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Philem Withlead
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Published Aug 26, 2021
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Our Top Picks for Tuckable Holsters

Review of the Best Tuckable Holsters from Our Research

FONRRONI Universal Holster, Concealed Carry Holster, IWB Holster, Holster for Female/Male Fits Glock 21,23,26,39,42/S&W, M&P Shield/Ruger/Taurus, Black

Universal Holster, Concealed Carry Holster, IWB Holster, Holster for Female/Male Fits Glock 21,23,26,39,42/S&W, M&P Shield/Ruger/Taurus, Black
  • 【Wide Adaptability】 Fit Glock 19,21,26,39,42, Taurus 1911, Walther PPS/PPK, S&W, M&P Shield, Sig Sauer P365&SP2022, Beratta, Ruger EC9s&LC9&LC9s, and Similar one.
  • 【Concealed Carry】 Double 1.77 inch metal clip, belt clips holds fast. You can put the holster whatever angle, It will very easy to pull out and use. Can be concealed carry, convenient for self-defense.
  • 【Innovative Material】The metal clip made by waterborne paint spraying process. The holster main part fabric is made of 1000D nylon and TUP material, Innovative material holster can fit in various types.
  • 【Ingeniously Design】 The back of the IWB holster has more than 1180 3D silica gel particles, can skid resistance, buffering and shock-absorbing, making holster more comfortable to carry.
  • 【Ultralight and Ultrathin】 Universal holster less than 86g. At most 20 A4 paper's thickness. Comfortable contact to person’s skin. At the same time, more conducive for conceal carry.

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.

Pros

  • Great price
  • Very thin and comfortable
  • Cant is adjustable

Cons

  • Ride height is not adjustable
  • The retention of the nylon will not last in the long run

FoxX Holsters Taurus Millenium G2C in The Waistband Hybrid Holster Tuckable, Concealed Carry Gun Holster

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.

Pros

  • Adjustable cant and ride height
  • Custom molded holster

Cons

  • Belt clip screws loosen easily
  • Retention is not adjustable

DTOM Ultimate Tuck IWB (Inside The Waistband) Hybrid Holster - RH, Black, fits Glock 17, 19, 26, 22, 23, 27

DTOM Ultimate Tuck IWB (Inside The Waistband) Hybrid Holster - RH, Black, fits Glk 17, 19, 26, 22, 23, 27
  • DTOM LIFETIME REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE! - From workmanship to function to everything else, we want you to be TOTALLY HAPPY - if your purchased DTOM item doesn't satisfy, simply contact us, and we'll rush your free replacement (FOR LIFE!). You take NO RISK by ordering today!
  • Adjustable Metal Belt Clips allows for low or high IWB carry as well as giving you a way to adjust the drawing angle of your weapon.
  • Fits Belts up to 1 3/4, for Glk 17, 19, 26, 22, 23, 27
  • Material: Highest Grade Napa Leather, Kydex, Steel Metal Clips. Built to be one of the most comfortable IWB methods of carry on the market today.

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.

Pros

  • Excellent price
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • Adjustable cant and ride height

Cons

  • The clips and screws could be of a better quality

Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.5 IWB Holster for Concealed Carry - Custom Fit to Your Gun

Alien Gear holsters S&W Bodyguard .380 Auto Cloak Tuck 3.5 IWB Hoslter (Left Hand)
  • Custom fit to your specific pistol to ensure for proper fitment and retention. Custom Fit to: S&W Bodyguard .380 Auto
  • Fully Adjustable: Get the ride height and cant exactly the way you want it all without any tools! Allows you to carry the way you want to! Can also adjust the retention by simply tightening the screws!
  • Conceal in Comfort: Soft neoprene backing that is flexible to move and form to your body while retaining shape for reholstering! The material is sweat-wicking while being breathable to reduce irritation when wearing the holster for extended periods of time!
  • Simplicity at its Finest: Very simple design where it counts without sacrificing the quality of the materials or the comfort in all of our products!
  • Made right here in the USA, insuring the use of high quality materials and hardworking American craftsmanship where we stand behind our Iron Clad program to insure you have a holster for life after a 30 day test drive!

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.

Pros

  • The neoprene backing is very comfortable
  • Adjustable ride height and cant
  • Good custom fit retention

Cons

  • The belt clips are super tight. This is good for belt grip, but it can be tough to get on to thicker belts.

GALCO - KingTuk Air IWB Holster for Glock 43, 43x, 48, and Springfield Hellcat, Right Hand (Natural) (KA800)

GALCO - KingTuk Air IWB Holster for Glock 43, 43x, 48, and Springfield Hellcat, Right Hand (Natural) (KA800)
  • DESIGNED TO FIT GLOCK & SPRINGFIELD: Galco's KingTuk tuckable IWB holster  is designed and molded to fit the Glock 43, 43x, 48, and Springfield Hellcat. NOTE: Not compatible with red dot optics.
  • UNRIVALED SPEED AND PERFORMANCE: The KingTuk Air features a ventilated steerhide backing plate with a rigid Kydex holster pocket providing extreme comfort, especially in hot or humid climates, along with fast draw and easy holstering. 
  • UNIQUE CLIP DESIGN: Worn inside the waistband, the KingTuk Air includes Galco's patent-pending polymer UniClip and Ultimate Stealth clip designs for excellent concealment, stability and easy on-off capability.
  • CUSTOMIZED FIT: The clips can be moved up or down in the corresponding holes in the leather, enabling the user to set the carry height and angle to suit their unique preferences.
  • MADE IN THE USA: The premium saddle leather used in our holsters is sourced from the top 2% of leather available in America and is transformed into pieces of functional beauty by our experienced craftsmen in Phoenix, Arizona.

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.

Pros

  • Highly adjustable ride height and cant
  • Very comfortable, particularly in hot climates
  • Good quality leather backplate

Cons

  • Belt clips fit up to 1.5-inch belt height ( Belt loops are sold separately)

Buyer's Guide for Tuckable Holsters

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.

Comfort

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.

Speed and Safety

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.

FAQs for Tuckable Holsters

Are tuckable holsters good?

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.


Who makes the most comfortable IWB holster?

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.


Final Thoughts

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.

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