- Blade Tech
- Blue Line Concealment
- Bravo Concealment
- Concealment Express
- CrossBreed Holsters
- Dara Holsters & Gear
- DeSantis Gunhide
- F3 Holsters
- Fury Carry Solutions
- Garrett Industries
- Jackson Leatherworks
- JM Custom Kydex
- MSR Kydex
- Nightingale Leather
- Outlaw Holsters
- Per-Sec Systems
- Raven Concealment Solutions
- SpetzGear Tactical Systems
- Statureman Custom Holsters
- StealthGear USA
- Sticky Holsters
With the introduction of Heckler & Koch’s new striker fired pistol, fans are scrambling to find a holster that fits the VP9. H&K states that many P30 holsters will fit the new VP 9, however, the company also cautions that not every P30 scabbard will be a perfect fit. So, we have put together this page to highlight the holsters that are said to work with the new 9mm pistol.
If you know of (or make) a holster for the VP9, please leave a note in the comments below. Also, if you own a HK VP9 and have had any luck (good or bad) with fitting existing P30 holsters to your pistol, please share the information in the same comment section. When the firearms community shares information, we all benefit.
As a general rule, the HK P30 holsters made of leather and nylon are much more likely to fit the VP9, than the molded kydex.
Please note that if you are looking for a rig to fit your VP40, most of these will not work. Please go to my VP40 holster list and take a look at who is making what for the .40-caliber version of this pistol.
The fit of existing Blackhawk! holsters to the new VP9 is a mixed bag. According to the company the extremely popular line of SERPA holsters (including both the duty and concealed carry styles) designed for the HK P30 will not properly fit the VP9. Depending on customer demand, the company can definitely make new rigs for the gun.
(Note: Some people have reported the VP9 working with SERPA holsters made for other handguns. I would strongly caution against relying on one of these, as small tolerance differences may affect the retention ability of the holster during a gun grab.)
However, I was told that the nylon holsters made for the P30 will fit the VP9. Right now, I have a pair of drop leg holsters, the Universal Drop Leg Holster and the Omega VI Ultra Universal holster, being shipped to me to confirm their fit. Once I have them in hand, I will publish photos and information on them.
Update – They both fit.
Blade Tech is now offering the Klipt appendix holster for the HK VP9. This polymer rig should offer very good concealment. Blade Tech is known for building high quality rigs, and this one should be the same.
Blue Line Concealment
Blue Line Concealment makes several OWB and IWB Kydex rigs for the VP9. The inside-the-waistband rigs can be had with a clip or loops to hold the rig in place. The outside-the-waistband rigs can be had in two flavors: one that keeps the gun close to the body and another that offers space between the body and pistol.
Texas-based Bravo Concealment offers a variety of carry rigs for the VP9 pistols. A few of these are:
- Patriot – This is a straightforward kydex design that ships as an outside-the-waistband rig, but can be converted to inside-the-waistband carry by swapping out some of the hardware. These have a variety of options including color, material thickness, and belt loop size. Prices start at $69.99. (Update – this is now called the BCA holster.)
- D.O.S. – The D.O.S. was designed for IWB carry. It is also a kydex holster. Although it can be worn in any position, Bravo Concealment states it achieves best concealment in the appendix position. Options on this rig are fewer than on the Patriot, which is to be expected with an IWB. MSRP starts at $69.99.
The folks at Comp-Tac are now offering several models for the VP9 pistol, including the Minotaur MTAC, Spartan, Infidel Ultra, International and the Flatiline. Each covers a different method of carry.
The Minotaur MTAC is a tuckable, inside-the-waistband holster that uses a leather backer with a Kydex shell to hold the pistol in place. The rig is adjustable for both cant and ride height. Unlike a lot of other hybrid holsters on the market, the user can swap the Kydex shell for another, so that one rig can be made to work for several guns.
As a less-expensive alternative to the Minotaur, consider the Spartan. This is another IWB rig from Comp-Tac that offers a slim profile for maximum concealment. It is both adjustable and tuckable to meet your specific needs.
For a more traditional style of IWB, the Infidel Ultra might be what you are looking for. This rig uses a Kyder on leather arrangement like the MTAC, but in a more compact package. It is not a tuckable design.
The Comp-Tac International Holster is an outside-the-waistband rig that uses a modular mounting system. The rigs can be set up with an adjustable cant and various belt drops. This is an open top holster.
An all-Kydex holster, the Flatline can be worn as an IWB or outside-the-waistband rig. Like the MTAC, the Flatline can also be adjusted for cant and ride height. There is also a retention adjustment to make sure the user gets just the right amount of friction to retain the pistol, but not interfere with a smooth draw.
This IWB rig from Concealment Express offers the light weight (about 2 ounces) and durability of Kydex and combines it with features like the ability to adjust cant. The holsters are all made in the United States and enjoy positive feedback from owners.
CrossBreed Holsters is now making a number of models that will fit the VP9. Among the CrossBreed models that will fit the new pistol are:
- SuperTuck Deluxe – a hybrid-style IWB holster, MSRP from $69.75
- QuikClip – another hybrid IWB holster with a MSRP starting at $66.50
- SnapSlide – a simple but effective OWB, MSRP starting at $48.50
- SuperSlide – another OWB with the ability to use it on the strong side or in a cross draw location, MSRP starts at $52.50
- Ohai – modular replacement for cheap holsters found in off-body carry bags, MSRP starts at $47.50
- Bedside Backup – off body storage, MSRP starts at $73.95
- the modular holsters with RAM Mount – another off body storage location, MSRP starts at $92.50
Dara Holsters & Gear
I was recently contacted by the good people at Dara Holsters & Gear who let me know the company is now crafting rigs for the VP9. The company makes a IWB-style holster that uses 0.093″ thick Kydex and Melonite finished steel hardware. A “lifetime no b.s. warranty” backs up all of these scabbards.
The MSRP starts at $51.99, and each rig can be customized to right- or left-handed draw, ride height, belt attachment, angle of draw and color. Additionally, the company can mold the rig any one of more than 25 different lights and/or lasers that you might have mounted to your pistol.
Dara also makes an OWB-style holster called the Level II Duty Holster. This unit uses a rotating hood to add an additional level of retention. It should be noted that the holster can be had with either belt loops or a paddle. These holsters start at $71.99.
Although there is no obvious way to order the holsters offered by DefenseWorx, the company does list the VP9 as one of the guns for which the company builds Kydex rigs. The website has a shopping cart, but it looks like you need to e-mail or call them to place an order. From the gallery on the site, it looks like the company offers IWB, OWB and paddle holsters.
The folks at DeSantis always seem to be one of the first manufacturers to get concealment rigs out the door for new pistols. With the VP9, it was no different. At the time of this writing they are offering four different concealment holsters. Technically, they show five, but one is for an ankle holster. There is no way someone could reasonably carry a VP9 in a holster rig, so I can only assume that is a typo on their part.
Here are the four carry options:
- Thumb Break Scabbard – This is a traditional leather, belt-slide type holster. The scabbards come standard with a thumb break for retention. The leather can be had in black or tan. The MSRP is $72.99.
- Speed Scabbard – The Speed Scabbard is essentially the Thumb Break Holster with the thumb break removed. The suggested retail price is also $72.99.
- Pro Stealth – If you are looking for a basic, inexpensive nylon holster, the Pro Stealth might be what you are looking for. It is an inside-the-waistband rig with an inexpensive metal clip to hold the rig in place. The MSRP is $38.99.
- Tuck This II -Another inexpensive nylon holster, the Tuck This II is a tuckable design made of nylon. The suggested retail price is $39.99.
F3 holsters makes a pair of rigs for the VP9. The first is an appendix holster called the Foxtrot AIWB. This Kydex rig sells for $39.95. The second holster is an OWB style rig that has a forward swept cant. It is also made of Kydex. Its retail price is $49.95.
Fury Carry Solutions
Fury Carry Solutions offer a variety of kydex holsters for the VP9 pistol. The holsters can be worn as outside-the-waistband or as inside-the-waistband rigs simply by swapping the belt hardware. The Concealment Series holster features a sweat guard and a 20º forward cant. Belt slide attachments are standard on this model. Another holster, the Professional Series, offers the same forward cant, but does not have a sweat shield.
The Competition Series holsters have a straight up draw and a sweat guard of reduced size. This allows many people to get a faster grip on the gun when drawing. The belt slide attachments are also standard on this holster. The Tactical Series holster removes the sweat guard entirely and comes with MOLLE attachments instead of belt slide hardware. The Tactical has the same neutral cant that the Competition Series does.
The Concealment, Professional and Tactical holsters all have a base price of $64. The Competition starts at $69. All of the holsters can be customized to your color choice and set up for both right- and left-handed shooters.
Garrett Industries (GI) lists the VP9 as being available for its line of holsters. GI holsters use a unique process to bond kydex to leather in an effort to offer the best of both worlds to customers. Kydex faces the exterior world, while leather lines the inside. The leather allows the guns to have a quieter draw and insertion while also keeping a soft surface next to your pistol’s finish.
There are a wide range of holsters made by GI that will fit the VP9. It is worth your time to go and take a look at what they have to offer. IWB and OWB styles are both offered, and there is a large amount of customization that can be done by the company. I particularly like some of the engraving on the kydex, such as the spiderwebs and basketweave patterns.
GI offers one of the few duty holsters available for the VP9 currently. (As time goes on, I would expect this to change.) The holster features a rotating hood similar to the Safariland models, but faster. It appears the shooter hits the hood like he or she would a normal thumb break, and the hood then rotates on its own out of the way. Here is a video of the duty holster in action:
The hood is loud in the video, but that may just be an effect of the recording environment and/or mic used on the camera. However, I am concerned that the hood may not be as secure as what Safariland uses. Without trying a GI duty holster out, I can’t say one way or another. I do like the look of the design, and I hope that it is at least as secure as the Safariland rig. The GI duty holster has a base price of $125.
Jackson Leatherworks makes an open top OWB rig for the HK pistol. These leather rigs are a beautifully dyed brown. Unfortunately, I do not have any additional information on them at this time.
JM Custom Kydex
JM Custom Kydex offers a variety of H&K VP9 holsters for concealed carry. They offer several OWB and IWB styles for the handgun. The basic outside-the-waistband holster can be customized for cant, color, ride height, belt loop size, and more. The base price is $75. Prices go up for optional kydex thicknesses and for special colors. A version of the holster is available for HK pistols equipped with one of more than 10 different weapon lights such as the TLR-2 G from Streamlight.
JM also offers several inside-the-waistband rigs including one designed for appendix carry. These holsters start at $75 and can be customized for color, cant and more. Like the OWB styles, you can order one for the VP9 equipped with a mounted light.
For the VP9 pistol, MSR Kydex offers an inside-the-waistband holster and a belt slide outside-the-waistband holster. Pricing starts at $45 depending on the model and finish desired. The company also offers single magazine carriers. (November 2018 Update – This company’s website is down. It looks like they may be out of business. If anyone has any information about MSR Kydex, can you share it in the comments section? Thank you.)
As the name suggests, Nightingale Leather makes a variety of high-quality leather holsters for the HK VP9 pistol. Nightingale Leather has an impressive list of holsters including OWB, IWB, tuckable and shoulder models. Prices start at $100 and go up from there.
I personally like the look of the Griffon V OWB holster in the dark brown with black reinforcement panel. This specific holster runs $115, but the additional exotic materials will cost another $30+. One of the featured upgrades to the Nightingale holsters are the optional use of exotic leathers such as cape buffalo, shark, hippo and more.
Florida-based Outlaw Holsters makes inexpensive OWB rigs for the HK pistol. These holsters can be had in right- and left-handed models. Also, a choice of finishes are available including Kryptek Typhon, Kryptek Highlander, Kryptek Nomad and more.
Per-Sec Systems offers two options for VP9 carry rigs. The first is the modular pancake holster designed for outside-the-waistband holster. The holsters have a very wide range of options. Pricing starts at $70.
The second holster model available from Per-Sec Systems is an inside-the-waistband holster called the SPEAR. This holster has a variety of options and it can be had for $85.
Raven Concealment Solutions
Raven Concealment Solutions (RCS) offers several holsters for the VP 9 through their custom shop. Currently, they do not offer any scabbards for the pistol in their quick ship store.
RCS holsters are made from kydex. Three basic models are currently available for the new HK pistol: the Custom Phantom Modular Holster, the Custom Phantom Light Compatible Holster and the Custom Appendix Carry Rig. The two Phantom models are outside-the-waistband rigs with a very wide range of customization options such as making the holsters to fit a pistol with a Trijicon RMR attached. The base price is $89.99 for these.
The Appendix Carry Rig (ACR) is a little more expensive at $109.99. It also offers a range of customization options. Like the OWB Phantom models, it is made of kydex.
Safariland is one of the top names in the holster industry. One of their newest concealment rigs, the 578, will fit the VP9. If you are not familiar with the 578, please read my review here. These holsters are very versatile and can actually fit multiple different handguns.
The company is also selling another concealment holster to fit these guns: the Model 537 GLS. This is a more traditional belt slide rig that uses the company’s Grip Locking System to secure the holster. For anyone who is open-carrying, having some form of retention is an absolute must.
Safariland is also offering its 7360 7TS SLS duty rig for the HK pistols. These level III retention holsters are one of the best designed rigs on the market for uniformed service. I’ve used one for several years and was extremely pleased by iuts service.
SpetzGear Tactical Systems
Makers of kydex holsters, SpetzGear Tactical Systems offers a variety of outside-the-waistband and inside-the-waistband holsters for the VP9. The IWB holsters can be had in a variety of colors and with or without a mounted light. Likewise, the company’s OWB holsters can be ordered with the same options. IWB holsters start at $59.99 while the OWB start at $74.99.
While many kydex holster companies offer various colors such as pink, OD and FDE, SpetzGear is one of the few that I have seen to offer Kryptek patterns. At the time this is being written, the company has four different Krypek patterns: Yeti, Mandrake, Highlander and Nomad.
Statureman Custom Holsters
Minnesota-based Statureman Custom Holsters is now making a variety of kydex options for your VP9. In fact, all of their full size outside-the-waistband and inside-the-waistband holsters – with and without a mounted light – are ready to go the the new HK pistol.
Statureman offers a number of customizations to the holsters including a selection of more than 20 different kydex colors and 10 different rivet/eyelet colors. Although I’ve never reviewed any of their holsters, I have seen a number of very positive things about these scabbards on YouTube. A review of one is below.
Unlike some custom holster makers, Statureman’s turn-around time is pretty quick. At the time of this writing, the company is currently estimating a three-week ship time from the day of order.
A twist on the hybrid holster, the Onyx from StealthGear USA is now being made for the VP9. The Onyx uses a breathable backing, instead of leather, to allow for better airflow and a more comfortable experience.
One of our readers, John, says this about the Onyx:
Awesome product. It is light and breathable, form fitting, and comfortable.
John was also kind enough to provide these photos of his StealthGear USA holster.
Also, the guys at Guns.com did a short video review of these holsters:
The company Sticky Holsters make soft synthetic holsters that fit a wide range of handguns. According to several readers, the company’s LG-6 Short Sticky Holster fits the VP9 pistol. The company site does not specifically state the pistol will fit this rig, but it does say the holster is designed for large automatics with a barrel length of 3″ to 4″. The holster is $24.95.
YetiTac makes a wide range of carry holsters for the Vp9. Included are a number of inside-the-waistband holsters and a larger number of outside-the-waistband rigs. They even make a drop leg rig for the HK pistol.
YetiTac offers a large number of finishes including most of the popular camo patterns such as MultiCam, Kryptec and ATACS. Prices vary and all of the rigs are backed by a lifetime warranty.