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A Short List Of The Best Glock 17 Holsters

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The Glock has become one of the most produced pistols for civilian, law enforcement and military use. The Glock 17 is a semi-automatic pistol that uses the short recoil mechanism, similar to the Browning High Power. And even though the G17 comes with a couple of problems, it's still one of the best full-sized handguns ever produced.

The original Glock 17 is the most common model that fires the 9x19mm round from a 17 round magazine. Although it is a full size gun more suitable for OWB, it can also be used as a backup or concealed carry pistol, especially when carried inside a custom Glock 17 IWB holster.


BEST glock 17 holsters and carry styles


Let's start by saying that the G17 is quite a versatile pistol that is suitable for more carry styles. However, due to its length and heigth, the pistol probably carries most comfortably inside a Glock 17 open carry holster. But if you're not completely new to the world of guns and holster, you might as well know that almost any firearm can be carried concealed as long as you pick the right holster for it. That's why we'll also have a look at a couple of Glock 17 concealed carry holsters.

No matter if you’re looking for an outside or inside the waistband holsterr for your Glock, as long as it's custom fitted to the pistol, you'll sure enjoy a great carry experience. All of the holsters I'll show you in a bit are fully hand made, using the hiqh quality Italian leather and German threads. And what's more, they are built on the exact replica of the Glock 17, resulting in a perfect fit. On top of that, any of the following holsters offers possibilities how to carry it concealed even in states with more restrictive CCW laws. So, without further ado, let's have a look at what the best Glock 17 holsters are.


best Glock 17 open carry holsters

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Because the Glock 17 belongs to a category of full-sized guns, the most comfortable way to carry your pistol is outside the waistband. However, the list of open carry options doesn't end here. If you've got a light attached to your glock, then Glock 17 light or laser-bearing holsters are also a great choice. If you're looking for something a bit more fancy, then don't forget about Glock 17 shoulder holsters. And if you're about to set out on an adventure, a solid Glock 17 chest holster might be your best companion.

But enough of the small talk! Let's have a quick look at what the best Glock 17 holsters for open carry are.


#1 - Glock 17 holster OWB

This Glock 17 leather holster is designed for outside the waistband carry and it comes with everything a solid OWB holster requires - high retention, perfect fit, very quick draw and low profile. The profile of this G17 pancake holster means it's easy to conceal even though it's meant for OWB carry. The open-top design results in quick draw, which can prove vital in some situations. So, if you fancy carrying your Glock OWB style, this is your best option.


#2 - Glock 17 holster with light

This Glock 17 holster is designed to fit both your pistol and a tactical light or laser. It comes in an open-muzzle design, although the entire barrel of your gun is covered. It also covers your entire light or laser. It's also equipped with a leather strap, increasing both retention and safety of your handgun. This Glock 17 light holster is meant for OWB carry and it works best in the 3 or 4 o'clock belt position.


#3 - Glock 17 chest holster

This classic Glock 17 Alaskan chest holster is meant for anyone who spends a lot of time out there in the woods. It comes with a harness and a pouch for an extra Glock 17 magazine. The holster is positioned upfront on your body just below your chest. The draw is easy and natural, the firearm is secured with a removable thumb break. Also, the harness of this Glock 17 chest holster is easy to adjust to fit pretty much any build.


How to upgrade Glock 17?


I'm sure you're keen to find out what the best Glock 17 concealed carry holsters are. But before we do so, let's have a glance at some of the most useful Glock 17 aftermarket accessories. Any of these will make your already great pistol even better:

  1. Glock 17 STREAMLIGHT TLR-1 HL - The easiest way to upgrade your Glock is by mounting a tactical light to the pistol's rail. And if you think there's a better light than this Streamlight TLR-1 for your Glock 17, you're terribly mistaken.
  2. Glock 17 RED LASER SIGHT - Another great way to improve your accuracy and target acquision game is getting yourself a Glock 17 tactical laser. Don't know which one? Then get this one by ArmaLaser.
  3. TRUGLO NIGHT SIGHTS for Glock 17 - An afermarket night sights system is probably the most common Glock 17 upgrade. And you can never go wrong with this one made by Truglo.



Keep in mind that the range of Glock 17 upgrades is pretty much endles, so in case you don't like any of the attachments above, feel free to check out our complete list of the best Glock 17 lights and lasers.



Glock 17 concealed carry holsters

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Even though this Glock model is more suitable for outside the waistband carry, carrying it fully concealed isn't an impossible task. All you need for that is a well-made Glock 17 IWB holster (carried in the 3 or 4 o'clock position), or a custom Glock 17 appendix holster (which works best in the 1 o’clock position). And now we'll have a brief look at what some of the best Glock 17 CCW holsters are.


#4 - Glock 17 appendix holster

This Glock 17 leather holster works best when carried in the 1 o'clock appendix position. At the same time, it also works as a strong side Glock 17 IWB holster, so it's up to you which carry style fits you best. This Glock 17 appendix holster comes with a steel clip, which makes its attachment super quick and convenient. On top of that, it also features a thumb break strap, keeping your Glock very secure inside the holster.


#5 - Glock 17 IWB holster

This leather holster is meant for Glock 17 inside the waistband carry. itr offers great stability and it contours the body very well, which is essential for carry comfort. It also features a partial sweat guard, preventing both your body and gun from taking any damage. The open-top design results in a very quick draw and easy reholstering and it works best in the 3 or 4 o’clock position. All in all, this is the best G17 IWB holster you can get.


#6 - Glock 17 kydex holster

The last G17 holster on our list is actually made of kydex. And it's one of the best Glock 17 kydex IWB holsters you can get. The holster can be carried both on one's dominant side, but also in the 1 o'clock position, making it a decent Glock 17 appendix choice. Molded on the replica of your Glock, the 0.8'' thick kydex gives the holster very high natural retention. So, if you don't fancy leather much, get this Glock 17 kydex holster, you won't regret it.



With keeping the full-sized dimensions of your Glock 17 in mind, it's probably best to carry this pistol in an open carry holster (as long as the CCW regulations of the state you live in allow you to do so). But which of the G17 open carry holsters to get?

Well, if you can't decide, then I'd suggest going for the #1 on our list - Glock 17 leather OWB holster. This Glock 17 outside the waistband holster will provide you with high carry comfort, quick draw, and great retention. And on top of that, the low profile will make its concealment quite easy.

And in case you haven't found your favorite among our list or you'd prefer to have more to pick from, hit that button below and check out our entire offer of Glock 17 holsters. All of them are molded on the exact replica of your pistol, delivering a fit that's quite hard to beat.