The Fonrroni Universal Holster is probably the most affordable holster that I have ever reviewed. The shipping cost may be almost as much as the holster itself. That being said, the Fonrroni is a good value option for people who want a simple nylon holster.
The Fonrroni is designed to fit Glocks 21 through 42 and other similar-sized handguns. Because the holster is made of stretchy nylon, it could probably fit a wide range of guns, even slightly smaller auto-pistols. The holster is extremely light and surprisingly comfortable on your body. Both left and right-hand designs are made, and the holster has the usual features such as a sweat guard and 1.77-inch clips, which are adjustable for cant.
The ride height, however, can’t be adjusted, and the nylon fabric will obviously not have the same retention that a Kydex tuckable holster will have. Over time, the nylon will also stretch, which means that this holster will not last you a lifetime, and your gun may slide but then again, at this price, nothing will.
If you are looking for a backup or want to experiment with tuckable carry, this is a very affordable option and is certainly better than its price suggests.
The Foxx is a leather and Kydex tuckable holster that naturally has a slightly forward cant. However, there are five holes in the leather backing for ride height adjustment, and the cant can also be played with.
This particular holster is designed to fit the Taurus Millenium G2C, but Foxx makes identical tuckable holsters for many other makes and models of pistols. Two different color options are available, and the belt clips can fit belts up to 1.75-inches in height. One common issue with the holster is that the clips can be a bit flimsy, mainly because the screws tend to loosen easily.
Otherwise, the Foxx is a good holster, and the Kydex mold has good retention and covers the barrel and trigger guard completely. The leather backing may need one treatment of leather conditioner to get it to soften up for maximum comfort, but this is a good quality option considering the price.
The Don’t Tread on Me ( DTOM) holster is a cheaper option that is designed to have all of the features that more popular brands have on their holsters. In appearance, it certainly looks the part. As a deal sweetener, DTOM offers a lifetime guarantee on their holsters.
The backing and sweat guard area of the holster is Napa leather, and the holster is Kydex. The design naturally has a slightly forward cant, but this can be adjusted with the belt clips. There are four holes for the clips for ride height adjustment.
The retention is good for the Glock models 17 through 23 but is not adjustable, which is the case for all tuckable designs. One area where I think the holster does lose some quality points is with the clip screws. They are not as good as many of the more expensive options, and they can come loose quite easily.
The belt clips themselves can fit belts up to 1.75-inches in height but are also of a lower quality than many competitor brands. In general, the DTOM is a perfectly reasonable holster that comes in at about half the price of other brands. If you plan on buying a tuckable holster as your primary method of carrying, then I would suggest that you pay a bit more for a holster with a bit more overall quality. On the other hand, if you want a backup holster that won’t set you back too much, then the DTOM is a decent choice.
The DTOM does have a lifetime guarantee with almost no small print, but the old adage still applies: you get what you pay for.
The Alien Gear brand is very popular and deservedly so. They make good holsters, and they generally make holsters for a wide variety of pistols. The Cloak Tuck 3.5 is no exception. From CZs to Glocks and Berettas, there are custom mold holsters for all of the popular makes and models.
They also make a left and right-handed model for almost all of their molds which are very helpful for southpaws who struggle at the best of times to find decent holsters.
In addition, the neoprene backing is flexible and very comfortable on the body. The holster does have plastic clips, but they are very sturdy and will grip your belt well.
The ride height and cant are adjustable through the clips, which do not require screws. As far as the market goes, the Alien Gear holster is one of the best mid-price range options and is a pretty safe bet.
The Galco Kingtuk Air holster under review is for the Glock models 43, 48, and Springfield Hellcat, but the Air holster is also made to fit almost all other Glock pistols sizes as well as the S&W and 1911 models.
The Galco has a ventilated steer hide backing plate which is flexible after a few days of use and is far less sweaty in hot weather. The added bonus of having many ventilation holes is that the belt clips can be fitted onto any of these holes, giving you many options for ride height and cant.
The polymer belt clips are of good quality, and the only issue I would raise is that they only fit belts up to 1.5-inches in height. Galco does sell belt loops separately, though if you prefer wearing thicker belts.
The retention and draw speed for the Galco is great, but it’s important to note that if you have a Glock 48, the barrel will protrude beyond the Kydex holster. Otherwise, the holster covers the trigger guard almost completely.
Unfortunately, the Galco is available in a right-hand version only.
Tuckable holsters are a versatile option for people that need to conceal carry while wearing many different clothing styles. A tuckable holster can be worn in a conventional IWB style, or it can be worn with a more formal shirt that needs to be tucked into your pants.
A tuckable holster is designed so that you can tuck a shirt into your pants over the holster and handgun, leaving only the belt clips visible.
Naturally, a holster must be comfortable, and everyone will favor different materials for this purpose. Our top picks of tuckable holsters cover the hybrid leather/kydex designs and the nylon and neoprene designs.
Our selection has holsters from the affordable bracket going up to the mid-price range to suit everyone’s requirements. A tuckable holster may be your primary form of carry, or you may want one as a backup or only for occasional use.
Either way, you should find an ideal holster amongst our best choices.
Tuckable holsters certainly have their place, and the idea of making a holster that allows you to tuck your shirt in is a stroke of a humble genius. However, there is no such thing as a perfect holster design, and all styles of carry will have their own set of pros and cons. Your personal preference determines which cons you can live with.
Due to the standard backplate design of tuckable holsters, you will find that they do not allow for adjustable retention.
This is one feature that you will have to live without when choosing to carry with a tuckable design. It is not necessarily a big downside; it just means that the fit of your belt and pants becomes more important. Concealment, however, is a big plus.
Some holsters will use neoprene or other synthetic materials for the backplate. The hybrids use leather. Decent leather should soften up after a few days of wear and become really comfortable.
When it comes to the good quality makes of holsters, it is purely a matter of personal preference regarding the material. Most of the better holsters, no matter the material, will be comfortable to wear.
Having your shirt tucked in over your holster will naturally have an impact on your access and draw speed. If you must tuck your shirt in then, this is unavoidable, unless you buy a wallet holster instead and carry a micro pistol.
A tuckable holster will require you to put in some practice to ensure that you develop an efficient and safe way of drawing.
This can also make the holster design an important factor. All of the holsters that feature on our list cover the trigger guard of your gun, which makes drawing and re-holstering safer.
Not all holsters are made the same. Like all other styles, some are fantastic, others not so much. In general, tuckable holsters are IWB options but will appeal to people who need to tuck their shirts in and still retain concealed carry for their guns.
The only possible drawback to the tuckable design is that the retention is not adjustable, but this issue should be offset by the fact that the holster sits on the inside of your belt. If concealment is paramount, these gun holsters are great.
This question is hard to answer without sounding like a fanboy of one particular company or another. Firstly, materials are subjective. Some people prefer leather over Kydex. Nylon holsters can be extremely comfortable, but the retention of your gun is often not as good unless you have a thumb strap or other means of retention. How much retention you want is also a personal choice.
I would recommend that you decide which material you prefer and the level of retention that you want. After that, if you buy a holster from any one of the better-known companies, you will have a very comfortable holster, provided it’s not a two-dollar special.
That wraps up our top picks of tuckable inside-the-waist belt holsters. As you may have noticed, as far as appearances go, tuckable holsters mainly look the same and have very similar designs. It can often be the little things that make all of the difference.
As you go from affordable to mid-range in price, it’s the quality of the clips that often get a bit better. The belts that you are wearing are also important for comfort in the long run, and a holster that can fit your preferred belts is also a factor that you should not ignore.