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6 Best Holsters for Olight Lights

Olight has become one of the most popular makers of affordable handgun lights.

And as more and more of our readers are starting to carry them, we’re getting one question more and more often: “What holsters will work with my Olight?”

Olight PL-MINI 2 and PRO, Bottom Charger
Olight PL-MINI 2 and PRO, Bottom Charger

If you’ve been wondering the same thing, you’re in luck. We’ve put together a list of the best holster makers that support Olight handgun lights.

After all, what’s the point of having a pistol light if you can’t have it on you when you need it?


We’re going to talk briefly about why you need to have a light on your pistol, and what you should look for in your holster. Then we’ll dive into the best brands and models.

Let’s get to it.

Table of Contents


Why You Should Have a Pistol Light

Having a light on a defensive handgun can be a literal lifesaver in a dangerous situation.

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It adds only a few extra ounces and doesn’t slow your draw, but it gives you an advantage in almost any night-time defensive situation.

It allows you to clearly see and identify your target, something that night sights don’t help with, and it will also blind the ever-loving crap out of your attacker. 

Make no mistake–these lights are bright as hell, and having one on your pistol will greatly increase your survivability in a defensive situation in a darkened environment.

We can’t be prepared for everything, but we can be prepared for a whole lot more if we have a light.

Olight PL-MINI 2, 25 Yards Outside
Olight PL-MINI 2, 25 Yards Outside

Oh, and they make a good backup for an EDC light if you lose your light, or you just don’t feel like carrying an extra light.

Just, y’know… take it off your gun before you go using it to look for your dropped keys in a parking lot.

Our Favorite Olights for Handguns

We go over it all in our Best Pistol Lights article…but our favorite are the smaller PL-MINI 2 Valkyrie and powerful PL-PRO Valkyrie.

Olight PL-MINI 2 and PRO, Top
Olight PL-MINI 2 (L) and PRO (R), Top View

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What to Look For in a Light-Bearing Holster

There are a few things to keep in mind when you’re choosing a holster, particularly what we call a “light-bearing” holster (basically any holster that supports a pistol fitted with a light).

CrossBreed SuperTuck Deluxe IWI Masada Holster
CrossBreed SuperTuck Deluxe IWI Masada Holster–no light

First and foremost, you should be looking at quality holsters from reputable manufacturers. Anybody with a $15 heat gun can work with kydex and set themselves up as a holster maker, so be sure to look into the brand you end up going with.

Or you can just choose from one of the companies on this list!

Beyond that, you need to decide what you want in a holster.

IWB or OWB? Kydex or leather? What kind of retention do you want? If this is a duty holster, does your agency or organization have retention requirements?

Finally, you need to be careful to pick a light-bearing holster that actually supports your light.

Thankfully most manufacturers will have a listing that includes all the lights their holsters will support, so you just need to read the fine print a little bit and make sure yours is on the list.

Choosing the Best Holster Brands

We brainstormed for a while on the best holster brands, and we all have our opinions, but there are a few names that keep coming up as the best of the best.

Olight PL-MINI 2 and PL-PRO
Olight PL-MINI 2 and PL-PRO

These are the holsters we’ve tested and worn, and out of the literal hundreds that we have access to, these are the ones we keep coming back to.

Exposed G19 in Hidden Hybrid Holster
Exposed G19 in Hidden Hybrid Holster

These brands have all been around for a while, and they all offer great service and support so if you do have a problem, you can count on them to fix it. 

Alright, let’s take a look at some Olight-compatible holsters.

The Best Olight Compatible Holsters

1. Fierce Defender Olight Holsters

Fierce Defender is a relatively new brand in the holster world, but they’ve already been impressing many in our industry, including us. 

They specialize in comfortable, affordable IWB holsters that fit a variety of gun/light/laser combos, and of course they have options available for Olight products.

Their holsters have some really excellent fitment, and they’re super easy on the wallet as well, making them a good choice for those who want a holster that won’t set them back too much money.

at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

For Olight owners, they offer several different options that cover almost all light options so you’re good to go no matter which light you have. They also have many different gun options so most gun owners will be covered on that front.

2. Outlaw Holsters Olight Holsters

Outlaw Holsters is one of those manufacturers that believes their products should not only work good, but look good too (I know the grammar isn’t right, shut up). 

They specialize in holsters with custom designs on the outside, including several different American flag, blue line, and pro-gun options available.

Our favorite is an OWB holster with a subtle Stealth Black American Flag that has a nice look to it without being too flashy. Remember, this is an OWB holster so it’s not like it’s going to be too terribly hidden.

at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

As far as actual holster functionality, they make options that are compatible with a variety of Olight lights, and the retention on all their offerings is great.

The holsters are also extremely comfortable and can work as a competition holster as well, which is where these really shine.

They make options for many common handguns, including Glocks, S&Ws, the 1911, the CZ 75, and others.

Most guns that have a rail that will accept an Olight are covered here, which is great, especially if you want to stick with the same brand of holster for multiple guns. 

3. Vedder Holsters Olight Holsters

Vedder has become one of our favorite holster makers. Their stuff just works and out of maybe half a dozen of their holsters that I’ve tried, I’ve loved them all.

Oh and they have an absolutely dizzying amount of options. They have 250+ guns they cover, and almost 80 different pattern and color combinations so you can be sure to find something they like. 

I’m particularly fond of their IWB options which are some of the most comfortable that I’ve worn.

They disappear quite nicely under most clothing, which as a small-framed woman is saying something. I know all my shooter ladies out there know what a pain it can be finding a holster.

at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

They also have an excellent warranty and support system so if you do have an issue or need an adjustment or whatever you can be confident that they stand behind their products.

4. R&R Holsters for Olight

R&R Holsters are another newer name that’s been really impressing us.

They make a variety of holsters, some even for some fairly off-beat guns that you may struggle to find holsters for at all, let alone a light-bearing one.

Design-wise, most of their offerings are IWB models, which is also kinda rare in the world of light-bearing holsters. They’re also super comfy and easy to configure with multiple cant options.

Around the office we’ve all enjoyed them and found them to be some of the nicest IWB holsters around, especially for the price.

So many holsters are needlessly expensive, especially kydex ones. These are super affordable and accessible and that’s great as far as we’re concerned.

at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

5. Werkz Holsters for Olight

Werkz is a growing company that’s been staking a claim on the Glock holster market, and they actually specialize in Olight-equipped guns.

They offer some of the best fitting holsters we’ve tried with Olight accessories.

If you’re looking for something that is guaranteed to fit well and function well (not always a guarantee with some gun/light combinations) then this is a solid option.

Werkz also does a great job of standing by their products and they have some really excellent customer service so if you do have a problem they’ll work with you to get it sorted out.

at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

6. Hidden Hybrid Holsters

HHH is our favorite hybrid holster (meaning it’s a leather backer with a Kydex shell) mostly due to its comfort.

Hidden Hybrid Holster, Suede Back
Hidden Hybrid Holster, Suede Back

We’ve extensively covered them in our hands-on review.

Hidden Hybrid Holsters Assortment
Hidden Hybrid Holsters Assortment

And now I’m happy to report they have the option for Olight’s smaller PL-Mini 2 Valkyrie light.

PL-MINI 2 Valkyrie on G19, Close
PL-MINI 2 Valkyrie on G19, Close

Check out all their choices at Hidden Hybrid Holsters.

at Hidden Hybrid Holsters

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

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Parting Shots

That’s about all there is to say about Olight holsters. We’ve tested and abused all the holsters on this list, and several of them are in my personal carry rotation.

They’re all rock-solid holsters, and they support one of our favorite lights… what’s not to love?

Got any questions about any of these holsters, or about choosing a holster in general? Which one of these holsters is most likely to wind up on your belt? If you’re not sure about going with Olight, take a look at the Best Pistol Lights and the Best AR-15 Weapon Lights!

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13 Leave a Reply

  • Damon Harrington

    Looking at the Vedder Holster you have in the article on their web site and visually it does not look accommodating to any weapons light and there is no option for lights building this particular holster on their page. Optics yes. Light no.

    December 9, 2020 11:57 pm
  • Eric

    Vedder holsters do not fit the olight. This article is misleading and obviously has not tested all the holsters they are listing

    November 30, 2020 2:50 am
    • Damon Harrington

      I agree! Looked at Vedder’s site.

      December 9, 2020 11:58 pm
  • Vern

    I bought 2 Olight balder mini pro with the green laser. Very cool! Anyone making a holster that will fit a M&P 9 both compact and full size?

    November 29, 2020 4:29 pm
    • Damon Harrington

      Same. I have the Baldr Mini on my M&P 2.0 9mm 4.25” full size. Vedder Holster (which I like) does not. I am doubting the validity of this article!

      December 9, 2020 11:59 pm
    • Damon Harrington

      Look at Tuxton Holsters. They make one specifically for the M&P 9mm with 4.25” or 4” barrel & the Baldr Mini. Also holsters for the EZ I believe. Last Line of Defense only for a PL Mini version 1.0 OG not the new 2.0 & KT Mech for the M&P 9mm but the Baldr OLight not the Baldr Mini

      December 10, 2020 12:27 am
    • Stephanie

      Check out Slim Fit Holsters or Outlaw Holsters--go through their websites.

      I'm not that familiar with Outlaw, but Slim Fit is a top-notch company, fits many gun makes and models, lights and cuts.

      The owner is very responsive to questions.

      December 20, 2020 5:16 pm
  • Dave Blackmon

    MIE productions makes holsters for olight as well. They are well made and affordable.

    July 23, 2020 8:31 am
  • BB

    I JUST went on this journey today... Had researched a bit before, but since I don't conceal (yet), I wanted an OWB for my G19+OlightPLMini WITH the charging port. After plenty of searching, I came across Tuxton and bought their holster that copies LLOD's charging port idea. Pretty sick looking holsters.

    May 27, 2020 7:59 pm
  • Ryan Aquino

    KT Mech also makes some good holsters for a large variety of guns.

    May 18, 2020 2:07 pm
  • Darius

    You can't make a list of O-Light holsters without including those by Last Line of Defense! As far as I know, he's the only making holsters that allow you to recharge the light while the gun is still holstered.

    May 18, 2020 1:25 pm
    • BB

      His Associate is amazing for IWB appendix. Like he says, he should have patented that Olight charging slot, now they're all over.

      May 27, 2020 7:57 pm
    • Damon Harrington

      Thanks for that info!

      December 10, 2020 12:01 am
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