We tried out several different Glock 42 holsters and came up with this list of the 9 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.
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!
At Comp-Tac they 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.
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 Flatlinec are 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 are 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.
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 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.
This holster relies on the tension generated between the body and the wearer’s pants. This allows for a smooth and easy draw. The outsider is certainly a good choice for concealed carry, but some may need to take considerations. For example, someone who routinely climbs or moves in a jarring manner may feel the weapon is not secure enough for their lifestyle. This holster has a 1.5″ durable belt clip and a wonderful kydex finish that is very durable.
This is a snug IWB holster, and it’s fairly comfortable. We suggest you wear it about 4:30 – 4:45 and it should be very comfortable. Of course, that depends how you use you are going to handle your gun on that particular day. If you are looking for a 15 degree cant than you’re in luck. Put the weapon just where you wish for your draw, and the pistol clicks firmly and securely into place. It’s not going anywhere without a firm draw from the operator. But you won’t damage your front sight (glock–plastic) because the holster features a generous channel to avoid wear.
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 a OWB holster, we recommend the first holster on this list. It’s the Glock 42 OWB Shield Holster.
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!