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  • The sweatshield extends up the length of the slide on the back side of the holster, aiding in comfort and better protecting the finish of the gun. Customers can also opt for no sweatshield during checkout.
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  • Top view of The Minotaur V2 showing the slight bend to the holster, which helps aid in comfort and concealability.
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The Minotaur V2 - 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, The Minotaur was a powerful, monstrous creature with the head of a bull on the body of a man.

The Minotaur V2 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 V2 features a concealment claw (more on this feature below), which was not a possible feature of the original Minotaur design (which is now discontinued). Please be assured that this is not a recall of the original Minotaur - we simply made a commonly-requested change to the design. We cannot accept returns or exchanges of the original Minotaur under any circumstances. 


  • The Minotaur V2 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, size of gun, previous experience with Kydex holsters, and your comfort level when carrying inside the waistband, this holster can be a great option for carrying concealed in the appendix position. We ask you to strongly consider whether or not this item will work for you, prior to placing your order because we have a no-return policy. 

About This Holster

IMPORTANT: While we do try to make our holsters as minimalistic and as comfortable as possible, a holster with a built-in spare magazine carrier is NOT the right choice for everyone. Comfort, ease of use and concealability are all mainly subjective, and will vary from person to person. A large number of customers swear by this design, 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, previous experience with Kydex holsters, comfort level when carrying inside the waistband and whether or not you're running extended base plates on your magazines. All of these things vary from person to person, and just because this holster is perfect for one person, does not mean it's perfect for you. We ask you to strongly consider the points we've mentioned before placing your order because we have a no-return policy. If you have any doubt, and are concerned about waisting money on a holster you won't end up using, we strongly urge you to consider purchasing two separate pieces - a holster, and a separate spare magazine carrier. We also ask that you please consult this blog post for more information about all-in-one holsters, and this blog post for more information about being new to appendix carry. If you are still unsure, please call us at (412) 798-2629 prior to placing your order. We'd be happy to discuss it with you. 

The Minotaur V2 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 V2, The Centaur. 

The Minotaur V2 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 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 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 different adjustment points 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, as well as the two screws that hold the concealment claw into place, 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. Your holster comes automatically set to the amount of retention we recommend.

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 34 different colors or patterns. Click here to view color options.




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  1. definitely a keeper

    Posted by Mike Ronaldo on 30th Apr 2019

    Wasn't sure I'd like this holster because I have a similar one from Trex that was pretty uncomfortable. But that's not the case with this one. I think the design of this one is a lot better and makes it smaller in the pants than the Trex one. I see some other reviewers saying it's not comfortable but that's not my experience. This is going to become my edc.

  2. 5 stars

    Posted by fuabico on 22nd Jan 2019

    Solid piece of gear

  3. very happy

    Posted by scr on 21st Jan 2019

    Alpha puts out a decent amount of resources reviewing this type of holster (in their blog and social) so I was a little skeptical when ordering, simply because Alpha says themselves that this holster isn't the most comfortable for some people. I'm really happy that I'm NOT one of those people! I find this holster quite comfortable, and it functions extremely well. Overall, I'm very happy.

  4. this is a real review not a robot lol

    Posted by Kevin DC on 4th May 2017

    At first I was skeptical as to how the Minotaur would ride in the waistband and honestly had some doubts. As soon as I got it out of the mail box I ran inside, took my pistol from my old IWB holster and immediately tried out the Minotaur. My initial thoughts of the product was "wow this red carbon fiber looks f***ing awesome and the molding was so exact. My next though was D**n this feels really good and rides comfortable. I'm glad to say my expectations were surpassed. I gave it a 4 star because I have only one gripe with this set up. I would love to of had the angle of the grip to be a little more aggressive and tighter to my body. It makes me print more so than my old holster. So please if anyone form ALPHA reads this make this an option somehow.

  5. The best appendix holster ever

    Posted by Steven on 20th Apr 2017

    This is my second holster purchase from Alpha concealments and I am not disappointed. First one was for my P238, this one is for my P320 subcompact and fits better than I expected. Very happy and impressed!

  6. Literal Perfection!

    Posted by Carston Shields on 10th Apr 2017

    A part of me was worried that at least something would have been wrong with my order; but I have probably never been as happy with an online purchase as I am with this one! Very good quality, incredible retention, so much lighter than I ever expected, and so much more comfortable that I had ever expected! Will most definitely be shopping with Alpha Concealment again!

  7. Amazing product

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Mar 2017

    Amazing company customer service and the holster is like it isn't even there.

  8. great holster

    Posted by Todd Springer on 3rd Mar 2017

    The holster I ordered was for a half breed appendix for a full size 1911. Yes that may seem a little much, and in some instances it is. For this particular application you can't wear it with just a t-shirt. But the holster fits very close to the body and secures well, it conceals very well under a light hoodie. The holstster has really refined edges that don't cut or jab at you. Magazine and firearm are very snugg and secure with an audible click when holstering. The lead time was long. But given the fact that I wanted a holster that could support the weight of full size handgun, it was worth the wait. Customer service was great, I made an error on the initial order, called the next day and they corrected it for me no questions asked. Great product.

  9. Solid holster

    Posted by Colin on 2nd Mar 2017

    This thing looks great in carbon fiber, and the quality is top notch. Lead time was about on par with other companies.

  10. WOW

    Posted by Kevin Yu on 26th Dec 2016

    Best holster ever bought. The effort they put into these holster a phenomenal! Customers service is top notch! Will be referring to a friend!

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