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If you’re a Texan — and I’ll be able to count myself as one by the middle of June — you’re probably looking forward to the (we hope) new carry option you’ll have in the not too distant future. If you plan on letting it all hang out and taking advantage of your freedom to open carry, either in Texas or anywhere else it’s legal, you’ll want a level two retention holster for your favorite carry piece(s). Good news: Comp-Tac’s just added a retention feature to their popular Flatline series. I’m thinking my M&P9 would look real purty in one of these. Press release after the jump . . .

Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leader in developing everyday carry holsters, has created a level two concealment holster; the Flatline Thumb Break.

The Flatline Thumb Break is a variation of the original Comp-Tac Flatline. By adding a Thumb Break Comp-Tac now has a concealed carry holster with leather Thumb Break securing the firearm with a law enforcement grade snap closure.

“With so many states adding and improving their concealed carry laws Comp-Tac wanted to give our customers the option of an extra level of security for their concealed carry or open carry holster options. The Flatline Thumb Break offers the best features in versatile and comfortable holster design with a level two retention system,” explained Comp-Tac’s Owner and President Gregg Garrett.


The Flatline Thumb Break Features Include:

1) All Kydex Construction for Smooth Fast Draw
2) Retention Screw for Level 1 Detent Adjustment
3) Three Choices of Mounting Clips for Inside the Waistband or Outside the Waistband Wear
4) Cant and Ride Depth Adjustment
5) Removable Leather Thumb Break for Level Two Retention
6) Left and Right Handed Models Available
7) Multiple Belt Width Options
8) Multiple color options: black, pink, red and blue

“The Flatline Thumb Break is an exciting step for Comp-Tac. The addition of the Thumb Break gives our customers a whole new set of options for creating and maintaining a carry system that works for their lifestyle. We want our customers to carry everyday and Comp-Tac is committed to providing holsters for their everyday carry needs,” commented Gordon Carrell General Manager of Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

The Flatline Thumb Break sells at an MSRP of $94.99. For the initial release Comp-Tac will have some of the most popular make and model fits including Glock, Smith and Wesson, 1911 and H&K.

For more information on the full line of Comp-Tac holsters and gear, visit, follow Comp-Tac on Facebook at, Twitter at @CompTac or visit our Blog.

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  1. Looks like it’s only available for 1911s, and certain models of Glock, S&W, and HK (as mentioned in the press release). Shame. This would be perfect for the Ruger SR45 I just ordered for my birthday/Father’s Day present.

    • Blackhawk makes a thumb break pancake holster for 20 bucks that’s pretty good. Might want to check it out.

  2. Problem with a thumb break for security is that everyone knows, bad guys included, that its there and they know that it can be defeated easily. Better off with a security holster that is not that obvious such as the Safariland ALS.

    • I think you give the average “Bad Guy” far too much credit.

      That said, if you are accosted by a BG with balls big enough to attempt to appropriate your holstered pistol, you have a bigger problem than whether or not he already recognizes and knows how to defeat your holster’s retention strategy.

  3. Love conptac but read the bill hr910 today and never saw retention language for holders where is it?

    • The “retention” is to be included in training. There is no requirement for a retention holster.
      PS where in Texas are you locating to?

  4. I’ve been complaining forever that no one makes a kydex holster with thumb snap options. Looks like some one finally did. Going on my wishlist.

  5. Why would anyone open carry in something a UGLY as a Kydex holster? Why, in the olden days of Texas open carry, cowboys relished in the carving and silver they added to their rigs, and you can still get that kind of quality workmanship today. Shark, alligator, hippo, elephant, snake, ostrich, you name it,. If you’ve got it, flaunt it. This isn’t a war zone. And I’d bet that if you are sporting a $300 hand made rig, ain’t no one gonna think you are a danger that needs to be reported to the police.

    • The type of person who’d call the cops on an OC’er is not likely to give a shit about what one’s holster looks like.

  6. I like this. Always been happy with their stuff.

    Only suggestion I would make is to have the rear side of the holster unmolded and smooth and flat.

    Case in point I have a few Galco Fletch leather OWB holsters (thumb break), the backside is unmolded so it sits against as tight as it can.

    I have some other OWB holsters where the front and backs are both molded to the firearm. Not as comfortable and kind of leaves a bit of a gap from the wings for your belt and where the molded backside sits against you. So it doesn’t tuck in as close as it could.

    Nit Picky? Maybe, but I can say for sure a smooth slightly curved back portion would be more comfortable and tuck in better against your side.

  7. Hi Dan,
    As a transplant myself, I can assure you that you will not be able to count yourself a Texan. A resident certainly. However, as my wife is careful to remind me, only born Texans can claim the title.

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