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I Tested And Ranked The Best Glock 17 Holsters

The best Glock 17 holsters provide comfort and security for everyday carry. Explore expert reviews and top picks for your firearm.


Best Glock 17 Holster

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


1. GUN & FLOWER - Compatible with Glock 17 Holster

Top-Rated: 1,248 ratings

Best Glock 17 Holster

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Highlight: Tailor-made for G17/19/31/32(Gen1-5), G22/ 23 (Gen1-4), G19x/45. Our Injection Molding System makes sure that every of our holster is not only precise and perfect fit, but also durable and sturdy.

Helpful review: "The Gun & Flower brand EDC holster is perfect for my Glock 17. This Kydex holster improves upon other similar design. I like this design so much better.
Pro's
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+ The paddle adjusts for cant with just the enclosed hex wrench, versus a bunch of slotted holes on the paddle.
+ There is also a belt clip option that accommodates a 1.5" belt.
+ The gun is securely holstered with a positive click sound.
+ The release button nice and big and aligned with your index finger so you can quickly place the web of your thumb on the backstrap of the Glock and sweep your index finger over the release button and draw the gun straight out.
+ Draw in one concise motion for speedy dispatch.
+ It is safer as your index finger is completely parallel to the bottom of the slide & top of the frame rail so you can safely draw, acquire the target before moving the index finger to the trigger. (other brand's release button is lower)
+ The paddle works best for OWB with any pants comfortably versus needing to rely on a properly sized belt.
+ The fit and finish is clean and smooth.
+ Very comfortable, secure, fast and adjustable to a variety of carry needs.
Con's
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- The belt clip is a bit narrow and doesn't fit my 2" holster rig, only up to 1.5".
- Additional caution w/ any firearm customizations.
This is a great every day carry, action pistol, etc Glock 17 holster." — Leland C
Trending review: "I purchased this holster for a Glock 17 generation 3 BB gun pistol I was looking for something durable and inexpensive to carry this gun with me while just in the woods for plinking and target practice. I am extremely surprised and pleased how well the gun fits this holster and locks in. It is a very tight fit at first but within an hour it was able to form and release very easily. It has very good retention but is not tension adjustable. This model has a finger lock. I would not hesitate to use this on a regular Glock firearm until ready to invest in a top-quality holster. The holster comes with two different style mounts for this outside the waist band fit that will fit up to a 2in belt and adjust at many angles. Thanks for reading my review." — DoneWrenching
Reassuring review: "I've used many great and many poor holsters in my years in the Army and as a police officer. I've used quite a few premium holsters that are very similar to this one.
The plastic is a good quality. It will take some mars if you rub it into something like a wall or something metal in your car, and that will certainly happen, but the matte black finish looks fine even with minor wear. The plastic bents just enough, which I find to be a good thing. It's a bit more comfortable, the holster won't snap and break as easily, and this is not a high retention holster so it won't ever come under intense stress (it doesn't really need to be super strong like my 6360 holster).
This holster doesn't have Level 3 retention, it has a serpa style button. The retention locks into the Glock perfectly and will retain the weapon upside down, yanked out, etc. It's only not a higher grade retention because there's only the one button, instead of something on the back of the slide that would require two movements to remove the weapon. Just be aware that someone could take someone else's Glock out of this holster pretty easily, while twisting the hand around to do that out of a higher grade retention mechanism is extremely difficult (perhaps impossible if the wearer has training and presses the weapon down and defends themself).
If you google "Glock Leg" you will also learn that there is a flaw in this particular button design. I actually have a friend who used to hang his patrol vehicle key or other keys on this button. If you take a look at the product photo, you can see the button is near the trigger. Once in a while the key would get turned around and be in there, right at the trigger. The officer had this joke where he would pretend to draw his pistol, actually only drawing it maybe half an inch, pretending to be afraid of something. And I kid you not, he shot himself in the leg. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy (seriously he was a really nice guy). I don't really think this is a reason not to use this style of holster and I patroled with a holster like this for over a year after that incident (my department did ban them eventually). Just be aware that you shouldn't hang anything there, shouldn't play with real guns, and just generally exercise a little common sense and you won't shoot your leg.
There is something really natural about the way the trigger finger moves from the release button to indexing the weapon. It's better for a different finger to release the weapon, because if you're really panicked your trigger finger might wind up not indexing, as you lose some motor skill under stress.
This holster has a really nice comfortable softer inside if you use the paddle. I love it and hope other holster manufacturers use that idea instead a hard paddle. It's more comfortable than most competitors. They also give you a 2.25 inch belt loop, similar to what police officers are familiar with for Taser holsters and torniquets. It's a good quality, but please do not use this holster on a patrol belt for any kind of security or police duty. It's just not that grade of equipment. If you're a detective or admin, I think this is perfectly adequate.
If you're open carrying, I personally prefer concealment, but this is a comfortable holster that is very easy to toss on and off.
It's worth discussing compatibility. This is a perfect fit for Glock 17s and Glock 22s, including the current Gen 5 (with more stuff on the left side of the pistol). Gen 3 and 4 are no problem in case you didn't know. My Glock 26 looks stupid in here, but it fits and is secure. My Glock 34 (a longer Glock 17) does not fit, because the bottom of this holster tapers. Glock 19s and other non 'full size' Glocks just won't work. My wife's Glock 21 doesn't fit of course (too wide).
All in all, the safety problem I mentioned above is really a user issue in my opinion. this is a holster I feel safe using, it's a good quality, and it's more comfortable to wear than a lot of paddle holsters." — MM1000
 

2. POLE.CRAFT - G17 Holster IWB Kydex Holster

Top-Rated: 2,233 ratings

Best Glock 17 Holster

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Highlight: Please feel free to use our holster to protect for Glock 17 Pistol. This is our high-quality KYDEX IWB Holster tailored for Glock 17 / Glock 22 / Glock 31 model. It is not only highly precise, but also rugged and durable, and can be hidden and portable, so you can protect yourself anytime, anywhere.

Helpful review: "I think this is a great concealed carry holster, however, I’m not a big enough guy to conceal on my hip and a Glock 17 is too large to front carry. In saying that, I am right handed and didn’t think this through as I carry in the small of my back.
Since this holster doesn’t add bulk to the Glock, it fits nicely, though putting the grip to my left!
If you’re Right Handed, and carry like I do, order the LEFT HANDED version for right handed back access.
My Glock snaps in nicely and stays put. The clip hooks over my pants and clips to my belt perfectly. It’s not going to come out should I have to draw-the whole point of a good holster.
I highly recommend this holster for those who want a hard case holster. I found it more comfortable than the neoprene/cloth style I replace with this." — TheRevenite
Trending review: "Several weeks ago I purchased 'two' of these products. However I delayed writing a review until after I tested them. To proceed: These products are composed of a material called "Kydex." So I did some cross-referencing of the differences (pro and con) between "Kydex" "Nomex" and "Kevlar." Differences (as well as similarities) do exist on both the macro and the micro level but I won't go into detail here for obvious reasons. Concerning the Macro: This holster not only met but exceeded my expectations. Though thin I found it to be considerably durable and comfortable. As advertised it can be worn either outside of the waistband (OWB) or inside of the waistband (IWB). I'm 6ft 3in tall and weigh 190 pounds. And I have a 32 inch waist. Note: If you are planning on wearing this product primarily (IWB) you might want to consider getting a pants size that is 2 inches wider than you normally wear. In that way your sidearm/holster combo will "take up the slack" of those additional 2 inches allowing for a more comfortable wear/fit. The holster(s) I ordered were for the Glock 17 (standard full size). Perhaps I shouldn't write this but I will. I'm not 'running for office,' and have to be 'politically correct.' I also tested this product with a handgun that was assembled as a 'kit' (in a Glock 17 configuration). And the "kit' weapon was equipped with a 'picatinny rail' under the barrel. The holster accepted the 'kit' weapon just as well (no lasers or diopter sights attached-ok?). The Phillips screws on the belt clip and holster proper are easy to adjust for changing the angle and the 'tension' pursuant to the preference of the wearer. Last but not least, this product was advertised as 'being able to be washed in a washing machine!' I DO NOT recommend this, however I did put my first one in with my dirty laundry. So far so good...to be continued." — Earl L Dixon Jr
Reassuring review: "Great EDC holster well built will say it was a little to tight when I bought it my Glock 17 clicked in place and when I checked the draw gun and holster both came up but adjusted the retention screws and it’s perfect
Side note I have bought 9 holster from this company and I couldn’t be happier with the product every holster has been amazing and hold up very well
The durability is great I have a holster from this company for my Glock 19 and it’s been in service for 5 years and still fits great and performs great minus a couple scratches here and there
Pros
1.good lock up
2.perfect fit
3.durable
4.built to last
Cons
1.depending on how and where you wear it I can dig into you and your skin if your not careful
2.sometimes it will pinch the crap out of you lol but like I said in statement one mostly user error" — Mad hatter
 

3. CYTAC - OWB Holster for Glock 17

Top-Rated: 711 ratings

Best Glock 17 Holster

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Highlight: Compatible with glock 17 22 31 gen 1 2 3 4 5, elite force glock 17/18c; Incompatible with polymer80 glock 17 22 31. The bottom of the holster has a lip to prevent longer barrel sticking out.

Helpful review: "Pros: Durability is great, my Glock 17 fits in it like butter. It's designed to securely fit by clipping onto your waistband (pants/skirt/shorts-not really elastic waistband JSYK) or over your belt pretty well.
Cons: It click locks into place securely, however to release it you do have to press a flush button on the holster and it could hinder the rate of speed if you have a concern for that type of thing. Take for instance I took a Glock self defence class and part of the training taught us to take the gun out in one sweeping movement exactly like the gun is an extension of your hand and their is SPEED behind that type of maneuver. Imagine it must be of concern in some competition shooting as well. Just depends what you expect to get out of this type of designed holster.
For regular everyday use, casual or home protection purposes, this holster fits the bill perfectly to keep it where it needs to be: available when you need it." — L. Loso
Trending review: "This review is for CYTAC Level III/Level II Duty Holster for Glock 17 Gen 5 / Glock 17 22 31 Gen 1-4 - RH
I wanted a basic holster for my Glock. I do not plan on carrying the Glock very often and then probably only at the range.
I have other CYTAC Level III holsters and they have been bargains and function well.
This holster is a more general version meant to fit various Blocks, I mean Glocks. The pistol rattles when it is inserted and retention lock clicks in. I expect that of lower cost holster and am prepared. All I did to fix the rattling was to place stick-back velcro in 3 locations (see picture), no more rattling. In fact, the Glock rattles now, holster is silent. I should have placed the velcro at the top of the holster a little further in, but it can be a PITA to not having it adhere to the wrong location.
The retention paddle is very easy to disengage and draw the pistol. I saw one review where they thought the paddle would some kind of slow-down issue when drawing quickly. I cannot see that. Just place your index finger where it naturally wants to set, apply minimal pressure, retention disengages, done." — bobj90
Reassuring review: "So I personally don't like belts, and so I wanted a pistol holster that would prevent someone walking up behind me and just yanking my pistol off me. This holster gives me the little time I need to realize if someone was trying that and slow them down. Now here is the most important part in my opinion... If you look at the pictures I included, this is the only holster brand that puts almost like sharp barbs at the top of the teeth that grab your waist band and so if someone tries to yank this off you with the holster, the sharp teeth grab your waist band and don't allow the paddle to slip off. It will literally tear your clothes before it comes off, unless you use two hands and pull the paddle and holster open before taking it off. I like this because all of the other brands don't have this sharp edge, and when we tested them, with a slight tug the whole holster comes off you. This doesn't do that. So I'm keeping this holster as it is the only brand paddle holster that truly can't be easily yanked off you. Just carry an assisted opening (one handed opening) knife on the opposite side from your firearm in case anyone ever tries to take your firearm and you can use your non dominant hand to retrieve your knife and get them off you while they are focused trying to get your pistol." — John
 

4. TEGE - Gun Holster for Glock 17

Top-Rated: 1,531 ratings

Best Glock 17 Holster

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Highlight: Auto locking system restrain pistol in OWB holster to ensure ultimate safety, activate the release by pressing button with index finger to achieve gun access

Helpful review: "Got this holster for my Glock 17. Came fully assembled. materials feel pretty hard and durable. Just plugged my Glock in it and fixed holster on my belt. When you plug in, pin fixes gun in holster and it cannot be removed without pressing the button and pulling it out (moderate force needed). Even in "out of ammo" slide position gun can be plugged in holster and stay there solid. But while in holster slide cannot be moved in any circumstances and trigger can't be reached - which gives more points in security rates of holster. Rotation is 360 dgr and is done by opening a hook and pressing on a button - this will allow rotation. Totally satisfied with my purchase. If You are looking for a nice Glock holster this is the best choice for this price range." — A. A. A.
Trending review: "I love the holster, it keeps the weapon out away from my body about as much as my duty holster does. It’s easy to remove and reattach from my EDC belt as well as a dress belt. This fit my Glock 17 like a glove. I couldn’t believe this holster was as good as it is for the price. I have bought over 15 different holsters in the past and this one beats them all in my opinion. Great holster! Thank you to the awesome people who made this!" — Bradley Bollman
Reassuring review: "Ok, first off - this is huge. Like, no concealed carry with this bad boy. It's very well built, has a spring loaded secure/release lock, and holds a Glock 17 gen 5 with a Streamlight TLR-1 perfectly. Would suspect that older generation G17s should fit as well. Love the locking mechanism - goes over the rear of the slide and I'd bet I could tumble down a mountainside and it would hold the sidearm in place. Release of the lock is thumb triggered - works very smoothly. Absolutely love that I can carry my sidearm with the light in place - didn't realize before that that was an option. Holster is very well built, and the leg strap is expandable, so it secures the holster with no worries about being too tight on your femoral artery. Yes, I think about those things. I know, I'm over the top. If you want to carry with your light in place, this is an excellent choice. Build quality is absolutely top notch." — S&D
 

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