Mar 4, 2021 at 12:00am
By Zac C.
The Best Glock 19 Holsters
Choosing the best Glock 19 holsters depends on a number of factors. Ultimately, each person has different needs and what works best for one person isn’t best for another. Factors to consider include whether you are looking for open carry or concealed carry. Additionally, ease of access, hand dominance, style of clothing, and level of comfort are important factors to keep in mind. We offer many holsters that are ambidextrous as well as others where you can choose between right or left handed draw. A good holster should also protect the trigger when re-holstering to prevent the risk of negligent discharge.
At Galco Holsters we offer an extensive variety of holsters tailored to specific manufacturers and gun models. This includes a large selection for Glocks that can be filtered by model. Our broad product selection allows for everyone to find the holster that best suits their needs.
Inside the Waistband Holsters (IWB Holsters) are a popular type of holster for concealed carry. For concealed carry, IWB holsters are great for ensuring your gun is completely hidden. This does depend, of course, on how your clothes fit. Tightly-fitted clothing will obviously make guns harder to conceal.
We offer holsters made from premium materials, with features like reinforced mouth openings, offset belt loops for better stability, and thin, concealable profiles. One of our popular holsters, the Tuck-N-Go 2.0, provides a fast draw after the concealing garment is swept out of the way, while the reinforced mouth ensures a smooth and easy return to the holster.
While IWB holsters are generally comfortable, this can depend on your body type. It may take some trial and error to find what feels best for you. Sweat can be a factor with IWB holsters, so many of our products feature raised sweat guards to protect your gun from perspiration, and to protect your skin.
Appendix Carry Holsters
Appendix carry is a popular position for IWB holsters. They sit in front of the body between the belly button and the hip and provide a quick draw. The position may require some adjusting for comfort, especially when seated. To maximize comfort, it’s important to consider a number of factors. This includes how bulky the gun is as well as the clothes you wear. Pants one size larger may significantly enhance comfort with an IWB holster.
You should also consider retention. You want to know that your holster is going to stay in place and isn’t sliding up or down. It is crucial to consider trigger coverage for any holster, but it is especially important for appendix carry. As with all concealment methods, appendix carry demands correct gun handling and proper holster selection.
Shoulder Holster Systems
Shoulder holsters are a harness-based system that allows for grab-and-go carry of ammo, accessories or even multiple weapons. The modular configuration allows you to carry a gun and ammo carrier, two gun holsters, or even our SHUKA (insert link) knife mounting accessory. They work well for concealed carry under a jacket or loose shirt and are comfortable when seated. You’ll also want to choose a holster that works with your dominant hand so you can quickly access your gun when needed.
Our shoulder holster systems are made with premium leather, easy to put on and remove, and most importantly they are a long-lasting and safe option.
Kydex holsters are made from high-strength thermoplastic. They are durable, don’t have a “break in” period, and are nearly maintenance-free. Their long-term durability also helps to ensure your gun remains protected.
We offer a number of Kydex / Thermoplastic holsters with options for IWB holsters, belt holsters, shoulder holsters and more.
Ankle holsters are another popular option for concealed carry. Access is very quick and easy from the seated position, whether commuting in a car or sitting at a desk. Ankle carry offers multiple advantages in deep concealment applications. Further, for some users, ankle holsters are a popular option to carry backup guns.
This type of holster is comfortable to wear for hours – and is actually more comfortable than most when sitting. We offer a number of options that would work well with the Glock 19, plus an Ankle Safe to securely carry your valuables as well as a spare magazine or other accessories.
We have a concealable leather Ankle Glove holster made from premium steerhide with genuine sheepskin padding for comfort, on a neoprene ankle band securely fastened with a hook-and- loop closure. If you want a lighter ankle holster, we offer the Ankle Lite or Cop Ankle Band ankle holsters. Additionally, we have a Boot Extender accessory to extend ankle holsters by 1-5 inches in length so you can wear them with boots, or if you have a larger ankle circumference.
Choosing the Best Glock 19 Holsters
Again, the best holster will ultimately depend on your particular needs. Take the time to research what you are looking for. Further, for those new to owning guns or those buying a new type of holster, it can take some getting used to. Some holsters have a quicker draw than others, but a smooth and safe draw will also depend on your level of training.
The type of gun you have also affects the type of holster you should look for. For all of the holsters mentioned above, we offer holsters that work for Glock 19. We also offer a number of other holster options. Take a look and contact us with any questions. We are more than happy to help ensure you find the perfect holster