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I recieved my CTAC last week and I think it it a great holster, but I am large around the mid section and I am having some trouble with the grip of the gun sticking out to far.



Is there anyway to pull the grip in towards my body better?
 

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3:00 is better but not great.



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I am going to try that mod, just have not gotten around to it yet. I will also contact JB.
 

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i used a ctac nd liked it pretty much. then i tried the modification choochboost referred to and it made the ctac feel even etter. it may be just the "power of suggestion" or simply just a better fit, i don't know, but it just "feels better to me. it sits a little lower and i think a little tighter because it is a little lower. i'm 6'2" and 220# so i'm not that big in the middle but i'm not a small guy. it is an easy mod to do and if it doesn't work, it's just as easy to change back. one of the reasons i bought the ctac was for all the adjustments that can be made to it.
 

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Thanks, choochboost.. That mod really worked for me.. I really like my CTAC but I could only carry my 40c with small non pinky mag which I don't shoot very well with.. But this mod allows me to carry with the pinky extension mag... And if I were to wear a heavier shirt like in the fall and winter, I can carry my full size more comfortably also.. Best mod for a CTAC I have seen..



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ben2112 said:
That mod really worked for me.
Ditto. I love my CTACs, but only in their modified state. When I got my first CTAC and put it on I was a little concerned. It wasn't as comfortable or as invisible as I had hoped. This mod took care of that, and a little Moleskin put the finishing touches on it. It is now everything I could ever want in a concealment holster, which is why I have several.



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choochboost -

i am curious about where you placed the moleskin. was it a full covering of the holster kydex toward the skin, or on the leather tab tunnel nuts, or both, or just in select locations? i really haven't had a problem with skin irritation yet, but knowledge for any future problem would be appreciated. tia.
 

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Here is one of my CTACs:





This pic shows how I go as far as to round off the edges of the leather tab and fatten it up a little. I do this because when wearing it at 3:00 the front tab can sometimes dig into the leg when bending and/or sitting.





If you're fine without the Moleskin, then by all means leave it the way it is, but if you find any part of it uncomfortable, just know that it can be remedied.



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Thank You for the link and info Chooch. I just ordered that very holster for my M&P Compact. My Desantis Cozy Partner is very comfortable but I think the CTAC will do a much better job of concealing my gun in the warm summer months.
 

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choochboost said:
Well I would experiment by switching the tabs around as described here: http://californiaccw.org/posts/list/793.page#9736. I found it helped to conceal better, but I don't have your body type. I would also call Comp-tac and ask for JB, their General Manager. He indicated to me that they have some heavier guys there at the shop who carry in a CTAC. He may be able to give you some practical advice.


I performed the mod to my CTAC yesterday per the instructions and photos shown. It did seem to help in the comfort zone, but I'm not sure it's "the best that can be", so I plan to pursue it more.



It appears that the leather tabs could easily be replaced with new tabs, custom shaped and fit to raise, lower or cant the holster to specific personal needs. I will be hitting the hobby shops this week to get some replacement leather.



I've already been to the local hardware store and bought some new screws and T-nuts, in stainless steel - they didn't have the exact screws as came on the CTAC. I got longer screws since the originals, including the tension screws, seem a bit short. Also got the moleskin! Tough catching one here in South Texas though - most drowned in the past month of rain!




Anyone else install new leather tabs in this way?
 

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csprick said:
I got longer screws since the originals, including the tension screws, seem a bit short.
They seem to be the perfect length IMO. The length of the stock screw forces the rubber spacers to collapse as designed.



Anyone else install new leather tabs in this way?
I knew a guy who was a vegan and wanted the CTAC so he replaced the leather tabs with custom cut rubber tabs.



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choochboost said:
[quote name='csprick']I got longer screws since the originals, including the tension screws, seem a bit short.
They seem to be the perfect length IMO. The length of the stock screw forces the rubber spacers to collapse as designed.



Anyone else install new leather tabs in this way?
I knew a guy who was a vegan and wanted the CTAC so he replaced the leather tabs with custom cut rubber tabs.[/quote]



For some reason, the tension screws seemed to tighten my CTAC down to much or not have enough bite in the T-nuts if I loosened it up. Anyhow, longer screws are now installed.



After the tab swap the holster rode a bit to low and the cant was still not enough to fit my body.



I bought a couple of coaster blanks (circular piece of thick leather about 3" in diameter), at a hobby shop and replaced the CTAC tabs with these. These gave me plenty of flexability to locate the clips exactly where I wanted them and seem to make everything stay in place better. (Apologies to the Vegans out there!
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No IWB is comfortable for us heavy set guys, period. Some people can tolerate it better than others. I've tried all the exspensive popular holsters mentioned on all the gun sites in the past 10yrs. That's why I pocket carry.
 

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utarch00 said:
Let see some pix of your new mods.


Since you asked.




I just couldn't seem to get the CTAC to fit in this location (where I have a bit of a hollow among my fat pads) and ride comfortably. Now it tucks in pretty well and does not poke anything.



I am still debating whether or not to trim down the new tabs. They don't seem to get in the way as they are and do add some rigidity to the setup, so I'll wear it as is for awhile. "Measure twice, cut once!"























These next two show the original tabs overlaid, both standard and swapped.











 

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I got mine the other day. Couldn't imagine how it could me comfortable by looking at it. After I tinkered with it to figure out how I wanted it to sit I put it low down and with a slight forward cant to get a full grip when drawing. It is SO comfortable and stable. I LOVE it. My Desantis Cozy Partner might get some use this winter but the CTAC is so much thinner and conceals much better. It is a snap to holster and draw from too. The only problem is the 1 1/4 inch loops are too tight for my 1 1/4 inch belts. I will probably order some 1 1/2 inchers to rectify that.



I have a little extra girth around the middle too and the lower positioning seems to help it tuck in better for me. If It sits up too high it feels pushed out and floppy on my belt.
 
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