The Minotaur - Half Breed IWB


Product Description

**THIS IS A CUSTOM PRODUCT and is subject to a 20-30 day lead time, which is listed on our homepage** 




In Greek mythology, The Minotaur was a powerful, monstrous creature with the head of a bull on the body of a man.

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


  • The Minotaur is designed to be worn in the appendix position (12-2 o'clock), 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.

About This Holster

The Minotaur is molded to fit a specific handgun model and matching single magazine; your handgun will only fit in the holster that is designed specifically for it. This holster does not accommodate any weapon-mounted lights, such as the TLR1 or Inforce APL. If you are running a light on your gun, you’ll want to check out the light-bearing version of The Minotaur, The Centaur.

HELPFUL TIP: Because of its large design, The Minotaur 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 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 Minotaur, as we do have a no-cancellation/no-return policy.

The Minotaur 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 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. All of the hardware comes with a lifetime guarantee, and if at any time it breaks or is lost, we will replace it at no cost to the customer.

The holster can be customized in your choice of 33 different colors or patterns. Click here to view color options.



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  1. Awesome comfortable affordable

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Sep 2016

    I've had my Minotaur for about a week now and I must say it is very comfortable considering I have a full size glock (22). Alpha took the time to pay attention to detail and my G22 fits perfectly in it. Very little printing and comfort makes this an ideal holster if you want a one piece holster for your pistol and mag

  2. very nice craftsmanship and functional design

    Posted by Art on 7th Sep 2016

    Great holster for a great price. The time and effort Alpha puts into their holsters is evident. My SIG938 has a mounted Siglaser on the trigger guard which Alpha was quick to offer customizing my holster after I shipped the laser to them. Didn't even affect my lead time. I like having the mag caddy with the holster and the fit is perfect on my body with my weapon. I think the direction that the mag caddy is molded would be better reversed to facilitate quicker pull and line up for reload though. I also prefer the g code clips because they're easier to manipulate when loading and unloading the rig from the body, but didn't like the price for them. I took care of that by just ordering a set on the side. Overall, I am pleased with my order and wouldn't hesitate to order again knowing how responsive and attentive Alpha is to customer needs.

  3. never worry about grabbing an extra mag

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Aug 2016

    Fits great. Had a holster on its own but had to carry extra mag in pocket but if it went down would be a bitch to grab. This is perfect and makes sense. If you're using this system for EP work you would carry an extra mag holder but now you'll have an extra mag. I wish it had a felt lining but still a great system.

  4. A solid piece of gear

    Posted by John H. on 14th Jul 2016

    If you call the guys at Alpha and ask their opinion of the minotaur, they'll tell you flat out they prefer two separate pieces (one holster and one mag caddy) because it's more comfortable. But I was sold on how cool the minotaur looked, so I went against their advice and ordered it anyways. Now that I have it, and have worn it for about a week, I can honestly say that it's really well built, and they clearly pay a ton of attention to detail. No sharp edges, everything was buffed smooth to touch. It fits the gun and mag perfectly. But true to their word, it's pretty bulky. I'll just have to get used to wearing it, but it's nice to know they're very upfront and honest about how they like it compared to two pieces. Overall, it's a very solid piece of gear.

  5. It says curved design...

    Posted by Matt on 13th Jul 2016

    It says it has a curved design, which I've found to be true I guess, however I'll be heating it and applying an extra tweak to better fit my body style. The Pistol fits snug and the retention is great, magazine fits well and I've got no issue with the ride height. My biggest issue with this rig is that I was told via the website and I called prior to purchasing to verify the 20-30 day lead time and it still was actually 45 before it reached its delivery point. Will I use it? Yes. Could it be more adjustable? Yes. should they update their customers if they're seeing a delayed production times? Yes. Should there always be someone there to answer or at least return phone calls even when "The Office" goes on vacation? Yes.

  6. awsome holder love it and recommend it...

    Posted by abiel mejia on 16th Apr 2016

    Love it so much i ordered another one..

  7. minotaur holster

    Posted by Anthony S. on 4th Feb 2016

    Love the holster, only wish the magazine sat lower in the holster it sits to high. Maybe they would be willing to fix that, other than that the craftsmanship is nice.

  8. Comfortable but.....

    Posted by Jon Stephenson on 22nd Sep 2015

    First off, the people at Alpha are great and answer all questions. The lead time wasn't bad compared to other companies. My complaint is the holster rides too low and thus you can't get a good full grip on the gun when drawing. I unscrewed the clips and re positioned it higher, but now it has a cant and only one screw is attached. Second, this holster prints. I know I am carrying a full size gun(sig p320 carry) but I was bummed. This won't be my go to rig because of that reason. I will continue my search.

  9. Anthony is the sh*t!

    Posted by Alex on 1st Sep 2015

    Anthony answered all my emails and calls in no time at all and helped me figure out which holster was right for me. He gave me lots of advice and spent the time to listen to me and my needs. I went with the minotaur and I'm more than pleased with it, and the great customer service! Thanks for everything Anthony...

  10. Awesome products!

    Posted by Jon on 1st Sep 2015

    The quality, craftsmanship and finish of Alpha's products is second to none. These guys take their time and put in a ton of effort, and the holsters clearly show it.

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