Comp-Tac Releases Their New Cool Vest for Hot Shooters

Comp-Tac CoolShooter Vest
Comp-Tac Releases Their New Cool Vest for Hot Shooters

HOUSTON, Texas -( Comp-Tac Victory Gear famed for fast-draw hybrid Kydex holsters introduces its new CoolShooter vest to its competition line for IDPA competition in particular.

IDPA rules require that the pistol be completely covered/concealed by clothing before the draw. For speed, most competitors use a vest and simply sweep it out of the way for the draw. However, there are vests and there are fast vests.

The IDPA-compliant Comp-Tac CoolShooter mesh back vest is relatively low-cost gear that is specifically designed and manufactured to be easily and quickly swept back for the draw and then will quickly return out of the way while the competitor is firing.

“The summer heat can bear down on competitors when prizes, prestige, and bragging rights are on the line. Doing better than the next shooter by 1/100 of a second may matter; heat may not be a shooter’s friend.” said Randi Rogers, Comp-Tac’s sales and marketing manager and world champion shooter.

The solution is Comp-Tac’s Coolshooter vest. The body of the vest is constructed of 10-ounce-weight thick cotton duck cloth for clean sweep stability when swept away for the draw. The back of the vest features a heavy duty 11 x 13 inch polyester mesh which will efficiently vent out body heat and a cool shooter is a better shooter.

This or the original full back vests are available in four regular sizes and four tall sizes, for a total of eight choices with five standard colors to choose from.

Each vest has two large, handy Velcro-closed pockets and two smaller upper pockets. Custom embroidery may be ordered for an additional charge that varies depending on design and size.


  • Sizes: M, L, XL, 2XL with Tall and Regular lengths for each size*
  • Material: 10-oz heavy duck cloth cotton/polyester mesh back panel
  • Colors: khaki, grey, blue, red, green, other colors on special request
  • Embroidery:Optional variable extra charge (depending on design, etc).
  • MSRP: $140

*Customers may order a Tall cut (20 inches between shoulder and waist) or Regular cut (17 inches). Be sure to order a size that allows you to meet the key IDPA concealed carry requirement: Any concealment clothing must completely cover/conceal the holster all the way to or past the muzzle end of the holster or handgun barrel (whichever is longer).

Comp-TacAbout Comp-Tac Victory Gear, LLC:

Comp-Tac Victory Gear, LLC combines experience in personal protection and tactical applications combined with the love of pistol shooting competitions into every product they develop. Comp-Tac strives to deliver high value, quality solutions and improvements at the best price. With satisfaction a top priority, we ensure speed, quality and superior customer service to support your desire to take responsibility for personal safety, security and recreational firearm use.

For more information, visit their website.

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It is pretty obvious that people just don’t read anymore or they are so dense they don’t get it–too many trolls–part of the reason why our country is in trouble. Read the frigging information in the post–as the M4carbiner says, this is a vest made for competition shooters who are required by the rules to have the vest completely cover the gun all the way to the muzzle. Then when it comes to draw this type of vest moves quicker for the draw and drops back to get out to the way. Come on folks, pay attention! Does it work… Read more »


I got a very similar vest from Duluth Trading Company for $80. It is lightweight, looks good (Not your typical shooters vest, just a few moderate looking pockets.) It is light in color and had several vents in the back. It is very cool to wear on a hot day. Oh yeah, no collar around the neck. That is a no-no in a vest for cooling.


There are dozens of different brands that actually do cool folks if you are going to spend that kind of money. When my daughter was flying her Seahawk helicopter in the Persian Gulf, they didn’t have a/c in the 120+ degree temps. I sent her a Texas Cool Vest which helped a lot. Cost was about the same. Unfortunately it wouldn’t work for covering up a weapon for a shooting contest, if I remember correctly…it was designed for fit and coverage. Lots of other models out there that might work and truly cool you.


YES< this tuff gets WAY to high priced just because its a "shooters" vest. This is just plain GREEDY!
Photpgraphy Gear has been the same way for years!

Matt in Oklahoma

Why would you wear a shoot me first vest to compete in? Wear what you wear in the real world. If that’s not “compliant” then you should find another outlet to train in. It’s already bad enough with the 10rd limit they impose to help the 1911 crowd out against modern weapons.
and $140 for a vest!?! wow no thanks


Hold up there, sheepdoggy. IDPA isn’t training. It’s a test of skill…. a competition of shooting skills within the confines of their rules. The ten round limit ensures that everyone has to reload during a stage, which again, is a test of skill and part of being a good shooter.

Bob Koceja

$140 “low cost” ? are you kidding ? Just more over priced sporting goods that you really don’t need.
If you’re that hot, just wear a t-shirt.