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The 23 Best 1911 Concealed Carry Holster – Editor’s Choice

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Tagua Gunleather Thumb Break Leather Belt Holster For 1911Tagua Gunleather Thumb Break Leather Belt Holster For 1911Tagua GunleatherBUY
Tagua Quick Draw Belt Holster for Glock 1911Tagua Quick Draw Belt Holster for Glock 1911Tagua GunleatherBUY
Galco S3H Shoulder Holster Component for Colt 5 1911Galco S3H Shoulder Holster Component for Colt 5 1911GalcoBUY
Fobus Tactical 1911 RH HolsterFobus Tactical 1911 RH HolsterFobusBUY
Galco Yaqui Slide Belt Holster for Colt 5 1911Galco Yaqui Slide Belt Holster for Colt 5 1911GalcoBUY
DeSantis Mini Scabbard Leather Belt HolsterDeSantis Mini Scabbard Leather Belt HolsterDeSantisBUY
Fobus Ankle Holsters 1911Fobus Ankle Holsters 1911FobusBUY
Blackhawk SERPA Tactical Level 3 Thigh HolsterBlackhawk SERPA Tactical Level 3 Thigh HolsterBlackhawkBUY
BlackHawk Tactical SERPA Holster Level 2BlackHawk Tactical SERPA Holster Level 2BlackHawkBUY
Scorpus M24 Holster for 1911Scorpus M24 Holster for 1911ScorpusBUY
Safariland 6378 ALS Paddle Holster for Kimber 1911Safariland 6378 ALS Paddle Holster for Kimber 1911SafarilandBUY
Aker Leather 101 Colt 1911 IWB Holster H101TPR-CO1911Aker Leather 101 Colt 1911 IWB Holster H101TPR-CO1911Aker LeatherBUY
Comp-Tac International Kydex w/Modular Mounts OWB HolstersComp-Tac International Kydex w/Modular Mounts OWB HolstersComp-TacBUY
Cebeci Arms 1911 Leather Horizontal Shoulder Holster 21013Cebeci Arms 1911 Leather Horizontal Shoulder Holster 21013Cebeci ArmsBUY
Bulldog Cases & Vaults Belt And Clip Ambi Holster 1911Bulldog Cases & Vaults Belt And Clip Ambi Holster 1911Bulldog Cases & VaultsBUY
Galco Classic Lite Shoulder System for Colt 5 1911Galco Classic Lite Shoulder System for Colt 5 1911GalcoBUY
BlackHawk Sportster SERPA Paddle HolsterBlackHawk Sportster SERPA Paddle HolsterBlackHawkBUY
Galco Fletch Concealment Pistol and Revolver Belt HolstersGalco Fletch Concealment Pistol and Revolver Belt HolstersGalcoBUY
Galco Ankle Glove Leather Handgun Ankle HolstersGalco Ankle Glove Leather Handgun Ankle HolstersGalcoBUY
BlackHawk Level 3 SERPA Auto Lock Duty HolsterBlackHawk Level 3 SERPA Auto Lock Duty HolsterBlackHawkBUY
Comp-Tac International Outside The Waistband HolsterComp-Tac International Outside The Waistband HolsterComp-TacBUY
Comp-Tac Paddle Outside The Waistband HolsterComp-Tac Paddle Outside The Waistband HolsterComp-TacBUY
Comp-Tac MTAC Inside The Waistband Concealed Carry HolsterComp-Tac MTAC Inside The Waistband Concealed Carry HolsterComp-TacBUY

There are some types of holsters: belt, shoulder, leg, or ankle, depending on the needs and preferences of shooters.

Why do we need a 1911 Holster?

Leg holsters are the best for tactical use and competitive shooting. Shoulder ones are suitable for all-day wearing, preventing back pain. The more compact design and better retention, the better concealment.

Best Picks

Galco Fletch Concealment Pistol And Revolver Belt Holsters

Galco Fletch Concealment Pistol and Revolver Belt Holsters

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The Right-Handed Holster from Premium Steerhide with double stitching has a retention strap with a reinforced thumb break.

Blackhawk SERPA Tactical Level 3 Thigh Holster

Blackhawk SERPA Tactical Level 3 Thigh Holster

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The Non-Concealable Level III Retention holster with a Y-harness suspension system distributes weight evenly, allowing operators to use pants pockets and keep the holster vertical while kneeling. While slowing down the draw, no need to thumb break or release the middle finger.

Budget Picks

DeSantis Mini Scabbard Leather Belt Holster

DeSantis Mini Scabbard Leather Belt Holster

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The Full-Size unlined Leather Belt Holsters are exactly molded to fit the weapon perfectly, equipped with an adjustable tension device for better customization.

BlackHawk Sportster SERPA Paddle Holster

BlackHawk Sportster SERPA Paddle Holster

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The Concealment Holster is secure on a belt or paddle. This Injection Molded design makes a fast and safe draw.

1# Tagua Gunleather Thumb Break Leather Belt Holster For 1911

Tagua Gunleather Thumb Break Leather Belt Holster For 1911

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Specification

Gun Make: Colt
Barrel Length:5 in
Belt Loop/Snap Width: 1.75 in

The Right-Hand Leather Belt Holster with open muzzle design features Belt Loop/Slot attachment and a forward angle riding. The two-piece construction with front molding and backside body is outfitted with leather lined for gun finish protection.

Pros
  • Positive snap release due to the Reinforced thumb break

  • Extra-sturdy double-stitching

  • Molded for a secure fit

  • The covered snap protects the gun from scratching

  • Feels good on the waist

  • Reasonable price

Cons
  • Not Weather Resistant

2# Tagua Quick Draw Belt Holster for Glock 1911

Tagua Quick Draw Belt Holster for Glock 1911

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Specification

Gun Model: Glock 43;
1911 5in;
Glock 17, Glock 22, Glock 31;
1911 Compact;
Glock 30;Glock 26, Glock 27, Glock 33;
1911 4in, Glock 19, Glock 23, Glock 32
Barrel Length: 3.39 in; 5 in; 4.5 in; 3 in; 3.8 in; 3.5 in; 4 in
Belt Loop/Snap Width: 1.75 in

The right-handed Holster with Open Top has a compact design. A two-piece construction holster with front molding fits multiple barrel lengths of the same gun model. A good quality holster needs some break-in time, as it’s made from leather.

Pros
  • Completely leather lined

  • Easy concealment

  • Rides closely to the body

Cons
  • Not yet

3# Galco S3H Shoulder Holster Component for Colt 5 1911

Galco S3H Shoulder Holster Component for Colt 5 1911

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Specification

Gun Make: Remington, Para Ordnance, Arcadia Machine & Tool (AMT), Kimber, Springfield Armory, Star Bonifacio Echeverria, Colt, Taurus, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, SIG Sauer
Barrel Length:4.25 in, 3.5 in, 5 in, 3 in

The Holster component comes only without a complete system. It features a thumb break and will accept a tie-down.

The Leather Shoulder Holster for Colt 5″ 1911 is available in tan or black finish for right or left-handed shooters.

Pros
  • Premium Steerhide

  • Fit and finish

  • Looks and feels great after the break-in method

  • Concealed carry under jacket or vest

Cons
  • Not found

4# Fobus Tactical 1911 RH Holster

Fobus Tactical 1911 RH Holster

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Specification

Gun Make: Springfield Armory, Para Ordnance, 1911 Platform, SIG Sauer, Taurus, Colt, Smith & Wesson, Rock Island Armory, Kimber

The holster is outfitted with a rubberized paddle insert for comfort and a protective sight channel to prevent wear on pistol optics.

Pros
  • Optional mount: paddle or belt

  • Secure retention due to the safety strap

  • Accommodates tactical accessories

  • Perfect draw technique with this holster

  • Versatile

  • Durable and comfortable

  • Adjustable angle

Cons
  • Snapis not concealed

  • Re holstering is cumbersome

  • A bit long, so a long shirt is required

  • Needs a slight modification to the lock strap so the Viridian laser/light could mate up to the trigger guard

  • The snap, which is used to fasten, tends to rattle annoyingly

5# Galco Yaqui Slide Belt Holster for Colt 5 1911

Galco Yaqui Slide Belt Holster for Colt 5 1911

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Specification

Gun Make: Arcadia Machine & Tool (AMT), Bersa, Browning, Colt, Kahr Arms, Kimber, Para Ordnance, Remington, Ruger, SIG Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Springfield Armory, Star Bonifacio Echeverria, Taurus, Walther
Barrel Length:3.5 in, 4.25 in, 3 in, 5 in
Belt Loop/Snap Width: 1.75 in

The Slide Belt Holster for Colt 5 in 1911 is an updated version with a set of independent tension screw adjustments to provide a custom fit to the firearm and the draw stroke micro-adjustment. The belt channel is equipped with a circular cut-out for placement on the pant loop to prevent holster shifting. The Holsters are crafted of premium saddle leather, available in right- or left-hand designs, Tan or Black Plain finish.

Pros
  • Minimalist compact design makes it easy to use and draw

  • Fast gun draw from the holster due to the near-vertical carry angle – neutral cant

  • Secure firearm carrying during everyday activity

  • Adjustable tensionunits

  • The open-muzzle design fits multiple barrel lengths of the same gun model on a similar frame size

  • Durable Premium Steerhide

  • Versatile little holster

  • Secures even big 45s with rails

  • Sleek look and comfort

  • Easybreak-in

  • The slide allows several draw positions

  • No setup is required

  • Stays tight to the fit of the weapon

  • Conceals nicely with just a T-shirt

Cons
  • Not yet rated

6# DeSantis Mini Scabbard Leather Belt Holster

DeSantis Mini Scabbard Leather Belt Holster

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Specification

Gun 1911 Models: Colt 1911, Colt 1911 Government .45 ACP, Colt 1911 Combat Commander, Colt 1911 Officer, Kimber 1911 Compact, Kimber Custom 1911, Kimber Royal 1911, Smith & Wesson SW1911 5in, Springfield Armory 1911A1 5in, Springfield Armory 1911 EMP, Springfield Armory 1911 Ultra Compact 3.5in, Springfield Armory 1911 Champion Operator 4in
All Gun Makes: Mossberg, Norah Arms; Ruger; Taurus; Kimber; Beretta; SCCY; Colt, Kimber, Smith & Wesson, Springfield Armory; Boberg; Heckler & Koch; Kel-Tec; CZ; Mossberg; Springfield Armory; Norah Arms, Taurus; Signal 9 Defense
Barrel Length:1.875 – 5 in
Belt Loop/Snap Width: 1.5 in
Length: 2.8 in

The stripped-down, open-top Level I retention holster is outfitted with Light ITI Mounted Device (M3X), ensuring a secure grip.

Pros
  • Excellent firearm retention due to the adjustable tension device

  • Top grain leather holster with Plain Finish

  • Suitable for Daily Carry, Range, or Competition

  • Comfortable

  • Easydraw/reholster

  • Excellent price

  • Quick access to a firearm

  • Easy to slip on a belt

  • Can be adjusted for tightness

  • Fits tight up against the body for great concealability

  • Very compact and great looking

  • The Cantis perfect

Cons
  • Not yet

7# Fobus Ankle Holsters 1911

Fobus Ankle Holsters 1911

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Specification

Gun Make: 1911 Platform, Browning, Colt, FN Herstal, Kahr Arms, Kimber, Para Ordnance, Remington, Rock Island Armory, SIG Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Springfield Armory, Taurus

A low-profile holster is designed with a right-hand draw to be attached to the left ankle, providing high concealability in underpants. The ankle holster with 0.75 in thick suede lined Cordura pad is secured with an adjustable VELCRO closure strap. The holster comes with a retention adjustment screw, making it convenient for Gov’t 1911 style frames, as well as Browning High Power and Kahr models.

Pros
  • Ultra-lightweight

  • Comfortable for all-day use

  • Passive retention for quick access

  • Compact style

  • Perfect fit

  • Lightning-fast draw

  • Great concealability

  • Decent price

  • Easy to put on, take off, and holster weapon

Cons
  • Holstering a gun while wearing a holster can be awkward

  • Needs a week or so to break in

  • Doesn’t feel secure even though there’s no real chance the weapon will get loose, but it would be better to have run the strap on the holster outside to help stabilize it

8# Blackhawk SERPA Tactical Level 3 Thigh Holster

Blackhawk SERPA Tactical Level 3 Thigh Holster

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Specification

Gun Make: 1911 Platform; Springfield Armory; Beretta; Heckler & Koch; SIG Sauer; Smith & Wesson

The Tactical Thigh Holster is made of Injection Molded Polymer with Matte Finish, equipped with Harness Attachment SERPA (Auto Lock release) and passive retention detent adjustment screw. This holster is outfitted with a hole in its body for bungee retention if needed, as well as mounting locations for knives, pouches, mag cases, and other accessories.

Pros
  • Superior draw technique for undercover, tactical, and duty

  • Flexible thigh platform conforms to leg size

  • Prompt holster mounting and dismounting and superior flexibility due to quick-disconnect swivel buckles

  • No sliding due to the rubberized leg straps

  • Thumb-activated Pivot Guard, fast retention, and audible click upon re-holster ensure extra security

  • Improves full mastergrip

  • No hoods or snaps for sudden opening

  • A full-length holster body protects rear sights

  • Quick belt release when you are ready to take it off

  • Fully adjustable

  • Leg straps help to hold it secure and firm to the leg

  • Weight distribution

  • Fits large legs

  • Fast safety release

  • Quick-draw

  • Drop leg

  • Lock sin a holster

  • One-finger release

Cons
  • Non-Concealable

  • Gun got stuck in it

  • Extremely time-consuming to set up for the first time

9# BlackHawk Tactical SERPA Holster Level 2

BlackHawk Tactical SERPA Holster Level 2

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Specification

Gun Make: Colt (1911), Glock, Smith & Wesson, SIG Sauer, Beretta

The Duty Level II Retention Holster with Right-Hand Draw includes Drop Leg Harness, Leg Harness Attachment with SERPA Fastener, and Tension screw for extra security. The Tactical Non-Concealable Holster from Matte Injection Molded Carbon-Fiber Composite features a thigh breathable platform, corresponding leg size.

Pros
  • Y-Harness suspension distributes weight for load comfort

  • Maximum flexibility due to the swivel buckles on belt loops

  • Full master grip for weapon drawing and reholstering

  • Easy release with indexing finger due to the Serpa lock

  • A hole in the holster body allows bungee retention (if needed)

  • Serpa lock keeps pistol right where it should be

  • Two additional platforms to mount accessory pouches

  • Fully adjustable and comfortable straps

  • Can accommodate a mag case

  • Wears like iron

  • Quality sturdy plastic

  • Y-strap design eliminates wobble

  • Very good grip on the leg: a gun isn’t vibrating

  • Belts don’t damage easily

  • Ruggedness and Durability

  • Level 3 retention

  • Access Speedand Security

  • Great retention

  • Distributes weight well

  • Easy to setup

  • Belt Clip Quick Disconnect

Cons
  • A little bulky, weighty in the pants unless very tight it rubs against the leg

  • Poor warranty service – didn’t receive replacement part

  • Conspicuous

  • Not so protective as a holster with a snap

  • Leg straps can be long for thinner legs

  • Made only for Xiphos light

  • Incredibly tight

10# Scorpus M24 Holster for 1911

Scorpus M24 Holster for 1911

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Specification

Gun Make: 1911 Platform, FN Herstal
Cant: 24 degrees

The Tactical Polymer Belt Holster with Belt Loop/Slot fits belt sizes 1.2-2.2 in (33-58 mm).

The Level II Retention holster delivers secure firearm carrying due to its slim and streamlined design.

The holster is available for Right-Hand or Left-Hand configuration in Matte Black, Olive Drab Green, or Flat Dark Earth.

Pros
  • Two separate Scorpus System mechanisms ensure secure handgun retention

  • A special finger channel design keeps the index finger safely positioned during the draw

  • Fixed 24-degree Cant provides comfortable handgun drawing while standing and seating

  • A fixed belt adapter places the firearm closer to the body

  • Wider belt loop design for easy threading

  • Sturdy fiberglass reinforced polymer composite construction

Cons
  • Not Yet Rated

11# Safariland 6378 ALS Paddle Holster for Kimber 1911

Safariland 6378 ALS Paddle Holster for Kimber 1911

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Specification

Gun Model: Kimber 1911

The Concealable Paddle Holsters with belt loop attachments integrate ALS (Automatic Locking System) to secure firearms in place after holstering. The Paddle is designed for hip carrying. SafariLaminate thermoformed construction is strong on the outside, while SafariSuede lining on the inside protects the weapon’s finish and front sight. There are 3 available models: two are in Black with STX Basketweave Finish (RH or LH), and one is in Coyote Brown with Tactical Finish (RH).

Pros
  • Easy draw right after ALS deactivation by the thumb while obtaining shooting grip

  • Open-Top accessible design

  • Versatile and functional due to both attachment: a paddle and a standard belt loop

  • Better concealment under a jacket is provided by a high, close-to-the-body ride

  • Slight forward cant

Cons
  • Not Yet Rated

12# Aker Leather 101 Unlined Colt 1911 IWB Holster H101TPR-CO1911

Aker Leather 101 Colt 1911 IWB Holster H101TPR-CO1911

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Specification

Gun Model:Colt 1911

The IWB Concealable Holster from Top Grain Cowhide in Tan Color with Plain Finish comes with Belt Clip/Hook Mount and black solid brass hardware. The Open-Top Appendix Holsters, Right-Handed, are molded to the frame of the Colt 1911 Government model, which should also fit the Commander and Officer size models. Full-size or subcompact pistols can be maximum concealed due to a diagonal carry as the rear strap attachment is at the holster’s lower edge.

Pros
  • High-quality US Cowhide Leather

  • A dual magazine pouch

  • The weight is evenly distributed on the shoulder muscles, preventing the pain

  • The “Comfort-Flex” system rides more like a vest than a holster

Cons
  • Not Yet Rated

13# Comp-Tac International Kydex w/Modular Mounts OWB Holsters

Comp-Tac International Kydex w/Modular Mounts OWB Holsters

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Specification

Gun Make: 1911 Platform (5in), Kimber 1911 5in, Beretta, Wilson Combat, Walther, Canik, FN Herstal, Glock, CZ, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Heckler & Koch, Kel-Tec, Kimber, Springfield Armory, Grand Power, Arsenal Firearms, SIG Sauer
Belt Loop/Snap Width: 1.5 – 2 in
Length: 4.5 in

Non-Concealable OWB Kydex Belt Holster comes with Belt Clip Closure, Paddle, and Drop Off-Set Mount Kit. The Retention Adjustment allows customers to loosen or tighten the holster hold on the weapon. Flat Dark Earth, Blue, or Black models are available for the 1911 Platform.

Pros
  • Moisture Repellent

  • Adjustable Cant

  • Good for Competitive Shooting Sports, Daily Carry, or Range

Cons
  • Not Yet Rated

14# Cebeci Arms 1911 Leather Horizontal Shoulder Holster SHS 21013

Cebeci Arms 1911 Leather Horizontal Shoulder Holster 21013

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Specification

Gun Model: 1911 5in, 1911 3.5in, 1911 4in

The Leather Shoulder Holster with a suede harness is hand-molded for specific pistol frames for a perfect fit.

Pros
  • Fully-adjustable tension screws

  • Reinforced thumb break

  • Made for semi-automatic handguns

Cons
  • Not Yet Rated

15# Bulldog Cases & Vaults Belt And Clip Ambi Holster 1911

Bulldog Cases & Vaults Belt And Clip Ambi Holster 1911

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Specification

Gun Model: 1911, Colt 1911, Ruger SP101
Barrel Length: 5 in
Holster Size: 15

The Concealable Ambidextrous Belt Holster with Combo Attachment features an inner wall with a vinyl vapor barrier, deluxe padding, and a soft, scratch-resistant lining.

Pros
  • Water-Resistant Nylon Outer Shell (1200 denier)

  • Custom Fit

  • Four-wall construction

  • Quality Assurance

  • Ambidextrous clip and belt loop

  • The spine protector prevents pistol sights from tearing the inner fabric

Cons
  • Not Yet Rated

16# Galco Classic Lite Shoulder System for Colt 5 1911

Galco Classic Lite Shoulder System for Colt 5 1911

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Specification

Gun Make: Arcadia Machine & Tool (AMT), Bersa, Colt, Kimber, Para Ordnance, Remington, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Springfield Armory, Star Bonifacio Echeverria, Taurus

The Shoulder System is crafted from Premium Center Cut Steerhide for the horizontal carry of Colt 5″ 191. The holster system is outfitted with a double-dump gun pouch, a vertical single magazine carrier with secure flaps for autos, comfy medium-width harness with swiveling Flexalon backplate.

Pros
  • Accepts cuff case, tie-downs, other accessory attachments

  • Сomfortable way to wear a full-sized pistol without having extra weight in or on the waistband

  • Fits great on the body

  • Functional and well-designed

  • Retains the weapon securely

  • American Made

  • Good price

  • Easily adjusted

Cons
  • Only 1 magazine pouch

  • Takes a bit of time to size correctly

  • Leather is unprotected

  • Pistol length is slightly long for this type of concealed carry

  • Ruger LCP version doesn’t work with photoluminescent sights

17# BlackHawk Sportster SERPA Paddle Holster

BlackHawk Sportster SERPA Paddle Holster

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Specification

Gun Make: Colt (1911), Glock, Smith & Wesson, SIG Sauer, Heckler & Koch, Springfield Armory, Beretta
Barrel Length: 4 in
Belt Loop/Snap Width: 2.25 in

The Injection Molded Concealment Holster with SERPA Fastener (paddle mount only) is suitable both for civilian concealed carry and range use.

Pros
  • Durable polymer construction

  • This design makes for a fast and safe draw

  • The paddle is secure and very comfortable to wear

  • Safe retention

  • Solid Holster

  • Secure on belt or paddle

  • Lightweight and compact

  • Used for off duty carry

  • Quick to ‘strapon’

  • Finger-activated retention release

  • Adjustable

  • Easyon/off

Cons
  • The package should state not compatible with combat model

  • Plastic,not Kydex

  • Guns with aggressive serration on the trigger guard might get caught when re-holstering gun

  • Firearms ride outboard of the paddle far enough to make concealment less effective

18# Galco Fletch Concealment Pistol and Revolver Belt Holsters

Galco Fletch Concealment Pistol and Revolver Belt Holsters

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Specification

Gun Make: Charter Arms, Smith & Wesson, FN Herstal, Glock, SIG Sauer, Colt, Para Ordnance, Springfield Armory, Star Bonifacio Echeverria, Ruger, Kimber, Dan Wesson, Taurus, Browning, Heckler & Koch, Beretta, Walther, Kahr Arms

The Right-Handed Belt Holster with Belt Loop/Slot attachment (for up to 1.75 in belts) is made of leather with Plain Finish. The Forward molded design contours to the hip.

Pros
  • Premium Steerhide

  • Retention strap with reinforced thumb break

  • Butt-forward cant

  • Well-constructed and comfortable to wear

  • Made in the USA

  • Value-for-money

  • Easytore-holster

  • Fits snug to the side

  • Quality construction and leather with double stitching

  • Tight fit for stability

  • Good weapon position

  • Lightweight

  • Awesome hydration system

Cons
  • New leather is stiff and needs to be worked in

  • Takes a while to break it in, thumb breaks aren’t for everybody

19# Galco Ankle Glove Leather Handgun Ankle Holsters

Galco Ankle Glove Leather Handgun Ankle Holsters

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Specification

Gun Make: Glock, SIG Sauer, Kahr Arms, Walther, Springfield Armory, Kel-Tec, Ruger, Charter Arms, Smith & Wesson, Honor Defense, Colt, Kimber, Taurus, Bersa, FN Herstal, Para Ordnance
Weight: 0.6 oz
Belt Loop/Snap Width: 13 in

The Concealable Ankle Holster is equipped with Wraps Around Ankle (up to 13 in), a Neoprene Ankle Strap with Velcro fastener, as well an Ammo Carrier, Harness, and Set of System Screws.

Pros
  • Retention strap with reinforced thumb break on most models

  • Comfy true sheepskin padding

  • Heavy-duty Velcro allows adjustment of the positioning and tightness of the neoprene band

  • A fast, secure snap system keeps the pistol in place, even while running there is no “rocking” motion

  • Comfortabletowear

  • Perfect fit

Cons
  • The limited adjustment if the distance from an ankle to a knee of less than 15 in, as the strap doesn’t offer much lateral support, especially while moving

  • If your ankle is “large” you will probably need the extension strap, calf one

  • The loaded holster width creates such an abnormal profile on the leg, so only extremely wide or relaxed-fit pants are needed for decent concealment

20# BlackHawk Level 3 SERPA Auto Lock Duty Holster

BlackHawk Level 3 SERPA Auto Lock Duty Holster

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Specification

Gun Make: 1911 Platform, Glock, Springfield Armory, Beretta, Smith & Wesson, SIG Sauer, Heckler & Koch

The Holsters feature Serpa Auto Lock System for a prompt, natural draw with immediate security upon reholstering to enhance officer safety.

Pros
  • Sturdy construction of injection-molded carbon fiber composite

  • Lightweight

  • No snaps or hoods to accidentally open: firearm secures until its drawing

  • Ease of training and drawing: the same drawing technique for tactical, duty, and undercover

  • Great protection for the sidearm

  • Registering is great

  • Sits well on the duty belt without movement

  • Thumb and finger fall naturally on the releases

  • Level 3 detention is nicebut will take time to get used to

Cons
  • Even when loosening the adjustable screw, the weapon slips in hard

  • Protrudes away from the body too far, and gets caught in tight places

21# Comp-Tac International Outside The Waistband Holster

Comp-Tac International Outside The Waistband Holster

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Specification

Gun Make: Walther, Heckler & Koch, Springfield Armory, SIG Sauer, CZ, Glock, Kimber, Wilson Combat, Canik, Beretta, Ruger, 1911 Platform, FN Herstal, For My Kountry (FMK), Arsenal Firearms
Barrel Length:4.75 in
Belt Width Adjustable: from 1.5 inches to 2.25 inches

The Kydex Belt Holster for Competition comes with Belt Clip, Belt with Loop/Slot, Paddle, and Drop Off-Set Mount Kit to provide three mount options. The Outside the Waistband (OWB) Holster with Open Top holds the gun securely and releases it smoothly.

Pros
  • Moisture-Repellant, Weather-Resistant

  • Adjustable Cant

  • Covers the trigger guard, which minimizes the likelihood of an unintentional discharge

  • Proper positioning: Level I Retention Adjustment allows shooters to loosen or tighten holster hold on the weapon

  • Snug fit

  • Smooth Draw and Reholster

  • Takes g-code adapter for RTI Wheel

  • Has Safaril and holes to mount their holster attachments

  • Does exactly what a tactical holster should do

Cons
  • Too massive: not concealable

  • No retention mechanism

22# Comp-Tac Paddle Outside The Waistband Holster

Comp-Tac Paddle Outside The Waistband Holster

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Specification

Gun Make: Smith & Wesson, Glock, Heckler & Koch, Springfield Armory, SIG Sauer, 1911 Platform, Kimber
Model Generation: 3, 2, 1, 4

The Concealable Kydex Holster is outfitted with Belt Clip, both Belt Loop/Slot attachment, and Paddle Mount.The Level I-Retention Outside the Waistband Holster fits up to 1.75 in belts.

Pros
  • Good for Competitive Shooting Sports or range work

  • Wings on the Paddle grip the belt to stabilize the draw

  • Plenty of room for the suppressor sights

  • Lightweight

  • Carries well in the cross-draw position around 10 o’clock

  • No need to remove the belt to put on or take off the holster

  • Available in a Straight Drop ‘Speed Cant’ or a 15 ‘FBI Cant’

  • Weather-Resistant

  • Adjustable Cant

  • Fast from the strong-side 3 o’clock position

  • Stable paddle design: neither shift on the belt nor ride up during the draw stroke

Cons
  • Harder to conceal than an IWB or AIWB holster

23# Comp-Tac MTAC Inside The Waistband Hybrid Concealed Carry Holster

Comp-Tac MTAC Inside The Waistband Concealed Carry Holster

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Specification

Gun Make: Smith & Wesson, Glock, SIG Sauer, FN Herstal, Walther, Ruger, Beretta, 1911 Platform, CZ, Kimber, Heckler & Koch, Taurus

This hybrid holster is comfortable to wear and easy to conceal and use.

Pros
  • Stays secure even while playing basketball

  • Well-hidden with only a T-shirt and doesn’t print

  • Solid construction

  • Thin low profile

  • Clips work flawlessly with the belt and don’t scratch metal

  • The finish doesn’t bleed onto clothing

Cons
  • Not comfortable with how the trigger can be exposed when pulling the plastic sheath away from the holster leather part

Conclusion

Quality holsters offer secure carrying and long-lasting material.Adjustability is important for comfortable customization. For better concealment, choose a low profile, allowing the holster to ride closer to the body.Worth attention is Galco Classic Lite Shoulder System For Colt 5 1911 and BlackHawk Tactical SERPA Holster Level 2 for leg attachment.

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