Glock 19 Holster Selection
One great thing about the Glock 19 is it can be used to fill multiple roles and niches. This means when you’re looking for a Glock 19 holster, you’ll likely be looking for one of many potential setups. Whether you plan to get a Glock 19 appendix carry holster, or a Glock 19 duty holster, or even a Glock 19 OWB competition holster, you definitely have a lot of options from a lot of great holster manufacturers.
Glock 19 Appendix Holster
If you plan to carry your Glock 19 appendix you’ll want to look for a Glock 19 holster similar to our Singleton holster that is specifically designed for appendix carry and also can work well for carrying your gun at four o’clock.
One of the specific features we designed into the Glock 19 appendix holster, also known as our Singleton model, is piping so you have a nice rounded edge below the trigger guard extending to the muzzle. This area on most Glock 19 appendix holsters is just two flat pieces of .08 Kydex that can poke you in your inner thigh when wearing the gun at the appendix.
The way we designed the singleton is there is piping all along the underside of the Glock 19 holster so it doesn’t poke you in the thigh. This feature might just make it the most comfortable Glock 19 appendix holster. When carrying a gun appendix one of the key things people tend to have a problem with is printing of the grip. One way to alleviate printing of the grip is to add a feature called a wing or a claw to your holster.
We suggest adding the dark wing to our Glock 19 appendix holster. What this claw wing does is it pushes the grip of the gun into the body so it sits tighter to your torso. One other problem people face when appendix carrying is oftentimes their gut will want to push the grip of the gun and the top of the slide-out away from the body.
This is also due to the belt holding the appendix carry holster, essentially on the bottom half of the gun, and gravity wanting to tip the grip and top of the slide of the gun out away from the body. One way to combat this is using the dark wing as the dark wing has a slight feature in the geometry of it that helps push the grip and the top of the slide back further into the body.
That said, sometimes that is not enough. For times when the dark wing is not enough to help you conceal your Glock 19 appendix holster, then you’ll want to add a feature called a wedge. We sell a foam wedge kit that allows you to help counteract the top-heaviness of the gun.
The wedge sits between the bottom of the holster and your body pressing the muzzle of the holster out, making it safer while also pressing the top of the grip in, and one other benefit of it is comfort. The wedge makes a holster a whole lot more comfortable than wearing a holster without one.
OWB Glock 19 Holsters
The Glock 19 can also be used for a competition gun in a pinch, isn’t that ideal at something like a Glock 17 or a Glock 34? No, but you also might want to run your Glock 19 an OWB competition holster for fun on the range, or if you’re shooting a sport like Carry Optics in USPSA and you want to be as realistic and accurate as possible.
For that setup, we suggest our contender holster. Our Glock 19 OWB holster has features such as perfect retention, so you’re able to really dial that retention in hard so it’s difficult to draw the gun or so light so the gun will fall out. You can find that sweet middle spot, which is where I prefer to keep the retention on my Glock 19 holster.
You can add features to your Glock 19 holster, such as a turboprop. The turboprop is an adjustment screw that sits right below the trigger guard itself and can help you fine-tune the adjustment on the fly without tools while you’re standing on the range.
A lot of competition shooters love adding a turboprop to their Glock 19 OWB holster as they can make their holster more secure when walking around the range but dial the retention down a bit when they get ready to start their stage. Choosing attachments for your OWB Glock 19 holster is also very important. How you attach your Glock 19 OWB holster to the belt is critical.
A couple of options we have are the turbodrop. The turbodrop is a competition-oriented hanger that is made out of aluminum and is very stiff. This is only designed to be used with a competition style belt that is very thick and rigid. They will only fit one and a half inch competition belts. For most people, we suggest using something like the X-Lock.
The X-Lock is a belt mounting device that’ll work with belts anywhere from 1.25 inches thick all the way up to 2 inches thick, so it will work with a lot of duty belts as well. The X-Lock is easy to get on and off and is very secure. We think this is probably the best do-all belt mounting system for most individuals.
That said, we also have the paddle. A paddle is a great option for people that just want something they can put on quickly when shooting the gun at the range. If you’re that guy who brings a lot of guns and holsters to the range and wants to try all your different setups, the paddle might be for you.
I have a buddy that has a home range and he keeps his Glock 19 OWB holster setup with a paddle so that when he decides he just wants to go out and shoot a couple of mags, he can easily just grab it, throw it on, and doesn’t have to go through any other steps to go shooting.
Glock 19 Gen 5
CALIBER: 9mm Luger
MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 15+1
BARREL: 4.01 in.
OAL/HEIGHT/WIDTH: 7.28/5.04/1.34 in.
WEIGHT: 24 oz.
CONSTRUCTION: Black-Nitride steel slide, Polymer frame
SIGHTS: Plastic Slot Fillers