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I Tested And Ranked The Best Pocket Holsters

Discover the top pocket holsters for discreet carry. Expert-tested options for secure and comfortable everyday use.

Best Pocket Holster

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


1. ComfortTac - Ultimate Pocket Holster

Top-Rated: 3,509 ratings

Best Pocket Holster

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Highlight: Made of lightweight neoprene for comfortable concealed carry. The neoprene is covered in a suede like material inside and out to provide protection for your gun while the exterior lining of the holster grips the inside of your pocket to ensure your holster stays in your pocket when you draw your gun.

Helpful review: "Tight fit with laser, Viridian Essential Red Laser Sight for Taurus 738 TCP, Tactical Red Laser … I have to pull it off with my left hand when I bring it out of my pocket, but it protects from accidentally getting the trigger in my pocket. With a little practice I am able to unsheath it quickly. I have modified it with velcro to attach under my steering column and be able to just pull out and leave the holster on column. VELCRO Brand - Industrial Strength - 2" x 4" Strips, 4 Sets - Black The hook velcro piece is on the column and the smooth loop piece on the holster for smooth transition in and out of pockets. I have added magazine extenders for more grip on the handle. 2 Count Taurus PT738 TCP 380 and PT732 1.25" Extra Long Garrison Grip Extension A must have for this application is my opinion. This little holster is well made and a bargain at $8 in my humble opinion. I have been well pleased with these inexpensive modifications." — SVK
Trending review: "I'll start with the positives(and yes i do recommend this holster.)
- Perfect for backpacks/purses ect
-The holster practically eliminates printing
- fits the pocket comfortably
- effectively covers trigger
- Makes concealed carry more comfortable
- looks like a wallet in your pocket
- black is less noticeable
- easy on the finish of the firearm
- good retention
What more can you ask from a holster without a clip aka any pocket holster.
my fire arm is a little over a 6 inch slide so I recommend a slide under 6 inches for better concealment and ease of draw if actually pocket carrying. Does work on 6 inch pistols, but I believe it would be flawless on an even smaller firearm. (not a negative just a thought)
(NOTE it has worked properly on a few draws so maybe it needs a break in period)
I am very satisfied and wouldn't even considered my issue a problem with the product. Frankly my M&P is too large to reasonably be pocket carried and thus the holster doesn't always release the firearm when I draw. That said i could still fire the weapon with the holster on it if this happened in an emergency." — Amazon Customer
Reassuring review: "What’s there to say except that I would recommend it. My wife doesn’t have a carry made purse but wants to fit a tec 9 in her small purse with the trigger covered. This for the bill. It keeps the gun clean from pocket lint and protect the trigger from accidental firing. She can reach in her purse and draw quickly. It’s a soft holster, if that’s what you want and need than this is for you. Well made and does the job." — dhummel
 

2. DeSantis - Nemesis Pocket Holster for Pistols

Top-Rated: 932 ratings

Best Pocket Holster

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Highlight: Designed to fit the following firearms: SIG P365, SIG P365 XL, SIG P365 SAS, SIG P365 WITH MANUAL SAFETY

Helpful review: "Performs as advertised, excellent fit. I also have a kydex IWB holster, but this is more comfortable for me. I figure if a holster is uncomfortable, odds are I might end up carry it less. I’m no expert, just my 2 cents." — JG
Trending review: "This is the only pocket holster worth a darn. They work and they last a very long time. I have one for each of my pocketable carry pieces." — chikinhammr
Reassuring review: "When I draw my Sig P365, the holster remains in my pocket. Quality materials and construction. Great value. Highly recommended!" — James P
 

3. Uncle Mike's - Off-Duty and Concealment Nylon OT Inside

Top-Rated: 1,560 ratings

Best Pocket Holster

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Highlight: Open-top holster provides grip-up positioning and prevents the movement of levers, buttons, or catches that are common to loose pocket carry

Helpful review: "Purchased this size 4 as a replacement for the same item I wore out from 10 years of daily carry of my 9mm Taurus PT111Ti Titanium Millennium and more recently and frequently .45 Auto Colt New Agent. Both fit perfectly, protecting my weapon and pocket. I like that I don't need separate holsters for each weapon. Keeps the weapon in perfect alignment for fast draw and as claimed, reduces printing of barrel and trigger guard. Typically worn comfortably inside Levis jeans and sometimes Dockers front pockets. The bottom corner under barrel in front of trigger guard has a tendency to curl under but does not affect comfort, printing, placement, or durability of the holster.
I noticed someone recommending another product because it has extra pockets for ID/Cash and lower in price. Personally, I would not want to carry anything else in my pocket besides my weapon. I think this is a bad move. I also wouldn't be putting my hand in my weapon pocket, holding my hand on it, or anything else that would be less than natural that might draw attention to where my weapon is concealed, let alone that I even have a weapon. Besides reaching into an extra pocket on the holster for cash or ID may risk the chance of exposing myself/weapon and/or move the weapon slightly out of proper placement. If your getting mugged, the advantage of carrying a wallet separately is that you can toss it away from yourself and your weapon side giving you a distraction and redirecting attention while you draw and fire your weapon! Secondly, my previous holster lasted 10 years so I know the quality and security I have in previously owning and using it for about $10. Why save a dollar or two and possibly get less??" — Howard
Trending review: "For the price of < $10, you can't beat these Uncle Mike inside-the-pocket holsters. I have three: size 2 for a Taurus TCP, size 3 for a Ruger LC9s and size 4 for a Ruger LCRx. I've owned the size 2 for several years and it has weathered the time well after intermittent use.
PROs: Good quality material, stitching and overall construction; Well designed to stay inside the pocket when you draw your handgun; very good value for the money; fits the models I've listed well; soft and comfortable to wear; so far, is easy to clean with light brushing; light weight.
CONs: As others have noted, it will move around in larger pants pockets, which is to be expected almost any inside-the-pocket holster; firearm printing (visible outline of a gun when inside clothing) is present when I use these holsters for my LC9s and LCRx because the grips' shapes are clearly visible outside the pants such that the eye completes the picture on some--not all--pant types. I use DeSantis Pocket Shot wallet holsters to completely avoid printing when I carry my Kimber Solo and S&W Bodyguard pistols.) Still, I love these Uncle Mike's holsters with the right pant type, like looser fitting khaki shorts.
Overall, for the money and quality these holsters are a solid 5 star purchase." — watch collector
Reassuring review: "After hearing bad things about "cheapo" Mike's holsters, I assumed this purchase would be a temporary substitute until I could try and buy a "proper" pocket holster for $60+.
However, the size 3 appears to be ideal for both my PF-9 and my trousers: it remains 3/4 of the way in my pocket on every draw (making re-holstering easy), covers the trigger-guard properly, doesn't shift around, and--importantly for a large-for-pocket-carry gun--adds no extra bulk.
Now, the size 3 is not a concealment holster (at least for the larger of the guns it will hold): there is no bulky covering flap as on the Desantis "superfly", so the grip prints against your pocket, yelling "gun" to anyone who knows what they're looking for.
I don't really mind being "made" when I'm not trying to pass in the first place--it's much like wearing a dress without hiding your adam's apple, for anyone else reading this who can relate to that... but I would recommend something like a "smartcarry" crotch-holster for deep concealment. While it is hilarious to tell people "no, I'm just very happy to see you", some occasions do not call for it.
Finally, there is little or no moisture protection, so if you sweat like a little piggy, you may want good rust protection on your gun. :D
Holster fit is very subjective, so take this review with a pinch of salt. But unlike many expensive holsters, the Uncle Mike's is cheap enough to buy and try on a whim. If you don't like it, give it to someone who might." — EcurbCO
 

4. Allen Company - Inside the Pocket Concealed Carry

Top-Rated: 894 ratings

Best Pocket Holster

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Highlight: Spiderweb In-The-Pocket, conceal carry gun holsters are ambidextrous, designed for right & left-handed shooters

Helpful review: "There are times when even an IBW carry may be problematic and a pocket carry a better choice. Having the EDC in your pocket allows you to have your hand on it unobtrusively where an IWB would clearly reveal your carry.
They say if you do a thing 21 days in a row you'll remember. As I tell people new to concealed carry, know your gun safety, know your gun, know how to get at it. In repeatedly accessing the unloaded gun, the holster always stayed in the pocket when I want it. No need to use the off hand to flick off the holster. It covers the trigger which goes a long way to prevent self inflicted injuries.
If you're going to carry, I strongly urge you to take a concealed weapon safety course and to safely, emphasis on safely, being able to access your weapon in the heat of a very stressful moment." — Chuck in Pittsburgh
Trending review: "Tried Size 10 since listing says fits single stack small frame pistols but for the Ruger LC9s you need Size 11. The Size 10 fit but just a little loose. I've used this holster IWB on both sides and at small of back. Works great and easy draw. Also works well in vest pocket. The 'spider web' feature does work and much better than more expensive holsters. If you are considering this holster, check the Allen web site for size. They have a nice table of reference for various guns and the recommended size.
Update: I've been using this holster for some time. No complaints. Spiderweb feature has not worn off and functions well. In fact I plan to purchase a size 00 for my small frame revolver." — Doc
Reassuring review: "These holsters are great. I have three of the different sizes for three different guns I conceal carry. They're advertised for in the pocket- I don't know how they are for that but they're perfect for inside the waistband. They don't slip and slide around, they're not attached to my belt, and when I draw the holster stays and my gun comes out immediately without issues.
I've never owned a custom to the gun holster but they can't be much better, if any, than these. Especially at the price range. The last I checked, the cheapest-to-my-gun hostler was like $75. This is $9.99 (at rural king- they were out of stock for the 00)." — Tyler M.
 

5. Hunter Company - Men's Pocket Holster

Top-Rated: 182 ratings

Best Pocket Holster

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Highlight: The American full-grain leather pocket holster is made in USA. The pistol holster is molded and edge dressed with durable nylon stitching, ensuring longevity and durability.

Helpful review: "This holster is the perfect way to carry concealed during the Summer! When its hot, I tend to only wear shorts, t-shirts, and flip flops which isn't conducive to ankle carry and a t-shirt doesn't always reliably cover inside the waist band carry. This holster allows me to carry in my back pocket. The square leather backing covers the outline of the firearm, so that it looks like a wallet in your pocket. So far, all of the pockets I have used this in are deep enough to completely cover the holster. The holster comes premolded to a specific type of firearm, and the leather continues to molds itself to your specific firearm over time creating an ever increasingly better fit. The leather is good quality. It is smooth on the firearm side, and rough on the opposite side. The only downside to this type of carry is that you do sit on your firearm which can be uncomfortable on a hard seat. Most of the pockets in my pants allow the firearm to move out of the way enough so that it is bearable. The Ruger LCP model of holster does fit the Ruger LCP Custom which has higher sights." — TheDealer8
Trending review: "I just received my pocket holster today. I find that my Ruger LCP fits snuggly as it should and the holster fits and feels just fine in my pocket. I got this holster to keep in my front pocket but I find that it works really well in the back and is quite comfortable while standing or walking around. I'm sure it will be even better once the leather gets broke in a bit. I do suggest basically going through the routine of pulling it out of your pocket and determining how you will remove the gun from the holster in order to fire if necessary. You need to know ahead of time how you need to grip it to get it out of your pocket and also how each hand will grip the holster and the gun to quickly get it out of the holster. I found after only a couple of minutes that I found a very efficient routine to draw my weapon and be prepared to fire. Overall I really like the holster and feel it will feel even better once broke in a bit more." — Greg
Reassuring review: "Bought this for a friend who recently purchased a Sig 938 and was accustomed to carrying a S&W ultra light snub nose in his front pocket. He loves this holster and has since replaced the S&W with the Sig as his EDC and enjoys it. I tried it out myself as I also own a 938 and found it comfortable in loose jeans and slightly fitted jeans as well but beware of pocket depth. Some jeans now days just done have pockets deep enough for a pistol to fit into. The leather backing does a great job at masking the printing and while it is possible to see that there is something in your pocket if you jeans are a little tighter no one will know what is in there. We did practice drawing the gun from the holstered position and found no issues with the holster coming out with the gun wearing a few different styles of pants. The leather is about as thin as you can get it while staying durable so it does not add much bulk to the gun" — Jason Naquin
 

6. Barsony - Brown Leather Gun Concealment Pocket Holster

Top-Rated: 145 ratings

Best Pocket Holster

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Highlight: Barsony New Brown Leather Gun Concealment Pocket Holster is compatible with gun make/model sizes listed in the drop down menu.

Helpful review: "This holster does and excellent job or retaining, hiding and presenting my pistol for quick deployment. I’v bought several pistols and so far I like this one the best. If I had a complaint, it would be that there is too much extra leather at the bottom and the pistol sits higher in my pocket than it needs to. Depends on the sort of pants one wears, I suppose." — Brian
Trending review: "I just bought this for my Walther PPK/S. This is my first pocket holster, so it took some getting used to. At first, the holster tended to come out of my pocket with the weapon. Once I got the hang of using just a bit of pressure against the holster from one finger, it comes out smoothly. Best for large front pockets, like cargo pants/shorts. If pocket is too small, like dress pants, it tends to push the grip out of the top of the pocket into view." — CJ
Reassuring review: "Does an excellent job hiding what's in your pocket. So no one can see your pocket concealed carry him. Built quality is as expected from Barsony" — Mr. CPA
 

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