Comp-Tac Settable Cant holster (initial impressions)

Comp-Tac Settable Cant holster (initial impressions)

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    Comp-Tac Settable Cant holster (initial impressions)

    i've been looking for a good kydex belt holster that hugs the butt of the pistol in close. to that end, i ordered the comp-tac settable cant holster from gunners alley and had it a couple days later. i've been wearing it and drawing from it around the house for the last few days, and these are my initial impressions.

    i couldn't figure out if i wanted the paddle or belt attachment, so i ordered both.

    as usual, the holster is made quite well. unfortunately, i am not impressed at all with how the butt of the pistol "flops" around. i've used both the belt and paddle attachments in both a straight and canted arrangment, and still the butt of the pistol hangs further out than i'd like. (*NOTE* i must admit i'm not built like most men as i have a bit of padding making my hips a little broader than usual.)

    anyway, here are some pics to show this holster and others on a wilderness five stitch belt for comparison (all pics are clickable for larger versions):

    first off, no holster at all:


    Comp-Tac Settable Cant with belt attachment (the pistol butt really flops around in this arrangement):


    Comp-Tac Settable Cant with paddle attachment:


    for comparison:
    Serpa CQC paddle attachment:


    Serpa CQC belt attachment:


    KyTac belt holster:


    Comp-Tac CTAC IWB:


    again, i'm disappointed about the floppiness of the Comp-Tac Settable Cant holster, especially with the belt attachment.

    anyone want to recommend a kydex belt holster that will keep the butt of the pistol in close?


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    Try as I might, I've never found a kydex holster, paddle or belt, that could hold my G23 as close to my body as a leather pancake style holster. I have tried about as many as you have, all to no avail.
    For CC use I have learned to stick with IWB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NFEDERIC View Post
    Try as I might, I've never found a kydex holster, paddle or belt, that could hold my G23 as close to my body as a leather pancake style holster. I have tried about as many as you have, all to no avail.
    For CC use I have learned to stick with IWB.
    unfortunately, i'm coming to that conclusion as well. the main reason i'm trying to find a kydex holster is purely one of instant gratification; i don't want to have to wait for a quality leather holster, but that looks like what i'll have to do

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    I'm looking around for a good paddle holster for my G23.......I love Comp-Tac's 'C' & 'M' TAC holsters, best IWB holsters I've carried with.
    Naturally I'm looking at Comp-Tac's other stuff, and your review points in the same general direction I need to look at......'butt-in-close' and good, secure fit are what I'm looking for.

    Thanks for the review E5T......I'll keep searching
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    Quote Originally Posted by echo5tango View Post
    again, i'm disappointed about the floppiness of the Comp-Tac Settable Cant holster, especially with the belt attachment.
    Have you tried it with a good double layer leather belt? It might need a stiffer mounting point.

    -john

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    The only holster I found to hug my body as well as a leather pancake is FIST's #9K which is the Kydex form of their leather pancake. it hugs nice and tight. I have yet to find a paddle from any maker that works very well when it comes to concealment.



    Quote Originally Posted by NFEDERIC View Post
    Try as I might, I've never found a kydex holster, paddle or belt, that could hold my G23 as close to my body as a leather pancake style holster. I have tried about as many as you have, all to no avail.
    For CC use I have learned to stick with IWB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bzdog View Post
    Have you tried it with a good double layer leather belt? It might need a stiffer mounting point.

    -john
    John,
    How much stiffer is a double layer leather belt going to be over a Wilderness five stitch?

    Thank you everyone for your comments. Hopefully, Santa can bring me a leather pancake holster

    -e5t

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    Don't know, I don't have a Wilderness belt, but two layers of leather is pretty stiff.

    -john

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    Quote Originally Posted by bzdog View Post
    Don't know, I don't have a Wilderness belt, but two layers of leather is pretty stiff.

    -john
    Maybe someone who has both can chime in about any stiffness difference.

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