Diamondback AM2 Holsters: The Complete List

Diamondback AM2 Holsters

If you are looking for a holster to carry your Diamondback AM2 pistol in, you’ve landed at the right spot.

I’ve pulled together a complete list of concealment holsters for the handgun. I am not a holster store, but a shooter like you. And I know the troubles of finding the best holster for the Diamondback AM2.

Recently, I acquired one of the guns for testing and was fortunate enough to get a few holsters for the pistol at the same time. When I went digging for alternatives, I discovered there are relatively few at the time I am writing this. That’s when I set out to find all that exist and share them with you here.

Side note – if you are looking for a quality concealed carry pistol that is reasonably priced, check out my Diamondback AM2 review.

BlackPoint

Georgia-based BlackPoint offers a variety of carry rigs for your AM2. So far, I’ve tested only one of the company’s holsters, the Mini Wing, and found it to be well constructed. The balance of the line looks to be of the same good quality.

Here is what it offers for the AM2.

Standard OWB Holster

Black Point Standard Holster for Diamondback AM2 Pistol

(Note: The image shows another brand of pistol, but is included so you have an idea of what the holster looks like.)

Current Best Price: BlackPoint

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

If ever a product lived up to its name, then this is the time.

The Standard OWB Holster is the prototypical strong-side Kydex carry rig. It is made of molded Kydex with belt loops on the body side.

With this open top holster, retention is achieved through the gun “locking” into place with a friction grip around the trigger guard.

BlackPoint offers more than 30 different color options including some popular camouflage patterns. Other options – such as the size of the belt loops and cant – allow for further customization of the rig.

Pricing starts at $78.99 and can go up depending on your choices when customizing the holster.

Standard OWB Holster, Light Mounted

Black Point Tactical Holster for Diamondback AM2 with Pistol Light

(Note: The image shows another brand of pistol, but is included so you have an idea of what the holster looks like.)

Current Best Price: BlackPoint

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

Finding a rig that is designed to work with a mounted light can be difficult for many pistols – not just newer ones like the Diamondback AM2. So, this rig is a welcome addition to the list.

This holster is nearly identical to the Standard OWB Holster above but is designed to work with a pistol mounted light. Among the light and lasers that can be accommodated in this design are:

The base price is $88.99.

Leather Wing

Black Point Leather Wing Concealed Carry Holster for AM2 Handgun

Current Best Price: BlackPoint

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

The Leather Wing is an outside-the-waistband (OWB) holster that uses a combination of Kydex and leather to offer an improved carry method. By using leather flaps, or wings, Black Point is able to trim away portions of the inflexible Kydex. The result is an open top holster that holds closer to the body and is more comfortable.

Prices for the Leather Wing start at $88.99.

Leather Wing, Light Mounted

Concealed Carry Holster for the Diamondback 9mm Pistol

(Note: The image shows another brand of pistol, but is included so you have an idea of what the holster looks like.)

Current Best Price: BlackPoint

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

Built to work with a pistol mounted light, this rig is essentially the same as the Leather Wing holster above. It uses the same leather flaps and Kydex combination, but is molded for the Diamondback AM2 with one of these lights mounted to it:

If this is the rig for you, $98.99 is the price without exotic customizations.

DualPoint AIWB

AIWB Holster for Diamondback AM2

(Note: The image shows another brand of pistol, but is included so you have an idea of what the holster looks like.)

Current Best Price: BlackPoint

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

Appendix carry is one of the popular locations for concealing a weapon. However, comfort and concealment are vastly improved when you use a specialized holster for this carry method.

Enter the DualPoint AIWB.

This one-piece Kydex design uses a special strut that helps to keep the butt of the gun tucked in tight to the body. With this design, Black Point greatly reduces the visibility of the gun under a t-shirt or other garment.

Accessories like a comfort pad and a magazine pouch are available with this Diamondback AM2 holster.

Consider it a bonus if you like, but the DualPoint AIWB rig has one final feature: it can convert to an OWB rig with the included hardware.

Pricing starts at $94.99 for this model.

Mini WING IWB Holster

BlackPoint Mini Wing for AM2

Current Best Price: BlackPoint

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

BlackPoint eliminates as much excess weight and bulk as possible in this minimalist IWB holster. It uses a Kydex shell with two small leather wings like the Leather Wing rig. However, the leather bits are comparatively tiny and use two large belt clips to attach the holster to the belt.

As designed, the metal clips can be moved to an upper or lower point to adjust ride height. Also, the clips pivot at the attachment point to allow for more comfort when you are moving about.

I’ve used this rig with the subcompact Diamondback DB9 Gen 4. I found the holster to do its job well, but with some compromise on comfort. I found that the screws used to secure the belt clips to the leather had edges that could cause a minor scraping sensation throughout the day if you were not wearing a t-shirt under the holster. This is something to keep in mind when deciding on a holster to buy.

Prices start at $88.99 for this rig. A version of this holster for an AM2 equipped with a light will cost $10 more.

Black Rhino Concealment

Black Rhino Concealment is an Illinois-based Kydex holster maker. The company prides itself on manufacturing rigs that are completely made in the United States. It is owned and operated by US Marines veterans.

Here are some of the holsters made for the Diamondback AM2 pistol.

ACS – Appendix Carry System

(Note: No image of this holster is currently available. I will update the page when I am able to obtain images of these rigs.)

Current Best Price: Black Rhino Concealment

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

The ACS, or Appendix Concealment System, is an inside-the-waistband holster designed to be carried just off the midline and in front of the strong side hip. While considered fast, this location can create issues with the butt of the gun printing due to the body’s shape. Black Rhino Concealment helps mitigate this issue with an integrated wing.

These rigs are made with 0.080″ thick Kydex. Pricing starts at $69.99 and goes up depending on custom options desired. The rigs can be cut for a red dot and suppressor height sights should you equip your AM2 with these.

All of the Black Rhino rigs can be made for a Diamondback AM2 with one of the following accessories:

CCS – Concealed Carry System

(Note: No image of this holster is currently available. I will update the page when I am able to obtain images of these rigs.)

Current Best Price: Black Rhino Concealment

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

According to Black Rhino, the CCS is an IWB rig that is thin and light to improve your comfort when carrying a Diamondback pistol. It uses the same 0.080″ thick Kydex that the ACS uses. It also can be had in a wide range of colors and options.

Black Rhino Concealment set the base price at $64.99 for these.

Herrin Appendix Carry

(Note: No image of this holster is currently available. I will update the page when I am able to obtain images of these rigs.)

Current Best Price: Black Rhino Concealment

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

Similar to the ACS, the Herrin is an AIWB holster for the Diamondback AM2. It also uses a stabilizing wing to improve concealability. However, it also adds a spare magazine holder that is integral to the holster.

Without any of the options that drive the price up, the base price on the Herrin is only $5 more than the ACS.

TCS – Tactical Carry System

(Note: No image of this holster is currently available. I will update the page when I am able to obtain images of these rigs.)

Current Best Price: Black Rhino Concealment

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

If you like to carry both OWB and IWB depending on the circumstances, the Tactical Carry System may be worth a look. It is a convertible holster that allows you to carry in either mode by swapping the hardware around. Black Rhino Concealment offers this style of holster for the Diamondback AM2 alone and with a mounted light. Pricing starts at $74.99.

CrossBreed Holsters

CrossBreed Holsters is one of the more respected names in the firearms industry. Not only do they make a great line of products, but the company is well known for standing behind their gear. The company also has a history of supporting shooters and the shooting sports outside of its holster manufacturing.

Here is a look at the rigs the company offers for the Diamondback AM2 pistol.

SuperTuck IWB

Diamondback AM2 Crossbreed SuperTuck Holster

Current Best Price: CrossBreed Company Website

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

Considered by some to be the most comfortable IWB holster available, the SuperTuck is a very popular rig that blends a Kydex shell with a leather backer. The result is a holster that securely holds your AM2 in a relatively thin package that protects your body from the hard edges of the gun.

CrossBreed designed the rig to use belt clips at either end of the backer to help spread the gun’s weight over a larger area. This has the benefit of reducing discomfort and pant sag. Due to the design of the belt clips, you can tuck a shirt in on top of the gun. The total weight of the rig is well under one pound.

CrossBreed offers options with this rig including three different leather backers: black cowhide, horsehide and Founder’s Leather. Additionally, the Kydex shell can be ordered in any one of five different colors.

Pricing is very reasonable – starting at $69.75.

Freedom Carry IWB

CrossBreed Freedom Holster for the AM2 Pistol from Diamondback Firearms

Current Best Price: CrossBreed Company Website

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

CrossBreed considers this one of the company’s most versatile holsters. This design is well suited for virtually any IWB carry including appendix and crossdraw. Of course, it also works well with the standard strong side carry.

I’ve used one in both the appendix and behind the strong hip carry. I found the Freedom Carry design to be comfortable and secure for all day carry.

Similar to the SuperTuck, this holster uses a comfortable leather backer with a Kydex shell. Pricing starts at $64.50, and the company offers a number of options for customizing your rig to meet your needs.

SnapSlide OWB

CrossBreed SnapSlide OWB Holster for Concealed Carry

Current Best Price: CrossBreed Company Website

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

Simple is often better than complex, and that seems to be the case with the SnapSlide holster from CrossBreed. This OWB holster has belt loops directly in the leather backer. When worn, the molded Kydex offers a solid friction fit. The grip of the AM2 is easily accessible by the shooter.

Lightweight, the holster can be ordered without a sweat guard (as shown above) or with one for just a few extra dollars. One of the best holsters for the money, the Snap Slide has a base price of $49.95.

SuperSlide OWB

CrossBreed Super Slide Hybrid Holster

Current Best Price: CrossBreed Company Website

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

While the SnapSlide (above) will suit the needs of many people, the SuperSlide offers the ability to tilt the gun with a reverse cant so it can be carried cross draw style. There’s no need to swap any hardware – just run the belt through the proper loops and you are ready to go with a strong side of cross draw carry.

CrossBreed keeps the pricing very reasonable on this: $52.50 for a standard black rig. Different colors, leathers, and cuts for electronic sights can alter the price.

Drop Slide OWB

CrossBreed Drop Slide Holster

(Note: The image shows another brand of pistol, but is included so you have an idea of what the holster looks like.)

Current Best Price: CrossBreed Company Website

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

A variation of the Snap Slide rig, the DropSlide offers a lower ride height. Additionally, the leather backer extends farther down to provide protection to your clothes from the exposed muzzle of the pistol.  On top, the backer is cut in a way to provide the fastest grip on the handgun.

Even with the improvements, the price is still reasonable: $51.95.

Purse Defender

CrossBreed Best Purse Holster

(Note: The image shows another brand of pistol, but is included so you have an idea of what the holster looks like.)

Current Best Price: CrossBreed Company Website

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

Like every other style of carry, purse holsters are a compromise. If you are a fan, CrossBreed offers a great insert for your existing purse or bag.

The Purse Defender is a Kydex panel covered with hook and loop fastener. It comes with a Kydex holster that can be positioned anywhere on the panel so you can get the optimal location for your needs. Also, the company offers the holster portion separately should you change your concealed carry pistol or even want to add a second gun.

If you are looking for a purse holster for the Diamondback AM2, it would be hard to beat this rig. It lets you use any handbag you like while offering a solid platform to securely carry the gun. CrossBreed keeps the price low at $49.95.

Modular Belly Band

CrossBreed Modular Belly Band Concealed Carry

(Note: The image shows another brand of pistol, but is included so you have an idea of what the holster looks like.)

Current Best Price: CrossBreed Company Website

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

Belly band style carry rigs can be a useful tool for toting a firearm when traditional holsters aren’t ideal. A woman wearing pants without belt loops might find this rig useful. So might a man wearing lightweight running pants or sweats when working out.

CrossBreed’s Modular Belly Band is one of the better examples of this kind of carry rig. It uses a wide elastic band with hook and loop fasteners to give you a precise fit around your waist or chest.

One of the features I like is the continuation of the elastic strap over the top of the holster for improved support. The rig also has a small pouch for a cell phone, spare magazine or another bit of gear.

While some people like to carry high on the torso, I’ve found these to be far better at carrying on the hips. You get better support while active in this location – especially with a gun like the AM2. CrossBreed is only asking $69.95 for these.

Bedside Backup

(Note: The images show another brand of pistol, but are included so you have an idea of what the holster looks like.)

Current Best Price: CrossBreed Company Website

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

For home defense, most people like to have a firearm close to their bed. It makes sense: if you wake up to the sounds of someone kicking in your front door, you don’t want to have to go looking for your gun.

The company offers a good solution called the Bedside Backup. This modular system provides a non-permanent mounting point to the side of your bed so you can keep a holstered Diamondback AM2 nearby.

I find the system works very well. However, I would caution people to carefully consider how they use this. If you have children, this may not be the best option. Instead, look at a handgun security box like the Hornady Rapid Safe. Likewise, this is not a secure method to store the gun while you are away from the house.

A bonus feature of this system is that it folds flat for easy packing. That means you can take it on road trips and use it in your hotel room.

With the Diamondback AM2 holster, the Bedside Backup will cost $62.95. Additional holsters for other guns can also be purchased for $39.95. Also, a magazine carrier can be mounted to the Bedside Backup.

Pac Mat

Backpack Holster for Diamondback AM2 from CrossBreed

(Note: The image shows another brand of pistol, but is included so you have an idea of what the holster looks like.)

Current Best Price: CrossBreed Company Website

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

While there are a variety of backpacks with holster compartments designed into them, many of them have a tactical backpack look. If you need a gray man or low profile concealed carry pack, your options are fairly limited. That’s where the Pac Mat shines.

Part of the company’s modular holster system, the Pac Mat is a hook and look insert for your rucksack, backpack or day bag to allow you to discreetly carry a self-defense firearm. Yes, there are disadvantages to carrying in a backpack, but sometimes you are forced to make compromises to carry anything at all.

At $44.95, you get the insert with a Diamondback AM2 holster. You can get additional holster fits for your other pistols and add a magazine pouch to the Pac Mat if you like.

Carry Belts

Best Ladies Gun Belt

A good gun belt is essential for secure and comfortable concealed carry. There are several good examples on the market, and the Classic Gun Belt from CrossBreed is one of them. I’ve used one of these for several years and found that it wears well.

For a business belt, the Executive Gun Belt is an excellent choice. Compared to the Classic, it is a little more elegant.

Women have different needs than men, so CrossBreed holsters designed the Ladies Reversible Carry Belt. It is narrower and has even more refined looks than the Classic and Executive.

All of these are offered in a number of different colors, sizes and buckle types.

Dara Holsters & Gear

Dara Holsters & Gear manufactures quality Kydex holsters for both range and concealed carry uses. I’ve tested several of the company’s designs and found all of them to be good rigs that held up to the rigors of regular use. If you like, you can read my prior Dara Holsters review.

IWB Rigs

Current Best Price: Dara Holsters Company Website

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

Dara Holsters currently lists the Diamondback AM2 as a pre-order item. I have not had the opportunity to test the pistol with these rigs, so I cannot offer direct feedback on them yet.

The company will offer several basic IWB holsters including its MTO Minimalist, Slick Side and Custom Kydex IWB. These holsters can all be had as either a standard, strong-side IWB holster or as an AIWB for appendix carry. The AIWB holsters all have a wing or other device to improve the ability of the rig to bring the butt of the gun in tight against the body.

Pricing on these starts at $55.99 and goes up depending on the model and options selected.

OWB Rigs

Current Best Price: Dara Holsters Company Website

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

Dara Holsters does not sell OWB rigs designed for concealed carry. Some may be used for this purpose, but the company specifically states they are not designed as such.

Kester Farms Custom

Kester Farms Custom Gun Holsters makes only one kind of rig: leather pancake holsters. These highly crafted rigs can be had as an open top or with a thumb break depending on your desires.

Kester Farms Leather Holster for Diamondback AM2

Standard holsters are made with cowhide and lined with pigskin. However, exotic leathers of alligator, crocodile, elephant, and ostrich are also available.

Pitalo’s Custom Kydex

Pitalo’s Custom Kydex is an Arizona based holster company. Unfortunately, I am unfamiliar with its products and cannot offer any advice, pro or con, on them. However, the rigs look interesting and they seem reasonably priced.

IWB

Current Best Price: Pitalo’s Custom Kydex

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

The company’s IWB rig is similar in appearance to many of the Kydex IWB holsters on the market. It uses a heavy-duty steel clip to hold the holster to a belt. Other clips are available including the Ulticlip – a well-regarded belt clip that really locks your rig onto the belt. Pricing starts at $49.95.

IWB Appendix

Current Best Price: Pitalo’s Custom Kydex

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

Another inside the waistband holster for the Diamondback AM2, this rig is specifically intended to be carried in the appendix position. It features the company’s Claw that helps tuck the gun in closer to the body. Also included is an integral magazine holder for spare ammunition. Pricing starts at $110 and can go up from there depending on the build choices you make.

OWB

Current Best Price: Pitalo’s Custom Kydex

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

If you want a strong side, outside the waistband belt holster, this might be what you are searching for. It is an open top design that can be had in one of three cants (draw angles). Additionally, it has dozens of color options. Pitalo’s starts the pricing at $69.95 for this style.

Pyntek

Pyntek is the American story: a small business created by a man who wanted something better than he could find on the market. Launched in 2013, Pyntek makes a range of carry rigs for the Diamondback AM2 handgun. Here is a look at several of the company’s offerings:

Compact IWB

Current Best Price: Pyntek

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

The Compact is an inside the waistband holster for the AM2. It uses a single belt clip that makes putting the rig on easy. All of the edges on the Kydex are hand sanded and rounded to eliminate any corners or sharp spots.

I’ve tested this holster with the Diamondback. It rode comfortably just behind my strong side hip and felt secure all day. I was pleased by the performance of this holster.

Pyntek offers a neutral, 10Ëš and 20Ëš cant as well as a variety of colors as options. For a standard black holster, Pyntek charges a reasonable $49.99.

Tuck IWB

Current Best Price: Pyntek

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

If you need a tuckable IWB holster, the Pyntek Tuck might deserve your consideration. It is a thin Kydex rig with a soft belt loop attached to a spacer. You can tuck a shirt in over the gun and between the spacer and holster. This eliminates the need for an additional cover garment.

Pyntek is asking $59.99 for these. They are available in both right and left-handed models, with and without sweat shields, and in a range of colors.

LockDown IWB

Current Best Price: Pyntek

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

The LockDown rig reminds me of the classic Summer Special from Milt Sparks. It is designed for strong side carry and has a pair of soft belt loops for anchoring the holster to the belt.

It is an open top design that uses precision molding to secure the gun in place. As with the other Pyntek rigs, it can be had for right- and left-handed shooters. The price is $61.99.

Bailout IWB

Current Best Price: Pyntek

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

For appendix carry, Pyntek offers the Bailout holster. It is a wider design with belt hooks placed farther out than on the other IWB designs the company offers.

The Bailout also offers a built-in magazine carrier. Both the magazine and pistol sections have tension adjustments to dial in the amount of resistance you want when drawing the weapon. Pricing starts at $95.

X80 OWB

Current Best Price: Pyntek

Not currently available through Amazon, Brownells or Optics Planet websites.

A simple design, the X80 is a belt slide, strong-side holster. It has an open top with a tension screw to adjust retention. Like the other Kydex holsters offered by Pyntek, this one can be had in a range of colors.

Pricing starts at $64.99.

Viridian Weapon Technologies

Viridian is known for pushing the green laser industry forward in a variety of ways. While a laser for your Diamondback AM2 may be a good idea, I bring the company into this holster list because it offers an IWB holster with one of its laser units. Strangely, the holster is from a major holster manufacturer that doesn’t currently offer the rig directly.

DeSantis Sof-Tuk with Reactor R5 Gen 2 Laser

Current Best Price: Brownells

It is also available at a higher price through Optics Planet and the Viridian company website. It is not currently available through Amazon.

Viridian offers a supplemental aiming laser in both red and green colors. One of the things that separate it from other handgun lasers is that it uses an Instant On technology that activates the laser as soon as the gun is drawn. That eliminates fumbling with small switches under stress.

I’ve tested the green Viridian laser unit on another gun in the desert sunshine outside of Las Vegas. It is daylight visible and my preferred choice for laser colors.

Viridian worked with DeSantis Gunhide to make the Sof-Tuk holster for this gun and laser combination. The Sof-Tuk is a leather IWB holster for the Diamondback AM2. It uses a belt clip with an integral spacer to allow shirts to tuck in over the gun.

The suggested retail price on these laser and holster kits is $149 for the red laser unit and $239 for the green. However, Brownells and the other retailers I listed above offer the kits for substantially less.

Disclosure

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Some of the links on this page and site are affiliate links to companies like Amazon and Palmetto State Armory. These links take you to the products mentioned in the article. Should you decide to purchase something from one of those companies, I make a small commission.

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The Pyntek holster was loaned to me by Diamondback Firearms for testing with its AM2 pistol.

If you have any questions about any of this, please leave a comment below. Additionally, if you discover another company making rigs for the AM2, please share who they are below.

3 replies on “Diamondback AM2 Holsters: The Complete List”

I was looking at Pyntek IWB they offer neutral 10, and 20 degree. so I’m torn between 10 and 20. this would be my 1st IWB holster

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