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Choosing The Best Glock Holster

Glock handguns are one of the most popular handguns in the world. Glock is one of those brands that is universally known among people who deal with firearms due to its fine engineering and frequent appearance in movies and TV series. If you want to know more about where Glock started, be sure to check out their website’s history page.

There are not any specific numbers on how many Glocks have been manufactured to date….but it would be safe to say there are millions of Glocks in the word!

As such it is only reasonable that there are many folks that need a holster for their Glock handgun. But what is the best holster for Glock handguns?

As is often the case with “what is the best…” type questions, the answer is “it depends”.

When looking for a holster, your personal needs as well as the specific model of Glock you own, will determine which holster is the best Glock holster for you.

The Best Glock Holster Options For Specific Glock Models

On this site, we have published a number of articles answering the question for specific Glock models. You can check them out here:

Glock 17

Glock 19

Glock 21

Glock 26

Glock 30S

Glock 42

Key Considerations When Choosing a Holster For Your Glock

Besides choosing a holster specific to your Glock model (not all holsters will fit any model) you also need to keep in mind a few key considerations. These include:

Concealed or open carry

if you want to carry concealed, you will probably want to look for a inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster, a ankle holster, shoulder holster, belly-band holster or pocket holster.

However, if you don’t plan on carrying concealed, you probably want to look for an outside-the-waistband (OWB) holster or maybe a thigh holster. These are often more comfortable to carry and allows for quicker draw, but have the downside that open carry is not always legal everywhere.

To know what the legal carry requirements are in your site, best to check before spending money on a holster.


The type of activities you plan to undertake while wearing your holster could also have a big impact on choosing your holster. If you need to carry in highly active situations, you may want a holster that offers a bit more retention in order to ensure your weapon does not actually fall out during such activities.

If you retention is not a big requirement for you though, but perhaps the ability to quick draw is, you might want to get a holster that doesn’t have specific retention mechanisms (example a thumb-break)


The material your holster is made from can have a big impact on your gun carry. Holsters are made from various materials, including leather, Kydex, Nylon, composite plastics, etc. Each have their pros and cons.

For example, Nylon holsters are much cheaper and easy to maintain. However, if a Nylon holster is worn against exposed skin, it can cause some very uncomfortable skin irritation!


Holster also come in various price ranges. If you have advanced holster carry needs (example maybe being in tactical situations) you may want to go for an expensive tactical holster with all the bells and whistles. However if you only need a holster to keep your gun in when stored in your gun-safe most of the time, you can probably just go for a lesser priced holster that will keep your gun from getting scratched.

My Glock Model Is Not On Here?!

Please note, as we add more review articles for holsters that fit Glocks, we will add them to this page. So if your model Glock is not on here, just check about a little later.