Best Galco Holsters Reviewed
Criteria Used for Evaluation
No concealed carrier wants a bulge showing clearly that they’re holding a firearm. There are many reasons, but being discreet is favored across the board. If you’re out hunting, you may have it hanging loose, but if carrying it around in public, showing the gun is a no-no, especially in states where the gun laws are more strict and carrying is more regulated. Galco does a supreme job at providing holsters that are not only durable, and super comfy, but are discreet as well.
What do you do when you need a strong, supportive and secure holster or your gun? You get one made of premium leather. Galco’s products can typically be seen made of steer hide leather and sheepskin leather. The sheepskin can be seen as padding for comfort. Neoprene is used in their bands which helps prevent irritation of other rough materials.
Below are some other leather and material types you will find in Galco products. All of these are top quality and ideal for securing a firearm as leather is naturally extremely durable and their synthetic material is premium.
Of course, you don’t want an improperly fitting or cheap holster leaving you with pain in the long run. There are many different styles to choose from and each has its own benefits, but none of that matters if it doesn't fit right. When looking at different models, it would be a good idea to see how adjustable they are in order to fit your body type. This is especially important if you wear holsters on a daily basis.
When we rated on fit, we also checked to see how well the gun fit into the holster as well. You don't want something too big because it can cause your firearm to shake and move around. If the fit is too snug, it may be difficult to put in and take out. Since some holster offer sizes that fit different gun models, read reviews and see what others have said about how well they fit.
Galco has plenty of options to choose from. Across the board, their holsters are split into several different types. These types include but are not limited to the types below. We will only be reviewing the firearm holsters, and not their ammo or misc item holders.
Appendix Holster –
Hidden Open Holster
Under Waistband Holster
As you can see, there’s quite a bit to try out. If you know what you need, you can jump right into it or use our list above to make your decision.
Galco is one of the brands known for making high-quality holsters, but that doesn't mean that they are all of the same build quality. Of course, the better the material and build, the higher the price will be. If you wear holsters daily, then it would be wise to spend the extra money and get something durable that will last long. We rated value based on price to quality ratio when compared to other holsters in the same price range, reviews, and whatever warranty is offered. There are some inexpensive holsters that are durable, but may not be made of the best material. This will get some points taken off, but if you are not a daily wearer and just looking for something simple to do the job, then this may not matter as much to you.
BEST GALCO HOLSTERS REVIEWED
1. Miami Classic
This shoulder harness style holster also fits the five-inch Springfield, Para, Kimber, and Colt. This style became so popular that it’s said to be the most mirrored design on the market.
Spider Shoulder System
One of the mains features that generated a great response from users is it’s spider shoulder system as they call it. Each section of the harness is able to move independently of the others. This allows for much better movement when wearing. Holsters are also much more comfortable to wear when not constantly tugging at you.
Preferred By Professionals
It certainly is a great design and being favored by professionals says a lot. It even gets its name from the Miami police who made it popular.
Cost and Value
This model is made from high-quality leather that is built to last. It fits very comfortably and allows for extra accessories.
2. Combat Master
The Combat Master is a durable handgun holster that lives up to its name. It’s made to fit either the five-inch Springfield, Para, Colt or Kimber.
What testers really liked about this holster is its wide opening leaving a way for easily placing in and drawing out. It’s arguably one of the most convenient holsters in its class.
Just because it has an easy draw opening doesn’t mean the firearm is less secure inside it. The CM boasts a snug, secure fit that easily rivals the best.
Cost and Value
Because it’s made of strong saddle leather you won’t need a replacement for years.
3. Dual Action Outdoorsman
This holster fits a four-inch handgun and just like many others are made of strong saddle leather. The great thing about it is its tensioner screws adjust if you need a better hold.
The DAO is favored by law enforcement because of its universal design. It’s more practical than most while retaining its simplicity.
It’s durability also lends its hand to military personnel. It doesn’t stop there. Citizens who carry concealed find it to be one of the best.
Cost and Value
This comes in the mid-price range and made completely from fine leather. You can also adjust it to fit your firearm according to your preference.
4. Ankle Glove
If you want max concealment you may want to check out the Ankle Glove. This holster is especially adored by those who are clicking long hours wearing it. It gives the comfort needed for a perfect low key design.
Comfortable against the skin
The surface of the holster that comes into contact with the skin is padded for extra comfort. This is important if you are someone who wears one every day.
The perfectly molded design fits and holds well without grabbing too tight. This allows for quick and easy access anytime you need it.
Cost and Value
The ankle band is made of durable Neoprene material. This material is easy to the touch but durable to last a beating.
5. Triton Kydex
For those seeking a lightweight holster that will help you carry your firearm regularly without missing a beat, the Galco Triton Kydex Holster can do just that while still being sleek and incognito to what you are wearing. Furthermore, this holster is great for those that want something minimal yet will hold their firearm steady all day long.
Galco holsters are notorious or being created out of quality material that is durable and sturdy; however, this particular holster is created out of Kydex. Kydex is a blend of acrylic and PVC material that work together to create a durable surface. Having this material works great when you want a long-lasting product that was intentionally created to give you security in what you’re purchasing. Furthermore, having this material makes the body of the holster twice as sturdy ensuring your firearm remains in place.
To keep you as comfortable as possible, this Galco holster comes with a strong sweat guard. The sweat guard itself is a bit raised on the sides for a more comfortable touch that keeps the gun in its place. This feature is all about comfort as it protects you from the cold steel body of the gun, enabling you to carry your firearm for a longer period.
Cost and Value
As for the cost and value, this product is priced quite well. It is made of quality material, helps keep your firearm secure and you get an additional dose of comfort. Comfort is extremely important which is why this product is one of the best Galco has created.
The Wheelgunner can hold different size handguns and is as strong as it is noticeable. You can use it either cross-drawn or Strongside.
Both Outdoorsman and those not too serious about the overall concealment favor this holster. It certainly has popping aesthetics.
If you want to be able to hold the firearm at different angles this setup will allow that. Just slide the belt to set the fit. It’s effective and very simple. The holster also has what’s known as a hammer thong that can be adjusted for a varied hold.
Cost and Value
This is not as expensive as some of the other holsters and easy to use, making it a great pick for the first time or casual wearers.
This holster fits on the inner side of the waistline. It’s great for concealing handguns such as the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield.
Don’t worry about discomfort. The holster is made with a comfort lining of Napa leather. You can adjust it to your preferred carry height. We like that and users do too!
Made in USA
Buying items made in America not only increases the chances that you are getting a good quality item, but you can feel proud that you did your duty to help Americans work.
If you want to be even more low-key you can buy their nylon CHook component. They allow for hiding the firearm very well and fits belts up to one and three-fourths of an inch. Don’t worry, King Tuck is a fast drawer as well.
Cost and Value
Holsters are not cheap, and if you're going to be spending your hard-earned money you want to make sure you get something of good quality. You can put your trust in this item knowing that Galco tested for quality and durability.
8. Classic Lite
This is another shoulder harness style that is as its name suggests, the classic style. It's light and stable and preferred by many who wear holsters, including police and military.
The holster hangs non-intrusively under your shoulder, left or right depending on which orientation you prefer. It’s a reversible design that makes switching sides as easy as can be.
There are different fits but we especially like the Lite for Glocks, which perfectly fits the G26. Some have called this their favorite rig for Glocks. The holster also fits in well with casual wear making it a must for those needing one for a Glock.
Cost and Value
This style comes in many different sizes, allowing you to find one that perfectly fits your gun. It also allows for extra accessories.
9. Summer Comfort
When you own an abundance of firearms having a place to carry them safely becomes a must. You can almost say having a holster is right of passage for those that want to carry their gun on them often. If you want something that goes inside your pant area, you want to take a look at the Galco Summer Comfort Inside Pant Holster. Built to be comfortable yet efficient this holster was created to last.
Featuring two straps for a snap-on design, this holster comes prepared to be placed on your pants. The straps work together and individually on the side of the holster so you can easily attach it to a belt area or around a chain on the pocket space of your pants. This versatile attribute ensures your firearm with remain in place the entire time. It adds an extra dose of safety without getting in the way when you draw your gun.
When purchasing an upholster you want to take note of what materials it's made of. Knowing the material will help you know just how durable and sturdy your product is. Constructed out of reinforced leather the Galco Summer Comfort holster is one of the most durable items on our guide. The smooth leather not only adds a level of comfort but it adds a combat grip for an easy and safe draw. Although, the leather isn’t as elastic as some other options it's long-lasting and will wear beautifully throughout the years.
Cost and Value
Coming in as a mid-range priced product this holster is worth the price. It might not be the cheapest on the guide but it sure is a great product to have. Moreover, it's been tested for durability and quality and used by law enforcement as well as the military. You are getting a long-lasting item that not only looks great but is also available for those who prefer right or left-hand draw.
10. Kodiak Shoulder Holster
We know you want to get the best and the safest performance out of your favorite outdoor activity. In order to help you achieve your goal, we offer you the Galco Kodiak Shoulder Holster, specially designed to hold your revolver. Thanks to its specially designed shoulder strap, you can wear this all day and stay comfortable. It’s built to stay secure and accessible, even during physical activities, keeping you and your pistol safe.
Easy to Adjust
One of the main advantages of purchasing this accessory is that it can be adjusted with no tools. The placement and angle can also be easily altered to accommodate your physical needs for the ultimate in convenience.
Padded Shoulder Strap
Whether your job requires it or you just prefer it, wearing a shoulder holster all day can wear on you. Galco uses padded shoulder straps to ease some of that tension for a more comfortable feel.
Cost and Value
Compared to other products in its class, the Galco Kodiak Shoulder Holster cost a little more. But if you need something you can depend on, it’s a worthy investment that can improve your experience and assure your security as well.