Something New is Coming This Fall

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We wanted to take the time to update our customers of an exciting change coming this fall.

You may have noticed on our website that as of today, Aug. 3 2017, The Minotaur is no longer available for purchase.

Don’t panic!

We’ve disabled the ability to purchase The Minotaur for an exciting reason: we’re making a commonly-requested change to The Minotaur.

On Sept. 28 2017, we’ll be releasing The Minotaur V2, which will come with all the features of our standard Minotaur, but will now feature a concealment claw. The concealment claw is a small, separate piece of kydex that is placed on the left side (right side if you’re a left-handed shooter) of the holster. It rests against the back side of your belt, forcing the grip of the gun further into the body than normal, aiding in concealment. This is something that most customers need to get used to, as it can be uncomfortable at first. Therefore, the concealment claw is detachable, in case you decide it’s something you’d rather do without.

The concealment claw is already featured on several of our existing holster designs, such as The Centaur, The Phoenix and The Gryphon.

This new design has already been thoroughly tested both internally here at Alpha, and externally by a selected group of customers and industry professionals, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We’re certain that you’re going to love it!

Unfortunately, we weren't able to use the existing design of The Minotaur with this new feature - we needed to make a very minor tweak to the shape of the holster, so that the concealment claw could be attached. This means that unfortunately, any existing Minotaur holsters cannot be retrofitted with the concealment claw. We can assure you that we tried everything in our power not to change the design of The Minotaur, but it simply wasn’t possible.

We will not be able to offer exchanges or returns of existing Minotaur holsters. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

What does this mean for our customers?

As of today, the standard Minotaur is no longer available for purchase, although it is still 100 percent functional as originally designed. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it, and we want to be clear that this is not a recall.

If you currently have an order in our system for a Minotaur, and it is still unfulfilled, you have already been contacted through the messaging center in your store account.

For all other customers, please mark your calendars for the upcoming release date of The Minotaur V2! Please note that the V2 will be priced a bit higher than the original Minotaur, but, the release of the V2 will coincide with our annual fall 25% off sale, giving customers the chance to snag the V2 at a great price.

Please feel free to email our Director of Communications, Katrina Powell, with any questions you may have. She can be reached at

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