We tried out several different Glock 42 holsters and came up with this list of the 6 best Glock 42 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 Glock 42 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 Glock 42 OWB Holster Reviews
This is a custom handmade black Glock 26 holster and mag combo package. Item #0097 and 0019, this holster was made for outside the waistband (OWB), 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 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 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 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!
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 UMPH “Core” Holster is designed to accommodate most of the compact, medium and standard length/size Semi-Automatic pistols on the market today by simply adjusting the tension of the screws and inserts. A lot of deliberation and design went into this concept. The “Core” holster was designed as a pass-through holster, this allows any length weapon to be carried and was also designed to have minimal unnecessary molding of each weapon which would create friction and draw issues as well as unnecessary wear and abrasion to the weapon…and holster.
What makes the UMPH the most unique and versatile holster on the market today is the “patent pending” design of the “blade”. The “blades” are weapon specific by make and model and will ensure a “tailored fit” to lock your weapon securely in place. You decide which weapon fits you carry needs of the day, insert that weapon specific blade and “lock n’ load” and when your carry needs change to a different weapon, you remove the current blade and insert the new designated weapon blade into the core holster, and while each comes with a set of angled belt loops for outside the waistband carry it can just as easily be fitted for inside the waistband carry by adding soft loops, J-clip, or any other attachment device that will accommodate a 1 inch center to center which allows you to use just about ANY method of attachment and you’re back up and running.
While some holsters on the market will allow you to make some minor tuning to the tension, the UMPH has 9 points of adjustment at each of the screw sets to allow you to decide exactly where and how much tension you feel is appropriate for your daily carry preferences. All this modularity and utility has been designed into their holster system after thorough and exhaustive testing and years of experience from users input for the end result of the most versatile and modular Kydex platform available today!
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 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.
If you have a Glock 42 and are in need of an OWB holster, we recommend the first holster on this list. It’s the Winthrop Holsters Glock 42 No Laser OWB Shield Holster and Dual Bowtie OWB Glock 42 Mag Holder Combo Package R/H Black – 0704 AND 0903.
That’s the end of our list. Did we miss any concealed carry OWB holsters for the Glock 42? If so, please leave a comment below and we’ll take a look!