Holsters

I’ve been talking for a while about getting better holsters for my 2 main carry guns. I had been looking at the Comp-Tac M-TAC after hearing good things about it from other blogs, but Comp-Tac doesn’t actually make that model, or anything similar, for any gun that I actually own. A quick internet search for something similar took me to Crossbreed Holsters. On Saturday night, I finally took the plunge, and ordered these two holsters.
[click to embiggenate, but beware – it’s a cell phone photo]


Delivery was quick. They came in today – less than a week after I ordered them – despite a disclaimer on their site saying “Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. We are a small shop and make them by hand. Thanks for your patience and understanding.” I like that kind of service. They also come with a lifetime warranty.

The one on the left is their SuperTuck Deluxe, in black, made for my Taurus PT-145 Millennium Pro. The smaller one is the MicroClip, with my Kel-Tec P3AT. The total cost was $140.20 ($58.50 for the MicroClip + $69.75 for the SuperTuck + 11.95 S&H). Not unreasonable for a pair of good, tuckable IWB holsters.

Since I only got them today, I can’t really give an in depth review, but they seem to be solidly built and well put together. Since they came while I was at work, I was able to do a “test run” when I got home using the MicroClip (which is intended for wear at work, with a suit), and it seems to be comfortable and secure, and looks like it conceals well. Draw testing shows good retention, but not too much – though the leather backing means I can’t get my thumb around the grip until it clears the holster. They offer a “combat cut” on the SuperTuck to alleviate that issue, but not on the MicroClip. I may eventually want to make that modification myself, and maybe on both holsters, but I’ll wait to see how the “road testing” goes.

The SuperTuck may need a little adjusting – the (unloaded) Taurus will fall out if you hold it upside-down – but the holsters also come with instructions on how to adjust the retention. I don’t plan to do anything until I’ve had a chance to actually wear it “as is,” since it might be just fine once it’s inside my belt. We’ll see, since my preferred method of disarming myself is to remove the entire holster with the gun still in it (there’s less chance of an ND from accidentally frobbing something I shouldn’t in the process).

No matter what, they certainly look to be better than these:


That’s an Uncle Mike’s IWB holster and a BullDog ankle holster. Cheap and functional, and that’s about all you can say about them. I’ve been using the ankle holster five days a week for about 6 months now, and the elastic is just about shot. I also learned that I don’t like ankle holsters for anything but a back-up gun anyway, because you essentially have to become immobile to access it. Even if it’s just for a moment, that’s a bad idea in a real-life situation.

I’ll probably have a more in-depth review up in a couple of weeks.

(Silly Gubbmit Agency Disclaimer – Sorry guys, I paid full retail price for everything I’ve ever gotten from this manufacturer/retailer – the sum total of which consists entirely of these two holsters.)

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  1. This is a great post. I was looking into Comp Tac’s holster and I’m pleased with their quality of work. Cross breeds is also nice, but I feel like I could get a better holster for the money.

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