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, & 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 br&s that are currently making holsters for this pistol. Click on the name in the table of contents, & 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, & we want to have the best resource available for you. There are hundreds of holster makers on the market today, & we really rely on our readers to let us know when these companies add products. Scroll down the page & you will see a number of rigs suggested by readers.

Out of all of the rigs listed on this page, I get the most positive feedback on the OUTBAGS. I’ve been told that for the price, these products simply cannot be beat. Click the nav bar on the right to go directly to their entry.

(Note: Since I started this page, the industry has virtually exploded around the G42. It seems everyone is now offering something for these guns. I am trying to keep up with all of the new models of holsters being introduced for this gun, but if I miss any please let me know. Also, if you are a manufacturer, feel free to e-mail me. Include a high res photo of one of your holsters with a G42 so I can include it as well.)

Alien Gear Glock 42 Holster

Alien Gear is now making a pair of holsters for the G42: an inside-the-waistband (IWB) & an outside-the-waistband  (OWB). The IWB is called the Cloak Tuck 2.0 & it uses a hard plastic shell mounted to a neoprene backer. It is designed to be extremely comfortable, plus allows you to swap the plastic shells to fit different gun models. Pricing is very inexpensive, starting at less than $30.

The company also offers an OWB rig. The hard plastic shells interchange with the Cloak Tuck shells, meaning you could easily mix & match if needed. These also start at less than $30.

Currently, I have a Cloak Tuck 2.0 for testing. I’ve got shells for the Glock 19, Kakr CM9 & Bersa BP9 & it has been very comfortable. From a durability perspective, the rig seems to be doing very well also. Look for a review in the near future.

Bianchi

Bianchi is now making a variety of concealment holsters for the Glock 42 pistol. The models include:

  • 6D ATB Waistb& Holster (leather)
  • 100 Professional Waistb& 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.

Blackhawk A.R.C. Holster

Possibly the best option for appendix carry is the new A.R.C. holster from Blackhawk. This is a synthetic rig that is exceptionally flexible, durable & is made in the USA. The best part is it costs less than $25! I’ve got a pair of these holsters that I am evaluating now, & they are spectacular. (Update: My review is complete, & you can read it here. Bottom line: I highly recommend these rigs. Note the Made in USA logo in the photo above.)

A new SERPA holster is now available from Blackhawk! That will fit the 42. The late 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 & 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 st&ard belt loops for the strong side, waistb& carry. Friction is the only retention method used on this model.

According to the reviews on Amazon, the Sportster has significant problems with retention. However, it is important to note that I spoke with Blackhawk staff at the 2015 SHOT Show & they explained that the holster does fit properly. Blackhawk staff explained that the tension screw set up is slightly different in this holster than other models. To get the proper tension, the user must turn the screw 2-3x more than with other Blackhawk models.

Blade-Tech

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 & injection molding to create a convertible holster. This Glock 42 holster can be carried like a belt slide holster in an outside-the-waistb& (OWB) style. The holster can also be converted to an inside-the-waistb& (IWB) move by swapping out the hardware to a single clip.
Bravo Concealment

Bravo Concealment makes some different style Kydex holsters for the G42, including IWB & OWB carry rigs. The DOS holster is an inside-the-waistb& rig that is designed for deep concealment. With this holster, the gun rides low & helps to hide the bulk of the pistol. The BCA & the RTT are both outside-the-waistb& carry options. However, both of these holsters can be converted to IWB with the swapping of belt loops.

CNC Holsters

CNC Holsters makes a variety of Kydex holsters that fit the Glock 42. Three are outside-the-waistb& holsters, & two are inside-the-waistb& rigs. I hope to do a review on these at a later date. When I do, I will post a link here so you can easily find it to get my take on these.

Comp-Tac

Glock 42 holster for the Glock 42, Comp-Tac has introduced three holsters that will fit the new gun: the International, the Infidel & 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

Cook’s Holsters is now shipping an an IWB Kydex holster for the .380 Glock pistols. The holsters are available in left- & right-h&ed models. Additionally, the holsters have an adjustable cant feature that allows the owner to fit the scabbard to his preferences better. Cook’s Holsters carry a lifetime warranty against defects & a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

CrossBreed Holsters

The entire line of CrossBreed Holsters is now available for the Glock 42. This includes the company’s top MiniTuck & SuperTuck holsters which have made them famous.

Dale Fricke Holsters

Both inside- & outside-the-waistb& holsters are available for the G42 from Dale Fricke. These Kydex rigs are not cheap ($95 base for several models,) but I’ve heard good things about them. (Thanks to reader Jeff for the tip.)

Dara for G42

The Kydex rigs from Dara Holsters are excellent quality, & they will likely last for the lifetime of the gun. I’ve got a pair of them for my Smith & Wesson Shield, & I like them a lot. The company makes a range of IWB & OWB rigs for the .380 Glock. Some of the designs are tuckable, which will work great with these pistols.

DeSantis Gunhide

One of the most significant selections of holsters for the G42 comes from DeSantis Gunhide. DeSantis is offering a variety of ankle, belt, IWB & pocket holsters for the .380 Glock.

The Apache Ankle Rig is the company’s ankle holster. It uses a wide elastic b& to fit the gun to the leg & 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 & 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 & The Insider. Each offers a variety of price points & 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 & 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 an external rubber shell that 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, & 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, & the Super Fly. Color options & pricing as described above all remain the same for these models.

Detroit Holster

Detroit Holster offers some different carry rigs for your G42. Here are a few of their offerings:

8 Mile – This is a Kydex inside-the-waistb& holster that is designed to be worn just behind the high side hip. Like all of the Detroit Holster models, the holster can be made in any one of more than 30 colors & camo patterns. This rig can also be built to accommodate a variety of light & laser options, including the famous 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 carrying rigs, they only cover the trigger guard. They offer limited support & (depending on who makes it) varying degrees of retention. The benefits are low cost & low bulk. The Dix sells for $24.95.
Hastings – This is a paddle holster, which is a form of the outside-the-waistb& 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.

Detroit Holster John R

John R – Typically, pocket holsters are made of 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-waistb&. The Kydex portion of the holster can be ordered in a variety of colors. The price for the Woodward starts at $69.95.

F3 Holsters

F3 Holsters makes a trio of carrying rigs for this pistol. All are made of Kydex & run from $29.95 – $49.95 depending on the model. The three models are a pocket holster, an appendix holster, & an OWB rig.

Flashbang

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 & making it easy to take. The company is now going the holster for the model 42 pistol.
Fobus

Fobus Holster for Compact Glock

Fobus is now offering a paddle holster & an ankle holster for the 380 Glock. I’ve got one of the Fobus paddle holsters for review, & so far it has worked very well. At less than $35 it is worth considering. I do not have any experience with the company’s ankle rigs.
Fury Carry Solutions

Fury holsters

The folks at Fury Carry Solutions offer some holsters for the G42 pistol: the Concealment Series, the Professional Series, & the Competition Series. All of the holsters are made of Kydex & ship as outside-the-waistb& rigs. However, if you swap out the attachment hardware, they can be used as IWB-type holsters.

The pricing starts at $64 & $69 depending on the model. Options include a variety of colors, including MultiCam & Kryptek patterns, & right- & left-haned models.

G-Code Holsters

G-Code Holster for Glock 42This recommendation comes straight from a reader. B.J. wrote saying:

I noticed a nice holster not listed. G-Code’s INCOG IWB holster is an awesome holster. Lightweight, very close to the body, thin, etc. it’s a little pricey but worth the money. The only flaw is that it takes forever, up to 3 weeks, to receive it. Also is available for over firearms. I am a satisfied customer, & I am not affiliated with the company. Just suggesting it.

Thanks B.J. for the suggestion. I hope other readers find it as useful as I do!
Galco Gunleather

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
Stow-N-Go – an inside-the-waistb& 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
Ankle Glove – leather & synthetic holster that is very comfortable (I’ve had these for other guns.)
purses – Galco offers some 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 b&

 

Gladius Vest Holster

Gladius is a small shop north of Atlanta that makes several holsters that fit the Glock 42 pistol. One of the unique offerings they have is the patent-pending Vest Holster. This rig is designed for uniformed police officers to carry a backup gun on a bullet-resistant vest. It is designed to allow for placement anywhere on the vest, & it is rigid to allow for the gun to be more easily holstered.

Gladius Holsters also makes IWB & OWB carry rigs. They also can do a variety of custom work to fit your specific needs. Take a look at everything they offer here.
Jackson Leatherwork

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 & a slot for an extra magazine. The holsters can be had in right or left-hand models & black or tan.

JM Custom Kydex

As the name suggests, this company builds CCW holsters from Kydex. They make several scabbards for the 380 Glock, each with some options. It looks like the pricing starts at $75. (Thanks to Jeff for the information.)
Keepers Concealment

Keepers Concealment makes appendix-style holsters for a variety of guns including the little Glock. I originally saw one of these when I met up with Deryck Poole of Echo-5 Training in Florida for a Combat Focus Shooting class. Poole was pleased with his.

These rigs use a special foam wedge between the body & holster to improve concealment while not reducing comfort. These rigs run about $170. A less expensive $90 model called the err& is also available.
KirchComp

Ed. Note: It appears KirchComp has gone out of business. The company’s website has been down for several months, & they have not returned any of my attempts to contact them. I liked the look of their products, & 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 & KC Mod 2. The Mod 1 is an outside-the-waistb& holster, while the Mod 2 is an inside-the-waistb& holster. Both models are made with 0.8″ Kydex. KirchComp is also offering a Glock 42 magazine carrier. A variety of colors other options are available.

MTO Holster G42

MTO Holster offers a hybrid IWB rig similar to several others on the market. It uses a leather backer with a Kydex shell to hold the .380 Glock into place when carried. Pricing starts at $45.

Unlike most (all?) of the other makers, MTO Holster offers an option to line the inside of the shell with leather to give the gun’s finish protection from marrying. This is similar to the end product of the Safarilaminate process (though probably utterly different in manufacturing) developed by Safaril& several decades back. I have no idea how well the MTO Holster lining will work, but I know the Safaril& process was very well done & did an excellent job to protect the gun. I imagine the MTO design will work well also.
MSR Kydex

As the name suggests, this company makes concealed carry rigs from rigid Kydex. MSR Kydex makes an OWB belt rig & an IWB holster for the G42. Base prices run from $45 – $60 & can go up depending on finish. Finishes include a wide variety of colors & camo patterns.
MultiHolsters

I don’t know anything about MultiHolsters other than their website is difficult to navigate. However, one of my readers said: “I have one of their kydex front pants pocket [holsters] & love it.” Thanks, James! I could not find a list of makes/models the company supports, but I’ll take James at his word & assume they are building them for the G42. It appears that most (all?) of the MultiHolsters rigs is Kydex.

OUTBAGS

H&made in California, OUTBAGS is now selling IWB-style leather holsters for the G42. OUTBAGS states they offer a balance of “affordable pricing, solid manufacturing, & 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

PJ Holster is now making several styles of Kydex holsters for the G42. These include a tuckable & 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) & desert tan camo patterns.
Remora

Take a look at the Remora 4ART for a “no clip” scabbard that can be used as an inside-the-waistb& & pocket holster. One of our readers advised that he uses this specific model & that it is a great product. The 4ART is very affordable at only $24.95.

RKBA Holsters

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, & added additional holsters since then. I like their products, & they are very reasonably priced.

Currently, RKBA Holsters offers pocket, IWB & OWB rigs. Their h&crafted leather, tuckable IWB is a great little holster & only sets you back $47.50. I’ve got one of these for a Kahr CM9, & I like it.

SHTF holster 

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 & 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, & they are a 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.

StealthGear

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 create a system that breathes & has to pad for comfort. From my underst&ing, the platforms are very well liked by their users.

The Onyx IWB holster retails for $99 & is made in the USA. I hope to pick one of these up for testing soon. If I do, I will link to the article here so you can see what I think of them.
Tac Pro

This is another company that I’m just not familiar with. However, one of my readers (thanks, Gretchen!) suggested we take a look at them. Tac Pro offers a molded Kydex IWB holster for the Glock 42 that has options for the cant angle & the side of the body it will be carried on. The MSRP is $59.95.
Tagua Gunleather

Tagua Gunleather offers good quality leather holsters for reasonable prices. The scabbards are made in Brazil & then imported into the US. I own one for a SIG P226, & 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 an 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 an open top belt holster. The unit is a right-h& model that also uses black leather.
The Holster Store

The Holster store offers a wide range of rigs for the Glock 42 pistol: from inexpensive IWB to shoulder holsters & more. Fortunately, they assembled a single page where you can see all of the rigs available for this gun here. They also make these rigs for the G42 equipped with a Crimson Trace Laserguard.
Theis Holsters

Theis Holsters offers four different carry options for the G42 pistol: an IWB holster, an EX-Clip holster, a Single Clip holster, & the OWB holster. All of the models are available in the right- & left-h&ed versions. All of the rigs carry an MSRP of $55, & that includes the shipping charge.
Theis holsters

This is the tuckable IWB rig from Theis Holsters.
Cluster

Cluster sells two different rigs for the G42. The first is called the Pilot: an OWB Kydex rig. The second is an IWB holster called the Profile. Both have a variety of color & belt loop options. Pricing varies depending on the model, finish & belt loop choices.
Vedder Holsters

The crew at Vedder Holsters have a variety of models that will fit the Glock 42. Among them are the:

RapidTuck
ComfortTuck (st&ard, combat cut, & mini)
Four Way Belly B&
light truck
Pocket Locker
Quick Draw

Prices range from $24.99 to $54.99 depending on the model. The holsters are all Kydex or hybrid Kydex & leather creations, except the Four Way Belly B&. The Belly B& 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 & send me a little feedback on them. They look well built, &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.
VersaCarry

VersaCarryVersaCarry “holsters” do not have a traditional look, & I’m not sure I can call them a proper IWB holster. Mostly, they are a large S-hook that hooks on the pants. The opposite end inserts into the barrel of the pistol & holds the gun in place while carrying. They are inexpensive & work. Many people are concerned about the safety of these rigs, but there are plenty of users who love them. It is my underst&ing that the 380 Small is the proper fit for the G42.
Wild Bill’s Concealment

Quality leather holsters are what Wild Bill’s Concealment offers. I do not have any experience with this company, but they come recommended by a reader (thanks, Frank!) Not all of their holsters list available for the 380 Glock, but a few do. For example, the Covert Carry Tuckable &the Fusion Paddle can both be made for this gun. It looks like the prices are reasonable, & the company offers packages that include a belt & mag holder.
YetiTac

Yeti OWB Holster I was recently contacted by YetiTac who advised they now offered IWB &OWB holster options for the Glock 42. The Yeti Pro IWB (shown above) is made of Kydex, 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, &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 br&s that are currently making holsters for this pistol. Click on the name in the table of contents, & 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, & we want to have the best resource available for you. There are hundreds of holster makers on the market today, & we really rely on our readers to let us know when these companies add products. Scroll down the page & you will see a number of rigs suggested by readers.

Out of all of the rigs listed on this page, I get the most positive feedback on the OUTBAGS. I’ve been told that for the price, these outputs simply cannot be beaten. Click the nav bar on the right to go directly to their entry.

(Note: Since I started this page, the activity has virtually exploded around the G42. It seems everyone is now attempting something for these guns. I am trying to keep up with all of the new models of holsters being introduced for this weapon, but if I miss any, please let me know. Also, if you are a business, feel free to e-mail me. Include a high res photo of one of your holsters with a G42 so I can include it as well.)
Alien Gear

Alien Gear Glock 42 Holster

Alien Gear is now making a NEW pair of holsters for the G42: an inside-the-waistb& (IWB) & an outside-the-waistb& (OWB). The IWB is called the Cloak Tuck 2.0, & it uses a strong plastic shell mounted to a neoprene backer. It is designed to be very comfortable, plus allows you to swap the plastic tanks to fit different gun models. Pricing is very inexpensive, starting at less than $30.

The group also offers an OWB rig. The STRONG plastic shells interchange with the Cloak Tuck shells, meaning you could easily mix & match if needed. These also start at less than $30.

Currently, I have a Cloak Tuck 2.0 for testing. I’ve got shells for the Glock 19, Kahr CM9 & Bersa BP9 & it has been very comfortable. From a durability perspective, the rig seems to be doing very well also. Look for a review shortly.
Bianchi

Bianchi is now making a variety of concealment holsters for the Glock 42 pistol. The models include:

100 Professional Waistb& Holster (leather)
100T Professional Tuckable Holster (leather)
6D ATB Waistb& 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 before purchase.

Blade Tech Holsters Glock 42
Blackhawk!

Blackhawk A.R.C. Holster

Possibly the best option for appendix carry is the new A.R.C. holster from Blackhawk. This is a synthetic rig that is exceptionally flexible, durable & is made in the USA. The best part is it costs less than $25! I’ve got a pair of these holsters that I am evaluating now, & they are spectacular. (Update: My review is complete, & you can read it here. Bottom line: I highly recommend these rigs. Note the Made in USA logo in the photo above.)

A new SERPA holster is now available from Blackhawk! That will fit the 42. The late SERPA works the equal 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 & then draw the weapon.

Blackhawk! also is making the fundamental Sportster holster for the pistol. The Sportster is an injection-molded holster that can be equipped with a paddle back or with st&ard belt loops for the strong side, waistb& carry. Friction is the only retention method used on this model.

According to the reviews on Amazon, the Sportster has significant problems with retention. HOWEVER, it is important to note that I spoke with Blackhawk staff at the 2015 SHOT Show & they explained that the holster does fit properly. Blackhawk staff explained that the tension screw set up is slightly different in this holster than other models. To get the proper tension, the user must turn the screw 2-3x more than with other Blackhawk models.
Blade-Tech

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 & injection molding to create a convertible holster. This Glock 42 holster can be carried like a belt slide holster in an outside-the-waistb& (OWB) style. The holster can also be converted to an inside-the-waistb& (IWB) carry by swapping out the hardware to a single clip.
Bravo Concealment

Bravo Concealment makes a number of different style Kydex holsters for the G42, including IWB & OWB carry rigs. The DOS holster is an inside-the-waistb& rig that is designed for deep concealment. With this holster, the gun rides low & helps to hide the bulk of the pistol. The BCA & the RTT are both outside-the-waistb& carry options. However, both of these holsters can be converted to IWB with the swapping of belt loops.
CNC Holsters

CNC Holsters makes a variety of Kydex holsters that fit the Glock 42. Three are outside-the-waistb& holsters & two are inside-the-waistb& rigs. I hope to do a review on these at a later date. When I do, I will post a link here so you can easily find it to get my take on these.
Comp-Tac

Glock 42 HolsterFor the Glock 42, Comp-Tac has introduced three holsters that will fit the new gun: the International, the Infidel & 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

Cook’s Holsters is now shipping a an IWB Kydex holster for the .380 Glock pistols. The holsters are available in left- & right-h&ed 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 & a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
CrossBreed Holsters

The entire line of CrossBreed Holsters are now available for the Glock 42. This includes the company’s top MiniTuck & SuperTuck holsters which have made them famous.
Dale Fricke Holsters

Both inside- & outside-the-waistb& holsters are avaliable for the G42 from Dale Fricke. These Kydex rigs are not cheap ($95 base for several models,) but I’ve heard good things about them. (Thanks to reader Jeffx for the tip.)
Dara Holsters

Dara for G42

The Kydex rigs from Dara Holsters are very good quality, & they will likely last for the lifetime of the gun. I’ve got a pair of them for my Smith & Wesson Shield, & I like them a lot. The company makes a range of IWB & OWB rigs for the .380 Glock. Some of the designs are tuckable, which will work great with these pistols.
DeSantis Gunhide

One of the largest selections of holsters for the G42 comes from DeSantis Gunhide. DeSantis is offering a variety of ankle, belt, IWB & pocket holsters for the .380 Glock.

The Apache Ankle Rig is the company’s ankle holster. It uses a wide elastic b& to fit the gun to the leg & 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 & 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 & The Insider. Each offers a variety of price points & 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 & 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, & 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 & the Super Fly. Color options & pricing as described above all remain the same for these models.
Detroit Holster

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-waistb& 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 & camo patterns. This rig can also be made to accommodate a variety of light & 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 & (depending on who makes it) varying degrees of retention. The benefits are low cost & low bulk. The Dix sells for $24.95.
Hastings – This is a paddle holster, which is a form of outside-the-waistb& 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.

Detroit Holster

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-waistb&. The kydex portion of the holster can be ordered in a variety of colors. The price for the Woodward starts at $69.95.

F3 Holsters

F3 Holsters makes a trio of carry rigs for this pistol. All are made of Kydex & run from $29.95 – $49.95 depending on the model. The three models are a pocket holster, an appendix holster & an OWB rig.
Flashbang

flashbang

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 & making it easy to carry. The company is now making the holster for the model 42 pistol.
Fobus

Fobus Holster for Compact Glock

Fobus is now offering a paddle holster & an ankle holster for the 380 Glock. I’ve got one of the Fobus paddle holsters for review, & so far it has worked very well. At less than $35 it is worth considering. I do not have any experience with the company’s ankle rigs.
Fury Carry Solutions

Fury holsters

The folks at Fury Carry Solutions offer a number of holsters for the G42 pistol: the Concealment Series, the Professional Series & the Competition Series. All of the holsters are made of kydex & ship as outside-the-waistb& rigs. However, if you swap out the attachment hardware, they can be used as IWB-type holsters.

The pricing starts at $64 & $69 depending on the model. Options include a variety of colors, including MultiCam & Kryptek patterns, & right- & left-h&ed models.
G-Code Holsters

G-Code Holster for Glock 42This recommendation comes straight from a reader. B.J. wrote saying:

I noticed a nice holster not listed. G-Code’s INCOG IWB holster is an awesome holster. Lightweight, very close to the body, thin, etc. it’s a little pricey but worth the money. Only flaw is that it takes forever, up to 3 weeks, to receive it. Also is available for over firearms. I am a satisfied customer & I am not affiliated with the company. Just suggesting it.

Thanks B.J. for the suggestion. I hope other readers find it as useful as I do!
Galco Gunleather

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-waistb& 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
Ankle Glove – leather & synthetic holster that is very comfortable (I’ve had these for other guns.)
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 b&

Gladius Holsters

Gladius Vest Holster

Gladius is a small shop north of Atlanta that makes several holsters that fit the Glock 42 pistol. One of the unique offerings they have is the patent-pending Vest Holster. This rig is designed for uniformed police officers to carry a backup gun on a bullet resistant vest. It is designed to allow for placement anywhere on the vest, & it is rigid to allow for the gun to be more easily holstered.

Gladius Holsters also makes IWB & OWB carry rigs. They also can do a variety of custom work to fit your specific needs. Take a look at everything they offer here.
Jackson Leatherwork

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 &/or a slot for an extra magazine. The holsters can be had in right or left h& models & in black or tan.
JM Custom Kydex

As the name suggests, this company builds CCW holsters from Kydex. They make several scabbards for the 380 Glock, each with a number of options. It looks like the pricing starts at $75. (Thanks to Jeffx for the information.)
Keepers Concealment

Keepers Concealment makes appendix-style holsters for a variety of guns including the diminutive Glock. I originally saw one of these when I met up with Deryck Poole of Echo-5 Training in Florida for a Combat Focus Shooting class. Poole was very happy with his.

These rigs use a special foam wedge between the body & holster to improve concealment while not reducing comfort. These rigs run about $170. A less expensive $90 model called the err& is also available.
KirchComp

Ed. note: It appears KirchComp has gone out of business. The company’s website has been down for several months, & they have not returned any of my attempts to contact them. I liked the look of their products, & 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 & KC Mod 2. The Mod 1 is an outside-the-waistb& holster, while the Mod 2 is an inside-the-waistb& 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.
MTO Holster

MTO Holster G42

MTO Holster offers a hybrid IWB rig similar to several others on the market. It uses a leather backer with a kydex shell to hold the .380 Glock into place when carried. Pricing starts at $45.

Unlike most (all?) of the other makers, MTO Holster offers an option to line the inside of the shell with leather to give the gun’s finish protection from marring. This is similar to the end product of the Safarilaminate process (though probably completely different in manufacturing) developed by Safaril& several decades back. I have no idea how well the MTO Holster lining will work, but I know the Safaril& process was very well done & did a good job to protect the gun. I imagine the MTO design will work well also.
MSR Kydex

As the name suggests, this company makes concealed carry rigs from rigid Kydex. MSR Kydex makes an OWB belt rig & an IWB holster for the G42. Base prices run from $45 – $60 & can go up depending on finish. Finishes include a wide variety of colors & camo patterns.
MultiHolsters

I really don’t know anything about MultiHolsters other than their website is difficult to navigate. However, one of my readers said “I have one of their kydex front pants pocket [holsters] & love it.” Thanks James! I could not find a list of makes/models the company supports, but I’ll take James at his word & assume they are building them for the G42. It appears that most (all?) of the MultiHolsters rigs are Kydex.
OUTBAGS

OUTBAGS

H&made in California, OUTBAGS is now selling IWB-style leather holsters for the G42. OUTBAGS states they offer a balance of “affordable pricing, solid manufacturing & 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

holsters for the G42

PJ Holster is now making several styles of Kydex holsters for the G42. These include a tuckable & 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) & desert tan camo patterns.
Remora

Take a look at the Remora 4ART for a “no clip” scabbard that can be used as an inside-the-waistb& & pocket holster. One of our readers advised that he uses this specific model & that it is a great product. The 4ART is very affordable at only $24.95.
RKBA Holsters

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, & added additional holsters since then. I like their products, & they are very reasonably priced.

Currently, RKBA Holsters offers pocket, IWB & OWB rigs. Their h&crafted leather, tuckable IWB is a great little holster & only sets you back $47.50. I’ve got one of these for a Kahr CM9, & I really like it.
SHTF holsterSHTF Gear

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 & 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, & 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.
StealthGearUSA

StealthGear

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 & has padding for comfort. From my underst&ing, the rigs are very well liked by their users.

The Onyx IWB holster retails for $99 & 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.
Tac Pro

This is another company that I’m just not familiar with. However, one of my readers (thanks Gretchen!) suggested we take a look at them. Tac Pro offers a molded Kydex IWB holster for the Glock 42 that has options for the cant angle & the side of the body it will be carried on. The MSRP is $59.95.
Tagua Gunleather

Tagua Gunleather offers good quality leather holsters for reasonable prices. The scabbards are made in Brazil, & then imported into the US. I own one for a SIG P226, & 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 h& model that also uses black leather.
The Holster Store

The Holster store offers a wide range of rigs for the Glock 42 pistol: from inexpensive IWB to shoulder holsters & more. Fortunately, they assembled a single page where you can see all of the rigs available for this gun here. They also make these rigs for the G42 equipped with a Crimson Trace Laserguard.
Theis Holsters

Theis Holsters offers four different carry options for the G42 pistol: an IWB holster, an EX-Clip holster, a Single Clip holster, & the OWB holster. All of the models are available in right- & left-h&ed versions. All of the rigs carry a MSRP of $55, & that includes the shipping charge.
theis holsters

This is the tuckable IWB rig from Theis Holsters.
Tulster

Tulster sells two different rigs for the G42. The first is called the Pilot: an OWB Kydex rig. The second is an IWB holster called the Profile. Both have a variety of color & belt loop options. Pricing varies depending on the model, finish & belt loop choices.
Vedder Holsters

The crew at Vedder Holsters have a variety of models that will fit the Glock 42. Among them are the:

RapidTuck
ComfortTuck (st&ard, combat cut & mini)
Four Way Belly B&
LightTuck
Pocket Locker
Quick Draw

Prices range from $24.99 to $54.99 depending on model. The holsters are all Kydex or hybrid Kydex & leather creations, with the exception of the Four Way Belly B&. The Belly B& 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 & send me a little feedback on them. They look well built, & 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.
VersaCarry

VersaCarryVersaCarry “holsters” do not have a traditional look, & I’m not sure I can call them a proper IWB holster. Essentially, they are a large S-hook that hooks on the pants. The opposite end inserts into the barrel of the pistol & holds the gun in place while carried. They are inexpensive & work. Many people are concerned about the safety of these rigs, but there are plenty of users who love them. It is my underst&ing that the 380 Small is the proper fit for the G42.
Wild Bill’s Concealment

Quality leather holsters is what Wild Bill’s Concealment offers. I do not have any experience with this company, but they come recommended by a reader (thanks Frank!) Not all of their holsters list availability for the 380 Glock, but a few do. For example, the Covert Carry Tuckable & the Fusion Paddle can both be made for this gun. It looks like the prices are reasonable, & the company offers packages that include a belt & mag holder.
YetiTac

Yeti OWB Holster I was recently contacted by YetiTac who advised they now offered IWB & OWB holster options for the Glock 42. The Yeti Pro IWB (shown above) is made of Kydex, & it can be had with a variety of attachment hardware for mounting on a belt or to PALS webbing.

Yeti Custom Glock 42 Holster

Pricing starts at $65. The company can add custom graphics to the holsters like what is shown above.

Yeti IWB holster

An IWB option, the Yeti07 is also made of Kydex is a taco pattern. The end is open, & the rig can be had with hard or soft belt clips. The MSRP starts at $55 & goes up depending on pricing.

Update: After writing this article, I reviewed a pair of YetiTac holsters for the Glock 43 pistol. I really liked the rigs & suggest you take a look at my article here. I also want to add that the YetiTac Fireside with the Streamlight TLR-6 is an awesome combination.

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.

 

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