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G Garrett
01-03-2008, 14:08
Hello Gang,

We are starting this thread for announcements on behalf of Minotaur Holsters (http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=35&osCsid=8550e9dc3f8ec4c885e65e9d40bc4c68). 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

NormalRandy
01-03-2008, 19:58
Here is a breakdown of the holsters offered by, and answers to some frequently asked or anticipated questions for Minotaur Holsters (http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=35).

At the time of this post, Minotaur Holsters offers two IWB holsters (the MTAC (http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=35&products_id=95), and the Spartan (http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=35&products_id=102)) and one OWB holster (the Gladiator (http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=35&products_id=101)). 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".

NormalRandy
01-03-2008, 21:44
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>

Alliance50
01-04-2008, 10:01
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:

NormalRandy
01-04-2008, 17:35
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.

Mcoupe
01-04-2008, 18:43
Great thread. I just started thinking today that I needed to purchase an MTAC. What clip type would work best?

pipestone
01-04-2008, 23:06
Very pleased with my new Gladiator, ........PERFECT!!!

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

pipestone:thumbsup:

Alliance50
01-05-2008, 09:29
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.


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

NormalRandy
01-05-2008, 13:44
What clip type would work best?

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.

Mcoupe
01-05-2008, 13:53
^^ Thanks for the advice. I am ready to purchase an MTAC.

gary newport
01-15-2008, 17:43
I have a Gladiator for my G21SF: excellent holster! I like it so much I've ordered an MTAC for the same pistol.

Cashman
01-16-2008, 20:05
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.

Glockster27
01-20-2008, 16:02
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.

BlenderWizard
01-26-2008, 20:22
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.

G Garrett
01-26-2008, 20:50
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.

Dear BlenderWizard,

No apology needed.

That holster isn't used!

Its "Field Tested".

We are glad it works for you.

G.

Alliance50
01-30-2008, 11:32
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:

G Garrett
01-31-2008, 16:52
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:

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.

dwnthehatch
02-01-2008, 12:11
I ordered a MTAC for my G23 today.

ICHI
02-01-2008, 17:05
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.

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.

Mr. Rx
02-01-2008, 17:21
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.

spankaveli
02-01-2008, 21:03
I love my mtac! been having it for several months (bought when they first came out with the old style clips) and have carried and very well concealed a 1911, G34 and now G19. couldn't ask for a better iwb holster

HNS
02-01-2008, 21:53
Any chance of making a 2 O'Clock style holster with a leather backing?

Alliance50
02-02-2008, 07:21
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.


You know that Gladiator holster is very comfortable and I see some others are interested in adjustable abilities also to raise or lower and I would also like to use it as cross draw. Thanks for talkin to Minotaur and ICHI thanks for your interest also I hope we can get a more adjustable version of the gladiator.
Comp-tac is good if it can be done!:rofl:

bspurs5
02-05-2008, 10:23
As far as sweating goes, most likely in warmer months, how do leather IWB holsters hold up over time. Are they popular for deteriorating over months of soaking up sweat?

Does the comfort of the MTAC or Spartan leather outweigh the easy-to-clean kydex-only on the CTAC?

hillyard
02-11-2008, 09:23
Just ordered the Gladiator to go with my MTAC

NormalRandy
02-23-2008, 19:08
The Minotaur Holsters "Gladiator" is now available with either a black or chestnut backing. A third tension screw has also been added beside the trigger guard for stability.

http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/images/Gladiator.gif

mfrey
02-25-2008, 16:52
Is it possible to get an MTAC with the black leather backing also?

G Garrett
02-25-2008, 19:18
The reason he dosen't offer that is because of something Wm.Tucker taught me, and Jack at Minotaur confirms is that some folks PH is such that the acid in their perspiration causes the sealer and dye to break down and bleed onto their shirt. Its rare but I guess it happens enough to be a problem. The backing piece is left a natural color so only the thinning cut exposes the dyed part. As it is a concealment holster it shouldn't matter.

Jack is out for another week rehabbing after knee surgery. (He had a choice and decided not to let me shoot him).

I'll ask him when he gets back and I know it can be made but I doubt it would be returnable...

Thanks for asking,
Gregg

mfrey
02-26-2008, 06:16
Thank you. That makes perfect sense.

G Garrett
02-26-2008, 10:38
http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/images/Minotaur%20Inside.jpg

If you look at the photo here you can see that the back piece has a cut out section in order to make a thin as practical. Jack uses vat dyed leather so that is what is against your undershirt.

mfrey
02-26-2008, 12:37
Got mine. Excellent in every way. Thank you.