Glock 19 holster for Concealed Carry
Glock 19 Holster
Are you looking for an everyday carry holster for your Glock 19? Here’s everything you need to know about Glock 19 gun holsters and how to pick the best one for you.
Buyer’s Guide for Glock 19 Holsters
Carrying your handgun in a quality holster is necessary for safety and comfort. A quality holster is typically designed and molded to accept only one specific gun model, giving it a snug fit and high retention, two traits crucial to achieving the best levels of safety.
Glock 19 holsters (also called G19 holsters) are gun holster types designed to carry one of the world’s most popular Glock pistols, the Glock 19. Due to the pistol’s identical dimensions with the Glock 23 and Glock 32, you can also safely use holsters designed for these handguns.
Types of Glock 19 Holsters
There are numerous types of holsters on the market that accept Glock 19 pistols. We recommend using Kydex belt holsters when carrying a Glock 19. A belt holster is designed to be carried on a gun belt, making it one of the safest and most common types you can choose today. Types of belt holsters include IWB, AIWB, OWB, and paddle holsters.
Types of holsters to avoid
Although alternative types of holsters do exist, they have numerous drawbacks, including:
- Shoulder holsters are comfortable to wear while seated but are very challenging to carry concealed without an extra layer over your shirt.
- Leg holsters (e.g., drop-leg) are primarily designed for open carry in military and law enforcement contexts. While they are comfortable, they are impractical to carry concealed.
- An ankle holster offers adequate concealment but makes it impossible to reach your gun without bending or kneeling down. Additionally, it may be impractical with a gun of the Glock 19’s size.
- Chest holsters are typically found on tactical vests and chest rigs. While they are practical for uniformed personnel, they are impossible to conceal comfortably.
Why is Kydex a better choice than other materials?
Incognito Concealment recommends using everyday carry gun holsters made of Kydex. Kydex offers many advantages over other materials, such as leather holsters, hybrid holsters, or ballistic nylon holsters.
Cheap nylon holsters may seem like a great budget holster option due to their low price, but they offer poor durability and retention, making them unsafe to carry long-term.
Although leather holsters are a traditional choice favored by many, this material also presents several issues. The more affordable leather holsters may not hold up to general wear and tear, and high-end holsters made of leather may be too expensive for shooters on a budget. Additionally, all leather holsters require regular, dedicated care and maintenance, without which they fall apart quickly.
Best Glock 19 Holsters Reviewed 2022
Here are some of the best G19 holster models you can purchase today, allowing you to compare and contrast their features with your carry needs.
Best IWB holster: Incognito Concealment T3
The Incognito T3 is a 100% US-made inside the waistband holster (IWB) crafted using low-profile Kydex sheets. This covert holster’s slim profile minimizes printing, improving concealability even when carrying mid-size handguns such as the Glock 19. It is the ideal choice for the shooter looking to carry a Glock 19 in a top-quality deep concealment holster.
This adjustable gun holster features an open-ended pancake design, fully protecting your pistol’s trigger guard but keeping the holstered pistol’s muzzle exposed. This prevents dust and lint buildup during wear.
Additional features for extra concealment and more comfortable wear include 100% adjustable passive retention, a full-size sweat guard, and compatibility with the Discreet Gear 1.5-inch belt clip for extra concealability and an even lower profile. You can pair it with a single or double magazine pouch to carry additional magazines.
Best Appendix holster: Incognito Concealment 2-Piece Appendix Rig
If you prefer to carry Appendix Inside the Waistband (AIWB), you should use a type of holster specifically designed for this unique carry method. The Incognito Concealment 2-Piece Appendix Rig is one of the best G19 holsters for AIWB carry available today.
This contemporary holster’s design features two elements joined together with a flexible cord, so it fits around the curves of your body without discomfort. One element consists of the AIWB holster, providing complete protection of the trigger guard, equipped with a modwing and fitted with one of the belt clips. The other element consists of a single magazine carrier and the second belt clip.
This complete gun holster package allows you to carry your Glock 19 and one extra standard magazine with no additional accessories.
Best OWB holster: Incognito Concealment Venture
If you need a duty holster or prefer to carry your Glock 19 outside the waistband, the ultra-comfortable Incognito Venture is an ideal choice. Suitable for both open and concealed carry, it features the same low-profile Kydex sheet construction as the T3, complete with 100% trigger guard protection for safety and a contoured design for maximum comfort.
As a holster designed with versatility in mind, the Venture does not feature a thumb break or additional retention options. It relies entirely on the holster shell’s passive retention.
The Venture is a highly convenient customizable holster designed to be as easy to use as possible. You can adjust the 1.5-inch standard belt clip to take the holster on and off without removing your gun belt, increasing your holster’s versatility. You can also replace the 1.5-inch belt clip with a belt loop or 1.75-inch alternatives, ideal for fitting an extra-large custom gun belt.
Best Paddle holster: Incognito Concealment Ergo
Paddle holsters are designed to let you carry a firearm around your waistband even without a gun belt, using a large paddle to grip inside your pants. The paddle also lets you quickly put it on and off, changing the carry position as needed. The fully protected trigger guard makes adjusting your holster easy and safe.
Paddle holsters such as the Incognito Ergo are the ideal solution for shooters who frequently need to transition between seated and standing positions, such as law enforcement agencies, driving, and office environments. The Ergo’s large contoured paddle complements the taco-style gun holster design to provide the shooter with maximum comfort, ideal for everyday carry.
Compare Best Glock 19 Holsters
If you’re unsure which types of holsters best fit your needs, here are the main pros and cons to consider for each gun holster type we offer.
What are the pros?
There are several benefits to each holster type we carry:
- IWB holster: Offers maximum concealment when carrying strong-side or behind the hip, the most common carry positions
- AIWB holster: Ideal for concealed carry in the appendix position
- OWB holster: Most and accessible holster type, provides the highest comfort level for everyday carry
- Paddle holster: Most flexible, easiest to readjust and adapt to the situation
What are the cons?
Some disadvantages to consider when purchasing these holster types are:
- IWB holster: Not the fastest or easiest to access, requires you to train and practice your draw stroke
- AIWB holster: Not recommended for beginner shooters due to the safety concerns of carrying appendix without proper training
- OWB holster: Challenging to carry concealed without the right choice of cover garments
- Paddle holster: The paddle gives this holster type the tallest profile, making it challenging to conceal without printing
What You Should Know About the Glock 19
The Glock 19 is the compact version of the Glock 17, a highly popular pistol used by law enforcement agencies and armed forces worldwide. The G19 was the first Glock pistol designed with concealed carrying in mind, first introduced to the market in 1988. It has since been refined multiple times, having existed throughout all five of Glock’s iterative model generations.
Glock pistols are renowned for their durability, reliability, ease of use, and lightweight construction. Generation 5 Glock 19s feature an ambidextrous design and a high-accuracy Glock Marksman Barrel, making it the best Glock 19 version to date.
Specifications (Glock 19 Gen 5)
- Caliber: 9x19mm Parabellum
- Overall length: 7.28 inches
- Barrel length: 4.02 inches
- Height: 5.04 inches with standard magazine inserted
- Width: 1 inches
- Capacity: 15+1 rounds with a standard magazine, compatible with 17-round and 33-round magazines intended for the Glock 17 and Glock 18
Shop Glock 19 Holsters Today at Incognito Concealment
Incognito Concealment is dedicated to providing American citizens with the best hand-crafted Kydex holsters for Glock 19 pistols and a wide selection of other handguns. Our products are ideal for beginners and advanced shooters.
We offer a complete selection of IWB, OWB, and paddle holster designs compatible with all of your favorite firearms for an affordable price. For more information, contact us today at (586) 333-4240.
Glock 19 Holster FAQs
Will a holster for a Glock 19 fit a Glock 19X?
A G19 holster will accept a G19X without issues, as long as that holster can fit the ambidextrous slide release. The pistols are identical in dimension except for the grip height.
Is the Glock 19 good for concealed carry?
In our opinion, the Glock 19 offers a perfect middle ground between the concealability of a compact pistol and the capacity and ease of shooting of a full-size model.
Should you carry a Glock with one in the chamber?
Glock pistols feature multiple internal safeties designed to prevent accidental fire. As long as you practice gun safety rules, carrying your Glock 19 fully loaded with a round in the chamber is safe.
Will a Glock 19 MOS holster fit a Glock 19?
Holsters designed to accept the G19 MOS have a slide cut to accommodate a red dot sight or another pistol optic. A standard G19 should still fit without issues.
What is the most comfortable concealed carry position?
The most comfortable concealed carry position depends primarily on your preferences. Most shooters prefer strong side hip carry, although you may find appendix carry or behind the hip carry more comfortable. The only carry position you should avoid is small-of-the-back (SOB) carry. SOB carry is uncomfortable and presents numerous safety risks.
What is the most comfortable IWB holster for Glock 19?
It depends on your preferred carry position. If you prefer appendix carry, we recommend the Incognito 2-Piece Rig Holster Glock 19. If you like other carry positions instead, we recommend the Incognito Concealment T3 for Glock 19.
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