Types and Materials to Consider when Choosing a Glock 19 Holster

A gun holster is a holder for carrying a handgun or other firearm, typically made of various materials such as leather and molded plastic. It is usually worn on a hip or under the arm. There are different types of a firearm holster available to choose from that fits your comfortability. A type that will allow you to have prompt access to the handgun, as needed.

Find the best match on the following types:

Belly Bands

This type makes it easy to conceal the firearm under the clothing. It can be easily adjusted and gives quick access.

Inside/Outside Waistbands

This is designed to sit either under or outside the belt. The handgun will sit at waist level, giving quick access but keeping it out of the way when you sit down.

Ankle Holsters
This is designed to completely conceal the firearm. Normally used to conceal a second one and prevent from being fully disarmed if the first fails or got lost.

Shoulder Holsters

This is perfect if you prefer not to have anything on or near your waistband. With the gun firmly nestled along the chest, you have easy access for a cross draw. It is designed to be lightweight and non-restrictive that allows freedom of movement all the time. 

Pocket Holsters

Are great for use with a vest or large jacket. Easily concealable and supports immediate access to your firearm when you need it the most. Pocket holsters can be swiftly removed or put in place without unholstering the handgun.

It is best to try on different types to help you get the feel of each one to easily decide which holster suits your needs. As for glock 19 holster, there\’s a huge market of compatible holsters to choose from due to its popularity. The holster\’s job is to hold the firearm when not in use and also to protect it from dropped and accidental discharge. Whether you use it in competition or defensive situation, it should allow you to draw the firearm when circumstances call for it.

As mentioned, comfort is the first determiner of what will suit you best. When trying out, copy your normal actions for the day to check if it will not twist or rub. Make sure that there is no rubbing or any discomfort that can lead to irritation, bruises, or even blisters.

When it comes to materials used, whether Leather, Kydex, or Hybrid Kydex? Leather was the top choice!

Leather\’s ability to stretch is one of its main advantages. Leather holsters bend just enough to hold your Glock against your body – tight and secure. Good for concealed carry. It will take you 100-150 draws to fully break in a leather holster – after which it will fit your pistol like a glove.

Kydex is a plastic-like material that is molded to weapons. It\’s durable and affordable – a crow favorite. The downside of Kydex is that it doesn\’t bend. This makes it less comfortable than leather.

While Hybrid Kydex is a combination between kydex and another material – usually leather. You\’ve got a hard exterior side with a softer interior side. A hybrid kydex holster conforms to your body and is more comfortable than full hard kydex.

It is recommended to stay away from Nylon & Cordura Holsters unless you\’re broke. Here\’s a number of issues with them compared to other styles:

  • They\’re not molded to individual guns.
  • The holster won\’t stay open for you to reholster your gun.
  • The trigger is not protected.
Overall, comfort, security, and dependability are the most important things to consider.

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