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C Tac or Crossbreed Supertuck??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Heck, Aug 17, 2010.

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  1. Heck

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    Am wanting a good IWB holster for my XD9 sub compact. Any preference on these two? I also have four the standard XD9, could I buy the holster for it and use it for both of them without any real downside?
     
  2. P30shtr

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    I cant speak for the ctac but I do have a CB ST for my P30 and like it alot, very comfortable. If you go with the ST you CAN use it for both, as said not sure bout ctac although I think they are very similar. CB also offers one thats a little bit smaller with only one clip but if your gonna be using it for both the sub and full size I would stick with the ST ( 2 clips will distribute the weight of the gun better )
     
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    I was looking at both of brands of holsters for my Glock 19, but I decided on the MTAC over the CTAC due to the larger leather backing. The reason I decided against the Crossbred is that it leaves the muzzle of the firearm uncovered. I could see myself snagging it somehow under stress.
     
  4. speaksoftly

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    I'm a fan of my Comp Tac holster and love that for different guns all I have to buy is new kydex and not new holsters.
     
  5. Mudinyeri

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    I've owned both Comp-Tac and CrossBreed holsters. I now only own CrossBreed. The Kydex on the Comp-Tac holsters seems to crush more easily and make it harder to re-holster your weapon.
     
  6. P30shtr

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    Somehow my last post submitted before I was done, anyway, Yeah I guess the ctac and mtac are closed on the bottom where the CB ST is open allowing use for both weapons (nice feature i think). Re holstering is a breeze with the kydex. As said above, some may have issues with the muzzle being exposed, WHY ? Ive been using my ST for well over a year and never an issue, snagging, whatever, and I practice drawing from concealment pretty much every time I go to the range. Not trying to sway you one way or another, I could really give two s***s which holster you get ya know. Just giving my thoughts/opinions, good luck :D
     
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    "I'm a fan of my Comp Tac holster and love that for different guns all I have to buy is new kydex and not new holsters"

    Im a fan of my super tuck because I dont have to worry about getting/shaping new kydex ! Mine is for the P30, If I get the P30L, it fits, simple as that. Same as the XDsc and "regular" size XD, whatever that means
     
  8. airdale

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    I chose the comp-tac because of the wait time. CB estimates 3-4 weeks. I had my Comp-Tac in five days. Very comfortable and very nice quality. If I want to change from my XDSC to my EMP I'll just order a Kydex body.

    I would imagine either would be fine but I'm pleased with my purchase.
     
  9. REAPER4206969

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    C-TAC. No question.
     
  10. Pyzon

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    Have both, I like the ability to switch out the Kydex to fit another pistol on the CompTac but have not yet done so, as I carry the same CZ 75B in .40 day in and day out.
    Both work fine though, and combined with a quality Beltman horsehide product make even a heavy gun comfortable all day.
     
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    I like the look and lines of the Crossbreed way better....so that is what I ordered...no time with the other brand bit my crossbreed has been great...changed my opinion on IWB carry in fact. I ordered mine for a 4" XD9 (which also fit my 4" XD45) then I traded the XD45 and Got a G21SF pica rail...I just re-heated and remoulded the holster a bit...it was actually pretty close dimenionally (odd huh) and a little flare added to rail area to clear the gawd awful piccatiny rail. So I still use it...now my XD9 has been retired for my sig pro 2022 9mm -I'll have to order on for it next I guess. It won't fit or re-work with enough material to clear it so I moulded it right back to my G21SF...the joy of kydex! With a decent heat gun and some patience (and being careful not to overheat the material) it can often be re-shaped and remoulded to a similar in size framed/shaped gun. I really do LOVE it! Crossbreed will get more business from us for sure!
     
  12. Sgt_R

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    I have a Comp-Tac Minotaur for my G22/G27 (open slide version), and recently ordered a Minotur w/ neutral cant for the same guns (to experiment with appendix carry and/or crossdraw). I also have a couple of their mag carriers. Obviously, I like their products.

    I used to have a Supertuck for my J-Frame, but I sold them both when I decided to trade the revolver for a pocket auto. I also have a Crossbreed belt, and one of their OWB holsters for my G22/G27. So yeah, I like Crossbreed products too.

    C-Tac
    More professional looking fit & finish
    Multiple tension adjustments

    Crossbreed
    Metal belt clips, more durable than the Kydex C-Tac clips

    Both companies make good gear, and it's hard to go wrong with either one. Both offer a military discount as well, if that applies to you. IMO, C-Tac has a slight edge, but it's close.

    R
     
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    I can't speak for the cross breed, but I've carried an M&P in a CTAC for about 2 and a half years now and there's not another Kydex holster that I'd own over it.

    Except... :D

    ...the MTAC, which I just purchased for my 1911. I only have about two days with it so far, but it is the same great quality I expect from Comp Tac.

    I'm sure the Crossbreed is a good holster. You'll not regret the CTAC or MTAC if you decide to go in that direction, though.
     
  14. REAPER4206969

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    C-TAC clips are no longer Kydex. They are injection molded polymer.
     
  15. Sgt_R

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    I honestly wasn't sure what they were made out of, so I took a shot in the dark. Either way though, metal is more durable. ;)

    R
     
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    Not even close.

    http://www.comp-tac.com/product_info.php?products_id=81
     
  17. Sgt_R

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    Were they tested in extreme cold? How about heat? Flexed past optimum, or just the 1/4" or so it takes to get them over a good belt? Tested for load bearing capacity beyond normal operating parameters, i.e., to see what happens if someone tries to rip it off of your belt? Tested vs impact / abrasion? Etc, etc, etc.

    I like C-Tac products, and FWIW, I've never had any of them fail. I also don't have anything against polymer components - I own several polymer framed pistols, and a Magpul MOE AR15. I even trust my long guns to a Pelican case when I transport them. But metal is still more durable. If it wasn't, they'd make the entire Glock out of plastic, instead of just the frame. ;)

    Anyway, sorry to threadjack. We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.

    R
     
  18. bigfatdave

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    CLIPS:
    I'm in the middle about the clips.
    On the one hand, I've managed to bend an old (cutout cross) CB clip, CB sent me a new complete set of mounting hardware after a polite EMail abnd it was the new (embossed cross) clips, which I haven't managed to damage in any way at all. I have one embossed in reserve, because only the front clip needed repair, plus I have the repaired old clip in reserve, some time with some wood shims and a vise got it back in working shape.
    On the other hand, I have a Tucker magazine carrier of similar design to the CB ST or comp-tac's products and it has shaped Kydex clips. Twice I've managed to bend the front clip in the exact same way I borked a CB clip, and twice I've had that clip back in shape with a hairdryer and ~5 minutes' time.

    Each time I damage a clip I notice it after hard outdoor work, I think I'm doing it when I plop into a car seat and the clip snags on the seatbelt ... but as I only notice it after, all I'm sure of is that I occasionally kill a clip as the final note of a really long and exhausting day ... one can be fixed on the spot and one needs more time and/or spare parts.

    SHELLS:
    I chose CrossBreed, and am quite happy with that choice for a number of reasons. I like having two carry-ready guns loaded up and in the holster, so I can't imagine swapping shells. How hard is it to swap them out, anyway? Are they labeled or do you just have to know which is which?

    OPEN BOTTOM:
    I'll take open with a properly flared opening, please ... closed means no swapping in a longer gun and it means more dustbunnies will collect.
    Open means a longer gun will fit (imagine officer's and government -size 1911s, for example) and the dust may get in more but it falls out just as fast. Also sweat will evaporate faster, I keep my leather backers in good shape with Obenauf's leather preservative so I just wipe them out with a damp rag whenever I clean the pistol, they'd need more drying time if they were closed, I'd think.

    WAIT TIME:
    Honestly CB has gotten me my gear faster than their FAQ would indicate three times so far, I think they're just being pessimistic to avoid overshooting their promised delivery date. If you're getting a common model's mold, wait time is ~2 weeks, in my experience
     
  19. jon_in_wv

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    I haven't had a Crossbreed but I have carried with both the C-TAC and the M-TAC. I couldn't stand the MTAC. I can see how the leather is marginally more comfortable but it sacrifices retention heavily. The CTAC has much more retention, adjust-ability, and if you do a lot of range time you will appreciate the positive "click" when holstering and the quick release when drawing. The CTAC is infinitely more adjustable and a little moleskin applied ot the back makes it very comfortable. I prefer an even thinner kydex but the CTAC is a very good holster in my opinion.
     
  20. Heck

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    so if I go with the C-tac I would have to order for the fullsize in order to carry both due to the closed bottom and the CB I could carry either due to the open bottom. The sub compact will get a lot more carry simply because the grip is shorter. It has been so dang hot I have carried little more than my browning .25 in my front pocket. It is not very confidence inspiring but it is better than being 'naked' I do like the idea of just being able to buy new kydex for the c-tac if I decided i wanted to carry my CZ or any other pistol I may acquire. There are just too many good choices.......
     
  21. Sgt_R

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    The C-Tac has a "slide" version for many manufacturers. The one I have will fit any Glock full size, compact, or subcompact in 9mm, .40, or .357 Sig.

    R
     
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    I use a Kholster; same design, half the price.
     
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    I'd love to see the super tuck that will use one kydex unit to holster my P226, P229, MP40, PF-9, and LCP. If they really do make such a product I'll buy one immediately.
     
  24. Grayrider

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    I had a C-Tac that's hooks snapped in two under normal use within 18 months of buying the rig. I called them for replacement and they said "we only cover it for a year".

    End of story, and end of debate.

    John
     
  25. P30shtr

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    As would I, and thats not what I meant( not 20 different makes/models). Maybe you should re read my post. P30/P30 L will work, G17, 19,26 will work, XDc/XD full size will work. Ya get it ? Maybe it also does with the ctac but, as I also stated above, I dont have one/ no experience with one. But since you do, by reading your post, why dont you elaborate for us. "good day sir"-- willie wonka
     
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