I would highly recommend the Comp-Tac
Finally got hold of the Walther PPQ Q5 and setup my rig with the Comp-Tac International holster. I decided to go for a belt mount [1.5”] with the drop/offset attachment as I suffer ‘duck’s disease’ [arse to close to the ground]. The holster was a snap to configure and the three tensioning screws permitted a secure fit whilst allowing a very rapid draw. I haven’t tried it ‘live’ yet as I have to complete a holster course as my old one ‘expired’ when I left pistol shooting back in the 1990s. One of the guys at our club is definitely inclined to the Comp-Tac for his Q5 as he checked out a Blade-Tech and wasn’t that impressed. As for myself, I went for the Comp-Tac mainly due to the excellent reviews and the scarcity of decent holsters for the Q5 in Oz. In the end, it was a toss-up between the Comp-Tac and a Fobus and I’m so glad I went with the Comp-Tac.
Some advice for prospective Comp-Tac buyers:
1. For the belt mount – give it a go with a 1.5” belt first before you snap off the tabs to take a 2” job as once they’re gone, that’s it! I was going to go with a good quality 2” belt I had, however, not too many strides come with 2” belt loops these days and the holster is really stable, even with a light-weight 1.5” belt.
2. Give it a clean & inspection first – I’ve read that some Kydex holsters may have rough bits [nothing of the sort in my Compo-Tac though].
3. Don’t waste money on ‘Quick Draw’ holster lubes – a tiny amount of good quality silicon spray works wonders, but check the retention after application.
4. Start practicing your draw & holster slowly paying particular attention to keeping the pistol vertical – It doesn’t go too well drawing at an angle! I rushed it a bit [new toy syndrome!] and noticed some minor scraping that was mainly due to not keeping the pistol vertical during the holster.
So, in summary, I would highly recommend the Comp-Tac International as I was unable to find fault with the design/ergonomics or quality.