The International is an outside the waistband holster with a modular mounting design giving the user 16 holster options in 1. Designed to be worn at 3:00 this holster is perfect for competition shooting, concealed carry or general use.
The International all-Kydex body provides a rigid material that is custom fit to each firearm and maintains its shape even with the pistol un-holstered. The smooth, low friction surface allows for a fast draw and easy one-handed re-holstering of the firearm. The all-Kydex body will not bend or stretch over time and is impervious to sweat and solvents. The raised lettering on the front of the holster specifies the make and model your holster accommodates, so you will never forget what gun it goes with.
Mounting Configurations: The International comes set up as a Belt Holster. The two additional mounting options are included in the package at no extra charge!
Belt Mount: The Belt mount is the most popular holster among competition shooters, a secure hold that is designed with a curve to fit comfortably on the hip. The Belt Mount will accommodate either a 1.5" or 2" wide belt.
Paddle Mount: The Paddle Mount is the answer to anyone who wears many different styles of pants. You no longer will have trouble feeding the holster around your belt loops. The paddle slips over the belt and inside the waistband for a comfortable, secure fit that is quick and easy to put on or take off. With vents in the paddle portion this is a cool and comfortable option.
Drop-Offset: Comp-Tac has worked for years on the best way to fit each person shape and size. The drop offset is the answer. The Drop-Offset piece is specifically designed to help set the pistol away from the body and drop it to a lower position for a more comfortable draw. Designed with a cross brace to keep stable during the draw, the Drop-Offset is ideal for lady shooters whose waist and hip measurements may make proper holster fit a challenge.
Cant: The holster is designed with 8 mounting holes which allow it to be configured for a straight/speed draw, an FBI cant, or a cross draw rearward cant. Easily changeable, the holster is compatible with many mounting systems offered by other holster manufacturers.
Belt Width: Mounting hardware will accommodate a 1.5" or 2" belt width, once the adjustment tab has been removed it cannot be reattached.
Colours: The International holster body is available in multiple colours (special order only - please email requirements to [email protected] - no extra charge for standard colours or two-tone as this example Warrior holster pictured next to a black International holster) but the mounting hardware is always black.
Do you have a red dot optic attached to you firearm for competition? Recently, there is a growing trend of pistol mounted optics, and more and more people running a red dot on their competition gun. This includes such combinations as the Glock 17 or 34 with an RMR or a Smith & Wesson M&P CORE with suppressor sights and or a Leopold Delta Point. The International Holster is cut down in the front to fit most Optic Sights and has a .5" tall sight rail to fit most suppressor/optic co-witnessing sights.
How to adjust your International Holster:
IDPA: Drop-Offset Legal for female shooters. Not Legal for male shooters.
USPSA: Drop-Offset not legal for Men in the Single Stack Division.
Please see photos for the difference between IDPA front and USPSA front.
International Holster Compatibility:
The International Holster offers a modular mounting system which will work with Black-Tech Tek-Lok, Safariland ELS and Blackhawk Quick Disconnect!
For customers who use the Tek-Lok Single Mag Pouch or the newly released Tek-Lok AR Mag Pouch, you will be pleased to know that this mount option can also be used when carrying the International holster.
Attaching and detaching the Tek-Lok from the International holster is fairly simple:
Place the open Tek-Lok mount onto the International holster body
Line up the Tek-Lok at the desired hole position and fasten the mount to the holster using the provided 3/8" screws.
To use this set-up with the holster canted, line up the Tek-Lok mount over the International mount at the desired orientation and attach using 3/8" screws. Repositioning of the Chicago nuts in the International holster body may be required.
One request we often receive from customers is a holster that is compatible with MOLLE gear. The International answers the call by attaching to the Blackhawk SERPA S.T.R.I.K.E. CQC Platform. The SERPA S.T.R.I.K.E. is a reinforced synthetic carbon fiber co-polymer mount which is designed to provide secure attachment to MOLLE loops on vests, drop leg platforms, and other panels. Whether you carry your MOLLE panel on a vest, backpack or range bag, this coupling provides a convenient option to secure the International for everyday use.
To attach the SERPA S.T.R.I.K.E. to the International:
Line up the holster side of the SERPA S.T.R.I.K.E. platform with the associated holes in the holster body. Repositioning of the Chicago nuts in the holster may be necessary.
Fasten the two pieces together using 3/8" screws provided with the International.
To attach the holster and SERPA S.T.R.I.K.E. platform to MOLLE loops, insert the four attachment points on the platform into the desired MOLLE loops and pull up to secure the loops into the platform attachment hooks.
Mounting of the Quick Disconnect to the International is straightforward as well:
This particular attachment is not designed to be installed or removed quickly, however, so for those who prefer a faster method of holster removal we recommend including the Blackhawk Quick Disconnect System Kit.
This injection-molded polymer kit provides the user with a method of attaching and removing the International holster from various mounts and platforms quickly and easily, allowing the holster to be mobile and versatile to suit the needs of the user.
Line up the holes of the female Quick Disconnect Piece with the Chicago nuts in the International holster body. Ensure that the tabs on the QD piece are facing up and that there is some separation between the tabs and the holster body (if the tabs are flush against the holster body they will not properly lock into the female. Quick Disconnect piece).Â Repositioning of the Chicago nuts may be required.
Fasten the Quick Disconnect Piece to the International holster body using 3/8" screws.
The female portion of the Quick Disconnect system can be directly attached to the surface which the holster is to be mounted to using two or more of the screw holes in the piece and the hardware provided with the system. Ensure that the locking mechanisms are facing up to guarantee that the QD system will function correctly.
To lock the holster into the Quick Disconnect system, line up the tabs with the associated slots in the female side and turn the holster clockwise.
To remove the holster, pull up on the locking mechanisms and turn the holster counter-clockwise.
If you are looking for a thigh rig option, the International can be set up with the Blackhawk Thigh Rig. The Thigh Rig provides a secure but flexible mount option for situations where the International may be holstering a sidearm or secondary firearm.
To attach the International to the Thigh Rig Platform:
Position the Chicago nuts on the International body so that they occupy the two holes closest to the top of the holster as well as the second hole from the bottom.
Line up the Chicago nuts with the associated holes on the center of the Thigh Rig platform.
Using the Thigh Rigs provided flat washers and 3/8" screws from the International holster, attach the holster to the Thigh Rig.
The final popular industry platform which complements the International holster is the Quick Locking System (QLS) Quick Attachment system from Safariland The QLS provides a mount option designed to be attached to other industry platforms as well as stationary objects such as a bedside table or center console in a vehicle.
To attach the International to the QLS mount:
Separate the front mounting piece of the QLS from the back plate by pushing together the tabs at the bottom of the mount until they clear the side walls of the back plate. The front piece will then slide up and out of the back plate.
Position the International Chicago nuts in the two holes second from the top and the second hole from the bottom
Orient the QLS front piece so that the holes line up and the Safariland embossed logo on the top of the piece is facing away from the holster
Attach the piece to the International using the holster provided 3/8" screws.
Whether you use your International holster for competition, concealed carry, personal defense or tactical purposes, the many mounting options which this holster allows gives you the freedom to create a set-up which works for you. Whatever mounting option you choose to go with, know that you can attach The International - the fastest smoothest holster around!
Model: Comp-Tac 10241 Black