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Best Concealed Carry Holsters of 2023 [Hands-On Tested]

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EMP, Alien Gear Holster

After buying your gun…deciding on which holster you’re going to buy is one of the most important decisions you can make.

There are a lot of different kinds and styles of holsters on the market right now. Sadly, many of them are not ideal for concealed carry. 

Lots of Holsters, Boondock Saints
Lots of Holsters, Boondock Saints

But no worries…we’ll clear up what makes a good holster, the types of carrying (inside waistband, ankle, etc), and personal recommendations for each type.

Kore Essentials Tactical Gun Belt with P365
Kore Essentials Tactical Gun Belt with P365

Complete with tons of hands-on pics, videos, and even standalone reviews.

*UPDATED* 2023: More holsters and personal experiences!

Best Concealed Carry Holsters

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Why Have a Good Holster?

Let’s think about some of the things the holster is supposed to do:

  • Protect and hold the firearm.
  • Prevent discharge.
  • Provide quick access.
  • Prevent theft or loss.

So, maybe instead of the original question, we should ask things like, What goes into a great concealed carry holster?

Walther PDP Holster Mags
Walther PDP Holster Mags

First and foremost is the concept of safety. You’ve likely heard the safety rules by now, but in case you haven’t, here they are:

  1. Treat every weapon like it’s loaded.
  2. Don’t point your gun at anything you’re not willing to destroy.
  3. Keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you intend to fire.
  4. Know your target and what’s beyond it.

They’re all particularly important but for right now, let’s concentrate solely on number three…keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you intend to fire.

Good Trigger Discipline Glock 17
Good Trigger Discipline Glock 17

I want to expand on it even more and say that nothing should touch the trigger, including clothing or any part of the holster itself. Your trigger could get caught, pulled, and cause a discharge.

That’s a bad oopsie…

Trust me when I say the last thing you’re ever going to want is for your gun to go off unintentionally. And guns have gone off when being holstered because something got caught and pulled the trigger.

What Makes a Great Concealed Carry Holster?

As I stated earlier, there are a lot of different kinds and styles on the market.

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The Flashbang bra holster…a popular option for women.

When you pick out a holster, make sure it has the following:

  • Total trigger coverage
  • Sturdy material
  • Good retention
  • Good concealability
  • Handgun protection
  • Skin/body protection
  • Positive grip

Let’s take a closer look at these requirements…

Trigger and Material

There are a lot of holsters on the market where the trigger is not covered or is covered by a flimsy material.

1791 Gunleather Ultra Custom.Sigholster

So that you’re as safe as possible, it’s best to have a holster that is made of a sturdy material that covers the trigger. You want to do all you can to prevent the possibility of a discharge.

A good example of a sturdy material could be Kydex or leather. Both do an excellent job of protecting the trigger.

Kydex Sheets
Kydex Sheets

Kydex is basically nothing more than a polymer composite material formed to the shape of your gun with a bunch of properties that help it do its job.

Some holsters will have both materials in the form of a Kydex shell on top of a leather backing. 

Glock 19 with TLR-1 in Hidden Hybrid Holster
Glock 19 with TLR-1 in Hidden Hybrid Holster

There are countless companies making good-quality holsters out of this material. You can’t go wrong here.

Good Retention

Another way of saying retention is that your gun needs to “stay put.”

A good test…if you stick your gun in your holster and turn it upside down, will it fall out?

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Does your gun stay put during different activities?

If it comes out, the retention of it needs to be adjusted (usually via a screw), or you need a different method of carrying.

It needs to be strong enough that it keeps your firearm in place until you tug it out on purpose.

Concealability

Unless you’re carrying openly, you’ll want your firearm in a discreet position where it cannot be seen.

Concealment Express G19 AIWB Hidden
Concealment Express G19 AIWB Hidden

IWB, or Inside the WaistBand, holsters offer a better level of concealment than does OWB, otherwise known as Outside the WaistBand (more on this in a minute).

(Read more about the differences between IWB and OWB!)

And, as far as IWB holsters are concerned, generally speaking, appendix IWB offers the most concealment.

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Our Editor-in-Chief concealing AIWB.

Think of appendix carry as starting directly in front of your belly button and ending on your pelvic bone.

Keep in mind it depends on body type, and my body is different than yours. What conceals better for me may not be a good option for you.

The best thing to do is to play around with it a bit, to find a balance between comfort and concealment.

Appendix Carry, HHH with EMP
Appendix Carry, HHH with EMP

Protection

Your holster needs to protect you and your gun.

Some of the harder materials can cause rub marks on finish over time, so keep that in mind too.

At the same time, some of the stiffer holsters may rub your skin the wrong way. While not generally that big of a deal…if it isn’t comfortable, would you carry it every day?

Tenicor Velo Holster with G19
Tenicor Velo Holster with G19

As a bonus while on this topic, holsters can also damage clothing and furniture if you choose the wrong type.

I’ve used metal clips on holsters before that eventually wore holes into my shirts. Plastic clips, while not as strong, do their job quite well and are gentler on clothing than their metal counterparts.

Grip

This is very important.

If your holster doesn’t afford you the ability to have a FULL combat grip on your gun when it is drawn, you need a different holster. Meaning you’ve got a high grip, can deactivate safeties, and can shoot one-handed.

Glock G43X Concealed Draw
Full grip on a Glock G43X

You should be able to draw and fire from any position, including directly off-body, if an attacker is on top of you. I’d even suggest a holster/position where you can reach with your weak hand as well.

Again, because it bears repeating…if your holster doesn’t allow a full combat grip, get a new one.

Different Types of Holsters

There are a few different types of holsters out there for men and women:

  • IWB
  • OWB
  • Belly Band
  • Ankle
  • Shoulder
  • Those designed for women, which I know nothing about…but good thing our Editor-in-Chief does.

Let’s tackle each of these, along with their benefits.

IWB

Aliengear Cloak Tuck 3.0 with XD Mod 2
Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 with XD Mod 2

Otherwise known as Inside the Waistband, these holsters are great for concealing a gun.

They go in between your pants and your underwear, and they are excellent because they keep the gun so very close to your body.

Aliengear Holster, High Grip
IWB 4 O’Clock Position

Because it is so close to you, people won’t notice it as much as some of the other options on this list. They also don’t “print” as much as some of the others do.

Printing is when the outline of the firearm/holster can be seen on the shirt.

This is bad because the point of carrying a concealed gun is to hide the fact that it’s there.

Seated with Aliengear
Seated with an IWB Holster

One of the drawbacks to carrying like this is that it’s harder to get that positive combat grip from the draw. It’s possible, but you’ll have to practice that much more to get it right.

There are a couple of different types of IWB, but we’ll get to that in the actual holster section!

OWB

OWB, or Outside the Waistband, is when the gun/holster rests on the outside of your pants.

Concealment Express OWB G17 w TLR-1
Concealment Express OWB G17 w TLR-1

It is usually anchored to you by the belt, though some of them may attach differently.

It’s obviously not very covert unless you’re wearing a jacket.

However, it is a very comfortable method of carrying because there generally isn’t anything poking you in the side.

Finally, it affords a better grip on the draw because it sits further off the skin, allowing you to get your entire hand on it in the right position.

Concealment Express OWB Grip
Concealment Express OWB Grip

Belly Band Holsters

These are pretty self-explanatory…it’s a band that goes around your belly. For those times when you’re not wearing a belt…

Womens Concealed Belly Band
Women’s Concealed Belly Band

Make sure to choose one that completely covers the trigger, and remember that you might get a little sweaty under there.

Shoulder

Shoulder holsters generally wrap around the shoulder. The part that actually holds the gun usually sits on your support side’s rib cage. 

AlienGear Shapeshift Holster
Alien Gear Shapeshift Holster Shoulder

The support side is the hand that you don’t squeeze the trigger with. It helps to stabilize or support the strong hand. The strong hand is the one you do squeeze the trigger with.

Shoulder Holster Back

This method of carrying a concealed gun is great for people who wear a jacket and is also commonly employed by undercover and off-duty police officers.

But it’s not all looking cool…

  • The guns tend to fall out much more likely than other holsters
  • You’re muzzling the person behind you
  • When you unholster it’s easy to sweep a couple of people in front of you too
  • Your shirts will get gross sweat marks from the holster
  • When you take off your jacket, the gun is no longer concealed

Ankle

This method of carrying a concealed gun is great for deep concealment or for times when a backup gun is needed.

In this case, there is no printing unless you’re wearing tight pants.

AlienGear Shapeshift Holster
Alien Gear Shapeshift Holster Ankle

Nobody will know you’ve got a gun on you unless you pull your pant leg up and show them.

The drawbacks to this method are that your gun can be hard to get to, and it can be uncomfortable to the point that it can pull your leg hair out and rub your skin unless you wrap it around a boot.

Womens Concealed Ankle Holster
Womens Concealed Ankle Holster

Without any further ado, let’s get to some specific examples!

Best IWB Holsters

I’m a fan of “hybrid” holsters for IWB, where the gun shell is Kydex, and the backer is either something synthetic or leather. Here are a few of my favorites.

But don’t worry…we’ll go into pure Kydex IWB holsters too!

Hidden Hybrid Holsters

Our editor’s current favorite hybrid holster is from Hidden Hybrid Holsters, and here’s our full review.

Not a very creative name…but they work!

Hidden Hybrid Holsters Assortment
Hidden Hybrid Holsters Assortment

They are a small company from OH that uses Amish leather down the road from their shop.

Hidden Hybrid Holster, Suede Back, Double Clip
Hidden Hybrid Holster, Suede Back, Double Clip

The leather they choose and the suede backer make all the difference in comfort.

The thickness/rigidity is Goldilocks right…and the suede feels better than raw leather against your skin.

I’ve tried out a couple of their options and love their single clip Appendix Carry.

EMP in Hidden Hybrid Holster, Appendix ,Single Clip
EMP in Hidden Hybrid Holster, Appendix , Single Clip

Here it is in action during our review of the Springfield EMP.

It keeps things hidden…

Appendix Carry, EMP, Hidden Hybrid Holster
Appendix Carry, EMP, Hidden Hybrid Holster

And I’d definitely recommend getting the “claw” attachment which pushes the holster more into your body.

Claw Attachment in Action
Claw Attachment in Action

Have something bigger…or a light/laser/RMR?

Glock 19 with TLR-1 in Hidden Hybrid Holster
Glock 19 with TLR-1 in Hidden Hybrid Holster

They got you covered with an option that lets you go both IWB and OWB (with belt holes).

If you’re down with pistol optics for carry…their version completely covers the optic.

However, here’s a regular G19 in the 4/5 o’clock position since I don’t like it too chunky.

Glock 19 in Hidden Hybrid Holsters, Two Clip
Glock 19 in Hidden Hybrid Holsters, Two Clip

IT’S HIDDEN, IT’S HYBRID.

Exposed G19 in Hidden Hybrid Holster
Exposed G19 in Hidden Hybrid Holster

Ok, one more perk…all the holsters I tried give you a full grip.

Full Grip on G19 with Hidden Hybrid Holsters
Full Grip on G19 with Hidden Hybrid Holsters

They also have mag carriers.

Hidden Hybrid Holsters, Mag Carriers
Hidden Hybrid Holsters, Mag Carriers

I’m not huge, so the double double-stack mag carrier was just way too big for me. However, the single was perfect and really comfy.

Hidden Hybrid Holsters Single Mag Carrier
Hidden Hybrid Holsters Single Mag Carrier

And something for the lols…or if you really need to walk tall and carry a big stick…

Hidden Hybrid Holsters, Big Stick Mag Carrier
Hidden Hybrid Holsters, Big Stick Mag Carrier

Newest update…I’ve been wearing an HHH with my Sig P365XL for over 18 months and I wouldn’t change my loadout.

P365XL in a Hidden Hybrid Holster
P365XL in a Hidden Hybrid Holster

Here’s a quick draw from my full review of the P365XL.

Full review here…but so far, Hidden Hybrid has my vote for the comfiest hybrid holster I’ve tested so far.

What’s your take on HHH? Rate them below!

Crossbreed Holsters

The Crossbreed Supertuck Deluxe was previously our founder Eric’s favorite since it’s comfy with the leather backing (don’t worry, it comes in black, too) and allows for a full grip.

Crossbreed Holsters with G17, G19, G26
Crossbreed Holsters with G17 (SuperTuck), G19 (SuperTuck), G26 (Appendix)

Since it’s pretty large, it’s used best for a 4-5 o’clock location.

The combat cut is slightly less comfy since the grip is more exposed, but it’s what I prefer since I get a nice “high” draw where the web of my hand perfectly meets the beavertail of the pistol.

crossbreed combat cut
Crossbreed Combat Cut

Here’s the leather backing:

Crossbreed Holsters, Leather Back
Crossbreed Holsters, Leather Back

And for smaller guns that you plan on appendix carrying…yea, they have those too.

Crossbreed Appendix Holster with G26
Crossbreed Appendix Holster with G26

Here it is in action with a G19, which still fits well.

A great hybrid holster from a reputable company!

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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Alien Gear

The Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.5 is a great IWB holster for the money if you’re not a fan of leather.

Aliengear Cloak Tuck 3.0 with XD Mod 2
Alien Gear Cloak Tuck with XD Mod 2 (Old 3.0 Model)

The lifetime warranty plus a 30-day no-questions-asked trial period can’t be beaten.

Plus, they are comfortable with a neoprene-like backing (“alien skin”).

Alien Gear Holsters, Back
Alien Gear Holsters, Back

Check out our full review, where the holster survived months of use and a multi-day CCW course.

ITTS Tactical CCW Course with Alien Gear
ITTS Tactical CCW Course with Alien Gear
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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

And now with some video.

Rounded Gear (formerly Concealment Express)

Looking for something AIWB (appendix) that’s super light (less than 3 oz) yet effective and still comfortable.

Assorted Concealment Express Holsters
Tested Concealment Express Holsters

We’ve been recommending Rounder Gear for years, and they continue to win us over with new updates. The latest is a rebrand to Rounded Gear.

Best IWB: Value

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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Check out the holster in action with a Glock 19.

They even have tuckable holsters…

Concealment Express Tuckable G19 Hidden
Tuckable G19 Hidden
Concealment Express Tuckable G19
Tuckable G19

And a “claw” accessory to further lower the profile of your CCW…although for them, it was never really a problem.

Concealment Express Claw In Use
Claw In Use

Check out our full review of them and all their styles and attachment options.

All Concealment Express Holster Attachment Styles
All Rounder Gear Holster Attachment Styles

Tenicor

Want the Ferrari of kydex holsters?

Check out Tenicor, which brings a concept that’s so “why didn’t I think of that” to the table…

Tenicor Velo Holster with G19
Tenicor Velo Holster with G19

Molding the holster to what a normal human is like at the…groinal triangle (our term, lol).

They only have a few models for their Velo above, but if you’re packing something popular (Glock, Sig Sauer, or M&P), they’ve got you covered.

So is it comfy?

You bet…I put on the holster without the clips and wiggled it around until felt very natural. Then I installed the clips and set the height.

Here it is in action before I go into it more:

Now the clips…there are a couple options, but I went with the most aggressive hold with the T1 clips.

Tenicor T1 Metal Clips
Tenicor T1 Metal Clips

They take a little longer to put on since they will snag your belt and pants…but wow, they feel they will never come off, even in a tussle.

Here’s another angle…and you can also see the raised “camming bar” near the top left. That works like the “claw” in other designs that helps rotate the holster more inwards.

Tenicor Metal Clips & Camming Bar
Tenicor Metal Clips & Camming Bar

There are two other options — snap buckles for your belt or permanent loops where you thread your belt through. Less retention but easier to get on/off, and won’t scratch stuff as easily.

Tenicor Snap Belt Loops
Tenicor Snap Belt Loops

Got a light? They’ve got the Sagax Lux model…

Tenicor Sagax Lux Holster G19 and TLR-7
Tenicor Sagax Lux Holster G19 and TLR-7

It honestly felt the same in my pants as the regular Velo since it’s not that much bigger. For now, it’s only a G19-sized Glock option with TLR-7, XC1-B, XC2, and APLc lights.

Sagax Lux vs Velo
Sagax Lux vs Velo

Plus, it doesn’t use the light for retention, so you can use it without one too.

Here’s another angle…just a little more material to disappear into your “groinal triangle.”

Tenicor Sagax Lux vs Velo
Tenicor Sagax Lux vs Velo

For the comfiest appendix pure Kydex option yet…check out Tenicor.

They are definitely at the high end of the price spectrum, with the Velo at almost $80 and the Sagax at over $100. But if you’re a serious appendix carrier who needs comfort and extreme retention…it’s probably worth it.

Best IWB: Kydex

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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Urban Carry G3

This holster deserves to be in its own category since it melds IWB & OWB…the Urban Carry 3 ($69) offers some distinct advantages over other holsters.

Urban Carry G2
Urban Carry

It’s the third generation of holster and has a host of upgrades compared to its previous iterations.

Urban Carry G3 with Kahr CW9
Urban Carry G3 with Kahr CW9

It allows for carrying with your shirt tucked in…plus even if it prints a little it shows up as something in your pocket.

Urban Carry G3 Shirt Lifted
Urban Carry G3 Shirt Lifted

And allows for an easy grip (although slightly higher than other traditional holsters).

Urbcan Carry G3 Kahr CW9 Grip
Urbcan Carry G3 Kahr CW9 Grip

Another new feature of the G3 is its “LockLeather” which clicks around the front of the trigger guard…preventing the gun from moving or flying out when pulled.

Urban Carry G3 Lock Leather
Urban Carry G3 Lock Leather

However, one negative includes having to have your belt a little looser since your gun sits underneath. And potentially some technique modifications for…bigger guys.

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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

N8 Tactical

A newcomer (at least for me) is N8 Tactical which has a unique hybrid holster that allows multiple handguns to fit in the same holster.

Assorted N8 Tactical Holsters
Assorted N8 Tactical Holsters

Their Original Holster is large but super comfy with a nice backer. Though it’s recommended for compact guns, I had no problem fitting my full-size M&P 2.0 in there.

N8 Tactical Original Hidden
N8 Tactical Original Hidden
N8 Tactical Original Lifted
N8 Tactical Original Lifted

The now have some newer and smaller versions, like the OT2 Micro, which easily fit a few of my sub-compacts.

N8 Tactical O2 Micro Holster Kahr Bersa Firestorm
N8 Tactical OT2 Micro Holster Kahr Bersa Firestorm
N8 Tactical O2 Micro Holster Kahr CW9
N8 Tactical OT2 Micro Holster Kahr CW9

It’s a comfy and easy introduction into holsters at $39…especially if you haven’t made up your mind on what gun to carry.

My one complaint for the Original and OT2 is that you can’t easily get a nice draw grip with the extra material there.

N8 Tactical Original Draw
N8 Tactical Original Draw

Thankfully there’s the combat version of the OT2 Micro, which cuts out some material blocking full access to the grip.

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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

1791 Gunleather Ultra Custom

The Ultra Custom takes a unique approach in that it can be custom-fitted to whichever gun you want to carry. We tested an IWB model and found it to be a great option.

IWB version of the Ultra Custom

This holster is leather but features a section of thermoplastic within. Users heat the Ultra Custom according to instructions, then mold it to the gun they want to carry.

After it cools, the result is a high-quality leather holster, with Kydex-like retention properties. The gun clicks into place when being holstered.

Best IWB: Custom

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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

The Ultra Custom comes with a low-profile clip that can be adjusted for cant angle.

One of the best features of this gun is it can be re-heated and re-formed for a different gun.

There are a few holsters that can carry many different guns, but this one offers a custom fit to each!

PHLster Floodlight IWB

The PHLster Floodlight is a solid holster for those who need a way to carry their light-equipped pistol.

This series of holsters accommodates either the Streamlight TLR-1 or the Surefire X300U light series, depending on which model you go with.

PHLster Floodlight AIWB
PHLster Floodlight AIWB

Size-wise, the Floodlight can tackle compact to full-size handguns, and most popular models are offered, including Glock, Smith & Wesson M&P, 1911, 2011, CZ polymer frame, Walther, and more.

PHLster Floodlight IWB CZ P09
PHLster Floodlight IWB with the CZ P09

What we really love about this holster is that it’s adjustable so you can really get the fit and retention you want. You get plenty of options for things like ride height and cant.

PHLster Floodlight AIWB Seated
PHLster Floodlight AIWB Seated

Though PHLster is a little bit on the higher end of price, this is a holster that you will carry for a looong time.

Best IWB: High End

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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

We’ve got more details in our PHLster Floodlight review.

Best OWB Holsters

Safariland

Eric’s favorite no-nonsense OWB holster brand if you’re looking for a paddle holster that can also be added to a belt.

Safariland Paddle OWB Holster with SP-01
Safariland Paddle OWB Holster with SP-01

Great for carrying or for competition use. And a favorite of law enforcement for their duty belts.

Tons of models, so you’ll be sure to find your pistol, hand, and flashlight combination.

Assorted Safariland Holsters
Assorted Safariland Holsters

Backing allows the use of a paddle or other belt attachment systems (Tek-Lok, QLS, ELS, etc).

Safariland Paddle Holster
Safariland Paddle Holster

Plus, the paddle is well-designed to hug your hips.

Best OWB

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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Specific models, we like since they have so many:

The site is a little complicated, but here’s what we found works:

  1. Choose your holster options (color, draw hand, finish, material)
  2. Press “Check Fit” at the bottom to go to the Holster Finder
  3. Choose “Find by Firearm Type” and fill out
  4. Choose “Any” Security Mechanism
  5. Choose options for slide mounted optics and light
  6. It will show results for your gun

Rounded Gear OWB

Our favorite no-frills company Rounded Gear has branched out of IWB and into the world of OWB.

First off, with their paddle holsters.

Concealment Express Paddle OWB
Rounded Gear Paddle OWB

Easy to take on and off, although I would recommend thicker belts to make sure there’s not too much movement.

Concealment Express OWB Paddle, High
Concealment Express OWB Paddle, High

Here it is in action!

Not digging the paddle style and want a little more security? Belt loop holsters to the rescue.

Concealment Express Belt Loop Holsters
Rounded Gear Belt Loop Holsters

Gets It Done (IWB)

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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Alien Gear Rapid Force Duty Holster

Looking for a quality OWB holster that has retention? Our resident LEO expert reviewed Alien Gear’s Rapid Force Duty Holster and loved it.

Alien Gear Holsters Rapid Force Duty glamour 1
Alien Gear Rapid Force Duty

It’s built tough and has Level II or Level III retention to keep your handgun safe until needed.

Plus, it’s adjustable for hand size with differently-sized thumb switches.

Alien Gear Holsters Rapid Force Duty thumb switch
Alien Gear Holsters Rapid Force Duty thumb switch

And, of course, it can accompany popular pistol lights.

Check out our full review to learn more.

1791 Gunleather

Looking for a simple (and beautiful) leather OWB holster? Look at 1791 Gunleather’s options.

I went with the “vintage” color and wow is it pretty.

1791 Gunleather OWB Leather Holster
1791 Gunleather OWB Leather Holster

I may have to pick up some cowboy shooting soon!

However…I went with a little more modern P320 to try it out. It was tough to get in the first time, but after reading the instructions on how to make it fit better…it’s great.

Easy draw, no fear of it falling out, and not too much effort to get it in there.

1791 OWB Leather Holster with P320, Front
1791 OWB Leather Holster with P320, Front

Belt attachment is great too…I like the angle of how it conforms to my hip.

1791 OWB Leather Holster with P320, Back
1791 OWB Leather Holster with P320, Back

One more kicker? It’s reasonably priced for something made out of nice leather. My setup cost around $57.

Best OWB: Leather

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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Best Belly Band Holster

Crossbreed Holsters

The Crossbreed Modular Belly Belly Band ($70) adds some extra safety with a Kydex gun-specific shell that covers the trigger. 

They also have a sewn-in magazine/phone/flashlight pouch, plus the ability to add in magazine holsters.

Best Ankle Holster

Sticky

Best Ankle Holster

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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

For that extra deep concealment ($33). You can even fit an extra mag or knife next to your gun with this adapter.

Sticky Ankle Holster
Sticky Ankle Holster

Remember to add their holsters which use a rubbery material to stay in place.

Best Shoulder Holster

Galco

Best Shoulder Holster

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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

For those times when you’re wearing a suit and tie but also feel like being prepared.

Being like James Bond ain’t cheap, though…

Best Gun Belt

With most of the holsters you’ll likely get…you’ll need a great gun belt.

Best CCW Gun Belts, Thickness
Best CCW Gun Belts, Thickness

One that doesn’t scream “look at me” but is sturdy enough to not flex under the weight of a fully loaded gun and even extra mags.

Kore Tactical Gun Belt Rigidity with P365
Kore Tactical Gun Belt Rigidity with P365

My favorite is the Kore Essentials with X7 Buckle ($60) which meets all the requirements and has an awesome “clickable” adjustment system. See it in action:

It allows me to loosen when I’m sitting down or getting into the car, and then quickly tighten when I’m back up again.

Kore Essentials Belts
Kore Essentials Belts

There are various colors of their nylon tactical belt (what I like) and even some leather options too.

And by slightly shifting the buckle to the side it blends in pretty seamlessly with your wardrobe.

Kore Tactical Gun Belt P365 Top View
Kore Tactical Gun Belt P365 Top View

Remember to use code “PEWBELT10” to get 10% off at TriStar Trading. And check out our shirts there as well!

Or, if you prefer direct…use code PEWPEWTACTICAL at Kore for the same.

Best Gun Belt

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at Tri Star Trading

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

I have a complete review of them here or also check out Best Gun Belt options for more traditional ones too.

Kore Leather Gun Belt with P365
Kore Leather Gun Belt with P365

Final Thoughts

No matter which method of concealed carry you choose, you need to practice your draw and re-holster often to make sure you master it.

As for holsters?  Sometimes it takes trying out a couple to see which one fits and feels the best.

Assorted Concealment Express Holsters
Assorted Concealment Express Holsters

And how that you’ve gotten the perfect holster and gun…what happens if you have to use it in a defensive shooting?

Check out our round-up of the Best Concealed Carry Insurance, which has tons of information!

USCCA Elite Membership
USCCA Elite Membership

Also, check out even more holster recommendations:

So…what holster did you end up getting? Let us know in the comments below. Also, if you’re a lady and need tips for concealed carry, check out our Definitive Guide to Concealed Carry for Women.

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