.

Price is good, I got both the holster and mag holster for around $85 or so shipped. Shipping was great direct from Comp-tac. I got it within a week of me ordering it.

I plan to wear it every day this week and see how it is. As I type this I have it on and I am very happy with my purchase.

The only thing I don't like, but think it will get better as the gun fits to the holster is the plastic rubbing against the slide. This is normal, but with the stainless you can actually see the marks. It came off with just a bit of gun oil on a rag so it doesn't seem like too big of a deal.


Stay tuned when I review my Occidential Stronghold Phoenix holster once I get it in as well.
 

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I have three Infidel holsters (G26, G19, 1911). I really like the simplicity and it works very well for me. I went to these after having both Milt Sparks VM2 and Alessi PCH holsters- both are supremely comfortable, but lack retention which is important to me.
 

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Great pics! It looks like the newer style clip would hold onto the belt better than the old style. Im gonna place an order for a new clip. Thanks!
 

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Great review, and your those grips are beautiful.

I have the CTAC, and it leaves the same marks on the slide of my M&P. When I carried a G17, not quite as much. Like you said, a little oil and it buffs out.
 

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Good review, nice gun, nice pics!
 

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Great review, and your those grips are beautiful.

I have the CTAC, and it leaves the same marks on the slide of my M&P. When I carried a G17, not quite as much. Like you said, a little oil and it buffs out.
I've notcied that while it does buff out mostly, light hitting it at certain angles I can still see the wear. It sort of annoys me and i'm debating if it annoys me enough to not use it for the stainless P229. If it was a black P229 I wouldn't care as much, but I might just wait till I have my leather holster to carry it.

Or do I just man up, say its a tool to be used, and carry it not worrying about the wear marks. Just tell people it gives it more character. Decisions... :whistling:
 

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Great holster! I love my Infidel. Thin, no frills, so unneaded material or gadgets. Works extremely well for its intended IWB carry design.

I just put my new SIG Sauer 229R 40cal into my carry rotation and it has the bare stainless slide just like yours. It is a classic all metal pistol. It will get scratched, scraped, and dinged on both the slide and frame. No way around that-think of it as character. Enjoy carrying your SIG and don't worry. Bill
 

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Great holster! I love my Infidel. Thin, no frills, so unneaded material or gadgets. Works extremely well for its intended IWB carry design.

I just put my new SIG Sauer 229R 40cal into my carry rotation and it has the bare stainless slide just like yours. It is a classic all metal pistol. It will get scratched, scraped, and dinged on both the slide and frame. No way around that-think of it as character. Enjoy carrying your SIG and don't worry. Bill
Bill - I think i'm leaning towards your way of thinking. I didn't buy it to sit and look all pretty. It's going to get used, its going to get marked up. Who cares! Thanks :wavey:

Nice holster...beautiful gun.
Thanks. I'm suprised nobody has noticed the missing grip screw on the right side. I didn't notice until last night. It must have loosened and fell out at the range. I've already placed an order for P239 grip screws which are what work best with the Elites because of the wood grips.
 

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Man, those are some awesome pics! No cellphone camera, here, that's for sure. Anyways, please keep us posted over the upcoming days, weeks, etc. I'd be curious as to how well the new clip works on a nylon belt vs. a leather one. I have a CTAC & those clips are OK w/nylon, but they seem to do much better w/leather.
 

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Thanks man! I'm a photographer so I can't stand crappy photos. :)

I'll keep you updated as the week goes on.
 

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This is the problem I have with the majority of kydex IWB holsters...excessive detail on the body-side of the holster, which only makes the holster less comfortable then it could be.

I have become addicted to the Kytac Braveheart. Here is a pic of it:
(Kytac Braveheart for a XD45)

Notice how the kydex is formed on the body-side, not nearly as crisp or sharp as on the Comp-Tac...that subltle difference makes a huge difference in comfort. The Braveheart is much more comfortable to wear. The Braveheart does have it's drawbacks, but I have yet to find a kydex IWB that even comes close to the comfort of it.
 

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Very good review and pics. Well done.

As to the holster itself, eh, maybe ok, but doesn't seem especially great. As pointed out, you've got those sharp lines for no reason on the body side. Both my Sidearmor and Alabama kydex holsters are a lot smoother on the body side.

The belt-clip attachment looks pretty interesting. I'd still prefer a loop for greater liklihood of the holster staying attached to the belt when drawing. But for a clip design, your's look pretty well thought out. You do, however, have some extra bulk where the attachment attaches holster itself. That seems hard to design out of a holster. You need strength, but you don't want extra thickness that might print. Overall, your holsters seems to thin that thickness toward the bottom where the clips open up. We'd have to see how the top of the attachment pushes and outlines against a regular t-shirt in different body positions. But I'd say your holster maker was doing a pretty good job at reducing the print there.

Some hoslters, like my Alabama, have a design offered in one at least one of their models where the belt-loop is off to the side, thus really reducing the print. The tradeoff is a bit of balance that then has to be provided by the belt. That tradeoff is worth it to me, thus I prefer the belt-loop to be off to the side. But I do not want 2 belt loops (one on each side) because that just makes a rig too bulky.

Sure is a nice looking gun you've got in that holster.

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I know that they are very popular holsters. Lots of people love them and swear by them. But with all due respect for the product and those that like it I must admit that I'm a leather kind of guy. I know it costs more but here are the reasons why I prefer leather.

. More comfortable to me
. Less wear on the finish of the gun
. Looks
. You only have to buy it once...leather lasts forever

Having said all that, you have a nice looking rig there. Enjoy!
 

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Or do I just man up, say its a tool to be used, and carry it not worrying about the wear marks. Just tell people it gives it more character. Decisions... :whistling:
Well, I'll say this much...on one hand I agree with the "it's a tool" crowd..but on the other, if it were my 229, I'd probably want to keep it nice and find another holster. If I couldn't find a holster that worked as well as the kydex, then I'd say the heck with it and go back.
 

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I already have a leather Occidental Stronghold Phoenix (designed by Tim of TT Gunleather) on its way. It is my most expensive holster to date at $150, but from what I hear it is a nice holster. Once I get it i'll compare and figure out which i'm going to use. Then i'll sell the other one probably.

I think the stainless is going to get marks no matter if the holster is leather or kydex.
 
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