First Look: Comp-Tac CT3 Level III Duty Holster

posted on November 17, 2021
pistol in holster

The new CT3 is an optics and light compatible, Level III Duty Holster from Comp-tac. The holster is designed so the user can deactivate the three levels of retention while maintaining their master grip. This intuitive release mechanism gives you more economy of motion and faster, more consistent draws with less training time. The three levels of retention are the hood, automatic ejection port lock and friction retention, all of which are designed to prevent unintentional removal of your handgun.

The CT3 activation lever releases the hood when pressed and then releases the ejection port lock when it is held down during the draw. A variety of mounting options are available for the CT3, including drop offset, mid-ride belt, SQR (Secure Quick Release), PLM (Push-Button Locking Mount), and an adaptor plate for QLS system.

“The CT3 is the result of two years of design, testing and partnership between Comp-Tac and multiple departments and members of the law enforcement community,” explained Gordon Carrell general manager of Comp-Tac. “For years, Comp-Tac has been a leading supplier of concealed carry and off duty equipment. We wanted to be able to take the skills that we have acquired and the relationships we have built in the industry to offer a solution for the men and women on the front lines of our law enforcement, military and all users wanting multiple levels of retention.”

In addition to the CT3 Holster, Comp-Tac has also released the CT2 Series of holsters. The CT2-A Holster has two levels of retention. The first is an ejection port lock that automatically locks when the weapon is holstered along with friction retention. A safety shroud assists in concealing the activation lever to provide an additional layer of safety and security. The CT2-A Holster is built from Kydex and has numerous mounting options.

The CT2-H Holster uses both a hood and friction providing two levels of retention. The safety shroud assists in concealing the activation level for the safety of the user and others. The friction retention screws can be adjusted for a secure hold around the trigger guard and muzzle. Aircraft-grade Kydex is formed to restrict any undesired movement that or “holster rattle” while the gun is holstered. The CT2-H is designed with the user in mind for safety, security, and superior all-day-wear comfort.

MSRP for the CT3 holster starts at $150, while the MSRP for the CT-2 series starts at $130. More information on these products and other gear from Comp-Tac is available at



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