The Fobus Tactical GLT19 is typical of most Fobus holsters in that it is a paddle design and the main holster is made of polymer/Kydex. What sets this particular holster apart is that it’s designed to fit Glocks with lights or red dots attached. Despite the holster being molded specifically for a Glock 19, the holster will fit various Ruger and S&W models that have red dots. It would be a good option for non-Glock owners that struggle to find holsters for guns with lights or red dots.
The holster has received some negative feedback surrounding the draw method. It’s important to note that if your Glock does not have a light attached, then the draw will be fast and straight up and down. If however, you do have a light or red dot attached, you will need to push the gun backward slightly in order to draw smoothly.
Fobus makes good holsters and most of the design differences between GLT19 and other Fobus models is that this holster is specifically designed with red dots in mind. If you don’t carry your Glock with a light or a dot, then other holster choices would be better.
Gould & Goodrich holster is a leather OWB option. It’s made from good quality leather and has double stitching where it needs it. The flatter pancake design helps with reducing printing under clothes and the extra belt hole allows you to adjust the cant.
This holster also has a left-hand option which is a great plus. Aside from the comfort of a good-quality leather holster, the Gould & Goodrich also has an extra retention feature in the form of a thumb strap. The holster also covers the full trigger guard which is a fairly standard safety expectation.
Considering the price and overall quality of the holster, it’s our best pick for Glock 19x owners that like OWB leather holsters but also want an extra retention feature.
The Concealment Express is a Kydex IWB holster that has a lot of nifty design features. Firstly, the holster covers all of the trigger guard and most of the magazine release to ensure safe fast drawing. In addition, the holster has a raised groove over the side to accommodate suppressor height sights. The holster is also short enough around the top of the slide to allow for some optic options.
The cant and retention are fully adjustable and right and left-hand options are available. The Relentless Tactical also has a full-length sweat guard which rounds up all of the holster’s features. Taking into account the price, this is an excellent IWB option for Glock 19x owners.
The Crossbreed IWB is exactly that, a cross between leather and Kydex. The leather to which the holster is attached is soft and makes for an extremely comfortable fit inside your waistband. The leather is also high enough to cover the rear of the slide to protect you from sweat and gun-to-skin chafing.
The clips that attach to your belt are of good quality and can be moved a little to adjust for ride height. The Kydex holster is molded well for a Glock 19 but because it is attached to the leather, it does not have retention screws that can be adjusted.
One complaint that has been made by a few users is that the leather backing can sometimes engage the magazine release on their Glocks. It would seem that this is a very rare problem and could have more to do with individual body shape and chosen ride height.
The cross between leather and Kydex is an interesting idea and the holster is reasonably priced taking this into account. The Crossbreed is our pick for a tuckable IWB holster option. It’s important to remember that the leather on the holster is reasonably soft but it will still take a bit of time to wear in.
The Galco shoulder holster is made from soft suede leather and has a magazine pouch on the opposite side of the gun for convenience and to ensure that the overall weight of the shoulder holster is better balanced.
The Galco has many different color options for both left and right-handed shooters which is quite unusual. Note that the left-hand options are a bit more expensive than the right-hand ones. The holster has a safety strap that can stretch a bit over time but will keep your Glock very tight in the holster.
The Galco may be a shoulder holster but it is the same as all other leather holsters and will be a very tight fit for your Glock to begin with and will probably require you to leave your gun in the holster for a few days.
If concealed carry is your main reason for choosing a shoulder rig, bear in mind that your choice of coat or light jacket is important because the shoulder holster can still print with some clothing choices.
The Galco is our best pick for Glock 19 owners that either need or want to try out a shoulder rig.
Glocks are incredibly popular auto-pistols and if you own one you don’t need me to explain why it’s a great gun. There is an avalanche of holsters available on the market these days and even though a holster is just an accessory, they are important.
Using a bad holster is like wearing a pair of shoes that are too small or too big. There are many holsters that are made for a certain size of the gun, sometimes they claim that the holster fits all small and medium-sized guns- which includes revolvers.
Glocks are popular enough for companies to design holsters that are specific for individual Glock models, so you don’t need to compromise on a perfect fit and excellent retention.
We have scanned the market for you and picked five Glock 19 holsters that will give you a decent choice between Kydex, leather, IWB, OWB, and even a shoulder option. Regardless of your carry preference, there is a good Glock 19 holster that’s made just right for your gun.
If you are a very experienced gun carrier, then you can probably skip on to the holster reviews for specific information on each product. If not, we have a few helpful pointers to assist you with your selection.
Shoulder holsters are far more commonly used in law enforcement than in the civilian world. Most good shoulder holsters will also have a magazine pouch. This is not only because the shoulder rig makes it easy to accommodate spare magazines but it also helps to balance the shoulder holster so that it’s more comfortable for all-day carry.
A shoulder rig will place limitations on your clothing options since shoulder holsters are not really meant for open carry. It’s important to remember that some lighter types of jackets can still print with shoulder rigs.
Some people do use outside-the-waist belt holsters for concealed carry but just like the shoulder rig, it limits clothing options. Many gun carriers may choose to have an inside-the-waist belt holster and an OWB option, depending on the time of year and the clothes they are wearing. If you are looking for just one holster that must be suited to all-year-round carry, then our Concealment Express and Crossbreed picks would be your best bet.
That wraps up the top picks for Glock 19 holsters. Each holster will have features that appeal to different Glock owners. Check out our review summary for the best holster option for different preferences.