Comp-Tac holsters were the most popular holster at the IDPA Nationals for the last 3 years. 44% of competitors at the Nationals used Comp-Tac holsters and 25% of those said they also used Comp-Tac as their primary CCW holster.
The Gladiator is an outside the waistband hybrid holster that provides the comfort of a leather backing with the speed and durability of a Kydex shell. Designed to be worn behind the hip at 4:00- 5:00, this holster can be used for concealed carry, competition or general use.
The Leather backing is the most comfortable material holsters can be made of. It provides a soft, flexible material that when placed against the body or clothing.
The Kydex Body provides a rigid material that is custom fit to each firearm and maintains its shape even with the pistol un-holstered. The smooth, low friction surface allows for a smooth draw and easy one-handed re-holstering of the firearm. The all-Kydex body will not bend or stretch over time and is impervious to sweat and solvents. The Gladiator Kydex bodies are not interchangeable.
The Gladiator attaches on the outside of the belt with two leather loops that loop around behind the belt and snap in front. These loops will come set to 1.5" from the factory. If the customer wishes the loops can be changed to 1.25" or 1.75" with the use of a phillips head screw driver.
The “Slide” version allows the user to use one holster for similar guns of different lengths (such as Glock 9mm, .40, and .357). The Slide is typically slightly longer than the shortest gun of the series, and left open so that longer guns can ‘slide’ through the end of the holster.
Slide versions of outside the waistband holsters are recommended for range work only. While carrying a longer firearm in a slide holster the end is left exposed and the user must be careful not to bump the exposed muzzle up against anything that might dislodge the firearm, i.e. sitting down in an arm chair.
Not all Models will have the de-bossing (make and model) listed on the outside of the holster. We are working to update all of our models to have this, it is an ongoing process.
Comp-Tac fit checks EVERY holster with the actual make and model firearm ordered. As a result, the leather backing may show slight wear marks or scratches from the fit process.
Leather is natural product with unique characteristics that differ from hide to hide. Due to these differences shade and color variations are to be expected. This is not a fault or flaw in leather, Comp-Tac uses genuine natural top grain cow-hide to make all of our Comp-Tac leather products.