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10 Best IWB Holsters for Glock 19 in 2021

Best Iwb Holster For Glock 19

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By keeping your rifle inside your pants, an IWB holster is the best for complete concealment. When hunting, this comes in very handy if you want to camouflage yourself or keep an extra gun hidden close by.

If you have a Glock 19 and you want to keep it fully covered, there are several IWB holsters that you can use. That said, we have listed the best IWB holsters for Glock 19 pistols so that you can pick the most suitable one for your hunting needs. Let’s get right into it!

10 Best IWB Holsters for Glock 19 – Review

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PRODUCT

FEATURES

Concealment Express IWB

1. Concealment Express IWB (Best Overall)

  • Highly adjustable cant (-30º to 30º)
  • Adjustable posi-click & ride height
  • Overcut open face
Amberide IWB

2. Amberide IWB (Best Budget)

  • Reasonably priced
  • 0-15º adjustable cant
  • Adjustable posi-click audible retention system
TACwolf IWB

3. TACwolf IWB (Best Set)

  • Holster & 2 magazine pouch set
  • Easy-to-clean neoprene construction
  • Affordable
Concealment Express Carbon Fiber

4. Concealment Express Carbon Fiber (Best Sweat-Proof)

  • Full-length sweat guard & rear sight shield
  • Waterproof & washable Kydex construction
  • Adjustable cant (-5 to 20º)
Relentless Tactical The Defender

5. Relentless Tactical The Defender (Best Leather)

  • Genuine bull-hide leather construction
  • Different finish options
  • Left- & right-hand orientation options
Galco International KT224B

6. Galco International KT224B (Quick-Draw)

  • Quick drawing design
  • Adjustable ride height
  • Comfortable saddle leather backing
Fierce Defender IWB

7. Fierce Defender IWB (Adjustable)

  • Adjustable cant (0-15º)
  • Locking system with adjustable retention
  • Fully covers the pistols’ trigger & backside
PoLe.Craft IWB

8. PoLe.Craft IWB (Non-Abrasive)

  • Hand-polished edges with no sharp angles
  • Smooth, frictionless interior
  • Adjustable cant & ride height
Cardini Leather IWB

9. Cardini Leather IWB (Comfortable)

  • Body-hugging two-piece design
  • Premium cowhide leather construction
  • Raised sweat shield
PoLe.Craft Black IWB

10. PoLe.Craft Black IWB (Anti-Slip)

  • Textured exterior surface
  • Smooth, polished interior
  • Waterproof, sweatproof & washable

PRODUCT

1. Concealment Express IWB

(Best Overall)

Concealment Express IWB
  • Highly adjustable cant (-30º to 30º)
  • Adjustable posi-click & ride height
  • Overcut open face

2. Amberide IWB

(Best Budget)

Amberide IWB
  • Reasonably priced
  • 0-15º adjustable cant
  • Adjustable posi-click audible retention system

3. TACwolf IWB

(Best Set)

TACwolf IWB
  • Holster & 2 magazine pouch set
  • Easy-to-clean neoprene construction
  • Affordable

4. Concealment Express Carbon Fiber

(Best Sweat-Proof)

Concealment Express Carbon Fiber
  • Full-length sweat guard & rear sight shield
  • Waterproof & washable Kydex construction
  • Adjustable cant (-5 to 20º)

5. Relentless Tactical The Defender

(Best Leather)

Relentless Tactical The Defender
  • Genuine bull-hide leather construction
  • Different finish options
  • Left- & right-hand orientation options

6. Galco International KT224B

(Quick-Draw)

Galco International KT224B
  • Quick drawing design
  • Adjustable ride height
  • Comfortable saddle leather backing

7. Fierce Defender IWB

(Adjustable)

Fierce Defender IWB
  • Adjustable cant (0-15º)
  • Locking system with adjustable retention
  • Fully covers the pistols’ trigger & backside

8. PoLe.Craft IWB

(Non-Abrasive)

PoLe.Craft IWB
  • Hand-polished edges with no sharp angles
  • Smooth, frictionless interior
  • Adjustable cant & ride height

9. Cardini Leather IWB

(Comfortable)

Cardini Leather IWB
  • Body-hugging two-piece design
  • Premium cowhide leather construction
  • Raised sweat shield

10. PoLe.Craft Black IWB

(Anti-Slip)

PoLe.Craft Black IWB
  • Textured exterior surface
  • Smooth, polished interior
  • Waterproof, sweatproof & washable

1. Best Overall: Concealment Express IWB

Concealment Express IWB

Photo: Concealment Express

  • Material: Kydex
  • Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
  • Adjustable Cant: -30-30º

This piece from Concealment Express tops the list due to multiple reasons. For starters, it has a highly adjustable cant that goes from -30º to 30º. This allows you to place your rifle at the most comfortable drawing angle for appendix, hip, cross draw, or any carry position.

The unit is fitted with posi-click to let you know when your pistol is fully secured and the retention is adjustable via screws to determine how hard it is to draw. Another important adjustment is the ride height, which can be positioned to standard, shallow, or deep conceal.

An overcut open face and a raised sight channel enable you to holster your gun without dismantling the threaded barrel and suppressor height sight respectively.

Other features are an undercut trigger guard for easy drawing, a stealthy fiber-reinforced belt loop, a claw-compatible design that minimizes printing, and a full-length sweat-guard to protect the gun from perspiration.

You also get ambidextrous, left- and right-hand orientation options. However, no quick-release mechanism is built-in for easy unlocking.

Pros:

  • Highly adjustable cant (-30º to 30º)
  • Adjustable posi-click and ride height
  • Overcut open face for accommodating threaded barrels
  • Raised sight-channel
  • Undercut trigger guard for easy drawing

Cons:

  • No quick-release mechanism

2. Best Budget: Amberide IWB

Amberide IWB

Photo: Amberide

  • Material: Kydex  
  • Hand Orientation: Left, Right
  • Adjustable Cant: 0-15º
  • Weight: 5 oz.

Amberide’s IWB is quite reasonably priced for its features, which include a 0-15º adjustable cant. This allows you to position your rifle on your hip, appendix, or front section while at a comfortable drawing angle.

Additionally, there are left and right-hand orientation options to suit all kinds of shooters. 

The unit is built using waterproof and washable Kydex material that makes it easy to clean. It also has a sweat guard that keeps your rifle dry and in pristine condition.

A posi-click audible retention system is built in to let you know when your Glock 19 is secured. This system is adjustable to determine the amount of force required to draw the firearm.

On the downside, the piece is relatively heavy because it weighs 5 oz. This effect might be felt after long periods of use.

Pros:

  • 0-15º adjustable cant
  • Waterproof and washable Kydex construction
  • Adjustable posi-click audible retention system
  • Sweat guard

Cons:

  • Relatively heavy

3. Best Set: TACwolf IWB

TACwolf IWB

Photo: TACwolf

  • Materials: Neoprene
  • Hand Orientation: Right
  • Weight: 3.99 oz.

With its holster and 2 magazine pouch pack, TACwolf’s IWB gives you a comprehensive set to safely hold your rifle and extra rounds close by.

The pieces are made using neoprene material that is soft, breathable, and quick to dry. As such, they are easy to maintain.

All three have metal clips for latching onto your pants while the holster has a strong snap button for securing your gun.

The magazine pouches are actually very versatile because they can be used to carry pocket knives, pepper spray, flashlights, etc.

On the downside, the holster lacks an adjustable cant as well as a click system to let you know when you’ve locked in your gun. However, the set is very affordable.

Pros:

  • Holster and 2 magazine pouch set
  • Easy-to-clean neoprene construction
  • Strong snap button for securing your gun
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Non-adjustable cant
  • Lacks a click system

4. Best Sweat-Proof: Concealment Express Carbon Fiber

Concealment Express Carbon Fiber

Photo: Concealment Express

  • Material: Kydex, Aluminum
  • Hand Orientation: Left, Right
  • Adjustable Cant: -5-20º
  • Weight: 3 oz.

This holster features a full-length sweat guard and rear sight shield that keep your rifle plus its rear sight fully protected from any perspiration. Additionally, it is largely made using Kydex material, which is waterproof and washable for easy cleaning.

Apart from that, the unit has an adjustable cant (-5 to 20º) that allows you to carry your pistol comfortably from the hip, side, back, or cross draw it.

A posi-click system with adjustable retention pressure is built in to let you know when the rifle is locked in and to adjust the drawing force respectively. The piece is also claw-compatible to prevent printing for complete concealment.

More features include an undercut trigger guard for easy drawing, a raised sight channel to accommodate suppressor height sights, and an overcut open face to fit in a threaded barrel. However, the ride height is not adjustable to customize for deep or shallow concealment.

Pros:

  • Full-length sweat guard and rear sight shield
  • Waterproof and washable Kydex construction
  • Adjustable cant (-5 to 20º)
  • Posi-click system with adjustable retention pressure
  • Claw-compatible to prevent printing

Cons:

  • Non-adjustable ride height

Relentless Tactical The Defender

Photo: Relentless Tactical

  • Material: Leather
  • Hand Orientation: Left, Right
  • Weight: 3.21 oz.

If you are looking for the best leather-made IWB holster for your Glock 19, we highly recommend Relentless Tactical’s The Defender. It is crafted from genuine bull hide leather with no synthetic materials and has a charred oak finish that gives it a beautiful rustic look.

That said, there are also midnight black and whiskey barrel brown options, just in case you don’t like rustic finishes.

You also get left and right-hand orientation options, with each having a strong metal clip for attaching it to your belt. However, you don’t get an adjustable cant and a click system to let you know when the gun has locked in.

Pros:

  • Genuine bull-hide leather construction
  • Different finish options
  • Left- and right-hand orientation options
  • Strong metal clip

Cons:

  • Non-adjustable cant
  • No click system

Galco International KT224B

Photo: Galco International

  • Material: Kydex, Leather
  • Hand Orientation: Right
  • Weight: 1 oz.

Galco’s KT224B is designed to provide unrivaled speed when drawing your weapon. This is because it has a rigid Kydex body with a comfortable saddle leather backing plate that has a premium center cut steer hide and a smooth napa leather front.

That aside, the piece has a unique polymer clip design that offers excellent concealment, stability, and easy on/off. This component fits belts that are up to 1-3/4 inches wide and can be moved up or down to adjust the ride height.

Apart from the Glock 19, the unit is highly compatible with most pistols because it is molded to fit Glock 17 Gen 1-5, 19X, 22, 23, 26 Gen 1-5, 27, 31, 32, and 33.

The only issues are that the holster is very expensive and its cant is not adjustable.

Pros:

  • Quick drawing design
  • Adjustable ride height
  • Comfortable saddle leather backing
  • Compatible with most Glock pistols

Cons:

  • Non-adjustable cant
  • Expensive

7. Adjustable: Fierce Defender IWB

Fierce Defender IWB

Photo: Fierce Defender

  • Material: Kydex
  • Hand Orientation: Right
  • Adjustable Cant: 0-15º

This holster is characterized by an adjustable cant (0-15º) for positioning at any comfortable drawing angle on the hip, front, appendix, etc. On top of this, it has a locking system with adjustable retention (via a screw) to help you customize the force required to pull out your rifle.

That aside, the holster fully covers the pistols’ trigger and backside for safety purposes while also preventing sweat from getting to it.

You also get a flared opening for easy drawing and holstering while a thick 0.8-inch Kydex construction ensures the unit remains solid for long-lasting use.

However, the ride height is not adjustable and the piece is only available in a right-hand orientation.

Pros:

  • Adjustable cant (0-15º)
  • Locking system with adjustable retention
  • Fully covers the pistols’ trigger and backside
  • Flared opening for easy drawing

Cons:

  • Non-adjustable ride height
  • Only comes in a right-hand option

8. Non-Abrasive: PoLe.Craft IWB

PoLe.Craft IWB

Photo: PoLe.Craft

  • Material: Kydex
  • Hand Orientation: Right
  • Adjustable Cant: 0-20º
  • Weight: 2.82 oz.

PoLe.Craft’s IWB is built to be as non-abrasive as possible to you and your rifle. It has smooth hand-polished edges to keep your hand free from scratches. It also lacks sharp angles on the exterior for comfortable placement in your pants.

The interior is smooth for frictionless drawing/holstering, ensuring your rifles remain in pristine condition.

Other than that, the product has multiple mounting holes for adjusting the ride height while the cant has a widened hole that lets you adjust the drawing angle between 0 and 20º.

A full sweat shield covers the entire body of the gun to prevent perspiration from getting to the rifle.

The holster is equipped with a locking mechanism that has a posi-click retention system to let you know when you’ve secured the gun. This system has adjustable retention to control the pullout strength.

On the downside, the face is not overcut to accommodate threaded barrels.

Pros:

  • Hand-polished edges with no sharp angles
  • Smooth, frictionless interior
  • Adjustable cant and ride height
  • Full sweat shield
  • Adjustable posi-click retention system

Cons:

  • Cannot accommodate threaded barrels

9. Comfortable: Cardini Leather IWB

Cardini Leather IWB

Photo: Cardini Leather

  • Material: Leather
  • Hand Orientation: Left, Right

A two-piece construction ensures Cardini Leather’s IWB molds to the curve of your body for natural fitting and maximum comfort. Additionally, the unit is made using premium cowhide leather that looks and feels good.

This design incorporates a raised sweat shield, which insulates your pistol from your skin as you perspire. The leather is reinforced using double stitching on the exterior for maximum strength and durability.

More features include a sturdy 2.15-inch tempered steel spring clip that fits up to 2-inch wide belts as well as left and right-hand orientations. The only issues are that you don’t get a retention system and the cant is not adjustable.

Pros:

  • Body-hugging two-piece design
  • Premium cowhide leather construction
  • Raised sweat shield
  • Double stitching reinforcement

Cons:

  • Non-adjustable cant
  • Lacks a retention system

10. Anti-Slip: PoLe.Craft Black IWB

PoLe.Craft Black IWB

Photo: PoLe.Craft

  • Material: Kydex
  • Hand Orientation: Left, Right
  • Adjustable Cant: 0-15º
  • Weight: 2.93 oz.

With its textured exterior surface, PoLe.Craft’s Black IWB is designed to enhance friction between itself and your pants/hands so that it remains steady as you draw/holster your rifle. However, the edges are polished while the interior is smooth to avoid marring your gun’s finish.

That said, the unit is made using Kydex material in a traditional manual thermo-Kydex molding process. This gives it a beautiful appearance while the material keeps your pistol safe from sweat and water. It is also easily washable after use.

The cant is adjustable from 0-15º to suit different drawing angle preferences. This holds a standard belt clip that fits over 1.5-inch wide belts.

You also get a posi-click audible locking system for securing your rifle and this has an adjustable retention mechanism for controlling the pullout strength.

On the downside, the holster’s ride height is not adjustable and it does not have an overcut face to accommodate threaded barrels.

Pros:

  • Textured exterior surface
  • Smooth, polished interior
  • Waterproof, sweatproof, and washable Kydex construction
  • Adjustable cant (0-15º)
  • Posi-click audible locking system

Cons:

  • Non-adjustable ride height
  • Does not accommodate threaded barrels

How to Buy the Best Iwb Holsters for Glock 19

How to Buy the Best Iwb Holsters For Glock 19

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1. Concealment

IWB holsters are generally very good at concealing pistols because they are placed in the pants. However, some are better than others and one key feature that you should look for if you want complete concealment is claw compatibility.

This basically means you can fit in a few additional pieces at the front section of the holster to give it a boxy shape that prevents printing.

You should also look for an adjustable ride height, which allows you to position your rifle for standard, shallow or deep concealing. All these features can be found in Concealment Express’ IWB.

2. Retention

Retention systems are meant to keep your pistol secured in the holster as you walk or run. There are two types of retention systems: active and passive.

Active systems require the user to engage/disengage the retention mechanism while passive systems do not. Instead, they rely on the holster fitting snugly around your rifle to hold it in via friction.

With active systems, some use snap buttons but we recommend the one with an audible posi-click so that you can hear when your Glock 19 locks in. We also recommend getting a unit with a quick-release button for easy unlocking and quick drawing.

However, if these features are not available, an adjustable passive retention system is also good enough. This is usually done via a screw and it allows you to set the tightness around the rifle, which alters the strength required to pull out your gun.

3. Protection

As much as a holster is designed to keep your pistol concealed, it should also protect your piece from damages. It should have a smooth interior that does not scratch the gun’s surface.

For this reason, you should consider getting a unit made of a soft material like leather or Kydex, or a hard material like polymer with a soft inner lining.

4. Materials

These holsters are made using a wide variety of materials. Kydex is quite popular because it is waterproof and washable for easy cleaning.

On the other hand, leather is soft, comfortable, and feels more premium. There is also neoprene material whose strengths are in breathability, softness, and quick drying. As such, neoprene holsters are easy to clean.

Ultimately, you should pick the one that suits your needs. You can also pick based on personal preference.

5. Comfort

Lastly, you need to buy a holster that feels comfortable on your skin, in which case soft materials like neoprene are best.

You need to consider your rifle’s positioning for comfortable drawing, which is determined by the unit’s adjustability.

For instance, an adjustable cant allows you to place the holster anywhere around your waist while being easy to draw. The wider the adjustment angle, the better because this gives you more flexibility.

Conclusion

To sum it up, we recommend Concealment Express’ IWB as the overall best IWB holster for Glock 19 pistols. This is because it has a wide cant adjustment angle (-30 to 30º) for comfortable placement. It also has a posi-click locking mechanism with retention adjustment.

However, if you want a complete holster set, check out TACwolf’s IWB because it comes with two magazine pouches. If you want a leather-made unit though, Relentless Tactical’s The Defender is built using genuine bull hide leather with a beautiful rustic finish. We recommend it.

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