In the world of handguns, Glocks are by far the most popular, with the Glock 19 is one of the most often bought variants. Glock 19s aren’t the particularly compact handguns, and trying to conceal carry one in an IWB holster may be a pain. An excellent choice is an outside the waistband holster. We’ve done all the legwork to give you the list of the best OWB Glock 19 holsters available on the market today!
|Galco Small of Back Glock 19 Leather Holster
|$51 Shop NowClick to read my review
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|GGD OWB Kydex Handgun Holster w/ Paddle
|$33 Shop NowClick to read my review
|Blade-Tech Signature Series with Tek Lok
|$34 Shop NowClick to read my review
|Blackhawk SERPA Glock 19 Open Carry Holster
|$25 Shop NowClick to read my review
Picking the right Glock OWB holster for your preferences will depend on what your needs are. Is it easier for you to draw your weapon from your hip or your backside? What type of material is most comfortable for you? Do you want your Glock 19 open carry holster to still fit comfortably under your shirt? Are you using any aftermarket accessories, like laser sights or lights?
These are just a few points worth considering before making a final decision on your purchase. Now, let’s take a closer look at the four holsters we picked.
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Materials â The first of two Galco holsters on this list is made of all premium saddle leather, and it can come in black or brown. It is available for left-handed or right-handed shooters, and it has a single belt loop, which fits up to a 1 Â¾â belt. The details of the leather holster are hand-molded, and the sight rails are stitched to protect both the gun and the leather. There is also a tension screw for additional security.
Performance â We wanted to include a small of-the-back Glock 19 pancake holster since many people find carrying a larger handgun at the hip too uncomfortable, making an SOB holster a great alternative. As mentioned earlier, the leather on this Galco holster is of decent quality, and itâs molded very well to the shape of the gun. Once holstered it holds the Glock in the perfect angle for a quick and comfortable draw. Although itâs intended to be concealable under a shirt, there is no reason not to carry it OWB style. And actually, we donât think it conceals very well â itâs just too bulky for that.
What we say â For a leather holster, the price point isnât too bad. We would consider the price range to be in the golden middle and for the high-quality material and the molded details, it’s a pretty good deal. Your Glock 19 should stay very well protected from exterior elements, and it’s a great choice for anyone who doesnât like the carrying style of a classic OWB holster.
- Premium saddle leather
- Angled for quick draw
- Good price point
- Not good for concealing under a shirt
Materials â The GGD OWB Kydex Handgun Holster w/ Paddle is another cheap yet premium holster for the Glock 19. Crafted with high-quality Kydex, this holster is sturdy enough to resist wear and tear after constant use. The holsterâs metal clip fits up to your waist belt by 2 inches.
Thereâs also a remolded clip included for ambidextrous use on either right- or left-hand side. Plus, its heavy-duty belt clip ensures that it stays in place no matter how quick or fast you take your gun out. You can cut the holsterâs thread to fit medium or large handguns. The retention strapâs snap is durable yet easy enough to pop out so that you can draw your pistol out in an instant. In brief, you can wear this holster either inside or outside your waistband.
Performance â The GGD OWB Kydex Handgun Holster w/ Paddle is perfect for secure carry. In fact, this is a holster thatâs suitable for preventing your gun from falling out of your waistband. Also, its size makes it an excellent fit for your Glock 19. Plus, you can also holster medium or large handguns on it as long as you cut its thread.
Our only issue is the retention strapâs snap. Upon first several uses, the snap shuts tight on the holster. This makes it difficult to take your gun out right away. This is dangerous, especially in law enforcement situations.
What we say â GGD OWB Kydex Handgun Holster w/ Paddle is one of this reviewâs cheapest holsters. With only the price of $33, you can get yourself a superb holster for your gun. If youâre someone who runs or jumps around a lot, trust this holster to hold your gun for you. Additionally, the inexpensive price adds up to this holsterâs overall premium quality. Hence, this holster makes it a worthy accessory investment for your Glock 19.
- Consists of strong and durable kydex
- Size is a perfect fit for the Glock 19
- Is ambidextrous
- Very affordable
- Retention strapâs snap hard to pop upon first several uses
Materials â If youâre on the hunt for a more traditional and more discrete Glock 19 open carry holster, then the Blade-Tech Signature might be something you could like. Itâs made of a blend of polymers in all black and perfectly molded to the shape of your Glock. This holster has a special Tek Lok belt attachment, which fits belts from 1 Â¼â up to 2 Â½â.
There are two tension screws allowing you to adjust retention until it fits perfectly to your needs. The Blade-Tech holster is the best holster for OWB carriers who want to take up as little space as possible on their belt without sacrificing a tough and protective material.
Performance â The Blade-Tech OWB Holster is easily one of our favorite holsters for Glock 19s. The rugged polymer is strong enough to hold the Glock in place, but itâs not overly bulky or heavy. The design is very simple, but it covers everything it needs to be effective. Theyâre cheap enough that you can buy multiple holsters to fit your other commonly carried weapons.
Additionally, Blade-Tech offers a wide range of accessories you can add to your system. It’s worth looking at their magazine holders and competitions belts if you are satisfied with your Signature holster
What we say â If your Glock 19 is an everyday carry for you, then you should really consider the Blade-Tech OWB Holster. Theyâre comfortable, simple, and the special Tek Lok attachment should leave you feeling confident enough to wear the holster all day. The price is very reasonable and considering what you get, you can’t really go wrong here.
- Great value for the money
- Sturdy polymer
- Tek Lok belt attachment
- Nothing is perfect, but so far, we donât have any complaints!
Materials â The Blackhawk SERPA is another holster made with injection molding. Blackhawk went for a combination of polymer reinforced with tough carbon fiber. Although itâs an OWB holster, you can use it for close-quarter combat, which means it has an incredibly low profile. It’s also positioned tightly against the body.
n addition, thereâs a drawing release button, and it automatically locks when you place your Glock 19 back in. The paddle and belt loop features can be adjusted for forward or rear cant.
Performance â The SERPA is a fantastic Glock 19 OWB holster to purchase for law enforcement or anyone who needs their open carry tightly concealed against the body. The entire body of the holster is very durable. Also, you can expect that this holster will your Glock handgun from the element, including some objects you could bang into. However, although the holster does lock the firearm in place, the Glock might still “rattle” around slightly during movements. No deal breaker in our opinion, just something you might want to consider.
What we say â For a Glock 19 holster, the Blackhawk SERPA provides a lot of security and concealment. Even if you usually open carry, in some situations you may still feel more comfortable keeping your weapon under your shirt or jacket, and this is an excellent holster to achieve that. The price range you can get the SERPA for is what we would consider being the low-end and if you are able to score a sale it might be the cheapest option on our list.
- Low price range
- Forward or rear cant
- Automatic locking system
- Glock may rattle a bit inside
Our Favorite Glock 19 OWB Holster
This review covered a few varying types of holsters for your Glock 19, so what is best for you really depends on your preferences and your daily needs. However, for everyday use of the common open carry gun owner, we think the best holster is the Signature Series made by Blade-Tech. Firstly, it is one of the most simply designed and discrete holsters weâve seen, even more so than the Blackhawk SERPA model. Since Glock 19s already take up a bit of space, we think itâs better to look for a holster that will counteract that. Second, the Blade-Tech Signature comes at a reasonable price point.
If you’d like to spend a little bit less then our top budget pick is the GGD OWB Kydex Handgun Holster w/ Paddle. It is a pretty straightforward holster you can use both inside and outside your belt. In short, it does the job and costs only $33. Let us know which holster you use for your Glock 19 in the comments below.