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Looking at my first IWB and I have come down to these 2 holsters for my G19 and someday my G32, but can't make up my mind. Both seem like good products.
I live in the Houston TX area, so something to help protect the gun from sweat in the summer would be nice.

CrossBreed SuperTuck, I would get the horsehide
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Comp-tec Minotaur MTAC Holster

both cost about the same, and I can get the Comp-Tec at a local shop. Since it is hard to find stores with holsters that you can try on (many here have that security plastic thing on them, screws up the feel), I will ask you what you think, because I am sure a few of you have used these.
 

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For me, the Comp-Tac would be the better of the two, but only because their Customer Service is 100% top notch and they have fast shipping. You can't do wrong with either.
 

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I just can't get it in my thick head that anything made of Kydex could be comfortable for IWB carry. That said I also admit I have NO experience with a Kydex IWB holster either due to...well, see sentence one.
 

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Someone else just posted this same question. I posted a link to my holster rec thread in it so won't bother here too.

However, my recommendation is the Comp-Tac CTAC. I've use the MTAC but prefer the CTAC. The MTAC leather backing is pretty bulky and makes me sweat like a mule. I prefer the more compact CTAC. I also prefer the CTAC as it is a full kydex body and provides better retention.
 

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I just can't get it in my thick head that anything made of Kydex could be comfortable for IWB carry. That said I also admit I have NO experience with a Kydex IWB holster either due to...well, see sentence one.
While I love my Milt Sparks, "most" leather IWB holsters don't hold up well and will close at the mouth when the firearm is not in it. This make's one handed reholstering all but impossible. Again, my Milt Sparks didn't have this problem but you pay a premium for Milt in money and time. I have tried several other leather IWB holsters that didn't work out at all, or worked for awhile and then went soft, so to speak.

The leather backed kydex IWB holsters worked great for me. Never a problem for it being uncomfortable. I always wear an undershirt though so that may be part of the reason.
 

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.... "most" leather IWB holsters don't hold up well and will close at the mouth when the firearm is not in it. This make's one handed reholstering all but impossible.
The key is to make sure you purchase something that is reinforced at the mouth with either kydex or metal. The maker actually stitches it into the mouth band, covered with leather. With Milt Sparks they use metal. You can actually squeeze it in or pull it out to adjust tension, as needed. I would NEVER purchase another IWB holster that isn't reinforced in this manner. NEVER.
 

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DeSantis Cozy Partner is a great carry holster. It has lots of forward cant for increased concealability. It's not for training since it does not have a metal reinforced opening. Mine is around a decade old and still going. I have one for each type of gun I own.


DeSantis Cozy Partner with rubber straps (replaced the leather straps)

I love the Milt Sparks Heritage holster. This is an excellent holster. I also really like the Versa-Max II, though it does not have as much forward cant as I would like.
 

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WOW!!!
I am very suprised at how few people are reccomending the crossbreed! if it matters i think that the crossbreed will make u happier than the other. they may look a little diff but MAN R THEY COMFORTABLE! they are adjustable also. I will never buy any other holster
 

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I have bought the Crossbreed and was very happy with them. I have referred friends to Crossbreed. I have no complaints about the holster or the company, however for IWB, I prefer leather and will wait the incredibly long 6 months for a Milt Sparks holster. Comp-Tac makes a great IWB holster as well, very similar to the Crossbreed, but Comp-Tac ships faster. This is not a slam on Crossbreed, but rather stated fact as Crossbreed shows 3-4 weeks production time on their orders while Comp-Tac shows 2 days. That's right, 2 days production time.
 

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today I picked up a Comp-tech MTAC, main reason, it was at the shop I went to.

Feels OK, but then I am just getting use to it, wish I could sit in my car or truck, but with sport seats, I don't think any would let me wear the gun in the car. I can wear the holster, but not the gun and holster.
 

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I just can't get it in my thick head that anything made of Kydex could be comfortable for IWB carry. That said I also admit I have NO experience with a Kydex IWB holster either due to...well, see sentence one.
this is what i've found too. in fact, i tried an OWB polymer holster that kinda jabbed me in the side. i haven't tried the leather backed IWB kydex ones though. they look to be ok, but since it has leather, it kinda defeats one of the key features of kydex, which is light weight....
 

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I didn't see a huge difference in weight but what I did run into is the sweat guard (leather in this case) starts to get worn after awhile and becomes a little floppy. This can hinder re-holstering with one hand. Some people like the "combat" sweat guard, or whatever name the individual company calls it where it is much shorter than the standard sweat guard. If you are wearing multiple shirts or a heavy cover garment, shortened sweat guards can have an issue clearing the clothes out of the way enough to not cause a negligent discharge.

Even with my "extra" thickness around my waist, I haven't had an issue with any of the holsters poking me in the side.IWB or OWB.
 
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