Comp-Tac QB Holster Worn by U.S. Army Gen. Austin Scott Miller

U.S. Army Gen. Austin Scott Miller was recently shown wearing Comp-Tac’s QB Holster in Afghanistan. IMG Comp-Tac

U.S.A. -( U.S. Army Gen. Austin Scott Miller was recently shown wearing Comp-Tac’s QB Holster in Afghanistan. highlighted Miller, commander of U.S. Forces – Afghanistan and NATO’s Resolute Support mission, wearing the versatile QB Holster while meeting Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin during his recent visit. The article describes the general’s Glock, equipped with a red-dot optic and compensator. The sidearm is clearly photographed in the uniquely identifiable QB Holster. An experienced marksman, Miller has experience both as a special forces officer with Delta Force in the early ‘90s and early 2000s and as a competitive shooter.

The QB Holster is a multi-fit, outside-the-waistband holster specially designed to offer a wide range of functionality and diversity. The QB line consists of four sizes that accommodate nearly 85 percent of the most popular handguns. Comp-Tac’s multi-fit functionality does not require any special parts or pieces, only some slight user adjustment of the retention screws. In addition to multi-fit capabilities, the QB is designed for a wide range of diverse handgun modifications. A red-dot optic cut allows firearms to be used with red-dot sights and an open-ended design permits the use of multiple lengths of handguns, threaded barrels, suppressors, compensators, and similar modifications. Finally, the holster features the versatile Push-Button Locking Mount (PLM), which fits a variety of belt widths, and has an ambidextrous design to support right- or left-handed users.

“As a holster manufacturing company, one of the things we hear from gun stores is that they have walls of holsters,” explained Gordon Carrell, Comp-Tac general manager. “With so many manufactures and models, it can be an overwhelming task to try to keep a good stock and variety of holsters on hand. Customers are buying guns and ammo, it makes sense to add a holster to that purchase. But if you don’t have one, you can’t sell one. The QB gives stores the ability to have a holster for nearly every handgun they have in stock on only four pegs. This creates an enhanced customer experience while making inventory management less complex.”

In addition to simplifying store inventories, handgun shooting instructors have found the QB to be an excellent option for on-hand supplies for training classes. The multi-fit functionality ensures that there is a quality loaner holster on hand for nearly any handgun a student might have.

The QB is also legal for use in the most popular competitive shooting sports, such as IDPA and USPSA. With an MSRP of $50.99, this holster is a great choice for single or multi-use setups. For more information, please visit –

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Comp-Tac Victory Gear is devoted to designing and manufacturing the highest quality concealed carry, competition, tactical holsters, and related accessories on the market. Comp-Tac products offer options that make it easy and comfortable to carry a firearm for all our customers: law enforcement, military, shooting sports enthusiasts, and responsibly armed citizens. We build with the customer in mind, ensuring speed of manufacturing, quality of the product, competitive pricing, and superior customer service to support the desire to take responsibility for personal safety, security, and recreational firearm use.


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Doug G.

I would think that Army Reg’s required level 2 or more. That holster was shipped from home. Not a very Army thing for a General to do. IMO.
However, in theater, you use what works (that you can get your hands on) and not necessarily what the government thinks you need or gives you. Especially if chances of reprisal are not likely, say, if you’re a General and not a Private.


I truly hope that his Glock does not malfunction like mine did at Gunsight. I carried the EXACT same setup and it had a Failure to Feed after EVERY first shot. EVERY ONE! Mine was assembled by a qualified gunsmith for our unit too. They recommended this setup for me claiming that if it was good enough for the MAN (U.S. Army Gen. Austin Scott Miller), then it was way more than good enough for me. I had my personal Q5 Match with me as a backup weapon. Glad I did too! That one was perfect! Needless to say, I… Read more »


I’m far from a Glock superfan but you simply can’t argue the reliability of Glocks. Making Glock out to be unreliable because your particular gun, after being worked on by someone, is just disingenuous. Statistically speaking it’s most likely those malfunctions were brought on by a magazine problem or something your gunsmith did. It’s definitely possible the gun came from the factory like that but unless you took it out of its factory box for it’s first shots it’s not probable. We already know that wasn’t the case from your own account. That said, while Glocks have proven themselves to… Read more »

Doug G.

I use Comp-Tac holsters for IDPA matches with my CZ’s, SP-01 and 75BD and P-01. I had to have one made for my 97BD from Red Hill Tactical (a very good holster too). The Comp-Tac’s have good adjustable retention and good release, making getting sights on target fast with little effort. They’re affordable and you can choose how they attach, I use Tek-Lok’s. They’re not for concealed carry though.


Isn’t this holster a level one? I’m guessing the general also has an armed contingent of soldiers protecting him so he feels pretty confident. In his position, in Afghanistan, with all the bad guys who want to kill him (and who can look just like good guys) I think I’d choose at least a level 2 retention holster.