6 Best Springfield XDS IWB Holsters | XDS Holster (Kydex & Leather)

We tried out several different Springfield XDS holsters and came up with this list of the 6 best Springfield XDS IWB holsters. We prefer inside the waistband (IWB) holsters because they hold your gun securely, are easily concealable and highly comfortable.

The Springfield XDS is a great concealed carry weapon and it’s an amazing concealed carry gun.

Let’s begin with our favorite XDS holster and the one we recommend.

Comp-Tac MTAC Holster – 1.50 Black Standard Clips

Behind-the-hip (4 o’clock position), tuckable, adjustable cant, slim profile, and adjustable ride depth, there is no way you can go wrong with this holster. This “hybrid” holster combines cowhide leather backing with a kydex half-shell mounted on the leather. The leather backing provides the desired comfort achieved by leather holsters. The kydex half-shell provides the reliable, consistent draw and re-holstering capabilities. Adjustable cant and ride depth the clips on the MTAC can be re-positioned to ride higher or lower on the holster. This allows the cant (angle) to be adjusted more or less depending on user preference. The ride depth can also be adjusted in the same manner. The interchangeable clips can be swapped out for different styles, colors, and belt widths.

Customers all over have written positive reviews about this XDS holster. This holster is made by being modeled to the gun so it fits in perfectly and “clicks”. Due to this fit process, there may be small scuffs on the inside of the holster. This is normal and caused by the fit process.


Comp-Tac IU Max Holster

The Infidel Ultra Max holster is an inside the waistband kydex and leather hybrid holster designed for concealed carry for the Springfield XDS. The Infidel Ultra Max is designed with cant adjustment holes to allow the user to change from a reverse cant, straight drop speed cant and FBI forward cant. The Infidel Ultra Max’s top grain cow hide leather backing is the most comfortable material to wear against your skin. It provides a soft flexible material that does not rub or pinch. The Kydex body on the Infidel Ultra Max provides a rigid material that is custom fit to each firearm and maintains its shape even with the pistol un-holstered. The smooth, low friction surface allows for a fast draw and easy one-handed re-holstering of the firearm.

The all-kydex body will not bend or stretch over time and is impervious to sweat and solvents. The Infidel Ultra Max’s kydex body is also interchangeable, allowing you to have one holster for all of your firearms. You can purchase spare bodies on the holster parts and hardware page. The Infidel Ultra Max can mount to your belt with two different mounting options; the comp-tac infidel clip or the infidel belt loops. The infidel belt clip is a nylon clip that slides quickly and easily over the belt. Infidel Belt Loops are top grain cow hide leather that provides additional security by wrapping around your belt and snapping closed.

It is not recommended to wear the infidel CTAC clip or shirt tucker strut with the Infidel Ultra Max as the different cants may cause stress on the additional struts. NOTE: The “Slide” version allows the user to use one holster for similar guns of different lengths (such as Glock 9mm, .40, and .357). The Slide is typically slightly longer than the shortest gun of the series, and left open so that longer guns may ‘slide’ through the end of the holster.


K Rounds LLC IWB Traditional,Springfield,XD-S 9mm, .45 Cal,1.75″ Polymer IWB Loop,Right Hand,Adjustable Cant,WITH Laser Guard,Black

The Traditional IWB is molded out of a slim yet durable .080 true Kydex. The first thing you will notice with this holster is the contour of the overall shape. Like all K ROUNDS holsters this IWB is formed not only to the firearm but the human body. The outside contour of the belt helps the operator conceal but also helps to keep the holster in the natural voids of the body. This holster is designed to be worn in the 4 o clock position on the belt for right handed shooters and 8 o clock position for left handed shooters.

The soft Injection molded loops feature the security of directional pull the dot snaps making this holster a secure yet easy on and off. When drawing your firearm for the first time you will notice the strategic cutaways. As you come in for the “full combat grip” you will see that the holster is precisely cut away to not interfere with the grip or draw. This XDS holster has an integrated adjustable tension that can be set with any traditional Phillips head screw driver.


Galco Kingtuk IWB Holster for Springfield XD-S 3.3″ – RH BLK

Galco’s KingTuk tuckable IWB reigns supreme in comfort, speed and versatility. The patented KingTuk provides the best of both worlds: a comfortable backing plate made of lined saddle leather with napa leather front combined with a rigid kydex holster pocket for a fast draw and easy holstering. Worn inside the waistband, the KingTuk’s removable metal belt clips (fitting belts up to 1 3/4″) 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. Optional, interchangeable injection molded nylon C-Hooks – fitting belts up to 1 1/4″ and sold separately – are also available. The C-Hooks offer an even lower profile on the belt and further increase the KingTuk’s already excellent concealability. Available in black with standard metal clips that fit belts up to 1-3/4”.


Comp-Tac Spartan Holster – 1.5″ Black Standard Clips

Comp-Tac is pleased to offer gear made by Minotaur Holsters, a new company specializing in kydex/leather hybrid holsters. These holsters combine the speed and one-handed reholstering capability of kydex with the comfort of leather. The Spartan is a “meat and potatoes” economy version of the MTAC. The Spartan is tuckable, you can adjust the cant, and you can get additional kydex half-bodies for different weapons, all like the MTAC. It’s not as pretty, and the fasteners aren’t covered, but it’ll save you a few dollars. The Minotaur Spartan uses the same clips as the CTAC and the MTAC. Additional kydex bodies can be ordered (Spare Minotaur Bodies) but they are NOT the same as those used on the Gladiator and MTAC holsters. This holster utilizes the same kydex clips as seen on the Comp-Tac CTAC holster, which allow you to adjust the cant. With the clips offset from the holster body, the holster disappears when you tuck your shirt between the holster and your pants. The “Slide” version allows you to use one holster for similar guns of different lengths (such as Glock 9mm, .40, and .357’s). The Slide is typically slightly longer than the shortest gun of the series, and left open so the excess barrel length on longer guns can “slide” through the end of the holster.

A “Full-Coverage” version can be ordered by selecting your specific gun model. Also, the Kydex half-bodies (made by Comp-Tac) are interchangeable, so you can order additional holster half-bodies to set your holster up for a different gun. Please remember they fit check every single holster with the actual make and model firearm ordered. As a result, the leather backing may show slight wear marks or scratches from the fit process.


Each ComfortTuck holster is made with premium cowhide leather which is ideal for dispersing the pressure points that guns create against your body. Each piece of leather is hand selected and sized specifically to fit your firearm making it the most comfortable way for all day carry whether you’re sitting or standing. Durable kydex that is designed to hold up to the most extreme conditions and is hand molded to fit your individual firearm. Includes clearance for all front sight channels and loaded chamber indicators. Black powder coated spring steel clips that are adjustable for ride height and cant are extremely strong and durable. The black powder coated spring steel clips are rust and scratch resistant and blend in well against your belt. You want your firearm to be concealed and the last thing you want is to bring attention to your belt line with shiny or logo stamped clips telling the world you’re hiding a gun under your shirt. Accommodates belts up to 1 3/4″ wide. High density spacers placed behind each clip allows for easier tucking. This, coupled with our soft backed steel clips virtually eliminates any potential for squeaking of metal against leather. Handcrafted to fit your specific gun model in the U.S.A. and backed by Vedder Holsters’ 30 day money back guarantee and lifetime warranty.


If you have a Springfield XDS and are in need of a IWB holster, we recommend the first holster on this list. It’s the Comp-Tac MTAC Holster – 1.50 Black Standard Clips.

That’s the end of our list. Did we miss any concealed carry IWB holsters for the Springfield XDS? If so, please leave a comment below and we’ll take a look!

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