Q-Series Conceal Carry Holster

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Fellow Top Shot alumnus and former Dept of Homeland Security firearms instructor Gary Quesenberry recently came out with a new pistol holster designed for concealed carry. I’m quite impressed with it and I want to explain why.

Now, concealed carry is a really personal thing where your body type, clothing style, and firearm preference all create constraints. I’m 5’9″, 150lbs and I tend to wear fitted clothes. As much as I’d love to have a double-stack full size Glock 21 in .45ACP, I have been on a Glock 19 and 26 kick lately, but now with the Q-Series holster, I have been trying the Glock 42 in .380ACP. I know, I know, [INSERT CRITICISM], but let’s not digress into the caliber argument.

What I love about the Q-Series holster is its minimal shape and how comfortable it is to wear. The most important part is there is plenty of kydex covering the trigger guard.

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Profile view.

Profile view.

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This side of the Q-Series holster goes against your body, for right-handed shooters. The clip can be flipped to the other side for left-handed shooters.

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The trigger is completely covered by the holster. Nice.

I have seen some slim/minimal holsters which do not cover the trigger which can lead to dangerous accidental discharges. But the Q-Series holster completely covers the trigger and has plenty of retention to make sure your gun stays in place.

The Q-Series holster is designed for appendix carry, and you can use the holster with or without a belt which is really convenient. The clip has a 2″ belt loop, or the clip can simply slip over the top of your pantline.

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Without a belt.

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With a belt.

 

Here’s a video showing how you can tuck your shirt in while using the holster:

Additionally, there’s a paracord feature which allows you to remove the clip and reduce the holster’s profile even further:

Finally, unlike other holsters I’ve used, you can load and unload your gun while it’s still in the holster. This is a really nice safety feature:

I am excited to have a great concealed carry option for my Glock 42, and as I mentioned at the start of this article, everyone is different so if you’re like me looking for the next best holster, check out the Q-Series.

There are two models, one for the Glock 42, and then one for all other Glock models. Quesenberry is actively prototyping Smith & Wesson M&P versions of the Q-Series holster, so stay tuned.

Price: $39.99

www.qseriesllc.com.



Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and author of “Shoot to Win,” a book for beginning shooters. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. He resides in San Francisco, CA and works in Silicon Valley.

www.TopShotChris.com.


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  • Tierlieb

    “…came out with a new pistol holster designed for concealed carry…” – that does not mean the design is new, right? Because Raven Concealment has done these for years. You can even find a video of the late Paul Gomez demonstrating its use.

  • Jane

    First of all yeah, that is a blatant rip off of the VG2.

    Secondly it’s not even a good rip off. Right away I can see 4 things they are are doing wrong and at least 1 thing that could easily turn into a negligent discharge. I’ll pass on pointing them out as I don’t want to help out thieves.

    Way to be classy Quesenberry.

    • genwhtby

      God you are dumb. Shut up!

      • Andrew

        Gary Quesenberry, ladies & gentleman.

  • LongBeach

    Looks like a modified Versacarry.

    Also, nice pants.

    • gunslinger

      the blue…

    • The fashion show is down the street.

      • LongBeach

        Not everyone can rock ’em, and I am one of those people. Should’ve used a ! Instead of a . So that my tone was conveyed more accurately.

        • Don’t fret 🙂 We don’t take ourselves too seriously here on TFB.

          Except when it comes to being accused by some readers of getting paid for reviews (which again, it is against TBF policy)!

      • USMC03Vet

        Since you live in San Fransisco I’ll take that literally.

    • Shemp M

      I read that as Vasectomy.

  • Rokurota

    Raven’s VG2 is my favorite holster for Glock, reholstering notwithstanding. Quesenberry could do one better by offering this for more gun models, since Raven only does the VG2 for Glock and M&P. And a 2″ belt clip? We’re not all wearing state trooper duty belts here.

  • Mud

    Nice gig line.

  • Andrew

    Here you go again, TFB, spamming yet another crappy product that’s also a blatant ripoff of someone else’s design. “We don’t do paid reviews.” lol, you should run for President.

    • We don’t do paid reviews. It’s a point worth reiterating.

      Now, on your unsubstantiated comment about it being a “crappy product that’s also a blatant ripoff”- can you point to specific pieces? I’m only interested in your thoughts if you’ve handled both holsters because that would be fair.

      I haven’t used the VG2 so I can’t compare either, but I would be interested to hear from folks who have.

      • texasaggie2005

        The Raven VG2 was introduced at Shot ’12, and is an updated version to their Original Vanguard, which has been out for even longer. And I don’t even think they were the original makers of that design. I’ve used a VG2 for years now, and at a glance, it looks far superior to this piece of kydex above. Here is a link to their product, available in multiple configurations, colors, and pistol models. Not to mention, cheaper. http://raven-concealment-systems1.mybigcommerce.com/vanguard-2-holster-full-kit/

  • Swisscrow

    Yes, maybe a rip off of the VG2… Except Raven does not provide one for the G42… So if you have a G42 it’s currently the only model I know off for appendix carry.

  • Sulaco

    Looks less secure then a “String Holster” that costs 10 cents…

  • Chad J

    One Source Tactical has also offered a very similar minimalist holster like this for years as well. Doesn’t have clip, as it attaches by way of paracord. I’ve been carrying a G23 with no one being the wiser for quite some time.