Q-Series Conceal Carry Holster

    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.



    Profile view.

    Profile view.


    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.


    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.


    Without a belt.


    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


    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.