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.
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.
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.
Cook’s Holsters is now shipping a an IWB Kydex holster for the .308 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.
The entire line of CrossBreed Holsters are now available for the Glock 42. This includes the company’s top MiniTuck and SuperTuck holsters which have made them famous.
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 five different IWB holsters from DeSantis that will fit the 42. They are the ProStealth, Sof-Tuck, Tuck-This II, Pocket-Tuk 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: I reviewed The Nemesis here: http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/2010/06/12/the-new-review-of-the-desantis-nemesis/ )
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
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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