Comp-Tac Single Magazine Pouch Review

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The Comp-Tac Single Magazine Pouch is a sturdy, well made magazine carrier. It is made of a single piece of thick Kydex and has a heavy-duty belt clip. The belt clip is specific to the size of your belt, so you will choose 1.25”, 1.5” and 1.75” depending on the size of Com-Tac Mag pouch on beltbelt you carry with. The mag carrier has adjustable retention by a screw that you tighten with stiff rubber between the two sides of the Kydex and adjusts using a supplied Allen key. You can also choose to purchase your carrier for left-handed or right-handed and bullets-forward or bullets backwards carry. The mag pouch carries the magazine very close to your body, so it does not print by protruding outward. One thing that bothers me about it, is that it carries the mag incredibly high. This could be an advantage for competition, but in carry, I find it tends to print at the baseplate. Other than that, this is a great carrier.

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Claim to Fame: Sturdy and secure.

Target Market: Concealed carriers and competitive shooters.

FNB's: (Features & Benefits of this product)

  • Kydex
  • Retention adjustment screw
  • Wide and secure belt clip Comp-Tac Mag Pouch Clip

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?:  These mag carriers are available in black, pink, red and digital camo. See Comp-Tac's website for the options.

What others are saying?:  “The Comp-Tac Single Mag Pouch is simple, nearly indestructible, relatively inexpensive, comfortable and just plain works…all the time!” -TACFIRE

Price point:

I need it now! Availability:  You can purchase the Comp-Tac Single Magazine Pouch from multiple places, but When the Balloon Goes Up! seems to have the best price, after shipping.

Our Rating:

+ Sturdy + Secure + Adjustable retention

- Sits a little high (for me)

Score: 8.585

Comp-Tac MTAC 1911 IWB Holster


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The Comp-Tac Minotaur MTAC is a leather/kydex hybrid inside the waistband (IWB) holster which offers alot to the concealed carry market.  The customization options from Comp-Tac are thorough, and the design of the platform itself allows for swapping out the kydex bodies for other gun models (sold separately) giving the owner the ability to reuse the same leather chassis and carry different firearms.

The holster I received is for the fullsize 1911, and it makes that steel warhorse disappear.  I found that the considerably reduced bulge made rotating and normal movements comfortable, with no pressure reminding me at every turn of the holster.  The only downside I found carrying a 5 inch 1911 inside the waistband is the length running down my leg, which makes riding in a vehicle a hit-or-miss as far as posture and holster position go.  Not bad once you find the sweet spot.

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I also tried carrying a commander sized 1911 (4.25 inch barrel instead of 5 inches) and the retention was equal.  If anything the real difference was a faster draw as the muzzle cleared the holster three quarters of a inch quicker.  I'm pretty darned impressed.



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Claim to Fame:  The Minotaur MTAC is the ultimate level of deep concealment on the market today.

Target Market:  Concealed Carriers

FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product):

  • Behind the hip (4 o'clock position ideal)
  • Tuckable
  • Adjustable Cant and Ride Depth
  • Slim Profile
  • Interchangable with other kydex bodies (modularity)

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?: Black leather or Chestnut ($10 cheaper)

What others are saying?:

"Essentially, the IWB world is your oyster when it comes to MTAC options" - Truth About Guns

"I must give the quality of the materials and construction an A+." - The Firing Line Review

Price point:

  • MSRP = $90.00 for complete holster, $38.00 for other interchangeable weapon bodies

I need it now! Availability:  Readily available online  at Comp-Tac. Also on

Our Rating:

+ Flared opening assists in retrieval / reholstering weapon. + Slim profile of holster takes advantage of slim 1911 for a very flat profile, comparable to a pancake holster. + Clips are easy to manipulate with one hand/no looking, unlike really stiff metal clips.  They are also interchangeable with other CT clips. + Hardware shows no sign of coming loose - threaded fasteners are built into leather + Interchangeability of spare bodies allows for consistency in carrying and training with other guns, other minotaur bodys go for $38.00 from CT

- While boasting modularity with other kydex bodies, the hardware doesn't make that conversion a quick process.  The screws require a hex key, and downward pressure must be applied to compress rubber bushings for disassembly.  Not a snap-and-go process but the overall durability and high integrity of the platform will remain true.

Score: 9.090

Comp-Tac Minotaur MTAC Holster

Comp-Tac Minotaur MTAC Holster

By Devin Blystone

 Out of the box, this holster was just a little too tight for my liking.  However Comp-Tac provides you with a wrench that will allow you to adjust the holster to your preference. Within a couple of minutes I was able to adjust the tension, cant and depth just the way I prefer.  Ever since the adjustment, the holster has been riding in the same exact spot.  The retention on this holster is very good, yet it allows the gun to be drawn easy enough.  I personally find this holster to be extremely comfortable and strangely enough, it seems to make the gun feel lighter.  The kydex shell is replaceable, this allows you to keep your holster and you only need to buy a new piece if you buy a new gun.  One nice thing I noticed about this holster is this, you can tuck a shirt into your pants and the only thing that is noticeable are the two clips. With some of the other offered clips available,  the gun would be even less noticeable.  Overall, I would definitely recommend this holster.

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Claim to Fame:  Comfortable concealed carry of a firearm.

Target Market:  Concealed carriers

FNBs: (Features & Benefits of this product)

  • Comfortable leather backing
  • Hybrid design(leather and Kydex)
  • Replaceable Kydex shell
  • Lightweight
  • Tuckable
  • Adjustable tension
  • Adjustable cant and ride depth

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?:   The leather comes in either black or chestnut  The clips come in black, brown, chestnut, and khaki.

What others are saying ?: “This is my main carry holster for my Sig”   Midway USA

“The balance is just great, so good that the gun seems lighter.”   Brownells

 Price point:

I need it now! Availability:  Find a dealer in your area

 Our Rating:

+ Comfortable + Leather cut so that you can get your full grip while still holstered + Easy to slip on and off + Retention is great and adjustable + Clips are adjustable for cant and depth

- Clip arms push out and print on my pants

 Score: 9.0 Amazing!90

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