[Review] Bravo Concealment OWB Holster

Ah…kydex holsters have come a long way.

Or at least the ones that can hold a handgun+light without going the bulky one-size-fits-all route.

Bravo Concealment, Glock 17 with TLR-1 and Mag Pouch
Bravo Concealment, Glock 17 with TLR-1 and Mag Pouch

Follow me as I review Bravo Concealment‘s OWB (outside the waistband) holster with light and their universal pistol mag holster.

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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Not looking for OWB?  Check out our Best Holsters for Any Way You Carry or Best Ways to Carry for Women.

Introduction

This was one of those things that I never knew I needed until Bravo sent me one of their holsters.

I was fine for years going to the range, competitions, classes, and BLM excursions with my trusty (but bulky) Safariland holster of yesteryear.

Bravo vs Safariland
Bravo vs Safariland

OWB Holster

But hey…if there’s an option to have something specific to your current gun…I’m going to take it.  Enter their OWB light bearing model for my Glock 17 with Streamlight TLR-1.

Bravo Concealment, Hands at Side
Bravo Concealment, Hands at Side

Side note…this was one of the few times I wasn’t using my competition belt that’s super sturdy.  Instead I only used the velcro inner-layer which was not the best for a holster.

If you’re looking at daily OWB or IWB (inner waist band) carry, go with what I’m currently testing ($60) and loving since it’s sturdy but not tactical looking.

CCW Belt
CCW Belt

Ok…back to the holster!

And in case you wanted a closer look at how precise the molding is…

Bravo Concealment, Model Pose
Bravo Concealment, Model Pose

It retains well…I don’t think it would come out if I took a tumble or somehow ended upside down.

Everything that’s supposed to be covered (like the trigger) is correctly covered.

Bravo Concealment with Glock 17 & Streamlight TLR-1
Bravo Concealment with Glock 17 & Streamlight TLR-1

And it’s still easy enough to unholster at speed.  Plus pretty form fitting where if I were wearing a jacket I don’t think I’d have a problem concealing.

Bravo Concealment, Grip
Bravo Concealment, Grip

Magazine Holster

You probably want some additional ammo to go with that gun…so here’s their Universal Mag Holster ($30).  With a tightening screw you can fit most double-stack 9mm and .40 magazines.

Bravo Concealment Magazine Holster
Bravo Concealment Magazine Holster

My full-size 9mm Glock mags fit perfectly and with a couple turns I also fit my M&P 9mm mags.  However, my 9mm XD mags were still too thin to fit.  But then again…they weren’t on the list of mags that would fit so I can’t fault them there.

Bravo Concealment Universal Mag Holster
Bravo Concealment Universal Mag Holster

Also very easy to grab for reloads.

Bravo Concealment, Mag Grab
Bravo Concealment, Mag Grab

Now What?

Ok…so there’s a bazillion holster companies out there…what makes Bravo special?

The quality is definitely there…perfect fit, no sharp edges, good retention, and ease of removal.  Bear in mind that quality is going to cost you…

A holster runs around $50 while a combo of holster + two mag holsters is around $87.

What I especially like is their speed and availability of holsters in stock.

Not on their list?  They still have their custom shop but be prepared to wait the industry standard.

Conclusion

You can’t go wrong with their OWB holster…

38
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

If that doesn’t satisfy…check out my list of the Best Holsters for Any Way You Carry.

Let me know how you like them, or who else you went with, and if I have a future as a holster model?

19 Leave a Reply

  • Landon

    One problem I have with Bravo is their lack of left handed options. I would buy own of their holsters in a heartbeat if they had a left handed option for Glock 17 with light attachment.

    10 months ago
  • Bryan

    I'm new to shooting so I admit I'm ignorant to a lot, but I'm curious, why not have the holster lower closer to the resting hand position versus up higher on the belt. Obviously that placement is successful, but is it easier, faster, more comfortable, safer? Why lot lower on the leg?

    11 months ago
    • David, PPT Editor

      Harder to conceal is the main reason. On the belt you just need a normal shirt or jacket to cover it, lower on the leg and you need a trench coat. Also, lower on the leg makes it hard to get to if you're sitting down. If you're a cop in a squad car, you spend a huge part of your day sitting down. Same for an average joe driving to work, sitting at a desk, etc. Lower on the leg is more "tactical" but only if you're already in, going in to, or know for a fact that you will be in a tactical situation. For all other times - on the belt is better.

      11 months ago
  • Ww

    I'm with AC on the Stealthgear holsters. Absolutely fantastic retention, Adjustability, and the comfort level is when I've not found with any other holster set up except some of the top of the wine leather. But as I sweat a lot due to a spinal injury leather isnot an option anymore. I've tried just about every combination you can think of and next to Stealthgear my choice would be alien.

    2 years ago
    • Eric Hung

      I'll have to check them out...and trying out Alien Gear for IWB right now too.

      2 years ago
  • Jonathan

    "Plus pretty form fitting where if I were wearing a jacket I don’t think I’d have a problem concealing." Next time you're using it, can you throw on a jacket and tell us how it works for concealment?

    2 years ago
    • Eric Hung

      Lol yea...first holster review for me. Lessons learned.

      2 years ago
  • Robert

    I've used Bravo Concealment holster for the past year or so for my Glock 19. I have also purchased the optional equipment for IWB depending upon my circumstances. I have used the holster for IDPA as well as my CCW, and find it to be an excellent choice for my purposes. I highly recommend them.

    2 years ago
    • Eric Hung

      Nice...glad you like your Bravo!

      2 years ago
  • SteveH

    Check out Alien Gear Holsters. The are comfortable, conceil well, they can be worn all day and, the retention is adjustable. There outer shell swap policy and warranty are great. I wear mine as a range officer on an outdoor range and also while riding the Harley. Lots of options for various firearms. P.S. I'm not afilliated with Alien Gear, just a user of their products.

    2 years ago
    • Eric Hung

      Yup, I have one IWB right here that I'm trying out. Review coming in about 2 months as I wear it in.

      2 years ago
  • Justin

    I have been in the market for several IWB holsters, and have already tried a few. I have found that eBay is a great place to look for kydex holsters because you have so much competition and that keeps the pricing low,. Also, there are MANY great kydex artists out there that do this in their home and really know what their doing. That being said, I have found several holsters for the many guns I own that have been under $30 and made rock solid! My latest Glock 43 w/TLR6 holster is badass and almost flawlessly made, for $27/shipped to my door. Also, keep your day job bro, that modelling career may not go too far... Lol Don't feel bad though, I couldn't do much better!

    2 years ago
    • Eric Hung

      Hey Justin, thanks for the info. Never thought of the indie kydex artists out there. And lol...you might be stuck with me modeling for the next few reviews!

      2 years ago
  • Ralph DeVico

    I am a revolver guy. Please show .38 special gear. Thanks

    2 years ago
    • Eric Hung

      Will do!

      2 years ago
    • Billy Jones

      ditto . also a 38 special kind of guy .

      2 years ago
      • Eric Hung

        5 by 5!

        2 years ago
  • AC

    Stealthgear USA. All day every day.

    2 years ago
    • Eric Hung

      Thanks for the rec...I'm new to the holster game!

      2 years ago
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