If you are still looking for the right holster, following is a list of our best leather IWB holsters.
Many of us spend a lot of time picking the “right” gun, only to do a sloppy job choosing a comfortable holster.
Why should I choose a leather inside the waistband (IWB) holster?
This is definitely my own preference, but most of my friends would agree that a leather holster which you carry IWB is not just the most comfortable, but also the most effective.
Effective here just means that the holster is great to conceal your gun, because no parts of the gun are shown.
What are the different types of IWB leather holsters?
Most holsters are made in a way that easily attaches to your belt or pants. Usually, the holster is attached by either a clip or by loops that your belt fits through.
Galco KT224B Kingtuk Inside the Waistband Holster
Galco’s KingTuk (KT224B) is a high performance tuckable IWB Holster that not only offers high comfort, but is also great for fast drawing.
The holster is made out durable Napa leather and a Kydex ® pocket.
The holster has been extremely popular in the shooting community, given the great price for a high quality holster.
The KingTuk’s is worn inside the waistband and the adjustable metal clip even fits wide belts. The holster only comes in black and this model is only available for right-handed shooters.PROS:
- It has a metal clip and is adjustable
- Very small footprint
- Comfortable to wear
- High quality finish
- Great price
- Trigger area could be more protected
- Customer service can be slow
FoxX Holsters Smith & Wesson M&P Shield
This IWB hybrid holster is handcrafted and signed by the creator. The high quality holster is made of leather and heavy Kydex. The clips hold the holster in place and allow you to adjust the holster to your belt.
The holster is available in different colors including black, natural and horsehide natural. Additionally you can choose which clips you want with the holster: Standard Metal, Kydex J-Hooks or Kydex low profile clips. As usually, the holster is available for right and left hand draw.
I really like the comfort pad on this holster because it is really confortable to wear.PROS:
- Easily adjustable and durable
- Easy to draw and to re-holster
- Good support for gun weight
- Metal clips could be better
- Exact measurements not always correct
Galco KT440B King Tuck IWB Holster
Another great holster from Galco, the KT440B King Tuck is another great inside the waistband holster. Besides a great look, this quality holster offers high comfort.
This holster from the King Tuck series is made of lined saddle leather and combined with a Kydex pocket. The Kydex pocket allows fast draw and high durability. The holster is hold in place using metal clips for your belt. These clips fit belts up to 1 3/4” and are adjustable to work with pretty much any belt.
The King Tuck holsters are especially known for their good concealability.PROS:
- Good quality
- Great fit even for large pants
- Stays in place and is comfortable
- Kydex is thin
- Can be difficult to find right position for clips
FoxX Holsters Springfield XD-S In The Waist Band Hybrid Holster
This is a hybrid holster from Springfield Armory which is also meant to be carried IWB. The handcrafted holster is made of premium leather and Kydex and comes in different colors and styles.
At first the holster felt a little stiff, but after wearing it for some time it became very comfortable. We like that the holster really adjust good to your pants and belt so it can fit anywhere IWB.PROS:
- The low profile clips are very good
- High quality holster at a good price
- Conceals very well
- Stiff at first
- No straight up draw
Springfield XD9, XD40 Subcompact In The Waist Band Hybrid Holster
The holster is made of leather with a molded Kydex pocket.
This holster is made really well for the inexpensive price especially when compared to other holsters. For many this is an alternative to often more expensive Galco holsters.
Even though, the leather was pretty stiff first on this holster as well, after some wearing the holster becomes very comfortable.PROS:
- Great price
- Very good quality and comfort
- Adjustable for height and size of person
- Stiff at first
- Some people do not like the belt brackets
Now it’s your turn! What is your favorite IWB holster? Let us know in the comments below.