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The Centaur - Light Bearing IWB Holster/Magazine Carrier Combo


Product Description

**THIS IS A CUSTOM PRODUCT and is subject to an estimated lead time of approximately 20-30 days. Please note that our estimated lead time is an ESTIMATE, and may not always be exact. If a delay is present for custom orders placed during specific time periods, a notice will be posted on the homepage of our website - www.alphaconceal.com.**




In Greek mythology, Centaurs were wild, untamed beasts with the body of a stallion and the torso, head and arms of a man. 

The Centaur is our Light-Bearing Half-Breed Inside the Waistband (IWB), and is so named because it is part light-bearing handgun holster, part single magazine carrier.


  • The Centaur is designed to be worn in the appendix position (12 to 2 o’clock) position, but we've found that it performs best right at the 12 o'clock position - the holster hooks onto your belt and is worn inside your pants. When carrying in the 12 o'clock position, it is sometimes helpful to offset your belt buckle by about an inch to either the right or left side; this gives the holster enough room to hook onto your belt without interfering with the belt buckle.
  • Depending on your body type, this holster is a good option for carrying concealed in the appendix position when using a weapon-mounted light. It will not function without a light/laser attachment (read more below).

About This Holster

The Centaur is molded to fit a specific handgun model with a particular weapon-mounted light attached, and matching single magazine; your handgun will only fit in the holster that is designed specifically for it. This holster will only accommodate the gun with a specific weapon-mounted light attached, such as the TLR1 or Inforce APL; The Centaur will not function properly without the light or laser attached. If you are not running a light on your gun, you’ll want to check out the non light-bearing version of The Centaur: The Minotaur V2.

HELPFUL TIP: Because of its large design, The Centaur is definitely not the holster for everyone. A large number of customers swear by it, but others find that it can feel a bit bulky in your waistline, depending on your body type, the size of the gun and weapon-mounted light/laser you're carrying, and whether or not you're running extended base plates on your magazines. It may be wise to read this blog post before ordering The Centaur, as we do have a no-cancellation/no-return policy.

The Centaur comes with two of our Appendix Clips, which hook onto your belt. The clips are available in two different sizes: 1.5", which most belts will fit through, or 1.75". The clips also come with multiple predrilled holes, which allows for adjustable ride height and adjustable cant. You choose which size Appendix Clips you prefer during checkout.  If you're not sure which size you need, you can always head over to our Extra Hardware section to purchase larger Appendix Clips. This style of clip also allows the customer to tuck their shirt in.

The holster comes with adjustable retention, which allows the customer to select a tighter or looser fit on both their gun and spare magazine. It is controlled by three screws that adjust the retention of the handgun and the magazine separately - the two screws that hold into place the appendix clip near the trigger guard will adjust the handgun retention. The screw at the top of the holster in between the gun and the magazine will adjust the magazine retention. 

The concealment claw on the left side (right side if you're a left-handed shooter) of the holster 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 spare magazine carrier is molded with the bullets facing the gun.

This holster is made from one piece of Kydex, strategically molded around the gun and spare magazine, and fastened together with quality hardware.

The holster can be customized in your choice of 34 different colors or patterns. Click here to view color options.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that due to the amount of space necessary to accommodate a weapon-mounted light attachment, the top portion of the holster near the trigger guard will be wider than on a non-light-bearing holster. Depending on the exact dimensions of the particular weapon-mounted light, this open space is approximately 1/8" to 1/4". Please be assured that this is completely standard, and does not affect the functionality of the holster. As is the case whenever using a firearm, caution should be taken at all times to ensure the safety of yourself and those around you. 

DISCLAIMER: When ordering a light-bearing holster, customers will see a dropdown menu for handgun model, and a separate dropdown menu for weapon-mounted light/laser. Customers select the models they are using from each respective dropdown menu. 

Please note: all of our available handgun options, and weapon-mounted light/laser options, are listed in each dropdown menu. This DOES NOT mean that every option from one dropdown menu is compatible with every option from another dropdown menu. NOT ALL FIREARM AND LIGHT/LASER COMBINATIONS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH ONE ANOTHER. Please be sure to check the manufacturer information provided by the manufacturer of both your firearm and light/laser to ensure compatibility. If the light/laser is not designed for the firearm you select, a holster cannot be made for it. If you're unsure about compatibility, please contact us before placing an order.


Product Reviews

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  1. Customer for life

    Posted by Jim Prichard on 11th May 2019

    Ya'll seriously make the best freakin holsters. I don't care how damn long they take...I'll never shop anywhere else.

  2. Thanks Tacical California

    Posted by 2A ALL DAY on 11th May 2019

    Decided to check out this holster after watching a youtube video by Tactical California. This holster rocks. Can't go wrong with it. Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. better than the rest

    Posted by Mitchell Wright on 30th Apr 2019

    I've tried a few other of these sidecar designs by some other companies and Alpha's is far superior. Other companies are charging way more for way less quality. Go with Alpha.

  4. Very nice holster!

    Posted by Brandon Thomas on 13th Dec 2018

    I really enjoy this holster. The two clips are very secure and the bend isn’t too aggressive so it fits perfectly around my waist. Will definitely be my go to holster from now on.

  5. the best of the best for sure

    Posted by Josh Hernandez on 7th Apr 2017

    Awesome company to deal with and they have amazing products that are well built and perfectly designed. The turn around times are excellent and the people at alpha concealment really care about there customers. I will definitely have all my holsters and mag carriers made by alpha concealment.

  6. Finally the holster I have been searching for!

    Posted by Terry on 3rd Apr 2017

    It was worth every day that I waited and was highly pleased at the quality and customer service I received. These could not be better people and a better product. Highly recommend this holster as my life depends on it.

  7. amazing

    Posted by Tyler S on 18th Jan 2017

    This is the most comfortable holster I have worn! Very good at concealment and love the addition of the claw. Also the company is amazing they let me send in my TLR3 to get molded when no other company would!!

  8. Awesome.

    Posted by Nick Allen on 10th Nov 2016

    This is my first AIWB holster and I love it. Sits right where it's supposed to, none of my family members can tell when I am, or am not wearing it. The screws that allow adjustable retention are really nice as well. Perfect for those who want a tight retention or a loose one. 10/10 would buy again.

  9. No printing, very comfortable

    Posted by Rick Steele on 22nd Aug 2016

    I have this holster for a full size Sig P320 9mm with and inforce apl. This holster is very comfortable, I wear this gun all day long, getting in and out of my vehicle, sitting for long periods of time, etc. I also have an M&P shield, which on me, prints very badly. With this holster, my Sig p320 has absolutely no print at all.

  10. Centaur

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd Dec 2015

    This is my second Holster from alpha and I wil notl buy from anyone else. The handgun fits perfect, its the best way to conceal. If you're on the fence about buying anything from alpha. Go ahead and do it. You won't regret it.

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