After realizing how much I liked OWB carry, I figured I’d give some other Comp-Tac holsters a try. Next out of the gate was the Belt Holster from the fine folks in Spring, TX. Based on what I read in the product description, this holster was designed for customers who wanted a traditional belt holster vs. the paddle holster that I reviewed earlier. Make the jump to see it in action . . .
The retention system and “gun touching” parts seem to be exactly the same on the Belt as on the Paddle. The only difference being the thick double loop of Kydex that your belt threads through. You can still run red dot optics, larger front/rear sights and whatever other gear you want. Renention can be adjusted using the two allen screws as well. You can see in the video that I could have adjusted it a touch looser.
Unlike the Paddle, the Belt is only available in a vertical cant configuration. My guess is that this holster is geared towards competition shooters as I found it to print just a bit too much for EDC. While your average Joe probably wouldn’t notice, I’d rather not tempt fate.
Specifications: Comp-Tac Belt Holster
- Type: OWB 3 o’clock
- Materials: Kydex
- Adjustment: N/A –
- MSRP: $68.00 as tested. Add $20 for a digital camo print.
Ratings (out of five stars)
Fit and Finish * * * * *
Absolutely top notch work from the guys and gals at Comp-Tac. This holster is hell bent for stout and built to last just like all the other gear I’ve seen from them.
Customization * * * ½
You can customize things form the factory (color, open/closed end, left/right side), but after that, no more adjustment is available to you.
Concealability * * *
Unfortunately, the vertical cant and tendency to fall away from my body with a nearly full sized gun meant that I never felt comfortable carrying concealed with this holster. I’m sure it’s great for competition or as a “range day” holster, but for concealed carry I can’t recommend it.
Comfort * * * * *
I found the belt holster to be extremely comfortable. Carrying a nearly full size gun, the weight would really put a workout on my belt as the whole thing tried to fall to the outside, but that never got physically uncomfortable. The fitment is tight enough on the belt loops to keep it in place, however if you need to slide it further forward or backward, you can accomplish that maneuver without too much fuss.