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We tried out several different Springfield XDS holsters and came up with this list of the 7 best Springfield XDS 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 Springfield XDS is a great handgun and it’s an amazing carry gun.

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

Advanced Performance Shooting Holsters “Protective Services Elite” with Magazine Pouch Combo (OWB, Black)

Advanced Performance Shooting Holsters "Protective Services Elite"
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.

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K Rounds LLC OWB Pancake,Springfield,XD-S 9mm, .45 Cal,1.75″ H Belt Loop,Right Hand,FBI – 15 degree,WITH Laser Guard,Black

K Rounds LLC OWB Pancake,Springfield,XD-S 9mm
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.

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Comp-Tac Flatline Holster For Springfield XD-S 4″ Left Hand Black Inside the Waistband or Outside the Waistband + Ultimate Arms Gear Coiled Pistol Lanyard

Comp-Tac Flatline Holster For Springfield XD-S 4" Left Hand Black
At Comp-Tac we know that their customers lead diverse lives that often call for different concealed carry requirements. In order to serve their customers better, Comp-Tac has created a holster that allows the user to carry IWB or OWB depending on the situation. All Kydex Construction gives this holster the smoothest, fastest draw available on the market. The Flatline clips are the most innovative clips on the market. Made of durable flexible plastic, these clips hold firmly and securely. The plastic material is flexible enough to withstand any bending and twisting without breaking. To meet your carry needs, shape and situation requirements. The Flatline is shipped with 6 clips: Two Flatline Clips, Two Offset-Flatline Clips and Two Standard Clips in the user’s choice of 1 ½ or 1 ¾. All of these clips slide on the belt for an outside the waistband set up and are cut with a curve to allow the belt to curve around the body comfortably without causing damage to the belt with sharp bends or sticking out to cause a larger holster print.

The Flatline offers ride depth adjustability allowing the user to carry the firearm higher or lower on the belt depending on the situation. The Flatline offers cant adjustability for the user to choose the angle of the firearms. Unlike Similar holsters on the market The Flatline offers retention adjustment.

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Comp-Tac Paddle Holster – Straight Drop

Comp-Tac Paddle Holster
The Straight Drop is Comp-Tac’s number one bestselling outside the waistband (OWB) holster and is used for both concealment and competition. In fact, it is the most popular holster in IDPA and has been used by several national IDPA champions. There Straight Drop is the closest (to the body) riding holster available on the market. The paddle backing allows limitless positioning on the waistband without interference from belt loops. The paddle backing curves over the belt and pants so the paddle portion actually sits inside your waistband. There are two forward-curving tabs that “grab” on to the bottom of your belt to help stabilize the holster while still inside the waistband.

This model is fast and convenient to put on or remove throughout the day all while keeping the pistol securely holstered. The Paddle Holster is available with one of two cants. One option is with a speed (Straight Drop) cant; this is ideal for competition use and allows for the fastest draw. Full-Coverage or Slide Version. A “Slide” version is available for select models. This is an open-ended holster made to fit a series of frames. The holster will fully cover the shortest barrel length in a series; longer barrels of the same frame will stick through the bottom of the holster.

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New Barsony Brown Leather OWB Belt Clip Holster + Mag Pouch for SPRINGFIELD XD TACTICAL left

New Barsony Brown Leather OWB Belt Clip Holster
Made from U.S. double shoulder 7oz. weight cowhide. Accepts belts up to 1 3/4″ (1.75″) width. New Barsony black leather OWB and IWB holster plus magazine pouch for small 380, Ultra Compact 9mm 40 45. Premium stitching, light weight (only 4oz) and is made in Beaverton, Oregon USA. IWB holster comes with a matching single magazine pouch. If you are right handed and wish to carry on the small of the back request a left hand holster. If you are left handed for left side carry request left hand holster. If you are left handed and wish to carry on the small of your back select right hand draw.

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Ultimate Arms Gear Phalanx Defense Stealth Operator SPRINGFIELD XDS XD-S Holster Multi-Fit OWB Belt Right Hand, Black + Ultimate Arms Gear 9mm/.40/.45 Mag Pouch

Ultimate Arms Gear Phalanx Defense Stealth Operator SPRINGFIELD XDS XD-S Holster
When you purchase this holster you will receive: Phalanx defense systems stealth operator multi-fit full-size holster right hand, stealth operator twin magazine holster, ultimate arms gear flexible multi-purpose magazine pouch. The Stealth Operator Full-Size is the natural evolution to the holster series, with a lightweight, minimalistic design that allows for comfortable, all-day outside-the-waistband (OWB) carry. The slim and simple profile coupled with an open-muzzle bottom provides ample barrel space for an incredible number of handguns. designed for right-hand carry outside-the-waistband (OWB). Slight forward cant for easy draw and re-holstering. Frame-Lock for Reliable Passive Retention. Lightweight, Durable, Simple. Ultimate Arms Gear are 100% made in the USA!

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Vedder Holsters Quick Draw OWB Hybrid Holster – Springfield XD9 / XD40 Subcompact 3″ (Left Hand Draw)

Vedder Holsters Quick Draw OWB Hybrid Holster
The Quick Draw holster is an outside the waistband (OWB) hybrid holster that’s handmade with Premium 10-12oz cowhide leather and molded Kydex to fit perfectly to your gun. The Quick Draw series is designed to be worn OWB by fastening it with your belt through our precut durable belt loops. Quick Draw holsters secure your firearm close to your side making it easy to conceal under a jacket or a loose un-tucked shirt. As with their entire hybrid holster line, the Quick Draw hybrid holster is proudly handmade in the U.S.A.! And you’re backed by Vedder Holsters’ 30 day money back guarantee and lifetime warranty!

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If you have a Springfield XD-S and are in need of an OWB holster, we recommend the first holster on this list. It’s the Advanced Performance Shooting Holsters “Protective Services Elite” with Magazine Pouch Combo (OWB, Black).

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