Outside the waistband (OWB) holsters are a hugely popular open carry option for a reason. The options available can be a little staggering, so we are here to help. We've researched a variety of the best OWB holsters to help you find the one that fits your weapon and assists for your protection. Before we dive into our reviews, here's what to look for when browsing for the best OWB holster. We’ll help you find just what you’re looking for!
Hand - As you look for the best concealed OWB holster or the best Kydex holster, you also need to remember that they come in versions for righties and lefties. We will list the hand for which the holster is made for each product below.
Gun - Some holsters can be adjusted for just a few of the most common models. Others fit dozens of choices, so you need to know which makes the best selection for your needs. Never fear: we’ll lay out which holsters work for your gun.
Adjustable - When it comes to the best OWB Kydex holster, you want it molded to fit your gun perfectly, but you also may want adjustable cant and retention. Concealment is one thing, but modification is another – we’ve made a note of it for you!
Dimensions - You want to choose wisely to fit your Ruger, Springfield, or another gun. You also want to know if the holster will be bigger or smaller. Here’s an example: some gun owners always seek out a slim fit, others don’t.
Warranty - This one is pretty self-explanatory, but important nonetheless. You may be looking for the best holster for concealed carry and the holster with long-term usage potential. Some holsters come with warranties, others do not. Our quick guide saves you this extra step.
Made In - Does the location of your holster’s manufacturer matter to you? We will let you know if it’s USA-made or if it is manufactured elsewhere. We will help to get you the Kydex OWB holster or leather holster of choice.
Now that you have all of the tools you need to make a decision, it’s time to go shopping. The best holster for you is out there somewhere, right here in this guide. Let’s get right to the reviews: or, if you’re in a hurry, we have another option. Just take a look at the top pick and budget pick to make things easier. Or, peruse all 10 picks, because they all have something great to offer. Let’s get right to it!
Article last updated on:
June 4, 2019