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This is a discussion on The CTAC modification within the MP Pistol Accessories forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; Originally Posted by Tiprip' post='139306' date='May 17 2008, 07:38 PM My apologies if this question has been asked a million times before, but how much ...


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Old May 17th, 2008, 06:19 PM   #16
 
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My apologies if this question has been asked a million times before, but how much better is the adhesive on the AGrip than on the moleskin? Would moleskin be a viable temporary substitute for AGrip if I wanted to apply it to a pistol for a match? I presume that whoever invented AGrip first used moleskin then improved the adhesive. I don't mind removing and reaplying grip enhancers. My skateboard tape only seems to last a few weeks at most and it's scratchy during the summer months when I conceal with a tee shirt.



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Body heat seems to soften the adhesive on the moleskin, and mine shifted around or started to lift on the edges. The AGrip stays in place and is actually more comfortable.
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Old May 17th, 2008, 08:08 PM   #17
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I would not use Moleskin as a grip enhancer.
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Old May 17th, 2008, 08:26 PM   #18
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Thank you, I'll look into acquiring some AGrip sheets.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 05:33 PM   #19
 
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Great post. I wish I had tried these options before I sent mine back. The top of the holster was digging into my side.
The one thing from stopping me from switching from my OWB DeSantis Speed Scabbard to a Comp-Tac IWB

was it always looked to me that the top corner of the slide OR the top of the holster itself would dig into my side.

Having that extra spare tire love handles does make that a concern.



With the hot weather coming and me wanting to wear a tank top with no cover shirt i want/need the extra coverage of an IWB

if fear of printing or the hole bottom of the holster being exposed.



Does this mod seem to fix the top digging into your side?



or should i just spend the extra and try the Minotaur MTAC Holster.



Anyone have troubles with the MTAC?



(Thanks choochboost for sharing this)
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Old May 21st, 2008, 06:26 PM   #20
 
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i like my mtac i just wore it yesterday for the first time. it held in good and close to my side (which i like so i know its there) the only problem i had with it was driving. i felt the only way to get comfortable was to lean to the other side. right now i'm contemplating on cutting the extra holes on the clips. right now i have the holster high because it bulges out less and is more easily drawable. that means i have alot of unnecessary holes and they just dig into me. BUT i need to use it more to be sure that i have it in the spot i want before i start cutting.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 06:43 PM   #21
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Does this mod seem to fix the top digging into your side?
The top never dug into my side.



Comp-Tac have some pretty big guys working for them. Give them a call, ask for JB, and ask about carrying some extra weight around the mid-section.
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Has anyone compared, or used both the CTAC and the CrossBreed Supertuck? They seem like a similar configuration with the crossbreed having natural protection on the skin side.
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I am new to carry, but I recently got my CTAC, for my MP 9c. I haven't gotten it to where I think it will be comfortable, yet. My natural inclination is to wear it low. Does it conceal better higher? Also, where do most wear them on the body. I always thought I'd like between my belly button and my right hip, but, so far, that doesn't allow for bending over. I think it conceals better there, but I may need to adjust it to ride higher. Also, it seems really tight on the gun. Can I adjust that some? Thanks for any answers,



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Old June 10th, 2008, 11:27 PM   #24
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I am new to carry, but I recently got my CTAC, for my MP 9c. I haven't gotten it to where I think it will be comfortable, yet. My natural inclination is to wear it low. Does it conceal better higher? Also, where do most wear them on the body. I always thought I'd like between my belly button and my right hip, but, so far, that doesn't allow for bending over. I think it conceals better there, but I may need to adjust it to ride higher. Also, it seems really tight on the gun. Can I adjust that some? Thanks for any answers,



Kevin
What you describe is referred to as appendix carry. Some view that as the ultimate carry position, but the CTAC is not going to be a great appendix carry holster. I prefer the 3:00 position. Most, it seems, prefer more of a 4:00 position but I always wonder how much of that is because of the positioning of the front strut (pre-switch) which interferes with your leg's range of motion, especially when sitting or crouching.



About the holster being too tight, just use the supplied allen key to loosen the retention screws below the trigger guard.
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Has anyone compared, or used both the CTAC and the CrossBreed Supertuck? They seem like a similar configuration with the crossbreed having natural protection on the skin side.
The Crossbreed does not have adjustable retention and is only half kydex making it a completely different animal.
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Thanks for the info.
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Hey Chooch, do you ever tuck a shirt in over the CTAC? If so, how do you pull it all off? Messing with mine today, it is not easy to tuck a shirt in over it. I need one more hand. Also, it seems to stick out like a sore thumb at 3:00. Big belt bulge, with a gap right behind it. Maybe a good stiffened belt would help that. Thanks,
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The best compliment to an excellent gun holster is...an excellent gun belt!!
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Hey Chooch, do you ever tuck a shirt in over the CTAC? If so, how do you pull it all off? Messing with mine today, it is not easy to tuck a shirt in over it. I need one more hand. Also, it seems to stick out like a sore thumb at 3:00. Big belt bulge, with a gap right behind it. Maybe a good stiffened belt would help that. Thanks,
I've done it, but not a lot. I never really need to. It shouldn't really make the pistol any more difficult to conceal. Guys who normally carry that way pull the shirt out a bit all around their belt so there is a little slack in the way the shirt drapes around the body.
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Awesome post, thanks!



I ONLY use CTAC's with my daily carry guns. Honestly I just haven't found anything better. I've yet to do the moleskin treatment but plan to soon.



Does it get nasty after a while?
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