We tried out several different Ruger LC9 holsters and came up with this list of the 11 best Ruger LC9 OWB holsters. Outside the waistband (OWB) holsters are better for a few reasons. To be specific, OWB holsters are better for their grip, re-holstering and are comfortable. They hold your gun securely to your hip.
The Ruger LC9 is a great handgun and it’s an amazing carry gun.
Let’s begin with our favorite OWB holster and the one we recommend.
Best Ruger LC9 OWB Holster Reviews
The Ronin is the foundation of the GunfightersINC holster lineup. The Ronin embodies Gunfighters' core principles of simplicity, ergonomics and durability in every way possible. Their base material is the premium USA made .08 thickness kydex which is hand-formed against the firearm of choice resulting in unsurpassed retention characteristics, a smooth draw, and long-term durability. Every line on the holster serves to either enhance comfort, functionality or aesthetics so that it not only feels like an extension of your body but looks like one too. Belt loops are hard riveted to the holster then painstakingly hand contoured for maximum comfort and a perfect offset. No two belt-loops are the same and no threaded fasteners are used in anything we build so there is nothing to ever come loose and fall out. Marine grade friction tape is then applied to the inside of each loop to ensure maximum stability. The end result is a single, indestructible piece of equipment you can bet your life on, they do. They’re so confident in their gear that they back it up with an unconditional lifetime guarantee. Whatever happens, they will have your back!
Click Holsters Brigandine is the most famous outside the waistband (OWB) custom kydex holster made with .08 kydex. They have created the OWB Brigandine with a unique vacuum forming process that produces a 90/10 split. 90% of the gun is outside the center of the holster, leaving only 10% inside. This creates the most comfortable carry experience for any OWB so you do not feel the edges of the gun against your body. The Brigandine OWB custom holster comes with several clip options and unique color styles.
The Eclipse Straight Drop ambi holster is a pancake style holster that is OWB/IWB and ambi. The versatility is achieved by moving the contour from the holster to the attachments. The Eclipse IWB conversion kit is included which features the popular klipt ambi attachment. It's easy on, easy off allows the shooter to put their holster without removing their belt. Dramatically reduces firearm "printing"; Constructed of high quality materials. With a smooth & quick draw while concealed; contoured profile to fit snug to body.
The Low Pro OWB (pancake) is a slim yet durable holster design that is designed to be carried as close to the body as possible. The injection molded belt loops allow your firearm to hold tight to the body while simultaneously contouring to your body and not interfering with the full combat grip. The belt loops are strategically placed to evenly distribute the weight of your firearm. This holster also has a full length sweat guard to maximize your carry experience.
The Protective Services Elite holster was designed by military and law enforcement special operations veterans to suit your unique needs. They wanted a belt holster adjusted for cant that was comfortable, durable and would retain the gun no matter the conditions. They wanted a holster that rode close enough that concealment was easy, even in simple cover garments. They wanted a holster that was fast and suitable for everyday carry, training and competition. Like everyone else, they have boxes full of holsters that are great for one or two things but lacked in other areas.
They designed their holsters with a forward rake/cant of approximately 15 degrees to aid in concealment. All Advanced Performance Shooting Holsters are individually engraved make, model, and date of manufacture, as well as the builder's signature, to ensure authenticity. If you are looking for the best, then look no further. At Advanced Performance Shooting, they are extremely proud to provide their customers with a truly superior product, backed up by our lifetime warranty. The Elite Combo includes a custom crafted kydex holster and one ambidextrous magazine pouch. Just like our holsters, our unique magazine pouches provide secure retention without sacrificing speed or accessibility. Images may not depict the particular firearm that is listed.
The outside the waistband (OWB) is a popular alternative to carrying a larger gun inside the waistband. This holster features belt slits in a leather/kydex shell. In the back side of the holster there is a center kydex belt loop to keep the holster tight to your waist. The standard cant of this holster is set to 15 degrees providing rapid draw with maximum concealment. The OWB Holster is available in black, brown or tan leather, in left- or right-handed.
Outside the waist band (OWB) holster is perfect for concealed carry. Head Down holsters are designed with comfort and concealment in mind. They use .080 thick Kydex to ensure durability and 1 3/4" belt loops are standard. These holsters will allow all day comfort with all day carry. All of their custom Kydex holsters are manufactured and assembled in Dallas Georgia by vets and are ideal for OWB concealed carry.
This holster by Falco Holsters is custom made for Ruger LC9. The holster is designed for both concealed and outside the waistband carry. The holster is hand molded for the perfect holster-fit. It features the reinforced opening, which enables easy draw and fast re-holstering. The widely spread belt loops with press-studs, make this model very stable and comfortable for everyday carry. The holster can be put on or removed without taking the belt off. An adjustable tension screw provides the additional security. Entire barrel is covered, open muzzle design. Standard holsters are designed to fit a 1.6 inch belt, if you need a holster for a different belt size, please specify it in order detail. Standard holsters are designed to fit a 1.6" belt, if you need a holster for a different belt size; please specify it in your order details.
The Blade-Tech Total Eclipse is built off the popular Eclipse design with two major differences. The contouring curve in the holster is now in the attachment itself. Attachments are available in straight drop and FBI cant. In addition, we have included the popular Eclipse IWB conversion kit, which features our new Klipt attachment. The easy-on, easy-off Klipt attachment allows the user to quickly put their holster on without removing their belt. With a six-in-one carry system that accommodates for both inside/outside carry for both right and left hand users, it is truly one of the most versatile holsters available on the market. Package includes FBI cant attachment which allows you to change between straight drop and FBI cant.
This is a custom handmade Black Holster for the Ruger LC9 OWB dual snaps. This holster was made for inside the waistband, it has 1.5" belt loops. This holster is made for the right hand shooter, left available as a custom order. We use 7 to 8 oz. premium hermann oak vegetable tanned cowhide leather, wet molded to fit the gun. Our recommended wearing position is 3:30 - 4:00; positioning the front of the holster with the side seam of your pants, the back of the holster towards your back pocket.
The Talon Ruger LC9, outside the waistband holsters (OWB) is our version of a simple, comfortable, nice looking and high-quality holster. They have built these holsters out hermann oak American steer hide, made these in the USA and back them with their NO BULL GUARANTEE. The double leather top keeps the holster open for easy reholstering with one hand. The angles of the belt loops were cut to provide a slight forward cant. The front loop is incorporated in the wrap around piece and put forward on the holster to keep the gun from turning away from the body. This keeps is tight and concealable without taking up too much belt space. The rear loop is extended to hold it tight and provide stability.
If you have a Ruger LC9 and are in need of an OWB holster, we recommend the first holster on this list. It’s the GunfightersINC Ronin OWB Holster for Ruger LC9 with Crimson Trace, Right Hand (Black).
That’s the end of our list. Did we miss any concealed carry OWB holsters for the Ruger LC9? If so, please leave a comment below and we’ll take a look!