We tried out several different Glock 17 holsters and did a review on each of them. We came up with this list of the 9 best Glock 17 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. Find a look into Glocks history Here.
The Glock 17 is a great handgun and it’s an amazing carry gun. More details on the Glock 17 Looking for an IWB Holster instead for your Glock 17? whether you have a gen 1 – gen 5 Check out all our reviews below. Some models are even set up for different options.
Let’s begin with our favorite OWB holster and the one we recommend.
The Phantom Modular Holster has become the standard by which all other holsters are judged. Copied by many but equaled by none, the Phantom Modular Holster is the first choice of armed professionals and civilians. The Phantom was designed from the outset to provide the highest possible level of concealment by being adaptable to wear with virtually any style of clothing. What makes the Phantom so unique is its ultra-thin, body-hugging pancake profile. This profile, in conjunction with their Eclipse Modular Mounting System, allows the Phantom to be worn either on the belt or inside the waistband. We construct the body of the holster from thin, high-strength kydex-t.
They chose to use a pancake-style design in order to minimize bulk and distribute the weight of the firearm over a wider area on the belt. The “outside” portion of the holster body fully enshrouds the weapon from ejection port to muzzle. The “inside” or “body-side” portion of the holster incorporates a full-length body shield. This enhances comfort and aids in re-holstering, while simultaneously protecting the controls of the pistol. All Phantoms are designed around the Eclipse Modular Mounting System, and are therefore compatible with all Eclipse Modular Accessories. Through the use of Eclipse Modular Accessories, the Phantom can be converted to one of over 20 different styles of OWB or IWB carry. The Phantom Modular Holster is compatible with non-suppressor height after mark sights.
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!
Advanced Performance Shooting Holsters “Protective Services Elite” with Magazine Pouch Combo (OWB, Storm Gray)
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. This model is the closest you’re going to get to the speed of a tactical holster without actually buying a tactical holster.
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.
Winthrop Holsters 0096 AND 0019 – Glock 17 OWB Shield Holster and OWB Mag Holder Mag Combo R/H Black
This is a custom handmade black G17 holster and mag combo package. 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 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 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.
Click Holsters (Brigandine) OWB Kydex Holster for Glock 17/22,19/23,26/27,42 or 43 (Glock 17/22, Left Hand)
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.
Comp-Tac Flatline Holster For Glock 17/22/31 Right Hand Black Inside the Waistband or Outside the Waistband + Size 32 Black Kydex Reinforced 1.5″ Contour Leather Belt + Ultimate Arms Gear Lanyard
At Comp-Tac they know that our customers lead diverse lives that often call for different concealed carry requirements. In order to serve our 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 users choice of 1 ½ or 1 ¾. Flatline clips: 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.
Offset Flatline Clips: For outside the waistband wear, these clips were designed to allow increased flexibility in the fit of the holster allowing the user to “tilt” the holster to fit their unique body type. Great for female users who would like to tilt the gun out away from the waist or who would like to adjust the angle of the gun to the body. Standard Clips: For those customers who want to carry The Flatline set up as an IWB holster it is shipped with two of the Comp-Tac Standard Clips for easy-on-easy-off set up. 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.
AZULA Gun Holsters Azula Two Slot Pancake Gun Holsters are a custom leather Outside the Waist Band OWB holster for Glock 17, 22, 31 Pistols. Hand crafted from top quality leather to last a lifetime. The Azula Two slot pancake holster is designed to be worn with a belt up to 1.5″ in width. The back of the holster covers the top of the pistol slide with a full COMFORT SHIELD so it does not dig into you for additional comfort that is not found in many other holsters. A Reinforced tab on the front of the holster offers additional support that stops the leather from rolling over with use. Azula Two slot pancake holsters are a full length holster that covers the pistol completely so your front sight does not hang down below the holster. Azula Gun Holsters are hand made by master craftsman with over 30 years of holster making experience. Azula Gun Holsters have a lifetime replacement warranty and our Azula Leather gun belts match the OWB Two slot pancake holster.
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.
If you have a Glock 17 and are in need of a OWB holster, we recommend the first holster on this list. It’s the RCS Raven Concealment Systems Phantom Modular Full Shield OWB Holster.
That’s the end of our list. Did we miss any concealed carry OWB holsters for the SCCY CPX-1? If so, please leave a comment below and we’ll take a look!