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.
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.
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.