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I Tested And Ranked The Best Concealed Carry Holsters

Searching for the perfect concealed carry holster is essential for comfort, security, and ease of access. After extensive testing and evaluation, I've curated a list of the best concealed carry holsters on the market. From inside-the-waistband to appendix carry options, I've provided hands-on reviews to help you select the ideal holster that suits your firearm and lifestyle preferences.


Best Concealed Carry Holster

FYI, prices and ratings are accurate as of time of writing.


1. ComfortTac - Belly Band Holster for Men and Women

Top-Rated: 49,233 ratings

Best Concealed Carry Holster

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Highlight: Our belly band holster is available in right- and left-hand draw; designed for firearms of various sizes, including subcompact, compact, and full-size pistols and revolvers

Helpful review: "I am a bigger girl and I have a hard time concealing my glock 43. (I know, you're like, "but how?) I found this as I was browsing the other night and thought I'd try it. I received it today and I tried it on and it fits so incredibly perfectly, I am blown away. It is very high quality! As most people know, concealing a weapon on our person as women is hard, seems as though all the leather holsters and whatnot are just simply made for men. This, on the other hand, is more comfortable than I ever imagined and the extra magazine slot makes it even better! I jumped up and down, twisted my hips quickly and the band (and my glock 43) stayed entirely in place. My boyfriend was concerned about it only having elastic to hold it in place with the slide clasp to go over the back side, but I seriously love it. He always says to me however I am most comfortable carrying is how I should, and this one will be my every day holster. I have an inside the waistband holster and a leg holster too, for any occasions where this one might not work, which honestly all I can think off is for when I wear a dress. When it says "up to 48 inches" I measured right at 44 and I can tighten or loosen it easily, which is another huge plus. I honestly can't say anything bad about this holster, when I saw it said, "one size fits all" I thought I'd surely fall out of that frame, but I didn't, and I adore it! I no longer have to worry about my pants falling down from my inside the waistband holster, because this baby stays in place! And I don't even like the idea of a "purse holster" because the time it would take to draw your weapon could mean life or death... This is a lifesaver! Definitely recommend!" — DarlingJiLLFace
Trending review: "I thought this would be just another Spandex-type wrap-around with an additional slot to use as a holster... I was wrong! This does wrap around, secured with Velcro, like a Spandex wrap, but the quality is far better than just a plain brace wrap.
The holster is integrated into the belt with a very positive snap closure. The magazine pouch is adjustable with a new form of Velcro I have never seen (It sticks anywhere on the wrap, but doesn't have the Velcro feel to it). I have sub-compact handguns up to full size, military-issue (all steel) handguns. I tried them all in this holster.
EVERY pistol I have, from my tiny .22 Derringer to my Browning Hi-Power and Tokarev military surplus pistols, fit into the holster, nice and snug (I don't know how they did that). The magazine pouch holds my single-stack Tokarev magazines or even a 13 round double-stack (I can fit two Tokarev single stack or one double-stack Hi-Power mag in the pouch). The mag pouch has a Velcro strap to adjust for thickness or length of the magazine and holds them in snug, but not too tight where it is tough to pull out. I turned the magazine pouch upside down when carrying one mag for easier swapping of magazines (old habit)... even with a fully-loaded 9mm, 13 round steel magazine, the inverted carry is secure. The strap holds it snug, releases with a tug on the strap and the mag still holds until I pull it out (I wouldn't say it is equal to a competition plastic/polymer mag holder, but this is for concealed carry, not competition).
Regardless of which pistol I choose to conceal carry, or where I need to have the rig on my body, the belt allows me to pull it up to my armpits or around my thigh (IF I wore a skirt... I don't, but I tried to see if it would work, it does). Whether it is up under my armpits or around my waist, even with a Tokarev or 1911 or the Hi-Power, this does not print - the good thing about the holster design is the snap strap holding the pistol in the holster - It can be positioned to positively lock your pistol regardless of the shape of the handgun. I can confidently carry in "Condition One" with the 1911 or Tokarevs. The strap can be placed between the hammer and firing pin with a round in the chamber, safety on and hammer cocked. Regardless the size of pistol, that holster strap holds the weapon in place.
I totally recommend this "Belly Band" holster for anyone who is lawfully carrying concealed. I have custom leather twin shoulder holsters for my Hi-Powers and my Tokarevs that cost over $200 each. In order to use them, I have to dress a specific manner to have them be accessible. This Belly Band holster puts my twin rigs to shame, being able to be used as an underarm shoulder rig or a belly rig (appendix carry, belly carry, anywhere and any position on your torso). The band is comfortable and does not pinch or scratch.
For discreet conceal carry, this product is ideal for one-pistol carry without having to wear a baggy jacket to keep from printing. I wore a plain T-shirt to a dentist visit and the dentist/assistants never noticed I was armed. It's a great band/holster.
Recommend 100%" — Jayci
Reassuring review: "Arrived in the mail 12/19/18. Let's start with why I wanted to try a belly band holster. Thus far the only way to "kind of" conceal, was right hip IWB carry. I've done it for 9 years. I'm 5' 10" a 185lbs and half Asian, so slender stomach but thicker hip girth. That means It's very easy to see imprinting any where on my belt line. My shirt size used to be small but I moved up to medium years ago to help accommodate conceal carry.
So, with my new belly band holster, I put it to the test with an hour drive to the mall and six hours of walking, reaching for items, sitting, eating and carrying stupid shopping bags. It was truly a terrible experience but surprisingly enough, it wasn't because of the holster or my fire arm. Putting my personal dislike for malls and shopping aside, this was the perfect opportunity to really test the product while under stress and in a very populated area.
First thoughts and pros: Its comfortable, I don't notice it's around my stomach. I even had it on pretty tight the whole day. I can draw my weapon while in a seatbelt easily, I can bend my waist with out the firearm handle sticking out, and I can have my hands over my head without exposing my firearm.
The cons: It's noticeable that something is under my shirt, it's not obvious it's a fire arm but you can tell I'm wider on the right side. This is not just the designs fault, it's body type. Basically the gun is sucked in the small part of my waist, while the muzzle rams into my hip and the handle jabs into my lat. The fabric or actual holster that holds the gun in is really thin. Draws are now higher up, but that helped in sitting and driving. Just glad it's not too higmy muscle memory wasn't too affected for quick drawing.
Over all its way more comfortable and less noticeable vs IWB holstering. The best location to conceal is still my right side this time a bit higher which kind of helps. Drawing feels a little questionable but I retain the same motion and muscle memory, just need to lift higher. I will be making a few personal modifications. Like cutting down the band a few inches. Adding hooks to claps the band together vs velcro. And I don't trust the fabric holding the gun. The actual holster just feels a little too thin. So I have a new design I'll sew in and I'll adjust the angle so the muzzle stops digging in my hip." — Eric Howes
 

2. BRAVOBELT - Belly Band Holster

Top-Rated: 5,807 ratings

Best Concealed Carry Holster

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Highlight: Our gun holster for men and women is compatible with Glock 17, 19, 23, 38, 25, 32, 26, 27, 29, 30, 39, 28, 33, 42, 43, 36, Smith & Wesson, Bodyguard, M&P Shield, Sig Sauer, Revolver, Ruger, Kahr, Beretta, Springfield, Hellcat, Taurus, Kimber, Rock Island, Bersa, Kel Tec, Walther, and other similar-sized handguns. Not intended for use with laser & lights systems.

Helpful review: "I hadn't owned a belly band holster for a few years. I decided to give Bravobelt a try because the price was reasonable and it got good reviews.
I've been legally carrying a concealed handgun most of my adult life and have had lots of holsters.
The Bravobelt in my opinion is a good holster for a smaller, lighter firearm like a snub nosed revolver or compact 9 mm. It hugs the body well, is easy to conceal, and looks and feels well made. It also works for lefties like me which is a good bonus..:)
I've worn this holster with a snub nosed revolver on walks and bicycle rides and it's more comfortable than other types of holsters I've used.
I think if you have a smaller handgun, Bravobelt gives you concealed carry options that a belt holster does not." — Franklin Garza
Trending review: "I’m always wearing shorts, no belt, so traditional concealed carry holsters didn’t work. My main concealed carry holster was a shoulder rig that did the job but wasn’t comfortable or easy to draw from. So I purchased the BRAVOBELT and immediately fell in love with it!!! I carry an M&P Shield and it fits perfectly and securely in the holster. This belt is so comfortable and concealable that I barely notice I’m wearing the belt or carrying. I highly recommend this concealed carry belt!!!
I would recommend to the manufacturer that they add 1 or 2 more magazine pouches and a more robust retention mechanism but that’s just a personal want not a must have.
Once again highly recommend the BRAVOBELT." — Greg Massey
Reassuring review: "I gave the belly band holster 5 stars because it does what I bought it for, and does it well. I carry a Browning 1911-380. This is no small 380. I don’t carry all day, as a matter of fact it’s only about an hour and half each day when the hound dog and I go on our 45 minute walk in the morning and again in the evening. One evening when we were out on our walk I spotted a cougar; no, not the 45 year old red head hottie type. The town is six blocks long, five blocks wide, and is nestled in the forrest. From that point I started carrying my pistol on every walk. I got tired of having to deal with the leather pancake holster twice a day; threading it on my belt and removing it when I got home. I was looking for an alternative and spotted the belly band holsters on Amazon. I read the reviews on all the brands and bought the Bravobelt. Keep in mind, it does exactly what I bought it for. It’s easy on and off and that makes it convenient, which is what I wanted it for. Does it conceal my pistol better than the leather pancake....maybe. In no way shape or form am I going to try to stuff my pistol down between my inner thigh and dangling participles. Nor am I going to go buy bigger pants just to accommodate the extra space I need to do that. If you have a shapely girl body and a small pistol, I can only imagine that it would conceal just like in the video. I have a 61 year old daddy body and a larger pistol. My curves are still going out where hers are going in. The bottom line is; I’m happy with my purchase and will buy another Bravobelt if and when this one wears out." — MTM
 

3. Aomago - Belly Band Holster for Concealed Carry

Top-Rated: 8,584 ratings

Best Concealed Carry Holster

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Highlight: Fits belly comfortably up to 38inch, this elastic holster is constructed by breathable neoprene material which is lightweight and comfortable, you do not even feel it around waist or belly when running or jogging. It adapts well to sitting as well as standing or moving about

Helpful review: "Title: Perfect Solution for Concealed Carry: A Must-Have Belly Band!
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)
Review:
I recently purchased the belly band for carrying my firearm concealed, and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. As an avid gun enthusiast and someone who values personal safety, finding the right method of carrying my weapon discreetly has always been a top priority. This belly band has truly exceeded my expectations in every way.
First and foremost, the comfort level of this belly band is remarkable. The soft, breathable neoprene material feels gentle against the skin and prevents any discomfort, even during extended periods of wear. The adjustable straps provide a snug and secure fit, allowing for customization to my body shape and size. Whether I'm wearing it underneath my clothing or over a t-shirt, the belly band remains virtually invisible, making it perfect for both formal and casual occasions.
The functionality of this belly band is truly impressive. It features multiple pockets and holsters, allowing me to carry not only my firearm but also spare magazines, a flashlight, and even my smartphone. The elastic retention straps ensure that my firearm stays in place, providing quick and easy access when needed. I appreciate the versatility this belly band offers, as it accommodates a wide range of handguns, regardless of size or shape.
Another aspect I love about this belly band is its ability to distribute the weight of my firearm evenly across my abdomen. This prevents any strain on my lower back and eliminates the discomfort associated with traditional holster options. The band also provides excellent retention and support, even during active movements or exercise. I can confidently engage in physical activities without worrying about my weapon shifting or becoming exposed.
Moreover, the belly band is exceptionally well-made, with high-quality stitching and durable materials. It's clear that the manufacturers put thought into every detail to ensure longevity and reliability. The band remains securely in place and shows no signs of wear, even after frequent use and washing.
Lastly, I must mention the outstanding customer service provided by the company. They were prompt in addressing my inquiries and offered helpful advice on sizing and fit. It's always reassuring to know that a company stands behind its product and is dedicated to customer satisfaction.
In conclusion, if you're in search of a reliable and comfortable concealed carry solution, I highly recommend the belly band. Its superior comfort, versatility, and excellent build quality make it an outstanding choice for anyone who values discreet and secure firearm carry. Invest in this belly band, and you'll experience the peace of mind and confidence that comes with having your weapon within easy reach at all times.
Note: Always familiarize yourself with local laws and regulations regarding concealed carry before using any firearm accessories." — Abby
Trending review: "I just got this product a few days ago and am very pleased with it. I've had the chance to carry with it for two full days and practice drawing/dry-firing.
The system is highly adjustable, allowing you to wrap it to the precise carry positions you want for the holster and mag pouches. I've been using it to carry a revolver inside the waistband in the appendix position, along with two speed strips of spare ammo in the mag pouches.
The velcro is tight and feels very secure. It takes some intentional pulling to get the belt off, which is a good thing. This enables you to draw your weapon with one hand, if needed. It does take some extra practice for a one-handed draw as you need to get used to disengaging the snap on the holster. Otherwise, it is quick and easy to draw your weapon from the holster using both hands.
I found this holster system to be very comfortable and easily concealed under business casual attire. The best thing about this system for me is that it conceals between my under shirt and dress shirt, without the need for support from my pants belt. That means the weapon remains concealed and does not need to be removed from the appendix position while using the restroom, which is really nice during a long day of work when I am using public restrooms and traveling around on a tight schedule. With other holster systems I have, using a public restroom requires more time and consideration.
I don't have any complaints about the product. I am very pleased with it. The only thing I might warn about is that it seems to be very much designed with concealed carry in mind. With that said, it is not as quick to draw with compared to my other holster systems. However, it conceals better and more comfortably than any other system I own, which is why I think it's great and I'd highly recommend this product." — (N/A)
Reassuring review: "This product was made with an inferior velcro fastener and came free with just a slight bit of stretch, causing the gunbelt to come unfastened and fall to the floor. I had to purchase velcro and have it sewn on.
I had to update this review, in short order this company contacted me via email, we talked about the velcro issue and they stated that they were upgrading the Velcro. Within a day of my last conversation with them the new and improved holster with 'industrial strength' Velcro arrived. I discussed also with them the option of making the holster with two options, one with and without a mounted laser. I have a Sig Sauer P365 with their laser mount under the barrel. It slides right into this holster quite nicely and I'm pleased with it thus far. This company makes things right and listens so as to improve their product. It's the only conceal carry holster I've seen that accommodates the laser mount. Thanks, guys, for a job well done." — thesnooker
 

4. Mostcomtac - Belly Band Holster for Concealed Carry

Top-Rated: 3,167 ratings

Best Concealed Carry Holster

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Highlight: Mostcomtac belly band holster comes in 3 sizes suitable for everyone, please note that size S is smaller and fits belly 25-32in. Ambidextrous design fits left or right hand draw, and cross draw., The belly holster is adjustable, simple to operate and safe.

Helpful review: "Band is wider than others, get a size one size bigger if your like me. Old with love pads on the side, anyone else who has "love handles" can appreciate the issue of Concealed Carry on a belt holster. I have a Ruger LC380 which fits nicely and extremely concealable with t-shirt and shorts. I tired my 1911, it fit, but was really bulky and heavy. Perhaps that gives you a range of weapons that it fits. Smaller than the LCP wont work without modifying the holster. Hard to grab with small auto.
I wore it for several days in 100+ CA heat, it breathed well and was undetected by others. Only drawback is the same as any universal fit holster. Not designed for your specific weapon which makes the retention snaps rather difficult or cumbersome to use. As with any new equipment, wear it, try it in different positions and practice drawing from it. When the SHTF is not the time to discover failures." — Nuvopatriot
Trending review: "Just took it out of the bag so I don't know how it will hold up with use, but after wearing a belt holster this is so much better. Really comfortable, the removeable mag pouch can be placed anywhere and really sticks to the velcro belt, and it really helps me with weapon concealment. You can also position the belt for numerous carry locations. I really do love it already. Now if it holds up, I'll be totally thrilled." — gumby
Reassuring review: "Now you see it, now you don’t. This is a great belly band for conceal carry and anyone who is active very active. Only other suggestions I would make is to insert an actual gun holster into the gun compartment as it is only made of a spandex material. When wearing tightly as one should, makes it hard to take your pistol in and out. Otherwise it is perfect. Comes with a removable magazine pouch and has a small front pocket that can hold a phone or wallet. I am 5’2”, 160lb, muscular with a tiny waist and the size small is perfect. Was hard to find a company that makes this in a small. 😊" — Amanda
 

5. Clip & Carry - STRAPT-TAC Belly Band Holster

Top-Rated: 1,037 ratings

Best Concealed Carry Holster

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Highlight: Other belly band holsters have a negligible method of protecting the trigger from accidental discharge and offer no safe solution for gun retention other than a flimsy strap that only adds another step to remember. The STRAPT-TAC uses a patent-pending system that incorporates your IWB kydex firearm holster that provides the retention and trigger protection that you feel secure with the comfort of a belly holster

Helpful review: "This holster is a hidden gem.
I'm generally not a fan of belly band holsters. They're bulky, and since they don't support claw or wing attachments the grip of your gun will stick out and print noticeably. Reholstering is also out of the picture.
Until I discovered this belly band, I've resorted to carrying a J-frame or LCP as my summer carry. It's not the most ideal set-up, and I'd prefer to be able to wear my normal carry (G19). One solution is to get the PHLster Enigma. However, not all holster types are supported, swapping out holsters is a pain, and it's a bit bulkier than I'd like for my preferences.
The nice thing about this particular belly band is that (1) it supports existing kydex holders, and (2) the nylon belt built into the pouch ***will let you use a claw attachment to cam your gun into your body!*** The upside of this is that it's almost no different from wearing my conventional holsters with a belt. As of August 2021, no other belly band on the market compares in these categories. It even gives the Enigma a run for its money.
Swapping holsters takes seconds and is no different from putting them on a normal belt. Really convenient! Also, it's quite thinner than other belly bands, so it doesn't take up too much space around my waist.
Needless to say, I'll be using this a lot for summer carry! As a concealed carry instructor, I'll also be recommending this to my students as a quality belly band holster.
Note: this comes in two sizes. If you had a claw attachment, get the appendix size (even if you don't have a sidecar). Some claw holsters will fit in the normal holster size, but it's a tight fit. I was able to fit a Tenicor Sagax Lux for a Glock 19 and a Tier 1 T1-M for an M&P Shield Plus into the holster size, but the larger size wouldn't hurt." — Tim
Trending review: "This is a long review but it’s packed full of information.
This is better than other belly bands I’ve tried but it’s still too bulky and not figure flattering which will also be a struggle when it comes to concealment.
You have to really tighten it up to get it to stay in place and it doesn’t matter what size person you are.. if you take a belt and tighten it down on your waist/stomach area, you have “over flow” and look like a can of biscuits. I carry 4:30 and it wasn’t ideal for that but it did work.. it didn’t form or fold to my hips and made me look heavier than what I am.
I’m looking into alien gear belly band. But I would ALWAYS suggest gun owners to have a hard kydex holster even if you use a belly band. You don’t need to be fumbling around when reholstering, it’s very very important to have a good trigger guard(my nephew climbs all over me and even his little toes or fingers can get through soft materials) and you should always be able to grab your gun one handed as well as reholster it one handed. You never know when your other hand will be out of the fight.. either because it is injured or because you are busy using it to protect another/holding children.
I also suggest picking one way/position to carry in.. you don’t need to be confused when and if the time comes and you need to draw. You should have such good muscle memory with your gun that it’s like tying a shoe. Your focus doesn’t need to be on “where is my gun?” And/or “how do I use it” or even “is it ready to fire or is my safety on and I still need to put one in the chamber.” I always will suggest appendix or 4:30(the hip essentially/if you are right handed).. I am a female and if someone takes me down and is on top of me, I can’t access my gun at all if it’s in appendix. If it’s on my hip or 4:30 position I will more likely than not, have better access.
And NEVER carry off your body, it does you no good to have your gun in the truck or in your purse.. have someone roll play being the bad guy and you trying to get your weapon out of your purse.. try it running and someone chasing you… oops you would be a goner or they would run off with your purse and now you’ve armed a bad guy..
I suggest any and all gun owner to watch these channels and also get GOOD QUALITY gun training!(yes, these are all YouTube channels but it’s truly life saving information):
- ASP(active self protection)
- Carrytrainer
- Geauga firearms academy
- Warrior poet society
Annnd these are more for fun but still great information:
- Donut operator
- Angry cop
- Demolition ranch
- 704 tactical
- Military arms channel" — Madison Scroggins
Reassuring review: "First off, this system is very comfortable. The photo looks bulky but the material choices make it feel anything but that. Retention is pretty good, but it requires the waistband to be fairly tight. My holster moves around a little in the pouch if I try to move it, but general wear and movement doesn't seem to budge your holster much. Concealment isn't bad, and reviewers who say you can't use it with a holster that has a Modwing or retention claw are incorrect. I have a Tier1 Concealed Xyphos holster and it works great.
This system seems to consider some of the things that other companies forget and because it allows you to use your own holster it is pretty convenient versus companies like Phlster who do make a more solid product, but cost 6x as much. At 25.00 roughly, I will recommend this to friends who want something comfortable and capable for carry without a belt or carry while doing cardio outside.
I would like to see the retention strap be closer to the 1.75" most clips are, possibly a heavier nylon webbing, and maybe a factory holster wedge on future versions. But all in all, cool comfortable product." — gerald l mattson
 

6. Tacticshub - Belly Band Holster for Concealed Carry

Top-Rated: 2,610 ratings

Best Concealed Carry Holster

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Highlight: Slim and discreet, Tacticshub Band Holster is practically made for conceal carry. You need no belt or other accessories! Its adjustable design provides a slim fit under your clothes so you can wear it with pants, leggings, shorts, and even dresses.

Helpful review: "I'm not often blown away by customer service and product quality, but I certainly am thrilled about and more than pleased with my new belly band holster! I take daily walks as part of a fitness routine, and the elastic bands of the pants and shorts that I wear make it impossible for me to carry my gun with me using my regular holster and the bulkiness of the concealed weapon waist pack is too bouncy and bulky for when I jog and run. I needed something that I could wear snugly and conceal it under my shirt. This more than fit the bill! I have a Ruger LC9 with laser sight, and this works out perfectly! As soon as I received it I put it on, holstered my gun...and shortly forgot I was even wearing it! I can also fit my bulky-ish Samsung Galaxy S6 Active cell phone (in its case, no less) in the pocket next to the holster. Then a couple of extras come with it: a nice (not flimsy) zippered storage bag and a survival bracelet with a compass that actually works! Tactics Hub -- THANK YOU for this amazing item and the extras that came with it! I've already recommended this band to a few individuals and I will continue to do so!" — ABI2001
Trending review: "I have been using the Belly Band Holster for about 2 weeks now mostly while walking, running, and jogging. It has worked great! Holds my Sig Sauer P238 .380 perfectly! I only wish that the additional pocket was a little large for my phone, but no worries, I use the pocket in my shorts. I think it's pretty comfortable, I wear in high right under breasts while exercising and I have worn in low on the middle of waist for concealed carry in public. The only tip I recommend is to pull the band real tight before working out, as It does slip down a little while jogging/running if it is loose. Sweating in TX heat and humidity probably contributes to it slipping down. But overall works great, and it's a great price!" — TXrose88
Reassuring review: "This product is really great so far. I got it very quickly and the small/medium fits perfectly. The Velcro is very strong and holds things nicely into place. I can wear it over my clothes at my waist level, as well as on my hips underneath my clothing as well (if you have a conceal carry license and want to hide under clothing). I do a lot of outdoors activities and just recently moved to a place with a lot of larger animals, so I know this will come in handy for the additional protection. I have not used it with a weapon so I can’t speak to how easy it is to remove a weapon from the holster quite yet, but will update my review once I do. Overall, I would say that this is a really great value for this product and will be extremely useful the next time I’m out." — A.H.
 

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