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I Tested And Ranked The Best Cross Draw Holsters

Discover the top-rated cross draw holsters for comfortable and convenient firearm carrying. Our reviews help you find the perfect fit for your needs.


Best Cross Draw Holster

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


1. AlphaHolster - Belly Band Hand Gun Holster

Top-Rated: 2,273 ratings

Best Cross Draw Holster

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Highlight: Our Unique holster design allows the Alpha Holster to securely carry virtually any gun any where with any clothing. (even revolvers)

Helpful review: "This is a great holster for the price. It's far from perfect but good enough for somebody in a budget.
As I struggle with concealing in the horrible Florida heat I decided to search for a cheaper alternative that would hopefully tide me over for a couple of months. I came across an article comparing several belly holsters and the Alpha Belly Band had a pretty decent review talking about it’s breathable elastic and a price that couldn’t be beat so it was an inexpensive effort to try it out.
Some Amazon reviews complained about the inaccuracy of the sizing but I found it to be true to size. I measured to wear it above my natural waist as I am tired of hip and waist holsters riding up. The band is much wider than I anticipated but it still fits in my short torso and I don’t expect it would be too bad for other people.
The holster is designed as a “one size fits most medium and large guns” and my gun is on the smaller range of the scale so there is a lot of space for a longer muzzle. The velcro retention strap is something to get used to but necessary.
The elastic feels very rough on my skin so I need to wear a tank top underneath, having that extra layer of clothing and the fact that it’s so wide makes it too hot for the Florida outdoors in the summer but it’s suitable for indoor use and the cooler time of the year. The elastic is supposed to be breathable but I haven’t haven’t found that to be very much so.
The holster is designed for “crossdraw” which isn’t as odd as I feared and it’s actually helpful to me since I’m cross dominant. Like with any other soft holster, re-holstering is a 2 handed job. I don’t know how well a Kydex insert would fit on this although the elastic is stretchy enough that it would probably work. The magazine holster looks too small to fit any magazine at first glance but it’s stretchy enough that it holds my gun’s magazine and knife.
Concealing in a regular t shirt or loose printed top is great but I get too much printing on a juniors and women’s size shirts so I won’t be able to use this for those outfits.
Draw time is much slower than carrying in the waistband but it’s better than not carrying at all.
After a long day wearing it, it started to ride up but it was stopped by my breasts so it mostly stayed in place although it bunched up a little at my bra line. After many hours of wearing it felt hot and a little uncomfortable by the evening. By the time I took it off I was relieved and discovered a slight heat rash in my stomach that cleared up quickly after I cooled off.
While it won’t be part of my EDC, I’ll keep it on hand for occasions where no other holster will work for my outfit." — J. B. Fox
Trending review: "When I purchased this I did not notice that it was cross draw, but I think I am better off with this anyway. I easily accommodates my Smith and Wesson SD9VE and the mag loops will hold the double stack magazines.
Comments about fit are obviously dependent on body shape and style of dress. My shape is a little too round and I wear jeans and T-shirt most of the time.
When worn as a cross draw holster the Velcro flaps are centered in the front, they really show through my shirt. I put it on as a side draw and the Velcro is in the small of the back and it does not show at all.
I have worn this rig 4 days in a row now, at least 12 hours each day and it never got uncomfortable, Saturday I actually wore it for 19 hours straight. The top of the band does roll over a bit where it is not supported by the weapon, but I did not notice it unless I reached down and felt it so to me it is not a problem. When I put a spare mag in the loops it rode right above my left rear pocket and was not uncomfortable. It is a little awkward hooking up the Velcro behind your back but if my wife can do that every day since she was a teen, I can deal with it too.
I did try it in various positions as a cross draw, shoulder holster and appendix carry and nothing seemed to work for me as well as a side draw basically in the same height and position as my IWB holster, this thing has the advantage of being able to be worn with any clothing, does not need a belt, and the weight of the weapon does not pull down on your pants. There are also no clips to give away that you are carrying or to cause wear on your belt. I think that about covers it, I will update this after I have used the holster for a while if anything changes." — RIck G
Reassuring review: "This is by far and above the most comfortable holster for concealed carry that I have come across. I own countless name brand gun specific holsters from leather to synthetic and kydex etc... I have also recently ordered similar products wth heftier price tags and larger claims. This is the best. I carry a Springfield XDs .45ACP (strong hand draw) and a Diamondback DB380ACP (cross draw)...AND... A spare mag for each. I'm a dedicated left hand shooter and I can attest to this product's ambedexterity.
Be sure to measure your belly at its ::ahem:: most rotund point... and not go by your pant's size. While I am, of course 'aware' that I am packing, I surely don't feel weighed down. Also, you can wear your normal pant size. No need to size up to fit an IWB holster. You can wear this as a shoulder holster configuration but I find that it requires regular adjustments in the men's room to boost it back up. Remember that I am packing heat x 2 with spare ammo... YMMV significantly.
This is not a reholstering system
This will not prevent moisture from touching your gun
This will also not beckon the unicorns from Shangri-la
It is the most comfortable holster I have come across and it fits EVERY gun I own. Full size. Double stack. Tiny. Single stack. And everywhere in between. Sent the others back and kept this one." — M. Bovi
 

2. Historical Emporium - Standard Right Hand Western Cross Draw Holster

Top-Rated: 195 ratings

Best Cross Draw Holster

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Highlight: Includes an adjustable leather hammer loop to keep your gun secure whether you're galloping across the plains or taking part in an old-fashioned Western shootout

Helpful review: "This holster is nice looking and, if you follow the instructions, it will fit most single action or other revolvers. I squashed it down as instructed and if fit my .22 single six perfectly. Makes for a nice cross draw to add to my holster. The leather on the loop your belt goes through is a bit thinner than I would love and made me think it was a bit cheap. However, the rest of the leather on the holster seems to be a bit thicker and should hold up well. This is far better than a costume holster." — Michael
Trending review: "I purchased this specific Retro Holster for Left Handed... 'Cross Draw' action. It is wonderful. It is truly Old Wild West and a wonder product for Retro Western Revolvers ONLY!" — Absalom Peruq
Reassuring review: "To make a long story short, I bought this cross draw holster, it seemed to take forever before I received it, anyway I was a little disappointed that it did not fit my six shooters very well; so the next day I started fitting it by some gentle compression, it seems this little trick has done the job! I'll find out when I head on out to the range, like I said So far so good ! Thank you Historical Emporium." — John N.
 

3. Bond Arms - Cross Draw Driving Holster

Top-Rated: 147 ratings

Best Cross Draw Holster

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Highlight: The BOND ARMS cross draw driving holster is a Tan leather holster that is size BAH-DT-350-TNRBT, and fits snake slayer IV guns, and a Bonds arms. This cross draw driving holster BAH-DT-350-TNRBT provides a right hand Orientation with a Plain finish.

Helpful review: "For a driving or sitting holster, this is as perfect as it gets for me. Even with more than a "bit" of a belly I can draw as long as the seat belt is out of the way.
When I stand up I have to make sure the velcro and the snap are both engaged. The velcro has not failed me, but the snap has although I the Rowdy didn't fall out. I feel it is prudent to check it often walking into a restaurant, although when you sit it's perfect again.
Worst case - you hike with this or use it as an EDC - just pocket the gun with the snap off. It works like a sticky holster after breaking in. It's very comfortable and the print is minimal in most pants or shorts, and "too small to be a gun" when your pants are a little tighter.
Remember, while purchasing or reviewing this holster: you didn't buy a "quick draw" firearm like a semi-automatic or revolver. Bond derringers are extraordinarily powerful and highly concealable but awkward. Even stumbling on a snake, the snake can easily have the advantage. Worst case, using one hand to draw from your pocket and the other to sluff off the holster, you'll still release the safety, cock, and get the barrel on your target in about the same amount of time as cross-drawing BUT you won't be breaking any records. You have no chance of beating a bad-guy with the drop unless he turns his back anyway.
If you want a true quick-draw derringer you'll have to find a much lighter one that will fit the rail James West wore in Wild Wild West. If that's the speed you are looking for, you bought the wrong firearm." — CMikeInWestonhris
Trending review: "I purchased this for my snake slayer .410/.45 expecting it a bit tight needing breaking in after reading reviews but mine was not tight at all. Snug but easy to place and remove. Maybe the issue was addressed but I would had rather had to break it in tighter, more secure. Holster well made as far as sturdy molded leather and nice stitching, but the velcro will not stay attached even simply walking around my property. This is the only reason for 4 stars as I said holster is top quality but I am going to have the strap issue fixed at a local custom shop." — David Norton
Reassuring review: "Fits very tight. Will have to soften up the leather. Should work after.
The velcro that holds the strap is pure trash. To bad the holster design is not like their firearms ." — larry m hoadley
 

4. Historical Emporium - Standard Right Hand Western Cross Draw Holster

Top-Rated: 266 ratings

Best Cross Draw Holster

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Highlight: Includes an adjustable leather hammer loop to keep your gun secure whether you're galloping across the plains or taking part in an old-fashioned Western shootout

Helpful review: "If you were looking for a well-made, handsome, and traditional looking old west cross draw holster, then look no further, this is an extremely well-built and sewn and very reasonably priced, I have been a fan of cross draw holsters for years and have had difficulty finding one that wasn't flimsy, this holster fits my needs perfectly, I own a Cimmaron brand 357 magnum single action pistol, it fits great and I love the adjustable steel core to create a perfect fit for my handgun, I will be shopping at this store again, I would highly recommend this to anyone!" — AUTOBOB
Trending review: "So I'm in a western show! Lots of fight scenes horseback riding etc. I only did the belt hold up two guns it barely shifted and stayed in place very comfortable although thick. But works great Love the smell of leather it comes with.
Stayed in while I was on horseback and at a lope and a trot. As well as me in a hand-hand fight scene, as well as getting tossed over a log pile. Nothing shifted The tie-downs are snug. Held a Ruger vaquero (.357) as well as a Cimarron (.357)" — Benjamin Wegner
Reassuring review: "I have another one in black I bought from Historical Emporium and the one I got looks exactly the same.
Even the ones from Historical Emporium are mostly for costume. Will see how long it last in cowboy action shooting matches but so far so good." — Amazon Customer
 

5. DeSantis - DOC Holiday Cross Draw Holster

Top-Rated: 138 ratings

Best Cross Draw Holster

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Highlight: The DOC Holiday Cross Draw is an authentic replica of the 1800's gentleman's holster. It is right at home riding on our popular Desperado Gun Belt, style B37, or on your favorite western belt. It is designed to be worn on the weak side cross draw.

Helpful review: "I was pleasantly surprised when I received my new holster. top quality leather work. Stitching was straight and extremely detailed. The inside of the holster was lined. The holster leather was molded and the fit was tight but not to tight. I couldn't have done better and for a very reasonable price. You won't go wrong. I will add that the cross draw is perfect and the molded belt strap is just over 2". It will be loose on a belt under 2" in width but that is to be expected. I have a 2" duty belt and it fits it perfectly as the duty belt is thicker than a normal dress type belt. The holster is built to fit a 2" wide belt that is made of thick leather, the normal cowboy holster belt." — Del3539
Trending review: "quality cross-draw holster for my Montado... finish is excellent and the liner will be welcome for blued wheelguns...
comes in a nice zippered pouch (that i immediately folded and storage in the Montado's case; i normally throw away the DeSantis bags, but this one is nice to keep)...
i didn't find the belt leather to be too thin - but yes, it is thinner than i would expect for heavy use - perfectly fine for my needs or for occasional carry" — Willie
Reassuring review: "Picked up my Cimarron .357 with 4-3/4 barrel Tuesday. This holster came Friday, and it is PERFECT. Quality construction and exact length so muzzle is flush with the bottom of the holster. The stitching, stamping, and shaping of the holster are excellent. The inside of the holster has a soft, black lining that will caress my custom nickel firearm. I love the color of the brown leather tanning. The belt loop will accommodate a large gunbelt, though I will be using a standard 1.25" belt normally. The leather thong easily adjusts to fit over the hammer. Instructions with the holster indicate that it may need to be broken in for proper fit, but this one is perfect right out of the package." — Miccol
 

6. Azula Gun Holsters - Leather Cross Draw Holster

Top-Rated: 96 ratings

Best Cross Draw Holster

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Highlight: THIS IS A STOCK IMAGE TO SHOW WHAT THE HOLSTER LOOKS LIKE. YOU WILL RECEIVE A HOLSTER MOLDED FOR YOU GUN IN THE COLOR YOU CHOOS

Helpful review: "Nice cross draw holster for my Ruger Wrangler. To break in a holster, I have always placed the pistol in plastic bag, put the pistol into the holster (plastic bag is a barrier to protect the pistol from getting wet) and then wetted down a new holster. Let it sit over night or two and remove the plastic bag from the pistol. Then you have a well fitting holster." — Menz
Trending review: "This holster was just delivered yesterday it fits the gun perfectly. The grip on the holster is amazing you do not even need the leather retention strap to keep the gun in place. It is a beautiful piece of work. I was amazed with the price that I paid for such quality." — wayne a smith
Reassuring review: "The holster is beautifully made from high quality leather and fits like a glove.
The seller also provided excellent customer service as well. Very happy with the purchase." — dgr
 

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