The Best Holster For Open Carry – Picked From Popular Brands

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Wirecutter, Consumer Reports, Techradar, and many other online Magazines have been testing different products for several years.

In order to understand the nuances of each product, they tested them head-to-head, paying close attention to their fit, comfort, style, and overall performance.

We pick the best holster for open carry from real consumers’ ratings. In this review, we compile all the details to give you a thorough, big-picture perspective on which models will be best for you. For such holster for open carry, we believe quality and comfort are paramount to having the best time with your holster for open carry.

Keep reading to see the quality and features of each holster for open carry across key performance metrics to identify our top recommendations for a variety of uses and budgets.

Best holster for open carry: Compared

1. G19 Holster, OWB Paddle Holster for Glock 19 19X 44 45 Gen 1 2 3 4 5 Glock 23 32 Gen 1 2 3 4, Outside Waistband Gun Holster, Open Carry, Adjustable Cant, Quick Release – Right Handed

Features :

  • Fit Gun Models(Optic Ready): This OWB paddle holster fits Glock 19 Gen 1 2 3 4 5, Glock 19 MOS, Glock 19X, Glock 23 Gen 1/2/3/4, Glock 32 Gen 1/2/3/4/5, Glock 44, Glock 45 – Right Handed(Note: Doesn’t fit Glock 23 Gen 5 model)
  • Quick-release Button: This G19 holster allows you to place your index (trigger) finger in the perfect position that enables a smooth, quick draw from this 60 degree adjustable holster.
  • AUTO-Locking: This holster for Glock 19, Glock 19X, Glock 23, Glock 32, Glock 45 has an integrated auto-locking mechanism that will automatically lock and hold your firearm safely when you put it back in the gun holster.
  • Durability: Our gun holsters are made of durable, lightweight polymer material that is resistant to impact, heat and scratch. It’s designed for tactical training, hunting, military, the range, law enforcement agencies, personal defense, daily carry and open carry of any kind.
  • Adjustable Carrying Angle: This paddle holster is 60 degrees adjustable with the Allen Key (included). Simply rotating the paddle to get your desired carry angle.

Additional Info :

Color OWB Polymer Holster-Black
Item Dimensions
Height 1.5
Width 1.5
Length 2.3

2. Drop Leg Holster,Compatible with Glock 17/19/ 23/31/32(Gen1-5), G22 (Gen 1-4), G19x/45. Open Carry Holster for Outside Waistband

Features :

  • Design with a Quick Connect/Disconnect System. The holster can be attached to/detached from drop leg platform in seconds so you can switch between holsters and pistols for different tactical situation.
  • Compatible with ALL GUN FLOWER Holster and mag pouch. This model comes with a G17/G19/G31/G32/G45 Holster.
  • Toolless-Rotation Adjustment, No more need to hunt for a hex key. The holster can be rotated easily by pressing the button on the top of the panel.
  • Level II Retetion: Index Finger Release System and audible locking feedback with a crisp clicking sound when weapon is securely sat in the holster and it won’t come out unless you want it to by pressing the release button.
  • High&Low Ride Adjustable. Buckle can be removed and the length of the strap can be adjusted to decide the ride height of the holster.
  • Elastic strap offers comfort. Fiber-reinforced polymer material provides durability. Together with the curve outline and shape of the platform means this drop leg holster is designed for comfort, durability and convenience.

Additional Info :

Color Black

3. Level Ⅲ Gun Holster for Glock 17 17C 22 31 Gen 1-5, Adjustable Rentention OWB Paddle Pistol Holster with Auto Lock Thumb Release Button, Outside Waistband Open Carry Holster, Right-Handed

Features :

  • 【Holster Fit Guide】Our Custom molded holster is designed to perfectly compatible with G17 G22 G31 G17C Gen 1-5.
  • 【ALS SYSTEM】Auto locking system achieves an audible click when you holster the weapon, which can secure your weapon inside this OWB holster to ensure ultimate safety.
  • 【Level Ⅲ Duty Holster】With its thumb-activated retention, the push button and thumb swipe lever are operated with a single motion of the thumb, resulting in a fluid, natural draw motion every time. Duty ring mechanism provides max security.
  • 【Adjustable retention】Adjust the side screw to adapt to different tightness, fit for kinds of pistols.
  • 【Adjustable retention】Adjust the side screw to adapt to different tightness, fit for kinds of pistols.
  • 【Muzzle Cut】Muzzle end can be cut to expose or cover threaded barrels and compensators, works with variations of the pistol with longer slides.
  • 【APPLY FOR EVERY PLACES】It is widely used by duty holsters, uniformed law enforcement and peace officers, security personnel, military personnel, private persons and shooting sports holsters all over the world.

4. Multi-Fit Gun Holster Fits 80+ Pistols, OWB Tactical Holster for Glock/Sig Sauer/CZ/Ruger/Springfield/Beretta/S&W M&P/1911/Taurus/HK, 360° Adjustable, Universal Open Carry Holster – Right Handed

Features :

  • Multi-Fit holster: This paddle holster fits more than 80 pistols – Glock 17, Glock 19, Sig Sauer P320/P226 MK5/P2022, Springfield Armory XD series, Beretta 92FS/92G/92X, Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm/40, M&P Shield EZ 9mm/.40/.380, Taurus G2C/G3/G2/G3C/PT92/PT809/TX22, 1911 series, CZ 75/85, HK USP/P30, Ruger LC9S/EC9S/Security 9/SR9. And for more gun models, please check out the FIT GUIDE. (Note: Doesn’t fit revolvers and guns with high front sight, laser or light)Over 80 pistol holster for ONE!!
  • Quick-release Button: This tactical holster allows you to place your index (trigger) finger in the perfect position and with grain finish release button that provides intuitive drawing tactility and enables a smooth, quick draw from this 360 degree adjustable holster. Plus, auto-locking mechanism will automatically lock and hold your firearm safely when you put it back in the gun holster.
  • Adjustable Retention: Our universal gun holsters offer three tention adjustments(Two on the barrel part and the other one on the trigger guard) to fit more than 80 pistols and set the tension to your personal comfort to ensure a fast and smooth draw every time. To make that adjustment, Adjust proper space to fit your gun by loosening or tightening screws.
  • Adjustable Carrying Angle: This open belt carry holster is 360 degrees adjustable with the Allen Key (included). Simply rotating the paddle to get your desired carry angle. And with the paddle, it allows you to attach on and remove this gun holster from your pants or belt in width up to 2″.
  • Durability: Our OWB holsters are made of durable, lightweight polymer material that is resistant to impact, heat and scratch, offering quick, reliable access. It’s designed for tactical training, hunting, military, the range, law enforcement agencies, personal defense, daily carry and open carry of any kind.

5. POLE.CRAFT OWB Holster for Glock 19 19X 22 25 44 45 Glock 17 31 32 Outside Waistband Open Carry Paddle Polymer Holster with Safety Lock, Angle Adjustable / 1.5″-2″ Belt Adjustable

Features :

  • Fit Gun Models (Optic Ready): This OWB paddle holster fits Glock 19 Gen 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 (with optic), Glock 19X (with optic), Glock 17 Gen 1/2/3/4/5 (with optic) ,Glock 22 Gen 1/2/3/4 (with optic), Glock 31 Gen 1/2/3/4/5 (with optic), Glock 32 Gen 1/2/3/4 (with optic), Glock 44 (with optic), Glock 45 (with optic) – Right Handed (Note: Doesn’t fit Glock 22 23 Gen 5 model)
  • AUTO-Locking: This Glock 19, Glock 19X, Glock 17, Glock 22, Glock 31, Glock 32, Glock 44,Glock 45 holster has an integrated auto-locking mechanism that will automatically lock and hold your firearm safely when you put it back in the gun holster. Effectively prevent guns from falling or being robbed.
  • Quick-release Button: This Glock 19 Holster allows you to place your index (trigger) finger in the perfect position that enables a smooth, quick draw from this 60 degree adjustable holster.
  • Adjustable Belt Clip Width: The adaptable width of the belt clip can be adjusted from 1.5″-2″, which allows the holster to securely lock the belt and avoid moving the holster when the gun is drawn.
  • Adjustable Carrying Angle: This OWB Glock 23 holster is 60 degrees adjustable with the Allen Key (included). Simply rotating the paddle to get your desired carry angle.
  • High Compactness: This holster is tailor-made for Glock 19 19x 17 23 44 45, with high precision, the gun will not shake obviously inside, and you don’t have to worry about making disturbing noises when you are exercising.
  • Durability: Our Glock 19 gun holster are made of durable, lightweight polymer material that is resistant to impact, Anti-aging, Anti-heat and Anti-scratch. It’s designed for tactical training, hunting, military, the range, law enforcement agencies, personal defense, daily carry and open carry of any kind.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 1.574803148
Width 3.149606296
Length 9.055118101

6. Compatible with Glock 19 Holster, OWB Kydex Holster Fit: Glock 17/Glock 19/19X/26/32/44/45 Gen(1-5), Optic Ready Outside Waistband 1.5”/1.75” Paddle Holster, Posi-Click Audible Retention Lock, Right

Features :

  • 【Glock 17/19 Outside The Waistband Kydex Paddle Holster】Perfectly fit: Glock 17 Glock 19 19X Glock 26 32 Glock 44 Glock 45 Gen (5 4 3 2 1) Pistol, .8’’ US Kydex made both comfortable and durable. Outside the waistband Open carry holster, preserve your Glock handgun in perfect condition(Note: Not Fit any laser/light)
  • 【Optic Cut】 Glock 17/19 holster accommodates variety of optics, Over-Cut Open muzzle allows threaded barrels pass through
  • 【Posi-Click Audible Retention Lock System, Fits Like A Glove】 The OWB holster 19 Glock possess Posi-Click Audible Retention Lock System, you would hear a “click” sound when your pistol is firmly seated
  • 【1.5’’ / 1.75’’ Belt Fit】 Glock 19 OWB holster Paddle is suitable for up to 1.75’’ belt, with hook in buttom, it stick firmly in your belt when drawing and holding
  • 【Full Cover Trigger, No Scratch, No Jitter】 The holsters for Glock 19 full covering all access to the trigger, which can avoid all possible accidents. All edges are polished and smooth designed be exceptional consistency and accuracy. Smooth inside instructure can avoid scratching your love handgun
  • 【Lifetime Warranty】 We offer a lifetime warranty, if for any reason you are unsatisfied, please feel free to contact our 24/7 Customer Services for replacement or a full refund of your purchase price, we stand behind the quality of our work!

Additional Info :

Color Glock 17/19/19X/26/32/44/45 Gen(1-5)

7. M&P Shield EZ Holster fit S&W M&P 9mm 380 Shield EZ, Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P Shield EZ 9mm 380, Open Carry OWB Paddle Holster, Adjustable Cant & Quick Release – Right Handed

Features :

  • Fit Guide: This OWB paddle holster fits Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm Shield EZ; Smith & Wesson M&P 380 Shield EZ; S&W Performance Center M&P 9mm Shield EZ; S&W Performance Center M&P 380 Shield EZ(M2.0) – Right Handed(NOTE: Doesn’t fit models with light or laser)
  • Make a Quick Draw: This holster for M&P 9mm Shield EZ holds the gun close to your body and the ergonomically friendly release button is right in the position where your trigger finger will naturally come to rest in order to make a fast draw with one hand. The auto-locking mechanism feature will automatically lock and hold your firearm safely and 100% trigger guard coverage while holstered.
  • OPTIC READY & Effective Concealment: This Shield EZ holster features the slotted cut in front of the holster that allows an optic to be installed on your firearm and also allows the shooter to holster the firearm more efficiently. With the attached OWB Paddle that sits very close to your body, this OWB holster can be concealed by wearing light outerwear or loose-fitting shirt.
  • High-tech Polymer Material: Our MP Shield EZ 380 holster are made of high-tech, strong, durable polymer material that is resistant to impact, heat and scratch to to ensure this holster that will stand the test of time and provide comfort while you carry. It’s designed to be functional yet comfortable that is also perfect for police, military, the range, tactical training, hunting, target shooting, law enforcement agencies, self-defense, daily carry and open carry of any kind.
  • Adjustable Carrying Angle: This M P Shield EZ 9mm holster comes with 60° adjustable belt paddle that allow you to quickly attach or remove your OWB holster from your pants or belt in width up to 2″. No need to remove or unbuckle the belt when attaching or removing the holster. Simply adjust the paddle with the Allen Key (included) to get your desired carry angle.(Tip: You can use it with the belt or without it)

8. G19 Holster, OWB Paddle Holster Compatible with Glock 19 19X 32 44 45(Gen 3 4 5) 丨Glock 23(Gen 3 4). Open Carry Holster for Outside Waistband, Index Finger Release System/ 360-Adjustable, Right Hand

Features :

  • 【Precision Molding Open Carry Holster】 Tailor-made for G19/19X/23/32/44/45(Gen 3 4 5 Only). Our Injection Molding System makes sure that every of our holster is not only precise and perfect fit, but also durable and sturdy.
  • 【Level II Retention System】Level II Retention with Index Finger Release System, that means your weapon will stay in the holster without any chance of falling out unless you press the release button to make your smooth draw. Perfect for law enforcement and personal use.
  • 【 360-Degree Adjustable Paddle with Soft Silicon Attached】This paddle will fit 1.5’’, 1.75’’, 2.0’’ wide belt with soft silicon attached on the skin side to make you feel better when it’s against your skin. The paddle is 360-degree adjustable for all carrying position.
  • 【‘POSI-CLICK’ Locking Feedback】This holster provide locking feedback with a crisp clicking sound when weapon is securely sat in the holster and it won’t come out unless YOU want it to by pressing the release button.
  • 【Lifetime Warranty with 24/7 Customer Service】All of our products come with LIFETIME WARRANTY. If you are not 100% satisfied, we provide full refund and replacement to you no question asked.

Additional Info :

Color 1-Paddle(Index Finger Release)

9. Taurus G3 Holster, OWB Polymer Holster Compatible with Taurus G3, Open Carry Holster for Outside Waistband, Index Finger Release System/Adjustable-Cant. Right Hand.

Features :

  • ★【OWB Holster Fit Taurus G3】: This is our fine quality Polymer OWB Holster tailor-made for Taurus G3. It’s not only high accuracy, but also sturdy and durable. Pistol holster on the belt is comfortable enough for daily carry, you can protect yourself anytime, anywhere.
  • ★【 Auto Lock System】:Level II retention system means it won’t release the weapon until you press the release button down as you draw to increase personal safety. That means our holster be able to enduring the hardest operating environment and is perfect equipment for military, shooting coach, law enforcement agencies especially personal protection.
  • ★【Adjustable ‘POSI-CLICK’ Retention & Cant】: When you holster your Taurus G3 Pistol, you’ll hear a satisfying ‘CLICK’ let you know your weapon is securely holstered, won’t come out unless you want it. Cant (or Carry Angle) is adjustable from -180 to +180 Degrees, ensure quickly and smooth draw, customized for your needs, Appendix, Strong side, Behind the hip or Cross draw carry.
  • ★【Strong Durable Belt Clip】: Our gun holster fit 1.5-2.25 inch belt width. It’s not just easy to use, but more importantly, A strong durable Holster can let you avoid accidents that endanger your life.
  • ★【Llfetime Warranty】No questions asked return policy and Lifetime Warranty. If for any reason you are unsatisfied, please feel free to contact our 24/7 Customer Services, we stand behind the quality of our work!
  • ★【Incompatible】: Not for other Taurus series, only for Taurus G3.

Additional Info :

Color Black

10. P365 Holster, OWB Kydex Holster Fit: Sig P365 / P365 SAS / P365X / P365 XL Pistol, Outside Waistband 1.75 Inch Paddle Holster Open Carry, Posi-Click Audible Retention Lock, Optic Ready, Right Hand

Features :

  • COMPATIBILITY – Compatible with Sig Sauer P365 / P365 SAS / P365X / P365 XL pistol outside waistband open carry – accommodates variety of optics – Incompatible any Laser/Light
  • COMPENSATOR & OPEN MUZZLE CUT – Sig P365 holster OWB can accommodate with various compensators – Over-Cut open muzzle accommodate with threaded barrel
  • 0.08 INCH US KYDEX MADE – OWB holster for P365 is made of .08″ (2mm) US Kydex material, which possess rugged, durable, waterproof, washable and lightweight characters – Super suitable for daily concealed carry
  • HAND POLISHED EDGE & SMOOTH INNER STRACTURE – All WARRIORLAND Kydex holsters edge are polished by hand – Smooth inside structure ensure no scratch nor wear
  • 1.75 DURABLE PADDLE – P365 XL holster Paddle is suitable for 1.5 and 1.75 inch belt, with hook in bottom, it stick firmly in your belt when drawing and holding
  • ADJUSTABLE POSI-CLICK AUDIBLE SYSTERM – You can hear a clear “CLICK” sound when firearm was firmly seated – Retention are adjustable with Philips Screwdriver for suitable tightness
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY – ALL WARRIORLAND holsters possess lifetime warranty, if for any reason you are unsatisfied, please feel free to contact our 24/7 Customer Services for replacement or a full refund of your purchase price, we stand behind the quality of our work!

How to Choose the Best holster for open carry?

In identifying the most efficient holster for open carry we looked at several aspects, the first being the specification. All holster for open carry are labeled with an estimated use. We looked at the standard. We then took the price of the holster for open carry and we did a price comparison of each product. As we researched the different holster for open carry available today, we focused on portability and connectivity above all else.

Budget

Budget can be an important factor when choosing the holster for open carry. Just because a product is cheaper, you might end up buying something cheap, which will not withstand the workload. You can choose from a variety of holster for open carry that is affordable and offer your desired features.

Durability

When you invest a lot of money in a product, you should make sure you are able to utilize it as effectively as possible. When purchasing an holster for open carry’s durability is, without a doubt, one of the most important elements to consider. You should look for brands that offer long warranties and guarantees, as well as durable products. An inexpensive holster for open carry may give you a good few months of service, but it won’t offer adequate service for many years. You might consider spending a little more on a better holster for open carry, eliminating random costs of maintenance, since a new holster for open carry cannot realistically be purchased every month.

Size

A holster for open carry takes up less room space in your home. Small, lightweight holster for open carry are also easier to move around. Despite this, the smaller holster for open carry may not have the same advantages. keyword occupies more space when the product is used.

Cost

Don’t think about the price before considering the need. The more expensive holster for open carry is, the more likely you are to be forced into buying it, only to never use its features. The cheaper options may also appeal to you, but you may find they don’t meet your needs. Take your time before making a decision otherwise, you may overspend.

Ease Of Use

Several great items have been found, with each one having pros and cons on its own. There’s nothing wrong with it, but make sure you pick something that works for you. Plus, if you’ve ever used a holster for open carry before, you should be able to easily navigate it. Taking this into account, some are a little difficult to operate solely. On the other hand, the technology on the other side of the pond is really stunning. When you use holster for open carry, you rarely need to do that.

What People Ask About holster for open carry?

What To Look For In A holster for open carry?

As you compare different coffee makers, there are several factors you’ll want to consider to find the best model for your home.

  • Style: There are several kinds of holster for open carrys available today, and they all have their own benefits. Some are a popular choice, as they can generally do multiple servings at once.
  • Capacity: Some holster for open carrys have a larger capacity while others have a small capacity. To find the best option for your home, consider how much capacity you will need.
  • Features: holster for open carry often have a variety of features designed to keep your task easier.
  • Usage– The most efficient product available may not be a good option for your needs. Consider your usage and the purpose of the product along with its efficiency.

How to find a reputable seller when buying the best holster for open carry?

Finding a reputable seller can be difficult when looking for the best holster for open carry. Firstly, you should check the seller’s profile on Amazon. Check out how many ratings they’ve received over time, as well as their feedback score. You will be able to determine whether a company is trustworthy and whether or not the product they claim to sell matches what they offer. 

Check out the company’s website, and read articles about them. It is important to ensure they have high feedback if they are selling an expensive item. Otherwise, you are unlikely to get what you pay for.

Do you have enough money to buy the holster for open carry?

Money is an uncomfortable topic. While some have lots of money, others struggle to pay their bills. It is important to decide if you have enough money to purchase the good holster for open carry that fits within your budget before buying. To determine if we have sufficient money, we must consider our income, our expenses, and our goals.

What will you use the holster for open carry for?

Choosing the right holster for open carry is all about knowing your needs and what fits your lifestyle best. Therefore, manufacturers offer many types of holster for open carrys in various sizes, colors, and prices to allow you to find the right one.

Will this holster for open carry last?

It depends on the amount of money you want to spend. You may save at least 2 to 4 years by cutting your expenditures. The upfront costs need not be too high if they are not too expensive individually or over time. In order to avoid the recurrence of such a problem, you should use a high-quality product since your wallet cannot handle repeated errors. When you have reliable prices and an income that isn’t too low, these are pretty good deals. Otherwise, if the price is in line with the quality and represents what customers expect for what they have purchased, it should be fine.

How long the brand has existed in the market?

Among the many questions, people ask about a brand, is how long they’ve existed. Our biggest concern when looking for the holster for open carry is whether or not it stands the test of time and becomes a quality option. Brands that have existed for a long time and build trust with customers are considered trusted brands.

How to use the holster for open carry?

Please read the instructions carefully. Despite your opinions, this is neither boring nor time-wasting in any way. Before using the product, you should read the instructions carefully because if you fail to follow them, there is a possibility of malfunction. Make sure you know all that it does and how it does it by reading up on its features and functions.

The Verdict

Buying high-quality products is a magical feeling, and it makes you feel good. When you buy products, you should always check the product’s reviews and check the brand. It is important to see whether or not the product will meet your expectations so that you won’t be disappointed after buying it.

If you are looking for the best holster for open carry in 2022, you should choose from the products listed above. They will offer the best performance in terms of quality and quantity. They will give efficiency, and at the same time, what matters most is their quality. If you go for any of these products, you will be more than just a satisfied customer.

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