The Spartan

$74.00
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The Spartan is a dedicated inside-the-waist (IWB) holster. This is not an outside-the-waist (OWB) holster that has been retrofitted for IWB use. You can not use The Spartan for anything other than IWB carry.

This holster has many cant and height adjustment options as well as a tuckable IWB option.  

Kydex thickness: .080

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Product Reviews

Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 45 ratings)
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5/5
1911 Spartan
Written by Brad Jones on Jun 1st 2017

Fit and finish are perfect. Just the right amount of retention, the "pull the dot" loops are great and make donning and doffing the holster very easy. With or without the gun in the holster. Beyond Satisfied with the Brown leather kydex I chose for this one. This is my 4th Squared Away holster and they all work perfectly.

5/5
Custom Spartan
Written by Ryan Feder on May 15th 2017

Great IWB holster with custom touches and graphics. I'm going to continue to be a repeat customer

5/5
The Spartan
Written by Stephen on Apr 22nd 2017

Took a little longer than expected to get the holster but the product is well worth the wait! Also I got several updates from their support team to let me know the status on my order. Not only am I super impressed with the holster but their customer support was phenomenal! The holster is very comfortable with my Springfield XDM 40 4.5 with the TLR-1 HL tac light which is a pretty big gun for concealed but with the Spartan being at the 4 o'clock position you can't even see any print. I will be for sure ordering from Squared Away Customs again as well as some friends and family trying to decide which holster to pick at the moment.

5/5
Great Hoster
Written by Ryan on Mar 14th 2017

Quality of holster is just as excellent as their customer service. Will be ordering from them again.

5/5
Black Suede holster for a full size M & P 40
Written by John on Dec 28th 2016

Outstanding holster. I have one for a 3" Kimber 1911 also and i wanted one for my M & P 40 full size. The Spartan is probably one of the most comfortable holsters i have ever worn. It will hide a full size gun even under just a t-shirt. The customer service is excellent and i recieved this holster in one week because he had it in stock probably cause somebody retuned it. If you need a good Kydex holster you could not go wrong with this Company. I love both of my Spartans.t

5/5
Really Beautiful and Secure IWB for my Shield 9mm
Written by xdalaw on Nov 25th 2016

I purchased this IWB holster (along with a matching Sierra Mag carrier) for my S&W Shield 9mm pistol. Like the Sierra, the quality and fit are excellent. I chose police blue for both, and the color was just what I wanted. Like it so much I just ordred another for my new Glock 19. :)

5/5
Excellent, High Quality Holster.
Written by Tyler Austin on Nov 4th 2016

I received my Spartan holster a year ago for my Glock 30S and have been using it quite frequently since I got it. I will say right off the bat that it is excellent. I had this holster made specifically with a zero can't for Appendix carry and it is an excellent choice for Appendix carry. It is comfortable through out the day, and does not shift from where you place it. On occasion I will also wear this on my 5 0'clock and it is just as comfortable. Retention is excellent. SAC's holster do have a higher level of retention than most other companies holsters. They are about an 8/10. Really my only complaint with this holster is when I first got it, it was a little to tight, but after a few hundred draw strokes it "broke in" and loosend up a bit. Now after several thousand draw strokes, it still retains the gun nice and tight. If you are looking for an IWB holster, this is an excellent choice out of all the other excellent products SAC has to offer. If you are interested, I also have a video review of this holster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXQ2tOc26zo&list=PLJqxzjEedfiHJ5JZ_pryfwXowtDTaoRVZ&index=1

5/5
Great holster from an OUTSTANDING company!
Written by John A. on Nov 2nd 2016

I got this holster in the Carbon Fiber flavor for my HK P2000SK. I'm not really a Kydex guy, most of my holsters are custom-leather. My other Kydex holsters are...adequate but are terribly uncomfortable and aren't designed very ergonomically. I've spoken with Mark a few times and I think this is just a great place to do business with. For a busy guy running a small business that is in high demand, he takes the time to speak to people and keeps his finger on the pulse of his customers. Bravo! Now, on to my review: I. Construction This holster has been well thought out. It is molded with an offset seam. That is, the seam of the Kydex is centered, not on the sights like most holsters, but rather, on the person's body. This offset places the grip of the gun at an angle towards your body, instead of parallel. Having a small waistline, I cannot stress how crucial this is in concealment. The Kydex is a sturdy material that seems thick enough that it wont crack or warp. However, it is thin enough to add very minimal girth to the firearm as a whole--very important for IWB. The struts are a firm, but somewhat flexible poly material that has a slight bend, further pushing the grip of the firearm towards the body. It has rubber spacers and ride height and cant are adjustable as well. The leading edge (top) of the holster has a curve that makes this holster perfect from 2:30 to about 5:30. The edges. Everyone has commented, but it cannot be stressed enough, how great the edges are! I've ordered Kydex holsters that I've had to spend about 2 hours on with sandpaper to make it ALMOST as good as the edges on my Spartan. The edges are so well buffed, they look melded together. The rivets are strong and tight. II. Retention Retention is excellent. It survives the "upside-down-shake-test" with a fully loaded (+1) weapon. However, draw is smooth and my pants don't ride up when I draw. III. Snaps The adjustable snaps are the "Pull-the-Dot" variety which locks in place, to be opened only one way--from the top. I have ordered extras to add to my other holsters. IV. Overall Overall, this is a great holster. The total package is compact without any excess material. The holster covers the gun with a sweat-shield and folds over the muzzle just enough. The design makes it very comfortable, more comfortable than some of my custom leather holsters. I will be ordering more holsters for my other guns and for other methods of carry.

5/5
Great holster from an OUTSTANDING company!
Written by John A. on Nov 2nd 2016

I got this holster in the Carbon Fiber flavor for my HK P2000SK. I'm not really a Kydex guy, most of my holsters are custom-leather. My other Kydex holsters are...adequate but are terribly uncomfortable and aren't designed very ergonomically. I've spoken with Mark a few times and I think this is just a great place to do business with. For a busy guy running a small business that is in high demand, he takes the time to speak to people and keeps his finger on the pulse of his customers. Bravo! Now, on to my review: I. Construction This holster has been well thought out. It is molded with an offset seam. That is, the seam of the Kydex is centered, not on the sights like most holsters, but rather, on the person's body. This offset places the grip of the gun at an angle towards your body, instead of parallel. Having a small waistline, I cannot stress how crucial this is in concealment. The Kydex is a sturdy material that seems thick enough that it wont crack or warp. However, it is thin enough to add very minimal girth to the firearm as a whole--very important for IWB. The struts are a firm, but somewhat flexible poly material that has a slight bend, further pushing the grip of the firearm towards the body. It has rubber spacers and ride height and cant are adjustable as well. The leading edge (top) of the holster has a curve that makes this holster perfect from 2:30 to about 5:30. The edges. Everyone has commented, but it cannot be stressed enough, how great the edges are! I've ordered Kydex holsters that I've had to spend about 2 hours on with sandpaper to make it ALMOST as good as the edges on my Spartan. The edges are so well buffed, they look melded together. The rivets are strong and tight. II. Retention Retention is excellent. It survives the "upside-down-shake-test" with a fully loaded (+1) weapon. However, draw is smooth and my pants don't ride up when I draw. III. Snaps The adjustable snaps are the "Pull-the-Dot" variety which locks in place, to be opened only one way--from the top. I have ordered extras to add to my other holsters. IV. Overall Overall, this is a great holster. The total package is compact without any excess material. The holster covers the gun with a sweat-shield and folds over the muzzle just enough. The design makes it very comfortable, more comfortable than some of my custom leather holsters. I will be ordering more holsters for my other guns and for other methods of carry.

4/5
Great Holster (4.5 Stars)
Written by M. van Westenbrugge on Oct 22nd 2016

This holster is a great example of how they should be made! I currently carry a Beretta 92FS and they molded the Kydex very professionally! Because of the weight of this fully loaded firearm I was in search for a "two LOOP" (NOT clip) all Kydex holster that is tuckable. SAC had the great solution. It was crafted and finished very professionally! The edges are perfectly rounded, it has a high enough Sweat-Guard (even for the Beretta)! It's thick kydex, so very durable and any print you put on (I ordered Black Carbon Fiber) comes out beautiful! A couple points of thought... The holster comes with a pre-set retention (not adjustable) and that can be hard. My Spartan holster was very tight, even too tight, where it took two hands with full strength to draw the weapon. After I went through the process of Drawing and Re-holstering and putting some gun oil in the part that was hampering my draw (the part that covers the trigger guard, this is where the retention of the firearm is held), it went much smoother. Just know that you're going to have a high amount of retention. In other words... if you don't want high retention... talk to Mark, he might be able to help you! The rest of the inside of the holster is perfectly molded, which minimizes "finish wear" on your weapon. One other thought is the material used for the "holster-legs" where the loops are mounted on. These are made of, relatively flexible" plastic. They work, pretty good but with my first couple draws the holster came up, half way out of the waistband (held down by the loops), which put significant stress on those plastic "legs". They did flex, but didn't break and also didn't stay bend. Overall, they are good, especially when you have worked the holster a little bit, where the retention came down a little bit. These are the only two remarks I have about this All-Kydex holster! It an amazing holster, comfortable, well-made, American-made, and professionally crafted! Be patient on the delivery time (it arrived 7 weeks after I ordered mine), its worth the wait! Thanks Squared Away Customs! great product!

4/5
Solid Quality, minor modification needed
Written by undefined on Oct 18th 2016

I received the Spartan at about 8 weeks from order. Kydex quality is great, straps are tight and solid. Gun snaps in place well, tension on the lose side off what I expected, but good enough for iwb. The only thing I had to modify was the kydex around the safety of my Beretta PX4 subcompact. With the gun holstered, the safety would hit the kydex if I disengaged it. After bout 15 minutes with a dremel, I removed some of the material in the area and it now works fine. Probably a minor difference in the blue mold gun. Still a great quality product.

5/5
Better than I expected.
Written by Brandon Dunford on Oct 12th 2016

I've always worn hybrid holsters because I was skeptical that an all kydex holster could be more comfortable with me being a "bigger guy. After hearing all the hype from some online groups, I figured I'd give one a shot. I purchased the spartan, and from the minute I ordered it, thought, this holsters going to pinch, and be uncomfortable, and I'll just stash it away. I received the spartan, and immediately grabbed my Glock 30, and gave it a shot, just knowing that I was going to be let down, and surprisingly, the spartan felt nothing like I thought it would. It didn't pinch, or stab like several of the other kydex holsters I'd tried in the past. The edges, are all buttery smooth, and every curve was perfectly molded to my firearm making the gun literally snap into place. The retention is perfect, and I honestly feel like I'll be tossing all of my old hybrid holsters in the junk drawer. The spartan far exceeded everything I thought it would be, as far as quality, and comfortability. Thank you squared away customs for all the small things, that have really set y'all apart from the competition.

5/5
It's the Indian, not the arrow.
Written by Bill Dolan on Sep 30th 2016

...although the arrows are pretty damn spectacular. Dad came from the K-frame and leather rig days. I'm doing my best to nudge him up into the more proven techniques of shooting and more reliable gear. He's doing great but when the Spartan I ordered for him (I have three SACs myself which he has admired- and eventually asked me to get him one for CC) arrived, he wasn't quite sure how to use it, put it on...the loops, the whole IWB concept just weren't gelling. I'm not sure why he didn't tell me to come by to help but when I saw him he told me about his troubles and that he "called the company..." "Did you get Mark?" I asked. "Yes, very patient guy. He walked me right through it. I felt so stupid but he was really good about helping." Mark, I could post five-star reviews until the Rapture about the quality and security your holsters provide but taking the old man's call and not giving him the 'Sierra Oscar Echo'-type customer service (ie **** off, you don't deserve a gun and I don't care if you're a customer) means more than I can tell you. Thanks so much. You're good people, Mark.

5/5
This. Is. SQUARED AWAY!
Written by Bill Dolan on Sep 24th 2016

Who doesn't have drawers of holsters, slings and other gear that will never be used again? ....money down the drain. When I received my SAC Spartan for a G43 I knew my boneyard bin of not-quite-right holsters would not be growing any more. I quickly ordered an Oscar for the MK25, and two Spartans for my father and myself (G19 and G32). -Bill D

5/5
Best holster I got
Written by Ricky on Sep 8th 2016

Very happy with my holster

5/5
The one that I have been waiting for...
Written by J. Alexander on Sep 7th 2016

I'm not really a huge fan of the hybrid-style (multi-material) holsters. While I can appreciate their ability to distribute the weight of the firearm, I prefer my holsters to be all Kydex. What makes this holster very comfortable is the curvature-it really helps hug the firearm to the body. I bought it for my CZ P-07 and it makes it disappear. The straps inspire confidence when I draw and the retention is tight and audible.

4/5
Nice Holster
Written by undefined on Aug 29th 2016

It's a nice holster conceals well, holds the gun nice and it is a quick draw. the retention is not at tight as i would like it to be but it is an IWB so it really don't concern me as much if it was an OWB holster. It is for a 3" 1911 and they say they are hard to make holsters for because of different manufactures have different dimensions i guess. It's not like making a holster for Tupperware.

5/5
Well worth the wait
Written by Daryl on Aug 23rd 2016

Arrive a little more than 8 weeks but we'll worth the wait it is very comfortable and the fit for my m&p 40 full size is excellent. Thank you SAC for a great product.

5/5
Excellent
Written by undefined on Aug 13th 2016

This is an awesome holster. It replaced my hybrid holster (from another brand) after it started to tear at the belt loops and I wanted to try a kydex holster. This holster is really compact and has great retention. It doesn't tear your skin up and it is high enough to let you get a full grip before you draw. The small footprint of the holster also makes it easy to tuck in your shirt and the loops won't snag on things like clips do.

5/5
Very good IWB holster
Written by undefined on Aug 2nd 2016

This is an awesome holster and it fits very nicely and low profile. Is concealed very well and is comfortable. Easy to draw weapon from it as well. They did an awesome job on it.

5/5
Made to perfection
Written by undefined on Jul 11th 2016

Execlent product made just the way i wanted prefect fit for my glock 19

5/5
I am a new fan of Squared Away Customs
Written by Jason Marshall on Jun 27th 2016

I received my Spartan holster from Squared Away Customs a little over a week ago. I have been wearing it daily with my Sig P320C. The holster is solid and very comfortable. I was amazed at how comfortable it was since the Sig is not the smallest gun out there. This is a great product and I would recommend it without hesitation. I plan on buying some more for the other guns I carry.

5/5
Well worth the wait.
Written by undefined on Jun 8th 2016

This is my second squared away customs holster. The first is almost two years old and still going strong, just decided I wanted to try this with loops. It's absolutely fantastic. Can't say enough good things.

5/5
Worth the wait
Written by Rob on May 20th 2016

A custom product worth the wait. Well finished and comfortable. This was my first custom order and I was not disappointed.

5/5
Awesome Holster
Written by Scott on Apr 28th 2016

Ordered this holster with a custom image. Image looks absolutely amazing and turned out great. Very comfortable holster even with carrying a double stack.

5/5
Great Holster
Written by Matthew on Apr 15th 2016

Good build quality, comfortable fit, solid retention. Holster has a nice "click" sound to let you know the gun is in there. Will not fall out. Very comfortable for an IWB.

5/5
customized spartan
Written by undefined on Mar 24th 2016

i contacted squaredaway customs via text message. They responded quickly. I told him what i was looking for and he said he could make it happen. I wanted the spartan but i also wanted to be able to use it appendix style as well. He hooked me up, i am very satisfied with this holster and i will be contacting them soon for another one.

5/5
Spartan
Written by undefined on Mar 21st 2016

Very nice, comfortable holster. SAC dosent skimp when it comes to detail. A very nice product at an affordable price. This is my 4th product from them and I can say they are all top quality

5/5
Pretty damn close to perfection.
Written by Tony Villegas on Mar 8th 2016

I bought this holster for my M&P compact, and it's fits it perfect. It's really comfortable to wear, might have to order one for my shield.

5/5
Superb quality!
Written by Tony Deardorff on Mar 7th 2016

I just received my Spartan and have not had a chance to wear it a lot but the quality is outstanding. The thing feels like it is build like a tank. The edges are polished. I really have nothing but good to say about his holster.

5/5
Got to get one
Written by Jason Klint on Jan 23rd 2016

I use the Spartan, to carry and M&P 9c. The gun just disappears on your hip, I carry at 4:30, the angle built in the the Spartan makes it the most comfortable kydex holster I ever owned! Fit and finish are amazing, as is everything from SAC. This is my 2nd order from Mark, I will be ordering again!

5/5
Amazing
Written by Scott Whitmer on Dec 17th 2015

I ordered the Spartan to carry my 1911. Wow, what an amazing holster! The quality is among the best on the market and the fit was perfect. Retention on the firearm is tight but drawing is easy so it has just the right amount of retention with out hindering the draw. Very pleased with this product and would definitely recommend it to anyone.

4/5
Great Holster
Written by Eric Davis on Sep 23rd 2015

This is a very nice, high quality product. I waited impatiently to receive it, and it was worth the wait. It fits my gun perfectly, is very comfortable and concealable. I would highly recommend this holster to anyone.

5/5
Very Pleased
Written by Oscar on Jul 24th 2015

Feels great, comfortable to wear, retention is also great. My S&W M&P 45c fits in just right, where it is held in till I pull.

5/5
great fit and size
Written by Jeff on Jul 5th 2015

Fits like a glove locks in. Size is perfect others are so much larger.

5/5
Incredible retention!
Written by Terry Stewart on Jun 9th 2015

The day after my Spartan arrived, I went shopping at a local grocery store while carrying. Immediately upon exiting my vehicle I was attacked by a swarm of bees. I ran as fast as possible into the store and got inside safely with only a couple of stings. While sprinting across the parking lot, my weapon stayed secure in its holster. Unlike other holsters I have owned, the Spartan had such good retention that it was unnecessary for me to place one hand on my weapon to keep it secure! Placing a hand on ones hip while running only serves to defeat concealment. This holster allows for easy draw when necessary yet retains excellently! I am incredibly satisfied with the fit, finish, and retention of this holster.

4/5
just got it
Written by Gary Furr on May 22nd 2015

Very high quality. Great customer service. Got my holster in the time frame given. Very pleased. Will do business with you guys again !

5/5
The Spartan
Written by undefined on May 7th 2015

Best holster I've ever had/seen very high quality.

4/5
Comfortable holster
Written by undefined on May 1st 2015

Very comfortable.

5/5
Great Holster
Written by Brendan on Apr 29th 2015

Great holster, very comfortable to wear. Fits my Mp9c perfectly, well worth the wait!

5/5
Belt Loops Tight for Double Thickness 1 3/4" Belt
Written by Kerry Heid on Apr 7th 2015

Having just received the holster for my Glock 19 a few weeks ago, and being out of town for the week of Easter, I have not had much of a chance to try it out. A couple of observations: (1) Fits like a glove. Quality is top-notch. Initially fit was so tight that I could barely get the gun out. However, one of the FAQ's recommended a very light coat of oil on the inside of the holster. I put a little Ballistol on a cloth and wiped the inside, and the tightness is now perfect. (2) Customer service was great. When it turned out that delivery would be delayed a little beyond the 3 weeks, they were very prompt to inform me. (3) Only possible issue is that I have a 1 3/4" Amerihide belt, which is double thickness. So far I have not been able to snap the belt loops with the holster in place. I think this is because of snaps must be at an angle to engage, and there isn't enough "give" in the belt loops. If I snap the snaps with the holster off the belt, I can barely slide the holster into place. Obviously I can use another smaller belt, but an extended optional belt loop might be useful option or offering. In the meantime I'm trying to stretch the belt loops by wearing the holster after sliding it onto the belt. (4) I wouldn't hesitate to order another. In fact, I tried for my 1961 Colt Detective Special but they didn't make a model for such an old revolver.

4/5
two complaints
Written by Tom on Apr 6th 2015

Those damn snaps and the screws that hold the belt loops are too long and protrude throught the plastic tuck clips and snagged my shirt. Dremeled them to the right length. Now the good stuff. Great holster. Retention is tight, you will have to man up to draw the pistol. Really comfortable at about 4, 4:30. I like it. I had bought product from outer space and ended up taking advantage of their 30 return policy. If you are even thinking about a holster buy one.

5/5
Spartan holster for M&P shield
Written by undefined on Mar 11th 2015

First impressions of the holster when I received it was that it was sturdy and very well made. The thick rubber belt loops keep the holster in place on my belt. I will be purchasing my holsters from squared away for now on.

5/5
Comfortable holster
Written by Scott on Mar 4th 2015

Was not sure that I would like the IWB holster. Fits my Glock 30sf like a glove and after trying it in a couple of different positions found it very comfortable to wear all day. Would not hesitate to buy another.

5/5
A FANTASTIC IWB HOLSTER - THE SPARTAN
Written by JOSH REIBLE on Feb 24th 2015

THE FIT AND FINISH OF THE SPARTAN HOLSTER IS OUTSTANDING. ITS HIGH SPEED LOW DRAG DESIGN ALLOWS FOR A CONSISTANT DRAW WHILE MAINTAINING EXCELLENT RETENTION. RIDE HEIGHT AND CANT IS ADJUSTABLE BUT I FOUND IT TO BE PERFECT FOR ME. I JUST NEEDED TO SHORTEN THE LOOPS ONE NOTCH. I AM PLEASED TO SAY I HAVE ALREADY ORDERED ANOTHER HOLSTER FROM SQUARED AWAY CUSTOMS AS A RESULT OF THEIR AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE AS WELL AS THEIR AMAZING CRAFTSMANSHIP.