- Cook’s Holsters
- CrossBreed Holsters
- DeSantis Gunhide
- Detroit Holster
- Fury Carry Solutions
- Galco Gunleather
- Jackson Leatherwork
- PJ Holster
- RKBA Holsters
- SHTF Gear
- Statureman Custom Holsters
- Tagua Gunleather
- Theis Holsters
- Vedder Holsters
Looking for a holster for your Glock 42 pistol? We’re putting together an in-depth resource for finding the perfect match for your needs. Below are a variety of Glock 42 holsters that are available or that have been announced. As more scabbards become available, we will add them here. Since the pistol is still relatively new to the market, there are not a lot of them out there. This will change, and we will list them as the new holsters are announced.
On the right side of the page, you will see a table of contents. This lists all of the brands that are currently making holsters for this pistol. Click on the name in the table of contents, and it will instantly take you to the correct spot on this page. We are regularly adding new names to this list, so check back if you don’t find the perfect carry rig today.
If you know of any we have missed that will fit the G42, please let us know! We hate to miss anything, and we want to have the best resource available for you. There are hundreds of holster makers on the market today, and we really rely on our readers to let us know when these companies add products.
Bianchi is now making a variety of concealment holsters for the Glock 42 pistol. The models include:
- 6D ATB Waistband Holster (leather)
- 100 Professional Waistband Holster (leather)
- 100T Professional Tuckable Holster (leather)
- 105 Minimalist Belt Slide Holster (leather)
- 4750 Ranger Triad Ankle Holster (synthetic)
- 7000 Sporting Holster (synthetic)
The holsters range in price from $29.75 – $64.00 depending on the model. The leather models are available in black or tan, while the nylon models are black only.
Please note: Some readers have had problems with Bianchi holsters fitting the Glock 42. We encourage you to read the comments section below prior to purchase.
A new SERPA holster is now available from Blackhawk! that will fit the 42. The new SERPA works the same as the holsters do for other pistols. There is an internal locking lever that prevents the gun from falling out or being snatched out. To release the pistol, the shooter must depress a lever button and then draw the gun.
Blackhawk! also is making the basic Sportster holster for the pistol. The Sportster is an injection-molded holster that can be equipped with a paddle back or with standard belt loops for strong side, waistband carry. Friction is the only retention method used. According to the reviews on Amazon, the Sportster has significant problems with retention, and most of the reviewers (at this time) do not recommend this model.
Blade-Tech has several new synthetic holsters for the Glock 42 in the design phase. The Ambi-Eclipse is the first to make it into production. The Ambi-Eclipse uses plastic and injection molding to create a convertible holster. This Glock 42 holster can be carried like a belt slide holster in an outside-the-waistband (OWB) style. The holster can also be converted to an inside-the-waistband (IWB) carry by swapping out the hardware to a single clip.
For the Glock 42, Comp-Tac has introduced three holsters that will fit the new gun: the International, the Infidel and the CTAC (Concealable Tuckable Adjustable Cant). All three guns are Kydex or hybrid leather/Kydex holsters.
Update: The Infidel Ultra is now available for the pistols as well. The Ultra is an IWB-type rig like the original Infidel, but with some modularity that allows for the addition of leather backers or other pieces for increased comfort, versatility, etc.
Cook’s Holsters is now shipping a an IWB Kydex holster for the .380 Glock pistols. The holsters are available in left- and right-handed models. Additionally, the holsters have an adjustable cant feature that allows the owner to better fit the scabbard to his preferences. Cook’s Holsters carry a lifetime warranty against defects and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
One of the largest selections of holsters for the G42 comes from DeSantis Gunhide. DeSantis is offering a variety of ankle, belt, IWB and pocket holsters for the .380 Glock.
The Apache Ankle Rig is the company’s ankle holster. It uses a wide elastic band to fit the gun to the leg and a nylon strap to retain the gun in place. I prefer the Galco Ankle Glove to this holster, but at $55, it is not a bad deal.
The DeSantis Mini Scabbard is an open top, OWB leather holster for the Glock 42. It is available in both black and tan. It retails for $60.
There are seven different IWB holsters from DeSantis that will fit the 42. They are the DeSantis Intruder, ProStealth, Sof-Tuck, Tuck-This II, the Pocket-Tuk, the Cozy Partner and The Insider. Each offers a variety of price points and features.
The only DeSantis holster that I recommend without reservation is The Nemesis pocket holster. It is a synthetic holster that keeps the gun securely in a pocket. The company is offering three pocket holsters for the Glock 42 including The Nemesis. I think the G42 will be too large to carry in the pocket for most people, but if you want to try, I’d suggest giving The Nemesis a shot. Note that the Nemesis holster for the G42 will also fit a variety of Kahr, Ruger and Kel-Tec guns as well.
A second pocket holster for the G42 is available from DeSantis. It is called the Super Fly. The holster is similar in design to the Nemesis, but uses a rubber external shell that really grabs the inside of your pocket. I would suggest caution with the purchase of this holster. I have heard that the trigger guard on the pistol does not fit well into the holster, and the gun can ride too high in the pocket.
August Update: DeSantis announced the introduction of three holster options for the G42 pistol that has been equipped with a Crimson Trace LG-433 Laserguard. They are the Mini Scabbard, the Nemesis and the Super Fly. Color options and pricing as described above all remain the same for these models.
Detroit Holster offers a number of different carry rigs for your G42. Here are a few of their offerings:
- 8 Mile – This is a kydex inside-the-waistband holster that is designed to be worn just behind the strong side hip. Like all of the Detroit Holster models, the holster can be made in any one of more than 30 colors and camo patterns. This rig can also be made to accommodate a variety of light and laser options, including the popular LaserLyte G42 laser. The base price is $64.95.
- Dix – The Dix is a trigger guard type holster. If you are not familiar with these kinds of carry rigs, they only cover the trigger guard. They offer limited support and (depending on who makes it) varying degrees of retention. The benefits are low cost and low bulk. The Dix sells for $24.95.
- Hastings – This is a paddle holster, which is a form of outside-the-waistband rig. It is an open top kydex carry option that can be had with all of the same options the 8-Mile does. It has $69.95 base price.
- John R – Typically, pocket holsters are made from leather or nylon. The John R is a pocket rig made from kydex. Detroit Holster offers similar options for this unit as they do for the other carry rigs. In addition to being good for pocket carry, the company recommends these for purse or bag carry. Pricing starts at $48.99.
- Woodward – This is the only leather hybrid holster the company currently offers. It uses a leather backing with a kydex mold to hold the gun in place. It is designed to be worn inside-the-waistband. The kydex portion of the holster can be ordered in a variety of colors. The price for the Woodward starts at $69.95.
The Flashbang is a unique system for carrying a small pistol under the breasts of a woman. I’m told the holsters do an excellent job of concealing the gun and making it easy to carry. The company is now making the holster for the model 42 pistol.
Fury Carry Solutions
The folks at Fury Carry Solutions offer a number of holsters for the G42 pistol: the Concealment Series, the Professional Series and the Competition Series. All of the holsters are made of kydex and ship as outside-the-waistband rigs. However, if you swap out the attachment hardware, they can be used as IWB-type holsters.
The pricing starts at $64 and $69 depending on the model. Options include a variety of colors, including MultiCam and Kryptek patterns, and right- and left-handed models.
One of the larger names in mass produced holsters is Galco Gunleather. As one might expect, there are a variety of scabbard options from Galco for the Glock 42. They include:
- Pocket Protector – a leather pocket holster
- King Tuk – a hybrid material, IWB holster that is tuckable
- Stown-N-Go – an inside-the-waistband holster
- Walkabout – another IWB holster for the G42; has an integrated mag carrier
- Classic Lite Shoulder System – a shoulder rig
- Stinger – OWB belt holster with an open top for a fast draw
- Ankle Safe – all synthetic ankle holster
- purses – Galco offers a number of stylish purses that are designed to carry a pistol
- Defense Planner, Hidden Agenda, iDefense – three variations on the Day Planner-style concealment clutch
- Escort – a waist pack (aka fanny pack)
- Underwraps – a belly band
The folks at Jackson Leatherwork are offering a traditional open top holster for the G42. The leather holsters can be customized with a retention snap and/or a slot for an extra magazine. The holsters can be had in right or left hand models and in black or tan.
Ed. note: It appears KirchComp has gone out of business. The company’s website has been down for several months, and they have not returned any of my attempts to contact them. I liked the look of their products, and I am saddened that they are no longer producing them. I wish them the best. The information on the rigs below is left in place for historical purposes.
Offering two different styles, KirchComp has jumped into the Glock 42 holster game with the KC Mod 1 and KC Mod 2. The Mod 1 is an outside-the-waistband holster, while the Mod 2 is an inside-the-waistband holster. Both models are made with 0.8″ Kydex. KirchComp is also offering a Glock 42 magazine carrier. A variety of colors an other options are available.
Handmade in California, OUTBAGS is now selling IWB-style leather holsters for the G42. OUTBAGS states they offer a balance of “affordable pricing, solid manufacturing and elite customer service.” I’ve not used their products before, but this looks like a good holster. It gets excellent reviews on Amazon, where the price is only $24.95 with free shipping.
PJ Holster is now making several styles of Kydex holsters for the G42. These include a tuckable and a pocket holster. Also, the company makes magazine carriers for the pistol. A variety of colors are available including black, flat dark earth (FDE), olive drab (OD) and desert tan camo patterns.
Take a look at the Remora 4ART for a “no clip” scabbard that can be used as an inside-the-waistband and pocket holster. One of our readers advised that he uses this specific model and that it is a great product. The 4ART is very affordable at only $24.95.
I’ve personally been a big fan of RKBA Holsters for many years. When the owner started selling holsters online, I think I was one of his earliest customers. I bought a pocket holster for my S&W 642, and added additional holsters since then. I like their products, and they are very reasonably priced.
Currently, RKBA Holsters offers pocket, IWB and OWB rigs. Their handcrafted leather, tuckable IWB is a great little holster and only sets you back $47.50. I’ve got one of these for a Kahr CM9, and I really like it.
SHTF Gear announced the company is now making a new holster for the Glock 42. The holster is a hybrid design that uses a leather sweat shield and Kydex molded for the model 42. The holsters use Kevlar for stitching, which is probably one of the most durable threads that could be used in this way. The company’s ACE-1 Gen 2 holster gets near perfect reviews on Amazon.
Statureman Custom Holsters
At the time of this writing, Statureman Custom Holsters is
offering Glock 42 holsters as a pre-order item now shipping Glock 42 holsters. The holsters are made of Kydex, and they are strong side, belt holsters. It appears the holsters will be available in a wide range of colors from black to FDE to purple to various camo options.
I was introduced to StealthGearUSA by a GHG reader who purchased one of these holsters for his new HK VP9. The company makes a hybrid IWB rig that uses all synthetic materials to make a system that breathes and has padding for comfort. From my understanding, the rigs are very well liked by their users.
The Onyx IWB holster retails for $99 and is made in the USA. I hope to pick one of these up for testing soon. If I do, I will definitely link to the article here so you can see what I think of them.
Tagua Gunleather offers good quality leather holsters for reasonable prices. The scabbards are made in Brazil, and then imported into the US. I own one for a SIG P226, and I have gotten very good service out of it over the years. Some people might be hesitant to buy one since it is made outside the country, but I have found them to be a good value.
Tagua offers a IWB holster for the G42 that sells for about $29. The leather is black. It is an open top model that uses a clip to hold the gun in place.
The company also offers a open top belt holster. The unit is a right hand model that also uses black leather.
Theis Holsters offers four different carry options for the G42 pistol: an IWB holster, an EX-Clip holster, a Single Clip holster, and the OWB holster. All of the models are available in right- and left-handed versions. All of the rigs carry a MSRP of $55, and that includes the shipping charge.
The crew at Vedder Holsters have a variety of models that will fit the Glock 42. Among them are the:
- ComfortTuck (standard, combat cut and mini)
- Four Way Belly Band
- Pocket Locker
- Quick Draw
Prices range from $24.99 to $54.99 depending on model. The holsters are all Kydex or hybrid Kydex and leather creations, with the exception of the Four Way Belly Band. The Belly Band appears to be made of an elastic material.
I am not familiar with the Vedder Holsters. If any of you are, perhaps you could take the time and send me a little feedback on them. They look well built, and I would appreciate your thoughts. However, I should note that these are some of the most popular rigs for the small Glock based on the feedback I have gotten so far.
If you are aware of other holsters coming into production, please let us know. We would like to add them so people can use this as a reference to find what works best for their needs. You can contact GunsHolstersAndGear.com here.
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