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Best Pistol Holsters of 2022: New Holster Guide

2022 has seen a lot of exciting new holsters for handguns. Here is a great sampling of excellent IWB, OWB, Duty and other holsters.

Best Pistol Holsters of 2022: New Holster Guide

Best Pistol Holsters of 2022: New Holster Guide (Handguns Photo)

Inside the Waistband Holsters 

Balance Holsters IWB

Balance Holsters
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A two-piece flat design prevents the Balance Holsters IWB from jabbing into the body while being carried. Cant is adjustable from 0 to 15 degrees to accommodate a wide range of carry positions, and the included premium commercial belt clips can be adjusted for right- or left-handed carry. Fits close to the body, and a sweat guard protects the firearm from perspiration. $50, Balance Holsters

Bianchi Leather Model 175 Shenadoah

Bianchi Holsters
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A fully convertible design that allows it to be worn IWB or OWB. The holster pouch is made from premium full-grain leather, and the suede inner lining protects your firearm from damage. The Pinch retention device secures on the trigger guard and holds the firearm in place while offering tactile and audible feedback that the gun is secured. $78, Bianchi Holsters

Versacarry Obsidian Deluxe

Versacarry Holsters
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Part of Versacarry’s new Versatac line, the Obsidian Deluxe features a molded polymer holster pocket with sturdy belt clip. It is adjustable for cant and retention, and it features a raised protective backing. This American-made holster offers an optics cutout and is available for a wide array of firearms. $35, Versacarry

Falco A604 L

Falco Holsters
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Made of premium Italian leather and hand molded for a perfect fit, it’s available for 29 guns with rail-mounted lights. And thanks to its second-layer-reinforced open-top design, it’s compatible with red dots as well. Has a slight cant. The standard belt clip is 1.5 inches, but you can custom order other widths. Available in mahogany or black. $85, Falco Holsters 

DeSantis Uni-Tuk

DeSantis Holsters
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Combines a molded Kydex shell with a cushioned, breathable back to keep the wearer cool and comfortable. Multiple tensioning points allow for a custom fit, and the Tuckable 360 C-clip can be adjusted for height as well as 360 degrees of cant. $90, DeSantis

Crossbreed Rogue

Crossbreed Rogue Holster
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The first all-Kydex holster from CrossBreed has a two-piece Kydex shell. The shell is smooth where it rides against the body for maximum comfort, and the sight channel is cut to accommodate both suppressor-height sights and red dots. Multiple screw holes and slots accommodate almost any carry position. An all-Kydex mag pouch is included. $100, Crossbreed

Versacarry Obsidian Essential

Versacarry Obsidian Essential
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The molded body is constructed from durable polymer, and the large belt clip is sturdy enough to keep the firearm securely in place. These American-made holsters are adjustable for retention and fit a wide array of popular pistol models. $30, Versacarry

Safariland 575 IWB GLS Pro-Fit

Safariland IWB Holster
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The Grip Lock System secures the gun in the holster and releases naturally while drawing. Constructed of Safariland’s SafariSeven proprietary nylon blend, the holster will not damage the firearm and is impervious to cold, heat and moisture. It’s cant-adjustable and comes with over- and under-the-belt clips. $58–$71, Safariland

Blackhawk FormLok IWB

Blackhawk FormLok IWB Holster
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User-moldable to allow shooters to fit it to their specific handgun, it uses a tacky exterior rather than a belt clip to hold it in place. The interior is friction-resistant 600-denier polyester for an easy draw and long life. It’s ambidextrous and red dot compatible. Available in six sizes to fit basically any pistol. $55, Blackhawk

Belt and Duty Holsters

1791 Gunleather Mossy Oak Bottomland

1791 Holsters
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Features Mossy Oak Bottomland camo trimmed in either brown or black leather. Heavy-duty stitching and certified American heavy native steerhide ensures longevity. The open-top design works with red dots, and the open bottom will accommodate suppressors. $70, 1791 Holsters

Galco Concealable 2.0

Galco Holsters
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Made from premium steerhide, it’s naturally contoured to fit close to the body—even with large autos—and the tall sweat guard prevents moisture from reaching the gun. The deeply molded exterior improves retention, and double stitching withstands years of hard use. $156, Galco Holsters

Versacarry Trooper OWB

Versacarry Trooper OWB Holster
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Constructed from premium black and brown water buffalo hide, it includes an adjustable thumb break. Two large belt loops keep the American-made holster secured in place, and forward cant allows for an easy draw stroke. It’s red dot compatible and fits a wide range of pistols. $55, Versacarry


Balance Holsters OWB Ultimate Concealed Carry

Balance Holsters OWB Ultimate
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Available in standard and M (mini) versions, it’s a compact design that rides close to the body, an open-bottom design, and your choice of zero degrees or FBI cant. Both can be adjusted for right- or left-handed carry and offer adjustable retention and fully covered trigger guards. The standard has a sweat guard, the M does not. $50, Balance Holsters

Chest and Shoulder Holsters

DeSantis Triple Agent

DeSantis Triple Agent Shoulder Holster
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A leather holster with matching leather harness that can be worn as an IWB or OWB belt holster as well as a shoulder holster. It’s red dot compatible, and the Gunhide retention device provides an audible click when the firearm is in place while also allowing rapid access. A double magazine pouch is included. $260, DeSantis Holsters

Diamond D Outdoors Denali

Diamond D Outdoors Chest Holster
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This chest holster is constructed from 1080 ballistic nylon with high-density foam between the layers for added durability. The fully adjustable strap can be custom fit, and the strap system is designed so it can be placed over either shoulder. Can be worn in the center of the chest or under the arm. Twelve sizes are available, and an optics cut comes standard on models designed for double-stack semiautos and extra-large revolvers. $95, Diamond D Outdoors

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