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10 Best Concealed Carry Holsters of 2021

Best Concealed Carry Holsters

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Tacticshub Belly Band Holster

1. Tacticshub Belly Band Holster (Best Overall)

  • Fits all pistol sizes
  • Elastic strap with locking metal button
  • Breathable double-stitched neoprene construction
Concealed Carrier Belly Band Holster

2. Concealed Carrier Belly Band Holster (Best Budget)

  • Reasonably priced
  • Fits all pistol sizes
  • Breathable neoprene construction
Concealed Carrier Ankle Holster

3. Concealed Carrier Ankle Holster (Best Ankle Holster)

  • Surgical-grade neoprene construction
  • Ambidextrous design
  • Extra magazine pouch
Relentless Tactical IWB Holster

4. Relentless Tactical IWB Holster (Best Leather)

  • Genuine bull-hide leather construction
  • Beautiful antique finish
  • Left- and right-hand orientation options
CYA Supply Co. IWB Holster

5. CYA Supply Co. IWB Holster (Best for Glock Pistols)

  • Specifically built for Glock pistols
  • Chemical & abrasion-resistant
  • Posi-click audible retention lock system
Kaylle Belly Band Holster

6. Kaylle Belly Band Holster (Most Comfortable)

  • Soft & lightweight neoprene construction
  • Stretches widely (up to 45 inches)
  • High-quality magnetic snap button
CYA Supply Co. IWB Holster

7. CYA Supply Co. IWB Holster (Adjustable)

  • Adjustable cant
  • Adjustable retention pressure
  • Posi-click audible lock
ComfortTac Deep Concealment Holster

8. ComfortTac Deep Concealment Holster (Multi-Functional)

  • Built-in pocket & removable pouch
  • Multiple carrying positions
  • Fits all handgun sizes
ComfortTac Belly Band Gun Holster

9. ComfortTac Belly Band Gun Holster (Versatile)

  • Multiple carrying positions
  • Hard plastic trigger guard
  • Flexible strap with a snap button
Concealed Carrier IWB Holster

10. Concealed Carrier IWB Holster (With a Magazine Pouch)

  • Standalone magazine pouch
  • Open front for accommodating long barrels
  • Fits laser & flashlight attachments

PRODUCT

1. Tacticshub Belly Band Holster

(Best Overall)

Tacticshub Belly Band Holster
  • Fits all pistol sizes
  • Elastic strap with locking metal button
  • Breathable double-stitched neoprene construction

2. Concealed Carrier Belly Band Holster

(Best Budget)

Concealed Carrier Belly Band Holster
  • Reasonably priced
  • Fits all pistol sizes
  • Breathable neoprene construction

3. Concealed Carrier Ankle Holster

(Best Ankle Holster)

Concealed Carrier Ankle Holster
  • Surgical-grade neoprene construction
  • Ambidextrous design
  • Extra magazine pouch

4. Relentless Tactical IWB Holster

(Best Leather)

Relentless Tactical IWB Holster
  • Genuine bull-hide leather construction
  • Beautiful antique finish
  • Left- and right-hand orientation options

5. CYA Supply Co. IWB Holster

(Best for Glock Pistols)

CYA Supply Co. IWB Holster
  • Specifically built for Glock pistols
  • Chemical & abrasion-resistant
  • Posi-click audible retention lock system

6. Kaylle Belly Band Holster

(Most Comfortable)

Kaylle Belly Band Holster
  • Soft & lightweight neoprene construction
  • Stretches widely (up to 45 inches)
  • High-quality magnetic snap button

7. CYA Supply Co. IWB Holster

(Adjustable)

CYA Supply Co. IWB Holster
  • Adjustable cant
  • Adjustable retention pressure
  • Posi-click audible lock

8. ComfortTac Deep Concealment Holster

(Multi-Functional)

ComfortTac Deep Concealment Holster
  • Built-in pocket & removable pouch
  • Multiple carrying positions
  • Fits all handgun sizes

9. ComfortTac Belly Band Gun Holster

(Versatile)

ComfortTac Belly Band Gun Holster
  • Multiple carrying positions
  • Hard plastic trigger guard
  • Flexible strap with a snap button

10. Concealed Carrier IWB Holster

(With a Magazine Pouch)

Concealed Carrier IWB Holster
  • Standalone magazine pouch
  • Open front for accommodating long barrels
  • Fits laser & flashlight attachments

1. Best Overall Concealed Carry Holster: Tacticshub Belly Band Holster

Tacticshub Belly Band Holster

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  • Fits: All Handgun Sizes
  • Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
  • Material: Neoprene

Wide compatibility, comfort, versatility, and a few bonuses make this the best overall in our concealed carry holster review. The product is designed to fit all pistol sizes that range from revolvers to full-size handguns.

A long, strong elastic strap is built-in to adjust to these different gun sizes and it has a reliable metal button for locking them in place.

The piece is made using perforated neoprene material with anti-sweat technology. This makes it very comfortable because it reduces perspiration around the waist. As such, it is ideal for all-year use.

This construction is double stitched for maximum safety & durability, and it has a generous barrel area that prevents your gun from sticking when pulling it out. You also get an elastic pocket to hold the pistol’s magazine, phone, or any other valuable item.

As for versatility, the holster can be worn inside/outside the waistband, high up as a shoulder holster, behind the hip, at the appendix, or crossbody. It is also ambidextrous and has a high-quality Velcro hook for snug-fitting on a 43-inch max circumference hips, waist, or belly.

A few bonuses as icing on the cake. These include a self-defense guide and a water-resistant carry bag. The only issue is that the carry angle is not adjustable to suit your comfortable drawing angle. However, you can rotate the whole piece to try to compensate for this.

Pros:

  • Fits all pistol sizes
  • Elastic strap with locking metal button
  • Breathable double-stitched neoprene construction
  • Elastic pocket
  • Includes a few bonuses

Cons:

  • Non-adjustable carry angle

2. Best Budget Concealed Carry Holster: Concealed Carrier Belly Band Holster

Concealed Carrier Belly Band Holster

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  • Fits: All Handgun Sizes
  • Hand Orientation: Left/Right
  • Material: Neoprene

Concealed Carrier’s belly band holster is reasonably priced for the features you get because it holds all gun sizes, ranging from sub-compact (like Glock 27) to full-size pieces (like Springfield’s 1911).

The unit is available in left & right-hand orientation options, and all are made using breathable neoprene material that minimizes sweating. Neoprene is also soft to touch, which makes the holster feel very comfortable around the waist.

An elastic strap with a button clasp thumb break is built in to secure your pistol inside while its elastic design plus Velcro hook makes it fit comfortably around a maximum diameter of 44 inches.

You also get multiple carrying options (IWB, OWB, appendix, etc.) and a pouch for keeping a spare magazine, your phone, keys, money, or other valuables. On the downside, the carrying angle is not adjustable and there’s no carrying bag for storing the holster.

Pros:

  • Reasonably priced
  • Fits all pistol sizes
  • Breathable neoprene construction
  • Elastic strap with a button clasp to secure the pistol
  • Extra pouch

Cons:

  • Non-adjustable carrying angle
  • No carry bag

3. Best Concealed Ankle Carry Holster: Concealed Carrier Ankle Holster

Concealed Carrier Ankle Holster

Photo: Concealed Carrier

  • Fits: All Handgun Sizes
  • Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
  • Material: Neoprene

If you prefer using an ankle holster, we highly recommend this piece. It is made using padded and breathable surgical-grade neoprene material that feels very comfortable on the skin.

The unit can be fitted on either leg and is flexible enough to fit any calf & ankle size. Additionally, it is designed to fit sub-compact to full-size pistols. This gives it a universal design that is very versatile.

An elastic strap with a button clasp is attached to the holster for securing the rifle inside and this stretches to fit the different gun sizes. You also get an extra magazine pouch that can be used to hold a knife, phone, keys, etc.

However, the product does not do a very good job of concealing your gun, especially if you are wearing shorts or tight pants.

Pros:

  • Surgical-grade neoprene construction
  • Ambidextrous design
  • Fits all pistol sizes
  • Elastic strap with button clasp for securing the gun
  • Extra magazine pouch

Cons:

  • Not the best for concealment

4. Best Concealed Leather Carry Holster: Relentless Tactical IWB Holster

Relentless Tactical IWB Holster

Photo: Relentless Tactical

  • Fits: All Handgun Sizes
  • Hand Orientation: Left/Right
  • Material: Leather

Relentless Tactical’s holster has a more premium look & feel because it is handmade from genuine bull hide leather. On top of this, it has a whiskey barrel brown color finish that gives it an antique appearance. There are two more options to choose from: midnight black and charred oak.

The product is not all looks though. It is designed as an IWB holster and has a metal clip to fit on your belt. Additionally, the piece is universally fitting to compact and full-size handguns, which makes it one of the best IWB concealed carry holsters.

You can get the holster left and right orientations but they are very expensive and have no locking/retention system to secure your rifle inside. However, this does make it very easy to draw the weapon.

Pros:

  • Genuine bull-hide leather construction
  • Beautiful antique finish
  • Fits all pistol sizes
  • Left- and right-hand orientation options

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • No securing mechanism

5. Best Concealed Carry Holster for Glock Pistols: CYA Supply Co. IWB Holster

CYA Supply Co. IWB Holster

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  • Fits: Gen 3 – 5 Glock 19/23/32/19X/44/45
  • Hand Orientation: Right
  • Material: Boltaron

The CYA Supply Co. IWB holster is specifically designed to fit gen 3 – 5 Glock 19, 23, 32, 19X, 44 & 45 pistols, making it the best suited for them. Additionally, it is built using Boltaron thermoplastic material, which is chemical & abrasion-resistant. This makes it very durable and also protects your rifle from damages.

When holstering your gun, a posi-click audible retention lock system lets you know that it is safely secured inside. This system is adjustable by two screws at the front of the trigger guard using a hex Allen key, which is included in the set.

The cant is also adjustable using the same Allen key from 0 – 15º. This enables you to adjust your drawing angle to your preferred position.

A full-length sweat cover is built on the side touching your skin to prevent perspiration from getting to the gun. This comes in very handy because the material is not breathable. On the downside, the product is quite costly and is only available in a right-hand orientation.

Pros:

  • Specifically built for Glock pistols
  • Chemical & abrasion resistant Boltaron construction
  • Posi-click audible retention lock system
  • Adjustable cant
  • Full-length sweat cover

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • No left-hand orientation

6. Most Comfortable Concealed Carry Holster: Kaylle Belly Band Holster

Kaylle Belly Band Holster

Photo: Kaylle

  • Fits: Small – Medium Guns
  • Hand Orientation: Left/Right
  • Material: Neoprene

Kaylle’s holster is a belly band type that is built using high-quality soft & lightweight neoprene material with micro holes for breathability. It stretches widely up to 45-inches in circumference, making it comfortable enough to wear directly over your skin when walking, running, and engaging in fitness activities.

On top of this, the unit has a high-quality magnetic snap button that secures your gun easily so that you can engage in all these activities comfortably. When you need your weapon, this button makes it quiet and easy to draw it.

The holster measures only 2.5mm thick, which makes it very discreet regardless of the clothes you are wearing. A new-tech Velcro adhesive hook is used to tie the strap ends together to give more comfort, durable wear, and a quieter release.

You also get an extra magazine pocket but the piece cannot fit full-size pistols. Additionally, its drawing angle is not adjustable.

Pros:

  • Soft & lightweight neoprene construction
  • Stretches widely
  • High-quality magnetic snap button
  • Thin, discreet design
  • Quiet new-tech Velcro adhesive hook

Cons:

  • Not for full-size pistols
  • Non-adjustable drawing angle

7. Adjustable Concealed Carry Holster: CYA Supply Co. IWB Holster

CYA Supply Co. IWB Holster

Photo: CYA Supply Co.

  • Fits: S&W M&P 9/40 Shield M2.0
  • Hand Orientation: Right
  • Material: Boltaron

This concealed carry holster is characterized by an adjustable cant that enables you to set the carry angle anywhere between 0 – 15º. It also has an adjustable retention pressure that can be easily tightened or loosened using the included Allen key to twist the screw right below the trigger.

That said, the retention system has a posi-click audible system that lets you know when the gun is safely locked inside.

The unit is built using chemical and abrasion-resistant Boltaron material for maximum durability. Being an IWB type, it is fitted with a 1.5-inch-wide belt clip that is held in place using durable stainless-steel powder-coated hardware.

On the downside, this piece is designed for right-hand drawing only and is compatible with a few handguns. However, it does have a sight channel that fits most aftermarket sights on these pistols.

Pros:

  • Adjustable cant
  • Adjustable retention pressure
  • Posi-click audible lock
  • Chemical and abrasion-resistant construction
  • Durable stainless-steel powder-coated hardware

Cons:

  • No left-hand orientation
  • Limited compatibility

8. Multi-Functional Concealed Carry Holster: ComfortTac Deep Concealment Holster

ComfortTac Deep Concealment Holster

Photo: ComfortTac

  • Fits: All Handgun Sizes
  • Hand Orientation: Left/Right
  • Material: Neoprene

Apart from being a concealed carry holster, ComfortTac’s Deep Concealment contains a removable pouch for holding an extra magazine, phone, etc., and a built-in pocket for holding tools with hanging clips. This makes it multi-functional and very practical.

Other than that, the product is a belly band type, which means it can be worn in multiple positions such as IWB, OWB, appendix, as a shoulder holster, etc.

There are left & right-hand orientation options to choose from and each of these can fit all handgun sizes, ranging from Glock to M&P Shield, Sig Sauer, and many others.

You also get a stretchy neoprene construction with perforated holes for improved breathability to enhance comfort and 3 size options to fit a maximum belly size of 37, 42 & 53 inches respectively.

However, the unit lacks a posi-click retention system to let you know when you’ve locked in the gun via an audible click.

Pros:

  • Built-in pocket and a removable pouch
  • Multiple carrying positions
  • Fits all handgun sizes
  • Stretchy and breathable neoprene construction

Cons:

  • No audible click lock system

9. Versatile Concealed Carry Holster: ComfortTac Belly Band Gun Holster

ComfortTac Belly Band Gun Holster

Photo: ComfortTac

  • Fits: All Handgun Sizes
  • Hand Orientation: Left/Right
  • Material: Neoprene

ComfortTac’s belly band gun holster is very versatile because it can be worn in different ways to suit your preferred carrying position. With it, you can carry your gun inside/outside the waistband, on the appendix, 5/12 O’clock, on the shoulder, or a concealed carry shirt.

In any of these positions, you can fit all pistol sizes (sub-compact to full). The unit is not ambidextrous but there are left and right-hand orientation options to choose from.

A hard plastic trigger guard is built-in to safeguard against accidental firing while a flexible strap with a snap button secures your pistol inside.

The product is built using soft & breathable neoprene material for maximum comfort and is available in two sizes (44 & 54-inch max circumference) to suit different users. However, the carrying angle is not adjustable for comfortable use. Also, there is no audible click locking system.

Pros:

  • Multiple carrying positions
  • Hard plastic trigger guard
  • Flexible strap with a snap button
  • Soft and breathable

Cons:

  • Non-adjustable carrying angle
  • No audible click locking system

10. Concealed Carry Holster with a Magazine Pouch: Concealed Carrier IWB Holster

Concealed Carrier IWB Holster

Photo: Concealed Carrier

  • Fits: All Handgun Sizes
  • Hand Orientation: Left/Right
  • Material: Neoprene

Most IWB holsters come as single-piece units but this one includes an extra standalone magazine pouch with its clip for attaching to your belt. This piece can be used to hold a folding knife, taser, pepper spray, or an extra magazine.

The gun holster also has a metal clip that attaches to your belt and an elastic strap with a snap button for securing your rifle.

Though the magazine pouch is ambidextrous, the holster is not but there are left and right-hand orientation options to choose from. Both options feature an open front for accommodating a long barrel and a wide section in-front of the trigger to fit laser & flashlight attachments.

Soft & breathable surgical-grade neoprene material is used to build the holster and it has a soft-foam inwards to minimize friction with your skin. However, you don’t get an audible click locking system and the carrying angle is not adjustable.

Pros:

  • Standalone magazine pouch
  • Open front for accommodating long barrels
  • Fits laser & flashlight attachments
  • Surgical-grade neoprene construction
  • Soft inner foam

Cons:

  • No audible click locking system
  • Non-adjustable carrying angle

How to Buy the Best Concealed Carry Holsters

How to Buy the Best Concealed Carry Holsters

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1. Concealability

Because these are concealed carry holsters, the first thing to check is how good they are at hiding behind your clothes. We recommend belly band and IWB units because they offer the best concealability; they remain fully covered around the waist with no printing.

However, ankle holsters might not get fully concealed, especially if you like wearing shorts or tight pants. That said, we are not ruling them out. With loose pants, this holster can be fully concealed down there.

2. Quality

A holster’s quality is mostly determined by the material used to build it. If you sweat a lot, neoprene units are the best for you because they are breathable. They also feel very soft on the skin.

However, if you are not a sweaty person, you should consider getting a leather unit because the material is very premium. A perfect example is Relentless Tactical’s holster.

For maximum durability though, Boltaron-built pieces are the best because the material is chemical and abrasion-resistant.

3. Retention

Retention basically shows how the pistol is secured inside the holster. Most of them have elastic straps with magnetic or snap buttons to tie the gun down as you walk or run. However, this is not very convenient when you want to draw your weapon quickly.

The ideal system is one with an audible click to let you know when the gun is secure once concealed. Such systems are usually adjustable to set how much strength is required to draw the weapon.

When all is set, you only have to apply some pulling force to draw the gun; there are no straps or buttons. For this, be sure to check out the CYA Supply Co. IWB holster.

4. Comfort

For a holster to be considered comfortable, it must be soft to the skin. With belly band types, they should be adjustable to fit your belly’s circumference. Also, you need to consider the carry angle. Some holsters have adjustable cants for setting to the preferred drawing angle.

Conclusion

To sum it up, Tacticshub’s belly band holster is the best overall concealed carry holster because it fits all gun sizes. It is also soft & breathable, can be worn in multiple positions, and includes a few accessories.

However, if you prefer an ankle holster, we recommend Concealed Carrier’s piece. It is made using surgical-grade neoprene, is ambidextrous, and fits all handgun sizes. Relentless Tactical’s unit is the best concealed carry holster though, for those who prefer a high-quality leather finish. Check it out!

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