Quick, Concealable, Secure, and Comfortable Glock 48 Holsters.
What should your Concealed Carry Holster Do?
As Jeff Cooper says, “Remember the first rule of gunfighting… have a gun.” With the right Glock 48 holster, you can have your G48 when you need it.
There is a built-in wing on our IWB Glock 48 Holsters that tucks the grip of the gun close to the body.
When carrying your Glock 48 IWB holster, you don’t want the gun’s grip to stick through your shirt.
If someone sees you with a weapon, the consequences could be severe.
The G48 holster comes with a built-in wing that tucks the grip close to the body.
Glock 48 holsters For AIWB and Behind The Hip
With its built-in wing, the Glock 48 holster can be worn behind the hip or on the appendix.
You can easily get on and off our Glock 48 holsters, especially in positions other than the appendix, because they have snag-free wings.
The G48 holster’s built-in wing allows you to carry your gun AIWB or behind your hip.
With one holster, you can carry your Glock 48 in multiple positions.
Glock 48 Holster Adjustment You Need
Harry’s Holsters’ Glock 48 Holsters can be adjusted to meet your needs.
The Glock 48 holster can be adjusted up to 30 degrees in either direction as well as 3/4 inch up and down.
When configured correctly, Glock 48 AIWB Holsters can be comfortable.
Most holsters lack adjustment or have large increments.
Our G48 holsters offer 3/4 of an inch of adjustment total. This adjustment allows you to find the sweet spot for comfort concealment and draw speed.
Using our Glock 48 Holsters, you can adjust the holster 30 degrees for easy draw and great concealment.
Our G48 holsters are comfortable to carry because of their rounded edges.
With most IWB holsters for the Glock 48, you’ll find sharp edges and hard surfaces that make carrying it uncomfortable.
Our G48 holsters have rounded edges so that you can carry it comfortably all day.
IWB in inside the waistband carry is the most popular way to carry a Glock 48. Inside the waistband is when you wear your Glock 48 holster between your pants and your body.
This carry method keeps the gun closer to the body than other methods like OWB or outside-the-waistband carry.
Another advantage of Glock 48 IWB Holsters is you don’t need as long of a shirt or cover garment to conceal the holster and gun. This is because the bottom of your holster will be concealed by your pants.
You can carry IWB both with and without a belt.
Each has its own set of pros and cons. We’ll got over those below.
With A Belt
When you’re carrying a Glock 48 IWB holster with a belt you want to make sure you have a good belt.
A good belt not only supports the weight of the gun, but it also can help with concealment and comfort. The Glock 48 is a lighter gun, so you don’t need an incredibly supportive belt.
You want a belt that isn’t to stiff. Traditional knowledge says the stiffer the better but that came from a time everyone carried steel frame revolvers and 1911s.
A concealed carry belt should be stiff from top to bottom but flexible in length.
The flexibility distributes the weight across your entire waist. A stiff belt will focus the weight only on the hips.
If your holster has a claw, the belt must be flexible to use the claw to push the grip into your body.
Without A Belt
If you’re carrying without a belt, you need a sturdy waistband. Normally the thicker, the better. You don’t want your Glock 48 MOS holster to sag.
If you’re carrying AIWB, you want to ensure the Glock 48 holster has no wing or a built-in wing like our Infiltrator Holster.
Since the waistband isn’t as supportive as a belt, the holster will move more. The bolt on wings will move either below or above the waistband and catch.
Once they catch they will not naturally move back behind the waistband. So a holster without a wing or one with a smith built in wing is the way to go.
Carrying Behind The Hip
Behind the hip and appendix carry are the most popular IWB positions to carry a gun. So that you know, what you need to do to carry successfully is different for each position.
Importance Of Cant
When you’re concealing behind the hip, you’ll cant to cant the gun. If your Glock 48 holster doesn’t cant it’ll force the grip to stick out and print through your shirt.
It’ll also be less natural to draw.
We’ve designed our Glock 48 holsters so they’ll cant up to 30 degrees, allowing you to find the optimal cant for your build and gun.
Cant With A Red dot
Carrying a Glock 48 MOS with a red dot behind the hip creates a problem. When you cant the gun forward the red dot will bottom out on your belt.
This means you’ll likely have to carry the gun a little higher than you would a normal Glock 48 without a red dot.
You can adjust height and cant with a holster like our Infiltrator that uses slots. This helps a bit but you’ll still probably get only 20 degrees of cant.
Carrying with a Glock 48 MOS holster behind the hip is a little less concealable than carrying a Glock 48 that doesn’t have a red dot mounted.
Carrying On The Hip
This is a popular position for people who don’t want to carry appendix but still want to be able to draw their gun with their support hand.
For concealed carry, this position is the least comfortable and concealable.
It sets the gun right against your hip bone and that will cause discomfort. Moving the holster back slightly will increase comfort significantly but it will also make it harder or even impossible to draw with your support hand.
Appendix carry is very popular and for good reason. If you don’t have shoulders that are significantly wider than your hips AIWB Glock 48 Holsters will conceal better than behind the hip holsters.
If also put the weight of the gun further away from your spine. This makes the gun a lot more comfortable to carry for people that have back problems.
Appendix carry is much more comfortable when you have the right holster.
How To Adjust For AIWB Comfort
When you purchase holsters for the Glock 48, you want to make sure that they have the ability to adjust ride height and cant. We’re all shaped a little differently, so you need the ability to adjust the holster to your body type.
What Is A Claw
A wing is a device on your Glock 48 holsters that uses pressure from your belt or waistband to press the gun’s grip closer to the body. They’re primarily used for Glock 48 AIWB Holsters, but they can also be used for behind the hip if they are designed correctly.
What Is A Wedge
A wedge is a device either mounted or formed to the back of a Glock 48 MOS holster. It sits between your body and the holster.
We suggest using a soft foam wedge for comfort.
Cross draw is not suggested for IWB carry because it is slower to draw and significantly less comfortable than appendix carry.
Choosing the right Glock 48 holster is key to your concealed carrier experience.
The Glock 48 is a small and slim gun, but a comfortable holster makes carry a lot better. Our Singleton G48 Holster can be used for appendix carry, or for three-to-five o’clock carry and it’s an ambient design. So it works for the equivalent positions in the left-handed configuration as well.
One unique thing about our Glock 48 holster, the Singleton, is that the Infiltrator uses square nuts to install the clip. This means that it’s much easier to install your clips than using the round hardware that most holster manufacturers use since the square nut index is off the inside of the holster.
The holster itself also has a right-height adjustment, which is a nice feature. Choosing a Glock 48 holster with right-height adjustment, really helps you dial in your preferred level of concealment, while also getting as much speed as possible by getting the gun as high as possible.
The higher your Glock 48 holster sits, the faster it’s going to draw the gun, but the lower it sits, more than likely it’ll be a little more concealable.
Glock 48 Appendix Carry Holster
I also run something called a “foam wedge” on the back of my personal appendix carry holsters and the reason is the wedge makes the holster a lot more comfortable, while also helping push the grip back in more toward your body, again, making the holster much more concealable.
G48 IWB Holster Strongside
All of the edges on our singleton holster are nice and well rounded. We have piping that sits around the bottom area below the trigger guard.
So when that area is sitting up against your thigh, it doesn’t poke or prod you, like most other holsters that just have a thin piece of Kydex poking into your inner thigh. We bevel the area around the muzzle so that the holster doesn’t poke into you if you’re carrying at the-four o’clock. That way, the holster will just sit nice and softly, against your rear-end.