Need a holster for your Glock 42? Having trouble figuring out which are best, and which are not worth your time? Well, we are here to help.
The Glock 42 is one of Glock’s hottest new products. It is perfect for concealed carry and easy to shoot, but before you can add it to your CCW options you need a holster.
Finding the right holster can be harder than deciding which firearm is best. There are so many out there and everyone claims their’ s is the best. That is where we can help. We have reviewed a wide range of holsters and determined the best of the best. The top 10 are reviewed below.
If you do not have time for the details, here are our top picks for Glock 42 Holsters:
- Blade-Tech Industries KLIPT IWB Holster
- TacX Pro Gear Belly Band Holster
- Desantis Nemesis Pocket Holster
- ComfortTac Ultimate Ankle Holster
- Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 2.0
- Blackhawk Sportster Paddle Holster
- FlashBang Under Bra Holster
- 5.11 Tactical Holster Shirt
- Skydas Gear Trigger Guard Holster
- Bianchi 57 Remedy Open Top Leather Holster
Table of Contents
- Best Glock 42 Holsters on the Market Reviews
- 1 Blade-Tech Industries KLIPT IWB Holster
- 2 TacX Pro Gear Belly Band Holster
- 3 Desantis Nemesis Pocket Holster
- 4 ComfortTac Ultimate Ankle Holster
- 5 Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 2.0
- 6 Blackhawk Sportster Paddle Holster
- 7 FlashBang Under Bra Holster
- 8 5.11 Tactical Holster Shirt
- 9 Skydas Gear Trigger Guard Holster
- 10 Bianchi 57 Remedy Open Top Leather Holster
Best Glock 42 Holsters on the Market Reviews
1 Blade-Tech Industries KLIPT IWB Holster
The KLIPT IWB holster is one of the best options available when it comes to securing your Glock 42. It is simple, secure, and comfortable. Everything you look for in a CCW holster.
The KLIPT is constructed entirely of polymer, which provides extreme durability. However, unlike other similar holsters, Blade-Tech has used a thinner polymer for reduced weight. The large retaining clip offers a secure, sturdy connection to a wide range of belts. Speaking of security, the positive lock trigger guard ensures the firearm is always locked in place and offers an audible “click” when engaged.
The most popular method of carry for the KLIPT is an appendix style. When used in this fashion it is especially comfortable and easy to access. However, it can also be easily moved to a hip location, offering greater versatility.
2 TacX Pro Gear Belly Band Holster
Belly band holsters have become extremely popular. Not only do they offer excellent firearm security, but they are one of the most versatile designs available. It allows you to carry your firearm in almost any position including IWB, appendix, behind the back, or deep concealment.
Pro Gear goes a step further. First, they use neoprene construction for additional comfort. Micro air holes increase breathability and decrease sweat build up. Second, they made this more than a holster, it is an EDC belt. A 6″ waterproof, RFID resistant zipper pouch is perfect for small items, credit cards, or cash. A sewn-in open-top pouch is ideal for a spare magazine, flashlight, folding knife, or even a cellphone. Additional items can be clipped to the belt as well.
Pro Gear guarantees this belt will not roll, pinch, ride up or slip. Should you encounter any problems it is covered by a lifetime warranty.
This belly band holster is designed to fit a wide range of small frame semi-automatic firearms, including the Glock 42. A removable safety strap holds your firearm in place when active but can be removed if you prefer.
3 Desantis Nemesis Pocket Holster
One of the reasons the Glock 42 is so popular is its small size. It is perfect for discrete carry and can even fit in a pocket. Of course, safe pocket carry requires a quality holster. This is where Desantis comes in.
The Nemesis pocket holster is specifically designed to provide safety, security, and comfort. The nylon material is lightweight and provides the friction necessary for a secure hold. The inside of the holster is lined with a low-friction material for a quicker draw. The foam interlayer provides additional comfort and breaks up the outline to reduce printing. It is also ambidextrous.
Plus, since it is made by one of the most respected holster manufacturers, Desantis, you can count on the quality of the holster.
4 ComfortTac Ultimate Ankle Holster
Ankle carry is not as common with civilian firearms owners as IWB or appendix. However, with the right holster and some training, it is a valuable option. One of the best ankle holsters for your Glock 42 is the Ultimate Ankle Holster by ComfortTac.
Two of the biggest drawbacks to ankle carry is accessing the firearm and comfort. ComfortTac has addressed both issues.
The neoprene construction is far more comfortable, even with long term wear than leather or nylon. It can also adjust to allow placement over a boot top or directly on the lower leg. A nice feature for those who wear different footwear each day.
Access to this holster depends largely on what type of trousers cover it. However, the draw speed is excellent. Plus, the snap closure retention strap allows quick, quiet access. Unlike other models that use Velcro, there is no noise to alert others to your location or intentions.
5 Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 2.0
Alien Gear may not be the oldest holster maker on the list, but they are one of the most popular. In a short time, they have been in business they have developed a loyal following. This is no doubt due to the high-quality, affordable products they offer including the Cloak Tuck 2.0
This holster consists of a hard plastic shell mounted to a neoprene backer. It is held in place by two large leather clips. The overall design allows for extreme concealability, comfort, and affordability.
The large neoprene backer not only provides comfort when carried, but it also protects your firearms from sweat. The hard plastic shell allows your firearms to be carried securely and at a slight forward cant for easy drawing. The dual metal clips provide a secure fit on a wide range of belt widths and can be adjusted for a higher or lower position.
If you have additional firearms you will be happy to know that the outer shell can be easily changed to fit any firearm Alien Gear offers an OWB rig for.
6 Blackhawk Sportster Paddle Holster
If you are looking for a durable, high-quality paddle holster it is going to be hard to bet Blackhawk’s Sportster. This is, without a doubt, one of the best paddle holsters on the market.
Like Blackhawk’s standard holster, the Serpa, the Sportster is built for securing and versatility. Every feature is made to improve the function of the holster. No bling or fancy patterns, just a workhorse of a holster.
The shell and paddle are constructed from high strength, lightweight polymer. Each holster is molded for a specific firearm model. There is also an adjustable retention screw which allows you to increase or decrease retention level. As an open-top design, this is a nice feature that allows adjustment depending on carrying position or cant.
The cant itself is also adjustable with five different positions available. The large paddle distributes weight for a more comfortable carry. Adjustable pegs on the bottom of the paddle allow for use without a belt and help keep the firearm secure.
Each holster comes standard with belt loop mounts as well. Changing from paddle to belt loop is very easy and can be done in mere minutes.
7 FlashBang Under Bra Holster
This is one of the most unique holsters in the market and specifically designed for use by women, one of the largest growing population of gun owners. If you are a female shooter, or male looking to purchase your significant other, this is worth a look.
The FlashBang is a simple solution to a complex problem – how can a woman conceal a firearm AND still access it in a hurry. Many women wear form-fitting outfits, skirts, or other designs that make concealing a firearm difficult. If carried in a purse or bag they can be difficult to access and require constant control over that item.
This holster straps to the middle of the bra and is tucked under the underwire. The Kydex shell offers a secure, open-top design. When you need the firearm simply lift your shirt and draw in a slightly downward angle. Three different size straps are included to accommodate different bust sizes.
While this holster option may not be for everyone or every situation it is nonetheless a previously unexplored option.
8 5.11 Tactical Holster Shirt
Shoulder holsters are another option that is not generally popular with civilian firearms owners. Plus, when carrying a smaller frame, lightweight firearm such as the Glock 42 the holster can be too bulky. But 5.11 Tactical has the answer – the Holster Shirt.
This is a specially designed undershirt that doubles as an ambidextrous holster. Or, more accurately, an ambidextrous holster that doubles as an undershirt.
The main body is similar to a 5.11 compression shirt, constructed of 80% polyester and 20% spandex. On each side are matching side panels that create secure, deep pockets for your firearm. Each panel is reinforced and double stitched for durability.
Each pocket is secured with Velcro tabs. The exterior is constructed from a mesh material that not only increases comfort but goes a long way to breaking up printing. When worn under another shirt your firearm will be barely detectable.
You will immediately note that this shirt is tight. Really tight. But this is what makes it such a successful holster. The skintight fit allows you to carry a wide range of firearms (plus extra magazine, phone, or wallet in opposite pocket). Small frame models, such as the Glock 42, are snug even when active. Large frame models may move some but not enough to be uncomfortable or unsafe.
9 Skydas Gear Trigger Guard Holster
This trigger guard holster is perfect for those who do not like to use a holster. By covering only the trigger guard you benefit from the safety you need without the bulk you do not want.
A small Kydex piece completely covers the trigger, leaving the rest of the firearm exposed. The included lanyard, which can be removed, attaches to a belt loop or similar location and will permit the holster to be pulled free as you draw the firearm.
While this method of carrying is not for everyone it is well suited for those who wish to place their Glock 42 in their waistband, pocket, purse, etc. It is also an extra safety feature when used in conjunction with a belly band holster or when placing your firearm in the glovebox.
10 Bianchi 57 Remedy Open Top Leather Holster
There have been many advances when it comes to holster construction, but it is hard to beat one of the originals – leather. The Bianchi 57 Remedy offers the traditional look and feel of leather you love with the security and retention you need.
The full-grain leather is available in black or tan and is molded to fit your specific firearm. You also have the option of a left- or right-hand draw. Each holster also features two extra-wide belt slots capable of fitting a 1.5″ belt. The result is a low profile, high ride design for optimal concealment.
This classic design provides easy access to your firearm with a close to the body carry position. The forward cant makes drawing easy and natural. The trigger guard keeps the firearm safe while the open-top reduces draw time. These features have made the belt loop holster popular with professionals for many years.
There you have it, the 10 best Glock 42 holsters. No matter how or why you carry we are sure one of these will meet, and exceed, your expectations. Hopefully, this will keep you from filling your gun room with a pile of holsters you use once and never wear again.
Sara Affolder says
Awesome article. Especially the particular product information for the female shooters!!!! I just bought a Glock and now I know exactly what holster to buy. I stood at the sporting good store so overwhelmed. Thank you for such a comprehensive view.