Best Galco Gun Holster Reviews

Galco Gunleather (Galco International) is one of the market’s leading titans in the gun holster industry. As a matter of fact, Galco is such a versatile brand that they own a variety of sub-branches and dabble in numerous spheres of commerce, such as Galco Electronics, for example.

They offer a huge catalog that blends traditional and modern holster designs, catering to both old-school gun models as well as fresh, new ones that are just coming in.

Even though each and every model they have in store boasts excellent performance and value for the buck, we’ve picked 10 that are a bit more durable, a tad more comfortable to wear, and obviously, the models that offer the biggest bang for the buck. Without any further ado, let’s dive straight into the reviews:

Best Galco Gun Holster Reviews

Galco SAO Single Action Outdoorsman Holster for Ruger .44 Super Blackhawk 5 ½-inch

Our opener Galco gun leather holster is the Single Action Outdoorsman, otherwise known as the Galco’s Ruger SAO. This model is designed exclusively for Ruger .44 Blackhawk, which is one of the bigger handguns that require a rugged holster with easy access, and that’s precisely what SAO has to offer.

The framework of the Single Action Outdoorsman fits the Blackhawk like a glove, which is absolutely perfect if you didn’t modify your handgun at all. Speaking of which, the ‘tight’ interior can be expanded just slightly so as to accommodate cylinder or under-barrel modifications, although you won’t have enough space for it if you’ve installed scope of any kind.

Galco’s SAO is available in both right and left-handed orientation variations, and it’s made of the finest, sturdiest Steerhide leather, so you have nothing to worry about as far as durability is of concern. Furthermore, it can fit standard and holster belts that are up to 1.75 inches wide.

One of the most notable features of the SAO holster is that it features a fully adjustable tension unit, allowing you to specify the level of holster security and balance it with comfort. Speaking of which, the Steerhide feels pretty great to the touch, although it’s rigidness and heaviness don’t contribute too much to its overall comfort rating.

Lastly, this holster can be equipped as a strongside holster or as a cross draw holster while retaining its full functionality. Its only downsides are that it’s just a tad heavier than average and that it can’t accommodate modified Blackhawk revolvers.


  • Made of premium-quality Steerhide leather
  • Available in both left and right-hand orientation variations
  • Adjustable tension
  • Multiple wearing options


  • A bit heavier than average
  • Can’t accommodate modified .44s

Galco Combat Master Belt Holster for 1911 3-Inch Colt, Kimber, Para, Springfield

Next up we have Galcogunleather Combat Master. In comparison to SAO, the Combat Master is substantially better-rounded, mainly because it is compatible with 1911 handguns, Kimber models, Para small arms, Springfield pistols, and Colt’s guns.

This Galco 1911 holster offers excellent value for the buck for multiple reasons, including top-shelf features, superb comfort rating, versatility, and last but not least, affordability.

Let’s start off with the features it comes supplied with. Galco’s Combat Master features two-point belt attachment holes, making it suitable for both open and concealed carrying modes. The adjustable retention is the reason why it’s so versatile, as it can accommodate bigger handguns and smaller models with the same level of security.

Furthermore, this feature also eliminates the need for a retention strap, allowing you to access your handgun more readily and easily. Even though it’s not cheap per se, it’s certainly one of the more affordable Galco holster models.


  • Can accommodate models from various brands (1911, Colt, Para, Springfield, and Kimber)
  • Adjustable retention
  • Excellent durability
  • Among the more affordable Galco gun holsters


  • Non-adjustable belt holes
  • Rigid exterior, slightly less comfortable to wear than some Galco holsters

Galco Yaqui Slide Belt Holster

Galco Yaqui Slide Belt Holster for Beretta 92, 96, Sig Sauer P220, P226, P229, Glock 17, 19, 22, 23, 26, 27, 31, 32, 33, 36 (Tan, Right-Hand)
  • Fits many full and medium frame pistols such as the Beretta 92,96, Sig Sauer P220,P226,P229, Glock 17,19,22,23,26,27,31,32,33,36

If you are on the market searching for a quick-access Galco holster, we warmly recommend checking out the Yaqui slide belt holster. It’s cheap, ultra-light, and one of the smallest holsters available, but it offers much in terms of tactical versatility and convenience.

Namely, the Yaqui Slide Belt holster features an open-end design, which makes it suitable for use with most full-frame handguns. However, ideally, it should be used with Berettas, Sig Sauer’s, or Glock’s. Due to the fact that it’s smaller and that it doesn’t have adjustable retention, it won’t be able to support heavier handguns as efficiently as SAO or the Combat Master. Another highlight feature of the Yaqui slide belt is the reliable buttoning mechanism. It offers simpler modes of holstering (and un-holstering, for that matter) in comparison to more traditional models.

Finally, Galco’s Yaqui holster is obviously cheaper than it’s bigger, bulkier counterparts. It’s far less conspicuous in terms of its design, and it’s unparalleled in terms of weight. That being said, people who are looking for a small, easy-to-use & easy-to-access holster should check it out.


  • High-quality leather construction
  • Available in two color style options
  • Lightweight and inconspicuous
  • Can accommodate most small-caliber handguns (modified and unmodified)


  • Not as efficient in handling bigger, heavier guns
  • No outstanding features

Galco Summer Comfort Inside Pant Holster

Galco Summer Comfort Inside Pant Holster for 1911 4-Inch, 4 1/4-Inch Colt, Kimber, para, Springfield, Smith (Black, Right-Hand)
  • Made using the finest materials
  • Used by Law Enforcement, Military, and citizens alike
  • Tested for durability and quality
  • 1911 4-Inch, 4 1/4-Inch Colt, Kimber, Para, Springfield, Smith

Here we have Galco’s Summer Comfort, which is exactly what its name implies. This holster is one of the most comfortable concealed carry models Galco has released, and we recommend it to small-gun owners for pretty much any occasion, weather, season, and situation.

It’s made using state-of-the-art technologies and highest quality leather, and it boasts a beautiful ebony finish that makes it even more breath-taking and stealthier at the same time.

As far as compatibility goes, it’s basically well-prepared to cater to the same types of handguns as the Combat Master (Springfield, Kimber, Colt, 1911). However, it’s a bit smaller, which rules out full-frame pistols, such as Sig Sauer’s P320, the Glock 34, HK’s VP9, or Springfield’s XD.

On the brighter side, it’s incredibly cheap, and it offers premium value for the money. Additionally, it’s outfitted with an internal retention controlling system and sports two fully adjustable retention straps, and is available in both left-hand and right-hand orientation variations.


  • Exceptionally cheap
  • Suitable for use with multiple handgun brands
  • Optimal sturdiness and durability
  • Small and compact


  • Can’t accommodate heavily modified handguns and full-frame pistols

Galco Cop 3 Slot Holster for S&W M&P 9/40

Galco Cop 3 Slot Holster for S&W M&P 9/40 (Black, Right-Hand)
  • Made using the finest materials
  • Used by Law Enforcement, Military, and citizens alike
  • Tested for durability and quality
  • S&W M&P 9/40

The Cop 3 is a tailor-made holster for members of the law enforcement personnel. As many handgun owners already know, police officers mainly use Smith & Wesson’s MP pistols, and this is the perfect holster for that category.

Apart from offering a snug fit for M&P pistols, the Cop 3 is exceptionally light and offers superior accessibility without compromising retention or security. Further on the note of retention, Galco’s Cop 3 holster features adjustable interior tension, which obviously takes out the need for retention straps.

It can be easily equipped on most police and MOLLE belts, just like it can be used on most dress belts. Cop 3 is not supplied with any flashy features; instead, it focuses on providing simple, practical benefits.


  • Made of quality leather
  • Adjustable tension
  • Perfectly suited for most Smith & Wesson pistols
  • Very affordable
  • Available in both left-hand and right-hand orientation styles


  • Poor retention if you haven’t adjusted interior tension properly

Galco Stow-N-Go Inside The Pant Holster

Galco Stow-N-Go Inside The Pant Holster Colt, Kimber, Springfield 1911
  • Made using the finest materials
  • Used by law enforcement, military, and citizens alike
  • Tested for durability and quality
  • Fits Kimber 4 inch 1911 with or without rail
  • Fits Para USA 4.25 inch with single stack magazine or staggered magazine

Without any shadow of a doubt, Galco’s Stow-N-Go is one of the best-performing IWB holsters on the market. Although it’s a bit grittier (and obviously slightly less comfortable) than rugged leather holsters, it’s compact, super-cheap, and very practical to use in almost any situation.

In terms of compatibility with handguns, the Stow-N-Go can fit 4-inch Kimber pistols, 4.25-inch Para handguns, most S&W pistols, 4.25-inch Sig Sauer’s, and 4-inch 1911s. Though it’s not as versatile as the Combat Master or Cop 3 for instance, it offers a snug fit for the aforementioned handguns.

One of the potential downsides to this handgun holster is that it doesn’t come supplied with adjustable tension unit. However, it’s an IWB holster that utilizes the pressure from the wearer’s waistband to compensate for it.


  • One of the cheapest Galco holsters available
  • Can fit most 4-inch handguns (modified and non-modified)
  • Perfect for IWB carrying
  • Built to last


  • No retention strap or adjustable tension unit

Galco Concealable Belt Holster for H&K USP 45

Galco Concealable Belt Holster for H&K USP 45 (Black, Right-Hand)
  • Made using the finest materials
  • Used by Law Enforcement, Military, and citizens alike
  • Tested for durability and quality
  • H&K USP 45

Here we have Galco’s Concealable belt holster for H&K’s USP 45. Knowing that the infamous USP is a fairly big gun, a holster that can snugly fit it while still being at least remotely inconspicuous in terms of design is quite a huge boast.

This holster is built like a house of bricks and packs an adjustable tension system, open retention, and two belt attachment holes. It also offers enough space for small under-barrel attachments, although its top end is pretty rigid and does not allow scopes and similar mods.

Overall, it’s decently affordable, exceptionally durable, and it’s definitely one of the best Galco gun holsters on our list.


  • Adjustable tension unit
  • Made of top-shelf leather materials
  • One of the sturdiest Galco gun holsters on the market
  • Fairly affordable
  • Can accommodate USPs with under-barrel attachments (and any clip modifications)


  • Made of USP 45 exclusively
  • No retention straps

Galco Speed Paddle Holster for S&W J Frame 640 Cent 2 1/8-inch .357

Paddle holsters are generally well-rounded and small, and Galco’s Speed Paddle is the very definition of precisely that. This petite holster is made for S&W J-frame .357 revolvers and it offers a tight fit, premium retention, and optimal gun security.

It backs a buttoning attachment system and extended wings for additional protection from scratches and damage. Furthermore, it’s remarkably comfortable to wear at all times, and it’s perfect for both open and concealed carrying modes.

As far as price is of concern, Galco’s Speed Paddle is a mid-range holster that leans towards the budget price point category more than towards the boutique price range. Even though it’s slightly pricier than some of the models in our review, it still offers premium value for the buck.


  • Excellent sturdiness and durability
  • Decently affordable
  • Premium retention and gun security


  • Can’t accommodate modified S&W .357s

Galco Classic Lite Shoulder System

GALCO - Classic Lite Shoulder Holster System for Colt 5-inch 1911, Left Hand (Natural) (CL213)
  • Made using the finest materials
  • Used by Law Enforcement, Military, and citizens alike
  • Tested for durability and quality
  • 1911 5-Inch Colt, Kimber, Para, Springfield
  • 1911 5-Inch Colt, Kimber, Para, Springfield

The Classic Lite Shoulder System is the ultimate Galco shoulder holster. It’s made of top-quality leather and features numerous adjustment options.

Compatibility-wise, it can fit 5-inch 1911s, Kimber handguns, Para pistols, and Springfield small-arms. Furthermore, it’s available in both left-hand and right-hand orientations, and it’s exceptionally comfortable to wear. It doesn’t have a tension control unit, so it shouldn’t be used with smaller handguns.


  • Superior adjustability
  • Compatible with most 5-inch Colt handguns, Para pistols, 1911s, and Springfield pistols
  • Made of premium-quality leather
  • Moderately affordable


  • Poor retention for handguns smaller than 5 inches

Galco Tuck-N-Go Inside The Pant Holster

Galco Tuck-N-Go Inside The Pant Holster for Ruger LCP, KelTec P3AT, P32 (Natural, Right-Hand)
  • Made using the finest materials
  • Used by law enforcement, military, and citizens alike
  • Tested for durability and quality
  • RUGER LCP, KelTec P3AT,P32

Galco’s Tuck-N-Go IWB holster shares a lot of similarities with the Stow-N-Go, and the main feature that separates these two holster models is the fact that the former comes supplied with a retention strap. Both are made of genuine leather and offer a rugged design.

The Tuck-N-Go is compatible with most small-caliber handguns, and it’s perfect for situations where a tactical, stealthy approach is required.


  • Rugged design
  • Compatible with most small-caliber handguns
  • Excellent retention and gun security


  • Slightly less comfortable than average


Galco holsters are, without exception, some of the finest gun holsters on the market. You can’t make a mistake by relying on this brand, although some directions wouldn’t hurt given the fact that their assortment is fairly vast. We hope that you’ve liked our selection of the Best Galco Gun Holsters and wish you all the luck in finding what you were after.