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How to Adjust the Retention on Your Holster

Thursday, October 23, 2014

What to make your holster hold the gun tighter? Want it to hold looser? Read this article to find out how.
Comp-Tac holsters are not only retention adjustable but they’re also ready to use straight out of the package. Certain holsters, such as the Minotaur MTAC, may require a break-in period before the factory retention can be fully utilized. Here are some steps to take to get the most out of your holster’s adjustable retention.

Retention Screws on MTAC

Step 1: Check that the holster or magazine pouch is the correct model for your firearm.

Step 2: Ensure that your firearm is UNLOADED.

Step 3: Double check that your firearm is unloaded!

Step 4: Put the holster on your waistband in the appropriate location. Insert the firearm so that the pistol is fully seated in the holster.

Step 5: Draw the unloaded firearm to test the retention. This may need to be repeated a few times to get a good feel on what the retention is and how you would like to adjust it.

Step 6: Using the allen wrench that was included with your order, adjust the retention screws by tightening or loosening the screw by 1/8 turn. Check the retention.

Step 7: Repeat Step Six until the desired retention has been achieved.

Make 1/8 turns with the allen wrench to adjust retention

NOTE: Retention screws should be checked on a weekly basis. It is recommended that you use medium (blue) Loctite to secure them once you have found a level of retention that best suits your personal needs.

Breaking In Your Holster

Minotaur Holsters will require a break-in period that varies for each firearm.  Until the backing has been broken in a bit, the holster may have an overall tight fit. Here are some tricks to speed up the break-in process of your Minotaur holsters:

Option 1: Leave the UNLOADED firearm in the holster overnight. The muzzle of the firearm can be covered with a few grocery bags or socks to thicken the frame up a bit prior to holstering.

Option 2: Holster and draw the UNLOADED firearm approximately 20 times in succession (more or less as needed).

Option 3: Wear the holster around the house for a few evenings. The leather backing will not only conform to the pistol but also to your body frame.

Still have questions? Contact our Customer Service department Mon-Fri from 8am to 5pm at: (281) 209-3040.


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