Glocks are easily the most popular handguns on the market, and the Glock 19 is one of the most common ones purchased. Glock 19s aren’t particularly compact, and they can be pretty uncomfortable if you try to conceal carry them in an IWB holster. A Outside the Waste Band holster is therefore a good option. We have done the research to find the best OWB Glock 19 holster.
|Galco Small of Back Glock 19 Leather Holster|| ||$50 Shop NowClick to read my review|
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|Depring IWB/OWB Carry Holster|| ||$24 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 – 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 ¾” 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 – 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 a SOB holster a great alternative. As mentioned earlier, the leather on this Galco holster is of decent quality, and it’s 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 it’s intended to be concealable under a shirt, there is no reason not to carry it OWB style. And actually, we don’t think it conceals very well – it’s just too bulky for that.
What we say – For a leather holster, the price point isn’t 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 doesn’t 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 – The Universal Concealed Carry Holster by Depring is another cheap yet premium holster for the Glock 19. Crafted with 800D nylon, this holster is sturdy enough to resist wear and tear after constant use. It’s also available in standard black and its 14 x 7.5cm size is enough for concealed carry. The holster’s metal clip fits up to your waist belt by 2 inches. There’s 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. It can also accept compact and subcompact handguns like the Beretta TomCat pistol. You can cut the holster’s thread to fit medium or large handguns. The retention strap’s 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 – The Depring Universal Concealed Carry Holster is perfect for secure carry. In fact, this is a holster that’s 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 strap’s 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. Other than that, it’s a great pick for Glock 19 owners who want their guns secured through either OWB or IWB.
What we say – The Depring Universal Concealed Carry Holster is this review’s cheapest holster. With only the price of $24.99, you can get yourself a superb holster for your gun. If you’re someone who runs or jumps around a lot, trust this holster to hold your gun for you. Plus, the inexpensive price adds up to this holster’s overall premium quality. Hence, this holster makes it a worthy accessory investment for your Glock 19.
- Consists of strong and durable 800D nylon
- Size is a perfect fit for the Glock 19
- Is ambidextrous
- Can take compact and subcompact handguns
- Can function as either an OWB or IWB holster
- Very affordable
- Retention strap’s snap hard to pop upon first several uses
Materials – If you’re 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. It’s 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 ¼” up to 2 ½”. 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 – 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 it’s not overly bulky or heavy. The design is very simple, but it covers everything it needs to be effective. They’re 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 – If your Glock 19 is an everyday carry for you, then you should really consider the Blade-Tech OWB Holster. They’re 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 we don’t have any complaints!
Materials – The Blackhawk SERPA is another holster made with injection molding. Blackhawk went for a combination of polymer reinforced with tough carbon fiber. Although it’s an OWB holster, it’s designed for close-quarter combat, which means it has an incredibly low profile and it’s positioned tightly against the body. There’s a drawing release button, and it automatically locks when your Glock 19 is placed back in. The paddle and belt loop features can be adjusted for forward or rear cant.
Performance – 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, and you can expect your Glock to be protected from the elements as well as most 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 – 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
- Reinforced with carbon fiber
- 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. First of all, it is one of the most simply designed and discrete holsters we’ve seen, even more so than the Blackhawk SERPA model. Since Glock 19s already take up a bit of space, we think it’s better to look for a holster that will counteract that. Second of all, 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 Depring IWB/OWB Carry Holster. It is a pretty straightforward holster you can use both inside and outside your belt. In short, it does the job and costs only $25. Let us know which holster you use for your Glock 19 in the comments below.