Comp-Tac Victory Gear Top Holster Choice at IDPA Nationals Three Years Running

by Editor 12. January 2015 13:28
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HOUSTON, Texas – When it comes to a holster for use in competition or for carrying concealed Comp-Tac Victory Gear remains the top choice among IDPA members, according to the results of the equipment survey conducted by the International Defensive Pistol Association during their 2014 National Championship this past September. This is the third year in a row that Comp-Tac was named the number one holster brand in both categories.

The survey found that among the 38 holster brands used in the competition, almost half (43.70%) of the 341 respondents shot the match using a holster manufactured by Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading maker of holsters for the personal defense and competition market.

When it comes to the preferred choice in a concealed carry holster, Comp-Tac was once again the clear favorite among the 57 brands mentioned with 25.36% of respondents indicating they rely on Comp-Tac holsters for their CCW needs.

In addition to being named the number one brand of competition and concealed carry holster for the third year in a row, results from the 2014 IDPA National Championship equipment survey show that Comp-Tac continued to gain market share over its competitors with this influential group of top shooters.

“The competition market is one of the key parts of the Comp-Tac business. These shooters are instrumental in helping Comp-Tac make great holsters providing a constant source of feedback for improvements and innovations,” explained Gordon Carrell, General Manager and Comp-Tac Team member.

“To be voted the top holster brand in both competition and concealed carry segments at the Nationals is a huge honor and we are thankful to all the customers who help us make our products the best on the market.” 

The 2014 IDPA National Championship equipment survey was conducted among the 355 competitors with 341 indicating a competition holster preference and 209 indicating a concealed carry holster preference.

To see the Comp-Tac line of competition and concealed carry holsters during the upcoming SHOT Show, visit Comp-Tac on Monday, January 19 at the NSSF Media Day At The Range event or the Comp-Tac booth (#2051) Tuesday through Friday, January 20-23, of SHOT Show.

For more information on Comp-Tac’s support of the shooting sports, or on the full line of Comp-Tac Victory Gear holsters and accessories, visit You can also keep up with the latest news from Comp-Tac by liking Comp-Tac on Facebook at or following @CompTac on Twitter.

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Latest Issue of the Tactical Journal Now Online

by Editor 17. June 2014 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The latest issue of the Tactical Journal, the quarterly membership publication of the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is now available online.

Focusing on the importance of increasing female participation in IDPA, Tactical Journal contributor Jaci Janes takes a critical look at where IDPA currently stands and where we need to go from here.

“Anyone who’s involved in IDPA knows that we have a unique and special thing going, with an incredible amount of wonderful people participating. The problem is that a relatively small number of people ever get the chance to experience it, and an even fewer amount of women will see that our sport has a great deal to offer,” writes Janes in her cover story, ‘Drawing Women to the IDPA.’

In major match coverage, Tactical Journal Editor Robert Ray reports on one of IDPA’s premier matches, the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals, noting, “I have often said that IDPA people are good people no matter where you go and the people at S&W are the best example of that statement. They go out of their way to make sure you have a good time and that you have the best match possible.”

Additional features include Phil Torres’ look at the importance of Squad Safety Officers – more commonly referred to at ‘Squad Moms.’ Ken Reed talks eye safety in ‘Another Side of Z87.1 Eyewear,’ while Team RangeLog’s Morgan Allen offers up valuable insights in his ‘Pro-Tips’ article. Finally, IDPA offers up advice on getting local press coverage for your next match.

Also in this issue is Joyce Wilson’s ‘Director’s Message,’ Kitty Richard’s regular column, ‘From A Woman’s Perspective,’ Jason Mather’s look at the GoPro for filming your match performance, Robert Ray’s review of the Lionheart LH9 pistol, Rick Breneman’s report from the Washington State Championship, tips on starting your own King of New England style series and the popular Trophy Room section featuring IDPA members who recently paid a visit to the winner’s circle at their match.

“IDPA members are really responding to the new layout of our redesigned Tactical Journal and we’ve received great feedback on this issue which offers a wide range of content that any fan of IDPA and defensive shooting will appreciate,” said Ray.

This and past issues of the Tactical Journal are posted here on For more information on IDPA, or to join the nearly 24,000 IDPA members competing each week, visit

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